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Pike Street XXXXX Stout - Pike Pub & Brewery

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Pike Street XXXXX StoutPike Street XXXXX Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

493 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 493
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 29
Gots: 26 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002)
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agsourdough1

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

11-30-2013 01:37:52 | More by agsourdough1
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thatruth

Washington

3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

grabbed a 22 oz of this from the Safeway near the Junction in West Seattle last month a couple of days after I moved here, pouring it now.

A: 1/2" brown sugar head, lacing that runs and hides when tilted, black as the night is long. absolutely no light penetrates this beer.

S: hickory, cocoa, vanilla, hazelnut, cherries. robust and intense with a sweetness hovering over, makes one eager to try.

T: mocha latte. no lie. good stout, not too sweet nor too bitter. on the other hand, the after taste has the waning around of flat coke and paint thinner. month too long to wait?

M: pretty flat and dry, robust eagerness fades away quickly. by the time you take another sip you realize the taste that lingers in your mouth is what you just put back inside to wash it away...flimsy character, short life.

O: wantaway stout that remains local because of it's ill-perceived stance in a relatively competitive category.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2011 23:56:43 | More by thatruth
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aracauna

Georgia

3.3/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Nice pour, deep opaque black with an easy, thick creamy head that clings to the sides of the glass. It's not exactly long-lasting, but it never fully fades (ends up thin cream layer that's too thick for a film, but kind of like a like coat of moss or lichens). The aroma is a little weak, but roasty. The flavor is as strong as it should be but it dominated and unbalanced by too much burned bitterness. A bit of smokiness lingers underneath. The lack of balance makes this less than a joy to drink, but intriguing at the same time.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2002 23:23:26 | More by aracauna
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infi

New York

3.33/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber, courtesy of BA r0nyn. From 10/29 notes.

Poured into a Duvel tulip.

Fairly viscous and dark liquid with some areas of translucency. Good thin tan head above with some retention and spotted lacing. Aromas was majority towards barley and breakfast malt- very bready-oriented on the nose. There was also a good amount of some dark chocolate notes, which complemented the malt very well.

Taste mirrored the aromas phase by phase. Began with a substantial malt/barley foundation with some roasted coffee and dark chocolate sweetness, which was very thoroughly noticeable. And towards the end, the flavors end on a faint charred burnt flavor and thin astringency. Textbook stout overall.

Mouthfeel was medium-bodied with light carbonation and was incredibly easy to drink. Complexity is definitely not needed in this beer, as the flavors were readily identifiable and tasted well throughout. If this is available around you, this bottle is easily a candidate for a nice session. We all enjoyed this one pretty well. eXXXcellent. (ha!)

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 22:48:35 | More by infi
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IceTrey9785

Virginia

3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Relatively new beer for us -- 22oz bottles for only $3.99...

A: Poured the beer into a nice brandy snifter -- really dark color with a nice tan head. Lasts a few minutes or so, leaving a pretty white lacing.

S: Initially you are hit with huge amounts of roasted, burnt malt. Brown sugar, molasses and coffee soon follow. As the beer warms, there is a huge amount of smoke that eventually emerges -- similar to a peppered bacon. Bittersweet chocolate or cocoa round out the aroma.

T&M: Full bodied, but very, very smooth. This stout has a nice creamy finish. It is sweet, but the hop bitterness certainly rounds out the palate. I am left with unsweetened chocolate, weak coffee, and liquid smoke. Rich and round, with full flavor and a nice finish.

I like this beer, but I'm not wowed by it. It tastes like every other Extra Stout I've ever had. I dare say that most people would have a huge problem trying to decide what is what in a contest between Pike's and Guinness Extra Stout. Nonetheless, it is a good, solid beer, and I'll buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

11-26-2010 01:26:58 | More by IceTrey9785
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mcann2pu

Delaware

3.35/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: pours a dark black-ish brown color with a two finger tan head, some patchy lacing,

Smell: roasty chocolate, a little earthy coffee aroma on the tail end,

Taste: sweet stout malts, a little chocolate, solid stout taste,

Mouthfeel: I would say medium for a stout.

Drinkability: good, this is one I would try again.

Serving type: bottle

05-01-2010 06:09:36 | More by mcann2pu
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far333

Connecticut

3.38/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Motor oil black with a light brown head that settles out to a fine cap of foam.

Low aroma of fig, raisin, and some espresso.

Thin flavor upfront, but moves quickly to dark malt, coffee and oak, hints of cocoa. Firm bitterness balances the malt. Could be more roasty and complex.

Full mouthfeel, but finishes tannic with a puckery linger, which detracts overall.

Serving type: bottle

10-19-2009 04:00:41 | More by far333
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crwrunner

Virginia

3.43/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Black body with a big brown head. Lots of lacing and the head stays a while on top of the beer.

S- Pretty interesting. The first thing that came to mind was terraki bbq sauce.

T- Strong choclate taste up front follwed with a nice taste of hops when swallowing. Soon after a very nice roastiness comes out.

M- A little thick that really seems to cover the mouth well.

O- I think this is a pretty good beer. I would definitley drink it again. While I didn't care for the smell to much, it made up for it in taste.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 19:49:20 | More by crwrunner
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ADR

Pennsylvania

3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

2002-2003 limited release...

Big pour, dark/dark brown and opaque. Orange carbonation settles down in about 60 seconds. Laces in looping clumps. Coffee and orange rind-like impresssion to the big aroma. Flavor is somewhat more limited, a dark roasty coffee, slight sense of malted milk and the requisite scant hop. Mouthfeel is about medium to thinnish, but I pick up an offputting vegetable, almost smoked onion, sense to the profile. Not dominant by any means, just slightly annoying. Not an awful beer, but not a first choice to my tongue.

Source: Liquid Solutions

Serving type: bottle

07-21-2003 15:24:14 | More by ADR
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bobbypaulson

Minnesota

3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

drank this brew last night with a buddy, I aquired it from a trade from a very kind girl on the other wedsite. She throw this one in as an extra and boy am I happy she did. This beer was poured from a 22oz bomber into a darkness snifter. It pours a motor oil black with a thick light brown head. This beer looks super thick and smells great like chocolate and dried fuits. After about a minute the head finally subsided enough to drink it. The smell and the look was gerat but the taste was just ok. I was expecting a big robust beer and it was kinda on the lighter side. The mouthfeel was good nothing too exciting, but still an over all good drinking brew

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2011 19:28:36 | More by bobbypaulson
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CurtisLoew

Wisconsin

3.48/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Purchased at the pike brewery downtown seattle.

Average stout. Tastes good. Nothing amazing, but solid beer. A little thin for my tastes. Enjoyable to drink. Problem is, it reminds me of 50 other stouts sitting on the shelf, it just doesn't stand out as a special beer. I'm glad I tried it, and the brewery was a pretty neat place.

Serving type: on-tap

07-30-2011 05:34:51 | More by CurtisLoew
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SmellsofMahagony

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-15-2013 02:15:38 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black with a thin tan head that doesn't retain well. The aroma has some roasted malt notes upfront, along with chocolate and coffee, some dark fruits, molasses, and some burnt bread. The flavor is similar to the aroma with big roasty notes initially, along with dark fruits (plum, cherry), lower % dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, some burnt acridness and alcohol. The mouthfeel is moderate and drinkability is decent. Overall a decent but unspectacular stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-10-2010 02:59:39 | More by silver0rlead
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Kevincredible

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-21-2013 01:34:05 | More by Kevincredible
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g_jenkins

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

06-28-2012 03:51:28 | More by g_jenkins
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JDeming

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

07-24-2014 19:39:19 | More by JDeming
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rkcrozier

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-03-2012 15:16:41 | More by rkcrozier
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danwho

California

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-15-2014 04:08:12 | More by danwho
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Noelito76

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

04-30-2014 11:43:02 | More by Noelito76
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claspada

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Aromas of smoke and roasted malts; I get some bacon characteristics as well. There's lesser coffee, bitter chocolate, and a hint of licorice to round things out.

The taste is less than impressive. Bittersweet baker's chocolate, with a boat load of smoke and rauchbier tastes which I hate. I desperately crave some more sweetness for this beer to balance the rough bitterness and dry acrid flavors.

Mouthfeel is really full, mild balanced carbonation. Finishes really full and viscous; coats the mouth to a point of ruining the taste buds.

Overall, I had high expectations for this beer and I was delivered a smoky pork/bacon dry bitter mess. Not sure why people like consuming these flavors in beer, anyway. Not recommended, compared to the numerous better available styles available.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2011 01:02:22 | More by claspada
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wisegreensoul

New York

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

05-01-2014 15:16:08 | More by wisegreensoul
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BelgiumBill

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A vigorous pour into a pint glass gave a thin dark beige head that swiftly retreated to some islands and lacing about. It was black with the thinnest rim of brown.

Smelled of chocolate, roasted malts, hops, coffee, and hints of vanilla.

Flavors were similar to the smell.

It was typical in the mouth and medium bodied. This brew falls in the middle of the pack as far as Stout's go. No greatness or unique characteristics to be had, though nothing out of whack either..

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 00:13:14 | More by BelgiumBill
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-12-2014 04:35:37 | More by Morey
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taylorplaysmusic


3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-19-2012 18:27:17 | More by taylorplaysmusic
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

01-11-2014 18:35:12 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
Pike Street XXXXX Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 493 ratings.