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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

505 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 505
Reviews: 285
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 29
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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3/5  rDev -25.4%

whartontallboy, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Acoke, Jan 13, 2012
Photo of stakem
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

stakem, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of rkcrozier
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

rkcrozier, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Sinewave
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Sinewave, Jan 01, 2012
Photo of CoryR
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

CoryR, Jan 01, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

sukwonee, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

cdwil, Dec 28, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

godmare, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

StoutFest, Dec 24, 2011
Photo of KohlbeckM
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

KohlbeckM, Dec 22, 2011
Photo of beaubarnett10
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

beaubarnett10, Dec 20, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

mhaugo, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of Anew
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Anew, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

twelveinches, Dec 12, 2011
Photo of Dan25D
3/5  rDev -25.4%

Dan25D, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of Maltus
5/5  rDev +24.4%

Maltus, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Donsmitty
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Donsmitty, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

kjkinsey, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of rustymoore
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a dark amber chocolate brown with a half inch creamy head into a standard pint glass.

Aroma is sweet with coffee and hop notes.

Taste immediately gives the impression of strong hops in this stout. Sweet coffee favors that mesh well with the hoppiness.

Very smooth and not at all watery. Almost just right.

Solid stout overall that I would revisit again and again

rustymoore, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev -0.5%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of morebeergood
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Purchased a bottle back in 2009 and have had in my cellar until this evening. Drinking it tonight to celebrate two years of home ownership. Poured into a Great Divide Yeti stout tulip glass. Dark brown colored body, with a medium sized mocha colored head. The head dissipated soon, but left some nice lacing on the glass. There was a pleasant smell of smoke and baker's chocolate. Taste was very inviting. Lots of notes of coffee, chocolate cake, and root beer. At first though, this beer left a somewhat too harsh bitter coating on my palate. But as the beer warmed up to almost near room temp, that seemed to fade away. There was a nice and creamy mouthfeel at the end. This beer held up nicely for almost two years in the beer cellar, and it would be worth purchasing more at this low price point.

morebeergood, Nov 30, 2011
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5/5  rDev +24.4%

drop6301, Nov 27, 2011
Photo of gregsandiego
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

gregsandiego, Nov 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

BierBliss, Nov 24, 2011
Pike Street XXXXX Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.