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Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II
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28 Ratings
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Ratings: 28
Reviews: 6
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 4.77%
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 -4.3%
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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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thanks Jarad for sharing this one at our little Pisgah throwdown. 22oz bottle poured into a teku. Consumed alongside a bottle of 2009 Vortex 2 and Bourbon Barrel Aged Vortex 2 in the name of science. The brew appears brown in color with a tan cap. Some big bubbly head appears and fades quickly.

The nose encompasses pretty much the most amazing array of chocolate depth ive ever experienced in a beer. Just layers of cocoa like cocoa crispies cereal that has a persistent dominating chocolate aspect on so many layers. This is incredible but it hardly leaves room for there to be any scent of beer left to it.

The flavor has some milk chocolate quality blending with bakers cocoa and a little warming alcohol. Midpalate there is somewhat of a dark fruity raison and molasses flavoring before getting earthen with bitter cocoa into the aftertaste. Whereas the nose is dominated by chocolate, the flavor has pleasant nuance.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Really an amazing cocoa aroma here that isnt half as crazy into the taste. I could have smelled this beer all night and was happy that some beer aspects were found in the flavor profile instead of being ravaged by nothing but chocolate. I love to drink this again.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 13:39:19 | More by stakem
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GJ40

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampled from a 22oz bottle.

Black with no light coming through and a small tan head. Aroma is roasty with dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows with nice dark chocolate and roasted malt. A well executed combination. The 11% alcohol is very well hidden. Super creamy with a low carbonation.

A tasty beer that incorporates its chocolate very well.

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2014 08:40:47 | More by GJ40
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dtivp

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-26-2014 12:21:09 | More by dtivp
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craft_shannie

Indiana

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-15-2014 11:16:28 | More by craft_shannie
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kristougher

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-11-2014 14:12:37 | More by kristougher
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Ljoreilly

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

07-05-2014 19:51:06 | More by Ljoreilly
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

07-04-2014 23:56:34 | More by hollywood_15063
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

07-04-2014 22:51:53 | More by CBodamer
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glf60

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

06-26-2014 12:12:54 | More by glf60
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EMB1960

North Carolina

4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Mouth fell was full but not dense.

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2014 21:13:53 | More by EMB1960
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mntlover

Tennessee

4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-18-2014 23:46:44 | More by mntlover
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-23-2014 00:44:38 | More by Kegatron
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Devi0us

California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

05-18-2014 21:30:35 | More by Devi0us
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

05-07-2014 01:54:09 | More by OldhouseRecs
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leftstagebrew

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-18-2014 19:11:01 | More by leftstagebrew
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-14-2014 02:05:20 | More by Gatordaddy
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

04-13-2014 04:00:26 | More by Immortale25
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marleyr

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

04-10-2014 22:06:10 | More by marleyr
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Falcone

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

04-09-2014 20:18:11 | More by Falcone
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emottram

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-24-2014 23:54:18 | More by emottram
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -4.5%

03-09-2014 04:57:29 | More by Brewsed
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

02-10-2014 14:17:27 | More by Axnjxn
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AlexFields

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II from Pisgah Brewing Co.
91 out of 100 based on 28 ratings.