Embrouille (2831) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled 65cl. No memorable components apparent. Smooth, sweet and with a decent bitterness. Boring. I was expecting more. Still very enjoyable.
Chalsk (1090) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thicken this mouth feel up a bit and you have a world class IS. And at over 8% abv this is an IS. Pours a black color with an off-white foam head. Has an aroma of dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Sweet start then the carbonation kicks in, turning roasty/malty and then bitter. Sweet velvety chocolate finish. Very good. Wouldn’t expect anything less from the great Green Flash.
yngwie (14923) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2010
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a black beer topped by a dense, finger-thick beige to tan head. It’s just beautiful to look at. The aroma has roasted malts and a pleasant chocolate and coffee scent. Not that dark chocolate, milk chocolate is the thing here. The flavor has some sweetness, but meaty chocolate and coffee do most of the job, and there’s also a touch of orange. I would like more hoppy flavors. Full-bodied and warming, quite smooth on the palate. There’s some bitterness in the finish, but also here I would like a little more. A super-drinkable beer with lots of nice flavors. Definitely worth a revisit. 100115
rcubed (35) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance - One finger head, mocha brown head, leaves a bit of lacing. The head fades quickly as expected for a beer with such a high ABV. Pitch black with no light coming through the glass.
Aroma - Big roasted malts. I get some oats as well. A hint of sweet chocolate malt and a tad bit of alcohol. As it heats up you get much more alcohol in the aroma. No hops what so ever which is almost shocking for a Green Flash beer.
Taste - For double/imperial stout you get a medium mouth feel, mainly from the oats used. Up front you get rich roasted malt character. At colder temperatures it goes down very smooth and leaves a dry finish. As with most dark beers, as you let it warm up, the true characters of the beer come into play. You still get the rich roastyness on the front of your tongue but as it gets to mid tongue you get slightly sweet coffee notes just before the Target hops balance out the malts before going too sweet light some double/imperial stouts do. It finishes with bitter-sweet roasted notes and the 8.8% ABV makes its presence known. Overall the Double Stout is one smooth drinker.
gunnfryd (12102) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, roasted, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Full body. nice beer.
Lenrick (11) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
2.9 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 10/20
Aroma is rich with roasted barley and oats. The taste is a bit unexpected and very roasted. Powerful and robust flavors. Lots of roasted malt and burnt bread crust. Very nice beer.
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
split this one amounst some friends and into snifters the brew produced a good two finger tan head that stuck around and the lacing was great. The body was a typical stout black.
O my this was a surprise I got some huge chocolate notes from the nose. Truly memorable in a lot of ways I really didn’t expect to much from this brew but it did surprise me.
The flavor was nice a chocolaty with a light roasted bitter not as much hops as I thought I would find coming from a west coat brewery even that was refreshing for a change. The body was perfect for a stout with great carbonation.
Like I said this brew was a surprise. I did miss this brew when it was gone, and it was better than a top 100 brew that we cracked in the same sitting
Ron (2912) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, caramel, vanilla with a good punch of coffee and chocolate. Rich malty and roast flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla.
tastybeer (1842) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of sour apple smirnoff ice. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, tobacco.
GT2 (9264) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz courtesy of peteinSD. What a cool dude- sent this in a box for no reason so that I could try it. Pours near jet black with a massive dark tan head that is ultra rocky and leaves the lacing of God. Aroma of green apples, oxidized red apple sections, big acetaldehyde.
Taste is a little tart, full of green apples, is a little bit tinny, and gets coffee roast and bakers chocolate in the finish. Has the lighter body of a stout and is not too intense even though abv wise it is verging on imperial. Looks great but has a few critical flaws.