Pisgah Valdez - Pisgah Brewing Co.
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4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
Enjoyed on-tap @ Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria in Asheville, NC for $4. Tapped from an unknown tap handle (since sitting @ a table) into a 16oz Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria Pint Glass.
Aroma- I really got my nose into this one! The strongest roast and burnt coffee aroma was hanging around. Very complexed for the style. Could have gone on and on with the aroma but there is much more to this brew!
Appearance- Received with a 1.5 finger head that stayed for good time. Had the deepest brown color body without becoming black. Then, covered the ENTIRE glass with lace.
Flavor- A good, semi-burnt taste started this one out and then Folger's Coffee (cheap roast) came in the middle. Cool! Easy going malts also. Possibly a Cafe Americano when it comes to it.
Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Light Carbonation, Smooth, and creamy. Everything a 2X stout should be (without the warming).
Overall Impression- So wild how I found Folger's coffee in this one! Great taste and supported the style well. I'm hoping to find many of these in bottle to enjoy at another date and bring back for friends in the Midwest.
01-13-2012 17:06:11 | More by DCon
3.65/5 rDev -12.3%
Poured into Aecht snifter courtesy of aasher. Pours a solid black with mocha-tan foam head that leaves about a quarter-inch.
All kinds of chile on the nose with some coffee and dark chocolate. Am i reviewing an Imperial Stout?
Chile on the nose, just like the smell. Coffee is real solid as is the chocolate. More tangy than one would think.
Carbonation is slightly high for the style, but the coffee and chile help to balance it out.
Decent beer, but too much carbonation and lack of chewiness. Perhaps i should let it warm a little bit more?
01-11-2012 06:59:32 | More by zep9865
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
I received this bottle in a huge in person trade with thagr81us down in SC in September. Thanks for hitting this want Calton!
This beer pours a dark chocolate brown I color with a one finger beige head. It poured medium in body. The aromas are rich of fresh coffee grounds and bitter chocolate. The nose is actually quite similar to that of Founders Breakfast Stout. The flavors too, pretty similar to FBS. the coffee and chocolate are both there Ina knock you upside the head type of manner. This beer just isn't nearly as smooth or full in body as FBS but the flavor is very close. I'm taken aback by this one. It's a phenomenal coffee stout and definitely worth trying. This is definitely a beer to seek out.
01-11-2012 06:50:20 | More by aasher
District of Columbia
4.75/5 rDev +14.2%
what a nice way to start a new year's when you are seriously jet lagged and have some cotton mouth! thanks for the gift Alex it is very kind of you
poured out into my brandy glass (only appropriate glass i could find) and this beer had very little to no head on it at all. yet i loved the appearance it had an oily black look with just a bit of cappucino head trace in it
smelled like an espresso with a dash of maple syrup in it. wow is this going to be a crazy concoction?
way way roasted in the front then coming at you with coffee in the end and some hops to finish it off. just simply delicious and i loved every sip of it
great mouthfeel almost silky but just enough bubbles to keep it from being too sticky.
this got me wired too! glad i had it as i was feeling pretty droopy at the time. :-) happy new year indeed
01-01-2012 15:57:52 | More by CapitolCrusher
3.38/5 rDev -18.8%
Bottle poured into a goblet
A: Pours black with a finger of dark tan head. Great retention.
S: Intense roast, burnt coffee, that's about it.
T: Again, intense roast and burnt coffee. Spicy, medium hop bitterness.
M: A bit thin and a tad overcarbonated.
O: I'm thinking this isn't overly fresh. The coffee flavor is no longer fresh, but the stout characteristics are quite nice.
01-01-2012 01:51:48 | More by coreyfmcdonald
5/5 rDev +20.2%
Comes out of the tap a deep, opaque sable barely a kitten whisker above solid black with a fine-bubbled tan head. Rich, smoky aroma has strong chocolate and quality coffee tones and screams DRINK ME!!! to anybody who appreciates good stouts. Flavor is strongly like high-quality roast coffee with tones of unsweet chocolate, caramel and burnt wood plus a hint of molasses. Full-bodied texture has a strong, persistent tingle and leaves a smoky mocha finish. A must!!!
12-28-2011 23:01:34 | More by Cyberkedi
4.22/5 rDev +1.4%
Received via round-about trade with mulder1010...thanks Pat (and Nick)!
Pours stout dark, with a surprisingly brown chocolate head. It wasn't massive, but nice looking still. Aroma was big coffee, with an equally big chocolate note and roasted backing. Big chocolate and coffee taste, nicely roasted, with a bitter coffee finish. Had a nice creaminess to it. With the ABV, I'm curious if there's some confusion as to the style here... Either way, this was a shining coffee stout example.
12-04-2011 05:45:46 | More by EgadBananas
Pisgah Valdez from Pisgah Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.