Tag Archives: Chile Beer

Dia De Los Serranos

Day of the Serranos. A double stout from Green Flash brewed with Serrano chiles. The nose is malty and sweet. The middle starts as a deliciously sweet imperial stout with chocolate and a bit of coffee, and the coffee remains as it fades to a finish where the spicy hot chile oils creep up on you. I don’t know that “delicately spiced” as the bottle label indicates is exactly accurate…The heat is not subtle at all. It is also not, however, overdone. It’s perfectly balanced between sweetness and spice. The body is medium and the alcohol is a biggish 8.8% ABV. Fantastic beer for those of us who love spicy food and drink.

I give it a 4.8 out of 5.

Dogfish Head Theobroma

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One of Dogfish Head’s Ancient Ales line of beers, Theobroma is said to be the earliest known alcoholic beverage containing chocolate.   But make no mistake, this is no chocolate stout.   The nose resembles what you might expect from a chocolate stout, thick and sweet, but the flavor is something else entirely.   This is true spice beer, and predominate flavor is bitter cocoa, followed by spicy chili oils.   This is not an every day beer, but it’s definitely been a treat that I wouldn’t dare miss.

I give it a 4.7 out of 5.