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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.83/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   EST. CALORIES: 336   ABV: 11.2%
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3.3
Homer321 (5207) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2017
Draft at source. Strong cocoa powder and chocolate aroma. Black pour with a small tan head. Taste follows. Just a ton of chocolate. Like a dark chocolate candy bar. A touch of pepper in the finish. Pretty much a chocolate bomb

3.8
mbgrayson (810) - Anaconda, Montana, USA - JAN 20, 2017
Pours deep dark brown, with a nice tan head. Aroma is very much chocolate. Taste is rich and chocolatey, with the alcohol well hidden. This is very smooth and drinkable chocolate stout, and I give it a clear ’thumbs up’.

4.1
Angelmonster (199) - Colorado, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Not sure the age of this bottle but Im guessing bout a year old.

Pours a pitch black hue, completely opaque. Head is 1/5th of an inch and milk chocolate colored. Lacing and head retention were above average for such a strong beer.

Smell is of hersheys chocolate syrup, whoppers chocolate malt balls, malted barley, roasted oak and a touch of alcohol. Hops are not present, Sweetness is just the right amount, nice balance of chocolate and traditional imperial stout aromas.

Taste is very smooth for an 11 percent abv stout. Rich velvet chocolate mends nicely with roasted barley, burnt malts. Getting a lot of malt powder which is unusual but adds a nice chocolate malt shake characteristic to the beer. Oak and a bit of smoke balance out the sweetness, alcohol is super tame.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and well carbonated. Chocolate creaminess coats the tongue, wish head was a bit fuller.

Overall, this was a very good chocolate stout, on the brink of top five chocolate beers I’ve had. Just wish head was a bit fuller. Regardless, would buy again if available to me locally.

3.6
OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - APR 8, 2016
Bottle, from Bottle Revolution RDU. Good aroma. Malty. Chocolate coffee. Dark orangey brown color, good head and lace. Sweet flavor. Heavy body, thick creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish. Darn tasty hides ABV well. Flavor best part, big sweet chocolate impy stout. Aroma, tad less interesting, but solid. Real good offering from Pisgah.

4.1
DiarmaidBHK (5949) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 20, 2015
Draft at thirsty monk. Pours black with s thin khaki head. Leaves some lacing in the glass. Massive chocolate on the nose. Lots of chocolate on the tongue along with with a slight malt note. Hides it's 11% well. Finished clean. Nice! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
drfabulous (8681) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - DEC 19, 2015
Draught at Thirsty Monk. Big dark roasty chocolate imperial stout. Very big and tasty.

3.8
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 4, 2015
bomber shared thanks tracey. pours an opaque brown with off white head and nice lacing. the aroma is dark roasted malts and plenty of chocolate with mild alcohol on the end. the flavor is deep and rich of roasted malts and chocolate...very good chocolate flavor rich and sweet...damn them Pisgah boys did it again...excellent beverage. this bottle is labeled the 10th anniversary by the way.

3.8
jbruner (5401) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAY 31, 2015
10th anniversary bottle. Pours a deep brownish black from the bomber with thin ring of tan head that leaves light lace. Aroma of deep acrid roast over soy and dark chocolate. Taste is more toward the chocolate with a nice earthy finish. Interesting.

3.7
Drake (14109) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 4, 2015
Keg at Bruisin’ Ales. Dark brown with a large creamy tan head. Good head retention. Aroma of strong chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, dark fruit. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, nutty notes, booze. Medium bodied, a bit hot, low carbonation, smooth.

3.9
alexsdad06 (10949) - West Chester, Ohio, USA - SEP 21, 2014
22 oz bottle from dogbones shared with Tmoney99 and wihorock. Pours dark brown to black in color with a small tan head. The aroma and flavor have big roasted malts, big chocolate, some bitterness, earthy, does not show the 11.2% at all, I like the Vortex series quite a bit.


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