Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
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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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.6/5  rDev +12.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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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%

Poured an opaque dark chocolate color with less than 1F in a snifter.
The aroma wafts from the glass- it's excellent, although not strong: fruit, especially fig, and chocolate.

The mouth feel is not very carbonated as expected.

The taste is stands out in this beer. Strong fig, fruit, and chocolate. Unlike other US brewed imperial stouts, there is more emphasis on the fig- fruit quality of the taste, and not chocolate.
The UK Target hops in the beer yield special qualities and bring out the fruit.

Roasted malt is brought out as the beer warms.

Overall, another excellent beer from Green Flash. Easy drinking, yet complex.

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.44/5  rDev +8.6%

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3/5  rDev -26.7%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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5/5  rDev +22.2%

I cannot speak highly enough about this double stout! If you are looking for a mature, refined adult beverage for your discriminating palate... I highly advise and heartily encourage this one! I would go on about all the usual reviewing points, but where would that leave your adventurous expectations?

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +4.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +10%

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1.84/5  rDev -55%

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4.16/5  rDev +1.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.2%

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