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Serrano Stout - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Serrano Stout
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87
very good

103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

On cask at Haven Gastropub in Pasadena, CA.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, chiles, and tortilla aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, and chile flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of chile heat in the back of the throat after each sip. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some interesting aromas and flavors from the chiles used.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mdfb79
3.89/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From 04/16/13 notes. Had this on tap at Rattle N Hum in NYC.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of medium tan foam and moderate carbonation evident. Looks pretty nice, like the normal double stout.

s - Smells of milk chocolate, roasted malts, burnt malts, dark chocolate, light coffee, and light cream. Nice, like the normal double stout. Not getting much peppers in the nose, though I like it.

t - Tastes of milk chocolate, roasted malts, vanilla, hot peppers, spice, toasted malts, burnt malts, light coffee, and some light bitterness in the end. Peppers come through in the taste a bit, though nothing overpowering, which I appreciate.

m - Medium to full bodied stout, with moderate carbonation. Not too spicy.

o - Overall a nice stout and a nice variation on the normal double stout. I would put it on par with the normal version, with a little bit of spice in the taste. Worth checking out if you like the normal double stout and/or spiced stouts.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Served in 12oz tulip. Poured a solid black with over an inch (which, when that settled, left me with about 9oz of actual beer?) that had low-to-moderate retention and low lacing.

The aroma was the typical sweet malt of the style, with no hint of pepper. On the tongue the flavor starts out as that of a typical example, but then the peppers kick in harshly on the back of the tongue. The pepper hotness lingered too long to be enjoyable.

The body was very thin for the style. Drinkability will depend on your taste for peppers. For me, this is a one-and-done tick. Overall, an OK brew, that's probably not for everyone.

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4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
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

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3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.49/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This luxurious stout is super solid black in appearance with a big light brown crown and gravel-like, foamy lacing that retains well. The aroma gives a chewy tobacco malt with a sure twist of chili powder. Nothing more need be said. Awesome. The flavor follows with sweet vanilla malt with more of that leathery tobacco and pleasant but deliberate chili pepper heat. Theres a touch of grassy brightness in the background as well but nothing i would define as hoppy, just a bit of contrast. This stuff is velvety smooth in feel with medium plus body, moderate carbonation. The pepper heat is clear but not overdone at all assuming you're any kind of fan of chili flavor and a little challenge to the taste buds. I love this stuff. It coats your throat with a pleasant pepper spiciness while maintaining deep malt pleasure and adequate sweetness. Woderfully balanced for this style. Bravo!

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Served in a tasting glass at the brewery.

A: Creamy mocha head. Opaque black beer

S: It smells like chilies. And roasted malt. And chocolate.

T: Spicy (duh) and chocolatey. Rich, sweet, and enjoyable. The chili cuts the sweetness perfectly.

M: Full.

O: I really enjoyed this!! A bit mild, a bit straightforward, but I like the trend and the example. Recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +9.5%

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Serrano Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.