Darkmagus82 (1823) - - SEP 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Transfer from BA review on 4-25-13-
Poured from bottle into a snifter
Appearance- The beer pours a nearly pitch black color with a two finger brown colored head. The head has a nice level of retention, fading over time to leave a great level of lace on the sides of the glass.
Smell- The aroma is heaviest of a big roasted malt smell mixed with lots of dark coffee and chocolate. Mixed with these more bitter aromas are some smells of a sweeter dark fruit variety as well as some char.
Taste – The beer begins with a strong roasted malt flavor with some light sweetness of dark fruits upfront. As the flavor advances past the initial taste, a bitter chocolate and coffee come to the tongue drowning out much of the sweeter tastes that were detected before. While these more bitter dark flavors last to the end they are later joined by some flavors of smoke and a bit of booziness. These when mixed also with a light vanilla and woody taste leave a moderately bitter and roasted flavor to linger on the tongue.
Mouthfeel- The body of the brew is thick and creamy with a rather lower level of carbonation. The combination is fantastic for the roasted and moderately bitter and dark flavors.
Overall – A dark and drier Imperial stout with tons of roasted malt flavor and a decent bitter bite.
TimsRatings (421) - - SEP 5, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Raleigh Times.
Dark dark brown with a bit of tan head. Cocoa malt aroma. Dark cocoa taste with a bitterness that remains on the palate. Growing on me, but I'd bet this would be absolutely outstanding aged in bourbon barrels.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
majorbase2 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Complex aroma of dark fruits, deep, roasted chocolate and coffee notes, a bit of vanilla and sweet caramel malts. Appearance is black, with a thick brown head, with great retention and lacing. The taste is strong, deeply roasted coffee. Dark fruits. Surprisingly bitter, leaves a bit of a bite on the tongue. Bitterness distracts a little bit more than I’d like. Palate is thick, and sticky, and really remains on the tongue for the aftertaste. Overall this is a sensational stout with great balance.
bkurtz (866) - PERU - SEP 1, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with a light brown head, almost no highlights, and a lasting creamy head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate and some coffee.Mouth feel is full and silky with chocolate and dried fruit flavors, yum. Great beer.
andriesradu (513) - ROMANIA - AUG 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours black with a moderate brown head. Great aroma. It has notes of chocolate, wine, biscuit sweetness, roasted malt. Flavor is heavy sweet, chocolate/nesquik, dark fruits, light wine, a bit acidic.
PapaMick (43) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - AUG 30, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
My final beer with dinner. My palate in shock from the previous Le Freak. Dark as midnight, excellent head and lacing. Medium mouthfeel but so much coffee. High ABV@8.8%, this is to Guinness as a Grizzly Bear is to Bambi. Not a lawn mower style. I only wish I ordered a chocolate dessert.
DrBulger (1) - Utah, USA - AUG 29, 2014 does not count
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
Green Flash Double STOUT, has the aroma, taste and feel that an excellent stout should have. This is no Guinness! I went and toured the beautiful Dublin Guinness Storehouse this summer and drank their watered down, beer for the ignorant tasteless McDonald myopic masses. Yuck! Green Flash Double STOUT is the absolute opposite! If you want a big beer 9%, with great aroma, huge taste, smooth feel and clear complexity ... then look no further. I would rather buy one Green Flash Double STOUT than a 12 Guinness draft in the Dublin Guinness Storehouse. By the way, I travel a lot and NO WHERE in world, Prague, Berlin, Brussels, etc. can compete with US Craft Brews! We are changing the world from bland Light and Dark Lagers to incredible tasting ales, all because of the advancement of brewing technologies, and clean yeast strains. For those in the know regarding craft brews the US is famous, and I am not very patriotic or hold to our US foreign policies.
Bottom line: You have not tasted a good stout until you have tasted Green Flash Double STOUT!
Can’t wait to drink it after a day of skiing.
VT (1666) - Quebec City, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
600 ml bottle. Pours an orange-tinted black with a resilient beige head. Aroma is roast, chocolate. Flavor is roast, dark chocolate, roasted caramel, some oatmeal? Finish is coffee bitterness, lingering black coffee flavor. Medium to full body, somewhat velvety mouthfeel, weak carbonation.
andysando (46) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2014
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours thick tan head. Dark chocolate and roasted notes on the nose. Taste is sweet and complex of chocolate, liquorice, coffee, roasted malts. Love it!
johnnymusky (299) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is black with thick creamy head...nose is malt coffee and berries....taste is sweet.....taste is smoke chocolate and a little malt...very tasty beer from green flash.