Serrano Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Reviews: 13
Hads: 112
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 8
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ehammond1 on 08-14-2012

Double Stout with Serrano Chiles.
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Reviews by KevT:
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4.19/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this at Harry's Hofbrau in San Jose served in a tulip glass, 8 oz for $5. There was a Green Flash rep at this event and he indicated this was the first time this beer was available on tap in Northern California.

Color is what you would expect for a double stout, perhaps the head receded a little quicker than other stouts. Smell is what I would describe as a cross between stout and a high end Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon; earthy with lots of vegetal pepper aromas...quite pleasant!

Compared to other chili pepper beers, the serrano chile in this beer is very subdued, which in my opinion, is a good thing.

An enjoyable beer that I would have again. (662 characters)

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.23/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Green Flash Brewing Co.
Mira Mesa, CA

A beautiful beer. A nearly midnight black pour and a foaming light brown head that sticks and sticks leaving sheets of lacing down the entire glass.

The aroma isn't nearly as transformed as the flavor when compared to the base beer. Most of Double Stout's roast and chocolate notes shine through, with only a hint of the Serrano.

The flavor, however, is a perfect balance between the base beer (one of my favorite imperial stouts) and the addition of the Serrano: dark, roasted malts, and bitter chocolate, along with a decidedly warm, earthy spice from the Serranos which leaves the sides of the throat tingling with just the right amount of heat after the swallow. Quite extraordinary, actually.

Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

I loved this spicy version of one of my favorite untreated imperial stouts. (866 characters)

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap at Flying Saucer in Nashville.

A: Deep black with thin medium brown head. Spotty lacing as the glass is emptied.

S: Roasted malts, some chocolates, chilies. I was hoping for bigger nose on this one, but all smells were somewhat subdued. Might be a result of the tap and might be better coming from bottle.

T: Big chocolate with roasted flavors mixed nicely with spiciness from the peppers. The heat comes from the chilies is apparent up front while drinking, and carries forward afterwards. Very nice departure from the standard stouts.

M: Medium body and nicely carbonated. Coats the tongue nicely like most stouts in this group.

O: I liked this one quite a bit. Was pleasantly surprised how well the peppers were integrated and enhanced the flavor instead of overpowering it. (789 characters)

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

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4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On tap @ Flying Saucer in Nashville

A - Black with a thin layer of light brown head.

S - Chili, chocolate, roast.

T - Roast, chocolate and and chili pepper. Good integration and balance. Spicy chili kick in the finish.

M - Medium to full body. Light carbonation (267 characters)

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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3/5  rDev -26.1%

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Serrano Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
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