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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 Ė Double Stout.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TourDeBeer (111) - your mummas pants, AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2013
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm itís raining and I have a double stout. Great head retention bold flavour big aroma. Will buy this again! Chocolate and coffee finish, lasting for a while. Mild carbonation, will need to be more careful on the pour next time. Creamy texture. -- rated via íFind A Beerí for Blackberry 10

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
fordest (1964) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Draft at Liarís Club. I thought this was absolutely wonderful. Darkest dark pour with decent head. Unbelievable aromas. I was stunned with the chocolate and sweet malty aromas. Flavors were almost as nice. tons of chocolate and roasted malts. Coffee came through just a bit, but disguised as mocha. Wonderful beer. Why canít I get this here in San Diego in bottles? I guess I have to try harder.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 18, 2008
This was the 2nd best stout of the night after the Hoppin’ Frog. Great aromas of roasted malts, milk chocolate and some vanilla notes. Big, creamy flavors that lean towards a dry stout. Malty and super tasty. Another winner from Green Flash (hey Green Flash - I know a couple great places for a brewery here in Philadelphia!!)

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
agillespie81 (315) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 25, 2009
Opaque black color...thick, creamy head with nice lacing. Bold malt aroma, with subtle hints of chocolate. Heavy malt flavor up front...mouthfeel is very creamy, though somewhat crisp for the style. Back is enhanced with a lingering malt sweetness. Finish has a long, robust maltiness. A very solid performance overall...the only real downside was a slight over-carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dnstone (2131) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 5, 2009
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2010 Chocolate cake aroma. Chewy-chocolate and roastiness. Smooth and complex. Deep black with excellent head.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1236) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 Bottle. 24.5 oz. Split with Vin. Pours a solid, deep cocoa brown with a thick amberish head. Aroma of oats, lactose, brown sugar, toffe, roast, sweet malts, and light notes of pepper. Fuller bodied with a soft, clean, incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Gentle warming in the finish. This brew is insanely well balanced and poised. Excellent stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2011
I havenít written a review in forever...just had to write this one to say how amazed I was with this beer. Slap a $15/bomber price tag on this puppy with some fancy packaging and youíve got a top-50 beer. For $10/4-pack, this beer is incredible. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts, toffee (coffee and toffee in the same beer - you f***in kiddin me? america, f*** yeah!). Little bit of ash on the palate, slight dryness. Great f***in beer, put me down for a case.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jkennemer (2) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011 does not count
This beer pours like syrup out of the bottle. Dark and creamy with a slight brown/tan head. Plenty of lacing drapes the side of glass. This beer really looks great. The aroma smells of brown sugar, molasses and roasted coffee and chocolate. Fair amount of alcohol on the nose. This beer has a surprising bitter note from the hops, yet sinfully sweet. The body is light for a stout, but its creamy texture and soft to low carbonation stand out and make this one a pleasure to take in. This beer is self-described as big, bold & complex, and while the opposite of what I prefer in women, GFDS lives up to its billing. This is already one of my top 5 if not top 3 stouts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rtbrmn88 (12) - Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
A: pours black, dark brown around the edges when held to a light. Head was two fingers just after pour, after a while it was a thin dark brown. S: dark and roasty, a nice chocolaty sweetness almost reminds me of a milk stout in the aroma. It smells creamy. T: dark roasted malt, a creamy mix of the malt, chocolate, a little nutty, oat smoothness/sweetness. There is a nice slightly piny aftertaste. M: creamy, smooth carbonation O: no complaints, is a great stout, wish it came in sixers and not four packs.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RyanK (173) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pours black, no light is getting through this beer. Large foamy brown head appears after pouring that takes a few minutes to disappear. Smells sweet, think milk chocolate and coffee, can smell some oats too. I can understand the Old Rasputin comparison. This beer is a lot heavier on the hops, something I expected from Green flash. Beer has notes of dark chocolate and dark coffee, maybe a little oats in their as well. The malt is heavy but it is completely overshadowed by the hops (not immense, but way more than Iím used to in a stout. Finishes dry and bitter with a little malt left on the palate. Not as tasty as some creative stouts I have but very solid and great for a beer drinker who would rather have beer without too many flavors. Complexity is somewhat hidden by hops. Canít even taste the alcohol content. Worth trying.

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