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RATINGS: 1478   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.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - SEP 27, 2008
Bomber. Ribbon of opaque black pour to a building dark tan creamy head with lots of lacing. Aroma of roasted coffee and semi-sweet chocolate. Initial flavor of espresso and chocolate followed quickly by anise, vanilla, and a touch of faint smoke. Some caramel rounds out the taste and almost seems to bind the flavors together. Classic West Coast bitter note leads into a long, smooth and flavorful finish. Very silky and inviting texture. A really nice and well-crafted stout. Green Flash is no flash in the pan.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (728) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 16, 2013
UPDATED: APR 2, 2013 Light black with tan head. Aroma is caramel malts and slight mocha. taste is bitterness, toffee and caramel; perfectly balanced between the three. Yum, and so easy to drink. Palate is not too big - bitter with some caramel. Overall, the perfect sessional stout, though a big one at that (8.8%!).

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - APR 1, 2009
22oz bottle. Great beer from a brewery you don’t hear much about. Pours nearly black with a nice sized chocolate colored long lasting head. Nice lacing and leaves great oil legs in the glass, something I look for in a good impy. Flavor is roasty but not overly so balanced with lots of chocolate and coffee. No real hops to speak of, but its my kind of imperial stout, big rich and full with a luxurious mouthfeel. This is underated.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BartC (726) - Lichtaart, BELGIUM - DEC 2, 2012
Black colored beer with a very small beige head. Nose of burned malts, caramel, dark fruits, liqueur and alcohol. Bitter flavors coming from burned malts. Strong liqueurice mouthfeel. Medium bodied. Alcohol warming in the aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (722) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
pours ink jet black, small creamy foamy head, light ringed retention, minor lacing, slow clustered streams. Aromatic coffee on the nose. Ultra satin creamy mouthfeel up front, 7/10-sweetness, roasted coffee, cocoa, bitter chocolate, burnt malts, finishing smooth and lingering bittersweet. Med-high complexity, med-high depth, great transitions, great depth, great drinkability. An excellent stout for a fab price.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ljthiessen (719) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle. Nice creamy texture, chocolate and subtle coffee notes. A solid imperial stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Naka (717) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Pours pitch black with a small dark beige head. Some lacing. Flavor has tons of molassas and some decent roasted character. A little bittersweet cocoa with slight vanilla. Body is very rich, but maybe just compared to the other things I’ve been drinking today. Leaves a bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
WisconsinBeer (716) - St. Paul, Minnesota, USA - NOV 13, 2010
Bottle. I don’t see any light coming through, so we’ll call it black. Tan colored espresso foam head with a light lacing trailing down the glass. Aroma of brown sugar, almond, vanilla, and alcohol. Flavor is medium roast, milk chocolate, vanilla, oatmeal, a bit of nutiness, and a fresh ripe fruitiness. Medium to full bodied with a lively carbonation and silky smooth texture. Finishes with notes of pepper, a nice wallop of resinous Euro hops, and a mild alcohol warmth on the back of the throat. No complaints here.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerchugger (708) - North Canton, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 28, 2009 Pours straight black with no light penetration at all. Thick 2-finger wide creamy head forms and never leaves. Smells of deep roasted coffee, and small hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel is full and lovely, a little oily. The taste is very nice...rich and roasty with some hints of raisin, licorice, and vanilla. Chocolate and coffee are most notable, however. Finishes very smooth and easy. A very nice stout!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwm1034 (705) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 21, 2011
12 oz bottle...pours almost black with thick but quickly fading head...minimal lacing. Earthy nose; mild / smooth / malty taste with little hint of the 8.8% abv....this one will sneak up on you, I am sure....bottom line...tasty and smooth.


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