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Vortex II - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Vortex IIVortex II

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

240 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 240
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 12.9%
Wants: 130
Gots: 32 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  11.70% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 06-25-2007)
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Bung

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4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. while watching game 7 of NHL finals, Go Wings! Dark brown pour with black swirling around in there. It has that interesting layered head when looking at it from the side, going from a light tan to a brown. Really chocolatey aroma, some maltiness but not a lot of roast. Taste has slight roasted malt, chocolate, vanilla and a little caramel. A hint of sour, it fades into the sweet tones though. Almost feels and tastes like there are some oats in there. A bit creamy. Dry cocoa finish. A little biased to the sweet side, which I don't mind. Drinkability is not hurt and is pretty high considering the abv. I think this fits more into the Double Stout category, my fav., a bit better, with the less prevelent hopping.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2009 01:01:04 | More by Bung
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Vortex II from Pisgah Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.