Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Double StoutDouble Stout

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

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

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of morimech
3.53/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dark black with a robust two finger head that was slow to settle to a thick cap. Moderate amount of lacing is left down the glass.

The nose is the weakest part of this beer. A lot of alcohol with just a hint of dark chocolate. Really disappointing aroma.

A lot of alcohol in the flavor as well. Starts off a bit sweet before the booze and roasted malt overpower it in the finish. A tad harsh and not easy to drink. Notes of coffee and bitter chocolate.

The body is not the size I expect from an almost 9% ABV beer. The carbonation is great though and makes the most of the moderate body.

I expected so much more after hearing so many positive remarks and seeing the BA score. I like my big stouts to deliver more flavor than alcohol.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of BeerBob
3.99/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Stout Black Ale from Green Flash Brewing Co. pours the darkest blackest maroon I have ever seen, ever. Head went to about two fingers of tan foam that settled down to a full carpet with ample lacing down the sides of my beer mug.

Nose was a bit metallic with whiffs of burnt bitter hops and just hints of 8.8% by volume alcohol.

This brew is not a "Stout" but rather a well done German Schwarzbier, "Black Ale". When I took this brew off of the shelf at the store, I thought that I was buying a "Double Stout"... This is straight and away a "Black Beer" with that characteristic "Kingsford® Charcoal Briquette" taste profile.

Bitter chocolate and a deep dried fig mask the alcohol content almost completely, until the after taste.

All in all, not a bad offering from the "Green Flash Brewing Co."

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Photo of scotorum
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of Bassman2019
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Gryphon69
3.28/5  rDev -20%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz bottle
dated: best before 8-30-14
oversized wine glass

A- Pours a near black with a finger high head of dark mocha. ring around the glass after 3-4 minutes, nice sticky lacing.

S- Dark malts, chocolate, some coffee, hints of brown sugar, some alcohol.

T- Very strong alcohol / hops bite right up front, followed by some roasted malt, some bitter chocolate, bitter coffee. Alcohol is surprisingly overpowering throughout the drink, much more than what your nose tells you.

M- full body, creamy smooth and fizz until you swallow.

O- Average nose, and to me this bottle anyway the alcohol is overpowering any balance of the flavors, I have another that I will probably sit on for a year or so and see if it settles down some.

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Photo of DMarlinJ
3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

Photo of jera1350
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Solid black with a rich and dense brown head that leaves lots of lacing. Smell is rich and roasty with coffee and chocolate notes on top of a mild smoke. Taste matches up with the smell. Very rich and deep flavor with some smoke up front, coffee roast and dark chocolate. Full feel with pillowy soft carbonation that coddles the palate. Overall, a wonderful imperial stout with so much depth. Great example of the style.

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Photo of damienblack
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Jonny41
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of punisher1
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of AndyH
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of windypete
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -39%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,116 ratings
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