douglas88 (5131) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 17, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bomber thanks to Austin. Pours a totally black color with a medium light brown head. The nose is heavy chocolate, roast, smoke. A nice strong flavor of heavy metallic roast, chalky, cocoa, dark chocolate, milky, some dark fruit. Very milkshake-like smooth and nice. Very nice.
beernovice39 (3037) - Montana, USA - FEB 10, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft at brewer as well as sample at Bruisin Ales, Thanks Mike. Pitch black color, small brown head. Scent is hops, caramel, and booze. Taste is sweet toffee like, some wood notes and a hint of coffee. Creamy and very tasty!
Butters (3576) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - FEB 5, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Kinda like a soured imp stout. Not sure if that is on purpose or not. But it definitely has some sour notes. Jan 2009 bottle. Awesome lable art.
yngwie (11750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 6, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, 22oz. It’s a reddish dark brown beer with a small, tan head. Slightly sourish nose, but mostly chocolate, coffee and sugar. Very sweet on the palate, full body. Slightly sourish too, with a good dash of chocolate, coffee and dried fruits. Bitter finish, coffee style, not the hoppy bitterness. Overall, quite nice, but a bit too straight forward. 100917
gunnfryd (9313) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JAN 1, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Black colour with a tan head. Aroma is roasted malt, chocolate, alcohol. Flavour is roasted malt, hop, alcohol, fruit, berries, coffee. Full bodied nice beer.
vtafro (2169) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - DEC 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle @ PPSG’10. Black pour with tan head. Roasty malt, chocolate, licorice, maple, and toffee notes. Flavor has a bit of medicinal or mineral tinge.
Verecund (82) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From notes. On-tap at the brewery 06.18.2010. I think this was from the last keg of the 2009 that will be offered for some time, so it has some age on it.
An inky black with a small tan head. Little lacing.
Lots of dark chocolate in the nose, with hints of a caramel sweetness, licorice and some sort of unidentifiable dark, pitted fruit. Rich chocolate in the mouth, with a strange balancing act going on with the dark fruit flavors. There’s very little roast here; this seems like 75% imperial stout and 25% BSDA. Coffee (with creamer) and molasses are present.
My favorite part of the beer is its lush feel. Medium to medium-full, but like velvet. The alcohol is masked.
This was served somewhat cold, and I enjoyed experiencing it change as it warmed. That being said, this is not a beer I would personally like only at room temperature, as the booziness and fruity character comes on a little strong as it warms. Quite good; glad I got to try it.
dimenhetfield (2487) - , Florida, USA - DEC 13, 2010
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample on draft at the brewery. This was a very "young" version of this beer, so with a little bit of time this could develop a lot of character in the bottle nicely. But I did get a good impression from this sample. Super dark pour, no transparency. Dark malts in the aroma with hints of coffee bean and chocolate. Since it was a young version the body wasn’t too heavy, but I can imagine that it might become heavier with time. A good beer none the less.
Thorpe429 (4944) - , Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Big thanks to bmanning for opening this up at a recent tasting.
A: Pours a very dark brown with some mahogany hues to it. Nice off-white head.
S: Nice chocolate flavors really come through alongside a bit of coffee. Good notes of slightly-burnt caramel and roasted malts.
T: Much like the smell, with some dark dates and brown sugar coming through as well.
M: Medium body with good carbonation.
D: Very nice stout. I haven’t had many things from Pisgah, but I’d love to get down and visit given their reputation and the overall beer scence in Asheville.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-23-2010
deyholla (5385) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by someone at the September 2010 Metro Detroit tasting, thanks! Poured near black with a wooden brown head that dissipated to the edges. Aroma was full of espresso and dark chocolate note with some dark grains and a bit of a sweet toffee note. Flavor had a nice espresso note that combined with more of a milk chocolate note and a bit of toffee in the finish.