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Vortex II - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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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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Ljoreilly

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

07-03-2013 20:54:52 | More by Ljoreilly
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-19-2013 21:01:13 | More by RedneckBeerz
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JCam9981

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-08-2013 14:58:46 | More by JCam9981
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NastyNate11

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-06-2013 00:05:58 | More by NastyNate11
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jkane101

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

06-05-2013 23:07:43 | More by jkane101
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-23-2013 02:21:27 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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pixieskid

Germany

2.94/5  rDev -27%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Given to me by my cousin as part of a wedding present; didn't have the chance to try it while stateside so I brought it back to France. Didn't know anything about it but was happy to try it, looks as if this one is fairly well known/of interest. Unfortunately, it seems I got a bad bottle...it was a drainpour.

Pours proper stout black with a decent tan/offwhite head.

Nose, roasty and cardboard like; uh oh.

Taste; muddled roasty and chocolate, cardboard and a hint of cherries.

Mouthfeel; a little syrupy and thin but at almost 12% that is understandable.

Overall; always a bummer when this happens, I hate lugging bottles that end up having problems. Took the proper precautions I always do when traveling with beer, so seems like I just got an oxidized bottle, bummer.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 07:16:51 | More by pixieskid
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Bluecane

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

04-21-2013 06:26:44 | More by Bluecane
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

04-11-2013 03:12:03 | More by orangesol
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blackie

California

4.38/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

cask serving upstairs at Thirsty Monk

a: served in a short chalice, sporting only a thin ring, pure black in color

s: first aromas are dark cocoa, espresso, molasses, deep caramel, and earthy roast, sweetly aromatic but not overdone, sugary dark fruits - fig, hop aromas tend towards pine and earth, very smooth and balanced

m: carbonation on the lower end, as expected with a cask serving of course, body medium-full, silky smooth

t: immediate flavors of dark chocolate covered espresso with sweet underpinnings of dark caramel and molasses, fig, nice dark roasted malt, malt forward but certainly not too sweet, lots of complex toasted and roasted character, hop flavors of earthy pine impart a mild bitterness to the long finish

o: a tasty RIS for sure, plenty going on, in great balance between roast and sugar, and the cask serving compliments the beer well, alcohol totally hidden

Serving type: cask

04-06-2013 19:59:31 | More by blackie
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-28-2013 02:13:04 | More by Falcone
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Doodler

Colorado

4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-27-2013 03:56:03 | More by Doodler
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Sparky44

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-25-2013 00:12:02 | More by Sparky44
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mccallisters_dali

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-23-2013 16:26:55 | More by mccallisters_dali
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GTB

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

03-23-2013 00:04:56 | More by GTB
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drumenigma

Massachusetts

2/5  rDev -50.4%

03-03-2013 21:00:44 | More by drumenigma
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

02-24-2013 01:15:10 | More by djrn2
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

02-11-2013 13:49:32 | More by KevinGordon
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DmanGTR

Florida

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-10-2013 15:41:28 | More by DmanGTR
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jsteele

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

02-10-2013 00:04:53 | More by jsteele
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vande

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.7%

02-02-2013 23:57:39 | More by vande
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.55/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

January 2009 release acquired from mikesgroove courtesy of the Little Guy 2 BIF, so a big “Thank You” goes out to him. Poured from a 22oz bottle into an imperial pint glass.

A: The beer is a deep black color, with a large foamy beige head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma dark fruit, licorice, roasted malts, some chocolate, some coffee and a faint touch of hops.

T: The taste starts with a hearty roasted malt character followed by some flavors of licorice, dark fruit, chocolate and coffee. There’s a mild hops presence but not much balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp but not very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down ok, not too filling, deceptively strong kick, decent representation of style, there are definitely several other beers in the style that I would choose first.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 05:59:38 | More by TheManiacalOne
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t0rin0

California

4/5  rDev -0.7%

12-08-2012 22:10:01 | More by t0rin0
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Riggsy

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.7%

11-25-2012 20:55:36 | More by Riggsy
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robmoak

Mississippi

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

11-13-2012 17:00:48 | More by robmoak
Vortex II from Pisgah Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.