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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

513 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 513
Reviews: 286
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 33
Gots: 31 | 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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Photo of atsprings
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a DFH Signature glass pours a deep opaque black with a thin light tan head that diminishes to a thin layer and leaves decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is roasted malts and dark chocolate with mild espresso. The taste is smooth roasted malts with hints of bitter cocoa and fresh ground coffee, an interesting contrast to the aroma. The beer is fairly light and crisp with decent carbonation. This is certainly an enjoyable stout, I'll have to pick up another bottle to try on a cold winter night.

atsprings, Sep 01, 2010
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev -0.2%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev -0.2%

justinm4bama, Jul 24, 2012
Photo of dseiters
4/5  rDev -0.2%

dseiters, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of SkeeterHawk
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours dark as night with a small 1/4" head of tan bubbles on top. The head was pretty thick and creamy, so it looked like it was going to be there for a good while. As the head receded it left a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: I initially got some Chocolate along with some dry roasty and almost nutty aromatics. Some floral hops are defintely noticeable in here, and become more pronounced as it warms.

Taste: The flavor has a defined roasty component, but the overall balance is rather pleasant. The roast is a bit acidic, and lingers on the back of the palate for a good while into the finish. The beer doesn't really show it's strength as any alcoholic warming is obscurred by the acid. The dark malts give this beer a very subtle ashy impression, but that is not objectionable in this case. The beer is somewhat nutty, and the hops are playing a lot bigger role in the flavor and aroma than in the bittering. The finish is balanced.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. I like the balance. The roast is a bit acidic for my taste, so that detracts from this beers overall drinkability...but other than that, it is a really presentable beer and a good example of the Foreign Extra. I would drink this beer again, but probably not after a Koelsch like I did tonight.

SkeeterHawk, Oct 23, 2008
Photo of thinwhiteduke
4/5  rDev -0.2%

thinwhiteduke, Jan 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

dmorgan310, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of adkieffer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

adkieffer, Oct 05, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

t0rin0, Dec 08, 2012
Photo of MarkyMOD
4/5  rDev -0.2%

MarkyMOD, Sep 28, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

brandon911, Jul 23, 2013
Photo of 2GOOFY
4/5  rDev -0.2%

2GOOFY, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

tommyguz, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of creez
4/5  rDev -0.2%

creez, Apr 24, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

KStark, May 16, 2013
Photo of BJasny
4/5  rDev -0.2%

BJasny, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

jfcaa193, Feb 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Casey3236, Oct 14, 2013
Photo of Offa
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a very good, flavourful yet restrained and fairly balanced stout.

Black with a dark tan thin head soon shrinking to a foamy ring, it has some good lace.

Aroma is roasty with light chocolate, plus some hints of wood and prune.

Taste is roasty-earthy and woody with some spicey bitterness and with sweetness and bitterness present but pretty well balanced.

Offa, Aug 24, 2010
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -0.2%

schopenhauerale, Sep 16, 2012
Photo of RoyalT
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance – Blacker than black with a very dark tan head that foamed up big and lasted forever, lacing the glass as it went down.

Smell – Big, very dark chocolate leads the way here followed by deep, roasted malts and fine espresso beans (not espresso but the raw, whole beans). There’s also a nice hop balance in there (citrus maybe) plus a soft sour tang.

Taste – Everything comes out beautifully at the taste. For all the big smells up front, this one is very even and balanced at the tongue. This is almost like a milkshake complete with cocoa and sweet chocolate, espresso (subdued from the nose), malt, and a very light, barely detectable sweet/sour note.

Mouthfeel – Smooth and chewy and medium in the body. This is a serious stout with a somewhat bitter finish.

Drinkability – One of the better stouts that I’ve tasted from the NW. Most of them are pretty lame (Hale’s Pikop Andropov's almost made me vomit), but this one is the real deal.

Update – I rated this originally with a 2003 vintage so thought it would be run to take another look at it using an ’04 bottle. It happily lost the slight sourness this time around and really is one of the better examples of the style brewed here in the PacNW.

Update – I had a 2005 vintage in May and found it to be very consistent. This is about as good as it gets here in Seattle, and this wonderfully brewery is just a few blocks from where I work.

RoyalT, Dec 31, 2003
Photo of biboergosum
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a totally opaque motor oil black, with a copious amount of foamy light tan head, that leaves lacing around the glass as it recedes. It smells of roasted chocolate malt and cafe au lait. The taste is floral and citrus hops, roasted malt, coffee grounds - a nice dry bitterness - and mild warming alcohol. The carbonation is quite muted, and the body is rich and velvety, with a medium weight. It finishes dry and smooth, with a note of mocha lingering. I quite enjoyed this - big flavors, but not too heavy in body or ABV to slow down my rapidly increasing pace.

biboergosum, Apr 19, 2009
Photo of edchicma
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours almost black with an initial creamy brown head that dissipates into nice lacing. Smell is deep, rich malty with a nice smack of hoppiness. Taste is rich, with a creamy quality...coffe, burnt malt, hops...very tasty. Mouthfeel goes from smooth and creamy to a hoppy dry finish...good combination. It's a sipper, but extremely drinkable...

edchicma, Jun 09, 2009
Pike Street XXXXX Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 513 ratings.