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End Of Days - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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259 Ratings
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Ratings: 259
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 15.65%
Wants: 38
Gots: 36 | 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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Ratings: 259 | Reviews: 58 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of jaminjohnson
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

jaminjohnson, Sep 18, 2012
Photo of harrylee773
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

harrylee773, Sep 14, 2012
Photo of JRBecks
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

JRBecks, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of DirtyBikeBrewing
4.95/5  rDev +31.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This was probably one of my favorite milk stout varieties I've ever had. These guys hit it on the head.

A - Black like night. Great carbonation and head.

S - Smells of rich spicy chocolate.

T - Spicy, smoky and super chocolatey

M - Great body and not to much residuals

O - Great beer. If you like spicy things this one is for you.

DirtyBikeBrewing, Sep 08, 2012
Photo of intoflatlines
1/5  rDev -73.5%

intoflatlines, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt!

The beer is dark brown with a thin beige head. Real shocker. The aroma brings pepper, roast, hints of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor imparts a huge dose of pepper - whoa! Calm down on the pepper. Unbalanced and a bit overdone. This beer is not shy. It's a "you're fat and I have no tits" beer. Light to medium bodied. Overall, worth a try.

Huhzubendah, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of Yabev15
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Yabev15, Aug 02, 2012
Photo of bengore
2.9/5  rDev -23.1%
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.

bengore, Aug 01, 2012
Photo of Etan
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a snifter. Batch 12 (blue wax).

A: Pours a thick brownish-black with a nice tan head.

S: Slight vinegary green chile and chocolate. Vanilla comes out as it warms.

T: More vegetal ancho, roasted grain, and chocolate. Vanilla pokes through the pepper. Slight tingly spice on the tongue, and a pleasant heat grows as the glass drains.

M: Slight carbonation, medium-to-thick and silky.

O: Not a big fan of chile beers, but this is pretty good. Really nice heat profile.

Etan, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of Holland
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Holland, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
3.88/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

ehammond1, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of shadytony
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

shadytony, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of MarkFy
4/5  rDev +6.1%

MarkFy, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of monitorpop
3/5  rDev -20.4%

monitorpop, Jun 27, 2012
Photo of HopsJunkiedotcom
4/5  rDev +6.1%

HopsJunkiedotcom, Jun 25, 2012
Photo of AaronBurr
4/5  rDev +6.1%

AaronBurr, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

coreyfmcdonald, Jun 19, 2012
Photo of quirkzoo
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to rmalinowski4 for this one.

Pours pitch black with 1 finger of dark tan head that recedes to a thin cap.

Roasty stout aromas, cacao nibs, dried red chillies like a New Mexico ristra. As it warms I get a bit of vanilla and caramel sweetness.

Some chili pepper heat up front, a bit tingly, other than that similar to the aroma but more muted.

The mouthfeel was thin, especially for a milk stout. Carbonation was spritzy which accentuates the spice and plays down the vanilla and chocolate.

Overall this is an interesting beer and worth seeking out if you like chili peppers but it doesn't taste much like what I think of when I think of a milk stout.

quirkzoo, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of wfcubsfan
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

wfcubsfan, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of CelticAleMan
4/5  rDev +6.1%

CelticAleMan, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +6.1%

thewimperoo, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Mick-e-d
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Mick-e-d, Jun 09, 2012
Photo of klipper
2.75/5  rDev -27.1%

klipper, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of Hjammer
4.65/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. 2nd batch (batch #12), the one with the blue print and blue wax.

A: Minimal tan/off-white head that doesn't stick around for long. The beer itself is colored a very deep and saturated dark brown, clearly not black though. Like the fur of a chocolate lab, only darker.

S: Light chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, milk duds? Something reminds me of a wheat beer a bit in the smell, just a bit. A tad bit of heat from the chillies too, only a hint.

T: Mild/dark chocolate up front, coffee, toffee, earthiness. Nice bitter finish which reminds me of some coffee as well. And of course, here comes the heat! In no way do the chillies overpower the stout flavors, but they add just the PERFECT amount of spice.

M: Decent amount of carbonation. Somewhat watery for a stout, but it's not too distracting for me personally. The spiciness from the chillies lasts a little bit. Just the right amount of afterburn.

D: I could drink multiple bombers without worrying about too much cocoa/coffee bitterness, and too much heat from the chillies. No issues in this department at all.

O: Easily my favorite offering from Pipeworks. I love stouts, and I love spicy food, so maybe there is some unfair bias, but regardless this is definitely one to seek out. I've let a few of my non-beer geek friends try some pours from previous bottles, and they have all been intrigued by this brew. I hope to keep drinking this one well past THE END OF DAYS.

Hjammer, May 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Rochefort10nh, May 18, 2012
End Of Days from Pipeworks Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 259 ratings.