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RATINGS: 1542   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
elmatador00 (519) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JUL 25, 2008
Money... Pours a dark brown with a large tan head. Lacing is great. Aroma is cocoa. Tastes of cocoa, lactose, and burnt malt. Finishes with a sweet cocoa taste. Love it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Maddog (518) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - MAR 13, 2011
Draft at Chappy’s Taphouse. Wonderful beer, the pour is opaque with a nice tan head and aromas of dark chocolate. Flavors range from dark chocolate and dark roasted coffee to hints of vanilla. Nice and roasty with some serious flavor.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bawelt (517) - Lyon, FRANCE - FEB 15, 2016
Excellente ! Elle ne semblait pas payer de mine mais est réellement intéressante, assez complexe et franchement réussie. Le nez est assez complexe et changeant au fur et à mesure de son évolution en température et en oxydation. Au début, il y a pas mal de torréfaction un peu brute et d’alcool, pas super engageant. Rapidement, on part ensuite sur des notes un peu plus fumées, beaucoup plus chocolatées ensuite soutenues par ce qui ressemble fort à un bourbon assez doux ce qui donne un fond biscuit. La bouche a une attaque torréfiée franche mais pas agressive. La dominante est chocolatée et on peut sentir du café (du vrai) en fond. Le bourbon n’était pas un leurre, on le sent assez bien en bouche ce qui est vraiment une belle surprise et forme un superbe équilibre. A fur et à mesure que la bière est au contact de l’air, le café prend largement le dessus et le bourbon s’efface pour juste le soutenir en fond. On y trouve même des petites notes salées ! La finale est torréfiée mais présente des nuances de vert et de notes herbacées genre black IPA. La longueur est du même tonneau mais présente des notes de café bien plus franches.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
magdalar (516) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - APR 4, 2012
12oz bottle. Pours black, with almost no head. Smells of roasted and smoked malts, with lots of soy sauce. Tastes of smoky, salty, sweet malt, with a medium bitterness that lasts. Medium bodied, flat carbonation, oily texture. Finishes dry and bitter.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (513) - Austin, Alabama, 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.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Definitely one of the best tasting stouts around! This brew poured up a near-black body with a one-finger bubbly head with amazing retention and lacing effects on the glass. Aromas of rum, vanilla, chocolate, espresso, dark fruits (plums, figs), roasted malts. Flavors of the same but are so well-balanced. Medium- to Full-bodied, rich and thick, smooth and creamy. Refreshingly clean finish with no harsh aftertastes whatsoever.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - MAR 5, 2009
Bottle, #461. Black pour with minimal head but some good lacing. Strong roasted malt aroma and complex flavor including some roasted coffee. Thick, good beer.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
petewhitley (509) - Nagoya, JAPAN - NOV 4, 2013
~This review was made some time ago via another application, and thus the specific details (beyond numerical scores) are no longer available~

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - DEC 8, 2013
Best-by 8/30/14. $2.99 single snagged up at Fairway Sav-Mor in Eastpointe, Michigan. Poured into a standard shaker pint glass. Appearance: Definition of black. Two fingers of a pretty dark tan head. A picture perfect beer after the pour... truly gorgeous. Seems to be a beer filled with floaters, as I can see a lot near the glass. My only knock on this is the lacing. It’s pretty good, but not great. Minor complaint. Smell: A pretty mild coffee and chocolate aroma at first, but as it warms, licorice comes out quite a bit. It smells sweeter as well. Roasted malts and coffee. I definitely feel like there’s more coffee in the smell than chocolate... but it’s sort of like a mocha. I also trace alcohol, but it’s VERY well hidden. Taste/feel: First thing I notice is a super rich mouthfeel that’s actually so thick, I’m not sure if I love it. It’s as if the thickness of the beer blocks out a bit of the flavor of the beer... but since I adore a thick mouthfeel on my stouts (who doesn’t?), I don’t mind that much at all, hence the score. It just feels like I want to drink more because of the thick feel, strangely enough. I keep wanting more flavor! It’s hard to pace myself. Anyway, this is a tasty beer. Semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, the roasted malts... really not picking up any of the dark fruits that I tend to get in a double stout, and that’s fine with me. 8.8% makes this a bit of a dangerous beer, as I truthfully get virtually no signs of alcohol. There’s maybe an essence of it in the aroma, and there’s a very slight throat warming, but it’s minuscule. Overall, I think this is a great beer. I believe this could be a better beer if the mouthfeel were actually a touch thinner so I could get more flavor out of the beer, but it’s pretty incredible as it is. I’d definitely buy it again.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rogueone (506) - I F&ckin’ hate those guys from, Ohio, USA - JUL 28, 2008
So glad we are getting Green Flash distribution out here now. Bottle: Pours black with a tan, sticky head. Aroma is sweet chocolate malts and some caramel malt. Some coffee in the nose, and a little acetone. Flavor is burnt coffee and choclate, with an earthy quality I was not a HUGE fan of.


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