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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DialSquare (2497) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 1, 2008
bomber. deep black/brown color with a large pillowy tan head. aroma is chocolate, coffee, smoke - and an acidic element to it. taste is chocolate, caramel, nuts, lightly roasted malts and light hops. the finish is slightly bitter with the aforementioned acidic quality. medium texture.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - AUG 29, 2008
Inky black with a sticky tan head that lasts. Texture was full and creamy with a velvety softness. Bold and rich flavors from start to finish (which lingered well into the aftertaste): toffee, sugared espresso, sweet milk, dark chocolate, fresh-roasted coffee beans, and caramel syrup. Grassy hop presence had a bold bitterness to balance things out. Some burntness and robust roastiness added depth. Very tasty ... I loved this stuff.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pantanap (3349) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2008
22oz bottle from toncatcher. another thanks!.... dark brown to black pour with a frothy and fading light brown head.... aroma of smoke, roasted malt, and chocolate.... ash and smoky roasted malt, chocolate with a generally sweet flavor profile. mild carbonation and ashy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - AUG 28, 2008
Bottle, poured black into the glass with a nice tan head. Smell was chocolate covered malted milk balls. Yum. Taste was well rounded, rich and tasty. Big chocolate, oatmeal, molasses and a great smooth finish. Enough balancing hop to keep it drinkable. Good stuff.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick (7567) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 26, 2008
Bottle at Bob’s Bar. This beer pours an oily black color with a medium thick tan head that diminishes slowly. Patches of lacing on the glass. Nice roasted coffee and malt aroma with a touch of cocoa. Rich and chewy body, with flavors of roasted coffee, malt and chocolate. Light hops and yeast notes at times too. The finish is roasty with a burnt malt aftertaste. Overall this is an enjoyable Double Stout.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11061) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2008
22oz bottle-pours a rich brown head and dark brown color. Aroma is dark malt/oats-rich chocolate, slight earthy hops with some acidic. Taste is dark malt/oats-rich chocolate, earthy hops with some acidic balanced with some fruit. Occasional. Thanks to Joe-jwc215 for sharing this.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drjay44 (2565) - Salida, Colorado, USA - AUG 23, 2008
UPDATED: MAR 24, 2014 22oz.bottle. Pours a nice mocha colored head, some lacing, rich dark brown, nose is of the usual coffee, chocolate, molasses, malt, tastes similar. Great silky mouth feel. Unfortunately the finishing taste is a little unbalanced and rather bitter. Too much boiling hops, or is it the "west coast" style?? This is a lighter take on an Imperial Stout with not quite as much fruit tones as many. This is because the dark roasted malts with heavy chocolate, bitter coffee notes are utterly dominant. BJCP 8/3/15/4/7

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerdedone (2567) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2008
Bottle. Pours black with a creamy tan head. Aroma of chocolate, roast, light coffee and a hint of molasses. Flavor is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, and a hint of vanilla. Medium bodied with a bitter finish

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bp (784) - Queens, New York, USA - AUG 22, 2008
Bottle: pours dark black with a thin tan head, aroma of chocolate, coffee and roasted malts, taste is malty, coffee, sweet chocolate up front with a nice bitter chocolate finish, silky mouthfeel. This is damn good stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3272) - Swarthmore, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 21, 2008
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a tan head. Nose is coffee, chocolate and molasses. Creamy, full body with a sharp tang. Taste is dark chocolate and Greek coffee. Dry, slightly bitter finish rounds out a fine stout. Surprised this was not an Impy.


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