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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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


4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sonicdescent (384) - Donora, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 22, 2009
I really need to keep better track of trades, I can’t recall who sent this, but whoever it was, cheers to you for this great extra. Pours a quite beautiful deep brown, appearing black without being held to light. A nice tan head is also present. The smell is just phenominal. Chocolate, coffee, vanilla, wood. Comes together in such a way as to be greater than the sum of it’s parts. Taste follows scent with the wood a little more up front and a bitter chocolate/coffee bean aftertaste. Just fantastic and near perfection. Mouth is full bodied and creamy with low to medium carbonation. Drinkability is great, this goes down easy with nary a hint of its ABV. Highly recommended.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
waltersrj (280) - Washington, USA - DEC 21, 2009
The pour came out a bit frothy, I tried pouring as slow as possible down the glass but this thing just wouldnt stop foaming. Eventually I ended up with a dark cola like liquid with a 2 inch head. Sticky, thick, and lots of lacing. The nose was oak, roast, vanilla, chocolate. The taste was the same with hints of some smoke at the end. I didn’t get any bourbon taste out of this though. Great stout from Pike. Cheers!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swolf3 (262) - Elkton, Maryland, USA - JAN 14, 2009
Bottle thanks to Hophead22. Poured black with tan head with a nice light wood aroma. Flavor was bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, oak, and some coffee. Very well balanced and the bourbon was not over done. very easy to drink and enjoyed very much. Thanks Tim.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
leeburg (227) - Juneau, Alaska, USA - JUN 13, 2010
Enormous head, quintupled its volume in foam. Aroma was floral and sweet with very toasty and fruity notes. Flavor was very richly sweet and malty, with a chocolatey, velvety mouthfeel and diverting into a sharply bitter finish like straight cocoa powder. Obnoxious to pour but more delicious than expected. I think this is underrated.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tourette (210) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ManvsCity (180) - Redmond, Washington, USA - FEB 7, 2010
A thick & heavy bourbon barrel delectable that gets better as it warms toward room temp. 2009 bomber with black wax seal. Oaked bourbon aroma with tons of roasty malts and a little bit of funk. Head is alive! Takes several minutes to subside, even with a careful pour. Taste is dry cherries, espresso coffee beans, Kentucky bourbon, beef jerkey, and dark dried fruits, all infused with peaty Scottish tea. Chewy with a dry mouthfeel on the finish.

4.1
   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

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Caskalefan (148) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 29, 2008
UPDATED: OCT 27, 2009 Old Bawdy is good, but with this masterpiece, Drew has arrived as a truly formidable Master Brewer. Pitch-black pour with a generous tan head that dissipates to a firm ring after a few minutes. The nose is roasty, dark chocolate, coffee, and a hint of molasses, and the flavor continues this theme, but also reveals some dark fruit skins, a decided woodiness, although, despite a bit of vanilla ester, it seems almost more cedary than oaky, piney and citric esters from the hops,and a unique acidic quality that I haven’t tasted in another beer since I tried Guinness Foreign Extra Stout more than twenty five years ago. The body is perhaps a bit thinner than it could be for such a big flavored stout, but I think this increases the drinkability in what otherwise might be a too mouth- coating experience. The flavor starts out almost a bit mild, but by the finish, it has explored some pretty intense depths, and that finish is crazy-long, and immensely rich.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tturner (111) - , Washington, USA - DEC 5, 2008
Big Wood festival. subtle flavors compared to my other samplings of the night. coffee, spicy oak, i got nice fig flavors. improves as it warms. completely exceeded my high expectations. brilliant.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Macadem (103) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 27, 2009
The nose is very hoppy, at least while young, with some stout behind the hops, but not much. Taste is bitter and dry, with alot of chocolate. Definitely not the best aged stout i’ve had, far from it. Very drinkable tho.


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