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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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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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Photo of Viggo
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.

Viggo, Sep 18, 2009
Photo of stakem
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.

stakem, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of Jayli
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.

Jayli, Apr 29, 2009
Photo of briman
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.

briman, Jun 04, 2009
Photo of SwillinBrew
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

SwillinBrew, Jan 02, 2006
Photo of ClockworkOrange
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!

ClockworkOrange, Sep 15, 2009
Photo of cswhitehorse
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.

cswhitehorse, Apr 06, 2008
Photo of dirtylou
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

dirtylou, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of Rchap1
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.

Rchap1, Feb 23, 2010
Photo of xoqx
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.

xoqx, Nov 14, 2005
Photo of vkv822
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.

vkv822, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of mikeg67
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

mikeg67, Jul 06, 2011
Photo of draheim
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

22oz into a tulip. Pours a solid black w/ a thick frothy mocha head that leaves a thin film.

Aroma is roasty, earthy, nutty, fruity.

Taste leads off w/ notes of chocolate and dried cherries, countered by a soft bitterness. Hops clearly evident.

Mouthfeel is balanced, medium-bodied, slick.

Overall an all-around solid stout.

draheim, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of bjohnson
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

A: Pours a jet black with a one finger cream colored head. Nice lacing, but not as much as I hoped after seeing the thick milk shakey head.
S: Roasted barley notes with a slight infusion of chocolate and sweet caramel.
T/M: Roasted barley and malt with unsweetned chocolate flavors cross the palate first. Theres a slight sweetness to the first flavors. Burnt coffee notes also find their way in leading to a dry finish. Not a huge body, but big enough. Low carbonation.
D: Pretty tasty stout from Pike. Definately worth the chance if you can find it on draft. Luckily I had the chance to try this offering.

bjohnson, Nov 08, 2006
Photo of Bookseeb
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

Appearance looks to be a dark brown to black with a thick creamy firm brown head with nice lace. Smell of sweet dark malts, chocolate, molassas and dark fruits. Taste of strong coffee, molassas, roasted malts and the hoppiness balances nicely with the flavor. Mouthfeel seem viscous going down slick with a roasted malt bitter bite at the end. Robust is a good word for this one.

Bookseeb, Feb 06, 2009
Photo of northaustin
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

poured from a 22oz into a schnifter. pours like crude oil from a leaky old rusted steel 5 gallon drum.beautiful. a thick black with two fingers of rich brown head that disappears slowly and leaves tons of lacing.

smell is mostly a mixture of chocolate and espresso heavily roasted. not even a hint of alchohol.

taste is a tad thinner than i was hoping for with a name like xxx stout but still very satisfiying. a nice full malt flavor that doesnt overwhelm. once again no alchohol heat here.

mouthfeel is an expected sticky. puts you in that stout mindset.

3.99 for a 22oz of a full flavored stout thats 7% abv. you can do the math. for a beer baron on a budget this is one of the most drinkable beers out there.

northaustin, Aug 01, 2009
Photo of gatorbreath
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

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!

gatorbreath, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of WillCarrera
4.06/5  rDev +1%

22 oz bottle, no bottled-on date, poured into a pint glass.

A- Pours a thick, dark black, produces an inch of creamy mocha head, has nice retention and lacing.

S- Nice aroma of roasted grain, dark chocolate and hints of coffee and dark fruit.

T- Similar flavor, lots of roasted grain, chocolate, dark fruit, with a nice bitter roasted, char and smoke flavor.

M- Full-bodied, smooth feel, bitter, dry finish.

O- A very nice stout overall, has great roasty flavors and a nice creamy, milky feel, highly drinkable and well worth trying.

WillCarrera, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of Axnjxn
4.06/5  rDev +1%

bomber into a tulip.

dark black pour with a slowly developing inch and a half thick beige head. smells of burnt malts...coffee and chocolate. taste is extremely malt forward and rich. tons of chocolate followed by coffee on the finish. slight smoke, slight charred flavor.big body for the abv, ill call it full. rich mouthfeel, this beers best characteristic.

overall very enjoyable. recommended.

Axnjxn, Feb 13, 2014
Photo of Scotchboy
4.06/5  rDev +1%

22oz bomber into a pint shaker.

A: Pours a fairly opaque and dense looking black with tan head that retains well and laces nicely.

S: Fairly big licorice presence...chocolate, hints of soy and pitted cherry...sweet notes of black patent malt and dark caramel....roast and char and burnt coffee.

T: Cherry, licorice, molasses, soy, hints of smoke and chocolate...star anise...big malt body, some char, hints of coffee...dark caramel...lots of roast.

MF: Fairly viscous and sticky, fuller bodied with just a slight twinge of alcohol.

O: This one took me by surprise, I like it a lot. Not a one-hit-wonder, lots of different aspects to this stout.

Scotchboy, Dec 30, 2013
Photo of PeprSprYoFace
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

PeprSprYoFace, May 27, 2011
Photo of RblWthACoz
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Thanks to DHGranstrand for this bottle in a recent trade. Pours like midnight with a decent sized tan head. Nose is like molasses and tar, but really there isn't a whole lot of it there. Flavor is thick with molasses tones. Noticeable roasted aspect to it is there. Nice thick flavor profile that stays consistent. Just a slightly biting carbonation to it. Liquid is slick. Pretty nice to drink on this one. A very robust and well made stout. A nice sipper and a pleasure to drink.

RblWthACoz, Mar 21, 2008
Photo of DoubleJ
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

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.

DoubleJ, Oct 07, 2011
Photo of Shadman
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

They don't get much blacker than this. Held it up to the setting sun and not a whisper of light. None. Zip. Nice rich tan head with web upon web of lacing.

Liking the aroma. Rich roasted malt, coffee, chocolate with some nice floral hoppiness that is lacking in other extra stouts. Intresting take on the extra stout style. Definitely has the dark roast down pat. Slight hint of chocolate with the slight sourness that you find in Guiness X stout. Pike has hopped their version up which surprisingly I liked. Usually I slam West Coast brewer's because of their liberal use of hop, but in this case I find it balances the sourness quite well. Mouthfeel is quite smooth, even with the hoppiness.

An interesting take on the stout/x-stout style and I rather liked it.

Shadman, Mar 11, 2009
Photo of philbertk
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX Stout--1997 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.0 / 5.0)

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX Stout --1998 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50%. (4.0 / 5.0) Excellent!

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX Stout--1999 12 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. (4.75 / 5.0) Spotted at The Ballard Market 10/10/99. Rich chocolate head with Espresso aroma. Hazy deep dark black color. Creamy chocolate coffee front. Sweet dry creamy chocolate espresso body. Hot hop profile. Sampled 11/1/1999.

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX Stout--Limited Release 2000-2001--2000 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (3.75 / 5.0) Clear dark opaque black color. Tan Espresso head. Thin lace. Espresso roasted mild front.Creamy velvet rich roasted slightly dry body. Creamy end with lingering hopless roasted flavor. Blander Version. Sampled 7/17/2001.

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX Stout--Limited Release 2001-2002--2001 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Light sediment. Rich espresso head and lace. Opaque dark thick black color. Rich roasted espresso chocolate mild hop front. Creamy rich sweet roasted chocolate fruit body.Sweet spicy chocolate hop end. Sampled 12/28/2001.

Pike Brewing Company--XXX Stout 2002-2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Clear obsidian ebony color. Rich lacy brown head. Sweet floral chocolate hop front. Creamy sweet velvet texture is rich with roasted chocolate cherry espresso notes. Smooth mild earthy hop malt end. Tasty. Sampled 12/30/2002.

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX 5X Stout--2003 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. (4.5 / 5.0) Bottle Conditioned sediment. Rich lacy espresso head. Opaque obsidian black color. Rich choc espresso tangy floral hop front.Creamy crusty earthy rich burnt sweet chocolate cherry espresso body. Balanced hop mild citrus end. Sampled 4/5/2004.

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX "5X" Stout 2004-2005 12 oz. Bottle. 6.00% ABV. 50 IBU's? (4.5 / 5.0) Lacy dark espresso head. Shiny obsidian jet black color. Rich burnt roasted espresso chocolate hoppy front. Creamy crusty burnt biscuit caramel mild sweet cocoa body. Chalky earthy balanced rich hop end. Sampled 11/8/2004.

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX 5X Stout Limited Release 2005-2006--2005 12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV. 45 IBU's? (4.5 / 5.0) Sediment hint. Lacy espresso head. Opaque dark black color. Rich roasted espresso hop front. Crusty creamy rich burnt toffee caramel espresso mild cocoa dry sweet velvety body. Clean smooth roasted hop end. Sampled 1/9/2006.

Pike Brewing Company--"Pike Stout XXX ""5X"" Extra Stout"--2006 Release--22 oz. Bottle--6.60% ABV--65 IBU'S. (4.25 / 5.0) Stout--Lacy espresso head. Opaque dead dark color. Burnt sweet chocolate espresso hop front. Sweet burnt drying smoky mild espresso body. Crusty burnt hop spice drying end. Rich brew drys and mellows with warmth. Sampled 12/10/2006.

Pike Brewing Company--Pike Stout XXX Extra Stout--2009 Release--22 oz. Bottle--7.00% ABV--65 IBU's. (3.9 / 5.0) Stout--Sediment Hint. Lacy thin dark espresso head. Dark clear obsidian black dark red edge color. Thick pour. Rich burnt roasted espresso earthy hop cocoa hint front. Dry sweet tangy rich burnt espresso mild dark fruit smoke hint crisp malty body. Hot hop spice end. Sampled 2/4/2010. $4.49 Each.

Pike Brewing Company--Pike XXX Stout. 7.00% ABV. 60 IBU's. Lacy espresso head. Rich roasted espresso front. Crusty chocolate Stout body. Crusty hop spice end. (4.0 / 5.0) 5 oz. Taster @ Seattle, WA Pike Pub & Brewery. Sampled 5/9/2010.

philbertk, Jul 13, 2010
Pike Street XXXXX Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 505 ratings.