Green Flash Double Stout Black Ale

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Since my introductory experience with Green Flash Brewing was love at first taste of their amazing West Coast IPA, when I found a couple of new styles from them, I had to pick them up, and tonight I’m having a Double Stout Black Ale.  It’s what I would call a porter, dark and thick and pretty big at 8.8% ABV.  The head is fairly creamy, but it doesn’t hang around long.  The nose is smoky, with sweet notes of toffee, and a hint of coffee.  The middle has roasted malt and bittersweet chocolate that fades through a crisp finish.  Overall, this is a a really nice stout, but I wish it had a bit more character at the end.  Still, this beer is good enough to easily be a regular for me, no question.

I give it a 4.3 out of 5.

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