Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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
Ranking:
#2,201
Reviews:
888
Ratings:
3,117
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
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Ratings: 3,117 |  Reviews: 888
Photo of BeerTheater
4.38/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer is almost pitch black with a nice one inch camel colored head. The head does dissipate but not totally, leaving little islands of burnt sienna bubbles abound. These same bubbles which almost look like crystalline sugar lace the cup.

The aroma isn't powerful on the nose but it's noticeable and fragrant. I get whiffs of milk chocolate and a somewhat mild roast coffee. Smells semi-sweet and there could be a hint of fruit there too.

The taste is wonderful and expected from the nose. You get the roasted chocolatey, malty flavor and that's the prevalent taste up front and for the majority of the experience; until it warms up a bit and other flavors come through like coffee and even some fruitiness. Definitely hits the sweet tooth but there's also a half note of bitterness that welcomes you.

The mouth feel is memorable as it's very silky smooth and creamy. Rich and almost chewy but not quite. It might just be me but it's like you can feel the texture of little crystals dancing on your tongue. This is a beer that I loved every quaff.

Great beer overall, with not a single complaint; not even a minor grievance. Perhaps the reasonable price also plays a small role in my conclusion. It's got great flavor and aroma when at a cool temp and opens up a bit more as it warms. The mouth feel is exquisite and for a powerful ABV. at 8.8%, there really wasn't any booze-ish taste to it at all. However, it sure warms the belly and i'm sure will creep up on those willing to indulge. A new beer to me and it leapfrogged instantly to one of my favorites.

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Photo of beerdhabelly
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jtbigz
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of PaulMc
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Cookeeman
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wow, I'm gonna pull out the Chandler Bing fill-in-the-blanks quote and go with "Could this beer *BE* anymore up my alley???". I've always been a fan of the super dark malty stuff, and it doesn't get much darker or maltier than this DS. So glad I can get it up here in Vic on a regular basis. The aroma is sweet chocolate malt, with a little bit of roastiness. The body is Thick & Heavy, with capitals T & H, respectively. The mouthfeel is so full and flavourful that you can tell this isn't your regular ordinary run-of-the-mill stout, it is obviously a Double, and a well-crafted one at that. As soon as this brew hits your tongue, cue the silky chocolate overload, followed by a sweet roasted coffee/cocoa finish. And don't forget the booze, that mild dry alcohol flavor balances the sweetness nicely, and leaves your tastebuds wondering "What the hell just happened?". Not for the faint of heart, or anyone who is New-to-the-Brew. Take it from me, you'd better work your way up to this one.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: gorgeous black beauty. Thick messy mocha head and lacing. Looks like a stout ought to.
Smell: simple and very good. Roast and coffee and straightforward a stout as I've ever had.
Taste: exactly as expected from the nose. Simple and damn good.
Overall: outside of the monsters this is a good a stout as I've had.

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Photo of nickfl
4.12/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of brown foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles slowly and leaves nice lace on the glass.

S - Dark chocolate, smoky coffee, caramel, and licorice.

T - Lots of dark sugar, caramel, brown sugar, and licorice up front. Some green hop flavors of pine in the middle with more brown sugar and chocolate. Finishes with coffee, smoke, licorice, and dark chocolate.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - Pretty nice, there is a lot of dark sugar and roast with a good balance between sweet, sugary notes and bitter grain. The finish is just dry enough to keep it balanced and drinkable while the licorice and coffee work nicely to keep it interesting.

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of bcsbeer
4.63/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Dools9
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Black as black can get. Two finger creamy brown head, lots of lacing and retains very well.

S: Big chocolate and creamy sweet oats, light toffee/ a bit of a carmamel nutty component , some light coffee.

T: Big roasted malt flavor, lots of burnt cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, finishes with a smoky, oaty, coffee aftertaste. Absolutely no alcohol detected.

M: Medium bordering heavy. Very, very creamy. Best part about the beer.

O: Solid impy stout, creamy and soft, heavy on the sweet oats and cocoa, and a good dose of smoke.

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of TheBeerologist
3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz Bottle into an tulip

Pours dark brown to translucent black with a thick 2 finger khaki head that leaves nice lacing on the glass

Not too strong on the nose, hints of roasted malt and a little bit of booze. A little chocolate and dark fruits as well.

Very nice taste, roasty malts, dark fruits, almost a bit of vanilla as well. Very nicely balanced and not overly sweet which many Impys can be.

Pleasant mouthfeel, a little light/thin for an imperial stout, but really nicely carbonated and smooth.

Overall a great stout for the price, a little light for an imperial, but tastes great. I am very pleased with this one and will certainly be grabbing this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,117 ratings