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Pike’s Beer Company
Brewed at Hargreaves Hill Brewing Company

Style: Stout
Sevenhill, via Clare, Australia

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RATINGS: 10   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Brewed to a traditional recipe using a variety of specialty malts to produce a deep mahogany colour and balanced roasted flavour with a slight cocoa sweetness on the finish. It is lightly bittered using the famous Golding hops to produce a rich velvety stout for your enjoyment.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
floydian1 (1005) - FNQ, Australia, - MAY 9, 2014
From a 330ml bottle. Black pour with healthy off white head that lingers and provides a soapy lace. Dark chocolate dominates the nose with notes of roasted malts and coffee beans. Palate is light and thin for a stout with abrupt sweet roasted malt flavours and low bitterness. Nothing stands out really. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - MAR 31, 2014
Bottle from Melbourne Street Fine Wine Cellars. Whilst having one of the better aromas from a stout, it does not really bolster a genuine stout feel. A very watery thin stout.

2.3
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
rangamike (28) - AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2014
From bottle. Over carbonated and a bit watery. Bitterness and roasted flavour is ok, but much better stout examples available from this region. See Clare Valley King Kong Stout.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Vanz (189) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - OCT 9, 2013
Light sweeter drinking stout, bit hoppier than usual. Tasted out of the bottle, could not comment on appearance.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cantabrian (849) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 21, 2013
Ruby black with a nice creamy head. Aroma of roasted malts, charred, burnt, but still quite pleasant. Same on flavour, with the addition of chocolate milk, a touch of sourness, wood, oak, perhaps. Rather thin on the palate, this is an easy beer to drink, goindg down well. The overall experience is superior to the sum of individual characteristics. Only a negative note on the unnecessary use of the word "philosophy" by the manufacturers on the product description above.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
ShaneJ (541) - AUSTRALIA - APR 27, 2013
Bottle from Plonk. Darkest brown with quickly diminishing fine head, aroma of chocolate milk, cigarette ash, roasted grain, flavours of bitter/burnt coffee, dark chocolate, roasted grain, quite light/thin in the mouth, almost watery, soft carbonation.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
gam (3283) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAR 2, 2012
Very heady or gassy stout chocolate milkshake coloured a very dark brown pour aromas rich chocolate caramel hint of coffee the flavours coffee medium bitter caramel watery short tastes at the finish the aftertastes sweet and bitter weak stout terrible taste

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bluevegie (3057) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JAN 1, 2012
I can remember years and years ago I didn’t really go for stouts at all, I could have one but that was more than enough for me, now I very much like stouts and this particular one whilst not standing out too much I could probably drink most of the night. Appearance looked good, some burnt notes on the aroma with some coffee in the taste.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
davidm (1936) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - NOV 15, 2011
Bottle 330ml from ParkHill cellars. Very malty and lengthy. Aromas of caramel, nuts, and chocolate. Taste is sweet with light bitterness, and long length. Palate is velvety, and medium bodied. Black, with a frothy head.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - OCT 10, 2011
Bottle. Pours very dark brown, almost completely black, with no light getting through, and a short lived foamy tan head. Roasty aroma has notes of liquorice, coffee, dark chocolate and smoke. Flavour is also quite roasty, maltier than the aroma with some substantial bitterness and little sweetness, smoke and coffee notes stand out. Medium to light bodied, a little watery, with moderate carbonation and a short roasty, bitter finish. Pretty unremarkable, just a straightforward, middle-of-the-road stout. Quite sessionable though.


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