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End Of Days - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 40
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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%

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 01-23-2012)
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Photo of AgentZero


2.23/5  rDev -40.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2012 15:37:01 | More by AgentZero
Photo of TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +6.4%

04-20-2013 16:13:55 | More by TheSevenDuffs
Photo of chippo33


3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-19-2013 21:34:02 | More by chippo33
Photo of bsuedekum


3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

11-14-2012 01:46:55 | More by bsuedekum
Photo of whartontallboy

New York

1.75/5  rDev -53.5%

04-05-2012 03:22:18 | More by whartontallboy
Photo of woosterbill


4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber shared at a 12/21/12 tasting. Seemed an apt name at the time. ;)

A: Black body, brown highlights, 1/2" tan head. Ok retention, fine lace. Solid.

S: Spicy. Chocolate spiked with chili peppers. Intense and pleasant.

T: Sweet milk chocolate up front, with significant spice and mild fruitiness behind. Tasty.

M: Medium body, soft carbonation, prickly spice. All right.

O: Simple and enjoyable. Worth a shot, but not the most memorable stout I've had.


Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 02:47:26 | More by woosterbill
Photo of Reagan1984


1.9/5  rDev -49.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 20:55:16 | More by Reagan1984
Photo of EgadBananas


4.11/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: black, dark brown head, no lace, fair retention.

Aroma: chocolate, chilies, pepper, roast, vanilla.

Taste: .chocolate milk is the biggest flavor here, finished with a very mild pepper note, thankfully no cinnamon...that shit is gross.

Mouthfeel: creamy, smooth, low carbonation, full body.

Digging the lack of cinnamon here and its kinda like chocolate milk, so, good stuff!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2013 02:43:36 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of Sean9689


2.33/5  rDev -38%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 16:14:14 | More by Sean9689
Photo of Holland


3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

07-23-2012 21:59:43 | More by Holland
Photo of ehammond1

3.88/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, DLFarris!

Black and somewhat thin in body with a moderately sized dark brown head that doesn't stay around for too long. This leaves irregular spotting of lace down the glass.

The aroma is an interesting, signature aroma of earthy chiles, mild chocolate, a bit of cinnamon spice, and some roast. It comes together nicely, and could already see this pairing nicely with Mexican desserts.

The flavor too is nice and appropriate for the style and aim. The earthy, though not at all spicy, flavors of the chile, cacao, and cinnamon play nicely with the body of the beer. This is nice, though I wouldn't want to drink a ton of it.

Somewhat thin in body with low carbonation.

A niche-filling, tasty beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 14:46:56 | More by ehammond1
Photo of smartassboiler


3/5  rDev -20.2%

06-24-2013 13:04:37 | More by smartassboiler
Photo of Florida9


4.2/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Very dark brown, almost black in color. Forms a decent sized light tan head that slowly reduces to a creamy surface coating. Very light lacing.

S: The aroma is dominated by chocolate, milk chocolate to be specific, with notes of cinnamon, vanilla, and just the faintest hint of ancho.

T: More chocolate. Creamy milk chocolate with a moderate sweetness and just a little vanilla. Some spice, mostly cinnamon, but it is fairly faint and in the background. There is a slight earthy, raisin quality from the ancho with a very mild capsicum heat on the finish, but considering the warning on the Facebook page, I was figuring it was going to be much more aggressive.

M: On the heavier side of medium. Lower carbonation. Very mild bitterness. Mild chile spice.

O: On the first taste I thought this one reminded me of Oaxacan mole, but with the heavy chocolate sweetness, it's much closer to Mexican hot chocolate. These vegetal sweet beers typically aren't my favorite, but I found this to be a very nice beer. Very drinkable and very well done.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2012 01:34:12 | More by Florida9
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-09-2013 03:12:55 | More by AlexFields
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2/5  rDev -46.8%

03-26-2014 14:34:11 | More by kscaldef
Photo of homebrew311


3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is medium brown with zero head. Aroma starts with ancho and is followed by deep cocoa character with a significant dry quality. The taste doesn't scream stout base. The ancho chilies are forward with a considerable amount of heat. Molasses and cocoa comes next. The heat lingers for quite some time one the palate. Body is heavy with minimal carbonation. Overall, a nice pepper forward stout. The cocoa and stout character are subdued, but still very good

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2012 04:48:11 | More by homebrew311
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

06-20-2013 01:42:15 | More by thegerm87
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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

01-07-2013 22:32:33 | More by Hanzo
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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

05-05-2013 16:14:36 | More by ncaudle
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

08-05-2013 11:17:32 | More by RedneckBeerz
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

06-11-2012 02:27:41 | More by thewimperoo
Photo of IrishColonial


3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

09-10-2013 21:31:59 | More by IrishColonial
Photo of Sparky44


3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

03-23-2013 19:03:36 | More by Sparky44
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

12-08-2013 05:37:00 | More by hilgart1
Photo of CuriousMonk


2.88/5  rDev -23.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2012 17:17:05 | More by CuriousMonk
End Of Days from Pipeworks Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.