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Chocolate Stout - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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89
very good

18 Ratings
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Ratings: 18
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.27%


Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
An array of dark malts and a heaping dose of cocoa nibs* from French Broad Chocolate Lounge make this chocolate stout an instant classic. Aged on nibs for a number of weeks, this beer displays the gentle alchemy of chocolate and malted barley. Available now on the Nitro tap for superior smoothness.
*Broken pieces of the cocoa bean. FBCL’s chocolate maker hand-sorted, roasted, cracked, & winnowed beans from the La Red Guaconejo cooperative of the Dominican Republic.

(Beer added by: BeerZack on 10-25-2013)
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

No bottling date that I can see.

A: Pours a very dark brown, not quite black. Tall, frothy medium brown head. Head fades slowly with minimal lacing but great head retention.

S: Oh yeah, really nice. Bittersweet chocolate and sweet grainy oatmeal. Surprising amount of coffee too. Pretty sure there's no actual coffee in there but it certainly smells like coffee beans. Get a bit of toasted malt in there too, like pretzels.

T: Lots of bittersweet chocolate intermingled with coffee beans, giving it sort of a mocha-like flavor. Loaded with oatmeal, giving it a sweet, creamy character, particularly in the finish where it is joined by some nice milk chocolate.

M: Light/medium bodied. Borderline watery at times, probably the only knock against this beer. Smooth and creamy in general though which saves it.

O: Damn nice chocolate oatmeal stout. Great chocolate, coffee and oatmeal flavors. Well balanced and easy drinking. Pretty sweet, almost overly so at times but I don't mind. I bet this would be amazing on nitro. Tasty. Well done again, Pisgah.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 04:07:52 | More by Dope
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oberon

North Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep dark chocolate brown with reddish brown hue when held to the light,a thinner beige head atop.Chocolate to be expected is the star of the show in both the aromas and flavors,dark roast coffee and mild alcohol sweetness is also detected in the nose.Dark chocolate flavors ,nuttiness, and roasted coffee notes as well to go along with some vanilla and brown sugar-like sweetness.A dessert pairing no doubt,a pretty rich stout,a chocolate lovers dream.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2014 22:44:43 | More by oberon
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CManuel

Colorado

4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an almost pitch black into a Duvel snifter. Minimal head that lingers for a while.

Smell is mostly chocolate and roasted malts that blend well together.

Taste is mostly toasty and roasty, chocolate comes in on the back end to mellow things out. Nice blend here.

A bit more thin than expected, but still nice and smooth. Overall an enjoyable beer that I would buy more of.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 01:49:51 | More by CManuel
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served from tap into a Green Man snifter (sue me!). Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a half finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, milk chocolate, cocoa nibs, cream, and subtle truffle. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, cocoa nibs, powdered chocolate, earth, cream, and nutty. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. The nose on this one was really great to come across. It seriously smelled as if I just opened a box of chocolates and shoved my face in to them. No shame... The flavor was more of the same which really made this one easy to drink. They seriously could have gotten away with a much higher ABV on this one and likely not hurt the beer at all. Probably one of the best oatmeal stouts I've had. Why the Hell did I only buy ONE bottle of this!?!?

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 23:51:55 | More by thagr81us
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BeerZack

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Black with a dark reddish-brown edge when held to the light. More than a finger of creamy foam head. The aroma is outstanding. Smells like baking chocolate or sticking your nose in a can of cocoa powder. Hints of espresso and cream underneath the overwhelmingly chocolate impression. Flavor is very similar to the nose, with bitter chocolate and cacao nib character dominating. Medium-full bodied with balanced bitterness and no astringency. The chocolate flavor even lingers on the palate for a super long finish. One of the most chocolatey beers I've tried that still tastes like great beer. None of that tootsie-roll or hershey's syrup-like fake chocolate flavor here!

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2013 04:22:32 | More by BeerZack
Chocolate Stout from Pisgah Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.