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RATINGS: 1452   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MaltOMeal (1092) - Land of Sugar, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2008
bomber courtesy of doubleo. I had been wanting to try this and was grateful for this gift. This pours black with a beautiful brown head. Very appealing appearance. The nose is of roasty malt with some ash to it. Taste is of chocolate and although not very complex is still quite tasty. Mouthfeel is medium to thick and a bit of bitterness and sweetness that offset each other well.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ernest (6516) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JUN 30, 2008
UPDATED: JUN 2, 2011 Bottle (fresh 12oz!). Head is initially average sized, frothy, brown, fully lasting. Body is opaque black (flashlight tested). Aroma is moderately to heavily malty (roasted grain, coffee, dark chocolate), lightly hoppy (apricot), with light notes of blackberry and vanilla. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately to heavily bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, lightly to moderately alcoholic. Fresh bottles, and in 12oz size finally! And once again, just a fantastic, solid stout. Relatively straightforward, but wow...so adeptly crafted. Excellent balance, clarity, and focus. An excellent example of how much can be done with relatively basic ingredients (in the right hands). Very clean malt character...right to the last drop the aromas are pure and delightful.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerVirgin72 (880) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - JUN 30, 2008
Bottle shared at Cbus tasting 11. Pour was thick and black. Aroma was roasted coffee. Taste was thick black roasted nuts, coffee, and chocolate. This was a really good stout!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle. Black pour, moderately thick dark tan head. Looks a bit thin coming out of the bottle. Nice rich chocolate notes on the aroma with light sweet roast tones and mild hops. Taste is slanted towards roast more than the aroma suggests. Finishes nicely with some light hops and residual roastiness. A bit thin on the palate, but otherwise a real nice stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SDalkoholic (2201) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 28, 2008
Bottle from South Bay Drugs. Creates a large fluffy topping of head that’s sand colored and the beer itself is a pitch black abyss not able for any light to penetrate through. Aroma has its fair share chocolate and roasted black malts that smell appetizing. A creamy yet oily texture greets the palate while a rich roast malt flavor is up front and notes of coffee and chocolate back it up nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4667) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 26, 2008
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with excellent retention leaves sheet lacing as it slowly recedes. Dark caramel, chocolate and espresso aromas. Creamy with a slightly sour coffee through the middle and a lasting bitter chocolate finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ChazMania (658) - Pasadena, California, USA - JUN 25, 2008
UPDATED: JAN 30, 2011 Bomber. Thick and very dark. Good roasted earthy aromas wafting up to my nose. The flavor is big and full but not over the top, it’s actually very easy to drink. I’m surprised it’s called an 8.8% beer as it’s very smooth. I think I have enjoyed every beer I have sampled from Green Flash and this is no exception. Updated 1/30/11: from 4.1 to 4.3, just better on palate and overall experience from original rating.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - JUN 25, 2008
Bottle courtesy Ibrew2or3. Pours black with a one finger tan head that leaves good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and earthy hops. Taste is the same as aroma but less prominent. Medium mouthfeel with a moderate amount of bitterness and smooth alcohol. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9896) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 24, 2008
Bottle… Thinkin’ ‘Bout Thirteen Hours O’ Drinkin’ (tew man wrecking crew)… Eases its way into the glass and then sits menacingly black with a mid-sized, creamy, well-tanned head. Good retention. The nose is of dark roast coffee and cocoa… two of life’s greater things. Medium to full-bodied with a 2%-milk mouthfeel and active carbonation. Burnt, bitter charcoal and unsweetened dark chocolate with a faded suggestion of smoke. The finish is all coffee grounds and dried, bitter cocoa.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blipp (6547) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JUN 24, 2008
22 oz bottle. Pours almost black with a red/brown head. Aroma is nice but rather light, with smoke and roast, as well as hints of fruit. Full body. Roasted malt flavor with a bit of smoke and earth and sweeter hints of fruit. Very nice.


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