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Barrel Aged Imperial Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged Imperial Jones DogBarrel Aged Imperial Jones Dog

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Ratings: 273
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 119
Gots: 56 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-08-2013

The first batch of Imperial Jones Dog we ever brewed found its way into some Heaven Hill and Buffalo Trace barrels for 10 months and we are sure glad it did. The imperial milk stout brewed with cacao nibs and vanilla beans came out of the barrel with wonderful notes of bourbon, oak, barrel char, vanilla, coconut, dark fruits and dark chocolate. Delicious now or good to cellar in a temperature controlled environment.
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3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zaximus
4.23/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 209

12oz into HotD tulip

Moderate pour leaves extremely thin head. Quiet. Dark. Opaque.

I get virtually nothing off the nose.

Taste however is unexpected. Sweet. Smooth. Dark fruit and vanilla. Not a lot of barrel character. Finished with s slight alcohol burn. Quite enjoyable really.

Would definitely seek this out again and as it warms I'm thinking I may have rated it a bit low.

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4.01/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Barnoloid
4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

This is an excellent barrel aged chocolate stout. Pours dark with a good, light touch of carbonation. Upon opening a wave of bourbon from the Buffalo Trace barrels hits you with a huge boozy aroma. This is a beer to serve at room temperature, where the chocolate and vanilla notes can be felt the best. Outstanding, and worth every penny.

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4.39/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.6/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Batch #209, sticker on side said 66657, 12 oz bottle poured into snifter. Really skeptical going into this, my second Pipeworks beer, after the harrowing Citra Ninja encounter. Fortunately I was pleasantly surprised.

A: Pours black with a bit of head that disappeared pretty quickly. Looks good.

S: Nose has a lots of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, and a bit of -- this may be weird but -- that sting as if you stuck your face right in a bag of cocoa powder and took a big whiff. It's not necessarily unpleasant but made me think the taste might be a weird artificial cocoa. Fortunately that was not the case...

T: The taste follows the nose but instead of the harsh powdered cocoa it’s nice and smooth milk chocolate, bourbon, vanilla and roasty malts, basically in that order. The aftertaste, like other milk stouts, is a nice chocolate milk with a bit of bourbon as well. Yum! It gets even better as it warms. There's a bit of alcohol heat but that's expected with a >10% beer and overall it's masked pretty well.

M: creamy and full, very nice.

O: I went into this with low expectations, but I was pleasantly surprised. As I was sipping this I saw that it won an award at FoBAB, so that's cool too. Hopefully my next pdubs experience will be like this one.

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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Barrel Aged Imperial Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
97 out of 100 based on 273 ratings.