Year of New Beer: Chocolatized 2019/2020, Pisgah Brewing Co (Black Mountain, NC)

Written By: Dion on 08/03/2020

Because who doesn't want to drink a big Russian Imperial Stout on an 85° day? Nose is dominated by a rich cocoa powder, deeply charred grains, and very light hints of smoke. On the tongue, the big, roasty notes of the nose are reigned in by milky chocolate and hints of cream. Still has a nice, earthy, underlying bitterness with traces of coffee, but the chocolate adds a silky sweetness. Absolutely no indication of the ABV contained within. Body may be lacking just a bit of thickness, but overall this is pretty solid.