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RATINGS: 1504   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2258) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
Bomber poured into a snifter. Inky black with a dark tan one-finger head. Average retention and some wet spotted lacing. Aroma is molasses sweetness with some charred malt roastiness. Flavor is almost entirely roasty, almost burnt. A touch of sweetness comes through as dark chocolate. Dry ashy finish. Total coffee bomb beer. Not a lot of balance. Full bodied, rather high carbonation, mostly clean finish, not much booziness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DYCSoccer17 (3513) - Woodland, California, USA - AUG 14, 2008
22 ounce bomber purchased at BeVmo in Vacaville, CA. Aroma is very aggressive with plenty of roastiness and lots of cocoa. A little nuttiness is also present. Smells really nice. Virtually opaque black-mahogany body with a nice, large brown head and attractive lacing. Dope. Chewy, chalky start with cocoa powder presence. Light sweetness is in there with some coffee-like mocha flavors towards the middle. Slight ethanol late with more roasty, bitter choco-coffee goodness late. A bit chalky, but other than that, this is a kickass brew. Why isn’t this considered an imperial stout?

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
nuplastikk (5270) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 11, 2008
Number 400. 22oz bomber. Big, black color with a frothy head. Mellow, coffee and chocolate malt aroma. The taste is rich and creamy, and quite drinkable, without the alcohol burn of some of the more rugged Imperial Stouts. Lots of thick sweet chocolate and crystal malt taste. Well balanced with the Target Hops. This is a top notch Stout, Double Stout or Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hoptagon (239) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 10, 2008
22 oz. Bottle. Looks exactly as a good stout should, oily black with a robust tan head that laces nicely. Aroma shows hints of coffee and cocoa. Flavor is roasty with crystal and chocolate malt characters showing. Hops are grassy and lend a slightly bitter streak to the otherwise malty profile of this beer. Mouthfeel is excellent with a persistent and well balanced level of carbonation. The beer breaks down a bit at the end and leaves an ashy taste on the tongue. Overall a respectable slightly sweet stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
3fourths (8811) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - AUG 10, 2008
UPDATED: SEP 26, 2012 time go update this thing. so double stout remains the most consistently stunning imperial stout on the market, and at just under 9% it presents a near-perfect balance of body, alcohol, sweetness and acidity/bitterness from both the roast and the high alpha acid american hops. it’s firm and rigid malt structure delivers a doughy soft nougat and chocolate mousse roasted malt character while moderately sharp hop acids tickle the tongue and palate. it’s my go-to stout and has been for a while. nothing on the shelf over the last year comes close. feeling better and better about green flash these days, though hoping the dial in west coast, which has been surprisingly off as of late. but this rating is for double stout. rich, creamy, prickly, amazing.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RSRIZZO (1905) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - AUG 8, 2008
Aroma is a dry coffee like scent. Color is a solid black with good carbonation and a thin tight tan head. Taste is smooth and roasted. Starting with a full body it goes down easy with an almost creamy feel. Finish comes in with a sweet deeply roasted malt flavor that has some coffee notes and a little brunt taste that lends to a mild bitterness. After taste is sweet as the burnt flavor slowly fades. As with all Green Flash brews I have had this is an excellent brew and a stand out in its style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DTM (798) - Winters, California, USA - AUG 7, 2008
Bottle from Monumment in Concord, CA. Smelled of burnt malts and coffee. Full-flavored beer with the taste of lingering roasty malts. One of the best stouts, not imperial, I’ve had.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - AUG 6, 2008
DTM and I picked this one up at Monument in Concord, CA. This was the second of the night to linger on the palate. It had a long flavor, but the smokey end brought out the alcohol and the taste broke down. Good coffee/chocolate flavors at the beginning though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
timsilvia32 (449) - from Michigan now in Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 3, 2008 Black/brown pour. Brown head, long lasting, but no real lacing to speak of. Great aromas. Mocha coffee, burnt malts. Taste is the same strong coffee, slight mocha and a little bit bitter with alcohol in the finish. Very full body. Improves as it warms a little also.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jrob21 (3051) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2008
Medium brown head that disappears pretty quickly. Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate flavors. Faint, underwhelming aroma with a little bit of cocoa in there. Smooth and creamy texture is really nice. The finish is a little bitter with a very faint alcohol tinge in there as well. Ok but not great up against some of the bigger offerings out there.

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