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Pike XXXXX Stout - Pike Pub & Brewery

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90
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293 Reviews
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Reviews: 293
Hads: 562
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 8.91%
Wants: 34
Gots: 49 | FT: 2
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Pike Pub & Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
Foreign / Export Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002

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Reviews: 293 | Hads: 562
Photo of kingcrowing
3.73/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a dark. Black with a creamy dark brown head, very nice. Nose is malty and smoky.

Taste, like the nose, is smokey and rich, chocolate and coffee come through as w ll. Mouthfeel is light and dry with a light finish. (260 characters)

Photo of bobbypaulson
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
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 (657 characters)

Photo of DoubleJ
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Finally getting around this one after sitting in my fridge for a few months. On to the beer:

Black as night as it sits in the Lucifer branded snifter. There's a thick tanned head that's a finger's thick, and it leaves plenty of lacing around the glass. The nose shows excitment, led by some chocolate liqueur, then followed by a kick of piney hops and cocoa powder. It's a fun nose.

The taste turnns out to be more fun than the nose, which is saying something. Score-wise, it's right between the 4 and 4.5. Subtle hickory smoke hides beneath this yo-yo of hops and chocolate. The hops seem to be more "juicy" than piney though. Some burnt and unsweetened choclolate linger in the aftertaste. Its rich and smooth body are appreciated, which gives the impression that that it may be an imperial stout, but its listed 7% ABV would make it closer to export stout territory.

However you view it, this is a delicious stout that would make a great treat for dessert, or even to make custom chocolate sauce. (1,003 characters)

Photo of mountdew1
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass. Color was a very dark opaque brown, with a nice two finger mocha brown head. Head lasted 10 minutes or so before leaving some random clinging on the sides. Remaining head clung well, but slid back down quickly. Aroma was strongly of a milky slightly dark chocolate, with small hints of an oaky wood in the back. Flavor was slightly sweet, with a tail end of bitter. Predominant was a slightly watered down milky chocolate. Not a bad flavor, but a bit understated. Felt good in the mouth. Coated well, and perfectly carbonated. A very mellow well balanced sip. Overall a decent stout. I have had better for the price, but not a bad beer. (672 characters)

Photo of thatruth
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
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. (923 characters)

Photo of CurtisLoew
3.48/5  rDev -13.9%
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. (332 characters)

Photo of jmdrpi
3.95/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, no date.

appears totally opaque black, with nice tan colored head. good retention. aroma is very roasty. tastes of toasted malt, bitter chocolate. a bit dry. body is thick and smooth.

overall, it packs a nice amount of flavor for a "single" stout. (264 characters)

Photo of JayS2629
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours dark, thick jet black motor oil with a fat, creamy dark tan head that sticks around a lont time leaving great walls of thick lacing. The smell is of roasted malts, robust coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and earthy hops. The taste follows with tons of roasted flavor, bitter coffee and a slight semi-sweet chocolate flavor in the middle. Finishes dry with a mouthfull of earthy and floral hops balanced with a roasty after breath. Nicely balanced, creamy and thick on the mouth. Simple, dry and balanced stout. Easy to drink and very enjoyable. (553 characters)

Photo of DarthRadb
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a nice 60w Motor oil Black, Small Tan Head, leaves Nice Lacing.

Smell: Roasted Malt, Chocolate, Coffee and a slight woody note.

Taste: Awesomeness in a Bottle, Chocolate Malt, Bittersweet Dark Chocolate and Coffee flavors, as with the smell a slight woody note is present in the taste, Great Balance of flavors. Taste very good at Fridge Temp, but gets better as it warms. Alcohol is not really noticable of a 7% ABV.

Mouthfeel: Full Body and very Nice, but not overly heavy. Very Balanced.

Drinkability: Very Drinkable, not a session beer at 7% ABV. A 22oz bomber goes down very easily. (609 characters)

Photo of gatorbreath
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber, poured into tumbler..

Dark brew, opaque with brown/mocha head on it, very small head but lacing won't quit. Smell is delightful of dark malts, caramel, roastiness, possibly some coffee/chocolate notes. The taste is good, hits you up front with everything from the nose, finishes crisp and the carbonation is solid. Mouthfeel is not too thick, not thin/crisp, but definitely a happy medium..

Enjoi! (407 characters)

Photo of sergeantstogie
4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

This stout was nice and dark with a medium head but lacing that lasted the whole way down.

I got a lot of charred wood and coffee and roasted malt on the nose. Exactly what I was expecting.

The taste followed the nose exactly but was much more pronounced than the nose.

Overall I think this style gets overlooked and quite often overly complicated. Pike did a perfect job of brewing a very solid American Stout. Too often the ABV, hops, additional flavors etc etc try to complicate an already great style. Pike kept it simple and perfect. Well done! (555 characters)

Photo of lackenhauser
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Not very black, somewhat of a muddy brown. Decent roasted aroma. Strong anise smell as well as dark chocolate and espresso. Great blend of flavors-strong roasted presence with a very long and lingering licorice presence. The anise is quite upfront but not unpleasant. Powdery cocoa sort of flavor. Nice mouthfeel-prety much in line for the style and abv. A LOT going on in this beer at only 7%. I have not seen Pike beers for several years and for the asking price this is a great beer. Looking forward to the next one in my fridge. (532 characters)

Photo of sionanni
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with mellow head and thick white lacing.
Smells of wood and coffee.
Taste is rich with coffee, licorice and malt.
Overall a good stout from Seattle Pike Pub and Brewery, has a good full flavour with a complimentary alcohol content that is not overpowering. The licorice is quite evident and personally I have never been a huge fan of licorice but the flavour with the strong coffee works for me.
Good beer Pike, look forward to trying others. (450 characters)

Photo of mikeg67
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Pike brewery. Pours dark brown hue with a tanned, thick head and much lacing. Aroma is of espresso, roasted, malt and some dark fruit. Medium, smooth body. Coffee, dark fruit, toasted malt and earthy hops fill the mouth. Quite complex, well done stout. (262 characters)

Photo of beerman21
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Ser- 22oz bomber, given to me by the girl friend on her Pacific Northwest trip. Much appreciated my love ;).

a- pours a aggressively showing head with a super dark brown body no to be confused with your typical black in color stout but then again what American stout is...

s-fruit; figs, kiwi, molasses soaked pineapple, roasted malt and toffee.

T-Butterscotch, maple syrup, toffee, BBQ figs soaked in molasses enriched alcohol. impressive.

M- coats the mouth well, flavor lingers.

O- American style Stouts have taken awhile to become my favorite style and it has taken awhile for it to be a style that I’ve leaned to be a favorable beverage of choice when it comes to beers. This However brings something different to the American style and you know i appreciate the effort. So if given the chance i will purchase it again! Good beer for its style.. (857 characters)

Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.08/5  rDev +1%
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. (477 characters)

Photo of BelgiumBill
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
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.. (472 characters)

Photo of mikesgroove
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The pour was nice. Rich dark brown in color with a huge head of tan that came up and over the top of the glass, reaching a height of close to two inches and staying there for quite some time. Very impressive side lacing as well let me know this was not one to be taken terribly lightly in any means! Big aroma of chocolate and roasted malts. Lots' going on in here with hints of molasses and smooth, brown sugar notes peaking up through a haze of peat. As I take the first sip, subtle chocolate notes override a definite hoppy presence here. Nice full body with smooth, cascading carbonation that really lets it float across the palate. Nice finish of strong hop notes and a smooth, almost light tobacco like aftertaste mixed in.

Overall this was a very drinkable and very smooth stout (787 characters)

Photo of mmmbeer
2.86/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle. Brewed to 1.073 with pale, crystal and roast; hopped to 65 IBUs with Chinook, Willamette and Goldings, and fermented with English ale yeast. Nice and black, with a dark tan head that leaves light lacing. Fruity, earthy and hoppy in the nose. Tastes of acidic and bitter charred malt, with citrusy and fruity hops. Quite bitter and very burnt, with a long roasted and charred finish on top of a thin, moderately-carbonated dry and chalky body. Easy enough to drink, but too light, harsh and acidic for a full recommendation. (538 characters)

Photo of SuperSpy
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black, with a mocha colored, two-finger head. The head is short lived but leaves some decent lace.

The aroma is sweet and roasty. Smoky, with cocoa, roasted malt and dark chocolate. It smells delicious.

The beer is a bit lighter than I expected, but it still has a good medium body and a slightly creamy texture. The flavors are smoke, roasted and burnt malt, coffee. It then transitions to lots of dark roasted malts with a sweet cream character. The finish introduces some bitter flavors from the hops and the aftertaste is like a heavily creamed, dark-roast coffee. A really good stout. (598 characters)

Photo of Arenbeer
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a Goblet glass

Thanks to gingermanstv for this brew. Poured at Fridge Temp

A- Pours a nice super dark reddish brown with a thin less than a finger light brown head that doesn't last other than a nice rim around the glass. Leaves some splotchy lacing and decent legs for a %7 brew.

S- Dark roasted malts and smoke up front with some really nice unsweetened chocolate notes and definitely some burnt coffee in there as well. Almost has a soy sauce characteristic to it and definitely sweet smelling overall.

T- Just like the aroma. Really nice roasted burnt malts and coffee up front and inishes with unsweetened dark chocolate. Also in the aftertaste you get hit with loads of smoke and bacon like flavors. Really surprising for a regular stout.

M- Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice bitter finish.

SkÅL! (848 characters)

Photo of dedrinker
4.47/5  rDev +10.6%
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. (1,112 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thick pitch black with a nice 2 inch beige head that fades to a small cap. Nice foamy lacing all around the glass on the drink down. Smells of roasted malt, coffee beans, cocoa powder, and faint whiffs of alcohol. Tastes of bittersweet chocolate, strong espresso, and an earthy grain taste. There is a strong bitter astringency after each sip. Good carbonation with a medium body. Creamy and smooth in the mouth. Overall, this is a pretty good stout but the bitterness is pronounced and detracts from the beer in my opinion. (532 characters)

Photo of biglite351
3.52/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - black to the edge, tall creamy dark tan head.

S - very mild malts and yeast. Something almost like crackers.

T - strong toasted malts. Very hearty.

M - heavy coating but no real tingle, just a touch on right side of tongue.

O - quite drinkable alone or with food. (271 characters)

Photo of welldigger888
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thank you to a dear old friend for leaving this with me.

Poured an opaque black hue with a nice khaki head that laced well down glass.

Sweet and a hint of sour, is this an export extra stout? Well, Unsweet chocolate coffee and a sour note dominates in a good way.

Very creamy and coffee like, some unsweet chocolate notes as well.

Seems a bit thin, but I am drinking this at room temp. 68 degrees.

Well, I must say this is a good beer, not familiar with the brand but hey good none the less. (496 characters)

Pike XXXXX Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 293 ratings.