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RATINGS: 1428   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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Prufrockstar (1209) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 18, 2014
2012 bottle, thanks to bytemesis. Inky pour, great creamy tan head, good retention. Roast, caramel, chocolate, toffee. Earthy, faded hops. Tastes roasty, chalky, dry finish, nicely balanced (but assertive) bitterness. Full body, oily texture, good carbonation. Overall: nicely put together imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdiBeer (1626) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 17, 2014
Aroma: coffee, toasted malts, some dark chocolate. Appearance: black, small, creamy, beige head. Taste: light bitter. Palate: malty, toasted sweets coming up quickly, coffee, cacao, very dry, long finish. Overall: nice, yet light Imperial Stout. Pint at Green Flash Brewing Company, San Diego.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jflopsu (682) - New Jersey, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Pours a dark black with thick brown head. Has a strong coffee and chocolate aroma. Taste is sweet with chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts. A somewhat sweet aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (6160) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 14, 2014
"perhaps carbonated a little too much and just a tad thin (by direct comparison to bigger impy’s only), but a very solid, exremely well balanced effort. You can tell there are more IBUs here, as the hops play a bigger role than many other Impy stouts, but nothing in here is overpowering. One of the most drinkable beers in it’s class. Still has chocolate and coffee notes and flavor, but those have equal playing time with the hops and roasted malt. Well done. Another very good beer from Green Flash. 7/11 - not as "thin" as before. quite rich actually...pushing a 9 in mf,

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
akoeninger (501) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2014
Black with tan head. Aroma of sweet chocolate and roasted coffee. Tastes sweet, some roasted malt, vanilla. Full bodied slightly warming. Very good ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrJekyllMrEric (18) - San Antonio Pero Aqui, Texas, USA - OCT 8, 2014
Medium Body, Dry, dark chocolate leading to an almond after taste. Not particularly notable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Roser (39) - Virginia, USA - OCT 5, 2014
Appearance- nice moderate foamy mocha latte head that lasted a good bit, but left very little lacing. Very, very dark/opaque (zero light getting through) black/brown. Outstanding. Smell- coffee, toasted malt, caramel. A little cocoa. Taste- coffee, dark chocolate. Starts off bitter, gets a little sweet in the middle, then the bitterness kicks in (again) on the finish. Very good. Mouthfeel- big, full body. Smooth and creamy. Overall- excellent!!! A super stout. Another great beer from Green Flash. Will be having again and would highly recommend. Cheers!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mep3222 (609) - East Greenbush, New York, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Cocoa and dark chocolate aroma. Almost has a bourbon aroma in there too? Taste is cocoa, chocolate, and some vanilla oakyness with slight sweetness to it that makes me think bourbon. Even though it it not an aged stout I still get that. Finishes bitter and mostly dry for a stout so strong. Maybe I would say a semi sweet finish. Really a great imperial stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
junon (426) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Good stuff in all categories however it kind of falls behind in aroma. While the familiar aromas are there and very pronounced I sense nothing new. So in that sense it lacks.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
coachd (173) - Missouri, USA - OCT 3, 2014
Aroma is hoppier than most stouts. I was expecting that from Green Flash. It also has some raisin, plum, booze and an earthy scent. Appearance is black with an off-white clingy ring of foam. Taste is roasty, hoppy, not very complex but good. Palate was disappointing. Way more watery than a 99 rated imperial stout should be. Overall good but not great. Might buy again, won’t go out of my way to look for it.


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