Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

3,113 Ratings
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 -2.2%

Photo of PaleZombie
4.4/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a large wine glass,

A - Poured black with about 2 fingers of creamy brown head.

S - Woah! Roasted caramel malt, chocolate, coffee, licorice, molasses, maybe some slight vanilla.

T - Strong sweet caramel malt, Biter-sweet chocolate, coffee and some molasses and licorice in the back end. Wonderful!

M - Fairly heavy almost syrup like texture, very creamy medium carbonation.

O - This is a grate brew! If you see this pick it up, you wont be disappointed. Great intense flavors, I will definitely be buying this one again!

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Photo of tourdot
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of macrosmatic
3.89/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Reviewed from notes. Had on-tap at Talking Pint in Riverview, FL. Served in a pint glass.

A: Very dark brown, nearly opaque, with a one-finger mocha head and low visible carbonation.

S: Roasty bitterness, milky/lactose sweetness, and maybe just a bit of smoke.

T: Huge roasted malt flavors that are quite bitter, some cacao, and almost a flavor that reminds me of smoked peat in scotch. Almost woody dryness with the big roast bitterness on the finish.

M: Body is on the thin side for a double stout. Alcohol is well-hidden, and there isn't much carbonation.

O: Acceptable for style, but there are many better examples out there. Certainly not objectionable though.

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Photo of BeerNotes
4.64/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: Opaque abyss brown with a khaki head. Not much lacing.

S: Cocoa, coffee, oats. Lots of full, roasted character.

M: Really smooth with a bit of a tingle at the very end.

T: Big, bold, dark flavors. Abundant chocolate notes.

O: It’s a big beer, in every way, and the word ‘balanced’ doesn’t belong anywhere near it. It’s a celebration of dark, roasted malts and the flavor profiles that come with them. Those flavors really start to expand once the beer warms up a bit, too, allowing the more subtle, cocoa notes and a great dryness to come through. The end is absolutely incredible; bitter, dark chocolate with no hint of alcohol.

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Photo of ninaturner
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of KajII
3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

[Suggested Glassware: Snifter]

The pour was a muddy jet black with an average (1-2 finger) tan creamy head that lasted throughout, and produced excellent sheets of streaky lacing.

The aroma was bold of a roasty bread malt and a leathery yeast with notes of baker’s chocolate, dark roasted coffee and a hint of dark fruit (raisons and prunes).

The taste was a tad bitter, very malty with a bold roasty overtone and a hint of creamy bitter chocolate from the get go, progressing with a big dose of roasted coffee, a light fruity sweetness and a decent alcohol ending. The flavor lasted a nice long while proceeding the swallow, with a bold roasty alcohol presence left behind to linger on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was extremely full in body with a dry, creamy texture and a lively carbonation.

Overall this was a very impressive Imperial Stout and even though it was simple and basic, it did possess an awesome drinkability and great flavor. Just goes to show sometimes simple and basic works the best...

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Photo of TokyoCO
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of hackmann
3.73/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: beautiful black body with a toasty tan 2-1/2 finger head that leaves tons of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: hint of toasted grains, little hint of coffee, and a touch of hoppy spice; kind of on the light side

Flavors: dark roasted coffee with a nice acidic bite, dry 90% dark chocolate like bitterness, nice herbal/grass hops, toasted and lightly burnt grains, some alcohol peppery feel on the finish,

Mouthfeel: solid bitter style, scratchy wool like feel, low carbonation, almost syrupy so, let’s call it oily, lingering sharp bitter bite on the palate, full body

To the Point: this is not for the faint of heart, if you like stouts that are big and bold this is for you and this one is for me

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of FinerThings
4.18/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a very solid stout. Pours thickly with a nice medium brown head. So much so the last dribbles lie on the head like caramel on a latte. Looks very appealing. Smell is sweet and malty. Taste is full and deep with expected coffee bitterness, leaves a mild bitter chocolate on the finish. Very nice for a stout. I'm not sure why we've gone to double stout as a class. This is what a stout should be in my humble opinion. Lesser stouts should be re-classed as sorta stout maybe. Not overly complex to my palate although the label says "Big, Bold, Complex". I'll go with Big and Bold. I think it nails it quite nicely for its class and I like Green Flash. Here I'll digress momentarily to a deferential nod to their Palate Wrecker DIPA, it lives up to its name. Overall I like it and would readily recommend it to anyone looking for a very solid stout that hasn't already explored more avant-garde offerings.

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Photo of lighthabit
3.77/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

solid entry in this category. thick head dies down to thin ring around glass edge. lacing is a bit weak, i'd expect more from this. nose is not very prominent, not bad, just not much there. taste when chilled is bitter-ish chocolate and hint of coffee, but has sweetness as well. nicely balanced. as it warms, coffee is more pronounced. mouthfeel starts out very nice, a bit chewy, i like it. thins a bit when warm, a bit of booziness becomes apparent. too bad, it hides its abv well at first. would purchase again, though a bit pricey at $11 for 4, i'd say still a solid buy.

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Photo of ubenumber2
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into appropriate glassware

Dark Dark beer with three finger rich tan head with thick lacing

The smells coming off this beer is a really dark malty and earthy.

This beer just doesnt have the fullness I expected , not sure if its from too much carbonation or what but a little weak in the mouthfeel department , but not bad

The taste is really what I expect from this style of beer. The malts really pop out to start off then the warming alcohol finishes off great

Overall another great beer being shipped to Arkansas , and hey that makes me happy

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of brenty0man
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: very dark. Tan head about 3 fingers tall. The head stuck to the sides all the way down. Very good looking.

S: Nutty and coffee aromas. Not very strong in the smell arena, could have been due to the huge head.

T: Taste was great. Coffee, roasted nut, smokey flavor. Really enjoyed it, but I expected a little more weight to this one being an american double

M: Mouthfeel was actually quite smooth. Very easy to drink. I expected a little more viscosity when it was poured but I still really enjoyed it.

O: I really enjoyed this. Will definitely have it again. Maybe not the most robust Double I've had but it was really enjoyable.

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Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.09 out of 5 based on 3,113 ratings.
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