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:
612
Reviews:
308
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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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 djtomain
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of vkv822
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
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 kingcrowing
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap poured into a sampling glass.

Pours a dark. Black with a creamy dark brown head, very nice. Nose is malty and smoky.

Taste, like the nose, is smokey and rich, chocolate and coffee come through as w ll. Mouthfeel is light and dry with a light finish.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of aracauna
3.29/5  rDev -18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

Nice pour, deep opaque black with an easy, thick creamy head that clings to the sides of the glass. It's not exactly long-lasting, but it never fully fades (ends up thin cream layer that's too thick for a film, but kind of like a like coat of moss or lichens). The aroma is a little weak, but roasty. The flavor is as strong as it should be but it dominated and unbalanced by too much burned bitterness. A bit of smokiness lingers underneath. The lack of balance makes this less than a joy to drink, but intriguing at the same time.

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Photo of BDTyre
4.12/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A nice tasty stout from Pike. Jet black with a brown head. The smell is roasted malts, chocolate and coffee with a slighty sour hint. Rich malty, coffee taste with a good dose of chocolate. Very rich. Espresso and dark chocolate are brought to mind. Smooth mouthfeel, but a little rough on the edge with a slightly too-bitter aftertaste.

Not had this in the bottle, but I'm sure it can't beat this on-tap.

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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 DbbC
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of kawilliams81
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22 oz bottle into a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours pitch black with a 2" dark cola head. Leaves rings of lacing on the glass.

S- chocolate, roasted malts, and pine.

T- bitter dark chocolate, roasted ,alts with just a touch of char. Has a nice pine bitterness at the finish.

M- medium body and carbonation. Finishes a little dry but drinks pretty well.

O- very good stout as far as regular stouts go. Nothing crazy or eccentric about this beer just a stout with good flavor and aroma. Would drink this again if I ever get another chance.

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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A- Molasses-dark in the pour settles to a black body with a slow-forming head that jiggles like jello. Looks thick. Greatest lacing I've ever seen on my mug. Dark orange highlights

S- Sweet, roasted malts, a touch of dark fruit, and a whiff of alcohol. Hops are nice and subdued.

T- Bitter and roasted in the mouth and sticky sweet on the tongue. Alcohol plays an interesting role, it wisps the brew through the mouth and leaves you wanting more.

M- Viscous and chewy, just the way a sweet, dark beer should be.

D- Very basic brew, but interesting enough to go through a bomber vigorously.

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Photo of JMScowcroft
4.4/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pike Pub & Brewery - Pike Street XXX Stout

Acquired via trade, somehow one of my first Washington brews, will need to fix that ASAP since they have the best hops in the country!

Look - Pours an oily (not jet) black with a huge foamy mocha head. Lots of sticky lacing, good retention.

Smell - Roasted malt, coffee, piney hops, cola, dark chocolate, molasses, and some fruit (berries, dates, figs).

Taste - On the thinner side, the fruits hit first, hops are there as well, then chocolate and finally roasted coffee.

Mouthfeel - Pine hops surprisingly bitter feel (it is 65 IBU so I guess not that surprising) sits on the palate and the roasted malts and coffee on the middle. Rich medium/heavy body with a dry finish. Great drinkability.

Overall - Solid brew all the way around, the hops add character and uniqueness that made me have to respect it (that and I enjoyed it). Recommend for sure.

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Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours dark as night with a small 1/4" head of tan bubbles on top. The head was pretty thick and creamy, so it looked like it was going to be there for a good while. As the head receded it left a decent amount of lacing on the glass.

Aroma: I initially got some Chocolate along with some dry roasty and almost nutty aromatics. Some floral hops are defintely noticeable in here, and become more pronounced as it warms.

Taste: The flavor has a defined roasty component, but the overall balance is rather pleasant. The roast is a bit acidic, and lingers on the back of the palate for a good while into the finish. The beer doesn't really show it's strength as any alcoholic warming is obscurred by the acid. The dark malts give this beer a very subtle ashy impression, but that is not objectionable in this case. The beer is somewhat nutty, and the hops are playing a lot bigger role in the flavor and aroma than in the bittering. The finish is balanced.

Opinion: This is a pretty good beer. I like the balance. The roast is a bit acidic for my taste, so that detracts from this beers overall drinkability...but other than that, it is a really presentable beer and a good example of the Foreign Extra. I would drink this beer again, but probably not after a Koelsch like I did tonight.

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Photo of ninaturner
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Scotchboy
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber into a pint shaker.

A: Pours a fairly opaque and dense looking black with tan head that retains well and laces nicely.

S: Fairly big licorice presence...chocolate, hints of soy and pitted cherry...sweet notes of black patent malt and dark caramel....roast and char and burnt coffee.

T: Cherry, licorice, molasses, soy, hints of smoke and chocolate...star anise...big malt body, some char, hints of coffee...dark caramel...lots of roast.

MF: Fairly viscous and sticky, fuller bodied with just a slight twinge of alcohol.

O: This one took me by surprise, I like it a lot. Not a one-hit-wonder, lots of different aspects to this stout.

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Photo of kmoen
4/5  rDev -0.2%

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

I bought a bomber of Pike Extra Stout in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a jet black opaque color. Foamy mocha colored head.

Smell is mostly coffee and dark cocoa.

Taste is an unsweetened chocolate flavor, with a taste of rum and alcohol heat on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, light for the style, and not cloying. Mildly bitter aftertaste

Remarkably drinkable for the style.

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Photo of justinm4bama
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +24.7%

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of SlightlyGrey
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -37.7%

Photo of JayS2629
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This pours dark, thick jet black motor oil with a fat, creamy dark tan head that sticks around a lont time leaving great walls of thick lacing. The smell is of roasted malts, robust coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and earthy hops. The taste follows with tons of roasted flavor, bitter coffee and a slight semi-sweet chocolate flavor in the middle. Finishes dry with a mouthfull of earthy and floral hops balanced with a roasty after breath. Nicely balanced, creamy and thick on the mouth. Simple, dry and balanced stout. Easy to drink and very enjoyable.

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