Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 3,112 |  Reviews: 885
Photo of rhino54
3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of warnerry
4.3/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

No bottle date, but purchased August 2010

A - Pours pitch black with two fingers of brown head. Head has great retention. Oily, viscous pour. Looks good.

S - Chocolate, coffee and some dark dried fruits. Nose is a bit boozy as well. Chocolate is mostly bittersweet but a bit of sweet milk chocolate comes through as well. Also a faint cola aroma. Very nice.

T - Smooth roasted malts, with chocolate, some coffee and just the right amount of char. Faint dried fruits and subtlehops round this out nicely.

M - Silky smooth mouthfeel has a nice initial creaminess, transitioning to dry and bitter on the finish.

O - Very enjoyable stout. Don't know how a fresh bottle would compares, but this holds up well.

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Tucquan
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this on 2012-04-08 in Columbia, PA

A - Dark molasses with a dark, 3.5-finger tan head and ringed lacing.

S - Mild roasted malt with a little chocolate and coffee and a smidge of wood tannin.

T - Dark/burnt roasted grain and coffee, dark chocolate, touch of anise, astringent, only mildly sweet. Aftertaste is burnt/roasted with a good amount of hop bitterness.

M - Medium body and light carbonation. Moderately creamy and smooth but dries out.

O - Enjoyed it more from the bottle than on-tap; perhaps because the food aromas in the restaurant were interfering. It's not overly complex but this is worth drinking, especially if you are looking for a dark/burnt stout experience.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of DrFayhee
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: beautiful dark, almost black, color, like a glassful of oil with a thick cafe au lait colored head.
B: strong aromas of coffee, tobacco, licorice, chestnut.
T: Beautiful balance here. Starts out with a pleasant bitter hop kick then smooths out to a sweet malted finish.
M: Quite full and thick with a slight syrupy quality but very smooth. Perfect light subtle carbonation.

Really a great, rich, tasty stout.

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Photo of MacQ32
3.88/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark dark brown, as close to black as could be. A nice full finger of rich chocolate colored head, decent retention, thickish tan outer ring remains. Solid lacing.

S - Roasty and bold bitter/dark chocolate aromas. A little smokey/ashy too.

T - Roasty/smokey and bitter, sweet bitter chocolates at the back end. Pretty simple but pretty bold and delightful. Slightly boozy

M - Medium bodied-Full bodied, appropriate carbonation. Almost a sipper

O - A nice bold flavorful double stout, definitely a fan. Should be a fun 64 oz's.

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Photo of howard12
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Leschber
4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of Crimsontider22
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of bcal16
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of chinchill
3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz distinctive brown bottle served in a snifter.

A black, opaque brew with a short-lived tan head, More than ample bubbly lacing left on the glass.

As expected, the aroma is dominated by dark roasted malts with a nice hint of dark chocolate. The flavor profile is a little marred, IMO, by a slight sour note {not apparent in more recent tasting). Very long-lasting flavor of dark malt with a hint of hops.

M: Full body with very good carbonation. Smooth but with a bit of crispness.

O: a rich stout favoring lots of heavily roasted malts.

(Revised and upgraded with bottle consumed in Nov. 2013).

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Photo of bsimms
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of leprakhan
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of davidtarantino
5/5  rDev +22.2%

Photo of Jhatwig
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of scratch69
4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I poured a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance- Black with a lingering two finger dark tan head. Nice amount of thick lacing.

Smell- Dark chocolate and roasted malt with a hint of booziness.

Taste- Dark roasted malt with some char and chocolate notes. No trace of the booziness that I detected in the nose.

Mouthfeel- Full bodied, smooth, and creamy. Perfect amount of carbonation for the style.

Overall- Great tasting stout. I would highly recommend this.

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Photo of AndreaAle
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of Lantern
4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of mz3frs
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of cooler4life
4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a half finger head that settles to a mocha thin cap. Color is pitch black. Lacing is present but does not stick around.

S: Roasty, creamy, fruity. Dark fruits, espresso beans, ash, thick malt, chocolate. It is like I'm breathing in a mocha coated steam room.

T: The roasted malt provides a solid backbone. As the beer enters my palate, I taste the grassy hops, bittersweet chocolate, plums, raisons, a touch of cinnamon.

M: Balanced. Creamy and smooth. Carbonation is tingly and full, it's like I'm home.

O: One of my favorite sessionable stouts, this one rises to the top.

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Photo of alalvarez75
4.5/5  rDev +10%

Photo of thedoubler55
4.07/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

bottle poured into tulip

A - A perfect black color, with a nice dark roasty brown head at the top that leaves lacing the whole time you drink.

S - Sweet nose, chocolate, a slight hint of coffee and dark fruits throughout.

T - Almost just like the nose, lots of chocolate and coffee throughout this experience, great tasting and roasty.

M - Low carbonation and nice creamy mouthfeel.

O - A great tasting stout from GreenFlash, enjoyed this brew very much, great for a cold night.

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