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Serrano Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Serrano Stout
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BA SCORE
87
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.86%
Wants: 7
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Double Stout with Serrano Chiles.

(Beer added by: ehammond1 on 08-14-2012)
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Reviews by estlinska:
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estlinska

Arkansas

4.75/5  rDev +22.4%

Served on draft into a tulip at the Saucer on 3/15/13. Pours the deepest of black with absolutely no light penetration, topped unceremoniously with a dark brown head the color of brown sugar. It leaves just the finest of lacing as the glass empties rather quickly. The smell is all that the double stout was: roasted coffee and sweet milk chocolate slightly charred. Then there is the very present, but not over done chile throughout the nose. I really like the way the chile is balanced on the nose. The taste is not as chile forward as I would have expected either. It's a wonderful beer in its natural form, full of that roasty coffee and milk chocolate on the nose, with just a hint of sweet heat on the back end. The chile flavor builds over time to make a nice burn. Great mouthfeel as well. Great beer overall. It presents the chile flavor in a very subtle, but very present way that does not destroy the base product. I will have this again (on Sunday actually). Would love to try it on NITRO.

03-16-2013 11:06:22 | More by estlinska
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-17-2012 01:30:42 | More by warnerry
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-14-2013 05:44:05 | More by Beerswag
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ehammond1


4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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.

08-14-2012 00:35:14 | More by ehammond1
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.7%

09-01-2013 00:44:12 | More by Schlafly33
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-19-2014 17:12:22 | More by Griffith
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Ralphs66

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%

04-13-2013 20:47:39 | More by Ralphs66
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atlbravsrno1

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-22-2014 20:03:49 | More by atlbravsrno1
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richj1970

Alabama

4.1/5  rDev +5.7%

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.

05-05-2013 01:44:51 | More by richj1970
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TheSleepyMonkey

Tennessee

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

02-19-2014 06:19:48 | More by TheSleepyMonkey
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oso

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

03-18-2014 03:36:38 | More by oso
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trevorpost

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

06-01-2014 01:03:58 | More by trevorpost
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +16%

04-21-2013 21:31:33 | More by Ajlvt
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Devi0us

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

09-07-2013 22:40:09 | More by Devi0us
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GrantBrennan

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

06-05-2013 02:18:45 | More by GrantBrennan
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%

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

04-29-2013 12:06:31 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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Spaz7

California

4/5  rDev +3.1%

10-04-2013 16:35:52 | More by Spaz7
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cdog707yo

California

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

07-14-2014 22:21:19 | More by cdog707yo
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bca115

California

3/5  rDev -22.7%

02-20-2013 07:14:14 | More by bca115
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CCRaise

Missouri

3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

03-16-2013 01:28:24 | More by CCRaise
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alalvarez75

New York

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-09-2013 15:55:22 | More by alalvarez75
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cocoapuph

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

11-06-2012 15:34:31 | More by cocoapuph
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.1%

At Meadhall, Cambridge MA

Black with a khaki head. Smells like smooth roast malt and chile peppers. Tastes like it smells. Some cacao too. Good amount of heat - it's enough to get the chile feel but not enough to be hard to drink. Thick body with low carbonation.

12-17-2013 01:49:33 | More by donkeyrunner
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csmalley

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

12-21-2013 04:06:09 | More by csmalley
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BigBry

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

03-21-2013 05:30:19 | More by BigBry
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Serrano Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.