Saturday, August 1, 2009

Pike XXXXX Extra Stout

Pike Street XXXXX Extra Stout

Ratebeer 3.8 97nd percentile
Beer Advocate A-

Taste +4
The nose is thick with coffee, roast, toffee and light on the alcohol. The brew too is thick and coats the entire mouth. In this beer paint are intense flavours of vanilla, burnt coffee, dark chocolate, roasted grains and oatmeal. Only the slightest of alcohol tingle finished the mouthful. The taste is nice and strong for a stout, or any beer for that matter.
Aftertaste +2

The same flavours lingered on and coated the throat. Then it morphs into an intense bitterness; almost like day old bitter espresso. The good kind of bitter espresso, very long and a tad earthy.

Alcohol Content +1 7%

Various batches will have different alcohol contents. Luckily I got a stronger one.
Value +1

This is a great stout and one of my favourites.
Ingame Enhancement +1

No gaming tonight, but I did transfer my first batch of homebrew for further fermentation.
Overall 9/10

This sure to be a favourite for thick, burnt stout fans.

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