Hey, Careful Man, There's A Beverage Here! - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by Florida9:
3.38/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
[Insert obligatory Big Labowski reference here]
A: Well we're certainly starting off a bit differently here...Color is chestnut brown. Clear. Forms a smallish head that doesn't bother sticking around for long. Poor retention. No lacing. Appears flat.
S: Aroma is fairly pleasant. Moderately sweetness. Vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate and toffee. Turns alcoholic as it warms.
T: Taste is different as well. Again, there is a moderate sweetness. Somewhat nutty, with caramel-candy-like notes. Chocolate, vanilla, and some very light (almost nonexistent) coffee notes. Gets a bit more alcoholic as it warms.
M: Full bodied and incredibly smooth. Lower carbonation levels - practically flat. Very little bitterness.
O: Well if the bottle didn't explicitly say it, I'd say this beer doesn't know what it's trying to be. I have a hard time comprehending it as a milk stout and even harder time trying to comprehend it as anything approaching a White Russian. It's not that it's a bad beer, but I just don't feel like they've replicated, mimicked, or given tribute to the White Russian and I can say I wasn't overly impressed.
Serving type: bottle
11-18-2013 03:07:30 | More by Florida9
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3.8/5 rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
A white russian imperial stout? Sign me up! Poured into snifter... step one, is beer light in color? Check. Appears a moderate copper tone with nice clarity. Ring of white head forms and leaves a tiny bit of lacing. By far the lightest colored stout I've witnessed. Step two... does it smell like a stout? Check. Notes of caramel, cacao, cream, coffee, and vanilla all come through. Notes of burnt sugar linger throughout. Not getting the depth of roast that I would expect in an imperial stout, but the combo of vanilla, coffee, and cacao imply sweet stout. Alright, step 3... does it taste like a stout? Check...ish. Up front I get notes of coffee and cacao which give you the implication that you are drinking a stout. This is quickly taken over by a heavy sweetness. Cream, vanilla, and caramel dominate through the end of the palate. The finish is incredibly sweet, almost too sweet for my enjoyment. A dessert beer for sure. Step 4... does it feel like a stout? Not so much. While this is no light bodied beer, it just doesn't take on the viscosity that I love so much in big stouts. Carbonation is spot on, mild to moderate. Overall, this is a fun beer. While it's not something I would seek out for repeated tries, it was worth the experience. I dig the Big Lebowski reference and I love the ambition of Pipeworks.
Serving type: bottle
02-08-2014 07:32:21 | More by homebrew311
3.95/5 rDev +6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Been waiting a while to crack this one. Received in a trade. Batch 233-234
A - Poured into my Duvel tulip a crystal clear mahogany hue with a fizzy head that faded almost immediately to a thin halo.
S - Aromas of bright, fresh coffee. Good bean notes followed by some dark chocolate. Nice milk notes thanks to the lactose and some flashes of vanilla.
T - Taste is relatively sweet up front. There is a fair amount of chocolate here and caramel. Milky notes, sweet lactose sugars. Loads of vanilla here. I see what they were going for here. Coffee notes, light chocolate, tad heavy on the vanilla. Alcohol is hidden nicely. This tastes like a white russian, that was heavy on the milk and light on the vodka.
M - Mouthfeel is nice creamier than I figured it would be. Pretty drinkable.
O - Overall, this was a fun beer. Guess its harder to nail this profile than I thought. All the elements are there just wish they were in different degrees. Still, not a bad beer and quite drinkable.
Serving type: bottle
02-07-2014 02:28:40 | More by rudzud
Hey, Careful Man, There's A Beverage Here! from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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