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Vortex II - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

253 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 253
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 132
Gots: 33 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

mychalg9, Apr 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Wowcoolman, Apr 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Soto, Apr 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

tdm168, Apr 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

leftstagebrew, Apr 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

bcostner1, Apr 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Jlang2012, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

22Blue, Mar 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

KFrank729, Mar 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

AngusOg, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

aasher, Feb 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

WCW, Feb 14, 2014
Photo of mverity
3.66/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown, almost black; opaque at the center but transparent at the edges. Aroma is chocolatey and medium/deep malt. Touch of toffee as well. Taste is very chocolatey, nice bitter chocolate. Sweet malt towards the middle. Body is a bit thin for a stout, but carbonation is spot on.

mverity, Feb 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

2dogbrew, Feb 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Axnjxn, Jan 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

jak, Jan 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

BeerDawgs, Jan 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

bauermj, Jan 18, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

RaggaD, Dec 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

kylehay2004, Dec 28, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle picked up in Asheville. Dated 5/13, so 6-7 months of age on it.

A - dark dark purple to black with a little rim of tan head

S - big dark fruit, I smell grapes, cherries, raisins and chocolate in there too

T - like drinking chocolate covered raisins, beautiful sweetness that's well-balanced by finishing bitterness. For being as big as it is, I can't taste too much of the alcohol, but can feel the warmth

M - this was the highlight for me, thick and creamy, the beer seems to coat the tongue and just cascade across my palate. Wow.

O - one of the best feeling RIS's I've tried. I had this beer side-by-side with the Valdez, which was also very good, but in the end I preferred this one. Very well balanced between sweet and bitter and all kinds of fruit and chocolates made this beer a great pick for a cold December night in Canada

Ivanhoes_Backpack, Dec 17, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

PEIhop, Nov 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Troville1990, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

bootdown21, Oct 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

MacQ32, Oct 10, 2013
Vortex II from Pisgah Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 253 ratings.