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:
615
Reviews:
309
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
11.22%
 
 
Wants:
42
Gots:
68
For Trade:
0
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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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Photo of Corburk
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

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

Photo of Kevincredible
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of mmmbeer
2.86/5  rDev -28.7%
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 sukwonee
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of doughanson78
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of abex44
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of KStark
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of froghop
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
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 Docer
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pike isn't a beer favored by me, but I haven't had this one yet, so I am going to review it after a Port Old Viscosity.. and my buddy MaltBombPete sniffed some up his nose... burned...

- Nice creamy frothy light mocha head... lacing all over... thin blanket on top... Rich dark black and brown... can't see through a thing..

- Light sweet oats... oatmeal.. grain, bread... light cocoa... and a bit of pine hops... bitter, biscuit,..

- Bready and biscuit... creamy grain, oats... bitter hops... balanced... I am loving this stout.. nice rich cocoa and sweet caramel toffee aftertaste...

- Medium bodied, creamy... slightly bitter dryness...

- Overall a very underrated stout... something people should be raving about and asking for in trades... light, creamy and perfectly drinkable.

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Photo of jujubeast6000
3.04/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Reviewed 10/23/2008 (bottle):

Pours a black colored body, watery looking, with a tan head, some good lacing. Has a strong aroma of some coffee, with some bitter coffee grounds. Has a coffee taste, some chocolate. Bitter chocolate. Pretty rough for me.

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Photo of Anaxagoris
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of closisinthehouse
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of avaldivia
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of cfinch2
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of sprucetip
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From notes. Pours black, thin mocha head fades fast, plenty of lacing. SMELL is roasted barley, black patent, some sweetness, hint of heat. TASTE is roasty flavors up front, some sweetness from the malty base through the middle, then roasty and hoppy bitterness emerging for the finish. Coffee, chocolate and alchohol flavors add some complexity. FEEL is thick,full, rich and chewy. Some bitternes in the finish. OVERALL easy enough to drink for a full bodied, hopped up west coast stout. Flavor is bold for a moderately sized brew.

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Photo of gpblackgt
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of danwho
3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

Photo of Segelstrom
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Photo of sammyg832
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

Photo of kemoarps
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
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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Pike XXXXX Stout from The Pike Brewing Company
4.01 out of 5 based on 615 ratings.
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