N0AH (32) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 29, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Itís winter now and that means dry air in the house. Dry air means sore throats and sore throats mean going to sleep with a lozenge in my mouth. For various biological and parental reasons, I lack the ability to unconsciously consume a lozenge while I sleep. Flash forward two hours later and I startle awake with cotton mouth and a dry stone lozenge against my sticky cheek. And that is what I think of with this beer. Itís a bit of sweet toffee with mild flavors and more balance towards the hops than Iíd have thought.
JMCtime (64) - Washington, USA - APR 26, 2015
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 3/20
The aroma carries some malt and a hint of peat. Unfortunately that is all overpowered by a bitter, almost rancid flavor. Not good at all.
VastActiv (3496) - Oulu, FINLAND - FEB 24, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap at Pike Brewing, Seattle. Colour is clear copper with small white head. Aromas and flavours: Sweetness, nuts and malts.
WABeerFiend (301) - - JAN 16, 2015
0.9 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 1/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a beer can glass on 06.13.14.
A: Very thin tan mess of a head. It recedes from splotches to nothing. Cloudy brown body.
S: Very faint caramel and earthiness.
T: Follows the nose.
M: It feels flat even though there are some bubbles on the tongue.
O: This looked and tasted like flavored water. I donít have an idea of how old it was since they donít date their bottles, but this is the 3rd Pike beer out of 3 that have been like this. Theyíre local, so this should not be a problem as much as it is. Drain pour.
notalush (5222) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap at Pike - lighty hazy dark copper - rich maltiness (toffee) is complimented by some plumy sweetness, a bit of bread pudding - some balancing leafy bitterness - lingering toffee finish - nice.
smallfry (155) - - DEC 13, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Bottle) Lots of intense malty sweetness. But some bitter astringency too. Not that good.
gregwilsonstl (1253) - Missouri, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Nice. Dark amber. Well done. Easy to drink. Kind of sweet. Candy like. Not terribly malty. Thx carter.
decaturstevo (5342) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - OCT 22, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Amber pour with creamy white head and lace. Aroma is large maltiness, earthy hops, and a toucho smoke. Large malt flavor a very pleasant floral bitter finish. Medium body with good carbonation. I really like this beer. @bp
slowrunner77 (6580) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
"ok. itís a little too sweet, and not quite full enough, but it was a pleasant enough beer. there are better out there, so i probably wonít have it again. 8/09-better on tap at the source, but what isnít? more smoke, especially in the flavor, which is nice, but still a touch thin and sweet. upgrade to a 3.3 though (3.1 bottle, 3.4 tap)."
Ionlyrate5s (103) - New York, USA - SEP 23, 2014
5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 20/20
On tap at brewery....really good do not know why bottles do not do so well here. I loved it big scotch peat aroma, thick rich so good and balanced to style. Loved it with fish n chips with vinegar!!!!
beastiefan2k (2728) - Emerald City (formely NYC & KS), Washington, USA - SEP 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
8oz draft in small Sam Smith glass at Hummingbird in Columbia City, Seattle. Slick dark homey amber color. Light lacing. Clear beer. Slightly cleaner and a bit of hop but otherwise to style malt sweetness and earthy malt mix. A faint fruit British yeast character. Very nice American version of the style.
-- rated with beerbasher/winphone