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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

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.83%
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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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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mmulebarn

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

01-08-2014 01:42:45 | More by mmulebarn
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csmalley

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

12-15-2013 00:21:36 | More by Sparky44
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trytoketchup

Arizona

2/5  rDev -48.6%

12-07-2013 00:13:53 | More by trytoketchup
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RichD

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-03-2013 19:11:39 | More by RichD
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Beerswag

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -10%

11-08-2013 17:36:25 | More by jemarent
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wchasse222

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-19-2013 19:54:04 | More by wchasse222
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fox227

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-13-2013 21:33:53 | More by fox227
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Spaz7

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

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

Washington

3.15/5  rDev -19%

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.

09-15-2013 18:04:56 | More by beertunes
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-11-2013 16:42:31 | More by KAP1356
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dvsbizzyb

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-11-2013 06:45:15 | More by dvsbizzyb
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

09-11-2013 00:47:49 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Devi0us

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

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

California

4.04/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

09-01-2013 22:59:58 | More by AgentMunky
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Schlafly33

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-01-2013 00:44:12 | More by Schlafly33
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-27-2013 19:10:39 | More by dfhhead25
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eawolff99

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-08-2013 21:04:15 | More by eawolff99
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev +2.8%

08-07-2013 05:32:41 | More by SocalKicks
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Kmat10

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

08-02-2013 22:50:26 | More by Kmat10
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KristineT

California

3.5/5  rDev -10%

08-01-2013 04:49:41 | More by KristineT
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KevT

California

4.2/5  rDev +8%

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.

07-28-2013 20:34:09 | More by KevT
Serrano Stout from Green Flash Brewing Co.
87 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.