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Gerrit's Weirdo Smoked Stout - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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88
very good

32 Ratings
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Ratings: 32
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 8.06%
Wants: 2
Gots: 1 | 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:
Beer added by: koutkid41 on 03-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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
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Ratings: 32 | Reviews: 5
Reviews by koutkid41:
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3.82/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Really dark in color with small to no head. Really nice lacing that slowly comes down the glass.

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.

M: Really nice slick and oily texture with a full body. Slight sweetness but as expected.

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4.11/5  rDev +3.5%

Pretty sweet stout. Well rounded. Not overly roasty or hoppy... super balanced. I get some hints of the pretzel and chocolate, but it won't taste like your eating a chocolate covered pretzel (unless you are also eating a chocolate covered pretzel while drinking this). Overall its a pretty good stout.

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Has a smoke/salt profile that mirrors the chocolate dipped pretzel theme. I feel this beer might work with a little aging to it, to balance out the flavors and bring out more of the roasted and smoked malt elements. The sweet and saltiness takes over here for now. Would perhaps pair with a chocolate mousse or other such dessert.

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Gerrit's Weirdo Smoked Stout from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.