Pike XXXXX Stout | The Pike Brewing Company

Pike XXXXX StoutPike XXXXX Stout
BA SCORE
3.99/5
617 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:
#4,069
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
617
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
68
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 617 |  Reviews: 311
Photo of BigTrubble
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of danotronik
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of Immortale25
4.44/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter.

A- Pours an incredibly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch dark tan head that has good retention before riding down to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and random bubbly surface foam. Solid sheets of lacing.

S- Roasty and nutty with elements of dark chocolate and molasses. Some sweet caramel is involved as well.

T- Delicately smooth roasted malt with small notes of oak and smoke. The 7% ABV is concealed incredibly well. There's some bitterness on the back end but the highlights are in the chocolaty, nutty and sometimes coffee-like malt base.

M- Chewy, creamy and soft with medium carbonation and a hefty body.

O- Another winner from Pike. These guys don't get enough exposure in the beer community IMO. Would love to have this on nitro pour and/or cask.

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Photo of draheim
4.05/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz into a tulip. Pours a solid black w/ a thick frothy mocha head that leaves a thin film.

Aroma is roasty, earthy, nutty, fruity.

Taste leads off w/ notes of chocolate and dried cherries, countered by a soft bitterness. Hops clearly evident.

Mouthfeel is balanced, medium-bodied, slick.

Overall an all-around solid stout.

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Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

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4/5  rDev +0.3%

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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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4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter.

A: Dark brown with two-finger tan, creamy head that lasted a few minutes. Nice lacing.

S: First thing I noticed was chocolate and then roasted malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and light bitterness. Chocolate and roasted malt. Coffee.

M: Medium to full bodied with lively carbonation.

O: Pretty good stout. The mouthfeel could have been a bit smoother and warmer.

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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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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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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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Pike XXXXX Stout from The Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 617 ratings
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