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RATINGS: 1413   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bricktop86 (583) - Moore, Oklahoma, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee and bacon. Taste follows nose with some piney hops in the background.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pretty hefty stout. Black pour with a semi-thick brown head. The head left some really nice lacing around the glass. The nose is very rich, with plenty of cocoa, roasted malts, spicy hops and some dark fruit. The body is a little sweet and funky, but overall very delicious. I noted some coffee, cocoa, fruity and dry hops, earthy and bready malts and a hint of cream.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2585) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
(Green Flash Double Stout) Bottle, 355 ml, served into a snifter, ABV 8.8% Black colour on the body, tal, thick and creamy brown head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing behind as it collapses. Aroma of chocolate, quite some alcohol, faint vanilla. Taste follows, lots of chocolate and more vanilla now, notable alcohol, nice bitter finish following to the aftertaste, liquorice. Thick body, soft carbonation, sticky on the palate. To be honest I didn’t expect it to be*that* good, very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (527) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and hops. Solid Imperial.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (102) - USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours black with a brown light head that laces the stemware from tap. Pretty thin mouth feel with bubbly but not intense carbonation. Taste is really smokau and chalky. Intensely roasted malts. Slightly sweet. Aroma is a little sweet and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (954) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours pitch black with a dark, thick, frothy head. Awesome head retention. There is some black licorice in the aroma along with dark chocolate and toasted malt. Light notes of caramel are sprinkled throughout. A touch of grass in the background. Some heavy dark fruit mixed with dark chocolate in the flavor. Caramel is much more prevalent here with a smoothe dark roast holding just the slightest bit of coffee notes. Moderate bitterness cleaning things up towards the finish. Overall, a pretty good beer. I love the English touches although I must say I still prefer Samuel smith

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Namespayne (56) - - DEC 2, 2014
12oz bottle--> snifter: pitch black ale with 2.5 fingers head, leaves a beautiful sandy lacing. Aroma is earthy, grainy, light toasted tobacco, prunes. Tastes like dark chocolate and light hops. Good carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (1989) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a full tan head. Aromas of dry chocolate, heavily roasted malts and ash. Flavor are similar and rich with a little nuttiness. Smooth though not creamy. Nice and easy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1598) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Chocolatey, roasty, a touch fruity, just a well-rounded and more than simply competent imperial stout. Fits into that same niche as something like Narwhal, a good shelf regular that competes with the very good expensive stouts while not being able to match the elite expensive stouts. Only Expedition can really compete with the big boys as shelf stouts go, but this one is still very very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Chad9976 (1243) - Albany, New York, USA - NOV 21, 2014
The “Double IPA” has been a thing for a while now, but why not a “double stout”? Surely there’s a difference between a truly imperial stout and one that’s just bigger than usual. I suppose that’s the question Green Flash is asking with their “Double Stout,” which is pretty hefty at 8.8% ABV, though it drinks like something fairly nominal.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a goblet. It had a best before date of 2/20/15 and cost $3.99 ($0.33 per ounce).

Appearance: Inky opaque black body. Pours to a dark tan, two-finger layer of frothy foam which laces and retains extremely well.

Smell: Strong black licorice notes; black grape; some mocha.

Taste: Like all good heavy stouts, Green Flash Double Stout opens with a rich sweetness. Chocolate syrup, roasted malt, sour grape and licorice spice are all prominent throughout the first half. Through the middle I detect a surprisingly strong presence of hops, even though the brewery’s website indicates this beer is only 45 IBUs. A biting sensation of dry bitterness with perhaps a hint of pine as it finishes. There’s a slight tanginess in the aftertaste, though I also detect notes of toffee and peanut brittle. All in all, this is what is you expect to find in an imperial stout palette, though it’s missing a certain something to make it stand out. In the end it’s just a very good example of the style, though that’s good enough for me.

Drinkability: There’s a certain mouthfeel I expect in a beer of this style and I’d say Green Flash Double Stout nails it almost perfectly. A definite viscosity to the makeup – thicker than most, but without the cloying, sticky sensation of some. In fact, it might even be a little too crisp. There’s a bitter tang in the aftertaste, which is tolerable but a little distracting. At 8.8% ABV it seems a tad inefficient, though there’s no alcohol warmth or annoyance whatsoever.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - NOV 17, 2014
Rated on 10-29-2014 (Bottle) This beer pours a medium sized light brown head that mostly diminishes, opaque dark brown almost black body, very little fast rising carbonation, and a good amount of lacing adorns my glass. The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and grassy hops. The flavor is roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, light grassy hops, and lightly bitter. The mouthfeel is lively carbonation and this beer is medium-full bodied. This is a quaffable sipping beer with a good flavor and worth trying.

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