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Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II
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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

25 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 25
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: oberon on 12-27-2013)
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Reviews by Bung:
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Bung

Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. Burly used motor oil black/brown pour, thin layer of fine tan carbonation on top.

Aroma, Some roast malt, but much larger mocha and chocolates. It is a potent chocolate scent.

Taste, Big on chocolates again. Some roast malt behind it. Caramel, brownie.
It rides the fine line of being too sweet. I didn't find it overly artificial so it was ok to me. Finishes with afore mentioned brownie.

It has a real nice creaminess to it and very little abv presence. It is just a little on the thin side, though. I find all Pisgah's brews to be this way though, except for Valdez for some reason.

If you like the Southern Tier brews Chokolat or Mokha, this one will be right up your alley. It's a big sweet dessert stout.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 02:32:26 | More by Bung
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I had the pleasure of having it on tap and purchasing a couple of bottles, both were excellent. Nice dark pour without much head, vey little lacing on my glassware.

Smell was chocolate, malt and slight coffee.

Very well balanced with chocolates and mild coffee/nut flavors. Chocolate definitely hits the palate. High avb is not noticeable, but very well blended.

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Pours oil black with no light shinning through even when held to the window. A nice thumb sized chocolate head falls slow with some good lace. Nice looking brew.

Aroma is lots of chocolate, kind of a mixture of chocolate and powdered coco, with an under lying roasted malt body. Some light coffee roast and some fruity hop notes underneath but the cocoa nibs dominate.

Taste is roasted malts much more then the nose would lead you to believe. But also lots of chocolate, but good big stout flavors dominate this one. Some good coffee bitterness that mingles through out the finish with some good fruity hop bitterness to make sure this one in not cloying, but with plenty of lingering chocolate also.

Mouthfeel is really nice big full bodied with smooth carbonation to start and a little kick for the finish.

Overall a big ass stout with lots of chocolate notes. Very well done with the alcohol very well hidden. Defiantly worth a try if you see it some where.

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"Vortex ll aged on dozens of pounds of French Broad Chocolates cocoa nibs".Pours nearly jet black except for some reddish brown when held to the light,a thinner deep beige head atop.Aromas of chocolate and nuts with some dark roast coffee,the chocolate really stands out here.Chocolate really hits on the palate along with some nuttiness that really compliments the chocolate well,some roast and sweet alcohol wich creeps as it warms in the finish.This would be a great dessert beer with its rich chocolate flavors although the alcohol gets bigger as it warms.The chocolate seems to become more prevelant as it warms as well,great job here.

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Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II from Pisgah Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 25 ratings.