Breakfast Beer Tasting: Green Flash Double Stout
It’s time to go to the dark side this morning with this black ale from San Diego’s Green Flash brewery. It’s a 355ml bottle and is 8.8% and rates a score of 45 on the IBU scale. It certainly poured well, with plenty of carbonation and a thick tan head. Black Stout by style and certainly black in colour; the aroma was more restrained than I was expecting. There’s some molasses/chocolate and some roast malt.
The mouthfeel was smooth. It’s definitely got a creamy edge and the initial taste was of sweet malt and chocolate. This gave way to more noticeable coffee flavours, but still quite balanced in nature. The alcohol, which you might expect to be more prominent, was kept well in check by the roast flavours. It finished with noticeable, but not overpowering, roast bitterness.
Overall this was a solid performer. Perhaps not the greatest ever example of an Imperial Stout, but if you’re a fan of this style; once it’s warmed up, there’s lot of enjoyment to be had sipping this one.