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Pike Entire - Wood Aged Stout - Pike Pub & Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

101 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 101
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 18.67%
Wants: 14
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 12-06-2008)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

4/4.25/4.25/4/4.25
Comes out of the bottle at a beautiful dark ashy black. Small brown head to start but that dissipates quick enough leaving whisps here and there and a ring around the edges.

The barrel comes through as the first note I notice, Vanilla and gentle bourbon. Doesn't overwhelm, almost understated even.

This is delicious. Starts out the same as the nose with round subtle bourbon notes (vanilla, caramel, and then the underlying stout takes over. The stout this started as is a burnt ashy dry variety whose bitterness juxtaposes nicely against the sweeter rounder notes of bourbon.

Often in this age of obsession around barrel aging, the barrel dominates and it tastes like beer flavoured liquor (nothing wrong with that: I rather enjoy it most of the time) and/or they will bring a sweet underlying stout that stacks with the ourbon. This one treats the barrel as more of an augmentary piece, which I really enjoy. Instead of letting anything completely take over and run roughshod in one single direction, it balances, bringing the positive elements of different approaches to the style. What I'm saying is I quite like it.

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Good. Decent thickness and overall taste. Cask really comes out on this one. Sipper for sure.

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22oz Bottle from Total Wine Palm Desert for $6

Appearance - Dark brown colour with a large size frothy beige head. I can't make out the amount of carbonation showing and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for around 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, chocolate, grains, coffee

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, chocolate, and coffee. There is also some wood and boozy flavours.

Overall - Really rich and sweet and lots of high quality chocolate flavours. I'd like a little more wood aged flavour, but this still as enough to keep it interesting. A steal at 6$ (on clear out) wish I could travel home with a few more bottles.

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22oz (2013) into a tulip. Pours an opaque black w/ a 1-finger tan head that settles to some wispy foam.

Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and dark fruit.

Taste follows nose. Dark chocolate, bitter roast, oaky char, bourbon, caramel, vanilla. This one is rich and decadent. Earthy and nutty. Has a really nice bitter smoky finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with good carbonation.

Overall a surprisingly big, flavorful beer from Pike. Really excellent. I've had a lot of barrel-aged imperial stouts, and this one is right up there with some of the best of them.

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Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour cocoa and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is definitely suffering from a mild infection issue but is still fairly drinkable.

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not sure what funky odor i'm getting off this one but it isn't great. getting a twangy coffee, chocolate-y aroma that just isn't right.
definitely has some "wood aged" flavor to it, albeit a bit earthy, but it pales in comparison to the recent Bourbon County. as I hold the glass to my mouth for a second drink, I get that nasty, funky smell again,,,, 9.5% it's either dump or chug, I think, at this point.
nice chocolate milk head on 2nd pour, but it cant save it. this is not a great brew. nothing I have had from this brewer is really any good, that I can remember.
the nasty little smell kills this one, as far as i'm concerned. maybe I have a bad one, but the smell is terrible. the taste is general and typical as stouts go, and still very unremarkable.

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Pike Entire - Wood Aged Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.