koopa (338) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 23, 2010
This stout had one predominant feature upon my sampling...an extreme taste of coffee. Now do understand that I do not drink coffee and do not prefer the taste of coffee. But this stout was still very drinkable pouring a ruby brown with a dark mocha head that fades after a few minutes. You can’t taste any presence of alcohol yet a bitterness persists far beyond your sip. I was fortunate enough to get a tap sample in a growler from Bierkraft in Brooklyn NYC. www.bierkraft.com
Serving type: growler
Reviewed on: 04-23-2008 sloth (2957) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - MAY 21, 2010
A solid Stout. Big and luxurious. Roasty and fruity. Great palate and lingering finish. Green Flash continues to impress. Check the commercial description cause its right on the money. Lovely brew. Yeah,, i,m skimpin. mar (5456) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 21, 2010
2008 bottle thanks to exiled i believe. deep black pour with a khaki head. nose is heavy roasted malts, chocolate, and light alcohol. nice on the palate, flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, oatmeal, and more chocolate. patrickfannon (1242) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 19, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 20, 2010 Bottle. 24.5 oz. Split with Vin. Pours a solid, deep cocoa brown with a thick amberish head. Aroma of oats, lactose, brown sugar, toffe, roast, sweet malts, and light notes of pepper. Fuller bodied with a soft, clean, incredibly smooth mouthfeel. Gentle warming in the finish. This brew is insanely well balanced and poised. Excellent stout. jtclockwork (17634) - , New Jersey, USA - MAY 18, 2010
UPDATED: MAY 23, 2010 Pours black with a quickly dissipating tan head. Nose is roasted barley and cocoa powder. Taste is very powdery, light roasted barley, mostly thin cocoa and ever so slight alcohol burn. It’s a tasty stout, but a little thin for a double.
phaleslu (10898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2010
22 oz. bottle from Ludlow Wines, 2009 vintage. Pours an oily, opaque dark brown with a finger-thick tan head that leaves a little film and a ring around the glass’ inner edge. Aroma of roasted chocolate malts, coffee, milk chocolate candy, cream, and caramel. A little smoked wood rounds it out. The flavor disappoints, though, with some metallic, dirt, wet ash, and rust notes that detract from the chocolate and coffee base. Medium-full bodied, with a gritty mouthfeel and mild carbonation. Would be a lot better with a smoother mouthfeel and without those unwelcome notes murkying the flavor. Still good, but not as good as advertised. tarjei (1954) - Bryne, NORWAY - MAY 5, 2010
65 cl bottle,shared with Roger and Bjørnar. Very dark brown color, fine tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. Flavor is smooth chocolate, coffee, melasse. Sweet, and I like it. TheGrandMaster (2335) - Auckland, NEW ZEALAND - MAY 3, 2010
Bottle (in NZ). Nearly black with a large foamy jaffa-colour head. Dark chocolate on the nose, some roasted malt and hints of raisins. A rich malty palate, plenty of sweetness. Perhaps a bit lacking in distinct flavours - any fruitiness being swamped by the alcohol and sweetness. Some aniseed does sneak in the finish. But I’m not complaining. BelgianBeerGal (4249) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 26, 2010
22oz bottle in Monterey. This bottle aleviated some Green Flash fears for me (recent misses). Slick, black colour with a HUGE foamy, tan head that hangs around a long time. The aroma that sneaks out from under the head is sweet chocolate and coffee. Very full mouthfeel with more coffee, chocolate and buckets of roasted malt in the flavour. Very well done. hoppopotamus (260) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - APR 15, 2010
A jet black pour with a delicious looking two fingers of thick brown foamy goodness. Head sticks around and leaves some lace. Aroma is licorice, alcohol heat, some dark fruit. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, hop bitterness. Finishes bitter. Mouthfeel could be a little bit chewier to be a true "double stout." Excellent beer though.