Palme (5004) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2011
0.65l bottle @ Baran, Bergen. Pours a pitch black body with a nice creamy caramel head leaving good lacing. Aroma is nice and roasty with some coffee, a sour oaky wood-note that I like, light vanilla, some salty peaty tar and a little burned toast. Full-bodied, has an oily to creamy texture and it’s softly carbonated. Punch some good espresso coffee in the first sip along with a little ash, mild vanilla and some good roasted caramel. It’s also somehow slightly dry. Mild warming aftertaste and a nice roasted finish makes this a really good stout. Green flash really knows what they are doing. ttutony (968) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 16, 2011
Jet black with a tan head. Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate and coffee. Bitterness on the palate is noticeable but still restrained a bit and has a nice smoothness. Good beer, have yet to try a Green Flash that I didn’t like. Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 15, 2011
Deep and dark looking with a leathery vinegar and baking powder volcano head. Thick and chocolatey nose. Big but smooth, a hint of booziness but it is overcome by milky creaminess very quickly. It’s good, smooth and sweet. FudgeSociety2 (311) - Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2011
Pours with a massive creamy head that takes a while to die down. Creaminess follows into the body. Great beer. r464 (2406) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 10, 2011
Dark and brown/black in color with a somewhat foamy tan and brownish head. Roasty malt flavors are well balanced with some nuttiness, a bit of coffee and chocolate, as well as caramel and toffee in there as well. Strong, but not overly so… you will not recognize the alcohol content as you sip. A respectable stout, though not as strong as some imperial varieties.
Beerman6686 (6611) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2011
This poured a dark brown color with a lighter tan head. Aroma was dark chocolate, light coffee and lots of dark roasted malts. Flavor was very smooth, a nice balance between sweetness and roasted bitterness. Alcohol has no presence at all. Nice. jonas (8625) - Garching close to the monks, GERMANY - APR 30, 2011
Bottle, double stout. Black, creamy brown head. Spicy, coffee, light chocolate aroma. coffee, quite good espresso actually. Nice well balanced stout. bluevegie (3073) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - APR 28, 2011
Black body with dark tan head. Chocolate notes on the nose, sharp flavours in the taste, coffee and liquorice, enjoyed this. dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - APR 23, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. This beer pours black with a medium tan head. The aromas are roasted coffee, chocolate and smoke. The mouthfeel is bitter, slightly sticky and set with a heavy body. This was a really great beer! Cheers! Thorpe429 (5122) - , Illinois, USA - APR 22, 2011
On tap at Rustico. Served in a snifter.
Pours a near-black color with a thin mocha head that sticks around for quite a bit and leaves some spotty lacing. Thin collar sits throughout. The nose brings a good dosing of chocolate along with some mild roast and coffee. Touch of vanilla in there as well. Some sweetness opens the taste up, followed by a mellow chocolate character and a bit of coffee and roast in the finish, creating a bit of a roasty bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy with low levels of carbonation. Finish is a bit too roasty and dry for my taste. Drinks pretty well and this is certainly something I’d order again.
Serving type: on-tap
Reviewed on: 02-17-2011