Pike Entire - Wood Aged Stout | The Pike Brewing Company

BA SCORE
83
good
117 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:
117
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
18.16%
 
 
Wants:
16
Gots:
10
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 117 |  Reviews: 65
Photo of draheim
4.34/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz (2013) into a tulip. Pours an opaque black w/ a 1-finger tan head that settles to some wispy foam.

Aroma is chocolate, roasted malt, vanilla, caramel, bourbon, and dark fruit.

Taste follows nose. Dark chocolate, bitter roast, oaky char, bourbon, caramel, vanilla. This one is rich and decadent. Earthy and nutty. Has a really nice bitter smoky finish.

Mouthfeel is full bodied with good carbonation.

Overall a surprisingly big, flavorful beer from Pike. Really excellent. I've had a lot of barrel-aged imperial stouts, and this one is right up there with some of the best of them.

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Photo of DOCRW
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of Gambrinus1184
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of emottram
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.29/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle I brought to share at Skuter's tasting.

2013 vintage.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is slightly sour with dark roasted malt, cocoa, cookie dough, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with slightly sour cocoa and coffee flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty and wood bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is definitely suffering from a mild infection issue but is still fairly drinkable.

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Photo of CEDAMA
3/5  rDev -18.7%

Photo of pkalix
2.82/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

and this is why Bourbon county rates so high...
not sure what funky odor i'm getting off this one but it isn't great. getting a twangy coffee, chocolate-y aroma that just isn't right.
definitely has some "wood aged" flavor to it, albeit a bit earthy, but it pales in comparison to the recent Bourbon County. as I hold the glass to my mouth for a second drink, I get that nasty, funky smell again,,,, 9.5% it's either dump or chug, I think, at this point.
nice chocolate milk head on 2nd pour, but it cant save it. this is not a great brew. nothing I have had from this brewer is really any good, that I can remember.
the nasty little smell kills this one, as far as i'm concerned. maybe I have a bad one, but the smell is terrible. the taste is general and typical as stouts go, and still very unremarkable.

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Photo of Drknight
4/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

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4/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of justwork
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of JMS1512
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of Birdlegs
4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +22%

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4.25/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of sukwonee
4.48/5  rDev +21.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

2013 Vintage, picked up at Malt and Vine

A: Black/super dark brown body with mocha head with lots of lacing.

S: Chocolate, booze, roasty malts, not much vanilla in the nose.

T: Wow. What a pleasant surprise! I don't know why this beer is rated so low. IMO, this beer is better than Kentucky Dark Star by Fremont. Cocoa/dark chocolate upfront, roasty malts, vanilla, bourbon, oak, brown sugar. Awesome

M: Medium level of carbonation, medium thickness, chewy. Nice.

O: Seek this one out folks. It's worth it. It's not the biggest barrel-aged stout but it's very well balanced and tasty.

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Photo of hopluva1
4/5  rDev +8.4%

Pike Entire - Wood Aged Stout from The Pike Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 117 ratings.
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