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

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ratings:
612
Reviews:
308
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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Photo of Sabtos
3.36/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Matte black with a creamy tan blanket that's almost like it's on nitro.

Smell is sharp cola with roastiness and molasses.

Taste is salty roasted malt, hoppy bitter cocoa, and a frothy body, semi-dry finish.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber to snifter, the appearance was a dark black color with a sustaining finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Lace was strewn about in a messy way.
The aroma had some milk chocolate, dark chocolate sweetness, black licorice/anise sort of thing going on, mild roasty coffee bean components, touch of earth/dirt and ended with a little bit of dark chocolate bitterness.
The flavor took all of the previously mentioned aromatics and guided diligently into themselves - sweet to bitter to roasty. Gentle roasty subsiding slight coffee to anise and dark chocolate aftertaste.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping sort of quality about it. Roasty harshness was slightly abrasive to my tongue, but there was a pinch of smoothness from the chocolate malts. ABV felt appropriate. Carbonation felt good.
Overall, pretty nicely done foreign/export stout that I would have again.

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Photo of JamesBondGA
3.56/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown, bordering on black in color with a caramel colored head that leaves a lot of lacing on your glass. Hints of coffee and chocolate hit your nose. Upon tasting, you get the coffee, chocolate and something smoky and sweet, Maybe licorice and some kind of smoked wood. I had higher hopes for this beer.

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Photo of RBuckley73
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Viaduck
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark, almost black with a slightly lighter head. Aroma is mainly chocolate & coffee. Taste is salty, bitter & a hint of sweet& the flavor is dark roasted coffee. It smells sweeter than it tastes. Chocolate aftertaste. Feels slightly thinner than it looks. At 7% it's not very stout for an an extra stout very good.

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Photo of BeerDreadz
3.34/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienI
3.25/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dingNshug
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More stoutly than a Guinness
Smooth but not too smooth
Not as bitter as some comments say
Coffee taste isn't overwhelming

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Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thebeers
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown, approaching black, with a huge and lasting mocha-colored head that leaves heavy lacing.

Big, roasty aroma with an intense chocolate and coffee profile. A hint of dark fruit is present in the coffee.

The taste expresses way more bitterness in the chocolate, coffee and hops. Still very roasty, with just a kiss of sweetness, some sort of smoking wood in the aftertaste (hickory?) and a pretty dry finish.

Light to medium bodied, and just mildly creamy.

A PNW stout? A little too bitter to my taste at first, but it grew on me. Very solid beer.

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Photo of Rogerlb
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark, almost black but a slight caramel hint like very dark soda. Thick khaki head. Aroma is malt, chocolate, some tobacco.

Taste is roasty malts, chocolate, a somewhat cloying sweetness like bubblegum soaked in the vat overnight. A burnt ash comes in halfway and there's a dry finish. Apparently true to style. Aftertaste not nearly as nice as the beginning in my opinion. Burnt porter feel crossed with roast, increasingly bitter as it warms.

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Photo of BeerMe8
3.58/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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 kkarimi
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jaketaz
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of matty_higgins
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Majorwolfe
2/5  rDev -50.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of probert
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Comes in thick and black. Tan head, 1". Aroma has some burnt notes providing coffee, anise, chocolate malt, roast.

Taste is plenty well hopped, still hitting those licorice notes, slightly sweet, more bitter. Chocolate malt comes out more and more as it warms. Relatively dry finish. Coats the mouth. Don't really like the bomber format for this, but it is well done, even if it is cost prohibitive in such a format.

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Photo of Barleycorn
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mattreitz49
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Daniellobo
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewskifan55
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On tap at the Pike Place market

A: Black with some ruby highlights. A tan one finger head that lingered.

S: Semi sweet chocolate, anise, coffee, cocoa. A light bitterness pervades.

T: Follows nose with a charred chocolate and coffee opening. Light bitter coffee interlaces with caramel. Sweet, robust.

M: Medium with medium to heavy,chewy carbonation.

O: A great example of the style. A terrific sipper along with a chocolate chip cookie.

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Photo of artiefufkin
4.29/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Rich aroma of dark chocolate, roasted coffee and malts. Good length, bitterness rounded by the sweetness. More dark(er) chocolate and coffee on the palate, with slight caramel. Sweet finish evolves toward more bitter chocolate linger... almost like chocolate with slight charcoal fire finish. Overall, great example of the style. Worth seeking out to try.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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