Green Flash Double Stout

Beer:  Double Stout Black Ale
Brewery: Green Flash Brewing Co.
Style: American Double Stout
ABV: 8.8%

Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Pint glass
Drinking Establishment: A George St. Co-op potluck
Primary Consumer: Ally
Consumption Companion: Matt, a fellow Co-oper



Sight: Opaque, pitch black.  1 finger of chestnut-colored head that settles to a creamy 1/2-finger head with nice lacing.

Scent: Roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee.  For those of you that use Guinness as your Stout standard, Matt considered the aroma to be “Guinness-like.”

Flavor:  The taste follows up the aroma well–there is a nice blend of malts, chocolate, and coffee–and these are joined by a note of spice, with a lingering hop bitterness.

Feel:  Thick, creamy, and smooth, with moderate carbonation.

Concluding remarks: San Diego-based brewery Green Flash puts out a solid Double Stout.  It’s bold, but not overpowering.  The hop notes are the most prominent, but they’re balanced by a little bit of sweet coffee and chocolate, with a hint of spice thrown in–making for a complex and enjoyable quaff. Don’t drink it too cold; the flavors became more balanced as the beer rested.

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