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Pisgah Valdez - Pisgah Brewing Co.

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

295 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 295
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.3%
Wants: 176
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
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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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ncstateplaya, Aug 15, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

zestar, Aug 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

brendan4532, Jul 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

qcbrewer, Jul 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

Drewert, Jul 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

lakersfan16, Jul 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

GClarkage, Jul 03, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

CWCricket, Jul 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

twowheelssoar, Jun 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

rolltide8425, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of M-Fox24
4.19/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Color is mostly black (wouldn’t say pitch black though) and slightly brown. Small off-white head: light brown; tan, and some retention

S: This is all about the coffee with hints of chocolate, caramel, and malt

T: Granted, the coffee presence is pulling some weight here; nonetheless, the induction of chocolate and caramel balances out extremely well. Slight acidity/bitterness from this coffee treat as well.

M: Smooth, creamy, milky, velvety, and has a light/Medium body. The carbonation is on par

O: An extremely fine coffee stout; the sweetness and the tartness were by no means overboard. An excellent example of infusing beer with coffee, and thus definitely one of the better coffee stouts out there; enjoy this in the evening, or at the sound of your morning alarm clock….delicious either way

M-Fox24, Jun 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

midlifec, Jun 24, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

dataylor21, Jun 03, 2014
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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is close to being black in color—traces of reddish brown are visible near the edges of the glass when it is held up to the light. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that died down, leaving a collar around the edge of the glass and some small patches of bubbles on the surface.
S: Moderate aromas of freshly ground French roast coffee are present in the nose.
T: Just like the smell, the taste is dominated by flavors of roasted coffee beans and has a light amount of associated bitterness.
M: It feels just about medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer could be considered as an alternative to your daily cup of joe, especially if it is a weekend. It delivers a strong dose of coffee aromas and flavors and is rather easy to drink.

metter98, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

king75, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

hoerr, Mar 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

WillCarrera, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

ADTaber, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Immortale25, Mar 07, 2014
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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.

SPLITGRIN, Mar 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +20.2%

KFrank729, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

BradShook, Feb 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

iatethecloudsfor, Dec 30, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

kylehay2004, Dec 28, 2013
Pisgah Valdez from Pisgah Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.