Pike XXXXX Stout | The Pike Brewing Company

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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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
610
Reviews:
306
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
41
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 610 |  Reviews: 306
Photo of Casey10
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of ThatWineGuy
4.27/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

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Photo of cvfish
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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Photo of BierReise
2.86/5  rDev -28.7%
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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Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of adkieffer
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of orfeu
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22-ounce bomber supplied via the good graces of oberon -- many thanks for the opportunity, David! At cellar temperature, poured into a 17-ounce snifter, Pke Street XXX Stout is drop-dead gorgeous, with a massive and billowy esspresso-froth head atop a glossy onyx body. Delicious aromas of cocoa porridge with a faint metallic scent weave themselves among a sturdy dark-roasted grain presence that wafts forth with every sniff. Dark coffee bitterness at first, followed by a soured grain and chocolate character, and then...wow -- I did not expect that -- a puckeringly bitter grapefruit pith hop punch at the finish. This lasts well into the aftertaste. I suppose I should have known I might be in for a bit of hops with a stated 65 IBUs on the label. I must admit this detracts a bit from the experience for me as I was really looking forward to a dense roasty and chocolatey stout (with perhaps a bit of vinous quality). This stout is well-done, no doubt, but it's just not what I expected given its nose. Medium body and silky smooth, almost fluffy, mouthfeel. If I had another bottle of this beer, I would certainly cherish it and hold on to it until I had the particular craving for a big roasty stout that drowns the palate in PacNW C-hop flavors at the finish. A really great beer in the end, but caveat emptor and all...

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Photo of FightingEntropy
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Brown-tan head with great lace. Opaque balck--nothing else for color. The nose had a single, clear roast, malt, no hop but some peat. Very sweet, roast, and a light smoke underneath with some raisins and dark fruit in there. The mouthfeel was a bit chunky, particles, clearly not filtered. Taste better than the smell, but overall a good beer in a touristy pub.

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Photo of Axic10
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a half finger of mocha colored foam that settles down quickly.

Smell: Roasted malt, roasted coffee, dark chocolate.

Taste: Dark chocolate, coffee and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and creamy.

Drinkability: Overall a pretty decent deal (I think I paid $3.99 for this at Total Wine) for an decent beer. Nothing Earth-shattering, but really solid.

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Photo of ZenBiscuits
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of muchloveforhops3
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of JDeming
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of jpaulsen
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of Alex5
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of MikeDAdams
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of tabascosigned
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of g_jenkins
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Cuervo_PCB
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBungyo
4.54/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I reviewed this before but ownership has changed and the supposedly the recipe along with it. It is now listed as 6.6. I'm greatly enjoying this stout ... I watch as the liquid tumbles out of the bottle into my pint glass and think "I've seen that body before ..." Yes I have, I've seen it in some of the best Imperial Stouts there are, which would be Stone, Silver City, and Fish Tale. This being a Foreign stout still measures up to the aforementioned. The head is only a quarter inch thick but a lovely sandy color. There's also a bit of lacing going on. Nose beats you in the face with hammerfists of chocolate, cocoa and fudge ...it screams "tap out wimp" whilst in it's corner espresso and some roast bitterness cackle with glee. Man, this is WAY better than last year and I am absolutely loving it. Mouth is servicable enough but nothing to write home about. As far as drinkability goes, damn this is a special stout. If you like stouts this should have a parking space in your fridge. If it doesn't, then you're a pretender at the game of stout love.

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Photo of jreitman
4.28/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Opaque black beer with a dark brown head. Exactly as advertised in that it is an over the top stout. Roasted coffee and some good hop bitterness dominate the flavor. Chocolate is hidden well but can be discerned (or imagined). Sweetness is kept to a minimum. Very enjoyable and interesting brew.

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Photo of biglite351
3.52/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

A - black to the edge, tall creamy dark tan head.

S - very mild malts and yeast. Something almost like crackers.

T - strong toasted malts. Very hearty.

M - heavy coating but no real tingle, just a touch on right side of tongue.

O - quite drinkable alone or with food.

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Photo of ark57
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2002-2003 Bottling - It is dark black with a sweet aroma that smells of coffee and raisins. It tastes of roasted coffee and slight chocolate in the full thick body. It is smooth and sweet in the finish with a lot of complex fruit tastes (plum, fig, raisin, etc.)

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Photo of ExtraStout
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Had this at Pike and it was very good. Could drink several of them with pleasure. Feel like they need to make a higher ABV version.

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Photo of Dsimenson
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hickmancase
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Pike XXXXX Stout from The Pike Brewing Company
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