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Pisgah Nitro Stout - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah Nitro Stout
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89
very good

53 Ratings
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Ratings: 53
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 09-20-2007)
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

13esd, Nov 27, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.1%

CM31, Mar 06, 2014
Photo of dmbdusty41
5/5  rDev +24.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just an A+ brew. We had this a few weeks ago when visiting the brewery. The appearance was like a pitch black night, the head was a Guiness like memory foam bed of smelly goodness! It was so smooth I thought I was in the midst of "The Most Interesting Man in the World" dropping a pick-up-line on a new woman! to a point....yum. Everything we tried at Pisgah was a masterpiece.

dmbdusty41, Feb 25, 2011
Photo of beer2day
4.75/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A perfect pour. Thick cream head sits atop a nearly opaque black liquid. Thick lace forms on all sides of the glass.

Coffee, roast malt, faint anise, and mocha all come streaming off the top of the glass.

Smokey roasted coffee flavor all the way through. Sweet chocolate comes through in the middle and finish, though the finish is really dominated by a sharp hop and chocolate bite.

Feel could be just a bit thicker with all that roast flavor.

One of the best stouts I have had all year.

beer2day, Aug 20, 2010
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4.7/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a brown color that is as dark as it can be without being black; it has that nitro head that looks like whipped cream and literally sheets the pint glass as it goes down

Smell: Coffee aromatics

Taste: Black bread up front followed by mocha after the swallow; rich and somewhat fruity, with a dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a creamy texture; low carbonation

Drinkability: Nearly perfect for the style

brentk56, Jan 06, 2008
Photo of PhillyStyle
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap in a pint glass.

The appearance was a dark chocolate color with a mocha colored creamy head that last through out the entire glass.

It smelled of coffee and roasted malt.

The taste and feel of the beer was very good. Rich and creamy, yet sweet. The roasted malt was the dominate taste with just that hint of sweetness. This is a full bodied beer that had a very good feel to it. Very smooth, yet thick like a good stout should be.

Overall, the beer is very drinkable and possibly one of the best stouts that I have ever had to date. Highly recommended.

PhillyStyle, May 12, 2008
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

jorrx003, Jan 13, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

LSUPT, Nov 17, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

Radiosox, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of SaCkErZ9
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Served on draft at Westville Pub, Asheville, NC.

Pours a very dark, purple black color with ruby highlights. The nitro makes this look gorgeous. It is so creamy looking. Creamy tan head tops the beer.

Aroma was a touch fruity with some roastiness, though not overly roasty.

Very nice flavor. The roast is subdued, almost porter like. Very creamy and somewhat light. The body is a touch thin, especially for anitro tap. A little watery as well.

Very easy to drink and look at. A very solid beer.

SaCkErZ9, Apr 28, 2009
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4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok now you really cannot go wrong with these guys and this only goes to prove it. This is a wonderful dry stout. Appearence is perfect, cascading down were thousands of bubbles forming a thick curtain of caramel chocolate. A great dry filling taste. Loads of sweetness to it. This simply could not be beat. Had the feeling of a milkshake, and the taste was just great. Loads of caramel and a super dry finish, light chocolate flavor with a touch of cookie dough maybe, it was just great. I am glad to see them setup for the area beer fests with this, should be perfect! Get this if you can it is outstanding.

mikesgroove, Sep 20, 2007
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4.33/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery. I disagree with the listing of it on here, its fairly plainly an Irish Dry stout. Dark brown, not solid black like you'd expect. Smells roasty, tastes roasty. Creamy nitro-tap mouthfeel. Drinks very easy. Little to no noticeable hop presence in aroma or taste.

drunkboxer1, Dec 30, 2009
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4.28/5  rDev +6.2%

Khitam, Sunday at 05:07 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Falcone, Apr 24, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

tazzman, May 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

xJMFCx, Jun 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

retreminy, Aug 15, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On nitro-tap at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria (Asheville, NC) on 4/17/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a dark brown/black, with a good bit of garnet hues shining through the bottom and sides, and a 1/2 finger of rigid creamy mocha tan head. Retains with a classic nitro look, meaning a head that doesn't quit, coupled with massive coating lace. The aroma is quite lively with roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee dominating up front, quickly being followed by notes of caramel and floral hops in the back. Most pleasant.

The taste is just as flavorful as the aroma was. A silky and mellow mix of chocolate and caramel malt sweetness with roast and coffee adding needed balance and a toasty punch to the profile. The mouthfeel is overall medium bodied feeling but the carbonation is so silky and creamy, this just goes down as easy as can be. This literally just efforlessly flows down the throat from the nitro.

Very nice! A full flavored roasty Stout with incredible drinkibility from the nitro-pour. That's all it takes to please me! I could have drank this all day.

Kegatron, Apr 22, 2009
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4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Duckworths in Charlotte, served in a pint glass

The beer is very dark, alomost black with a ton of tight bubbles creating that beautiful cascade effect. About a fingers worth of dense, tan, creamy head that seems to coat the glass as it goes down.

The nose is light and mild with roasted malts, coffee, and just the slightest hint of chocolate. As the beer warms the aroma gets just slightly sweeter, and the hops become just barely noticable for the first time.

The flavor is roasted malts and coffee with a very faint hint of chocolate. It's medium bodied, with a creamy, silky smooth mouthfeel. The beer finishes very dry and is extremely drinkable.

Overall this is a really nice dry stout. Really drinkable and full of flavor.

CBlack85, Jul 29, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pisgah Nitro Stout, on tap at the Pisgah Tasting Room, Black Mountain, NC, 12/30/08. Served in a traditional American pint glass.

Appearance: A gorgeous creamy nitro head - coming off as off-white at some glances and orangey-tan at others, and regardless of the hue with amazing retention - on a dark, solid, deep-brown body. The head leaves huge, sticky nitro lacing as it recedes. I gotta give it the traditional -0.5 nitrotap reduction, though.

Aroma: Coffee and chocolate, with more chocolate coming through than in the porter - more of a 1:1 ration here. Very earthy, and perhaps not as pungent as I'd like (lots of good aromas buried under that nitro cap, I'm assuming). Grows more pungent and richly earthy as it warms.

Taste: Smooth and even, with plenty of deep, earthy, French roast coffee, hints of smoke and dirt, and a handful of milky, creamy, sweet cocoa. This one's very deep and earthy though, in a pleasant way, though.

Mouthfeel: Traditional nitrotap smoothness, creamy and even, but this one could even benefit from slightly more carbonation, in my opinion.

Drinkability: Another great beer from Pisgah, flavorful and enjoyable, with no hint of alcohol. Wouldn't mind enjoying this one not on nitrotap to compare - it seems like there's a really solid brew underneath this. Recommended.

CrellMoset, Jan 11, 2009
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4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

nitro stout on tap at Pisgah Brewery.

A - black with a creamy tab head. Looks like a model for the style.

Aroma - pleasant but light and fairly simple aroma of dark roasted malt.

T - plenty of dark roasted malt flavor with a touch of hops. There's a bit of burnt grain and smokiness too. Mildly bitter and slightly sour. There is a hint of coffee in the slightly dry finish.

M - creamy smooth, with a rather light body (like Guinness).

O - more flavorful American version of an Irish stout.

chinchill, Sep 05, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

twowheelssoar, Jun 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

tclapper, Dec 03, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

napetry, Dec 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

marleyr, Apr 08, 2014
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Pisgah Nitro Stout from Pisgah Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 53 ratings.