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Barrel Aged The Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Barrel Aged The Jones DogBarrel Aged The Jones Dog

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283 Ratings
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Ratings: 283
Reviews: 29
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 9.61%
Wants: 132
Gots: 73 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  13.00% 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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Reviews by sbxx:
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2.58/5  rDev -41%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Batch #209
12oz bottle poured into snifter

Appearance - Pitch black, very little head, settles into a ring around the glass. Minimal lacing.

Smell - Straight up bourbon & cocoa. Mostly bourbon.

Taste - Meh. The barrel overwhelms the base beer. This tastes like Jones Dog with a shot of bourbon added to it.

Mouthfeel - Medium body, medium carbonation, dry sticky finish.

Overall - Glad the bottle was free! Just another mediocre, overpriced beer from these guys.

More User Reviews:
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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 =(

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4.34/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Picked up in a trade and poured into a stubbed tulip glass.
Pours dark mahogany/almost black with a nice tan head, good retention and minor amounts of lace. Aroma is sweet rye whiskey, chocolate, molasses and vanilla. Flavor follows aroma - a lot of whiskey, chocolate and vanilla, some sweetness on the back end but finishes dry and boozy - very well balanced - absolutely phenomenal. Mellow carbonation, medium-bodied with some heat and dryness on the finish.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.91/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.47/5  rDev +2.3%
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.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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4.86/5  rDev +11.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -14.2%

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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3.56/5  rDev -18.5%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.3/5  rDev -1.6%
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.

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5/5  rDev +14.4%

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3.85/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +3%

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Barrel Aged The Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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