Double Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

Double StoutDouble Stout
BA SCORE
4.1/5
3,114 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
Ranking:
#1,966
Reviews:
887
Ratings:
3,114
pDev:
9.27%
Bros Score:
4.42
 
 
Wants:
141
Gots:
475
Trade:
1
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.21/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Pours black with deep browns in the light. Head is light tan. Drops to a spotty head with a chunky loose collar. Faint spots of lacing. Pours a bit thinner than expected. Moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Lots of roasted malt character. Deeply roasted with some cocoa and a solid hit of bitter baker's chocolate. Some tiny hints of old coffee beans. Some grainy notes. Touches of citrus in the back. Not a lot of depth.

Taste: Oh hey, it's super roasted. Touches of smoke and char. Bitter chocolate and baker's chocolate. Loaded with bitter roasted malts. Some old, very old stake coffee. Touches of leather and dark plum. Some caramel malt in the back. A touch of pithy citrus with some pine needle thrown in for good measure. Intense levels of roast.

Mouthfeel: Moderate carbonation on a medium body. Thinner than I expect from the style. A bit dry and bubbly.

Overall: Double your fun? I think not!

Not a bad stout, but I feel like they missed the mark a bit. Has the crazy roast profile associated with the style, but everything else felt a little light by comparison. A bigger body and smoother Mouthfeel would really push this over barely above average.

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Photo of heerboth
3.21/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

This beer wasn't that great overall. A bit thin for the style and a pungent smell of alcohol. As it warmed, the alcohol mellowed and the malt flavors became more pronounced. However, you can do much better in this style category.

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Photo of Ego
3.21/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

eyes...
dark, opaque with a sizable cocoa colored head, craggy head takes it's sweet time, the lacing is good... overall just a really nice looking stout.

nose...
kind of a prune-y chocolate, hints of cocoa, not much else going on but pretty good.

taste etc...
bitter chocolate with hints of coffee, the alcohol has a warming effect on the way down, there is a somewhat biting sensation in the aftertaste, this seems a bit too light in the loafers to be a stout and lacks a creaminess that would really tie it together. The ABV is well hidden.

verdict?
an OK stout, not worth looking high and low for but not bad to give it a shot...

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Photo of mctizzz
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of nhirsch04
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of rdmendoza
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of thebeeler
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Hophead717
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Wayne17
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of moistnugget
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of MouthfulOfchris
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of jk3
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of goblue3509
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Austin_Cohen
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of chippo33
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Biblioista
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The flavor was off, it had a finish like grape soda.

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Photo of golf4collet
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of bh123
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of akttr
3.25/5  rDev -20.7%

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