Pike XXXXX Stout | The Pike Brewing Company

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612 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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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 IPAchris
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tolnik
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of Alexkauruk
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is very straight stout with roasty taste, a bit of coffee and chocolate. The way i like it. Can feel alcohol but not too much. The good one.

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Photo of Chris-1911
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cfitterer
4.73/5  rDev +18%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of RUN-4-B33R
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Pegasus
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep amber in color, verging on black, with a modest, somewhat coarse tan head, which slowly fades. Thin, fine-beaded lacing utterly coats the glass walls.

Aroma: Spicy sweet alcohol presents, as well as cold coffee, bitter cocoa, and deeply roasted malt.

Taste: Opens with robust roasted malt, soon followed by cold coffee, roasted coffee beans, bitter cocoa, and sweet alcohol. As the taste progresses, the coffee notes and the roasted malt intensify. The finish is dominated by bitter chocolate and dark roasted malt.

Mouth feel: Smooth and full, quite soft.very pleasant.

Drinkability/notes: A very nice example of the style, not to be missed.

Presentation: Packaged in a standard twenty-two ounce brown glass bomber with a pry-off crown, served in a New Belgium

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Photo of Fatehunter
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is black licorice, smoke, anise, roasted malt and coffee. Nice.
The taste is coffee bitter, a touch of smoke and a little malt sweetness.
The texture is thicker.
This is an amazing stout.

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

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

Photo of BrewsandBlues
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Prominent dark chocolate & coffee. Mild sweetness. Dark & creamy head. Heavy & flavorful which masks the high ABV. Not a session beer. Delicious for those who like strong, rich flavors.

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Photo of cjgiant
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle, no date:
Pours black, with a fair amount of head. That head is brown initially, with medium bubbles, but collapses to a foamy consistency and a slightly lighter color. Lacing is significant on my glass.

Nose is sadly mostly absent in my initial sniffs. A weak general roasted nose, and some burnt toast. With some warmth the nose opens slightly to reveal more roasted grain, a hint of dark roast coffee.

Taste is deep roasted malt, toasted dark bread, and perhaps a hint of nuttiness. The back end is bitter and I can see it as either being dark roast coffee bitterness or woody hop bitterness.
Ending dryness is woody, but also a bit bitter like then skin of a dark nut, with a little slickness that would come with it. The beer isn't too heavy, just powerful roast flavor.

I kept looking for more in taste and nose, but this brew just seems straightforward. Roasted malt flavor with a fair amount of bitterness.

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Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gopens44
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thick chocolate head which settles down pretty quick, sans lacing on top this black as night beer.

Nose is chocolate, molasses and not too much else.

Taste is doing the same thing, but brings in a little coffee and bitterness to join the chocolate and molasses.

Mouthfeel is silky and smooth and generally pleasant as all hell! Such a pleasant drinking experience.

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Photo of Fillllll
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ColSanders123
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Jeffjjpkiser1
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is not your every day Guinness. Quaffing beer. Nice balance, not overly bitter, some roast

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Snarkinsons
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of South2NW
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pike XXXXX Stout from The Pike Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 612 ratings.
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