|Wish the pic was crisper. Storm Darkness at 5pm? Yeah!|
Now, the only other beer I've had from Green Flash was their Le Freak Ale, which I thought was spectacular a little over a year ago. The Cooking Asshole also did a guest review of Green Flash Imperial IPA and made some new friends along the way.
The bottle is very heavy for a 12 ouncer, and it's very cool that Green Flash and their logo is stamped into the glass on the front and back. The label, on the other hand, is really basic and boring. It depicts a thumbnail sized tropical scene with the Green Flash Sunburst rising on the horizon. It also says, "Big, Bold & Complex".
Great aroma. Rich cocoa with vanilla and black cherries adding more interest. Chocolaty flavors deliver some awesomeness to the start. The beer is not as sweet as I had anticipated due to a nice dose of roasted malt and bittering coffee. Some vanilla hints are obvious and you will not mistake the warmth from the 8.8% alcohol. It is quite the flavor enhancer as well. Not sweet and not bitter, rather both at the same time. Toward the end, you might also start to taste some smoke and burnt nuances.
Medium carbonation is good. Medium to medium-well body also great. A little more alcohol and heat come at the end and offer a low-grade burning feeling. Really nice and flavorful beer. Check it out for sure! Thanks, Melanie.
So this Beer Trade may have just survived a Train Crash. All was OK from Florida to the San Francisco 'burbs. That's when this "Exception" came online. Melanie said she heard about a train crash, but we were unable to confirm this had anything to do with it. But it does make the story better, right?