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RATINGS: 1548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 264   ABV: 8.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (16711) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle, 22oz. Its a black beer topped by a dense, finger-thick beige to tan head. Its just beautiful to look at. The aroma has roasted malts and a pleasant chocolate and coffee scent. Not that dark chocolate, milk chocolate is the thing here. The flavor has some sweetness, but meaty chocolate and coffee do most of the job, and theres also a touch of orange. I would like more hoppy flavors. Full-bodied and warming, quite smooth on the palate. Theres some bitterness in the finish, but also here I would like a little more. A super-drinkable beer with lots of nice flavors. Definitely worth a revisit. 100115

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rcubed (35) - Vista, California, USA - JUN 26, 2010
Appearance - One finger head, mocha brown head, leaves a bit of lacing. The head fades quickly as expected for a beer with such a high ABV. Pitch black with no light coming through the glass. Aroma - Big roasted malts. I get some oats as well. A hint of sweet chocolate malt and a tad bit of alcohol. As it heats up you get much more alcohol in the aroma. No hops what so ever which is almost shocking for a Green Flash beer. Taste - For double/imperial stout you get a medium mouth feel, mainly from the oats used. Up front you get rich roasted malt character. At colder temperatures it goes down very smooth and leaves a dry finish. As with most dark beers, as you let it warm up, the true characters of the beer come into play. You still get the rich roastyness on the front of your tongue but as it gets to mid tongue you get slightly sweet coffee notes just before the Target hops balance out the malts before going too sweet light some double/imperial stouts do. It finishes with bitter-sweet roasted notes and the 8.8% ABV makes its presence known. Overall the Double Stout is one smooth drinker.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (14363) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 20, 2010
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is sweet, coffee, chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is sweet, roasted, coffee, chocolate, licorice. Full body. nice beer.

2.9
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Lenrick (11) - SWEDEN - JUN 16, 2010
Aroma is rich with roasted barley and oats. The taste is a bit unexpected and very roasted. Powerful and robust flavors. Lots of roasted malt and burnt bread crust. Very nice beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pastor (799) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - JUN 13, 2010
split this one amounst some friends and into snifters the brew produced a good two finger tan head that stuck around and the lacing was great. The body was a typical stout black. O my this was a surprise I got some huge chocolate notes from the nose. Truly memorable in a lot of ways I really didnt expect to much from this brew but it did surprise me. The flavor was nice a chocolaty with a light roasted bitter not as much hops as I thought I would find coming from a west coat brewery even that was refreshing for a change. The body was perfect for a stout with great carbonation. Like I said this brew was a surprise. I did miss this brew when it was gone, and it was better than a top 100 brew that we cracked in the same sitting

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ron (3740) - Rochester, New York, USA - JUN 9, 2010
Bottle. Pitch black with a creamy tan head. Aroma is roasty, caramel, vanilla with a good punch of coffee and chocolate. Rich malty and roast flavor with notes of chocolate, coffee and vanilla.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tastybeer (1853) - Indiana, USA - JUN 8, 2010
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a brown head. Aroma of sour apple smirnoff ice. Flavor is chocolate, coffee, tobacco.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
22oz courtesy of peteinSD. What a cool dude- sent this in a box for no reason so that I could try it. Pours near jet black with a massive dark tan head that is ultra rocky and leaves the lacing of God. Aroma of green apples, oxidized red apple sections, big acetaldehyde. Taste is a little tart, full of green apples, is a little bit tinny, and gets coffee roast and bakers chocolate in the finish. Has the lighter body of a stout and is not too intense even though abv wise it is verging on imperial. Looks great but has a few critical flaws.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1701) - California, USA - JUN 7, 2010
Very nice imperial stout. Pours deep brown with a thick dark on it that quickly goes down. Really quality malts and the hops are really quality as well. You can really taste the roasted malts.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Thanks to Exiled for sharing this bottle. 2008 vintage sampled in May 2010. The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is a nice mix of roasted malt, chocolate and smoke. The flavor is pretty heavy on the chocolate with some roasted malt. The mouthfeel is a little too thin for me and is a tad bit watery. Medium carbonation.


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