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RATINGS: 1370   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
black color, aroma of coffee, chocolate, slight dark fruits, flavors are pretty much the same, good balance between bitter coffee and sweet chocolate, very solid brew


3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
McBeastie (15) - Florida, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Thin brown head on dark black pour. Dark chocolate and caramel flavors. Bitter, long finish that balances nicely with the slight burn of alcohol. I would love to try this after spending some time in rum or bourbon barrels.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ElGaucho (2207) - Minnetonka, Minnesota, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle from 4-pack marked on clearance. Rich chocolate malt aroma. Fully opaque dark brown body with a light brown head. Excellent head retention and pretty lace. Rich, well balanced stout with moderate sweetness and plentiful hops in the finish. Excellent brew.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkelfdvr (7) - GREECE - SEP 12, 2014 does not count
Notes of wine, chocolate and coffee. A very unique beer. Good though for one or two.. not liters.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
adster (341) - HUNGARY - SEP 11, 2014
Green Flash főzde egyik klasszikusaként mi mást is mondhatnék erről az isteni söritalról, mint hogy egy hasonló kaliberű főzet elfogyasztásának gasztronómiai értéke egy stout-szerető sörfogyasztó számára szinte felbecsülhetetlen. Az imperial stoutok agresszivitásának terhétől megszabadítva e letisztult, mégis izgalmasan sokszínű ’black ale’, vagy éppen foreign stout olyan parádéra képes, mely mentes minden nehézkességtől, és erőltetettségtől; fantasztikus egyvelege ez energiának és harmóniának. Egyfajta tömény csokoládéfolyamként mindazt a kakaós krémességet és kávés pörköltséget magában rejti, melyet előzetes elvárásaink körvonalaznak, lágy vonalai, könnyed eleganciája azonban anélkül tölti el megnyugvással hálás receptorainkat, hogy a lendületes, vibráló aromákat fel kellene áldoznunk a kifinomultság oltárán. A lágy illatok és sima ízek kedvelői számára ideális választás lehet.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
two7offsuit (161) - Massachusetts, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Pours black with a thin tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavors of wine and dark fruit. Ok not great.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Darkmagus82 (1261) - - SEP 8, 2014
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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimsRatings (419) - - SEP 5, 2014
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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
majorbase2 (14) - Wisconsin, USA - SEP 3, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bkurtz (789) - PERU - SEP 1, 2014
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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
andriesradu (500) - ROMANIA - AUG 30, 2014
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.


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