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Pisgah Valdez - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Pisgah ValdezPisgah Valdez

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

291 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 291
Reviews: 193
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 178
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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AngusOg

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

11-29-2012 13:03:55 | More by AngusOg
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

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.

11-24-2012 21:08:10 | More by brewdude1982
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freduardo

Alabama

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-23-2012 02:24:57 | More by freduardo
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SFTBLMOSS2

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-21-2012 15:26:56 | More by SFTBLMOSS2
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tdm168

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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.

11-21-2012 02:16:23 | More by tdm168
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plaid75

New York

3.6/5  rDev -13.5%

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.

11-10-2012 20:56:45 | More by plaid75
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -21.9%

10-28-2012 20:24:01 | More by acurtis
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afksports

New York

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

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.

10-28-2012 17:46:14 | More by afksports
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Hacksaw34

Colorado

5/5  rDev +20.2%

10-26-2012 03:55:45 | More by Hacksaw34
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baklo

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-19-2012 00:33:00 | More by baklo
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KevSal

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

07-28-2012 04:07:09 | More by KevSal
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womencantsail

California

3.58/5  rDev -13.9%

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.

07-17-2012 17:36:58 | More by womencantsail
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Dope

Massachusetts

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%

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.

05-24-2012 02:45:42 | More by Dope
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claytong

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-04-2012 03:14:52 | More by claytong
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GuisseppeFranco

New York

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

04-06-2012 09:20:26 | More by GuisseppeFranco
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birchstick

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

03-22-2012 15:59:15 | More by birchstick
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greencovesteve

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-20-2012 07:46:18 | More by greencovesteve
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bsuedekum

Missouri

3/5  rDev -27.9%

02-18-2012 03:41:57 | More by bsuedekum
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13esd

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

02-11-2012 03:05:50 | More by 13esd
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stonequarrywest

Ohio

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

02-06-2012 14:43:04 | More by TheDudeRules
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cpinto6

Georgia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

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

Iowa

4/5  rDev -3.8%

01-26-2012 20:54:43 | More by KAF
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

01-26-2012 06:22:26 | More by ygtbsm94
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Jeffo

Netherlands

3.9/5  rDev -6.3%

Bomber of this one provided by jbeatty. Thanks for the trade man!

From a bomber into a snifter
Vintage: 2010

APPEARANCE: A dark brown pour yields a two finger, medium looking, noisy, crackly, dark tan head with decent retention. Black body, opaque and medium carbonation evident. Head fades to a full film on top. A half wisp and a ring remain until the end leaving some nice lacing down the glass. Very nice looking beer, though noisy heads are never that appealing.

SMELL: Medium strength nose of roasted malts, roasted coffee beans, sweet cream and vanilla notes. A hint of caramel as well. Like a latte or a very milky, creamy coffee. A very nice nose for the age, though is has mellowed quite a bit at this point I fear.

TASTE: Some roasted and caramel malts up front with sweet cream and milky, roasted coffee through the middle into the finish. Sweet cream and vanilla mesh well with the coffee flavors, making it much like a latte, as the nose had advertised. Milder aftertaste of sweet cream, roasted coffee and a light bitterness lingers nicely on the palate. Very nice and appealing, but much like the nose, this has probably mellowed quite a bit over time.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Light and creamy smooth on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly dry. Nice and creamy feel.

OVERALL: I wouldn’t call this an imperial stout, but as an American coffee stout, this one is quite nice. I would think the nose and flavor profile was much bolder and forthcoming when the beer was fresh, but after over a year in the bottle, it’s certainly a nice drink; people who enjoy coffee stouts that are more restrained will definitely be extremely pleased with this. I certainly enjoyed this one and the bomber disappeared far too quickly. Thanks again for the brews jbeatty!

01-22-2012 13:24:55 | More by Jeffo
Pisgah Valdez from Pisgah Brewing Co.
92 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.