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RATINGS: 1414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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Golden naked oats mashed with dark crystal and robust roasted malts create a luscious black brew with a satin smooth finish. Layering UK Target hops in the boil adds a pleasant, earthy complexity while higher fermentation temperatures enhance the overall flavor with fruity esters. An old-world style, done the Green Flash way. Big, bold, flavorful and complex – Double Stout.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - JAN 29, 2010
From the bottle, pours black with a thick brown foamy head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malts, some alcohol. Taste is similar. Dark roasted malts with some earthy hops that leave a bitter feel in the aftertaste. Heavy but not really thick, smooth and creamy, with flavors of dark chocolate and a hint of alcohol. This is pretty good.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oteyj (2130) - New Hampshire, USA - JAN 29, 2010
The pour is utterly black with a two finger mocha-colored head that lingers in a similar manner that a boss would. The aroma is bursting with coffee and chocolate: theres a nice milk chocolate aspect, as well as a bakers chocolate note from the roast component. Fennel and caramel round out the subtleties. The flavor is dominated by roasted barley and bitter bakers chocolate, with coffee and caramel notes bringing up the rear. The balance of flavors is incredible: the roasty char adds an excellent touch, while the sweetness of the caramel and chocolate provide a decadent balance. The palate is rich, velvety, and thick, though fluffy in its carbonative properties. The finish is bitter-roast dryness with lingering cocoa nib. Hell yeah.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2254) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 29, 2010
Black pour, tan frothy head; damn good looking brew. Aroma holds coffee, licorice, bitter and sweet chocolate notes, caramel, and some solid earthy notes. Flavor is really nice; awesome coffee, caramel, and chocolate that builds and builds as it moves towards a rich finish. Palate is full and rich, with a touch of alcohol. There is some pleasant dry roast throughout the flavor as well. This is a damn good stout.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
monkeychugg55 (907) - Joliet, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2010
Pours dark and thick with a lasting tan head. The aroma is roasty malts, oats, earthy hops, and cereal grains. The flavor is rich, with a lot of dark malts, but also has a considerable amount of hop bitterness, and some familiar flavors you usually don’t find in a beer of this style. Thick mouthfeel with faint carbonation an no hint of alcohol. This was quite a treat, will definitely have again.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerOrg (2145) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 13, 2010
Pours black with a fully receding tan head. Notes of licorice, dark chocolate, rum, and raisins. Full bodied with soft carbonation. This was a more subtle imperial stout, and I really enjoyed it. I will likely get more the next time I’m in Ohio.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 10, 2010
pitch black with tan head. crystal malt to the nose with earthy hops notes. very thick mouthfeel though with a decent carbonaion. moderate hop bitterness before a lot of earthy english hop notes before a crystal malt note with a little chocolate and a little roasted malt. some residual sweetness, but not overwhelming, wtih some yeasty esters. an interesting stout, not a commonly made version, being an english-style stout, it almost tastes like an enlarged brown porter. the hops provide some depth, but overall are somewhat distracting for the style, they greatly overtake the malt. an enjoyable and interestng version

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
creative_free (37) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 9, 2010
Huge aroma with chocolate, coffee, caramel, alcohol and roasted notes. Dark black appearance with a nice head. Lots of chocolate, coffee, some dark fruits, mild alcohol. Very complex with a reasonably bitter finish. Full bodied although slightly on the light side for an imperial stout. Fantastic beer.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
SirLimpsalot (2355) - SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2010
Lite but creamy. Taste of mild chocklat, bread and vanilla. Easy to drink, but I wished for more coffee in the taste

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
CamdenD (1094) - Madrid, SPAIN - DEC 27, 2009
Very nice stout with full alcohol/smoke nose. Pours jet-black as it should with good head. Chalkiness throughout, this one is dry not sweet. Definitely good stuff.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2009
22oz bottle. Pours very black, dark brown head. Huge and complex aroma. Lots of chocolate malt, a nice roast character, a light touch of coffee bean, topsoil earthiness, distant licorice, burnt nuts, and sweet molasses. Flavor of dark roasted cereal. Nice and roasted. Burnt grains all on top of a dark fruit ester. Very thick and creamy texture. Heavy bodied. Finishes with a large flavor of cocoa powder, wood hop character bitterness, and an essence of earth, like fresh dirt. If I could make a Stout as good as this, I would have a new profession!
25 DEC 09.


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