Pike Street XXXXX Stout - Pike Pub & Brewery
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4.48/5 rDev +11.4%
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.
07-18-2012 06:33:38 | More by kemoarps
4.45/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
03-09-2013 21:55:50 | More by acevenom
4.43/5 rDev +10.2%
Poured into a pint glass from a 22oz bottle.
A - Poured a dark brown, almost black, forming a 1/2 inch head. Light lacing on the glass.
S - Strong aroma of roasted malts along with a hint of chocolate.
T - The taste is dominated by the sweet roasted malts, along with a noticeable taste of bitter chocolate in the finish. Suprisingly I didnt detect much of a coffee taste in this stout.
M - Heavy bodied with a low amount of carbonation. Very smooth.
D - Great flavor and easy drinkability on this one. ABV is low enough to enjoy and still have another. I could easily drink this all night. Definitely the best version of a foreign/export stout I've had to date.
09-15-2009 20:54:37 | More by beeragent
4.35/5 rDev +8.2%
Poured a very deep black with a very nice one and half finger head, good retention that settled into a nice collar with moderate lacing.
Aroma of dark roasted coffee, dark chocolate and malt.
Taste started a little bitter with dark roasted coffee, dark roasted malt and a hint of hops, then there was a very nice counter of chocolate vanilla sweetness.
Medium to full body with moderate carbonation. Starts out strong with a nice smooth creamy finish.
This is a very nice stout and I look forward to future brews from Pike Street.
03-13-2011 13:39:27 | More by dtivp
4.39/5 rDev +9.2%
Pike Pub & Brewery - Pike Street XXX Stout
Acquired via trade, somehow one of my first Washington brews, will need to fix that ASAP since they have the best hops in the country!
Look - Pours an oily (not jet) black with a huge foamy mocha head. Lots of sticky lacing, good retention.
Smell - Roasted malt, coffee, piney hops, cola, dark chocolate, molasses, and some fruit (berries, dates, figs).
Taste - On the thinner side, the fruits hit first, hops are there as well, then chocolate and finally roasted coffee.
Mouthfeel - Pine hops surprisingly bitter feel (it is 65 IBU so I guess not that surprising) sits on the palate and the roasted malts and coffee on the middle. Rich medium/heavy body with a dry finish. Great drinkability.
Overall - Solid brew all the way around, the hops add character and uniqueness that made me have to respect it (that and I enjoyed it). Recommend for sure.
06-04-2013 23:27:57 | More by JMScowcroft
3.83/5 rDev -4.7%
This was staring me in the face as i entered TW in the Pines today. In fact it was among a cornucopia of Pike bombers. This is one that I picked up, let's give it a whirl. For starters the 7% ABV has me fired up. Popping the top, I get a delicious smell of roasted malts, notes of cinnamon and some black licorice like alcohol smells. Pouring into a trusty pint this brew pours like motor oil! Jet black and thick with high viscosity. In the pint it is as black as night with a substantial foamy tan head. There is not a speck of light coming through this brew. On the taste, the first standout is the mouthfeel, thick and smooth like motor oil, not that I've actually dranken motor oil, but just like it poured. The taste itself is a very roasted malt flavor with a cinnamon and black licorice flavor in the middle, just as the smell lead to believe. Very mildly bitter only slightly sweet, very roasted and finishes tarty. This would be great on a cold day, very hearty and robust with lots of body. A solid brew, for the price at TW a steal. I'll be picking this up again.
10-01-2010 00:56:05 | More by mooseisloose
4/5 rDev -0.5%
Pike XXX Stout
Appearance: Dark, dark brown in color, small head, and some good lacing.
Smell: Roasted malts, slight coffee, and caramel.
Taste: Roasted malts, faint hops, coffee, and dark chocolate.
A meaty stout. Tons of strong flavor and some subtle flavors.
10-10-2010 04:18:13 | More by megahurts4
4.6/5 rDev +14.4%
poured a rich jet black with nary a trace of dark ruby at the edges. A thick frosting-like mocha head grows dauntingly before slowly deflating to a fairly beefy layer of foam that leaves behind some impressive spongy lacing down to the bottom.
aroma is of rich malts, roasted coffee, burnt molasses and hints of dried dark fruit. It smells dark and spicy, with subtle notes of peppery malted spice. Rich, strong, powerful, and an exceptional stout aroma.
Taste is strong and impressive. The roasted malt definitely packs a wallop. Not as sweet as in the nose. Roasted coffee, brewed coffee, burnt coffee (in a pleasant way), some bittersweet chocolate, and more malts. A definite hop finish evens out the coffee and malt bitterness with a bit of green earthy bitter. A sharp and spicy dry bitterness at the end balances any sweetness that might have crept in. Tastes strong and delicious.
Mouthfeel is full and carbonated enough to fight the strength of the flavors and leave a beautiful creaminess. Chewy and full, with some clean dryness that rounds it out nicely.
This is one powerful stout. Weighing in at 6.6% (per the label), I wasn't expecting it to be quite as strong. It's an excellent brew that really evolves as it warms and keeps every sip interesting. The 22 was barely enough... i'm hooked. Definitely worth a try should you get the opportunity.
11-10-2008 19:18:02 | More by djeucalyptus
4.53/5 rDev +12.7%
Dark glass bottle, dark label, pop the lid, and the pour is dark is well. No false advertising here. This is a dark beer. The copper head dissipates quickly leaving a veritable mirror.
The smell is reminicent of coffee, with a slight suggestion of malt. The flavors of coffee, roasted barley, and some more coffee. The mouthfeel is significant but clean. The mouth is left dry though, and wanting. If coffee was this good....
03-05-2003 19:43:11 | More by freed
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
Poured into a snifter.
A: Dark brown with two-finger tan, creamy head that lasted a few minutes. Nice lacing.
S: First thing I noticed was chocolate and then roasted malt.
T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Chocolate and roasted malt. Coffee.
M: Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation.
O: Pretty good stout. The mouthfeel could have been a bit smoother and warmer.
09-23-2012 23:44:51 | More by SolipsismalCat
3.88/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
09-16-2011 23:27:34 | More by mountdew1
4.1/5 rDev +2%
A: lustful heavy brown and black body, mostly black. Whipped brown sugar top with highlights of orange and some small soapy bubbles. Overall this brew has a nice dark appearance with some filmy globs of lace. This sucker looks like my kind of stout, fingers crossed!
S: at first whiff I get strong dark roasted characters of malts, grains and coffee with sweet black licorice. Has some dark chocolate connotations in the pot. I think I am inclined to really like this one
T: seems to be shaping up nicely...husky-bodied roasted malts, soft and dry burnt earthy notes, and dark coffee beans. It is not overly sweet and yet retains a level headed dark chocolate bitterness. Did I mention that the malts are heavy and dark? I also pick up on a light effervescent citric bite and hoppiness in the finish. This seems to help keep all the flavors intact and at bay from washing over and being overpowering. Nothing overpowering and yet has a nice depth
M: a rather smooth and soft one on the tongue, heavy body. This beer has a mind of its own and regulates the flow on its own, half my beer gone already. Carbonation is hidden with just a bit of exposure
D: all around nice and worth the buy. I picked up mine at the Belmont Station and am very happy with my purchase. This easily makes it into my large group of time-to-time regulars. Put on the "Snappy Pants" for this one!
02-02-2009 00:25:55 | More by Magpie14
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.
07-13-2010 01:28:07 | More by philbertk
4.11/5 rDev +2.2%
No light is getting through this one. Inky black with a creamy tan head. The head dissipates down to a slight disc that leaves some nice lacing. The aroma is mild, with some light notes of roasted malt and coffee. The taste is pure dark roasted malt. It has a nice burnt astringency tempered with a nice earthy hops on the finish. It has a good weight to the body and a nice silky feel on the palate. It's a straight-forward rich and malty stout.
05-02-2014 21:58:44 | More by delta490
4/5 rDev -0.5%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle it gives very little head. The beer is a nice dark brown walnut color. The aroma has lots of red wine, cherry, and almond. I can only describe the flavor as a sour stout flavor with hints of chocolate and toast. There is a bit of sweetness at the beginning, but the sourness takes over.
09-02-2004 14:15:00 | More by BrewMaster
4.25/5 rDev +5.7%
Purchased in Calgary AB in August. Chocolate mousse head with large bubbles slowly retreats leaving a wispy, mottled surface, and a few strands of wavy lace. Opaque and black, not a lot of highlights, there is gentle carbonation at the glass edge.
Decadent chocolate truffles nose, rich chocolate layer cake aromas impress. Marvelously subtle and rich with hints of dark, pitted fruit. Body is creamy, luscious, dense with bitter chocolate flavours dominating. Finish is sharp with some astringency that lingers in the finish.
This is a real delight, I'd like to have another half dozen to sample at three month intervals, but certainly interesting enough now and one to savour and take one's time to enjoy. Cheers!
11-02-2010 02:29:06 | More by ThatWineGuy
3.73/5 rDev -7.2%
This was a nice beer received as extra in trade. Pours very dark very light and wispy head.
Smell like a faint hot chocolate smell most likely the coffee that is in it.
Taste is okay its not bad but somewhat watered and taste of unbrewed coffee kind of like eating coffee bean.
m - slightly acidic can feel the notes of the coffee but again somewhat waterey feel.
D not bad not overwhelmed but this was nice would try again.
03-28-2010 19:11:09 | More by Casey10
United Kingdom (Scotland)
3/5 rDev -25.4%
The bottle claims "limited release: 2004 - 2005."
Very dark beer with light brown head which didn't stick around long for a stout. The sniff test managed to remind me of coffee, cream, cherry and liquorice. Tastes of an abundance of roasted malt. There is a really malty tang and smokiness, but no real coffee flavour (phew!). There is a hint of dairy and some welcome but ill defined hoppiness in the background. The feel isn't great. This doesn't slide down as smoothly as one expects a good stout to, especially since it only boasts 6% abv despite all those X's.
03-22-2005 09:44:11 | More by charlatan
4.18/5 rDev +4%
A - This beer poured a black color that produced a dark brown foamy head which had good retention and laced the side of the glass very nicely
S - The aromas produced by this beer were roasted malts, coffee, and bitter chocolate
T - The taste of this beer was right in line with the nose, roasted malts, coffee, and bitter chocolate make this a normal Stout, but the orange citrus hoppiness that cut in at the end made this one really good
M - The mouthfeel of this beer had a medium body and a light to moderate amount of carbonation to it
D - This was a really good beer, but the mouthfeel did not really do this beer justice, but this was a still a good representation of the style
09-26-2009 01:45:32 | More by cvfish
Pike Street XXXXX Stout from Pike Pub & Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 496 ratings.