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.