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What Lurks In The Dark - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

72 Ratings
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Ratings: 72
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 9.4%
Wants: 5
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ahbithwabm on 11-07-2013)
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Reviews by vic21234:
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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Batch number reads 238 242 243.

A- Pours black with little to no head. Not much else to say here.

S- Chocolate and coffee is apparent on the nose, as well as an almost licorice-like aroma. Weird.

T- Sweet with notes of chocolate and coffee, as in the smell.

M- Medium bodied, light carbonation, alcohol noted but not overly apparent.

An average offering from Pipeworks, lesser on the totem pole compared to the other fantastic beers I've had from them.

vic21234, Apr 06, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

warnerry, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Gonzoillini, Nov 26, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

Vonerichs, Nov 23, 2013
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PatB1987, Mar 05, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

mfnmbvp, Nov 10, 2013
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3.86/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

rlee1390, May 12, 2014
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3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

TMoney2591, Jul 08, 2014
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What Lurks In The Dark from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 72 ratings.