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Imperial End Of Days - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

23 Reviews
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Reviews: 23
Hads: 215
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 11.53%
Wants: 14
Gots: 48 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-22-2013

So maybe their calendar wasn't the best judge of when the world was going to end but damn, those Mayans made a mean hot chocolate. With that as our inspiration we imperialized our old friend End of Days. That means more malt, more cacao nibs, more vanilla, more cinnamon, more ancho & guajilllo peppers and more virgin sacrifices (kidding, totally kidding). The resulting brew has a big rich body, notes of dark chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon and a slight spicy kick on the finish. It is delicious right now or you could stash it away in your temperature controlled resting place until the next time the world ends.
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As u pour u can see the chocolatyness, strong spice. Vanilla on the tongue. Cinnamon is the initial taste. A very intense beer. The after math is the best part! The flavors finally blend and u get the taste of hot chocolate and are left with a nice warm feeling of cozy comfort (278 characters)

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A- This beer pours a jet black body with a tan head that is full of big bubbles but last a good bit.

S- The nougat chocolate hint is followed by some mellow cinnamon notes, but otherwise pretty clean.

T- The creamy blend of vanilla and cream with some nice chili spice in the finish has a soft cherry ester hint to it. There is a roasted black malt flavor that is mellow but grows as the beer opens.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slippery texture and no alcohol heat.

O- Although the nose is soft it is nice and there is much more depth in the flavor. The cream and vanilla with milk stout and chiles is supported by chocolate and cinnamon that just stay in the background. The blend of flavors really work well together with nothing out of place. (802 characters)

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Seriously underrated IMO. This is a great stout and the ancho chille taste on the back of throat as it finishes is awesome. I wish it had a little more heat actually. Expected nothing less of pdub. (200 characters)

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I thought this beer was delicious. The smell is strong vanilla and a touch of cinnamon. First sip was very good you can really taste the vanilla, cacao, and that little bit of lingering heat fits perfectly. A heavy mouth feel but not overly chewy. (247 characters)

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Initial rating of a 3.6 from a bottle that I aged for 7-8 months. Had a strange black olive taste.

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A - Pours black with a thin tan head.
S - Smells like a dark café mocha with cinnamon.
T - Initially the dark chocolate and cinnamon is dominant and then the peppers bite your throat.
M - Creamy
O - Another good brew from Pipeworks. I'd prefer this in the winter rather than June. (282 characters)

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A-dark appearance, very little carbonation, no head.

S-this beer had a strong, sweet, milky smell to it. it may have been all in my head but i struggled to get past that smell. it also had a hint of vanilla to it.

T-the taste was sweet but not as sweet as the smell. very subtle hint of peppers up front that quickly disappeared. you can taste most of the stated ingredients (chocolate, cinnamon, vanilla) but they don't seem to mesh well in this beer.

M-just about right for a stout, not extreme in any way.

O-this was the first Pipeworks beer i've ever tried. it was tough for me to get past the smell. the beer seemed very unbalanced with flavors all over the place and not in a good way. i wish it had a little more pepper to it and less milky sweetness. (777 characters)

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Imperial End Of Days from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.