Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II | Pisgah Brewing Co.

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88
very good
45 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pisgah Brewing Co.
North Carolina, United States
pisgahbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by oberon on 12-27-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
45
Reviews:
6
Avg:
4.15
pDev:
8.67%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
5
For Trade:
0
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Thanks Jarad for sharing this one at our little Pisgah throwdown. 22oz bottle poured into a teku. Consumed alongside a bottle of 2009 Vortex 2 and Bourbon Barrel Aged Vortex 2 in the name of science. The brew appears brown in color with a tan cap. Some big bubbly head appears and fades quickly.

The nose encompasses pretty much the most amazing array of chocolate depth ive ever experienced in a beer. Just layers of cocoa like cocoa crispies cereal that has a persistent dominating chocolate aspect on so many layers. This is incredible but it hardly leaves room for there to be any scent of beer left to it.

The flavor has some milk chocolate quality blending with bakers cocoa and a little warming alcohol. Midpalate there is somewhat of a dark fruity raison and molasses flavoring before getting earthen with bitter cocoa into the aftertaste. Whereas the nose is dominated by chocolate, the flavor has pleasant nuance.

This is a medium bodied brew with a light level of carbonation. Really an amazing cocoa aroma here that isnt half as crazy into the taste. I could have smelled this beer all night and was happy that some beer aspects were found in the flavor profile instead of being ravaged by nothing but chocolate. I love to drink this again.

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Sampled from a 22oz bottle.

Black with no light coming through and a small tan head. Aroma is roasty with dark chocolate and coffee. Flavor follows with nice dark chocolate and roasted malt. A well executed combination. The 11% alcohol is very well hidden. Super creamy with a low carbonation.

A tasty beer that incorporates its chocolate very well.

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Pisgah Chocolatized Vortex II from Pisgah Brewing Co.
4.15 out of 5 based on 45 ratings.
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