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Chocolate Stout - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
85
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 18.13%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 1
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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Reviews by oberon:
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4.21/5  rDev +12.3%
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.

oberon, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Mantooth, Apr 16, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark-opague brown with a surprisingly modest tan head.

S: Ooooo. Deep roasty cocoa, dark chocolate, creamy caramel, and dark roast coffee beans. A touch of tobacco, and smoked meat. Very pleasant and nicely rounded.

T: Brighter than expected from the nose, and still very chocolatey. Roast coffee beans, smooth creamy oats, seemingly light and fluffy.

M: Soft, smooth medium feeling body with a full frothiness to it. Liquid but with a melted chocolate kind of quality. Cool on the palate as well. Quite nice...

O: Nice one. Not too heavy, not one sided with chocolate. Nice balance and flavor variety. Coffee and cream included.

tastybeer, Jun 02, 2014
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4.45/5  rDev +18.7%
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!

BeerZack, Oct 25, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
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!?!?

thagr81us, Feb 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

dvmin98, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

KevinGordon, Oct 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 2/14/14

Pours black with a small tan head that quickly settles to a creamy ring. Sweet chocolaty malt aroma upfront back up by coffee bean roast, creamy nougat, and nutty oats. Nice roasted chocolate malt profile in the flavor as well, unsurprisingly. Not like some chocolate stouts where it's all chocolate sweetness all the time, this lets the oats and coffee-like roast come through to add some depth and keep things drinkable. Quite a bit of coffee actually, in a fresh beany sort of way, which is a pleasant surprise. Medium bodied and slightly creamy. Nicely done.

wedge, Jun 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

NastyNate11, Oct 26, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +26.7%

ninaturner, Nov 01, 2013
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4.11/5  rDev +9.6%
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.

CManuel, Feb 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

lillitnn92, Nov 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

cardsfan, Feb 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown body topped by a khaki head and good lacing.
S: Chocolate and coffee aromas dominate a malt forward nose.
T: Rich malty flavors of bittersweet dark chocolate & oats.
M: Smooth and rich. Sweetens up as it warms. Dry finish.
O: A very good Oatmeal Stout.

Paincane, May 14, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -40%

WckdVbz, Sep 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

AGoodStout, Nov 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Brewsed, Mar 09, 2014
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3/5  rDev -20%

marleyr, Apr 09, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

kjkinsey, May 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

ncstateplaya, Aug 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +12%
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.

Dope, Apr 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

beernads, Nov 24, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -33.3%

Texasfan549, May 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Axnjxn, Apr 27, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -40%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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Chocolate Stout from Pisgah Brewing Co.
85 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.