Valdez
Pisgah Brewing Co.

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From:
Pisgah Brewing Co.
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
American Stout
Ranked #27
ABV:
6.2%
Score:
92
Ranked #5,111
Avg:
4.13 | pDev: 11.14%
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
195
Status:
Active
Rated:
Apr 26, 2021
Added:
Nov 24, 2007
Wants:
  178
Gots:
  25
SCORE
92
Outstanding
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Notes: This robust Coffee Stout is a mouthful of flavor! A dark, roasty grain bill stands as the backdrop for a galaxy of coffee aroma and flavor, made possible by local organic bean roasters Dynamite Roastery. A Pisgah fan favorite, Valdez is brewed bi-annually and never lasts as long as the flavor.
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Rated: 3.56 by DVMin98 from North Carolina

Apr 26, 2021
 
Rated: 3.99 by MGibbons from Maryland

Jan 31, 2021
 
Rated: 3.9 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Mar 08, 2020
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Reviewed by Buckeye55 from North Carolina

3.62/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Pours a dark black with medium khaki head. Aroma is of coffee and more coffee. Taste is of coffee and just a hint of malts. Full mouthfeel and an aftertaste of....Coffee
Feb 23, 2020
 
Rated: 4.13 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

Oct 16, 2019
 
Rated: 4.33 by brentblackwell from Georgia

Jun 07, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Nov 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.11 by jbehlar from Mississippi

Aug 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4 by dsshuck from Delaware

Jun 23, 2018
 
Rated: 4.5 by GlennWB from West Virginia

May 26, 2018
 
Rated: 4.04 by OtisCampbell007 from Tennessee

Dec 22, 2017
 
Rated: 4.23 by reebtaerG from Maryland

Nov 27, 2017
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Rated by BEER88 from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I could do more of these!
Sep 05, 2017
 
Rated: 4.1 by 22Blue from Kansas

Aug 22, 2017
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Reviewed by lemmy187 from Missouri

4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Received as an extra in a trade. Pours dark brown with a finger of mocha head. Nose is full of espresso, chocolate, slight roast, and toffee. Well rounded taste....sweet mocha, bitter chocolate, and a touch of vanilla. Body is medium with low carbs. Pleasantly surprised by this coffee stout....
Mar 19, 2017
 
Rated: 3.62 by brauseboof from South Carolina

Dec 08, 2016
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Reviewed by OldManMetal from North Carolina

4.31/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
This coffee stout pours to a medium, creamy tan head on a slightly effervescent, almost-impenetrably black body with glimmers of mahogany at its base; head retention is modest and lacing is good, consisting of superfine-grained bands and caverns. The nose is medium-big, leading with dark donut-shop coffee notes that are shot through with threads of cocoa and molasses, backed by a deeper, roastier character that swings the aroma towards bitter; slight alcohol overtones top things off. The palate is more bitter than the nose would suggest, but not overly so; it is a nice melange of black coffee, baker's chocolate, more subtle molasses notes, and hints of toffee and cola. While definitely coffee-forward, this stout does a nice job of letting the base beer show through. The finish is a modest hit of bitter chocolate and cola, followed by the onset of a mild bitter chocolate/coffee flavor that lingers for awhile. Mouthfeel is thin for the full body, improving drinkability, and the texture is medium-creamy, slightly sticky, and quite peppery from the enthusiastic carbonation. (12 oz can, 77 days after pkg)
Dec 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.04 by Damian74 from South Carolina

Nov 12, 2016
 
Rated: 4.29 by Oakley from North Carolina

Oct 25, 2016
 
Rated: 4.48 by Majestic from Kentucky

Oct 12, 2016
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Reviewed by Apellonious from North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12 oz can 9/6/16 poured into a tulip. Pours pitch black, a thin tan head that dissapates immediately to a thin ring of lace. The aroma is...as you can imagine, heavy on coffee and roasted malt. Slight anise. The taste is in line, with some smoke and bitterness. Surprisingly, the mouthfeel is not overly heavy, the carbonation is a touch below medium. Overall, a tasty coffee stout, fans of the bitterness will enjoy it. Going to hold on to one for a while to see how it develops.
Oct 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.06 by Zazzi82 from Tennessee

Sep 30, 2016
 
Rated: 4.28 by HopsForBrains from North Carolina

Sep 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.18 by CBrodbeck from Florida

May 20, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by Highbury09 from North Carolina

May 14, 2016
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Reviewed by KensWorld from Florida

3.57/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75
From can picked up last month in Asheville. Dated 12/09/15. Fast pour into snifter. Looks totally black leaving minimal cream colored head. Smells like a Cappuccino. Taste is totally coffee forward. Very strong coffee flavor. Very hard to make out any malt or hop flavor at all. I kind of regret popping this open so late, I'll probably never get to sleep tonight.
Apr 17, 2016
 
Rated: 3.73 by Ultimate from New Jersey

Apr 03, 2016
 
Rated: 4 by pathman from Ohio

Mar 23, 2016
 
Rated: 4.16 by KevBot89 from Pennsylvania

Mar 13, 2016
 
Rated: 4.02 by bisbob from North Carolina

Mar 13, 2016
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Rated by Kurmaraja from California

3/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
A bit of an old bottle, had become tart and fizzy.
Mar 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by warrendietrich2001 from Nevada

Mar 02, 2016
 
Rated: 4.12 by IpeeA from Missouri

Feb 09, 2016
 
Rated: 4.08 by vitamin_g from Tennessee

Jan 31, 2016
 
Rated: 4.23 by toppoop from Ohio

Jan 25, 2016
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Reviewed by FriedSlug from North Carolina

4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Super dark with a nice tan head that leaves lacing after it dissipates. It is difficult to detect anything other than coffee and sweetness in the nose as the coffee is huge. The taste is a bit different than the nose. While the coffee and malty sweetness are there as the prominent flavors a burnt taste comes in to wash them away. This acrid taste is a bit strong. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth with a pleasant level of carbonation that feels slightly lower than I expected.

Update 7/24/16: Changes to palate and nose reflected here. Nose is sweet roasted malts with coffee and an almost maple like sweetness. Coffee is big in the nose but pleasant. The taste has a nice roasty twang with coffee and a bit of sweetness that makes this taste like a sweetened, creamy, iced coffee.
Jan 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.24 by 13tido from North Carolina

Jan 16, 2016
 
Rated: 4.19 by msumike89 from Colorado

Jan 10, 2016
 
Rated: 4.1 by marley2112 from North Carolina

Jan 09, 2016
 
Rated: 3.76 by JohnnyB from Massachusetts

Jan 08, 2016
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