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Pisgah Porter - Pisgah Brewing Co.

Pisgah PorterPisgah Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%


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

Style | ABV
American Porter |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 10-09-2005)
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

4.09/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Pours a dark mahogany with very subtle amber highlights and a creamy khaki mousse that does not leave much in the way of lacing once it finally settles down a bit.

S: Bold and roasty on the nose with pronounced aromas of chestnuts, black walnut, hickory, hazelnut, dark chocolate, coffee, roasted grain, and earthy, mildly lemony ale hops.

T: The boldness of the nose carries over into the mouth, with distinctive notes of roasted grain, hickory nuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts, black walnuts, and beech up front. Smoother notes of herbs, leather, cream, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, and coffee develop around mid-palate. The finish is smooth, dry, and surprisingly short with mild notes of herbs and citrus from the hops supplemented by notes of leather, hickory, dark chocolate, hazelnut, and roasted grain.

M: On the lighter side of medium and relatively dry, although this ale does become slightly silky, creamy, and smooth as it lingers on the palate. Carbonation is very firm and intense. I would say that while the somewhat slight body of this porter does not bother me all that much (with the intensity of the aromas and flavors, it actually kind of mellows things out for me), the carbonation is a bit over-the-top, especially for the style, though in the end, it is not difficult to drink.

O: A very well executed, flavorful American porter. I was a little hesitant to drink this kind of ale in the middle of summer heat, but to my surprise and delight, Pisgah Porter works surprisingly well on a hot day. I could see this being a really nice early autumn kind of ale. Definitely worth trying.

Serving type: growler

07-29-2013 15:29:10 | More by mrfrancis
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ppoitras

Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Screw-top growler received via Growling at the Moon from bross242. Thanks for the brew, Billy!

First steinful pours with a 1" brown head, over the slightly cloudy reddish brown brew. Fluffy head lasts and lasts, with thick coating lace. Aroma is grain husks and light citrus.

Taste starts with a worty sweetness, peek of citrus in the middle, and a balanced, lightly hoppy close. Mouthfeel is way smooth, with awesome drinkability. Just an easy drinking, good old porter. Cheers to GATM!

Serving type: growler

03-10-2012 22:00:32 | More by ppoitras
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jsanford

Georgia

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes taken on 6/20/10. Poured from the growler into a pint glass.

A - Pours a dark reddish-brown with a long-lasting creamy tan head. Great lacing and retention.

S - Typical aromas of dark roasted malt, coffee and chocolate with a subtle smokiness.

T - Huge chocolate notes, with more dark roasted malt, roasted nuts, coffee and smoke.

M - Creamy, with a medium body and carbonation.

D - Very drinkable, the growler disappeared quickly. Solid example of a Porter, but perhaps a bit too bland.

Serving type: growler

09-22-2010 15:33:30 | More by jsanford
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farrago

New Jersey

3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a solid two finger head of light brown, dense froth, slow to evaporate and with very strong lacing. Very dark brown color, a shade short of black, you get a splash of orange at the outermost rims, impressive looking. Malty nose of carob, milk chocolate, cocoa without making a fuss over it, cappuccino notes as well, nice little burst of black raisin, cherry fruit and mixed white nuts, never too sugary so doesn't really need hoppiness for counter-weight, could see more lactose notes coming out with aging. Medium-bodied, perky carbonation keeps the bubbles perpetually in the mix, at the same time much clarity in the malt, milk chocolate, cocoa and then cafe con leche, caramel flavors. Through the mid-palate takes on both more florality and a light bitter streak, the hops are indeed in there. Typical organic mineral water component as well. Leaves a strong impression of roast and oils behind at the end.

Serving type: growler

04-20-2009 19:50:57 | More by farrago
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stoutfiend27

North Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

64oz growler brought home from the source

a-brownish ruby color with nice highlights on the edge...1/4 inch khaki head that lived a short life

s-nice malt profile with a little coffee and molasses. nice subtle hop profile as well

t-lovely malt taste followed by subtle coffee and something that reminds me of toasted almonds. subtle hops near the end and finishes slightly slick

m-not quite as chewy as i like my porters but overall good...nice carbonation that help up well in the growler thanks to pisgahs unique growler filler that purges the growler during filling

d-drinkabililty is off the charts i think i could finish the whole growler tonight even though i dont think thats a good idea..truly a drinking persons porter

this is a good porter...and i would have it more often if it wasnt for the 2 1/2 hour drive for me to go get it...maybe someday

Serving type: growler

04-17-2009 23:57:34 | More by stoutfiend27
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taylorhamrick

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a growler purchased about a week ago.

A very dark brown color, with some ruby highlights in the glass. There's kind of a think off-white head, without much lacing. And the head disappears kind of quickly. There's a kind of faint coffee smell backed by a good bit of sweetness that isn't too pronounced. The roasted smell is the strongest. There isn't much hop presence, but if there's any it's earthy. The taste has a good sweet undertone with great roasted barley presence. I remember having it in the tasting room and thinking it tasted just like coca-cola (though I haven't had Coke in like 8 years). You could call it a coffee taste here, with some good sweetness to balance the bitter roasted flavor. The mouthfeel is sort of watery, but it's alright. The carbonation is great. This drinks very well. Drinkability is probably the best aspect of this. I would love to have more and more. It's a good drink, worth a try for anyone.

Serving type: growler

01-17-2009 03:27:29 | More by taylorhamrick
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dashirey

Pennsylvania

4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just got around to reviewing this growler that Deuane brought from the great state of NC!!

A - Very dark, bordering on opaque, colored pour with about one finger's worth of tan head.

S - Great smell overall. Roasted scents, with some coffee and chocolate too.

T - Smell predicts the tastes very well. All are present. Great taste overall!

M - Medium mouthfeel that is very smooth but you are hit with a bite/sting right at the end.

D - Great! Very easy drinking. Unknown ABV but doesn't seem too high, so splitting a growler was no problem, and enjoyable to boot.

Great overall beer that I really wish I could get my hands on more often! Thanks to the folks at Pisgah for another great offering.

Serving type: growler

11-22-2008 02:37:32 | More by dashirey
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CWiggins

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had just emptied a growler of Pisgah's Pale Ale when my friend mentioned she was headed to Asheville for a week. I handed her my growler and asked for a refill of "whatever she could find." Lucky for me, the Porter was easily available. This brew pours a near-black, with a tan head that reaches for the third finger but never quite gets there. The aroma is chock full of roasted malts and the sweet smell of bittersweet chocolate. It's a lean porter; there's a mild-but-leasing amount of dark coffee and dark chocolate flavor afoot, while the smooth and rich flavors of dark-roasted malts fill the palate. The finish and aftertaste are awash in a brilliant combination of malts and hops, with the latter certainly being noticed without becoming overwhelming. A mild sweetness pervades the flavor as well, particularly on the front.

This medium-bodied porter is a nice addition to the world of dark beers. My growler is empty; so sad!

Serving type: growler

09-29-2008 02:56:54 | More by CWiggins
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drperm

Virginia

3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Made with a combination of five organic malts, this is a pleasant and easy contribution to the world of porter. A nice chocolatey opening salvo, with pleasant mild hop notes. Some smokiness is present, too, enabling it to match not only raspberries (a great combo) but savory dishes as well, I would think. A thin but smooth finish -- it ended much more abruptly and quickly than I was imagining it to.

Serving type: growler

04-29-2008 13:08:00 | More by drperm
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

64oz Growler filled the same day, Poured into several Pint Glass

A – Poured a very nice deep dark brown with a huge billowing head of tan colored lace. It kept reinforcing itself for the first few minutes, resulting in about three fingers deep of the frothy brown foam. It delicately faded leaving behind tremendous amounts of side glass lace. A very big looking porter, I have not seen one look this thick in a long time.

S – The aroma was full of roasted malts. A good amount of sugar was added o the mix, a nice warm aroma coming up through it and mixed in very nicely with a nice earthy grain like smell. Some hosp were present in there somewhere, and a touch of a smoked aroma was capping it off very nicely. A very full smell.

T – The flavor was great. Very full flavored with a great profile. The first flavor to hit was a roasted caramel mixed in with somewhat of a smoked flavor. Very nicely done and just the right amount of sweetness to accent it perfectly. Very deep roasted malts and a good earthy kind of flavor then enveloped the middle, giving hints of grains and of a slight grassiness. The flavor was a touch hoppy at the end, but the nice caramel sugar notes were the ones that lingered the longest and gave it its depth.

M – Great smooth feel, this medium bodied porter looked, smelled, tasted the part, and now held up on this end as well. A little fuller in feel then your normal porter, but not filling at all. This had really great carbonation up until the last drop and really a great smooth, consistent feel.

D – Superb, when I tell you this growler was gone before I new It, this thing was tremendous. You could literally drink this all night long, and I would have. It was so vibrant in flavor and with such a nice smooth feel, it never really got boring, or filled you up. Low abv as well just added to it.

Overall I have always really liked this brew but just have not had the chance to really give it a good review. The growler I took home really let me do this right and I am glad. This is such a staple of the area and rightfully so, you really just cannot go wrong hear. It seems everything they brew is gold, and this is one of the old standbys. If you try it you literally cannot go wrong. If you need a really good sessionable dark ale, this is it, accept no substitute.

Serving type: growler

12-08-2007 00:11:39 | More by mikesgroove
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orfeu

New Mexico

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big respect to mikesgroove for sending this growler with the crazy silkscreened Pisgah logo on it (really the most elaborate artwork I've ever seen on a growler) all the way up here to me in Buffalo. Very obviously a porter of the "brown" species rather than "robust" as this is a somewhat murky mahogany brew with russet highlights. Very noisy light tan fizz for about five seconds, then just some surface skim and a thin ring. Lacking much of a head, this doesn't put forth a super strong aroma, but what I pick up is pretty enticing, with medium-roast coffee, damp topsoil, and toasted grain notes. The taste is unobtrusive but self-assured, with the above noted grain and coffee flavors present alongside a semi-sweet caramel character and a somewhat exotic and difficult to describe leafy-grassy hop flavor. Intriguing to say the least, and moreover it keeps me drinking in an effort to pin the flavor down. Easy-going, medium-light body with a smooth yet lively mouthfeel. Super sessionable. I've had other certified organic beers before, but this is my first organic porter. It's really a decent, solidly drinkable beer, but I'm still waiting for an organic beer to really knock my socks off. I have the feeling I shouldn't hold my breath...

Serving type: growler

01-17-2007 05:06:06 | More by orfeu
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

2.38/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

22 oz bottle.

Pours an opaue dark brown, with a light tan head that quickly fades to a thick collar and thin film. Thick sheets of lace. Mild nose of caramel malt, licorice, soda, and a bittersweet tang. Flavor is showing signs of infection and oxidization. Overcarbonated, fizzy body, bittersweet fruit from the start, typical malty porter flavors are consumed by the body and slightly sour flavors. Oh well.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 17:35:48 | More by yourefragile
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jpro

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bomber from Peabody's in Boone, NC. Poured into a mug...

A: Pours a dark brown, with a light cappuccino head; not much retention, besides a thin ring around the perimeter of the glass; no lace... check that - there are a couple of strands.

S: Nutty - like hazelnuts; coffee; has a sort of raw aroma.

T: Pretty big roast coffee malt flavor; has some oatmeal character, too; a very tasty beer from the five organic malts employed (and no extra stuff, ie coffee).

M: Dang! This is where this brew loses some points for me; it's a little thin. Mouthfeel is light - maybe light-medium; moderate-high carbonation. The combo of lighter feel and higher carbo really saps this beer for me.

O: Despite the lackluster mouthfeel, this is still a very tasty brew. It is almost more of a brown ale / porter hybrid, I feel. Nevertheless, it has a great flavor profile and it's easy to throw a couple of them back. Plus the all organic malt bill is a step above and beyond and deserves recognition. Great beer from WNC!

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2013 02:36:22 | More by jpro
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VaterRoss

North Carolina

3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery as part of a flight.

Deep brown color (light comes through reddish) with a nice tan head. Smell has lots of roasted malt coffee notes. Taste proves the smell to be true, though there is a bit of wateryness that I'm not 100% loving (perhaps I have had too many stouts?). Medium in body and med carbed.

Taste profile is spot on but the wateryness is killing me.

From notes, Mar 17, 2012

Serving type: on-tap

10-30-2012 15:52:54 | More by VaterRoss
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beerwolf77

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Thanks goes to GehenHerzog for this extra. Bottle poured into a tulip.

A: Pitch black hue. This is one of the darker porters I've seen in some time. About a finger or so of tan hued head. Decent retention. Small lace ring.

S: Roast malt and weak coffee are the initial aromas I pick up. Some dark fruit and a touch of wet cardboard as well.

T: Flavors are a bit muted. Some roasted dark malt and a touch of coffee. A hint of cocoa and again wet cardboard.

M: Medium to light body. A touch thin with modest carbonation.

O: A less than stellar porter. Drinkable but forgettable.

Serving type: bottle

08-26-2011 23:58:33 | More by beerwolf77
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Had during an afternoon ticking session at Pisgah! Served from tap into a shaker pint. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger bone white head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, chocolate, and earth. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, coffee, slight skunky hop, and earth. It had a light feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. Had a pretty decent flavor but the aroma was lacking big time. Earth was not a surprise as always... Definitely worth trying if you get the chance but I doubt I would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

05-04-2011 12:20:04 | More by thagr81us
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babaracas

Florida

3.13/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On-tap in Asheville in a shaker pint. Dark brown with khaki head, wisps of lace left behind. Smell: light roasted coffee and grains, toffee. Taste: roasted grain, caramelized sugar, earthy hopping. Pretty average as a porter, below average as part of the Pisgah lineup.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2011 05:41:39 | More by babaracas
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dmbdusty41

North Carolina

4.22/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I love porters. I love this porter. My father-in-law and I each had a glass on our way from Pisgah to Green Man in the party bus. It's rich in color, nice aroma, the mouth-feel was not as good as I would like over the period of a pint, not bad, just not as good as I would expect. However, an exception porter and would love a glass right now.

Serving type: on-tap

02-25-2011 21:24:47 | More by dmbdusty41
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Onenote81

North Carolina

2.83/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, poured into a pint glass. Pours a fairly transparent dark ruby-shaded mahogany. This was an odd color. Not as dark as expected. Small head on top. No lace. The nose was slightly roasted, some vinous scents, and hints of coffee. Nothing really bold though.

The mouth was moderately carbonated. Not as smooth as I'd like. A little slick and wet on the back end. This Porter was not bold in any way. Light roasted flavor, some minor chocolate sweetness, but more overpowering in the fruit flavor. This Porter is off base. Nothing to really stand on. I appreciate that this is organic, but that's about it. I likely won't get this again. Move on to better Porters.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 13:47:17 | More by Onenote81
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msubulldog25

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dreary night, full of chilly rain and gloom here in Portland... could summer have left us already? Or, a better question: did it ever arrive? Regardless, a perfect night for a Porter; this 22 oz bottle, from the epic NC-themed sampling sent by Metalmonk, has been tucked away in the fridge for several weeks. And into the Adnams pint glass...

Label calls this simply 'Porter' (no need for the 'Organic' as ALL of Pisgah's beers are certified as such per their website). An idyllic/psychedelic illustration of babbling brooks, arcing rainbows, colorful florae, plump 'shrooms...and gnarled old trees with faces on them...

"We all drink downstream."

A: Notable ruby-ish tint to this deep brown porter; held to light it's pretty easy to peer through - lovely color, just a little light. Gorgeous tan topping: nearly two-fingers of sandy-tinged froth that winnows over 5 minutes or so to a 1/4" dense lid, then a freckled film. Slick lace bands break apart gradually.

S: A little milk chocolate, even corn syrup, in the nose, then a slight lactic/sour twinge (not off-putting in particular, but it's there). A mustier, drier grain to follow. Decent strength.

T: I'm thankful that cocoa and sweetened latte are the predominant flavors. There's still a dry, earthy grunge - accentuated by something akin to ripe blackberries - and a gritty ash/char. Good balance and lingering flavor that volleys between bitterness and sweetness.

M: Lighter in body, but velvety-smooth. Carbonation is there, but it's so fine one hardly notices. As mentioned above, a fine coating grit; also, a stickiness on the lips.

D: A maltier porter that never states its weight, but probably doesn't need to ~ seems in the 5.5% range, and that makes it a good drinker, one easy to consume in its entirety. For my first beer from Pisgah, I'm plenty happy.

Thanks, Jeff!

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 04:07:08 | More by msubulldog25
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a toasty tan head that pops and cracks its creamy self down slowly. The liquid is a bruised-purple/brown color with some ruby highlights.

Toasty aroma, leaning toward all-out smoke. Gives it a kind of campfire vibe, you know, how your clothes smell after sitting around a bonfire all night. A bit of coffee in the background, and something that hints at the kind of dark sour fruit of the super old-school English porter style.

Yeah, the flavor does deliver a sour dark fruit element as the aroma hinted. Nutty too, like an English brown. Some light-roast coffee char flavor, plenty of smokiness and the slightest hint of bittersweet dark chocolate...but this is anything but sweet, underscored further by how dry it is. It also takes on a pretty acidic character with some warming; and if you think about it, hops and coffee share traits of bitterness and acidity, so the malt variety here (5 different ones) and whole leaf hops seem to be contributing to this.

Smooth as silk going down; just a little bit of stickiness, which keeps the sour/bitter vibe rolling.

I like this, although it's so straightforward that the pizazz factor remains pretty low. Even if I prefer a bigger, juicier porter (Baltic, baby!), this was enjoyable from first sip to last.

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2010 23:06:11 | More by Metalmonk
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sitarist

Ohio

3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours an eggplant color, almost opaque( 80% or so). Hardly any head, the head is tan in color, it falls to a small ring with no lacing.

This does not smell like a normal porter to me. It smells sweet and fruity, musty / earthy, there is also a faint hint of coffee and coco.

I taste maple syrup, walnut, it is malty, and boring.

It has a lighter body, and doesnt have too much carbonation. As it dries I feel a little bite of hops on my tongue.

Though this was unique for its style it was just o.k.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2010 01:02:16 | More by sitarist
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Brenden

Ohio

3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this one yesterday at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge. There aren't very many places to go in Asheville that don't have taps, if not a bottle selection.

A tan one-finger head sits sturdily on top of this beer for some time, leaving thin sheets of lacing partially down the glass. The brew itself is black, giving way to ruby and brown highlights.
The smell is mostly bittersweet and roasted malts, pretty smoky, but quite light.
This one's a pretty full-flavored beer initially, with roasted, smoky, slightly nutty, acidic coffee and, in the end, hops notes coming through. All of it is right at the beginning of the sip, so it fades out with each swallow.
This is a smooth porter with just enough body and a light carbonation that makes for easy drinking.
it doesn't seem to heady, and it obviously doesn't have a particularly high ABV, giving this one a good drinkability.

Serving type: on-tap

07-08-2010 12:39:41 | More by Brenden
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javincik

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle, USDA certified organic poured into a nonic pint glass

A-Rigorous pour yields 1.5 inches of frothy tan head. Quickly fades to a few scattered wisps of bubbles. No lacing to speak of. Color is a deep, deep brown with reddish tints at the edges.

S-Coffee, subtle chocolate, and earthiness and fruitiness from the hops. Not a whole lot going on here. Very restrained.

T-Some nuttiness and caramel are present along with the coffee and chocolate mentioned above. Hope bitterness is very subdued. Just enough to balance all the sweetness. To me, this really is more of an English style Porter. Very restrained and refine, hops are for balancing and not in your face, and it even has some of the earthiness that comes from the water across the pond.

M-Very creamy. Carbonation is perfect for the style, at least to me. On the lighter side of medium bodied. A little watery, but given the ABV, this is not a detriment.

D-Could easily make a session of this beer. Absolutely fantastic drinking porter. Nothing earth shattering or challenging, but a very solid effort that is a joy to drink. Wish I had ready access to more.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2010 17:25:00 | More by javincik
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ckeegan04

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown with deep ruby highlights when held up to light. Thick, foamy brown head with good retention. SLowly fades to a 1/2" cap and leaves sheets of foam behind on the glass.

S - Big aroma of roasted malts and bittersweet chocolate. Sweetness becomes a touch stronger as the beer warms but is never overly strong. Just a faint hint of fruity hops linger underneath.

T - Roasted malts with a nice bitternes. Light fruitiness. Hints of bitter chocolate and a touch of coffee. Sweetness lies underneath but is not the least bit overwhelming. Excellent balance of tastes.

M/D - Medium bodied and a touch too much carbonation. Very easy drinking. Another excellent beer from the folks at Pisgah.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2010 20:02:16 | More by ckeegan04
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Pisgah Porter from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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