Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

After countless bottles downed over the years, finally getting around to hashing out a review. Double stout pours a shade or two above the color of a black hole. Not the darkest of stouts, but more than black enough. Things are topped off by a couple of fingers worth of khaki head. Head settles to a ring. Plenty of lace is left in its wake.

Double Stout smells deep, dark, and roasty. Dark roasted coffee stands out front. Dark chocolate notes hit next. Hops present as well lending to some earthy notes. Some light caramel and molasses notes round things out.

The taste follows the nose. Strong coffee notes hit first. Dark roasted coffee shines. Beneath the coffee chocolate shines. Dark chocolate notes dominate mid palate. Some lightly sweetish caramel and molasses notes hit next. Some earthy notes rounds things out. The the long lingering finish is chocked full of more coffee notes.

Double Stout is a nice full bodied beer. The carbonation is adequate.

Green Flash Double Stout is a welcome harbinger of colder weather. While not reaching the same heights as other strong stouts, this brew hits all the right notes. The alcohol is quite well masked, making for a brew that doesn't drink as strong as it is. Another top notch brew from the folks at Green Flash.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of hardy008
3.41/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pitch black with a two finger mocha head with very nice retention and lacing. Lots of dark roasted malt in the aroma, as well as dark bitter chocolate, smoke, and cocoa. Doesn't smell like it should be overly sweet.

Lots of dark roasted malt, and bitter dark chocolate in the taste. There is also some cocoa, smoke, and some earthiness. More bitter than sweet.

Medium bodied with average carbonation, and a lot of dark roasted malt in the aftertaste. This is a decent stout, but not one of the best in its class.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Photo of The_Kings_Quart
3.83/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pure sludge black with 3 fingers of cappuccino style head. Really nice retention and lacing.

S: Deep coffee tones with chocolate and anise. Notes of toffee with just a touch of caramel.

T: Smoky and sweet. Chocolate and coffee proceed lavishly. The finish is crazy dry, but not unpleasant. Retains its roastiness to offset the pucker.

MF: I'd like a little more thickness for the boldness of this brew. Very gentle for a stout with very little carbonation. Almost too little...almost.

O: Here's a beer that drinks like it's twice as aged as it was. Coffee-heavy stouts like Velvet Merlin could learn a thing or two with the dry, but flavorful finish on this brew. Earthy and dry. A pleasure to drink.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

APPEARANCE: Black as night. No light comes through at any point, no red hues around the edges, no lighter brown areas near the top, this is just black. The head has a light coffee color and, as with many other Green Flash brews, a strong staying power. Lacing is not bad.

SMELL: Not as intense in the nose as some other Green Flash beers are the Double Stout still provides a solid aromatic experience. Chocolate is the dominant smell with a very nice nutty roastiness right behind it. Wow. Could be stronger, but wonderful nonetheless.

TASTE: This is excellent beer. The most noticeable characteristic here is the nuttiness. It is unexpected and blends beautifully with the chocolate, oatmeal and roasted malt flavors. Coffee, tiny hints of cherry and pepper also work their way in as the beer warms, making this a wonderfully complex brew.

MOUTHFEEL: Big, rich and full bodied - creamy, silky smooth and most importantly; comforting. Unlike some other big, Double Stouts, this one is much easier drinking. The 8.8% is nowhere to be seen (or felt) here.

OVERALL: The Double Stout seems to straddle the line between a regular and an Imperial Stout. It isn’t quite as rich as some Imperials, but it is far more complex than the average sessionable stout.

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3.95/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into my large wine shaped glass

Nice medium tan head on very dark body. The head on these is good. Lacing as well.

Nose is very roasty and malty.

Taste is roasted malt and some charred notes. Hints of chocolate with the usual dose of hops which is standard for this brand. The hops are almost distracting until you get a few sips down then it mellows out.

Mouth feel is the only limiter on this beer. I found it to be on the dry side which I don't like personally. Alcohol is there aplenty but hidden. This is a good beer but I like the heavier body more creamy styles better.

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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