Green Flash Belgian Stout | Green Flash Brewing Co.

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85
very good
10 Ratings
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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: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-25-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
10
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.02
pDev:
14.68%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
0
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 10 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of Zbeetleman
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of NickMunford
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of hawkmage
2.5/5  rDev -37.8%

Photo of Landfill21
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a jet black color and has a fingernail head that leaves lace down the glass

Smells of chocolate, roasted nuts and hints of coffee

Has a nice creamy taste that leaves a nice aftertaste of chocolate.

Has a medium mouthfeel, a little light for stouts and leads to a good drinkibility.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

From 12/21/10 notes. Had on tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a jet black color with one inch of tan head and light carbonation evident.

s - Smells of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, bananas, spice, and light vanilla.

t - Tastes of coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, vanilla, and very light alcohol.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation, very smooth.

d - A very nice, interesting stout. Lots of the normal chocolate and roasted malts combining with bananas and fruits. Would like to try again.

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Photo of brentk56
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Arrives with an obsidian color and a tan cap that leaves tiny bubbles of lace

Smell: Roasty chocolate with hints of smoke, banana and yeasty phenols

Taste: Roasty chocolate and yeasty phenols with white pepper and coca cola flavors emerging by mid_palate; after the swallow, the sweet and spicy Belgian aspects emerge, adding some banana and woody flavors to the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A very nice effort, with lots of Belgian influences; very interesting

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Photo of womencantsail
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Green Flash

A: The pour is a dark brown color with a thin tan head on top.

S: The nose is lightly roasty with a surprising amount of sweet malt and some yeasty esters, namely bananas.

T: The roast is more pronounced in the flavor along with some coffee and chocolate and some sweet banana flavor. Surprisingly, this works amazingly well together.

M: The body is medium with a smooth and creamy feel on the tongue.

D: This is easily one of my new favorites from Green Flash. A great combination of traditional stout and Belgian yeast flavors.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Beachwood BBQ,

A: Pours black with a soft off-tan head. Good retention with some lace out there.

S: Roasted malt with some chocolate and seaside.

T: Not as robust as the Double Stout. Good chocolate and dark malt notes, not overly burnt. Some nice complexity out of the malt with hints of dark fruit.

M: Very smooth, medium-bodied, nice creamy feel.

D: A good beer, but I wasn't overly impressed. I expect great things out of Green Flash because they've been so good in the past, but this is definitely a fine effort.

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Photo of MichelleSD
4.2/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Still no reviews for this? We tried this a few weeks ago at the Green Flash tasting room and then had it again last night at Small Bar in a tulip glass.

Note: It was served warmer in the Green Flash tasting room, and the coffee flavors were more pronounced here. The Belgian funk taste/smell came through much stronger in the chilled serving at Small Bar.

A: Poured a dark, dark brown (typical stout color) with little head.

S: Stronger coffee smell in the taste at Green Flash. At Small Bar, smelled like a typical stout with a hint of Belgian funk.

T: At Green Flash, tasted like a coffee stout with a hint of Belgian funk. At Small Bar, the taste was a bit more balanced--less coffee flavor and more funk. FWIW, I preferred the taste at Small Bar. Both ways, it was an interesting and fun beer.

M: Not hugely viscous--a bit lighter than some of the Imperial Stouts that I'm used to.

D: While definitely not a session beer, I had no trouble finishing the rather large tulip glass pour that I had at Small Bar. This will be a fun last-beer-of-the-night to mix in occasionally while it's available on tap around town.

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Green Flash Belgian Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
4.02 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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