Pisgah Valdez | Pisgah Brewing Co.

Pisgah ValdezPisgah Valdez
BA SCORE
86.4%
Liked This Beer
4.15 w/ 381 ratings
Pisgah ValdezPisgah Valdez
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by MuenchenerKindl on 11-24-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,814
Reviews:
207
Ratings:
381
Liked:
329
Avg:
4.15/5
pDev:
10.84%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
184
Gots:
22
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 381 |  Reviews: 207
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 12oz can picked up at Brusin Ale's Asheville, NC 4.2015. This beer is fresh.

L - Pitch black with 2 fingers of head and huge tan lace left on the top of the brew, and lacing left all over the slides of the glass

S - Java coffee! Wow..amazing

T - Coffee! For those who like. Big malty body and the coffee is fresh and blends in perfectly.

F - Full bodied. Well carbonated.

O - An incredible coffee stout for 6.2%. So much flavor. And it won't knock you out. A perfect light weight coffee stout in my opinion. Tasty as heck.

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Photo of walkinginplace
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jonnyybp
3.73/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mmcurran
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of barczar
4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm guessing this is the same beer. Canned 6.2 percent. Not really an imperial.

Notes of fresh roasted coffee and nutty malt are evident as soon as the can opens. Lightly sweet chocolate and coffee grounds add depth. There may be a touch of acrid/metallic character there. Chocolate is fairly prevalent, but coffee definitely dominates the aroma. Body is fairly rich and extremely smooth.

Flavor follows suit, with a backbone of lightly sweet chocolate becoming modestly bitter and fairly coffee forward mid palate, carrying into a roasty finish. Very high quality coffee flavor, and balances well with the specialty malt sweetness.

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Photo of SLewis
4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DWheeler379
4.46/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A 6.2% smooth, rich, very coffee forward stout in a can. Awesome beer! New fave coffee stout

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Photo of EConnOG
3.92/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JoshEngleman
4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Iamjeff6
4.24/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewduder
4.23/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrBier
4.34/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AlexFields
3.88/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Burgieburg
4.88/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Delicious! Perfect consistency and texture with a strong coffee taste that is powerful but smooth.

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Photo of Dave1999
4.38/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Pour pitch black with a foamy tan head.

The smell is roasted coffee and dark malts. Simple but very inviting.

The taste is rich, malty and a lot of coffee.

The feel is a little thin but the abv is pretty low for the style so not really a surprise.

Overall a superb beer, definitely my favourite Pisgah brew so far.

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Photo of vermilcj
4.21/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EigenBeer
4.12/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jak
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MitchRogers
4.43/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of aleckpa
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This beer is dark as night, with a minimal mocha head that rims the glass. You smell coffee right off the bat, and the first sip is the same. Back of the mouth you get some chocolate, roasty maltiness. Great mouthfeel. This is not too thick or creamy, but a good balance to make it not thin. I honestly think this would compete well with FBS or WnB.

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Photo of humuloner22
4.65/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Fantastic beer. Used to only come on draft or in bombers. This year they have stepped up production and began canning select beers. Thank god they chose this one!

Appearance: Black as night, minimal light head that fades to basically nothing.

Aroma: Wow! Smacks you right in the nose. Coffee, some booze dark malts, reminds you of a lighter version of Kahlua.

Taste: Bitter in the right places, but just enough sweetness to balance it out. Lots of coffee in these notes. This is damn near perfect for and maybe the standard for me anyway in regard to coffee stouts. Not to be confused with an imperial stout.

Overall: Very well made beer from Pisgah, one of my favorite breweries from NC has another winner.

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Photo of LastMalkieri
4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goatdavemac
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nctide
4.22/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jamato14
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pisgah Valdez from Pisgah Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 86.4% out of 100 with 381 ratings
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