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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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
airrick2003 (411) - Louisiana, USA - MAR 8, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 10, 2014 Appearance: pitch black, pours with a medium tan head Aroma: coffee, dark roasted grain, very faint sweetness Taste: milk, dark roasted malt, coffee, some bitterness on the finish, sweet Palate: this beer is thick, soft carbonation, slight bitter aftertaste Overall: pretty good, extremely thick mouthfeel, some sweetness, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mmahut (627) - CZECH REPUBLIC - MAR 8, 2014
This beer pours in black color body with huge tan frosty head. Aroma has roasty notes, chocolate, clean otherwise. Taste is dark chocolate sweetness, with dried raisins, plums going to high earthy and woody bitterness, light astringent after taste, long lasting bitterness. Body is full with mdeium carbonation, oily.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
acearl (372) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 6, 2014
12 oz bottle, black pour with creamy brown diminishing head, no lacing, smells and tastes of roasted malt, licorice, chocolate, thick body, some carbonation, tastes of chocolate and the above flavers, nice, a bit burnt tasting

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Errl (1312) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2014
Tap..Pour is dark black with a tan head..Nose is chocolate, roast, bold, dark malts, spices. earthy...Taste is nice milk chocolate, coffee, rich and thick, some bitterness..Nice smooth finish with roast..

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ghendrix (84) - Cardiff, WALES - MAR 3, 2014
Pours black with a brown, thin head. Lively. Aromas of espresso, dark chocolate, caramel, liquorice. Taste is medium coffee bitter, light chocolate and caramel sweetness, alcohol warmth. Full bodied and a slick, thick mouthfeel. Finish is long, warm booze, roasted coffee and dark cocoa bitterness. Great brew!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (658) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 1, 2014
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma is very faint, roasted malts, chocolate and coffee. Taste of roasted malts, chocolate, faint coffee, powdery cocoa and a hint of licorice. Full bodied, medium carbonation, well balanced. Very solid and easily drinkable excellent stout.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (746) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 1, 2014
Type: 12-oz. bottle Glass: Firestone pint glass From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif. Price: $2.99 Purchased: Feb. 22, 2014 Consumed: Feb. 28, 2014 Misc.: N/A Poured an almost pitch black color with 4-to-5 fingers of tan frothy tan head. Good dose of sporadic foamy lacing along the sides of the glass. Great retention. Smelled dark chocolate, light coffee, toffee, caramel, fudge, crayon and cocoa. Tasted cocoa, dark chocolate, crayon, roasted nuts, dark fruits and buttery bitter notes. Full body. Thick texture. Average carbonation. Long, bitter, warming finish. This was a very good stout. Not fantastic, but good all around.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (585) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Foamy tan head with black thick body. Smells of chocolate and cereal and dark carmel riesen candy. Very rich with espresso and chocolate bitters. Caramel and roasted malt. Very nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
b3shine (4429) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle to half-pint glass. Looks good; a fairly opaque dark brownish black with foamy beige head. Smells of dark malt, bitter roast, and a touch of fruitiness. Tastes like it smells with an average mouthfeel. Not getting much of the oats. Solid, but nothing special.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RaginCajun (319) - Houston, Texas, USA - FEB 23, 2014
These guys pretty nailed this...old world base with the Green Flash overtones. I would say this drinks more as a porter with a rough coffee aroma and nose that finishes into a bitter hop that sticks around for a while and lacks the creamy mouthfeel and deep malt profile of a stout. Aroma is somewhat underwhelming intensity-wise but is inviting with coffee and heavily roasted malts. The malt profile on this beer is the best attribute as it has old world style balance and breadth without being overpowering. The finish is a little clumsy however with strong hop notes that are not well balanced but tasty nonetheless if you are looking for a west coast style beer. The malt profile on this beer is great, and i would strongly recommend this beer as such.


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