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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

496 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 496
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 29
Gots: 29 | 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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rab53

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-02-2011 05:31:26 | More by rab53
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tommyguz

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-13-2014 21:38:31 | More by tommyguz
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creez

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-24-2012 18:32:55 | More by creez
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-16-2013 14:21:06 | More by KStark
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BJasny

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%

03-09-2013 03:12:17 | More by BJasny
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jfcaa193

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-19-2012 03:41:27 | More by jfcaa193
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

10-14-2013 01:30:14 | More by Casey3236
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Offa

California

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

08-24-2010 04:19:37 | More by Offa
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schopenhauerale

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-16-2012 02:46:00 | More by schopenhauerale
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RoyalT

Ohio

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

12-31-2003 03:09:00 | More by RoyalT
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

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.

04-19-2009 05:43:21 | More by biboergosum
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edchicma

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

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...

06-09-2009 22:46:41 | More by edchicma
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Docer

Washington

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Pike isn't a beer favored by me, but I haven't had this one yet, so I am going to review it after a Port Old Viscosity.. and my buddy MaltBombPete sniffed some up his nose... burned...

- Nice creamy frothy light mocha head... lacing all over... thin blanket on top... Rich dark black and brown... can't see through a thing..

- Light sweet oats... oatmeal.. grain, bread... light cocoa... and a bit of pine hops... bitter, biscuit,..

- Bready and biscuit... creamy grain, oats... bitter hops... balanced... I am loving this stout.. nice rich cocoa and sweet caramel toffee aftertaste...

- Medium bodied, creamy... slightly bitter dryness...

- Overall a very underrated stout... something people should be raving about and asking for in trades... light, creamy and perfectly drinkable.

08-27-2010 03:09:31 | More by Docer
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Served in my trusty Devil's Backbone willibecher.

Apparently Total Wine down here is carrying these exclusively (in the area). Right on. This guy pours an opaque black-brown topped by a nice finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, smoky coffee, cocoa powder, and some light raisins. The taste is pretty similar, with notes of figs, coffee, chocolate, roasted malts, light molasses, and a slight touch of leather. The body is a solid medium, with a light carbonation and very smooth feel. Overall, a very nice and easy-drinking little stout; a nice change of pace from the overly heavy and chunky ones.

07-30-2010 22:23:46 | More by TMoney2591
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Viggo

Ontario (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

On tap at the brewpub.

Pours a deep and opaque black, no light gets through, oily looking, thin big bubbled brown head forms, few spots stick to the glass as it settles to a thin layer. Smell is intense, lots of chocolate and caramel, licorice, brown sugar, lightly roasty, quite sweet, biscuits, dark fruit, figs, lots of depth. Taste is similar, big licorice character, chocolate, light roast, caramel and brown sugar sweetness, fruit middle, sweet in the finish, maybe a touch of vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, slick, with low to medium carbonation. Definitely a good stout, I dig this stuff.

09-18-2009 19:49:57 | More by Viggo
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stakem

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Bomber into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with a finger of creamy brown head sitting atop. As the cap slowly fades, it leaves a wall of lacing effect sticking to the glassware. A light swirl revives the brown froth atop the brew. When held to the light, some faint brown clarity is noted around the edges.

The smell of this offering is roasty with burnt grain indications that give off a scent of black licorice. More smells reveal a touch of dark coffee and chocolate with a bit of a citrus element to the backend of the nose. As the brew warms up, a bit of dark fruity sweetness and alcohol are noticed.

The taste is bitter and roasty from the level of char to the grain. It imparts a almost char flavor across the tongue reminiscent of high % bitter cacao. Some earthy roast elements mingle with a bit of citrus hops and fruity alcohol notes towards the back. At times a light grain flavor is noted outside of the expected burnt flavoring which adds a subtle change of pace. The aftertaste includes a bit of tobacco, leather and anise.

This is a medium bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. Overall a solid package that is worth the price of admission. I think I picked this up for something like 5 bucks while traveling (something pretty much unheard of in PA.) I would get this again if the opportunity presented itself. It is a solid take on the style.

01-11-2012 01:56:31 | More by stakem
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Jayli

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

This beer poured a thick opaque black with a three finger, almost sudsy looking medium brown head. Head retention was pretty decent, left a thick film with spotty lacing on the glass. Nose is dark roasted and some burnt malts, chocolate malts, and toffee. Taste is of the burnt, roasted malts up front, deliciously bitter at the forfront. It then gives way to a creamy chocolate taste in the middle, and ends with the sweetness of caramel malts and toffee. Based on the pour, I expected this to be a thick, heavy beer and it wasn't! Body lends to be a bit on the heavier side of a medium bodied beer, but not extremely filling, decent carbonation, chewy mouthfeel in the middle with a nice dry finish. I could sit with a few of these on any given evening.

04-29-2009 14:30:49 | More by Jayli
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briman

Texas

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Pour very dark brown to black, virtually opaque, with no more than a hint of ruby around the edges. Large dark brown head retains very well, leaving strings of lace down the edges of the glass.

Aromas of dark roasted malt, coffee, with some burnt character. Some dark fruits sneak through in the background. No hop aroma to speak of.

Flavor is grainy, with dark roast and coffee. Little bit of a burnt grain finish, with a nice lingering bitterness.

Medium-full body, with moderate carbonation. Smooth, creamy, maybe slightly chewy. Overall a very roasty stout. On the low end of ABV for the style, so no real warming or other alcohol presence is evident. If I had to cite a negative, I think a bit more body and creaminess would make this a really outstanding brew. Very drinkable, and with relatively low ABV could be good for more than one in a sitting.

06-04-2009 02:18:34 | More by briman
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SwillinBrew

California

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Purchased bottle from the Stuffed Sandwich.

A - a dead of night ink black with a dark caramel-brown sugar colored head. Looks much better than many imperial stouts i've had. No light penetration.
S - Solid port scents with malt sweetness. Had a very pleasant aged aroma to it.
T - Cocoa, port, fig and sweet malts with a little bit of toasted biscuits. Not much in the way of hops here. Very earthy in taste. I like it.
M & Dr - Decent carbonation on a medium boy, which you wouldnt expect from the look of it, and somewhat dry. This is a good sipping stout and if it were not for the abv, i'd think this was a RIS.

Mellow

01-02-2006 16:20:34 | More by SwillinBrew
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ClockworkOrange

Pennsylvania

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Poured from a 22 ounce bomber bottle into my nonic Imperial pint glass. The stout appears an opaque dark brown color with a good inch or so of creamy dark tan head. The foam won't quit, lasting nearly the entire glass and leaving small wisps of lacing behind with each sip. Aromas and flavors consist of rich dark roasted grains, cocoa, bakers chocolate, mocha, roasted coffee, caramel, and even some vanilla. Approaching full bodied for the style with more than ample carbonation. Very nice!

09-15-2009 03:52:46 | More by ClockworkOrange
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cswhitehorse

Oregon

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

The Pike Streeet XXX Stout poured black as night with a solid 2 finger foam head and some pretty good retention. The lacing was sporadic and sudsy.

In the smell category I got the roasted malts and bitter chocolate.

The taste was filled with bitter coffee and semi sweet chocolate. The roasted malts lingered on the tongue for some time and left some enjoyable bitterness as well. Overall a pretty good domestic stout.

04-06-2008 03:21:42 | More by cswhitehorse
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dirtylou

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

on tap at the brewpub during a recent long weekend in wonderful seattle.

appearance: served in a pint glass, rich dark body, not much in the way of highlights...a creamy tan head sits on top and quickly recedes to a small layer of lace

smell: dark roasted chocolate, moderate bitterness, seattle espresso, roasty and burnt

taste: semi-sweet dark chocolate, moderately bitter roasted malts, a touch of smoke and some bitter hops. Nice to see the export stout on display and a good standard at Pike

mouthfeel: chewy, bitter finish

drinkability: pretty good

10-08-2008 00:51:49 | More by dirtylou
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Rchap1

Tennessee

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Just bought this while sitting on my ass in Alexandria, LA. Not much here!

A: Didn't really get to see, drank it from the bottle. Goes with being on the road.

S: Strong, nice and malty. Pretty full of coffee notes, and a little bit of dark chocolate/cocoa.

T: Nice and dry, even has a little hint of milk stout taste. Again, getting the coffee and chocolate flavors out of it.

M: Full, but not over the top. I guess I was kind of surprised by how dry it was, but I suppose I shouldn't have been because of the style.

D: This went down easily. At 6.6, it's not too strong, but it probably wouldn't make the best session beer. On the plus side, I would bet that if you took your time you could make a bomber or two of this last awhile.

02-23-2010 03:44:58 | More by Rchap1
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xoqx

Washington

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Five X’s and 6.2% alcohol. We’ll just see about that.

Appearance - This beer pours black with a tan, one finger head exhibiting light retention and light lacing.

Smell – Wonderful smoky licorice scents.

Taste - This beer tastes of chocolate, coffee, toasty, with a soft finish; much softer than I would expect for the alcohol content.

Mouthfeel - The mouthfeel is chewy, creamy, full-bodied, rich, smooth.

Drinkability – Really good beer that I highly recommend. Superbly drinkable for the style.

11-14-2005 05:56:30 | More by xoqx
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vkv822

Oregon

4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

on-tap @ Zeeks Pizza.
pint glass. from notes.

Black with a thick, creamy tan head that leaves almost solid lacing down the glass. Really impressive, almost looks like a nitro-tap.

Roast coffee, dark chocolate. Some faint dark fruit.

Medium-full body, with light, prickly carbonation.

Overall, a very well done Export Stout. Beautiful appearance, backed by simple, but bold and very enjoyable flavors.

09-10-2012 05:49:30 | More by vkv822
Pike Street XXXXX Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.