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Pisgah Valdez - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

295 Ratings
THE BROS
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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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Photo of brentk56
3.8/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled January 2009 (discovered today in my cellar)

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a massive, creamy tan head that coats the pint glass with a sheet of lace

Smell: Coffee, coffee and coffee....with sugar; smells like a Cuban coffee

Taste: Cuban coffee with chocolate underneath; the sweeter aspects grow in the middle, with chocolate building in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with creamy carbonation

Overall: While it is a bit too sweet for my palate, that may be a function of age, with the hops falling by the wayside; other than that, the beer has held up pretty well over the past four years

brentk56, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Falcone, Dec 28, 2012
Photo of bgramels
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

bgramels, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

t0rin0, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of AngusOg
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

AngusOg, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of brewdude1982
3.9/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: 4.0 this beer has a very light translucence and a deep dark hue
S: 4.5 has an amazing aroma of dark chocolate and cinnamon
T: 4.0 surprisingly hopper than I expected. Very bitter on the end.
MF: 3.0 kind of flat for my taste overall, the body is not as deep as I expected.
O: 3.5 I could have one of these as an ender in an evening but would definitely crash your pallet if an opener. Great smell.

brewdude1982, Nov 24, 2012
Photo of freduardo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

freduardo, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of SFTBLMOSS2
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

SFTBLMOSS2, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - black with a thin brown head that has decent retention

S - coffee and roasted malts

T - also simply coffee and roasted malts

M - smooth, well carbonated, medium to full bodied

At first I was a bit disappointed that this was one-dimensional. Honestly, the one dimension is flavorful and enjoyable so I'm not mad about it. This is a nice coffee stout that you can enjoy on your own or share. I would have it again.

tdm168, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of plaid75
3.6/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On draft at the brewery.

Poured a deep black hue with a wisp of off white foam.

The smell featured a pure full blown coffee grounds.

The taste consisted of a strong bitter black coffee with elements of charcoal.

The mouthfeel was toward the thinner side of the style.

If you like coffee you'll enjoy this beer. A bit thin on the mouthfeel however.

plaid75, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

acurtis, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of afksports
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Coffee blammo WOW in the nose right off the bat. Amazing aroma. Absolutely perfect for a coffee stout. Roasted dark coffee, the stout has medium body, lacy appearance, and a clean finish. The taste doesn't match the aroma, unfortunately, as it can't match the coffee bitterness and sweetness, and the water sticks out just a little. That said, it's incredible to smell, and that factor alone keeps you coming back.

afksports, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Hacksaw34
5/5  rDev +20.2%

Hacksaw34, Oct 26, 2012
Photo of baklo
4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

baklo, Oct 19, 2012
Photo of KevSal
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

KevSal, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
3.58/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours black in color with a finger of tan head. A bit of spicy coffee to go along with lots of roasted malt and maybe a hint of dark chocolate. There is just a bit of vanilla type sweetness. The flavor is slightly sweet but still fairly heavy on the coffee, which adds a little bit of spiciness. Lots of roasted malt and a bit of dark chocolate. Just an okay coffee stout.

womencantsail, Jul 17, 2012
Photo of Dope
4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pour a very dark brown with a big fluffy medium brown head. Fades slowly, leaving a decent film of lacing on the glass.

S: Huge coffee aroma. Like fresh roasted beans. Pretty much dominates, maybe a little chocolate creeps in.

T: Oddly not a coffee overload. It's got a bitter coffee flavor up front but then turns into a nice roasted malt char with lots of dark chocolate. Surprisingly well balanced and delicious.

M: Medium bodied, smooth. Bit of coffee bitterness lingers in the mouthfeel.

O: Was expecting a coffee bomb but wow this one surprised me. Wonderfully drinkable stout with a strong and tasty coffee element BUT it's balanced well for a great brew. I'm not even a coffee drinker and I'm pretty "meh" on most coffee beers. This is a must-try for ANY stout lover, but especially a coffee stout lover.

Dope, May 24, 2012
Photo of claytong
4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

claytong, May 04, 2012
Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

GuisseppeFranco, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of birchstick
3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

birchstick, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of greencovesteve
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

greencovesteve, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of bsuedekum
3/5  rDev -27.9%

bsuedekum, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of 13esd
3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

13esd, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of stonequarrywest
4/5  rDev -3.8%

stonequarrywest, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of TheDudeRules
4/5  rDev -3.8%

TheDudeRules, Feb 06, 2012
Pisgah Valdez from Pisgah Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 295 ratings.