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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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(send 'em beer!)
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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EnojysAnyBeer

Colorado

4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Molasses-dark in the pour settles to a black body with a slow-forming head that jiggles like jello. Looks thick. Greatest lacing I've ever seen on my mug. Dark orange highlights

S- Sweet, roasted malts, a touch of dark fruit, and a whiff of alcohol. Hops are nice and subdued.

T- Bitter and roasted in the mouth and sticky sweet on the tongue. Alcohol plays an interesting role, it wisps the brew through the mouth and leaves you wanting more.

M- Viscous and chewy, just the way a sweet, dark beer should be.

D- Very basic brew, but interesting enough to go through a bomber vigorously.

Serving type: bottle

09-07-2009 04:26:28 | More by EnojysAnyBeer
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zbooks

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-19-2013 00:18:18 | More by zbooks
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Casey3236

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

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

Kansas

4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A stout looks like a stout already.

What I want to talk about is how this beer brought my buzz back. 20 years ago I had my first sip of Guinness Extra Stout. I thought I was chewing on a leather belt soaked in coffee; nothing like the bud light and Olympia I had cut my teeth on. Then as times changed and formerly venerable international brewers dumbed down for wider market share, beers like Guinness seemed so...whatever.

But tonight Pike Stout brought back that initial wonder and awe at a bold brew that tasted so compelling. Sure this is no bourbon barrel coffee chocolate wild yeast indian spit porn and murder stout, but the purity of its concentrated roasted malt (black coffee, roasted chicory) with that sharp edge of hop + alcohol fruity finish is really awesome when considering how the robust honest deep roasted/toasted/burnt malt flavors roll across the tongue so easily - such great mouth-feel and drinkability! It was brilliant with a little spicy jambalaya number I improvised.

Basically it blew me away because the classic deep dark roasted malt flavor was there, but was so easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2011 04:04:47 | More by dedrinker
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KalanM

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

11-30-2012 02:05:50 | More by KalanM
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bernat1971

Washington

4/5  rDev -0.5%

04-09-2014 17:16:44 | More by bernat1971
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Khazadum

Illinois

3.68/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to Neorunner for this blind beer!

Vision
Darkness. Adulterated coffee gases. Thinnest pond film with thick lacing. Child's collar that ends in an open 'v'.

Bouquet
Charred and roasted grains. Ethanol. Hidden chocolate and coffee.

Flavor Profile
Enjoyable burnt toast. Lack of hops. Clean finish evolves into what I imagine the ash of a Hershey's bar tastes like. Bitter and burnt. Very small alcohol merge.

Oral Sensations
Smooth. Creamy. Medium. Tingly. Warming.

Conclusions
Tasty. Better than average Stout. No gimmicks, all flavors. No problem drinking it, and no complaints.

The unveiling revealed....Pike Street XXX Street Stout! Never even heard of these guys. Awesome!

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2010 00:49:20 | More by Khazadum
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loren01

Oregon

2.42/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours pitch black, looks very very thick. Tan head, slight lacing
S: Smell is pretty complex. Coffee, chocolate roasted malt scents
T: Dark chocolate and coffee. Much too bitter
M: Full bodied, good amount of carbonation, smooth.
D: Complex smelling beer, however I could not stand the taste. I could barely choke it down, much too bitter, the taste reminded me of an asprin or some type of medicine disolving in your mouth, it was that bitter. I was pretty surprised with the reviews on this one, perhaps I got a bad pint of this one or a dirty glass or something. Would like to try this one again, from a bottle next time.

Serving type: on-tap

12-18-2006 01:03:44 | More by loren01
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PGVG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

04-16-2012 04:03:10 | More by PGVG
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dnichols

Washington

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I poured a 22 ounce capped bottle into a cooled pint glass.

A: It poured a pitch black with a dark chocolate head. The head was slight (under a finger) and consisted of varied sized bubbles that did not longer long. THe head receded to a slender cover with a ring around the collar that supported a thin see-through lacing.

S: There were strong bold roasted malt aromas with citrus and floral hops and hints of chocolate and coffee.

T: There was a light sweet roasted malt flavor that was quickly overtaken by the bitter coffee and floral hop back side. As the brew rested a distinct flavor of black licorice emerged with each bite of the hops. I expected a somewhat cleaner finish but the lingering bitterness reminded me I was drinking a stout without being too off-putting. I expected and was disappointed by the limited complexity and richness of the chocolate flavors...this is a coffee-hop dominated stout.

M: It was a medium bodied brew (much thiner than I expected). There was a sweet malt front and bitting coffee back that lingered on into the aftertaste.

D: The medium body, low ABV and smoothness make this an easy brew to finish. The moderate biting aftertaste is not a deterant making this a fine session stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2008 00:42:23 | More by dnichols
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jbphoto88

Texas

4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2009 00:16:57 | More by jbphoto88
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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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PeprSprYoFace

California

4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a shaker pint. Pours a very deep black with a very nice dark tan thick frothy head. Ok lacing.

Aroma is nice and roasty. Could use a bit more aroma. Maybe some caramel ; )

Taste is smooth. More roast than anything. Could use a bit more caramel malt IMO but it's still very tasty. Easy drinkin stout with a nice roast punch.

Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a roast bite in the finish.

Overall a tasty beer try one if you can. I can see this brewery comin up.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2011 05:01:57 | More by PeprSprYoFace
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memphischas

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

04-03-2014 01:57:30 | More by memphischas
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-30-2013 23:58:51 | More by Segelstrom
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neckbeered

Montana

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-12-2014 16:11:20 | More by neckbeered
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GeezLynn

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black with a billowing tan head that settles into nice clumps and clings to the sides of the glass.

Aroma is heavy on the roasted barley, a with a little cocoa and musty oats.

Dry, roasted malt flavors dominate along with a bitter dark chocolate. There's also a little hop kick and some light tangyness.

Mouthfeel is a little light with low carbonation.

Pretty enjoyable stout, especially for the price tag. Not all that complex, but very drinkable and a good argument for more export stouts.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2010 01:37:19 | More by GeezLynn
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droomyster

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a nearly opaque black with a big brown head with strong retention. Aromas are predominately sweet, with dark chocolate and toffee notes followed in the strength by roastier notes; rather mocha-like. Taste is considerably more bitter, although it's initially sweet before showing assertive roasty and charred elements and finishing with strong espresso flavors that grow in bitterness as they linger. Body is quite smooth and a pleasure to swish around. I'd highly recommend this to anyone who likes stouts on the more bitter end of the spectrum.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 03:34:36 | More by droomyster
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IrishGermanAmerican

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-01-2012 21:25:19 | More by IrishGermanAmerican
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Pellinore1

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to OakedCanuck for sending this bottle.

Pours deep brown, nearly black into a pint glass. One finger of dark tan head recedes slowly.

Smells of dark, roasted malts, and hints of chocolate.

Big, bitter roastiness come through in the flavor, and notes of coffee linger on the tongue.

This beer is smooth and a bit creamy, with a dry finish. I'd gladly open another if I had one, which must say something for the drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2011 03:08:17 | More by Pellinore1
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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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acevenom

Louisiana

4.45/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a glass mug. The beer pours dark brown and falls into the glass as a jet black liquid with a thick, creamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Some webbed lacing trails behind the retreating head. There are aromas of dark roasted malts, black coffee, chocolate, and a little prune. The beer is very roasty in flavor from the dark malts. I get that coffee and prune from the nose, but also a little licorice. I only get a touch of chocolate there, but it isn't much. The body is full and creamy. The roasty aftertaste lingers in the mouth and the finish is slightly dry. The beer drinks fairly easily due to the fact that it is smooth. This is an excellent beer. If you like your stouts very roasty, this one is for you.

Serving type: bottle

03-09-2013 21:55:50 | More by acevenom
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mmilyko

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

09-30-2012 01:41:58 | More by mmilyko
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kemoarps

Washington

4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful opaque black with a big silky foamy head the colour of almonds. It lingers. And lingers. And lingers. Is beautiful. As is the glass upon which it leaves its trace.

Nose is a little sweet, with a roasty toasty invitingness... I'm quite excited.

There is a roasty malt backbone, makes me think of a warm winter evening by the fire for some reason. Not as sweet as the nose, but more burnt bitterness than hoppiness.

Well well well. This is excellently well done. Creamy and smoothe. Light carbonation balanced perfectly well, with only a minimal alcohol aftertaste. Definitely one of my favourite representations of this style, which happens to be one of my favourite styles. I will be picking up a couple more to bring back to Texas with me.

Serving type: bottle

07-18-2012 06:33:38 | More by kemoarps
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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.