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Barrel Aged Imperial Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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246 Ratings
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Ratings: 246
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 95
Gots: 55 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Jones Dog Milk Stout aged for 10 months in bourbon barrels.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-08-2013)
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

SeanBond, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Bottle (batch #209) poured into snifter. Although this bottle says aged in BT barrels, I was talking to Bobby at Durty Nellies Spring beerfest (2014) right before this was released and they were sampling it - and he said it was actually aged in Heaven Hill barrels. Breaking this bad boy out for the Bears first game of the season!

A - aggressive pour yield a few cm head, mocha colored, which settled quickly, almost no lacing. beer is a black color, almost reminds me of cola
S - oh yeah that great aroma of a BBA Stout that I love - sweetness, vanilla, bourbon
T - coffee, milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla
M - SOooo smooth, i love it. on the heavier side of medium bodied, lower carb. actually finishes a bit hot which I like.
O - outstanding BA stout. this is perfect for a late summer Sunday afternoon watching football. only wish I was able to get more than one =(

maxcoinage, Sep 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

DanGeo, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

delaced21, Tuesday at 03:02 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

77apm, Jun 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Cynic-ale, Apr 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

Zonian1, Jun 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

CLCardinal84, Mar 01, 2014
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3.93/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

acurtis, Oct 12, 2014
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4.48/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 209 -

Big, bold, imperial stout - very dark, mocha head, thin barrel-charred lacing. Incredibly pronounced note of raw bourbon - caramel and booze. Other barrel notes of char, oak, vanilla as well as incredibly dark, bitter chocolate and dark roasted coffee. The finish is spectacular - very strong, as if it actually gets bigger.

Fresh from the oak - this is very barrel forward with tons of whiskey, and in every way fantastic.

timc100, Apr 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

twizzard, Jun 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

schmidtmattsays, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

cjgator3, May 20, 2014
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4.86/5  rDev +11.2%

jloomis, Sep 22, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

Gonzoillini, Nov 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -8.5%

StoutItOutLoud, Mar 23, 2014
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3.55/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Pours without a head on a black body, just a bit of transparency at the edges.

Smell - Lots of oak. Huge barrel character. Bourbon. Some chocolate and a bit of molasses and caramel behind it.

Taste - Again, it's almost all barrel. Oak and a sharp bourbon flavor. The bourbon flavor never diminishes, although the oak flavor comes back in the end with a bite. Molasses more prominent with some dark chocolate that never reaches the fudge-y heights of Game of Jones. A little bit of lactose sweetness lingers on the palate.

Mouthfeel - Booze and barrel all over this. Medium-low carbonation. A sipper for sure.

Overall - If you like bourbon-dominated beers, this is for you. If you like to taste the beer back there, this is not for you. I happen to really like bourbon, although I think I would prefer to drink it straight over this.

Alieniloquium, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

1noa, May 14, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

mjc3151, Dec 31, 2013
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4.29/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had this at fobab but didn't tick, so I'm pleased they bottled it (though a hefty $7 for 12oz.).

Inky black and opaque body. Coffee colored surface head. Looks viscous.

Great aroma. It's smells like s'mores... Graham cracker, chocolate, toasted marshmallow. Heavy oak and vanilla characteristics.

BT is my go to bourbon so I'm excited for the taste. It doesn't disappoint. Heavy vanilla and chocolate. Char to a lesser extent. Woody, toffee, molasses. It pulls the heavy spicy rye characteristic and displays it in a long finish.

Heavy and lingering sweetness in the mouthfeel. Boozy but smooth.

Well done. Dispute the price tag I'm glad it's a 12oz serving. It's quite filling but delicious.

Vonerichs, Mar 21, 2014
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5/5  rDev +14.4%

JohnnyNicks, Apr 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

oso, Feb 28, 2014
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Barrel Aged Imperial Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.