badgerben (4329) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - JAN 30, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
MN Ratebeer Winter Gathering, January 10, 2009. Courtesy of Beastiefan2k. Black color with a medium head. Light licorice and roasted malt aroma. A little cardboardy flavor. Light roasted malt finish.
Skyview (5087) - Papoose Jct, Minnesota, USA - JAN 23, 2009
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sampled during MN Gathering II in Maplewood, MN from a 750 ml bottle, shared by Beastiefan. Pours a semi-clear brownish amber brew with a thin off-white head that slowly dissipates to a fine ring. Aroma of roasted dark malt, some chocolate, dark pitted fruits, brown sugar and a little yeast. Taste is medium to full bodied, with flavors of roasted dark malt, some tart berry, chocolate and a little alcohol presence. Finish is semi-tart followed by some alcohol and dark berry aftertaste.
tennisjoel (1146) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2009
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Sampled at Bob (Skyview) tasting. The pour is brown in color with a light brown head. Sweet dark fruits combined with some banana. A touch of sour grapes I detect in the flavor. Also some off flavor that I can only describe as glue. Interesting beer, but not my cup of tea.
KAF (448) - Coralville, Iowa, USA - JAN 16, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Beastiefan. Brown pour with a light tan head. Sweet dark fruit aroma and chocolate. The flavors are chocolate, mild coffee, some fruit overtones and some bread. Good stuff.
DalzAle (1847) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample enjoyed at Skyview tasting. Pour was dark amber and had aroma of plum and brown sugar. Flavor was very good, effervescent, banana, malt and finished with a little alcohol. I will probably try to get this one sometime again.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2008
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
750ml. Far more carbonated pour than I was expecting, but perhaps I hadnt remembered the Belgian yeast. Appealing, lively two finger head sits atop a dark chocolate body. Nose is deep milk chocolate with the slightest hint of tartness. Interestingly, the flavor is dominated by lactic flavors and even a hint of tart fruit, mostly obscuring the chocolate richness. It makes for an interesting hybrid, more or less exactly the blend Pisgah advertises. Earthy, ripe, mellow. Quirky dry finish like leaves and leather.
JMFG (1585) - Florida, USA - DEC 11, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very dark brown color, thin even light tan head. Nice rich brown sugar and an almost Belgian yeastiness on the aroma. Sweeter taste, some roast balanced by Belgian notes and a slight chocolate hint. Interesting.
daknole (8013) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2008
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tasting at mcbackus 10/19. MMM, hella good beer! Pretty much a black pour wtih a tan head. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, and good rich malts. Flavor is pretty rich and well balanced between hops, roasted malts and the chocolate/coffee notes. Good beer. I am glad I got to try this one.
beerguy101 (5244) - Newark, California, USA - SEP 15, 2008
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sampled on 9/15/08. This Baltic Porter pours a eclipse black color form a corked 750ml bottle. Medium sized beige foamy head with nice retention. The aroma is chocolate and coffee, with some must and yeast. A medium bodied Baltic Porter. The malts are dark chocolate and some coffee. Not very sweet, yet there is some dark fruit and bread as well. The hops are earthy and spicy. It’s not a Baltic Porter and yet it’s also not a Belgian ale, it is more of a cross between the two. It has that nice chocolate flavor and breadiness yet it also has some dark fruit, yeast and funkiness. Touch of tobacco and smoke as well. Nice balance. Good carbonation. Great sipping beer. Mouthfeel is full. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.
Pastor (790) - Skowhegan, Maine, USA - SEP 13, 2008
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks to mikesgroove for this extra he’s a beer Karma God
Bottle poured into a Chalice produced a good two fingers worth of tam head that just stayed around for the whole beer. The body of this brew was jet black in color
Aromas of Belgian yeasts and roasted grains some grape sourness in there as well. It gets better as it warms up for sure
Flavors are great reminds me more of a Baltic than a strong dark, big roasted mats with some nice sourness in there from the yeast quite delicious really enjoyed it
Good carbonation and good medium to full mouthfeel.
Thanks so much Mike for giving me the opportunity to try this unique beer. A great brew to enjoy the last of summer. Very drinkable, I would drink it again. looking forward to trying more Pisgah