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Green Flash Black Freak
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.85/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Double Stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon barrels and inoculated with a strain of brettanomyces isolated from the red wine barrels used to age Super Freak, Little Freak and Grand Mantis. The result is a funky version of Double Stout.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rlgk (11029) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the Tasting Room in San Diego. Black beer with a decent beige/brownish head. Fruity raisin and figs aroma, caramel, sourish, tart, chocolate, woody, vinous, licorice, grapes, funky notes. Sourish raisin flavor, figs, woody, vinous, licorice, caramel, grapes, tart, licorice notes. Wonderful beer!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmcgavin12 (490) - Madison, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Black pour with light tan long lasting head. Aroma is full with bits of chocolate, cherry, hints of bourbon, and funky yeast. Taste is spectacular with a well rounded body. Notes of roasted malt, sour throughout and a crisp finish. Great beer!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2324) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - FEB 22, 2014
On tap at Dexters, pours black with a thin brown head, the aroma has hints of bourbon at first but the chocolate and sour cherries show more than anything, the flavor has tons of roast and chocolate with lots of tartness from the wine and brett, the bourbon is there too, just not overpowering, also sour and funky, I can’t decide if this was a woops beer and they threw some brett in there to see what would happen or not, but who cares, its good.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
vtafro (3567) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 24, 2010
Draft @ BT. Black pour. Wine(grape) sour aroma, and malt notes. Flavor is a nice mix of vinous sour and oud brune flavors. Similiar to SFTO(w).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Draft. Pours a bruin body with a tan coffee head. Sour pears with a light roast y malt tones. Vinous and winey with some sour bruin notes. Reminds me a bit of a CL brew in terms of its sour context. NIce.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tokyogoat (1503) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Pours just like madrugada obscura, quite a similar beer. Nose has incredible depth, tons of layers of roast and tart and sour and funk. Taste falls a tad thin compared to the nose but still amazing complex and tasty.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6148) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - MAY 16, 2010
Hooray for experimentation. This one worked for me. Pours dark brown, close to black, with a beige/tan head. Funky aroma, almost tart fruity with some roasty malty hints. The flavor is funky and roasty with some almost vinious fruity notes. Different.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
potbeerjob (1343) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAY 13, 2010
Draught at Blind Tiger. Black with big lacy tan head. Aroma is big brett funk, barn/hay, hints of roasted malt. Taste is shocking and contradictory, ’freaky’ if you will. Big sour funk in front of subtle but assertive roasty malt backbone. Funk juxtapose against roasty malts. Super alive on tongue, definitely wild. Well done.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brokensail (11085) - Orange County, California, USA - MAY 13, 2010
A: As the beer’s moniker would indicate, the pour is black with a thin layer of brown foam and some sheets of lacing. S: The roast comes through strongly, which seems to make sense, but soon after a lactic acidity and some dark berries fill the nose. A touch of funk and some oak round things out. T: The roast is quite dominant on the palate, as is the acidity. I can’t quite tell whether that acidity is from the malt or the bugs, but it is quite sharp. The fruit flavors are a bit of a sweet and sour mix of berries. M: A highly carbonated beer which further elevates the perceived acidity. The body is perhaps a bit on the light side of medium. D: A really unique beer. I was not completely sold on the flavors, but I found it to be so intriguing that I kept going back to the glass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (11343) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 13, 2010
Tap at Blind Tiger. Pretty good. Looks like a stout: Dark brown pour, medium beige head. Aroma holds some funk and brett and very mild roast. The flavor has a bit more stout character, with some burnt malts. A little sour. Some faint fruit notes. A unique beer.


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