Double Stout - Serrano Chiles
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,758
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
91
Ranked #8,815
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 9.93%
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
76
From:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
 
California, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  6
Gots
  6
SCORE
91
Outstanding
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Fatehunter from Oregon

3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of head on a black body.
The aroma is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, then just a hint of fresh Serrano in the background.
The taste is milk and chocolate with enough pepper to spice it up a bit but not overwhelm it.
The texture is thicker.
Really enjoyable.

Jan 31, 2016
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thedifferencemaker from Ohio

4.34/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is delicious. It seems like a malty-slightly spicy fusion of coffee and beer. The nose is great with serious coffee notes and a hint of spice. The spice is not overwhelming, but it adds just enough to the beer to keep you on you toes. Mouthfeel is nearly perfect too.

Nov 07, 2015
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Jojosaute

4.61/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

I will submit rest of review when I have another. This beer blew me away. On tap at Proper Brick Oven and Tap Room in Pittsburgh. I finally found it on BA and wanted to give a quick opinion. It reminded me of Edmund Fitzgerald porter from Great Lakes, accept spicy. Not over the top. Just great flavor.

May 17, 2015
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Billolick from New York

4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Deciccos in Armonk NY

Hoo Ha if you like chocolatey double stout and you like some spiced up chili peppers...this is your beer.

Chocolate, coffee, roast malts...serrano chili goodness...all magically mixed together...not to hot, but the chili note is def present and glowing in all its glory. Complex, tasty, well crafted and an obvious choice for spicy food or BBQ....Chili heads rejoice and go get some of this elixir

Mar 14, 2015
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MadCat from New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Pours a nice chocolatey black color with a dark brown head

Smell: Coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, dark fruit, earthy hops, chili

Taste: Coffee and chocolate up front with a little serrano flavor, a good helping of roasted malts and earthy hops, with a little heat starting to get noticed. Some dark fruit on the back end, with a little spicy finish, but nothing overwhelming. Just enough spice and chili to compliment the beer, rather than to take away from it

Feel: Full body, medium carbonation

Overall: I often pair beer with spicy food, particularly Mexican. So why not add some of that flavor directly to the beer? It works surprisingly well, as long as it is properly balanced. Props to GF for this unique brew

Feb 08, 2015
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chinchill from South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a cask at the 2015 Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting.

Mild+ chili heat and moderate chili flavor.
Good balance. Rich and moderately complex, with hints of wood, coffee, and burnt toast.

Feel: Nice full body with mild heat and light carbonation.

Jan 24, 2015
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Luisfcarrizo from Florida

5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A unique beer. I give Green Flash credit for its ability to use the chilies without going over the top.

Spicy chili pepper but not too much. This beer is so unique than a regular stout that there needs to be another category.

Jan 19, 2015
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Sludgeman from District of Columbia

3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

A unique beer. I give Green Flash credit for its ability to use the chilies without going over the top.

Spicy chili pepper but not too much. A 16oz pour that was a bit difficult to finish. The beer wore out its welcome, so to say. This beer is so different than a regular stout that there needs to be another category.

Serving Type: On tap

Nov 15, 2014
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John_M from Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

On tap at the bier stein the other day.

While I thought this a tasty effort from GF, the heat from the chilies was just a bit over the tope for me (and I generally like hot/spicy food). The base beer was excellent, as expected, but the chili flavor dominated to the point it was difficult to appreciate or enjoy it. Just not sure I need to revisit this one again any time soon.

Oct 14, 2014
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.

Pours a fairly dark black, with a small half inch head, and no lacing.

Smells very strongly of pepper, spicy and zesty, with some typical, but buried stout aromas of chocolate and roasted malt.

The pepper doesn't take over in the flavor as strongly as in the aroma, but it's there. Zesty, spicy, and slightly vegetal flavors sit on top of roasted malt, a bit of smoke, and chocolate. The pepper flavor is not too spicy, it complements the strong stout flavor well.

This one sports a body of medium thickness, with a lower amount of carbonation, and a spicy and creamy mouthfeel.

A nice little twist on the regular Green Flash Double Stout, but I think I like the original better.

Sep 20, 2014
Double Stout - Serrano Chiles from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 91 out of 100 with 76 ratings