Pike XXXXX Stout | Pike Brewing Company

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3.99/5
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619 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
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
Ranking:
#4,349
Reviews:
311
Ratings:
619
pDev:
11.03%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
43
Gots:
70
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Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
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 RJLarse
4.15/5  rDev +4%
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 Barleycorn
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ralphw56
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of SkeeterHawk
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
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 Scotchboy
4.07/5  rDev +2%
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 GeorgiaBeerGuy
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Photo of Corburk
4.75/5  rDev +19%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +25.3%

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of jaidenjb
2.5/5  rDev -37.3%

Photo of JayS2629
4.26/5  rDev +6.8%
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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Photo of VashonGuy
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kevincredible
3.5/5  rDev -12.3%

Photo of mmmbeer
2.86/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle. Brewed to 1.073 with pale, crystal and roast; hopped to 65 IBUs with Chinook, Willamette and Goldings, and fermented with English ale yeast. Nice and black, with a dark tan head that leaves light lacing. Fruity, earthy and hoppy in the nose. Tastes of acidic and bitter charred malt, with citrusy and fruity hops. Quite bitter and very burnt, with a long roasted and charred finish on top of a thin, moderately-carbonated dry and chalky body. Easy enough to drink, but too light, harsh and acidic for a full recommendation.

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Photo of thebeers
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
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 sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of RBuckley73
3.84/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of doughanson78
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of abex44
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev +0.3%

Photo of LoganMc
3.52/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of froghop
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

pours an opaque with a small brown head, and some lacing.

smell is of cocoa, some coffee, some roasted walnuts, vanilla, and a touch of licorice.

taste is thick and creamy, bakers chocolate, some licorice, a touch of vanilla, and coffee, ends dry and a little bitter.

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Photo of mmilyko
3.75/5  rDev -6%

Pike XXXXX Stout from Pike Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.99 out of 5 with 619 ratings
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