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Imperial End Of Days - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

147 Ratings
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Ratings: 147
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 10.18%
Wants: 8
Gots: 18 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-22-2013)
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Reviews by Ozzylizard:
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4.2/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch 253-254 undated bottle at 50 degrees into imperial pint
Aroma of chocolate and chili peppers
Head average (4 cm) frothy, light brown, fully diminishing to a 2 mm ring
No lacing
Body dark brown, hazy (Bottle conditioned)
Flavor begins with chocolate, chili, and just a hint of cinnamon. There is a light burning at my cardiac sphincter which lasts a minute or two after finishing a drink. No alcohol, no diacetyl, no vanilla (which was added).
Palate is medium, creamy texture, soft carbonation.

Overall, an easy drinking beer. The chilies add flavor and just a little heat, and balance the chocolate well. The rapidly diminishing head and lack of lacing detract from the appearance, but the flavor is very good. In the end, the flavor is what matters.

Ozzylizard, Feb 04, 2014
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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.

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Pours near-black cola brown with two and a half fingers of pale tan head. Bubbles quickly settle to a thin ring and leave only a few small spots of lace.

Aromas of chocolate, cinnamon, chilies, sweet cream and roasted grains.

Taste follows the nose. Cinnamon sugar, chili pepper flavor without the heat, chocolate, roasty malt, soft vanilla, trace pepper heat and a whisper of alcohol. A nice enough blend with all the advertised flavors present but there seems to be something lacking.

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Imperial End Of Days from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 147 ratings.