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Vortex II Aged In Kentucky Bourbon Barrels - Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Vortex II Aged In Kentucky Bourbon Barrels
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89
very good

16 Ratings
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Ratings: 16
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 6.81%
Wants: 5
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co. visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: twowheelssoar on 09-28-2013)
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StlHopHead77

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

01-04-2014 03:55:24 | More by StlHopHead77
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.26/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to the RVA crew for hooking me up with a bottle of this some time ago in a surprise box of beer they sent me. Shared with friends alongside a botle of 2009 Vortex 2 and Chocolatized Vortex 2. Bomber poured into a teku, the brew appears a dark brown color with a thin mocha brown cap. Some ruby clarity is seen faintly around the edges.

The aroma includes a hint of mocha, molasses and vanilla sweetness imparting a similarity to something along the lines of brownie batter and bourbon. Some tangy raison, prune and fruits evolve as it warms up.

The taste includes plenty of bourbon tang with vanilla, chocolate, coffee and caramel. A nice whiskey kick with accenting raison fruitiness. The barrel is not dominating but it is noticeable and really works with the other flavors. The slight tang this has im not crazy about but I think it has somethin to do with the coffee they use since its also evident in non-barrel aged vortex 2.

This is a medium bodied brew with a modest amount of carbonation. A very nice integration of barrel, booze, coffee and base beer. Of all the pisgah beers I got to try? this one has awesome drinkability and id love to try it again. However, at a ~500 bottle count, I doubt ill see this one again anytime soon.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2014 13:55:10 | More by stakem
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3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4.24/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

bottle 237/534. bomber into a snifter

pours a pitch black with no head. not a huge aroma..slight barrel, not much. taste is extremely smooth and the bourbon really smoothed this beer out. vanilla, lots of chocolate, tobacco..great flavors. full bodied, low carbonation

overall much better than regular vortex ll. very recommended if you can find a bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 00:15:56 | More by Axnjxn
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Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

11-22-2013 22:54:18 | More by jsanford
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Georgia

4/5  rDev -2.7%

11-01-2013 02:02:17 | More by ari32
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Florida

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

10-21-2013 19:11:47 | More by KevinGordon
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Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

10-18-2013 18:06:29 | More by MITCHELLMPLS
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josephwa

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

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Michigan

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Pennsylvania

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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled May 2013, bottle #370/534. Purchased at Peabody's in Boone, NC.

Pours a midnight black, no light shines through. Tan head, decent amount for a BA beer. Excellent lacing along with a ring of light tan foam that remains on the surface of the beer.

Smell when cold was just ok, almost all chocolate and spirit-y sweet bourbon. Once the beer warmed, the nose improved greatly, with the booziness receding, and pipe tobacco and vanilla oak notes emerging.

The taste is lovely, well-integrated chocolate and sweet whiskey, drying oak and leather finish. Very little alcohol, despite the 11.2% ABV.

The mouthfeel is very nice, but could be improved. It is medium, coating, but not quite the chewy, uber thick feel I like in a BA stout.

Overall, a great beer, so glad it is made here in NC.

Serving type: bottle

09-28-2013 00:50:06 | More by twowheelssoar
Vortex II Aged In Kentucky Bourbon Barrels from Pisgah Brewing Co.
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.