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RATINGS: 1548   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamaboy1975 (242) - Suffolk, Virginia, USA - SEP 1, 2013
Coming in a short 12 FL. Oz. brown bottle, no freshness info. is provided on the beer label; served mildly chilled in GuldenDraak’s branded short-stemmed tulip-shaped sniffer. The beer label states “Double Stout” – “Black Ale”, which I guess means to suggest that this beer follows no specific style… hence a “Black Ale”? A: pours a pitch black colour, coming with a very thick and frothy dark khaki head with good retention, while the carbonation level looks decent, constant but mild. S: the aroma has upfront lightly metallic elements to pair with black malts, jammy dates, sweet vanilla, chocolate-coated coffee beans, light acidity and lively overripe pear-ish fruit esters; given a good swirl, a deep yet also 3 dimensional gristy and nutty dark maltiness with a pleasant touch of sweetness chime in, along with random notes as of leather, oat, crushed hazelnut, dark-coloured honey and even (faintly) musk fragrance. T: smoothly carbonated, the entry shows again a little metallic edge on the side of the rather deep-flavoured, silky-smooth and not-at-all heavy gristy mixture of darker malts (presumably oat has rendered the extra smooth palate over here!); black stone-fruits and hop bitterness retreat to the place of the second fiddle, showing retrained undertones of coffee, bitter herbs, damson fruits, burned nuts, and earthy hints of English hops, before the flavour ends with a subtly spicy and mildly acidic note which lingers well in the aromatically malty finish. M&O: the mouthfeel is wonderfully smooth, rounded, not heavy at any time, the flavour profile is sound and balanced, not like one’s usual super-charged hop bomb even in the guise of a huge wizardry black robe. Have I mentioned alcohol, by the way? If not, then it is because it’s just hidden too well… All in all, this is a delicious strong stout not in one’s “Imperial” fashion in any sense, but a rather balanced and approachable one. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john44 (1486) - SW London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2017
Bottle. Bought Aug 2012; BBE undated; Drank Dec 2012 - Opaque Black in colour. Very Malty; roasted malts, lots of dark bitter chocolate, espresso coffee, toffee, some liquorice, hint of vanilla. Hoppy; noticeable earthy hop bitterness. Sweet-bitter very chocolate roast malty throughout. Dry roasted finish. Enjoyed this a lot. Nice Double Stout! (2012-12-30)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ulrikolsen (538) - DENMARK - NOV 26, 2016
Bottle. Pours black with lazing tan head. Aroma has dark malts, dark chocolate, overripe fruits like dates, plum and vanilla and cocoa. Taste is semi-sweet malty with dark malts, roasted malt, dark chocolate, overripe fruits and vanilla and cocoa. Finish is balanced complex malty and dry.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (6488) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2016
Bomber Bottle with Pat in 2010. Pours a mahogany brown with a large and creamy thick head. Aroma of cocoa, plum, lactose, brown sugar, roast, sweet malts, toffee and herbs. Flavor was similar with a slick and oily mouthfeel. Very warming in the belly

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wekker84 (2204) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - OCT 7, 2016
Bottle a black colored beer with a beige head aroma roasted malts fruits spicy laurel and hops flavor roasted malts frutis spicy yeast caramel laurel and biter hops

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rami_pl (2463) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 30, 2016
Rami Rami is drinking a Double Stout by Green Flash Brewing Company at Powiśle Jaki tam imperial, zwykly stout, sympatyczny, ciut oleisty, kawowo-kakaowy, czekolada tez, palonosc, gladki, niezly. Ale nijak nie RIS

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Grumbo (1798) - Ipswich, Suffolk, ENGLAND - SEP 4, 2016
Bottle from the Bristol Beer Emporium. Pours black with a purple tint, and an average sized tan colour lasting head. Aroma is a heady mix of chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, dark fruits and treacle. Medium sweetness, quite heavy on roasted bitterness. Medium/full bodied with a slick texture. Finish is of bitter dark chocolate, dry, but with a creamy edge. Quite delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hackobock (3778) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 11, 2016
September 25, 2015. Bottle at SBWF.
Black with a medium sized tan head. Aroma is roasted malts with some cocoa and coffee, light toffee sweetness, some licorice. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter. Finish is slightly dry, ashy bitterness, some cocoa, hints of coffee, sweet caramel and licorice with a light salty note. Medium bodied, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jackl (7190) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 7, 2016
Bottle sourced from the rot box. Deep brown pour with a tiny khaki head that quickly fades. Aroma of chocolate syrup. Kinder Bueno candies. Some toasted nut, nougat. Mellow earthy char. Flavor is nicely balanced sweet / earthy. Chocolate covered espresso beans. Umami notes - mild salt and soy. Toasted grain. Mild bitterness. Inky and oily. Full bodied. Quite nice.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GoddamnNoise (88) - Pontevedra, SPAIN - JUL 13, 2016
Aroma: medium intensity. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of chocolate. , liquorice. Appearance: black color, totally opaque. Tan-light brown head made of very creamy foam made of tiny bubbles. Average head thickness. Above average retention (a medium centimeter thick layer of foam remains over the beer and doesnt disappear). Very nice Brussels lace. Taste: low-to-medium sweetness, medium bitterness, no sourness. Roasted malts, black chocolate, hints of coffee. Palate: medium body, watery-to-oily texture, average carbonation, long dry bitter finish of dark chocolate and roasted malts with hints of coffee. Overall: Nice appearance, Aromas and flavors of roasted malts, dark chocolate, hints of coffee, long dry bitter finish of dark chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OminouSC2 (521) - Mora, SWEDEN - JUL 7, 2016
Dark brown color. Raosted malt with coffee aromas. Taste of burnt malt, chocolate and some coffee-like bitterness. Light bitter finish. Would have liked a thicker body.


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