Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager With Cacao Nibs And Vanilla Beans | Green Flash Brewing Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
12 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
greenflashbrew.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by largadeer on 06-12-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
12
Reviews:
1
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
12.05%
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
1
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Ratings: 12 |  Reviews: 1
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Served on-tap at Ale Arsenal. The menu says "Green Flash Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager: Black lager with espresso, vanilla beans, and cacao nibs."

A: Black, with cola glints. Intimidatingly dark head.

S: Flat, biscuity, crispy. Hint of licorice, chocolate, and gingerbread.

T/M: Smooth, flat, and tasty. Huge flavors. Spicy. Coffee? Check. Dark fruit? Check. Chocolate? Vanilla? Roasted malt? Check, check, check. A little sweet and flat for me, overall.

O: Good, but not great. Too much, too sweet, and I don't think the casks did it any favors.

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Ristretto Cosmic Black Lager With Cacao Nibs And Vanilla Beans from Green Flash Brewing Co.
3.9 out of 5 based on 12 ratings.
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