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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:
#2,026
Reviews:
888
Ratings:
3,114
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
474
Trade:
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Ratings: 3,114 |  Reviews: 888
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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%

Photo of woemad
4.23/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle purchased at Huckleberry's in Spokane. No freshness date.

Poured a viscous-looking dark brown that looked for all intents and purposes an inky black once in my glass. Lots of lace.

Aromas of brown sugar and prunes greet the nose.

A little more complex than the nose indicated, this starts out with brown sugar, soy sauce, coffee and fig-like flavors that were then joined by a comparatively understated yet firm hop presence that is at it's most dominant at the bone dry swallow.

Fairly creamy and sticky mouthfeel.

A tasty Imperial Stout - not the greatest I've had but still very good. I'll drink this again for sure.

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Photo of bump8628
4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A big, but balanced stout with definite west coast flair. Somehow manages to be dry, but also rich and creamy. Hops are big too, big and herbal, with a smack of leafy bitterness and black pepper and pine. We all the know malt aspect of the style - roasted malts with a bitter coffee flavor out front and center. We also all know the look - black as hell with that appetizing, rocky, sticky, espresso-esque head. Thanks Green Flash, for the seriously good beer at unhyped prices. $4.50 for a bomber of this seems too good to be true.

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Photo of DrewV
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a pint glass.

A: Pours pitch black with a slight tinge of mahogany around the edges. A 2-finger frothy dark khaki head sits on top. Lacing is moderate.

S: Chocolate up front, slight roasted malts, with a biscuity feel.

T: Smooth and chocolaty for sure. Creamy. Something akin to Bell's Kalamazoo stout, only richer and with a higher ABV. Flavor is creamy and milky-chocolate. I would have preferred a bit more punch to this one, but I'm amazed at how smooth they can make a full stout like this.

M: Creaminess is off the charts with this one. A bit thin on the carbonation, but it suits this style very well.

O: Never had a smoother beer, especially at almost 9% ABV. This is downright dangerous. A bit heavy on the chocolate and light on the roast, though. I prefer the reverse. At any rate, this is a top shelf brew at a moderate price that should be stocked with regularity in one's beer fridge.

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

A black brew with a brown head, good lacing and good curtains.

Burned bread, coffee beans and dark, yet sweet, chocolate.

Sweet licorice bread, some sausage aroma, dates and figs, dark chocolate.

Little carbonation, soft, smooth and sticky, a big body, a light dry finish.

A soft rewarding brew. Not bad at all.

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

Served from the bottle into a tulip glass at Lizardville

A- Poured black with a solid chocolate milk colored head with some big bubbles that left some glass coating lace

S- Big aroma remiscent of a fig newton, raision, dark fruit, pretty sweet stout aroma. Not really any roast or chocolate.

T- This has big dark fruit flavors. Fig newton, raisin, vinegar like qualities, anise, and a light cocoa taste on the finish. This is not a barrel-aged beer, but I get a lot of alcohol in the taste, almost whiskey like in flavor.

M- Soft carbonation, smooth and creamy, medium body. Drinks really easy and has a nice mouthfeel

O- I really enjoyed this one. Lots of dark fruit flavors like belgian dark ale and not much chocolate and no roasted qualities. I wonder if this was an older bottle, but it was still good.

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Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3/5  rDev -26.8%

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

Poured into a Belle-Vue Friek Snifter.

Black, thats its as far as color. Awesome brown head and foamy film. Great brown lacing. Looks like it's full of life.

Full aroma bitter coffee and dark chocolate with maybe a little pumpernickel crust sweetness. Lots of roasted and burnt malt and hops dominate the aroma. Smells American and West Coast.

Seattle roast coffee grounds and some oarnge peel bitterness combine right off the bat. Lots of Dark roasty flavors from start to finish. Add to that some predominant hopping and you have some bitterness interplay from the malt and hops. This is a great, flavorful, bitter, and malty sipper. The alcohol is mixed in with the beers flavor very well. Helps to enhance everything.

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Photo of GONZALOYANNA
3.77/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Enjoyed on apr´12. Pure black in color with a tan crown. Froth lasts while stays as a thin layer on top remaining ´til the end. Some collars & spots on sides. Aromas show roasted malts, yeast & subtle hoppiness, fruity touch & cocoa with dark fruit notes. Gentle toasted malts, low bitterness & black chocolate touch at first sip. Slightly puckering & spiced sensation in the middle. Full body, moderate carbonation. Dry roasted malt finish. Fruits & malts on the aftertaste with underliying hoppiness. Very pleasant & smooth drinkability. ABV is well hidden. Flavorful beer. Green Flash has never disappointed me!

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Photo of Chugs13
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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5/5  rDev +22%

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of TSJ4000
3.51/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

What a really nice stout. I was expecting a lot of bittering hops coming from Green Hops Brewing Co. but this was well-balanced. Sometimes too much hops is too much hops. This was a really nice stout though. It was jet black and lacking a thick head but delicious, refreshing, and very full flavored. Something more than a chocolate malt ale that a lot of people brew as a stout.

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

Poured into a tulip. This one pours black with three fingers of bubbly mocha colored head. Lots of cob web lacing.

The aroma has a big chocolate tone to it with big roasted malts and a touch of grassy hops in the background. Roasted malts and chocolate on the pallet. Hints of coffee and grassy hops are noticeable in the background. A bit on the sweet side.

The body is full and robust with soft carbonation. Overall this one is good. A bit on the hoppy side but another solid effort from these guys.

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4/5  rDev -2.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Proudly served in a snifter.

Appearance: Very dark, it is completely opaque and black as it comes. Thick tan head which rises to maybe two fingers length.

Smell: Light milk chocolate and and light light molasses.

Taste: This is one category which is honestly confusing for me. comes off light but very flavorful. Some other imperial stouts you feel the taste of alcohol but this is more like your milk stout. Lightly sweet cho9colate offset with bitterness.

Mouth: It is rough around the edges it is somewhere between 3.5 and 4, at first the after-taste doesn't stick after three sips then like glue.

Overall: Well crafted specimen of beer, full body and very rich. Watch a movie and enjoy. Salud!

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Photo of BenHesk12
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Green Flash Double Stout pours a deep pure black with a thick brown head. Strong aromas of dark chocolate. This beer is rich, smooth, creamy, full bodied, with a soft mouthfeel. Very well balanced, the alcohol is present but offset well with typical stout flavors of chocolate, coffee, and low bitterness. Nothing incredibly complex here, just a solid, well balanced stout that I could enjoy again and again. Overall this beer hits the mark as an american double stout, and I would recommend it to anyone.

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Photo of StubFaceJoe
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Double Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 3,114 ratings
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