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RATINGS: 1355   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bill Becker (248) - Casper, Wyoming, USA - DEC 14, 2013
I bought a 4 pack...locally. Good to see GF in town. Pitch black pour that brings a 2 finger head of tan foam. The foam is just sitting there, not shrinking at all, so I guess I’ll have to drink some to check on the lacing. That’s a + comment. Nice notes of roasted malt, chocolate, and dark fruits in the nose. Mostly on the sweetish side but has some bitterness. No aroma of any of the biggish abv. My, this is a chewy brew. I love the roasted malt character that brings some dark fruits, nice chocolate flavour, and a pretty strong roasted malt bitterness. The alcohol does come through more in the taste than the smell and at times, seems to dominate the taste. Fix that, and I think the brew would be up there in world class territory. Big bodied with ample carbonation, the mouthfeel is fine. Overall, it’s a nice Imperial Stout. Just needs a bit of tweeking to get it where I’d want it to be. I almost forgot...lacing is fine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
northropfrye (2196) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 14, 2013
Dark body with foamy brown head. Dark roasted malts. Taste is cocoa, dark chocolate, coffee, anise. Abv well masked. Quite a fabulous stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Josebeer (30) - SPAIN - JAN 7, 2014
Una buena stout, con espuma oscura poco persistente, aroma no muy intenso, sabores malteados, chocolate y cafe, con toque ahumado. Una buena cerveza. Good beer !!!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
patricks110 (1620) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2014
A nice and rather unique stout. Pours a dark black with a creamy beige head on top. The nose is earthy and fruity with a nice solid roasted and chocolate malt. A bit sweet mid palate with a full bodied roast coming through that includes hints of vanilla, chocolate and espresso beans. Mildly fruity and bitter on the finish. Overall a well balanced easy to sip on strong stout.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
deyholla (6595) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap at Tapwerks. Pours black with a dark brown that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has notes of dry roasted malt with dark grains and a hint of bitter coffee. Flavor has a strong roasted malt note, almost with a bit of smoke, and a dry dark finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
flatmatt (1102) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - FEB 19, 2014
12 oz bottle for #1,000. Pours black with a tan head. Creamy cocoa and coffee aroma, some breakfast cereal. Roasty coffee and cocoa with a good bit of earthiness. It’s pretty good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thehoff (596) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 27, 2014
Foamy tan head with black thick body. Smells of chocolate and cereal and dark carmel riesen candy. Very rich with espresso and chocolate bitters. Caramel and roasted malt. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
arkurzynski (1497) - Combined Locks, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Pitch black with soft tan head. Nose of smooth roasted malt, deep, bitter chocolate, and faint pine hopping. Flavor is more of the same with dark chocolate, light coffee/roasted malt and a background hop bitterness to keep everything balanced. Lingering bitter chocolate and roast. Low acidity. medium+ mouthfeel.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
doubleo (1433) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
On-tap at Stone. Pours dark brown with a light brown head, some lace. Smell malty and nutty, slightly sweet, some hints of chocolate. Tastes malty and nutty, toasty, sweet, some chocolate flavors. A little alcohol flavor as well. Medium body, vibrant carb.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
steview (1019) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAY 18, 2008
now this is a great stout--nothing too spectacular, but wonderful nonetheless: faint nose and aroma that parrots the flavor; black body with a great cascading brown head that likes to sparkle; nice, balanced flavor of roasted chocolate overall, notes of peanut and firewood as well...


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