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RATINGS: 1547   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
patrickfannon (1241) - 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.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wj94 (69) - Virginia, USA - FEB 4, 2011
I havent written a review in forever...just had to write this one to say how amazed I was with this beer. Slap a $15/bomber price tag on this puppy with some fancy packaging and youve got a top-50 beer. For $10/4-pack, this beer is incredible. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, nuts, toffee (coffee and toffee in the same beer - you f***in kiddin me? america, f*** yeah!). Little bit of ash on the palate, slight dryness. Great f***in beer, put me down for a case.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Jkennemer (3) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - AUG 1, 2011 does not count
This beer pours like syrup out of the bottle. Dark and creamy with a slight brown/tan head. Plenty of lacing drapes the side of glass. This beer really looks great. The aroma smells of brown sugar, molasses and roasted coffee and chocolate. Fair amount of alcohol on the nose. This beer has a surprising bitter note from the hops, yet sinfully sweet. The body is light for a stout, but its creamy texture and soft to low carbonation stand out and make this one a pleasure to take in. This beer is self-described as big, bold & complex, and while the opposite of what I prefer in women, GFDS lives up to its billing. This is already one of my top 5 if not top 3 stouts.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rtbrmn88 (12) - Virginia, USA - AUG 13, 2011
A: pours black, dark brown around the edges when held to a light. Head was two fingers just after pour, after a while it was a thin dark brown. S: dark and roasty, a nice chocolaty sweetness almost reminds me of a milk stout in the aroma. It smells creamy. T: dark roasted malt, a creamy mix of the malt, chocolate, a little nutty, oat smoothness/sweetness. There is a nice slightly piny aftertaste. M: creamy, smooth carbonation O: no complaints, is a great stout, wish it came in sixers and not four packs.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
RyanK (274) - Rhode Island, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Pours black, no light is getting through this beer. Large foamy brown head appears after pouring that takes a few minutes to disappear. Smells sweet, think milk chocolate and coffee, can smell some oats too. I can understand the Old Rasputin comparison. This beer is a lot heavier on the hops, something I expected from Green flash. Beer has notes of dark chocolate and dark coffee, maybe a little oats in their as well. The malt is heavy but it is completely overshadowed by the hops (not immense, but way more than Im used to in a stout. Finishes dry and bitter with a little malt left on the palate. Not as tasty as some creative stouts I have but very solid and great for a beer drinker who would rather have beer without too many flavors. Complexity is somewhat hidden by hops. Cant even taste the alcohol content. Worth trying.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MaartenRF10 (1888) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - DEC 15, 2011
Almost black with brown creamy head. Aroma is vanilla, chocolate, peated whiskey. Taste is also vanilla and chocolate, coffee, roasted malts and hints of whiskey. Smooth, creamy texture. Awesome beer!!! Too bad I only got to taste it. Next time Id like a whole bottle of this!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
dwyerpg (5754) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 19, 2011
This is quite good. Dark and a bit roasty but thankfully no coffee. Very smooth and a bit chocolaty. Really quite nice, esp. after a long successful hunt.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
glennmastrange (2715) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of dark bread, toasted cereal, and chocolate milk, faint resin and earth for the hops and yeast, with a hint of toffee in the background. Head is average size, creamy and foamy, light brown with good yet slipery lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is almost completely black. Flavor starts lightly to moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes lightly sweet and acidic and lightly to moderately bitter. Palateis medium to full, creamy with a soft carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. The aroma of theis beer is amazing, bold with rounded edges is the best way I can describe it. Everything else in this brew rates right up there with the best Stouts.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
jazzmanjk (3) - Connecticut, USA - FEB 9, 2012 does not count
Caramel, bread, chocolate, coffee, roasty, leather, earthy, banana, raisin, soy sauce, vanilla

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
wlajwl (5940) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Grains, mild roasted malts and a hint of nuttiness in aroma. The flavor complex fruit, grains/malts and a coffee-like bitter finish. No off-flavors, this stood on its own as far ales go.


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