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RATINGS: 1339   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.


4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 2, 2009
Pours dark black with a thick head, the aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, almost, it makes you start salivating in anticipation. The flavor is the same as the aroma, dark chocolate and coffee, sweet but balanced, vanilla a little caramelized sugar, delicious. Great finish, very easy drinking. I was disappointed when this was gone and wanted another.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Firemoose15 (567) - Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 28, 2009
Bottle. Aroma is nicely oat-ey if that’s a word. Pours an oily black like I just pulled the drain plug on an engine. Flavor is quite tasty, deep roasted malts, coffee, toll house morsels. Palate is nicely filling. Overall, I believe I’ll be finishing the bottle in short order. Get Some!!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Pours straight black with no light penetration at all. Thick 2-finger wide creamy head forms and never leaves. Smells of deep roasted coffee, and small hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel is full and lovely, a little oily. The taste is very nice...rich and roasty with some hints of raisin, licorice, and vanilla. Chocolate and coffee are most notable, however. Finishes very smooth and easy. A very nice stout!

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 27, 2009
Bottle from Roger Wilco in Palmyra, NJ. Pours a very deep brown with two finger brown head that dissipates to a ring. Very nice aroma of dark fruits, chocolate, and roasted malts. Full bodied with slight creamy texture. Flavor of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. Average amount of residual sweetness, perhaps leaning toward sweet. Sharp hoppy finish that lingers, perhaps a bit overdone for my personal tastes.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3333) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Pours to a black body with a creamy dark brown bubbly head. The aroma is sweet chocolate malt, heavy oatmeal, nice black patent malts, chocolate chips. The flavor is much the same as the aroma. Sweetened condensed milk brownies with chocolate chips and lots of oatmeal. The body is mostly sweet but has an occasional dry bitterness. Rich, creamy, full body.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - MAY 26, 2009
Bottle. Poours with a black color and a medium brownish head. Aromas of raosted malts and choolate. The flavor profile is more creamy, I get some lactic notes almost lioke a milk stout in addition to roasted malts and cocoa. Finishes with some hops bitterness, very nice.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7086) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 25, 2009
Thanks to Blake for bringing the bomber! Poured very deep brown with a creamy, well-retained cap of tan head. The aroma picked up moderately-roasted black patent and chocolate malts with softer oatmeal and vanilla and light earth around.. sticky on the back and enjoyable. The flavor was all about the chocolates with moderately-roasted sweeter notes (think chocolate chips) backed by some darker stuff.. earth and vanilla accented.. found some burnt blackstrap molasses and black patent on the finish. Soft, rolling carbonation on the palate with an assist from the oaty character.. very smooth feel.. a touch warmer on the back, but you never feel the 8.8. Excellent brew!

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
gkost (1711) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAY 25, 2009
pours black with thin tan head. Stains the glass when you swirl it. Big roast and chocolate nose. Flavor is Sweet roasts, subdued cocoa and coffee with slight bittering hops. Mouthfeel is viscous thick and oily. Damn fine beer. If they called this an "imperial" stout, it would get more respect.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAY 24, 2009
Poured out of a bottle from the brewery in Vista. Black body with a big, dark brown head that dissipates slowly and leaves a lot of heavy lacing. Aroma is quite dense. Lots of heavy smells. Big roasts, dark chocolate, and some espresso. Mmm...my kind of stout. Flavor is similar in intensity. Very deep chocolates, coffee, roasts, and a nice dark fruitiness. Abundance of bittering hops with a bit of a bittering licorice. Some silky caramels before a dry finish with a rich and roasty, long lingering aftertaste. Palate is slippery and medium bodied. Overall, a very tasty, dark and intense stout. My kind of beer right here.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - MAY 23, 2009
Viscous opaque black pour with a thin light-tan bubbly head. Nice lacing on the glass. Deep cocoa aroma with lots of roast and creamy milk. Bitter roasted malt flavor. A little but of sweet cocoa to finish it off.


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