Dia De Los Serranos

California
United States
Green Flash Dia de los Serranos beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Flavor:
38 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20
Description 

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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ABV: 
8.8%
IBUs: 
45
Hops: 
East Kent Goldings
Malts: 
Two-Row, Simpson’s Golden Naked Oats, Dark, Roasted, Black, Chocolate, Dark Crystal
Judges Review 
Tracy Hensley's picture
Judges Rating:
94
Aroma:
22 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
38 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
18 / 20

After swirling this attractive, opaque brown beer with a dark, thick, tan head in the glass, I'm hit with spicy chilies and green pepper aromas – other malt/hop aromas were masked by chili heat. As the beer warms, the aroma opens up to reveal previously buried dark chocolate-covered cherries. Upon first sipping, the flavor is of restrained dark chocolate syrup poured over ripe raspberries before the finish of cocoa powder, roasted hatch chilies and green bell peppers take over. The aftertaste produces a balanced, dried chili spiciness and low, mouth-tingling spiciness and heat. A medium body, high carbonation, milk chocolate creaminess, no astringency, and a smooth mouthfeel with pleasing tingling heat make this beer a delight to drink. For a large and complex beer, it was surprisingly smooth and balanced by the low chili burn. Recommended.