Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
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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
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Ratings: 3,112 |  Reviews: 885
Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of abex44
4.5/5  rDev +10%

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

Extremely dark beer with a nice persistent head. Smells like roasted malts and chocolate.

It's 8.8% ABV and you can feel it in the dry finish, where the bitter hops replace the taste of malts and chocolate.

Overall a nice double stout, not too complex but straight to the point.

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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of weerezboy
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.13/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer pours a dull, dark black (not oily) with an impressive creamy tan head that laces. The nose is predominantly roasted malts, even at warmer temperatures, along with a bitter (not very descriptive to say "bitter"...I know) aroma, which I'm attributing to the hops, and a pinch of ethanol. The taste is of salted milk chocolate and coffee upfront with a lingering roastiness and bitterness that coat the palate. This beer drinks smoothly with a cascade of stouty flavors in the forefront followed by a relatively dry, roasty, bitter finish. You're not aware of the beer's near 9% abv, even at warmer serving temperatures. I enjoy this beer and will almost certainly recommend it to others.

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Photo of beer64nut
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of dbone_has_biers
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of masonacoats
4.73/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

served from a bottle into pint glass

pours extremely dark brown/black with a decent sized brown head. Absolutely beautiful.

Smells of chocolate, espresso, nuts, little bit of caramel and bread. You can detect a bit of alcohol but not as much as the ABV would suggest. No hop aroma present to me.

Taste is about the same as the nose with chocolate and espresso taking the lead. Perfect amount of roasted flavor without the overpowering astringency some stouts seem to have. Perfect balance of sweetness and roasted bitterness.

Carbonation is perfectly appropriate for the style; maybe a little on the high side but I kinda dig it. Mouthfeel is nice and silky without being overly syrupy/chewy. Very good.

Overall, this is my new favorite stout; it's perfect. It has all the good chocolatey/coffee notes and great malt presence without the assertive astringency. Reasonable price as well.

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Photo of Segelstrom
3.43/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PStriedl
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of firstlighthiker
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled served in a weizen glass

A - Black with a 2 finger brown head with good retention and great foamy lacing.

S - Very strong sweet chocolate notes with touches of coffee and a hint of peaty smokiness.

T - This is a solid stout and it warm chocolate smooth notes stick out the most to me. Moderately bitter for the style and more chocolate than coffee, but those notes are present as well. A bit of oak woody tones and a nice smokey finish.

M - Full body, moderate carbonation, chewy, sticky.

O - The sweet chocolate notes and the smokey finish standout, a pretty nice winter beer and a good choice if in the mood for a imperial stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Pencible
4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque black with thick tan head.
S: It smelled like bittersweet dark chocolate and dry roasted coffee, with some cream and smoke.
T: It tasted like bitter black coffee with dark chocolate, and some smoke and cream. It had a clean but charred aftertaste with lingering bitter-sweetness.
M: It was somewhat thick with a little carbonation. Fairly full body.
D: This was a nice imperial stout with some unique character in the scent and taste. The body was solid, and it hid the alcohol pretty well. But the finish was robust, so it was better to sip. Could probably age ok, but also good fresh.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Fatehunter
4.34/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured two fingers of tan head on a pitch black body.
The aroma is a wonderful blend of roasted and chocolate malt with coffee.
The taste matches the smell with roasted and chocolate malt, finishes with a moderate bitterness.
The texture is smooth with a heavier body and moderate carbonation.
It's probably a perfect "everyday-drinkin'" stout.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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