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RATINGS: 1370   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.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RyanK (199) - 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 I’m 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. Can’t even taste the alcohol content. Worth trying.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1596) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2011
Almost black with brown creamy head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, peated whiskey. Taste is also vanilla and chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and hints of whiskey. Smooth, creamy texture. Awesome beer!!! Too bad I only got to taste it. Next time I’d like a whole bottle of this!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (4566) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2011
This is quite good. Dark and a bit roasty but thankfully no coffee. Very smooth and a bit chocolaty. Really quite nice, esp. after a long successful hunt.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
glennmastrange (2255) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of dark bread, toasted cereal, and chocolate milk, faint resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with a hint of toffee in the background. Head is average size, creamy and foamy, light brown with good yet slipery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is almost completely black. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palateis medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. The aroma of theis beer is amazing, bold with rounded edges is the best way I can describe it. Everything else in this brew rates right up there with the best Stouts.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jazzmanjk (3) - USA - FEB 9, 2012 does not count
Caramel, bread, chocolate, coffee, roasty, leather, earthy, banana, raisin, soy sauce, vanilla

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (3875) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Grains, mild roasted malts and a hint of nuttiness in aroma. The flavor complex fruit, grains/malts and a coffee-like bitter finish. No off-flavors, this stood on its own as far ales go.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Keithlamar (3) - - JUL 19, 2012 does not count
Very smooth, great taste, smells amazing, and black as night. I would get this stout again! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (1069) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Beautiful black pour with dark head. Smells of coffee, chocolate and roasted malt. Odors flow through to the taste with the addition of molasses. A chalkybitterness hits the tip of the tongue and spreads back. Very nice stout.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Dscales22 (10) - - FEB 8, 2013
I love this. 8.8%. Its like an alcoholic Guinness. Try it today. Delicious. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lisagirl (264) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - APR 2, 2013
predominant flavour is of coffee at the start, and along with all the roasted goodness it is delicious. but it gets better as it warms up out of the bottle, when the aroma turns to almost pure molasses, and drinks unbelievably heavy. warms you right up and is the sort of thing to settle down with in a big comfy armchair, which is exactly what i did. brilliant stuff.


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