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End Of Days - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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85
very good

265 Ratings
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Ratings: 265
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 40
Gots: 38 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-23-2012

End of Days is our tribute to the coming of the end... of the Maya calendar! We’ve aged this milk stout with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and ancho chilies. The result is a rich chocolaty stout, with just a hint of spice. We hope you’ll enjoy this beer before the End of Days.

The first bottled release clocked in at 6.1%, but subsequent releases will feature a tweaked recipe and ~8.5% ABV.

Batch #2 - 6.1%
Batch #12 - 8.2%
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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1/5  rDev -73.5%

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1.51/5  rDev -59.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip

Pours black with a bubbly tan head. A steady stream of carbonation shoots up from the center of the body. Very strange that the carbonation only appears in the middle of the glass.

The smell is head scratching. Stale and funky followed by spice and heat. Green apple smell is also present. The beer smells as if it may be infected.

Wow, there is a lot of heat coming through right off the bat. A lot of funk and off flavors after that. Diacetyl and green apple are most evident.

Thin and watery mouthfeel with a burst of misplaced carbonation. Like the smell and taste, the mouthfeel is off. Difficult to drink.

Overall this beer was a let down, especially after the high bar that Ninja vs. Unicorn set. This beer was lacking any roasty or malty qualities. granted, this bottle seems to have been infected due to the off flavors and carbonation. Oh well, here's hoping the Pipework's third release mirrors the first one.

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1.75/5  rDev -53.6%

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1.76/5  rDev -53.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

From notes.

The beer itself is a brown color, nearly black with a bubbly off-white head. The bubbly white head is the first sign of problems for a stout.

Chiles, or more realistically, chile oil pops out into the nose. I may be imagining it, but a little bit of chocolate and roasted malt would be the only thing behind it.

The taste is pretty bad. The flavor is really flat, with no real milk stout character. There is some chile and oil, with just a bit of roasted malt in the back.

This is thin, kind of dry, oily, watery, and spicy to the point where it overwhelms the other flavors.

This is the poorest, ok the homeless man’s Hunahpu’s. If you are looking for a beer that is dark like Hunahpu’s but you want a terrible beer instead, this is the beer for you. 5 of us could not finish a bottle of this. It is hilariously bad. I can’t finish a sample-sized pour of it.

Photo of Reagan1984
1.93/5  rDev -48.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Thanks to Alex (Masterski) for providing this one.
Bottled 2/25/12

Thin fizzy dull tan head fades as quickly as it builds. Dark brown with lots of light near the bottom of the glass getting through. No lace.

Aroma is medicinal with a hint of chocolate syrup. After a few more whiffs you can discern some pepper here.

Pretty spicy in the finish. The spice is there and the pepper is quite in your face. Nothing really below this to support either. There still is an off flavor here that you can’t really discern due to the spices and heat. Not really working for me. Finish is merely a prickle in your throat.

Body is fine for a milk stout and carbonation is overtaken by the spice.

Not a winner here, that’s for sure. Always fun to try new beers, don’t think I’ll have this one again.

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2/5  rDev -46.9%

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2.25/5  rDev -40.3%

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2.26/5  rDev -40.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Second offering by Pipeworks. After Ninja vs. Unicorn, I pretty intrigued and somewhat optimistic about this.

A - A mahogany colored beer, with an off-white head. Left some minor stick on the sides.

S - Smells of cinnamon, some chili, some raw cocoa nibs, maybe a little chocolate and cocoa. It's kind of a mess and there's nothing really good in the aroma.

T - Beer pretty much crashes here. Tastes kind of like dirty water with some cinnamon flavor and a little bit of cocoa. Slight raw nibs taste. I get a slight bit of heat from the anchos, which helps to cover some of the other stuff up. Regardless, this is not good.

M - Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, maybe it's the taste but somehow it seems a little thin/watery.

O - Was hoping for something good after the raised expectations by their first release. Unfortunately this is not a good beer by any stretch. Maybe 3rd time will be a charm.

Photo of Sean9689
2.36/5  rDev -37.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from WLV Liquors and poured into tulip.

A - Pours a brown color, light cream-colored head, thin collar.

S - Chilies, chocolate, light roasted malts. It doesn't smell like much of anything, kinda watered down. The chilies just weren't well-integrated and the milk stout base is just simply muted.

T - Tastes like a lightly sweetened chili water. It's just too light, even for the style, and there's just something charred and "off" with this beer. Finishes like a chili dumped in water mixed with an ashtray.

M - Way too thin, light carbonation, watery finish.

O - Quite a disappointment for me on this beer. After Pipeworks blew it out of the water with Ninja vs. Unicorn, this beer was a bad experience. Not even sure if I want to send the other bottles I bought as extras. I love you Gerrit and Beejay, but this beer is a pass for me.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

Photo of CuriousMonk
2.88/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured from bomber (batch #2) into tulip glass. Pours black with a thin tan head. Cinnamon sugar on the nose, milky with a peppery heat and a lightly charred dark malt base. Taste isn’t quite as pungent--cinnamon graham crackers, chocolate, with a peppery heat that shows up near the end and lasts through the long finish. I am not a big fan of chile in beer. Very thin and watery mouthfeel which hurt this beer. Overall, not impressed with this one of the Pipeworks bunch.

Photo of CooperEllis
2.89/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

22oz bottle, batch 62 in a box from ikaika122

This is crazy over-carb'd. Wax cap popped off once I loosened it. First ounce+ out of the bottle filled a small snifter with head. When it settled there was less than 1" in the bottom of the glass.

Smells a bit of cinnamon soap. Once the head dissolves into liquid, there isn't much body left, there isn't much aroma left. And the rest of this suffers quite a bit as a result. The spice notes dominate the taste, not really in a good way. This is a bit like drinking improperly made chai.

Big thanks to ikaika122 for sending a bottle I've been wanting to try, unfortunately this doesn't live up to expectation and is, by far, the weakest of all the Pipeworks offerings I've had. I wouldn't be seeking this out in the bottle again, though I would be curious to see what, if any, difference draft made for this.

Since 3.00 is now 'okay' and not 'average', I think a 3.00 rating across the board is the best this could do and the bottle I had didn't even hit that level.

(204th)

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2.91/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Purchased a bottle from Binny’s South Loop location. Pours deep black with minimal head. Aroma is definitely coffee with a little bit of chocolate. I definitely taste the coffee in this one and the spiciness is enjoyable as it lingers in your mouth for a bit. Overall a decent stout, but I would like to see the cacao nibs stand out a bit more.

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End Of Days from Pipeworks Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.