Pike XXXXX Stout | The Pike Brewing Company

Pike XXXXX StoutPike XXXXX Stout
BA SCORE
81.7%
Liked This Beer
3.99 w/ 616 ratings
Pike XXXXX StoutPike XXXXX Stout
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-21-2002

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,020
Reviews:
310
Ratings:
616
Liked:
503
Avg:
3.99/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
68
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 616 |  Reviews: 310
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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of WastingFreetime
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours out a dark black with two fingers of dark tan foamy head that lasts for about two minutes and leaves behind some medium levels of lacing on the glass. Creamy and silky medium-heavy body with soft carbonation.

Smells like deep charred malt and black coffee / chocolate with a squirt of blueberry pancake syrup in it. No really, I'm serious. Tastes of char at first, but transitions into a floral / herbal hopped dark chocolate blend that ends with a whispered gasp of dark fruit in the finish. The hopping is unusually prominent on the palate for a typical export stout, but I'm totally okay with that because it's not heavy-handed enough to detract from the roasted and charred malts at all.

In summary, I can see why this is one of the more highly-rated export stouts on this website, it blends slightly higher than usual hopping with clean and dry black coffee / chocolate and a touch of blueberry fruitiness over a really nice texture without relying upon acridness as the sole source of bitterness. The only criticism I can muster is that the hopping presented to the palate isn't as noticeable as it could be in the nose.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of vkv822
4.06/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on-tap @ Zeeks Pizza.
pint glass. from notes.

Black with a thick, creamy tan head that leaves almost solid lacing down the glass. Really impressive, almost looks like a nitro-tap.

Roast coffee, dark chocolate. Some faint dark fruit.

Medium-full body, with light, prickly carbonation.

Overall, a very well done Export Stout. Beautiful appearance, backed by simple, but bold and very enjoyable flavors.

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Photo of crwrunner
3.41/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A- Black body with a big brown head. Lots of lacing and the head stays a while on top of the beer.

S- Pretty interesting. The first thing that came to mind was terraki bbq sauce.

T- Strong choclate taste up front follwed with a nice taste of hops when swallowing. Soon after a very nice roastiness comes out.

M- A little thick that really seems to cover the mouth well.

O- I think this is a pretty good beer. I would definitley drink it again. While I didn't care for the smell to much, it made up for it in taste.

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Photo of mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Very dark brown, near black. Nice bit of beige foam and lacing in the big Duvel tulip. Medium body and only a little of the watery taste that a lot of stouts have. Seems stronger than the sub-7 ABV claimed, but that's flavor for you.

Seriously roasted barley is the dominant taste. Burnt malt taste, but not at all sour, as some of these charred brews seem to be. Quite dry, but has a hint of malty sweetness left. Just a touch of something like dried figs, and mostly just a very clean, long, black flavor. Some hops make their appearance mostly as a strong bitter aftertaste. A total taste bud takeover. Very drinkable, but it's a sip at a time for me.

From the 22 oz bottle. Label on this version says 6.6% and 65 IBU.

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of mdaschaf
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Review from notes.

A: The beer is a nice, deep black, with a small khaki head on top. Minimal lacing.

S: Very roasty with some chocolate and a hint of coffee. The roasted malt is rather heavy.

T: Similar to the aroma, tons of roast and some char. There is some more chocolate with a very little bit of coffee. Faint earthy hops come forward on the finish.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: One of the better mainline offerings from Pike. A pretty solid export stout.

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Photo of Aeromaximus
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of facundoCNB
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

a dark brown / black pour with 2 fingers of tan/reddish brown head. nice retention and decent lacing as well.
smells of roasted grains and a port wine smell to it.. fruity/grapes, dates. coffee/cocoa/tobacco.
the taste is very dark and bitter. actually getting a hint of hops up front, a dirt like bitterness from the roasted grains, tobacco taste, sweet chocolate backbone. medium body with mild carbonation, slightly creamy on the lips and goes down silky smooth.
overall not a bad stout for the price tag. nothing really different about this one that makes it stand out aside from the slightly hopped up taste.

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of kemoarps
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a beautiful opaque black with a big silky foamy head the colour of almonds. It lingers. And lingers. And lingers. Is beautiful. As is the glass upon which it leaves its trace.

Nose is a little sweet, with a roasty toasty invitingness... I'm quite excited.

There is a roasty malt backbone, makes me think of a warm winter evening by the fire for some reason. Not as sweet as the nose, but more burnt bitterness than hoppiness.

Well well well. This is excellently well done. Creamy and smoothe. Light carbonation balanced perfectly well, with only a minimal alcohol aftertaste. Definitely one of my favourite representations of this style, which happens to be one of my favourite styles. I will be picking up a couple more to bring back to Texas with me.

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4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at the brewery in Seattle.

Pours a deep black hue, with a crema-like head of thick, frothy brown. Fine, spidery, crackling lace like smashed creme-brûlée toffee. Body is a little thin, but otherwise, it looks great.

Nose is toasty, burnt and crisp and unapologetically so. There's no faux-stout sweetness to this one: it's like high-carbon roasted coffee. At least it makes its point with confidence.

Taste is again low on sweetness, but for this, it manages to stay smooth, rich and full. The darkness and the roast has a paradoxical brightness to it, as though the biting dark is the highlight of the palate. It's acrid, toasty and solid. Good stuff. Feel is light, but with some smoothness.

This is a stout-lover's stout: none of this "stout as dessert" nonsense here. It's not exceptionally heavy, it's not sweet at all, but it manages to pull everything together in a coherent if forthright whole. Great stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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3.75/5  rDev -6%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +19%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Pike XXXXX Stout from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 81.7% out of 100 with 616 ratings
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