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RATINGS: 1298   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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mgermani (1000) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
Pours a pitch black with a lovely brown head and a sweet dark malt coffee aroma, quite pungent. Tastes bitter and roasty, acidic espresso notes cut through. Strong dark maltiness with just a hint of alco-burn in the finish, which is long-lasting and has lovely notes of chocolate. Carbonation is quite high for the style, and adds an edge to the acidic espresso notes which make this imperial stout not as smooth as I’d like. Overall, I really enjoyed the roastiness and coffee flavours in this beer, but I would have enjoyed a bit more body and a bit less carbonation. Nicely done, though!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Very dark brown body with a tall khaki head. Sweet roasty nose of chocolate, plum, and some earthiness to it. Really smooth body, finishing with a long drawn out bitter bakers chocolate flavor. I thought this was really well done overall, big ol’ roastiness to it, one of the best stouts I’ve had in a while, although bordering on Imperial.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Pours a dark brown to black color with a massive tan head. Aroma is roasted and malty with notes of chocolate, ripe dark fruit, nuts, vanilla, cream, toffee, with notes of a slight booziness. Flavor is sweet and malty with notes of chocolate, dark ripe fruit, malty yeast, some coffee, toffee and hints of caramel. Generally medium to full body with a roasted malty finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
Glouglouburp (5929) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
In short: An excessively roasted stout where roastiness takes over everything and gets problematic
How: Bottle 22oz, drank when about six months old
The look: Black body topped by a very small tan head
In long: Basic nose of highly roasted malts. Taste is very simplistic. This beer is all about excessively roasted malts. So roasted that is even turns into vegetables astringency. Not really any chocolate, not really any coffee, maybe a little figs/dates touch. This is pushing the envelop on the hide-everything-behind-roastiness approach. Most imperial stouts are overrated on ratebeer but with this brew it is simply absurd. Seems like anything here that is black and overly roasted is considered great. Which means that according to ratebeer I’m a great cook.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 17, 2009
Plenty of chocolate and some citrus along with biscuity and coffee like dark malt character in the nose. Opaque black body is topped by a dense, fine bubbled, tan head that recedes to a long lasting cover with some spotty lacing. Chocolate and dark malt battle throughout the flavour while a pleasant fruity ester emerges especially in the aftertaste. Bitterness from the hops and prominently from dark malts is quite pronounced and lingering. Medium body with moderate to strong carbonation that is lightly prickly on the tongue. Tulip glass. Cellar temperature. Bottle purchased at Brewery Creek in Feb-09.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drfabulous (3646) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 17, 2009
Aroma. The way I like it. Chocolate and roasted coffee. Creamy head. Delicious. Wow. Lots of dark rich flavors here. This is very nice indeed. I have this lingering taste of chocolate in my mouth. I don’t hear people raving about this one, but they should. It is up there with some of the best stouts on the market.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Frauditor (160) - Hagerstown, Maryland, USA - FEB 14, 2009
bomb from the keg of wood. real thick and chewy, this is going to be a good time for everyone who gets into this one.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
LtDan (1740) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - FEB 13, 2009
Not sure what took me so long to try this. Great aromas of burnt malts, coffee and malt balls. Poured a jet brown with a sudsy head. Flavors of burnt malts, roasted malts, dark fruit, and dark chocolate, finishing with a spicy hop note. Silky smooth, perfectly carbonated. More people need to try this, great price for a world class IMPY.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markwise (4306) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 12, 2009
Pours dark black with a dark brown head. Some roasted character, chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit parade around in the nose. Flavor has ripe dark fruit, coffee bitterness, slight vanilla flavor, and floral hops at the end. Finish ends abruptly with some bitterness, but overall a nice stout. Nice Belgian lace on the glass, too.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
21iceman40 (1731) - vienna, West Virginia, USA - FEB 6, 2009
Awesome stout, good too see green flash brewing some fine beers. back when i lived in sd they had about 3 so-so beers. This is keeping with their new tradition of having high powered and high flavored beers. Solid stout, fits in with the sd brotherhood of stouts. Big coffee, moreso than the chocolates.


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