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Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

114 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 114
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.99%


Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Jones Dog pays homage to our very own brew dog Jonas. Our chocolate lab has been with us since the birth of Pipeworks and so we honor him with this chocolate milk stout. Brewed with cacao nibs and lactose milk sugar, we hope you'll find this brew as smooth and chocolately as the Jones Dog himself.

Initial batch was 6.5%.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-14-2012)
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Reviews by Thurgoft:
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Thurgoft

California

3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bomber split with a friend poured into a Duvel tulip

A: Pours a murky deep, dark brown with a 1" bubbly tan head. Not too much lacing on this one.

S: After letting it warm up a bit you get a good bit of bitter super dark chocolate. A little bit of a tootsie roll type chocolate as well. Hints of sweetness but just a barely. Also a good bit of alcohol in the nose.

T: Taste follows the nose a fair bit. Bitter, malty chocolate. Alcohol on the palate as well. At 8.5% its not hot, but there's a rather strong alcohol taste. Pleasant hop bitterness on the finish, though just a bit.

M: Super creamy and smooth without being heavy. Feels great going down.

O: Overall pretty happy with this beer. Perhaps could be a bit more balanced with more rich chocolate flavors and toned down alcohol presence. Not in a hurry to buy it again, but would like to try it on tap.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2013 06:52:25 | More by Thurgoft
More User Reviews:
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schris

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer poured out into my tulip with an unmanageable amount of head - surprising to me, and forced me to split my bomber into 8 ounce pours. Head was light tan and faded to little or no lacing. Aroma is almost typical - chocolate, maltiness, but I also got a big hit of what I can only describe as apple. That aroma faded as the beer got consumed. I couldn't get a handle on the flavor until the beer warmed up - in part because of the temperature, but also because of what I found to be way too much carbonation. Once those factors are considered, though, it's a nice smooth chocolate, with a little bitterness and a hint of coffee on the finish. All in all, a good offering from Pipeworks, but there are better chocolate stouts out there. I'd like to give the barrel aged version a try - I imagine that some of my issues with the beer would be resolved by letting it sit for a while in oak.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 00:55:26 | More by schris
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-02-2014 22:32:48 | More by beersdmf17
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-26-2014 19:34:10 | More by beernads
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-23-2014 01:43:57 | More by fredmugs
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark brown with brown edges. Some bubbles well up as I pour it. Medium collar and a thin layer of foam swirls around the surface.

Smell - Nutty and caramel malts. Chocolate and a deep roasted malt aroma.

Taste - The roasted malts are most prominent. A little bit of a cola character. Bitter chocolate. Some sweetness, a little bit of lactose. Burnt malt zing in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated, as always, from Pipeworks.

Overall - Run of the mill.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2014 00:27:15 | More by Alieniloquium
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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-17-2014 03:25:56 | More by Jordy777
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carmike813

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-06-2014 01:32:05 | More by carmike813
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PatB1987

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-05-2014 19:02:33 | More by PatB1987
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Sean66

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-26-2014 00:19:33 | More by Sean66
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gkoz

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-23-2014 18:22:42 | More by gkoz
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

In honor of chocolate labs everywhere Jones Dog is the poster child for Pipework's chocolate stout to do the awesome breed justice.

Jones Dog Milk Stout pours a dark, very dark brown- but not completely black. Its edges show tawny brown low-lights but through its center, it appears like ink. Upon that ominous body, a delicate and creamy gives appearances of as much espresso as of ale. With low-lying retention and spotty lace at best, its quite apparent that the oils of cocoa have gotten to its foam.

Doubting that even just poured a beer, the decadent scent of chocolate is overwhelming. Hershey would be proud as the aromas are spot on milk chocolate. But as the beer warms, here comes a tinge of alcohol, and vanilla, and heavy whipping cream, and burnt toffee, and nuttiness. Huh, I guess there's a beer in here after all.

With all that sultry sweetness coating the mouth, its taste of milkshake and mocha seduces each and every taste bud. Bittersweet chocolate, and not so bitter chocolate gives the taste a silky milk chocolate flavor that's backed by dark roast coffee, roasted walnuts, toffee and toast. Its roasted elements are softened completely by the taste of heavy whipping cream and vanilla before the sharpness of cocoa powder and espresso finish things off.

Its full body is velvety and sinfully smooth. As the ales silky weight glides over the palate, its like a little massage to the soft tissues of the mouth. The ale simply does not waiver as it finishes as lush as it starts, trailing with coffee and chocolate, despite its hidden alcohol warmth.

The beer is simply lavish with chocolate flavor and all things that support chocolate. Sure, the balance is completely thrown off, but is thrown off in the most wonderful of ways!

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 18:54:55 | More by BEERchitect
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-22-2014 13:19:29 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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cfaulman

Louisiana

2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

01-22-2014 02:51:18 | More by cfaulman
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jsher1112

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.7%

01-18-2014 14:50:29 | More by jsher1112
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ackeeper

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-17-2014 16:11:38 | More by ackeeper
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jscheuf

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

01-08-2014 16:05:00 | More by jscheuf
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vinny21bal

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

12-23-2013 00:30:52 | More by vinny21bal
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-12-2013 22:16:34 | More by dvmin98
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

12-11-2013 02:01:06 | More by XmnwildX12
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zookerman182

Alabama

4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is pitch black with a one finger tan head.
Aroma is chocolate syrup, coco powder, chocolate truffle and slight roast notes.
Flavor is massive coco powder and chocolate.
Mild coffee and roasted notes on the back end.
Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Nicely balanced bitter notes.
Don't know how this beer isn't rated higher.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2013 01:40:33 | More by zookerman182
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stumac

Texas

3/5  rDev -21.5%

11-29-2013 01:10:24 | More by stumac
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blue-dream

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

11-07-2013 12:21:28 | More by blue-dream
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WoodburyMN

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-28-2013 07:10:05 | More by WoodburyMN
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

10-27-2013 20:52:22 | More by Gagnonsux
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Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 114 ratings.