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Pike XXXXX Stout | The Pike Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
3.99/5
Very Good
618 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Foreign / Export Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,236
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
618
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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43
Gots:
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1/5  rDev -74.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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2/5  rDev -49.9%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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2/5  rDev -49.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of loren01
2.53/5  rDev -36.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours pitch black, looks very very thick. Tan head, slight lacing
S: Smell is pretty complex. Coffee, chocolate roasted malt scents
T: Dark chocolate and coffee. Much too bitter
M: Full bodied, good amount of carbonation, smooth.
D: Complex smelling beer, however I could not stand the taste. I could barely choke it down, much too bitter, the taste reminded me of an asprin or some type of medicine disolving in your mouth, it was that bitter. I was pretty surprised with the reviews on this one, perhaps I got a bad pint of this one or a dirty glass or something. Would like to try this one again, from a bottle next time.

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2.71/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Not to my liking. A bit too light, perhaps watery.

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -31.1%

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2.8/5  rDev -29.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass. Thanks, Eric.

A: Pours a brown-ish black in the glass; not fully opaque, but it appears so in larger quantities. Nice brown head, though it retains poorly and leaves only a few streaks of lace.

S: Chocolate, with a hint of coffee and roasted grain.

T: Chocolate. Roasted grain contributes a slightly soured quality, with an anise / licorice undercurrent that rounds out the beer nicely. Not terribly complex, but serviceable and enjoyable. Not much in the way of hop flavor, but there is a nice bitterness that melds well with the roast.

M: Medium-bodied, with carbonation that is a tad high for the style. The body drops off on the finish; while it's not quite watery, it lacks a satisfactory close.

D: It's solid and serviceable. That's about it.

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2.86/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

This brew pours black. Well it's a stout what do you expect? It's black, it's dark and there are some ruby edges to it when the light is there. The head is thick and light brown.The aroma is weird. Where is this 4.15 rating coming from? Has some coffee notes but nothing standing out really. Body is on the thin side. Flavor is bitter and reminding me of that nasty Java Stout from Bells. Has some roasted malt flavors and more like spent coffee grinds in my opinion. The bottle reads "Limited Release" and let me tell you,it should be as limited as possible. Try again Pike.

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2.86/5  rDev -28.3%
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.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle courtesy of Tpaliga: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium brown foamy head with low retention but good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt is pretty dominant with some light coffee notes also noticeable. Taste is quite dry with limited chocolate and coffee note and a medium bitter finish. This is like an imperial take on a dry stout, which is probably not something that I’ve really been looking for. Interesting but still way too dry for my taste buds.

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3/5  rDev -24.8%

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3.03/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3.04/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/23/2008 (bottle):

Pours a black colored body, watery looking, with a tan head, some good lacing. Has a strong aroma of some coffee, with some bitter coffee grounds. Has a coffee taste, some chocolate. Bitter chocolate. Pretty rough for me.

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3.11/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12oz bottle. English Pint Glass.

Dark pour, black - with a nice head and decent aroma at first. The smell mellows really fast - and you can barely smell it at all.

Taste is weak, like a carob or weak chocolate stout - with a lot of roasted flavor but lacking something bigger to make it stand out.

Low in alcohol, which is fnie, but low in overall flavor too.

I wish this had a bit more flavor to it, worth a shot though.

Cheers.

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Pike XXXXX Stout from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 618 ratings
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