Pike Entire - Wood Aged Stout | The Pike Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
Pike Entire - Wood Aged StoutPike Entire - Wood Aged Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Pike Brewing Company
Washington, United States
pikebrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by barleywinefiend on 12-06-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
118
Reviews:
66
Avg:
3.7
pDev:
18.11%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
11
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 118 |  Reviews: 66
Photo of wmartin
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very good to above very good. Had 2016 bottle obtained from brewery. Somewhat viscous. Usesd engine-oil darkness, and little head that is typical of beers of this type. Definitely was best at practically room temp. Wood flavors not too pronounced, but fairly strong flavors of coffee/roasted malt. Complexity of stout somewhat hidden behind the coffee forward flavors. It is possible that greater sweetness would improve the beer, though I consider this a fine effort. Would definitely have again, should the opportunity present itself.

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Photo of NickThePyro
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of eldoctorador
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I'm usually a big fan of barrel aged stouts, but this one isn't quite on the mark. The taste is a little too bitter. It's like the coffee was burnt. The whisky barrel influence is more subdued than usual, which I'm fine with, as not every BBA stout needs to be a bourbon bomb. But the overall beer here isn't appealing. I finished it, but it took a little effort.

Serving: 2016 vintage on draft. This version is 9.9 ABV, by the way.

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Photo of mactrail
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Vintage 2014, which is 9.5% ABV. Label says it's aged in Dry Fly Wheat Whiskey barrels with some new XXXXX Stout added. From the 22 oz waxed bottle purchased at the Co-op market in Mount Vernon.

Very dark, almost oily brew, with a flicker of foam in the Kasteel chalice. Quite spritzy on the tongue, though, and less sweet than the unctuous texture would suggest. Quite woody and while it's a little boozy it's not the usual Bourbon taste.

Quite chocolatey and deeply malty, but there is a surprising bitter finish. Bitter and woody, but tamed a little with the burnt sugar sweet sensation. Still, it's quite dark-flavored with charred grain. A little rough but a delicious barrel taste with the deep aroma of vanilla.

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Photo of Superheatnsubcool
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.21/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Vintage 2013. Well this aged really nicely. What a surprise! Never had it fresh, but this beer is pretty tasty barrel aged imperial stout with some time in the bottle. Nice barrel forward nose and taste. Thin, but not boozey. Fairly impressive barrel aged imperial stout from a no name brewery.

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Photo of IPAchris
4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DamienI
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DucksFan16
3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Robomunky
4.4/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

2014 bottle. Nice surprise, best Pike I've had in years. Pitch black, very thin head. Smell is mostly oak with some Bourbon. Developed, layered flavors. More wood and less whiskey than most of these stouts. Makes it stand out from the crowd. I hope I can find another one of these.

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Photo of Asics
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of 510a
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Farnswurth
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of hbchrisg
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of kemoarps
4.16/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

4/4.25/4.25/4/4
Comes out of the bottle at a beautiful dark ashy black. Small brown head to start but that dissipates quick enough leaving whisps here and there and a ring around the edges.

The barrel comes through as the first note I notice, Vanilla and gentle bourbon. Doesn't overwhelm, almost understated even.

This is delicious. Starts out the same as the nose with round subtle bourbon notes (vanilla, caramel, and then the underlying stout takes over. The stout this started as is a burnt ashy dry variety whose bitterness juxtaposes nicely against the sweeter rounder notes of bourbon.

Often in this age of obsession around barrel aging, the barrel dominates and it tastes like beer flavoured liquor (nothing wrong with that: I rather enjoy it most of the time) and/or they will bring a sweet underlying stout that stacks with the ourbon. This one treats the barrel as more of an augmentary piece, which I really enjoy. Instead of letting anything completely take over and run roughshod in one single direction, it balances, bringing the positive elements of different approaches to the style. What I'm saying is I quite like it.

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Photo of JasonR1975
3.4/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of cdog707yo
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Good. Decent thickness and overall taste. Cask really comes out on this one. Sipper for sure.

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Photo of Anaxagoris
4.18/5  rDev +13%

Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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Pike Entire - Wood Aged Stout from The Pike Brewing Company
3.7 out of 5 based on 118 ratings.
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