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Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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124 Ratings
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Ratings: 124
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 16
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
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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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.

zookerman182, Dec 05, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. (1 pint 6 fl oz) bottle, batch #65, bottled sometime in 2012. Pretty excited, this is going to be my second stout from Pipeworks Brewing Co., and I enjoy the Pipeworks Abduction Coffee Break a lot, so expecting good things here.

Poured into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields about a finger of mocha colored head, comprised of tightly packed microbubbles, sitting on top of a luscious opaque black body. Vague cola brown notes noticeable near the top, when held under the light. Head dies out quickly.

S - Smell is of dark bitter coffee beans / malt roast, dark chocolate cocoa nibs, dash of vanilla presence, and some alcohol.

T - Wow, what a lovingly complex and subtle beer. Dark coffee bean roast, and some fruity hop bitterness up front, layer of carbonation, and then a pervasive chalky cocoa taste takes over your entire palate. That was just f**king lovely.

M - Feel finishes off somewhat bitter and chalky, with some chocolate remaining behind. Mostly clean & highly palatable.

Overall, another amazing beer from Pipeworks. So far, everything I've tried from them has been excellent, and I can't wait to continue exploring their other beers. A delicious stout, with a rewarding 8.50% abv that has got me toasted, this beer comes highly recommended.

Pipeworks Jones Dog ---4.5/5

mfnmbvp, Apr 23, 2013
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Jester King pint.

A- vigorous pour, black at bottom with 3/4 of glass fills with a cola colored head that rises to leave about 1/2 of a glass of beer. Some blotches of lacing.

S- sweet roasted malts and bitter chocolate.

T- roasted malts, some sweetness and nice chocolate finish. Has just a slight bitterness at the finish.

M- light body, medium carbonation. Slightly thin but not different per the style.

O- not a huge milk stout fan, but is a very easy drinking enjoyable beer.

kawilliams81, Apr 06, 2012
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4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black and thick with some sediment. 1.5 finger tan head that dissipates pretty quickly

Smell has notes of slight roasted malt and a slight vanilla presence over a dark chocolate backbone.

Roasted malt comes out more in the taste and has a mild char flavor. Lactose sugar gives this a mild rich feel with chocolate coming in last after the swallow.

Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and has mild carbonation.

Fcolle2, Aug 20, 2013
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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!

BEERchitect, Feb 20, 2014
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Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 124 ratings.