Pisgah Cosmos - Pisgah Brewing Co.
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4/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured a dark almost black color with a relatively thin head that settled to a ring that stuck around. Pretty good lacing. The smell is good, but still a little rough. This is the best indication that it could use some more time in the bottle. There is a definite up front smell of molasses, followed by dark dried fruit and some toffee. The taste is similar to the smell, but seems more integrated, especially as its been open for a while. There are also flavors of banana, clove, raisins, and fig. Sorta like a Belgian version of a Baltic porter. The mouthfeel is a little rough, but it has good body and carbonation levels. Pretty drinkable now, this should improve in the bottle. This was my second big beer from this brewery, and I gotta say there is a big difference between their bigger beers and their sessionable beers. These high abv ones are a whole heckuva lot better. The Baptista was sublime, this one is solid.
Serving type: bottle
05-01-2007 20:57:00 | More by Georgiabeer
4.13/5 rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Poured black as night with a very small head that was about a half inch high. This faded quickly leaving behind a decent amount of lace, not too thick, but definalty noticeable.
S - Smell started off light, with a nice aroma of caramel and a hint of alcohol. As it warmed a nice fruit and spice like flavor started to come through, almost reminescent of a Belgian Dark, very complex yet sweet. An intresting bit of a twist.
M & T - First taste was very very sweet. Very nice full body here full of carbonation and a very nice consistency. Lots of fruity flavors could be picked up in here, grapes, pears, and hints of almost cinammon sugar. Again really came off to me as more a Belgian dark then a porter, though I would take a porter like this anyday. Very fruity and robust. Awesome drink here.
D - Overall this was fantastic. No hint at the ABV at all which was shocking. Though it did have a slight warming effect on me which I guess could be the alcohol but it was very nice. This was a definate sipper, but alot of sips would be creeping up on you. I love the stuff they brew over at Pisgah, and have not had a bad one yet. Very good stuff indeed.
Serving type: bottle
04-02-2007 00:15:28 | More by mikesgroove
Pisgah Cosmos from Pisgah Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.