Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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3,112 Ratings
Double StoutDouble Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
We explored 19th Century British Stout recipes, then charted a fresh course to land on a modern American version of the old-world classic. Our Double Stout encompasses the very best of both worlds. Golden naked oats, dark crystal and roasted malt offer a luscious balance of bittersweet chocolate and hints of coffee. Fair winds and following seas. Smooth sailing, all the way home.

Added by SacoDeToro on 03-17-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
3,112
Reviews:
885
Avg:
4.09
pDev:
9.29%
 
 
Wants:
136
Gots:
474
For Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of jlindros
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark mocha colored creamy thick frothy creamy 1 finger head fades semi slowly with nice lacing, pitch black beer that's pretty thick with nice legs.

Nose brings lots of dark malts and earthy spicy hops, dark malts with cocoa, creamy chocolate, oats, fluffy nougat and caramel, some dark malts with a hint of roast and fresh coffee. Hops are fairly spicy but mild, little earthy too.

Taste starts creamy again, little powdered cocoa like, creamy oats with a dry powdered character. Super dry with sweet tendencies as there are lots of malt characters, black malts, little roast like with hints of coffee, then some caramel and fluffy nougat, into the cocoa, powdered cocoa and chocolate, even the dark malts bring a little bitterness. Some slight spicy hops, little chewy and fair overall bitterness, but not too hoppy. There is a hint of booze warmth, mostly hidden behind the big dark malts and spicy hops. Finish is dry and fairly bitter, long lingering bitter spicy hops and dark roasty black malts, little more powdered cocoa, and the weight of the beer still seems to sit on the tongue long after it's gone.

Mouth is big bodied, full rich and fairly thick, little creamy, with good carbonation, and just a hint of well hidden booze warmth.

Overall pretty nice, the dark malts are very nice, fluffy, creamy, but dry and tasty, decent hop profile that doesn't get too crazy bitter or spicy that I expected for a Green Flash beer called "black ale". So pretty nice.

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Photo of ajcormier
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of 2beerdogs
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of fitz284
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of DIPAFAN
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Syracuse12
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of herman77
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of mattst
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of BEERschlitz
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Yeti1979
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Jimbo4430
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of joh02034
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of Furlinator
3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of TCMike
4.36/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Produced a 2.5 finger beige head. Beer color is an ultra dark brown.
The aroma is of roasted malts, dark chocolate, and caramel.
The taste is similar, but with a light pine hop bitterness. Heavy mouth-feel, and low carbonation.
Delicious! Smooth, and the high abv isn't noticable in the taste.

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Photo of calcutron
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of thickgirth
4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of speaking_for_trees
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of deadliest
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of spinrsx
3.93/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz Bottle from the Potsdam NY IGA for $3

Appearance - Dark brown colour with an average size frothy light brown head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate and coffee. There is also quite a bit of a roasted/charred/burnt type flavour and a bit of vanilla.

Overall - Nice appearance and lots of roasted/burnt flavours - if that's what you're into. Not a whole lot on the nose though. The booze was well hidden. An above average Imperial Stout, but not up there with the best.

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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,112 ratings.
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