Dia De Los Serranos
Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Flash Brewing Co.
California, United States
Stout - American Imperial
4.02 | pDev: 8.71%
Jun 08, 2019
Aug 14, 2012
Dia De Los SerranosDia De Los Serranos
Notes: Formerly known as Serrano Stout

Turn up the heat with our Dia de los Serranos Double Stout. With rich layers of flavor reminiscent of your abuela’s celebrated mole recipe, this Double Stout reveals notes of roasted malt, coffee, and sweet bakers chocolate with a caliente kick of fresh Serrano Chiles. Paired with spicy foods or BBQ, it’s delicioso. ¡Dios mío! I’m going to need una mas…
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4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by sjdevel from Utah

Look - super dark / black with a dark khaki 1 finger head - retention is decent and lacing continues onward
Smell - sweet chocolate syrup, coffee, charred wood, black cracked pepper, roasted peppers
Taste - super rich stout flavors like dark brown sugar, chocolate, and coffee - starts out very sweet but it fades and dries out and gets more stouty - the serrano peppers are fairly subdued in flavor, but the heat intensifies with every sip - this one isn't too hot, but it has a decent amount of heat - caramel flavors continue on as the peppers fade
Feel - quite thick and full bodied
Overall - I really enjoyed this one as I really like spicy peppered brews - this isn't overly peppery or hot, but it is quite complex and well balanced - the stout side is very flavor

Jun 08, 2019
4 by Jason_cs from Florida on Jul 10, 2018
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4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by JohnnyHopps from Indiana

Appearance - The beer was deep black with visible carbonation.

Smell - The beer had a nice baker’s chocolate nose with a hint of spice.

Taste - At the front was dry baker’s chocolate with an overall smoothness. At times, the chocolate is syrupy sweet. Spice comes toward the back with just a hint of heat. In the big picture, the heat is mild.

Mouthfeel - Carbonation is modest or the bubbles are set to small for an overall smoothness.

Overall - I wanted mire serranos/more heat.

Mar 03, 2018
4.18 by BeerBeast from Florida on Dec 02, 2017
4.25 by fx20736 from New York on Nov 19, 2017
4.08 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Oct 08, 2017
4.04 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut on Aug 18, 2017
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3.05/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a one finger white to off white foamy head. Light lacing running here and there. The smell started off with the Serrano chili spice blending nicely with some milk chocolate. The taste was basically the same, but came off a bit more leaning towards the spice. Milk chocolate is there, but not too much. Some of the roasty coffee bean comes out lightly. But the aftertaste and finish seem to be all about the Serrano chilis. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a pure sipping quality about it due to the chilis coming across the way they do. Carbonation seems to definitely run light enough to allow spicy heat to pretty much overtake the feel, damn, this comes across super hot all around, Overall, good imperial stout for the qualities Green Flash wanted. But the heat part could be dialed back a little bit.

Jun 20, 2017
3.95 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Jun 02, 2017
4.22 by GoBeerGo from New Hampshire on Apr 30, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by zeff80 from Missouri

Poured out a jet-black color with a two-finger, light brown head of foam. It smelled of subtle serrano chilies and roasted malt. Big-time heat and spice that lingers with each sip. Just enough roastiness to make sure the heat isn't overpowering.

Apr 07, 2017
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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Wasatch from Colorado

12 oz. Bottle

Pours a very nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which leaves some pretty nice sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, peppers, vanilla, licorice. The taste is malty, spicy, chocolate/toffee, vanilla. Medium body. Overall, a tasty brew.

Apr 05, 2017
4.25 by ckollias from Maryland on Mar 24, 2017
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3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by NotAnIPAFan from Pennsylvania

I wanted to love this beer. However, it just isnt doing it for me right now.
It is solid, certainly not sweet. I honestly think I would like to use it for cooking more than anything. Let's review it...

Drinking it from tap at Strange Brew in Allentown, PA

Look: Dark and delicious looking. Little to no head. Not sure if a laser could shine through it.

Smell: Like the best mole I have ever had. Chocolate and lots of earthy goodness.

Taste: I just ate a salad and drank an IPA before taking this on. But the first taste, to me, was of pure Chile Powder. Don't get me wrong, very good Chile, but it was very strong. I am liking it more as it warms up. And now I just ate some hot sauce and pastrami, so let me try it again....Ok. Less pepper, but more bitter than I would like. I prefer the Stone Xocoveza by a million miles. Too bad it is so rare...
Feel: The feel is lighter than it looks. Not much more to say than that. I feel a slight burning sensation that will probably be felt in other areas later, but not much more to say on that.
Overall: I was really stoked to get into this, but I am left a little disappointed in comparison to Stone's Xocoveza and even Rouge's Chipotle, or Wyerbacher's Mole for that matter... But Wyerbacher way overdid their Mole. It was a DUI Special...

Try the Stone if you can find it! And thanks Mexico for their influence!

Mar 23, 2017
4.06 by brocktune from Virginia on Mar 21, 2017
3.84 by tobelerone from New Jersey on Mar 15, 2017
4.21 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 08, 2017
4.45 by RBorsato from Virginia on Mar 06, 2017
4.14 by futiledevices from South Dakota on Feb 23, 2017
4 by robebo44 from Virginia on Feb 12, 2017
4 by Gkruszewski from New York on Feb 04, 2017
4.04 by StoutBoi from New York on Jan 15, 2017
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4.91/5  rDev +22.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5
by Antg8989 from New Jersey

A Stout/Chile Lover's Dream. Pours black with a brown head. Aroma is phenomenal - dark roast coffee and dark chocolate with a little something sweet stemming out. Taste is even better; dark chocolate, coffee and YES, THEY NAILED IT - the Chile Peppers come through perfect! It's the cherry on top for this stout. Feel is little thin and a little bit too carbonated for the style, but no worries. Overall this stout is a must try, especially for those looking for that spicy kick. In my opinion, this is a level ahead of what BOMB! is trying to do. And BOMB! is a world class beer.
(Could have sworn I had this on draft at the ABC Bar in NYC under a different name.)

Jan 07, 2017
3.9 by AlexFields from Tennessee on Jan 06, 2017
4.24 by token_23223 from Virginia on Jan 04, 2017
3.84 by chard_wells from California on Dec 31, 2016
3.98 by Odysseyalien from New Jersey on Dec 30, 2016
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by i4ourgot from California

Great beer. The pepper is very light on the aroma and flavor. They could have gone a little stronger on the pepper but the beer is still really good. Nice dark color a little lighter in body compared to a lot of double stouts, but I think a stronger bodied stout would have drowned the pepper flavor.

Dec 08, 2016
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4.41/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by SawDog505 from New Hampshire

Poured into a Chimay goblet best by 4/12/17. Pours midnight black with a two inch dark khaki head that covers the glass with lace.

Smell is cocoa, roasted coffee, vanilla, grainy biscuit, and a little spice from the peppers.

Taste follows a little heat upfront, expresso, vanilla bean, biscuit, and some more peppery heat in the finish not over the top, but it lingers on the tongue until your next sip.

Mouthfeel is fairly chewy above medium for sure, plenty of life, on the dry side not complaining either, and excellent drinkability if you don't mind a little spice in your life.

Overall I really like this beer, far from one dimensional, but like I was expecting from the base beer, with some subtle heat.

Dec 01, 2016
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4.44/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by Raff1150 from New Hampshire

This is an excellent stout for those who don't like their dark beers to be too sweet. The peppers definitely take a back seat to chocolate and coffee, but you notice more heat as it warms. For a double (8.8%) it does not taste overly boozy, which makes it very pleasant (and dangerously easy) to drink. Overall, this is a winner that I will definitely buy again.

Nov 25, 2016
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3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Roguer from Connecticut

Large frothy tan head, with decent retention.

Fairly standard stout aroma, with chocolate, roast, coffee, and dark fruit, but a nice hint of peppery spice starts coming through on the back-end.

Flavor definitely follows a more restrained, nicer robust stout body than the nose intimates, and the pepper is more noticeable up front, without ever actually becoming hot. It's more a vegetal, herbal spice addition, with just a touch of heat on the back-end.

Fairly thin for an 8.8% stout, but very drinkable. A nice beer, but nothing amazing. The heat level is nearly perfect.

Nov 19, 2016
3.94 by osuskin from Indiana on Nov 18, 2016
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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by SHODriver from North Carolina

A: Poured into a snifter to a deep black topped by a finger and a half of dense tan head that slowly fades to a collar around the edge of the glass with some lacing
S: Smells of chili peppers with some chocolate, coffee and roasty malt notes
T: Taste is peppers up front with some chocolate and coffee, there are some nice roasty notes as well but the peppers are front and center for the most part with the other flavors playing a supporting role. Swallow is roasted malts, coffee, burnt marshmallows, and chocolate with some lingering heat.
M: This beer is smooth and full in the mouth with soft carbonation that is adequate for the style. The beer finishes on the dry side but that's okay.
O: Overall this one is pretty good. The peppers are there but this one isn't super hot. The addition to the base beer creates a real nice harmony of flavors. Really happy I grabbed it but not sure if I intend to ever revisit. Definitely worth a try once though.

Nov 08, 2016
4.02 by ntanner83 from Massachusetts on Nov 02, 2016
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4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

Pours jet black with a one-finger, creamy, tan head.
Nice chocolate malt, toffee smell. a touch of the peppers.
Wonderful baker's chocolate malt, and the peppers come in with some heat at the end. Blends well and the peppers are not overbearing. Coffee and toffee present.
Smooth mouth feel, medium body.
breweries are starting to make some good pepper beers.

Oct 31, 2016
3.98 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Oct 27, 2016
4.21 by BdM from Netherlands on Oct 23, 2016
4.08 by Whitey_from_Remedy from Pennsylvania on Oct 19, 2016
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3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Wer34truh from Minnesota

Looks like a stout, smells like a stout, it's a stout.

Smell is quite subtle, with coffee, cacao and (very) slight chilli.

Taste is reflective, and the chile is not noticable besides a slight burning on the tongue in the aftertaste. Otherwise it feels like a normal American imperial stout - which is just fine by me.

Oct 19, 2016
Dia De Los Serranos from Green Flash Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 314 ratings