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What Lurks In The Dark - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

71 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 4
Gots: 12 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: ahbithwabm on 11-07-2013)
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Reviews by agwalters:
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agwalters

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +8.4%

This thing is just a pleasure. I'm always a fan of Pipeworks beers, but came in with very little expectations for this one as I think Imperial Oatmeal Stouts tend to be a tough style to execute on properly. This though? Is delicious. SCARY drinkable for 10.5%

The best part of this is the fact that I can detect a variety of dark fruits in the flavor profile, giving it almost a bramble-like quality. Really excellent brew that shouldn't be left sitting on a shelf if you see it.

12-09-2013 00:39:18 | More by agwalters
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warnerry

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-12-2013 01:54:49 | More by warnerry
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-10-2014 03:16:23 | More by Guinnsslvr
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

11-26-2013 02:50:05 | More by Gonzoillini
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -4.4%

Inky black color. The head is late-developing and produces a fizzy surface coating for seconds then disappears, leaving behind a handful of large bubbles.

Light aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, and cardboard.

The taste is a little deeper with cocoa, roast, grape soda, and anise. It's has a light tartness about it.

Mouthfeel is thin with low carbonation, borderline flat.

It's the first time I've felt disappointed by a Pipeworks beer. Given their track record, they've earned a mulligan.

11-23-2013 00:59:40 | More by Vonerichs
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-20-2014 03:35:56 | More by beersdmf17
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-15-2013 18:37:55 | More by blue-dream
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PatB1987

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

03-05-2014 19:03:37 | More by PatB1987
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Batch #238 242 243 printed on the back label. Another stout from the masters at Pipeworks; expectations are moderately high based on this knowledge.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Aggressive pour conjures about a finger of creamy tan head that goes down to a ring rather quickly. Pours a dark cola brown; opaque black in the glass. Just the faintest bit of spotty lacing, but none of it really sticks. Still, looks good to me.

S - Aroma is of roasted oatmeal, black coffee, and a tart cherry / strawberry cream sort of presence. Not a terribly powerful aroma, but it hits it's mark.

T - Dark and roasty with just the right amount of dark fruity tartness. Chocolate / cocoa, coffee, oatmeal, some malt roast, and some tart cherry juice and creamy strawberry.

M - Feel is fairly smooth and creamy, with some residual cherry tartness / stickiness lingering on the palate.

Overall, another wonderful stout from Pipeworks; I think I tend to enjoy their stouts the best. While it clearly isn't the greatest stout they've ever brewed, it is certainly well worthwhile, and a worthy addition to the Pipeworks family. I would definitely have it again.

Pipeworks What Lurks In The Dark ---4/5.

11-10-2013 04:56:14 | More by mfnmbvp
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rlee1390

Indiana

3.86/5  rDev +0.8%

A-Clearish brown when pouring, two finger brown head that doesn't last long.

S-Roasted malt, chocolate, some oats, coffee isn't really there.

T-Starts with roasted malt, tad bit of chocolate and oats. that is about it. Not much else.

M-Medium in body, slightly watery, not much carbonation. Some alcohol heat.

O-Not sure that this beer needed to be over 10%, Pipeworks makes some amazing beers but this one is only ok. But glad I was able to try it, always love Pipeworks stuff.

05-12-2014 01:07:17 | More by rlee1390
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dtomes

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-05-2014 01:31:15 | More by dtomes
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cestlavie

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-05-2014 03:03:23 | More by cestlavie
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-18-2014 14:09:12 | More by Kubrickx
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sgoro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

11-10-2013 03:15:01 | More by sgoro
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jackieT

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

11-16-2013 14:01:22 | More by jackieT
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11%

11-09-2013 00:16:33 | More by ystazi
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-29-2013 02:42:15 | More by Drucifer
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johunnic

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-10-2013 01:39:28 | More by johunnic
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pstam87

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

11-23-2013 03:46:57 | More by pstam87
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

12-01-2013 06:37:35 | More by smartassboiler
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outoffocus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +11%

01-29-2014 19:44:03 | More by outoffocus
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ralerwen

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-18-2014 16:22:48 | More by ralerwen
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funkyaudio

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +24%

03-31-2014 16:56:37 | More by funkyaudio
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%

11-13-2013 01:23:17 | More by WillCarrera
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

Served in a shaker pint glass.

Who knows what darkness lurks in the hearts of beer drinkers? Anyway, this stuff pours a dark midnight sienna topped by a finger of wan sandstone foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dark chocolate powder, light coffee, and a hint of treacle. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a touch of toasted oats. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat thick-ish feel. Overall, a pretty solid stout, nothing to write home about, but I could see drinking this again.

07-08-2014 18:48:12 | More by TMoney2591
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What Lurks In The Dark from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.