Pisgah Bacon Stout | Pisgah Brewing Co.

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

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

User Reviews & Ratings
Reviews: 8 | Ratings: 18
Reviews by VaterRoss:
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4.65/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery as part of a flight.

Pours a near black with a small tan head that lingers as a ring. Smell is roasted malt and a certain smokiness with tinges of richness. Taste is roasted malt and some light liquid smoke. At the end of a taste a certain "richness" comes out that can only come from the bacon. Hops come at the end just enough to prickle the taste buds with some spiciness and remind you they are there. Low carb, medium-heavy body.

This actually works. Bacon gives it an interesting smokiness and richness that could very easily ruin the beer if it was too prominent. I am impressed.

From notes, Mar 17, 2012

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More User Reviews:
4.16/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up the last growler of this meaty stout at Appalachian Vintner. A big thanks for pulling this one out of the back for me.

Pours to a beautiful jet black hosting a monster three finger mocha black head and this was from a growler. Head leaves lots of scattered lace as it slowly fades.

Nose is nice and has a soft balance of meaty smoke and rich maltiness. Overall the nose is a bit softer that I was hoping looking for in this style.

As I take first sip I get a wonderful thickness that is full of chocolate, firm malt and smoke. The smoke is just right for my likings in a beer of this sort. So often these meaty beers are way to smokey for my liking. This one is mellow on the mouth and not overpowering at all. It actually has a nice sweet richness that does a good job balancing it.

Mouthfeel is expectedly thick, but spot on for a stout.

Overall not sure how much bacon comes to mind but it is nicely smokey and a very enjoyable stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mikesgroove
4.07/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

dark brown rose up after a few minutes time, but mostly a very thick looking black beer.

The aroma was heaven. Rich chocolate and dark fruits melded together seemlessly. with a huge campfire like smoke note then percolating through but i was quite impressed with how it did not dominate. Really very rich and full, and easily one of the b =est smells I have come across. As it warmed some nice touches of molasses and woody notes start to dominate with a really intrsting bourbon smell in the back. again the smoke comes into play but soo nicely done i was quite imoressed. To taste this was like falling into a giant pillow. Rich and full with a woody, oak soaked, chocolate geyser of taste just exploding from the glass. Some burnt sugar notes, sweet lactose like flavors

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Photo of freduardo
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of Bung
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tap at Duckworths. Not quite black, very dark brown pour. Just some wisps of light tan on top.

Aroma, a muted metallic roast malt. Some dark chocolate. I never seem to get any nose out of the beers at Ducks which makes me wonder...I'll give it t benefit of the doubt.

Taste, makes up for the muted aroma. Slightly smokey, chocolates and a nice roast, malt and mocha latte type coffee. There's a little walnut in there too.

Medium bodied, it seems to coat very well. Drinks very easy. Not the smokiest or meatiest like the name might imply, but it is very well crafted.

Recently had someone question the tap lines here for another brew, am beginning to wonder if the proper care is being taken.

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Photo of babaracas
4.2/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a sampler on-tap at Pisgah. Wouldn't review from a sampler, but there's only one review on here, so for the record...

Black with a thin tan head. Smell: syrup (not necessarily maple, but the kind of syrup you put on pancakes), bitter chocolate, quite roasty. Very breakfasty. Taste is the same with some char and roasted semi-smoky breakfast meats. Really neat and tasty beer. I like the idea but would be hard to drink a full pint.

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Photo of tclapper
4.5/5  rDev +15.1%

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.77/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: pours black with a finger of tan head that recedes into a thin ring with little lacing.

S: smells of lots of maple with some light bitter roastiness on the finish

T: smoky, roasted malts up front with just a touch of maple. The finish has a strong smoky, bacon flavor.

M: thick and creamy body with light carbonation.

D: goes down very easily and overall is a very unique beer. Not very complex, but the flavors and aromas there are quite nice.

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Photo of carrollmel7
3/5  rDev -23.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of CarolinaKevin
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of AngusOg
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Brewsed
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of Daktah
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap 11/27/2012

Very dark brown, near black, with a very thin tan head that left a little lacing. Smell was roasted malts and a little chocolate, with a backdrop of smoke. Not quite as overpowering on the smokey side as I thought it would be, which was nice. Taste was perfect balance of malty sweetness, a little hop bite and plenty of smoke. Very rich feel to it without being heavy or too creamy. I went through this one pretty quickly and easily could have had another if I weren't looking to mix it up a bit. An interesting and different stout experience, and something I'll try again.

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Photo of FridayDave
3.88/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This brewer gets points for tinkering with this brew and getting better results for his efforts. This latest batch used end cuts of bacon which while cheaper took the smoke better for a finer stout. The pour was into a recyclable cup at a Blind Pig dinner for the food network. It poured a very dark brown with a creamy dark beige head. You could enroll the smoke as soon as your nose came over the cup. First sip was hearty, cereal that washed into smoky goodness. The second sup was as full as the first but then even about smokier. each draft got employer than the previous one and was that much better for it. Keep making this one better Pisgah.

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Pisgah Bacon Stout from Pisgah Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 18 ratings