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Pisgah Nitro Stout - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah Nitro Stout
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48 Ratings
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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | 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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brentk56

North Carolina

4.7/5  rDev +15.5%
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

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-06-2008 23:13:28 | More by brentk56
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +9.3%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-20-2007 20:18:14 | More by mikesgroove
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a lush, creamy off-white head.

Smell: Roasted malt aroma with hints of cream and licorice. All fairly light, mind you.

Taste: Mild sweetness amidst the flavor of roasted malts. Subtle hint of licorice. A bit of that black patent char thrown in as well, but not enough to make a face over. Finishes roasty and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Strikingly soft mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Highly quaffable, if you're into the dry stouts.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-24-2007 05:07:53 | More by ChainGangGuy
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-28-2013 22:45:57 | More by kylehay2004
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oberon

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville,NC.Poured jet black with a cascading creamy tan colored head,Iam a sucker for a good nitro pour,creamy looking goodness.Roasty aromas with a tinge of bitter chocolate,and coffee.Mouthfeel is a bit light going down,to me this is an Irish dry stout hands down,uber roasty,with big coffee flavors,light bitter chocolate,and a tinny flavor in the finish.It went great with a Highland Black Mocha Stout cake,a nice beer under the wrong category I think.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-19-2010 23:00:45 | More by oberon
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.5/5  rDev -14%

05-30-2012 02:43:37 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-22-2009 16:49:14 | More by Kegatron
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sendbeer

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

12-09-2012 19:33:17 | More by sendbeer
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-05-2011 02:58:43 | More by chinchill
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thagr81us

South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from nitro-tap into a sampler shaker. Poured pitch black with a hint of brown with a one finger off-white (slightly light tan) head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, cream, coffee, and caramel. The flavor was of roasted malt, cream, coffee, and slight dark chocolate. It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this one was very surprising to me. It had really nice flavors to it, but it seemed like they were very weak. Just wish they were more pronounced to allow this one to shine through. This one is definitely worth having if you find it.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-18-2010 20:37:50 | More by thagr81us
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-10-2014 14:18:51 | More by Axnjxn
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ffejherb

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Barley's in Asheville, NC on 11/27/09.

A - Beautiful nitro pour with dark burgundy and chestnut brown hues and one finger of creamy, milky caramel-colored head that retained amazingly and yielded a wall of sheet-like lacing all down the sides of the glass.

S - Subtle nose with lightly roasted malt and a hint of coffee, followed by mild chocolate and woody notes. Sweet lactic notes opened up as the liquid warmed.

T - Opens with a mild roasted malt character with sweet, milky notes as well as a hint of chocolate and coffee. Vanilla notes also emerged as it warmed up. A hint of nutty astringency made a bried appearance in the middle, followed by subtle earthy and herbal bitter notes in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, velvety texture, although somewhat thin and watery overall. Dry finish with subtle bitterness and a hint of sweetness on the palate.

D - Irish stout with a milky, chocolate flair that blends dry and sweet flavors quite nicely. This is a fine example of a nitrogen dispensed stout.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-16-2009 23:40:28 | More by ffejherb
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ZEB89

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

10-19-2013 03:01:45 | More by ZEB89
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Bung

Michigan

3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nitro-tap. Very dark brown pour that starts out as a sea of creamy tan bubbles. Finally rounds out to a nice tan head on a used motor oil colored brew. Smell of some smoke, roast malt and hints of coffee and cocoa. Taste is a mellow melding of the aromas. Everything very blananced. Like a much improved version of Guiness. Pretty clean coffee, dry finish. Very smooth, very drinkable, but I thought the aromas and flavors were a bit more subdued than I would have liked. Pisgah makes good brews that are always worthy of trying.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-19-2009 21:55:10 | More by Bung
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-06-2012 21:51:32 | More by Gatordaddy
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.7%

12-03-2011 23:40:38 | More by tclapper
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Falcone

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

04-24-2012 05:30:01 | More by Falcone
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.03/5  rDev -1%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

01-11-2009 20:25:18 | More by CrellMoset
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SaCkErZ9

Florida

4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-28-2009 19:55:41 | More by SaCkErZ9
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Lantern


3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

04-11-2012 19:14:46 | More by Lantern
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

08-20-2010 01:20:38 | More by beer2day
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JohnParadee

Delaware

4/5  rDev -1.7%

05-21-2014 14:42:55 | More by JohnParadee
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Brewsed

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

05-05-2012 00:12:58 | More by Brewsed
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PhillyStyle

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-12-2008 18:30:12 | More by PhillyStyle
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

4 oz pour into a tasting glass on tap at the Pisgah taproom.

L – Deep brown color with a 1-finger creamy, tan head. Great retention with sheets of lacing.

S – Roasted malts, coffee, and milk chocolate. Par for the course as far as stouts go.

T – It starts off sweet with milk chocolate, almost like a milk stout, before a nice blanket of bitter roasted malts and coffee sweeps in.

F – Medium-bodied, a wonderfully creamy and smooth mouthfeel, and a mildly bitter, roasty, and dry finish.

O – This is a pretty good stout. The appearance and mouthfeel certainly benefit from the nitrogenization. Tasty and very drinkable. Nice beer from Pisgah.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-12-2013 02:29:59 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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Pisgah Nitro Stout from Pisgah Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.