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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Fifty percent of this blended stout was aged in Bourbon barrels for over seven months. The other component was fermented and then aged for 40 days in stainless. Smooth and chocolaty with a great vanilla wood overtone. IBU: 60 OG: 1.092

Editor’s note: recent vintages (e.g. 2013) are 75% whiskey barrel aged

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DiarmaidBHK (4242) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2014
Bottle from Total Wine McLean. Pours Black with a half inch of thin khaki foam. (Of course that’s once you get all of the wax off the bottle cap.) Leaves lots of lacing, I get a hint of oak on the nose but I expeced it to be much bigger considering the 9.5% abv. Big oak on the tongue. Very boozy without quite being obnoxious. Finish lingers a bit, Drinkable but not my favorite from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (6302) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Thin white head around the snifter. Nose is pure wood. In the marathon tasting I didn’t look for a bottle date or vintage. It appears that the only real flavor is oak. If you really try to search for others flavors you can find chocolate cake and traces of dark fruits. The body and carbonation are fine. The alcohol is not noticeable yet I’m very accustomed to high gravity stouts. Especially after the gluttony of stout we had on this night. Ok, nothing to seek out.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
nose is wood city and charcoal. taste is insanely tannic. super oaky with bittersweet chocolate. dark fruits, lots of oak. good I could drink a full bottle though

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
catface5326 (154) - virginia beach, Virginia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
Dark dark brown with a good bit of head poured from tap. Delicious malty raspberry chocolate taste. Awesome beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedR (1561) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Big Boozy Stout. Very thick. Unfortunately, the whiskey dominates too much. The 2013 version is 75% wood aged, and I'm guessing if it were cranked down to <=50% it would be better. Hot alcohol burn at the tail end. Wood aging is indeed hard. B-

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2013
2013 Pours black with a giant tan head good lacing. Smell ripe fruit, huge oak, vanilla, and coffee. Going to be a bit bitter. Taste smooth and sticky caramel, coco, and vanilla, leather and a big roasty tail. Fuller bodied. Very good for Pike

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tourette (225) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2013
2013 bomber. Unbelievable. This is the best beer Pike had ever made. Thick, rich, layered, complex stout. And very well balanced. They knocked this one out of the park. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ACHops (1376) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2013
On tap @ Chuck’s 85th. Pours deep inky black with thin lacey mocha head. Aroma is dark roasty somewhat flat malt, with milk chocolate. Taste is big thick charred malt, with notes of oak, espresso, and dark chocolate. Finishes dry, boozy, and oaky. Easily tastes bigger than 9%. I’ll be honest - this is a serious step up in quality from Pike - I didn’t know they could do a barrel aged beer this good. Impressed.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (800) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 10, 2013
2013 Vintage Wax Dipped Bomber. Pours jet black with a cap of dark brown foam and bubbles. Notes of bittersweet chocolate, dark fruits and molasses in the aroma with a bit of black cherry and oak. The taste is dominated by dark chocolate, roasted malt and espresso upfront followed by toffee, vanilla and a shot of whiskey at the end. The body is thick and creamy with a dry, charred malt finish. Overall, a solid chocolate whiskey stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shigadeyo (3635) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013

2009 Vintage

4/07/2011: Pike Entire Wood Ages Stout... Aroma: Vineous, yeasty, touch of chocolate, infected? Appearance: Very deep brown color; huge fluffy brown head. Flavor: Roasted malts, chocolate, a hint of red wine. Palate: Medium body, VERY carbonated - TOO carbonated. Overall: Definitely seems infected, but is still farily drinkable - a testiment to what this beer must have been like originally.

1 pint 6 fl. oz. waxed bottle (9.5 ALC./VOL., IBU 60, OG 1.092) shared by alexsdad06. Thanks Brad! Rating #148 for this beer.

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