manuchampions (1245) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUL 23, 2010
22oz bomber from 16th St. Liquor in West Van. Pours a light repelling black with decent, unrelenting mocha head. My nose must be whacked...aside from the oft described roasted malt, cocoa and coffee aromas I’m getting something like pot roast from this (?). Mouthfeel is thick and slightly carbonated. Taste is roasted caramel, dark chocolate, just a hint of spice, some fruit like brandied cherries and raisins. Sticks to the tongue but the alcohol is well worked and only slightly hot. Finish ends a pleasing mix of tangerine, chocolate and hops. Interesting. Dfonorow (2318) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2010
Pours black with a thin off-white head and pretty decent lacing. The aroma is of sweet roasted barley with hints of oatmeal, toffee, and bitter sweetness. The taste is pretty normal for a stout and is of dry chocolate with a bitter sweet oatmeal finish. Overall its a very good beer and a good example of what an oatmeal styled stout should be, but nothing amazing or new. Embrouille (2854) - SWITZERLAND - JUL 7, 2010
Bottled 65cl. No memorable components apparent. Smooth, sweet and with a decent bitterness. Boring. I was expecting more. Still very enjoyable. Chalsk (1104) - North Caldwell, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Thicken this mouth feel up a bit and you have a world class IS. And at over 8% abv this is an IS. Pours a black color with an off-white foam head. Has an aroma of dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Sweet start then the carbonation kicks in, turning roasty/malty and then bitter. Sweet velvety chocolate finish. Very good. Wouldn’t expect anything less from the great Green Flash. yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2010
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a black beer topped by a dense, finger-thick beige to tan head. It’s 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 there’s also a touch of orange. I would like more hoppy flavors. Full-bodied and warming, quite smooth on the palate. There’s 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
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. gunnfryd (15509) - 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. 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. 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 didn’t 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
Ron (4265) - 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.