ronaldtheriot (1243) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUN 16, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pike XXXXX Stout has a thin-to-medium tan head and a very dark brown, almost black appearance, but with visible bubble streams, upon close inspection. Lacing is scant. The aroma is of heavily-roasted barley malt, dark brown bread crust, and sweetness. Flavor is of deep, dark, astringent, roasted barley malt, a good amount of bitterness, sweetness, and some chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy, and Pike XXXXX Stout finishes mostly wet, heavy, sweet, and rich. This is a sipper. Overall, I score it most excellent. Glad I tried it! RJT
nealblind (754) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - JUN 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour one finger dark brown head that lingers. Aroma of astringent roasts, sweet cinnamon, long pepper, and grassy hops. Bitter grassy hops dominate the flavor profile initially and it is quite dry and moderate/comparatively light mouth feel. The aftertaste of coffee and roasts is quite pleasant though.
dresden (841) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - MAY 8, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a thick motor oil black with little head. Lots of dark chocolate, smoke and earthy aroma. Taste is heavily roast malt and chocolate. A nice stout, no doubt
mikedR (1204) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Very nice stout. Coffee aroma following a thick black frothy pour. A quite roasty stout, with pronounced coffee taste and to a lesser extent chocolate. Recommended!
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zvikar (3374) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 17, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Naama. Pours black with brown head, sweet aroma of coffee, chocolate and malt acidity, flavor of coffee, some smokiness, low sweetness, hops, medium bodied
kerenmk (2370) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - APR 4, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at the new Beer & Beyond shop. Thanks Naama. Pours black with brown head, sweetish vanilla, alcohol and toffee aroma,tastes stoutish sour and very nice, nice, smooth, long finish.
PorterPounder (5537) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 30, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tampa, Fl - Total Wine - 22 oz bomber. Black as coal viscous our with a thick, khaki colored creamy head. Aroma has some potting soil notes, a hint of Copenhagen snuff. Solid stout flavor with some bittersweet chocolate, a hint of licorice, some espresso and a back end of potting soil. Mouthfeel has a nice chalky dryness to it. A definite classic!
climberbob (108) - Virginia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
4.2 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Dark w decent tan head. Full aroma of chocolate malt and a hint of coffee. Think and dry stout. Full bodied with lots of roasty goodness. Touch of bitterness but not hoppy. A very good and solid stout.
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alcaponejunior (438) - Texas, USA - MAR 27, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Black as night with a good tannish-brown head and good lacing.
Aroma is roasty and a little burnt with nice coffee and chocolate notes.
Flavor follows through with the nose, maybe with a touche of anise (but it’s subtle). The chocolate and coffee are a bit more pronounced, leaving a slightly cappuccino effect for the imbiber.
Body is full, thick, rich, and leaves a wonderful slightly roasted, slightly burnt aftertaste that I really enjoy in a stout.
Definitely recommended. I’ll for sure buy this one again.
Daytonbeer (644) - Ohio, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black with tan head and nice lacing. Aroma of roasted malts. Taste is dark malts, coffee, licorice, and toffee. Very tasty stout.