Pike Street XXXXX Stout - Pike Pub & Brewery

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89
very good

532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 288
rAvg: 4
pDev: 11.25%
Wants: 32
Gots: 37 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002)
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Photo of jbphoto88
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Beer the color of rich potting soil. Black with earthy reddish highlights that barley show in through this opaque brew. The fluffy sticky head is some of the most colorful I've seen. It is a smooth brown that looks like coffee right after some heavy cream is added. It dissipates to some heavy lacing and a light thin brown film and a few stray islands of bubbles.

Smell is stout-ish but not as big and bold as I was hoping. There are some roasted grains mixed with dark coco and coffee. A hop bitterness is detectable but faint as is a dark fruit nose.

The taste delivers where the nose falters. There is big dark chocolaty flavors that mask coffee notes. Then comes a pleasing acrid roasted malt flavor mixed with some hops. I don't know how many hops they used but for them to be apparent through the dark mask of flavors is fantastic. The one draw back is an overly sweet finish that makes the back of my throat feel like I just powered down a Hershey bar.

Mouthfeel is brilliant. A mild carbonation yields a super smooth and creamy brew. Slick and palate coating brew that almost feels like I could spread it on some cupcakes as a chocolate frosting.

The excess sweetness kills the drinkability to me. I love the look and the nice bitterness mixed with sweet taste but the finish is way to sugary for me. I want a beer that I feel compelled to drink more then one of. Great flavors but a poor finish.

Photo of nhirsch04
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of r0nyn
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into my DFH snifter. Split with BAs infi, NYManc and johnjae.

Pours a dark brown that manages to actually stay brown as opposed to resolving into the typical inky blackness of most stouts. Smallish head that dissipates quickly, leaving some sticky, splotchy lacing. Smell is full of dark chocolate and some dark fruits. Just a slight bit of alcohol towards the end.

Taste is also full of dark chocolate with some roasted malts. The entire flavor profile is pretty roasted, come to think of it. Hoppiness is non-existent and all the bitterness comes from the chocolate and slight hints of coffee in the aftertaste. A very, very faint hint of alcohol towards the end. Mouthfeel is pretty slick, with a hefty body and a bit of chewiness. Goes down pretty smooth and finishes dry.

Drinkability is actually quite good. I'm suitably impressed by this stout. Didn't go into it expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised. A respectable ABV and a pleasing flavor make this a great beer to share with friends.

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Sammy
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great drinkability for a hopped up stout, thanks to dnichols. Pours black with active character, above average mouthfeel. Hoppy without overbearing, and still balanced roast and chocolate that are lively and citrussy. King of hoppy stouts.Refreshing.

Photo of SpeedwayJim
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Courtesy of psiweaver via IS BIF 2. Poured from a 22oz. bomber into a Blue Point snifter.

A: Gentle pour yields a .5 finger fine, milk chocolate colored head that dissipates quickly into thin wisps atop an opaque black brew. Lacing is very spotty and sparse with little cling.

S: Nose is very "stouty". Roasted coffee beans, toasted malt, and liquorice. A hop presence is noted far in the background but this one is a bit coarse and biting overall.

T: Opens liquorice and spicy due to an initial burst of carbonation hitting the tongue. As it warms in the mouth, hints of chocolate, liquorice, and toasted malt abound. Roasted coffee bitterness rounds out the experience. Finishes almost like an oatmeal stout, smooth and slightly sour. Aftertaste is bitter toasted malt.

M: Medium bodied with moderate to low carbonation. Oily and slick in the mouth, this one drinks much deeper and richer than its ABV suggests. Supremely smooth. Finish is messy and aftertaste is filmy and lingers.

D: Not much to look at and nose is rather plain but this one is a hidden gem for sure. Feel and taste are incredible. Very smooth with good complexity. Worth a try.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of gregsandiego
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased one of these fine bottles directly from the brewery in downtown Seattle while visiting family at UW. The restaurant staff is very welcoming and helpful. I recommend you drop in on them for a great experience.
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Appearance: Very dark brown, silky caramel around the edges. With a careful pour, a delicate head is created.

Aroma: Of a fine espresso with a hint of dark chocolate

Taste: Taking a small sip, a subtle citrus flavoring, and a touch of bitterness.

Mouth feel: Nice foaminess with just the right amount of carbonation.

Drink-ability: Goes down smoothly when enjoyed in small sips.

Serving type: bottle

Overall: A nice solid stout for a chilly rainy night in Seattle.

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Axic10
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a half finger of mocha colored foam that settles down quickly.

Smell: Roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy.

Drinkability: Overall a pretty decent deal (I think I paid $3.99 for this at Total Wine) for an decent beer. Nothing Earth-shattering, but really solid.

Photo of dstc
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a midnight black color with a full, chocolaty colored head. Head falls to a thin one leaving a nice layer of lace on the glass.

Aroma is of chocolate and burnt malts. Also smells a bit metallic.

Full chocolate malt taste quickly followed by a roasted coffee flavor and ending with a lingering bitterness part from the coffee and part from the hops.

Mouthfeel is full and very smooth, almost velvety. Not much of a bite and it coats your mouth.

Rather nice stout. Worth drinking.

Photo of megahurts4
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pike XXX Stout

Appearance: Dark, dark brown in color, small head, and some good lacing.

Smell: Roasted malts, slight coffee, and caramel.

Taste: Roasted malts, faint hops, coffee, and dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy.

Overall:
A meaty stout. Tons of strong flavor and some subtle flavors.

Photo of JWearda
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

S - Pint glass poured from the bar tap at Pike Street Brewing in Seattle, WA

A - Pours a very dark reddish brown with less than a finger light brown head that doesn't last, other than a nice rim around the glass.

S - Dark roasted malts with some really nice unsweetened chocolate notes and definitely some burnt coffee in there as well. Almost has a soy sauce characteristic to it and definitely sweet smelling overall.

T- Just like the aroma: roasted burnt malts and coffee up front and finishes with unsweetened dark chocolate. Also in the aftertaste you get hit with loads of smoke and coffee like flavors. Really surprising for a regular stout.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice smooth finish.

O - Very smooth and enjoyable stout, alive with flavor.

Photo of Jameswoody
4/5  rDev 0%

Pike Street XXXXX Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 532 ratings.