All those x’s should give me some really oddball hits on this blog, LOL!
But we’re talking about Pike Brewery’s XXXXX Extra stout, a very delicious beer that’s in my glass right now! Sorry to disappoint if your search engine was searching for something else!
This is about the third or fourth of Pike’s brews that I’ve tried. I keep trying them because they are good beers. I really like this one, it’s (perhaps) the best of the Pike beers I’ve tried so far. Albeit that’s not a lot of beers, but I just discovered them, and plan to try more of their beers soon!
Pike XXXXX Extra Stout
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. It wasn’t even very expensive, so it’s a great value (I can’t remember the exact price, but it was very reasonable). A very nice stout you should definitely try if you’re a stout lover.