Vortex II | Pisgah Brewing Co.

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Vortex IIVortex II
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270 Ratings
Vortex IIVortex II
BEER INFO

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

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.70%

Availability: Winter

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Added by mikesgroove on 06-25-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,124
Reviews:
150
Ratings:
270
pDev:
12.72%
 
 
Wants:
126
Gots:
29
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 270 |  Reviews: 150
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3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, tan head of pillowy foam. It smelled of coffee, chocolate, molasses and toffee. Big, bold roasty flavors with coffee, dark chocolate, toffee and piney bitterness.

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Photo of colts9016
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottled 2010. A hard pour produced dismal results. The beer is black as night, and the head is dark brown. I can hear the carbonation, but cannot see it.

Nose is dark chocolate, rich espresso, deep roasted malt, caramel, floral, vanilla, biscuits, earthy, and molasses.

Taste is a dark roasted coffee, dark milk chocolate, roasted malt, caramel, floral, vanilla, molasses, figs, cherries, earthy, and brown sugar.

The mouthfeel is chewy, rich, and slightly carbonated.

The beer is good, it has a lot of flavors with it, but not in a harmony. The better Imperial Stouts I have tried the flavor meld seamlessly together and get better with each sip. This beer is good, just missing the seamless part; nevertheless, I am enjoying it.

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Photo of zekeman17
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jshusc
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of KingEdward
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mbbransc
4.23/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mabermud
3.17/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This one did not pique my interest. I was not impressed.

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4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of threedaggers
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of maxcoinage
4.32/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

received this as an extra in a trade. almost 2 years from bottling date. Fantastic RIS. nose a bit weak but great tasting. bitersweet chocolate, berry, dark fruits, toffee. body is perfect for the style. Cheers!

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Photo of mattsmith413
3.12/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Way off base...it had soured...great sour if that was what I bought.

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Photo of Harvest06
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DrBier
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of olradetbalder
2.35/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Botteled 2009.
Probably the best infected beer I have ever had.

Look great, sparkning like hell and from there it is a sour treat with some raspberrys mixed with some cherries in coffee.
To bad this is not the what the beer is all about.

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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Roze
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of Hopsiam14
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Fordknox
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of HopAttack3
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of craft_shannie
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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4.1/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.21/5  rDev +5%

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Vortex II from Pisgah Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 270 ratings