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Gerrit's Weirdo Smoked Stout - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Gerrit's Weirdo Smoked Stout
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87
very good

29 Ratings
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Ratings: 29
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 7.36%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
An open slot on the brew schedule means that there is space to get creative and make something weird. Gerrit, because he has a strong, deep, passionate love for chocolate covered pretzels, decided to make a beer that was chocolatey, rich, and subtly salty, just like the object of his affection. He concocted up a recipe that included smoked malt, lots of chocolate malt, and even pretzels in the mash. It was one seriously good smelling day in the brewhouse. "Weirdo" is definitely this beer's middle name

(Beer added by: koutkid41 on 03-02-2014)
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4.09/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours viscous, dark black in color with a thin tan head that retains nicely.

Smell has some really nice light smokey aromas before a good amount of sweet chocolate and chocolate malt come in. Smells pretty sweet and there is a hint of dough like aromas near the end that I'm assuming is from the pretzels however it is hard to detect.

Taste is much more malt forward then the nose. There is a very slight fleeting charred malt that comes through followed by a smokey flavor and a moderate amount of sweetness. Finish has a nice salty presence that works surprisingly well with the other bold flavors.

Mouthfeel is good. Really thick, mildly carbonated, well balanced. Big stickiness from the malt is cut nicely with the salt.

Fcolle2, Apr 16, 2014
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S: Upfront I get a lot of the chocolate then fades to a slight smokiness. Without knowing it was brewed with pretzels I'm not sure I would pick it up but when looking for it I can get a bit of that bready pretzel aroma. All in all a really nice aromatic beer.

T: Nice smoked notes upfront but not overpowering at all. After the smoke you get some chocolate, dark fruit, and alcohol. Not really any pretzel but tasty still.

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Gerrit's Weirdo Smoked Stout from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 29 ratings.