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Pisgah Valdez - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah ValdezPisgah Valdez

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

280 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 280
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 184
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  6.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: mikesgroove on 12-02-2007)
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richbrew

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-15-2011 17:52:23 | More by richbrew
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nflmvp

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is the second time I've had this beer. The first time was out of a two week old growler and THAT was awesome.

This sample exhibited more head...three fingers worth. Slow to subside, it eventually came down to a creamy coffee film with some mild lacing down the glass.

Smell was very definitely java but I also get a good dose of cocoa out of this. Very enticing.

Taste was more coffee and dark chocolate along with some vanilla and wood.

Mouthfeel starts out a little prickly but as the beer warms and mellows, it mellows to a creaminess that isn't initially expected.

Drinkability is very nice as as this beer is not too big. It's a very enjoyable 750ml of jo.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2008 03:30:36 | More by nflmvp
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-20-2013 02:05:53 | More by IrishColonial
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cpinto6

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-01-2012 04:48:34 | More by cpinto6
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stonequarrywest

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-09-2012 00:32:50 | More by stonequarrywest
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DosBeerigos

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

C. UGGHH clarity...whats that?
H. Black
N. Coffee

Ok, so I've joked about beers tasting like coffee before...yah I was wrong, nothing I have ever had has tasted this much like coffee. This is an organic beer that uses Dynamite Roasting Coffee Beans, and boy oh boy does the coffee stick out on this beer. Seriously I think Miguel poured this bad boy out of my coffee pot. I like it a lot, and it's a very straight forward coffee stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2010 20:55:14 | More by DosBeerigos
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RedHaze

Nebraska

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-16-2012 00:55:15 | More by RedHaze
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Brewsed

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-03-2012 21:46:32 | More by Brewsed
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GClarkage

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

07-03-2014 15:48:04 | More by GClarkage
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urwithdave

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Courtesy of TimmyP's life is good LIF. Shared this at the 110k release.

A- pours near black in color. There is two fingers wroth of a tan head. Decent retention. Not a lot of lacing though.

A- the BIGGEST coffee aroma I have ever gotten from a brew. Seriously, u could smell it from across the table. Espresso and coffee beans all the way.

T- well let's just say the nose isn't off. Just a huge burst of coffee and roasted malts. There is a slight hint of chocolate, but this is ALL about the coffee. Not overly bitter either. Its nice and smooth. If u aren't a coffee fan, don't bother.

M- this is where this one let me down. It was wayyy to thin. It was also too carbonated. These are my only real knocks on the brew.

D- if it wasn't for the mouthfeel I would rate this a 5 for sure. I still really enjoyed this brew and I would seek it out again in the future. A very solid coffee beer.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2010 18:56:16 | More by urwithdave
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TheDudeRules

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-06-2012 14:43:04 | More by TheDudeRules
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-24-2014 00:29:08 | More by midlifec
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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-20-2011 17:45:04 | More by DoctorB2B
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brewandbbq

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from January 2009.

Pours opaque black with mahogany edging and a tight beige head. A partial skim coat and roped lacing throughout the glass.

Aromatics lead off with roasted malts, coffee grounds, bitter chocolate, and Oreo shells. A hint of char and smoke follow through.

Medium bodied with a slight chew. Thinnish for the style. The mouthfeel is soft and a bit creamy.

Brownie bits with espresso and chocolate malt start the palate. Medium roast coffee steps forward as well as bakers chocolate and a hint of Kahlua.

Finishes with shades of coffee, chocolate, and a bit of char.

Tasty enough, but I'm left wanting more of everything. The coffee character is a bit meekish and the stout base is rather average.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2011 01:17:35 | More by brewandbbq
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-26-2011 22:36:04 | More by whartontallboy
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Overlord

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

This will be a day long remembered. Enjoyed this brew with some generous BA'ers.

Poured a muted brown, big tan head. Pretty big head, actually, even when split three ways.

Smells like milk chocolate and coffee ... not really bitter coffee, or espresso, etc., just straight up roasted coffee. Maybe a bit of roasted malt in the aroma.

Taste is primarily coffee, with some roasted malt, and maybe a splash of coffee. This is a fairly straightforward beer. If there's anything unusual about it, it's the lively, well carbonated mouthfeel.

Thanks mikesgroove for the PISGAH!

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2009 06:41:23 | More by Overlord
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atrocity

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

04-29-2014 19:34:11 | More by atrocity
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Agentveba

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

12-17-2013 14:38:56 | More by Agentveba
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2013 01:14:17 | More by djrn2
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

03-09-2014 00:08:45 | More by ADTaber
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KAF

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2012 20:54:43 | More by KAF
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GTB

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

08-25-2013 02:32:25 | More by GTB
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imperialking

Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-22-2011 20:16:43 | More by imperialking
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babaracas

Florida

4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Pisgah tasting room in a shaker pint. Black with thin medium brown head, spotty lace. Smell: big roasted coffee, roasted grain, toffee, a little green earthy hopping. Coffee forward, nice. Taste: caramel, coffee, booze. Nice. Light carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

03-21-2011 05:21:52 | More by babaracas
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SPLITGRIN

Kentucky

3.99/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was a bit disappointed to see that this beer had not been properly rated in nearly 3 months. So I pulled this bottle from the cellar to give it a go. This one has been in my cellar for about 6-8 months.

Even with the age I get almost three fingers of deep bread y brown head with a vigorous pour. It lasts a good bit and leaves a wall of lace behind as it slowly fades. Body is pure silky blackness as it should be.

Nose is of coffee distinctly up front. You also get a bit of earthy grain and tobacco to boot. A solid nose but not all that developed.

The flavor, well this is where things go a-rye. With first sip the stand out here is...sour. Yes it is apparent that there was a problem here in terms of infection. Shockingly enough however it really isn't bad. Although I know this beer was not meant to be a sour it plays the hand very well. Dark fruits are drawn from the coffee and almost come off like a Belgian dark ale. I have said this many times, some of the best beers come from accidents or brewery mistakes. The taste here is exciting and very nice. Tartness is complete and thorough across the palate.

Mouthfeel is a dry sour feel that is actually very good. The coffee plays a bit on the mouthfeel as well.

As it stands this is not what I expected at all. But it was a very pleasant surprise.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2014 04:49:28 | More by SPLITGRIN
Pisgah Valdez from Pisgah Brewing Co.
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