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RATINGS: 1415   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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiddleBrau (962) - Fort Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Black with dense tan head. Malty sweet nose and a hint of roastiness. Big full taste... can a beer be a milkshake. There was a definite sweetness up front (almost like a marshmallow) but the true stout flavor comes through with a roasty finish. Intriguing.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheBear11D (283) - Michigan, USA - DEC 19, 2014
On draft in snifter. The Green Flash Double Stout pours a very dark plumb to black with a thick frothy brown head that lasts a long while and leaves behind plenty of evidence of its existence. The aroma is loaded with malt with chocolate and caramel standing out, but I also notice some woodsy notes. The flavor is heavy on the chocolate with caramel and pine. Overall this is a very nice brew.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fombe89 (50) - Asturias, SPAIN - DEC 19, 2014
Botella........................................... Casa 14/12/2014

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
obxdude10 (2077) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 17, 2014
Pretty hefty stout. Black pour with a semi-thick brown head. The head left some really nice lacing around the glass. The nose is very rich, with plenty of cocoa, roasted malts, spicy hops and some dark fruit. The body is a little sweet and funky, but overall very delicious. I noted some coffee, cocoa, fruity and dry hops, earthy and bready malts and a hint of cream.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Douberd (2608) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - DEC 10, 2014
(Green Flash Double Stout) Bottle, 355 ml, served into a snifter, ABV 8.8% Black colour on the body, tal, thick and creamy brown head, with very good retention, leaving medium lacing behind as it collapses. Aroma of chocolate, quite some alcohol, faint vanilla. Taste follows, lots of chocolate and more vanilla now, notable alcohol, nice bitter finish following to the aftertaste, liquorice. Thick body, soft carbonation, sticky on the palate. To be honest I didn’t expect it to be*that* good, very nice.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bpar73 (529) - Bellaire, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Black pour with a tan head. Aroma and taste are roast malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel and hops. Solid Imperial.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
lownote (107) - USA - DEC 5, 2014
Pours black with a brown light head that laces the stemware from tap. Pretty thin mouth feel with bubbly but not intense carbonation. Taste is really smokau and chalky. Intensely roasted malts. Slightly sweet. Aroma is a little sweet and chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
rangerred (955) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - DEC 4, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Pours pitch black with a dark, thick, frothy head. Awesome head retention. There is some black licorice in the aroma along with dark chocolate and toasted malt. Light notes of caramel are sprinkled throughout. A touch of grass in the background. Some heavy dark fruit mixed with dark chocolate in the flavor. Caramel is much more prevalent here with a smoothe dark roast holding just the slightest bit of coffee notes. Moderate bitterness cleaning things up towards the finish. Overall, a pretty good beer. I love the English touches although I must say I still prefer Samuel smith

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Namespayne (56) - - DEC 2, 2014
12oz bottle--> snifter: pitch black ale with 2.5 fingers head, leaves a beautiful sandy lacing. Aroma is earthy, grainy, light toasted tobacco, prunes. Tastes like dark chocolate and light hops. Good carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gerbeer (2001) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 27, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours black with a full tan head. Aromas of dry chocolate, heavily roasted malts and ash. Flavor are similar and rich with a little nuttiness. Smooth though not creamy. Nice and easy

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1629) - Florida, USA - NOV 23, 2014
Chocolatey, roasty, a touch fruity, just a well-rounded and more than simply competent imperial stout. Fits into that same niche as something like Narwhal, a good shelf regular that competes with the very good expensive stouts while not being able to match the elite expensive stouts. Only Expedition can really compete with the big boys as shelf stouts go, but this one is still very very good.


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