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RATINGS: 1356   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
puzzl (3249) - New York, New York, USA - APR 3, 2008
Cask at Blind Tiger. Vegetal, roasty aroma. Lots of coffee, with some fleeting lactic sweetness. Chewy sweetness. Full bodied and pretty rich. Nice stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TeamTrappist (830) - jericho, New York, USA - APR 6, 2008
Tap at Blind Tiger. Tried both the cask and the draft, this is the draft rating. Poured nice and dark, almost black.Smelled and tasted coffee, and nuts, with a nice big bitter finish. Medium -full bodied, and very tasty. A good solid stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3028) - Flushing, New York, USA - APR 7, 2008
Tap at Barcade: Pours opaque with a dense dark brown head. Roasty aroma. Dark chocolate, kilned barley, and a vanilla bean hint. Rich, slick body. Pretty chewy with a nice roasted flavor. Rich roasted espresso, burnt raisins, vanilla bean undertones and a pleasant alcohol presence. A rich, well done Imperial Stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dalekliz (872) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 21, 2008
UPDATED: NOV 20, 2008 Cask at Hamilton’s, shared with WeeHeavySD. Poured black with a foamy, light brown head. Sharp/sweet aroma of malt, dark fruits, burnt toast, and dark chocolate. Taste starts sharp and quite sweet and then moves into toasted malt, with a hint of grass. Lingering sweet toastyness. Nice chocolate taste and creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
padrefan98 (854) - (San Diego) Santee, California, USA - APR 25, 2008
Sampled at Liars Club in Alpine. Some amazing head. Flavors of bitter Chocolate, and sweet malts. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 8, 2008
UPDATED: AUG 6, 2012 22oz from Sam’s, Durham. A big and very thick pour, obviously so from the opaque quality of the body and the lasting creamy head. A nice roasty aroma greets you, with some chocolate smoothness detectable. Taste is heavy on the espresso characteristics, with a bit of a lactic quality emerging in the finish, along with smooth milk chocolate. A very nice stout from this fine brewery.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
SDbruboy (1864) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 14, 2008
On draft at O’Briens. Arrived dark brown-black, opaque with a thin tan head. Surprisingly faint aroma, but what there is reveals roasty malts, bakers chocolate, milk and cocoa with hints of herbal notes. Roasty malts dominate the flavor, ripe dry prunes, dusty bitter chocolate and an astringent finish. Creamy, smooth and full body with gently tingly carbonation. Not sure this is indeed an Imperial Stout, but it is a nice, enjoyable stout nonetheless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
railcat1 (685) - Hammond, Indiana, USA - MAY 15, 2008
This was another fine beer from Green Flash and a rather good one poured with a nice black look and with a little brown head that last for a while.The abv was not that strong but as it warmed it was present and more flavors come out like roasted malts and a nice creamy finish another nice find in my cellar.CHEERS!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAY 23, 2008
Dark brown black colored brew with a thin tan head. Aroma of bittersweet chocolate, oats, and some pretty hefty pine/earthy hops. Flavors of bittersweet chocolate, oats, light coffee, a little roast with a nice bitterness that consists of piney and earthy hops. Alcohol is covered up very well and it drinks nicely.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2117) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 25, 2008
650 bottle from Bev4less. Pours an opaque black color with a big tan head that lasts a long time. The aroma is rich with molasses, licorice and dates.The flavor is earthy, with minerals, biter walnuts and a bit of hard alcohol. The mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. The finish is medium in duration and dry. Overall: A very good stout, but not a great one. Recommended.


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