Double Stout - Serrano Chiles
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #2,014
ABV:
8.8%
Score:
89
Ranked #9,889
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
89
Very Good
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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 76 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by MadCat:
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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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RiceOwls27 from Texas

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

May 04, 2020
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John_M from France

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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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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BigBry from Canada (AB)

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

Jun 09, 2014
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psweendogg from Connecticut

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Mar 14, 2015
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cjgator3 from Florida

3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

May 22, 2016
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WeisGuy from New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Nov 15, 2014
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davegray from California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Aug 11, 2014
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markgugs from New Jersey

4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 04, 2015
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jera1350 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Nov 18, 2014
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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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BirdsandHops from Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

Sep 02, 2014
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jaydoc from Kansas

4/5  rDev -0.7%

Apr 23, 2014
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Rhettroactive from Pennsylvania

4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Feb 13, 2015
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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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nathanmiller from New York

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Mar 07, 2015
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stimulus from New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Dec 04, 2014
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orangesol from Pennsylvania

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

Dec 02, 2015
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buckyp from South Carolina

4.58/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Apr 27, 2015
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Nightwish1094 from Texas

3.52/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Nov 21, 2014
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kjkinsey from Texas

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 21, 2016
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ajdemma from New York

4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Jan 27, 2015
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LeeEvolved from Virginia

3.77/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dec 27, 2014
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westcoastbeerlvr from California

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mar 11, 2016
Double Stout - Serrano Chiles from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 76 ratings