Pisgah Nitro Stout | Pisgah Brewing Co.

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73 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Year-round

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Added by mikesgroove on 09-20-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
73
Reviews:
20
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
10.07%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 73 |  Reviews: 20
Photo of kylehay2004
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of brentk56
4.66/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: Arrives at the bar with a brown color that is as dark as it can be without being black; it has that nitro head that looks like whipped cream and literally sheets the pint glass as it goes down

Smell: Coffee aromatics

Taste: Black bread up front followed by mocha after the swallow; rich and somewhat fruity, with a dry finish

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with a creamy texture; low carbonation

Drinkability: Nearly perfect for the style

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of oberon
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the French Broad Chocolate Lounge in Asheville,NC.Poured jet black with a cascading creamy tan colored head,Iam a sucker for a good nitro pour,creamy looking goodness.Roasty aromas with a tinge of bitter chocolate,and coffee.Mouthfeel is a bit light going down,to me this is an Irish dry stout hands down,uber roasty,with big coffee flavors,light bitter chocolate,and a tinny flavor in the finish.It went great with a Highland Black Mocha Stout cake,a nice beer under the wrong category I think.

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Photo of chinchill
3.99/5  rDev -2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

nitro stout on tap at Pisgah Brewery.

A - black with a creamy tab head. Looks like a model for the style.

Aroma - pleasant but light and fairly simple aroma of dark roasted malt.

T - plenty of dark roasted malt flavor with a touch of hops. There's a bit of burnt grain and smokiness too. Mildly bitter and slightly sour. There is a hint of coffee in the slightly dry finish.

M - creamy smooth, with a rather light body (like Guinness).

O - more flavorful American version of an Irish stout.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On nitro-tap at Barley's Taproom & Pizzeria (Asheville, NC) on 4/17/09. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a dark brown/black, with a good bit of garnet hues shining through the bottom and sides, and a 1/2 finger of rigid creamy mocha tan head. Retains with a classic nitro look, meaning a head that doesn't quit, coupled with massive coating lace. The aroma is quite lively with roasted malts, chocolate, and coffee dominating up front, quickly being followed by notes of caramel and floral hops in the back. Most pleasant.

The taste is just as flavorful as the aroma was. A silky and mellow mix of chocolate and caramel malt sweetness with roast and coffee adding needed balance and a toasty punch to the profile. The mouthfeel is overall medium bodied feeling but the carbonation is so silky and creamy, this just goes down as easy as can be. This literally just efforlessly flows down the throat from the nitro.

Very nice! A full flavored roasty Stout with incredible drinkibility from the nitro-pour. That's all it takes to please me! I could have drank this all day.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a dark brown body with a lush, creamy off-white head.

Smell: Roasted malt aroma with hints of cream and licorice. All fairly light, mind you.

Taste: Mild sweetness amidst the flavor of roasted malts. Subtle hint of licorice. A bit of that black patent char thrown in as well, but not enough to make a face over. Finishes roasty and dry.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Strikingly soft mouthfeel.

Drinkability: Highly quaffable, if you're into the dry stouts.

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Photo of russpowell
3.5/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Ok now you really cannot go wrong with these guys and this only goes to prove it. This is a wonderful dry stout. Appearence is perfect, cascading down were thousands of bubbles forming a thick curtain of caramel chocolate. A great dry filling taste. Loads of sweetness to it. This simply could not be beat. Had the feeling of a milkshake, and the taste was just great. Loads of caramel and a super dry finish, light chocolate flavor with a touch of cookie dough maybe, it was just great. I am glad to see them setup for the area beer fests with this, should be perfect! Get this if you can it is outstanding.

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Photo of ZEB89
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of sendbeer
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of AngusOg
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnParadee
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of Axnjxn
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of BGsWo22
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bung
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Nitro-tap. Very dark brown pour that starts out as a sea of creamy tan bubbles. Finally rounds out to a nice tan head on a used motor oil colored brew. Smell of some smoke, roast malt and hints of coffee and cocoa. Taste is a mellow melding of the aromas. Everything very blananced. Like a much improved version of Guiness. Pretty clean coffee, dry finish. Very smooth, very drinkable, but I thought the aromas and flavors were a bit more subdued than I would have liked. Pisgah makes good brews that are always worthy of trying.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Gatordaddy
4/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of thagr81us
3.95/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served from nitro-tap into a sampler shaker. Poured pitch black with a hint of brown with a one finger off-white (slightly light tan) head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of roasted malt, cream, coffee, and caramel. The flavor was of roasted malt, cream, coffee, and slight dark chocolate. It had a light feel on the palate with low carbonation. Overall this one was very surprising to me. It had really nice flavors to it, but it seemed like they were very weak. Just wish they were more pronounced to allow this one to shine through. This one is definitely worth having if you find it.

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Photo of DrMindbender
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of baklo
3.59/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Falcone
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ffejherb
3.89/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On nitro-tap at Barley's in Asheville, NC on 11/27/09.

A - Beautiful nitro pour with dark burgundy and chestnut brown hues and one finger of creamy, milky caramel-colored head that retained amazingly and yielded a wall of sheet-like lacing all down the sides of the glass.

S - Subtle nose with lightly roasted malt and a hint of coffee, followed by mild chocolate and woody notes. Sweet lactic notes opened up as the liquid warmed.

T - Opens with a mild roasted malt character with sweet, milky notes as well as a hint of chocolate and coffee. Vanilla notes also emerged as it warmed up. A hint of nutty astringency made a bried appearance in the middle, followed by subtle earthy and herbal bitter notes in the finish.

M - Medium bodied with a smooth, velvety texture, although somewhat thin and watery overall. Dry finish with subtle bitterness and a hint of sweetness on the palate.

D - Irish stout with a milky, chocolate flair that blends dry and sweet flavors quite nicely. This is a fine example of a nitrogen dispensed stout.

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Photo of ncstateplaya
3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev -1.7%

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