buzzoven (376) - JAPAN - MAR 5, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Wow...very thick, very dark, heavy on the roasted malts. Heavy in the mouth. The feel-good drink of the night.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 4, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
I will always give new Green Flash beers a shot because the West Coast is such a wonderful beer. This was black and smelled delicious. Roasty, smoky smells, dark chocolate, good job. The flavor is nice but not as good as the aroma. Easy to drink because the alcohol is undetectable. Overall this was certainly worth the money but I still think the West Coast IPA and barleywine are their winners.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-31-2008 03:45:56
LinusStick (3159) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 27, 2009
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wow! Now THIS is a stout. This has all the flavor of an imperial stout without the strong alcohol or burn. Aroma was good. Coffee and dark chocolate with a hint of metal. Pour was a perfect deep black with a one finger tan head. Absolutely beautiful. Taste was near perfect also. Thick and chewy dark chocolate with a strong coffee backbone with just a hint of bitterness that the mouth can’t decide if it’s hops or the dark chocolate.Thick mouthfeel with the consistency of chocolate milk with just a few bubbles biting the cheeks. Why the heck did I not try this sooner?
neepsntatties (1653) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2009
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Just got a bottle of this at Belmont Station on recommendation of one of my beer aficionado friends. Colour... pours as black as a onyx, with a frothy, dark tan head. Nose... gently coffee-like with a wisp of malt and hops and Lindt sweet dark chocolate. Palate... INCREDIBLY smooooooooth, well balanced, teetering between dark chocolate and bittersweet chocolate, Italian roast espresso, burnt English toffee and an amazingly creamy, lingering finish. A incredibly quaffable double stout, esp. at 8.8%ABV!
chewy (10) - , Oregon, USA - FEB 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Pours dark with a nice cream head that dissipated quickly. Smells of plum, espresso, dark chocolate & malt. Tastes of burnt coffee, toffee and bitter chocolate. Beer itself is a bit thin for double Stout. Bitterness lingers a bit too harshly for my liking.
hallinghansen (2650) - Odense SV, DENMARK - FEB 23, 2009
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
# 100. Bottle. Black body, with a medium brown head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, roasted malt. Flavor is dark bitter chocolate, hops and some yeast.
mgermani (1002) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - FEB 23, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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!
beerinmarch (2830) - Washington, USA - FEB 22, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
kiefdog (1826) - Tampa, Florida, USA - FEB 22, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - FEB 18, 2009
2.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 9/20
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.