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Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

22 Reviews
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Reviews: 22
Hads: 132
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 3.14%
Wants: 17
Gots: 17 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 03-14-2012

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%.
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Reviews: 22 | Hads: 132
Photo of taez555
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, I'm confused. The pic in the BA profile says 6.5%, but the bottle I have defintely says 8.5% (and tastes like it too), so I have a feeling the recipe has since been changed to kick up the ABV since it first came out.

Anyway.

Pours a nice dark black body with small white head.

Nose is a lovely mix of rich chocolate.

Taste is chocolate city. Very rich and thick with a huge milkly milk stout type flavor, but domiated by chocolate. I know it has chocolate nibs, but this is crazy. It's like drinking pure dark bakers chocolate, but with just enough sweetness and milkiness to make it not gross and VERY tasty. It's like licking the side of chocolate bar and just getting the white cocoa butter or something. It's really damn good. Like I said before, the ABV shows at 8.5A%, so it's a sipper for sure and feels like. Very thick and rich. On top of that it has a strong espresso coffee flavor. The roasted dark beans and chocolate are crazy together. It tastes like sucking on coffee beans and chocolate beans at the same time. Very in your face and over the top.

This is not what I was expecting at all. IN YOUR FACE CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE BEANS. Oh my god. It's amazing, and yet almost difficult to drink on it's own. Give me some ice cream or something to balance it out. It's just sooo big. Great beer though. Too bad I'm not in IL more often, or I would defintiley pick this up on a regular basis to pair with deserts. (1,436 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with a thin tan head leaving behind a ring of foam.

S - Cocoa nibs, vanilla, roasted malt, lactose sugar.

T - Smoky, roasted malt, black coffee, bittersweet cocoa nibs, milk chocolate.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, lactose creates almost a chalky feel.

D - Solid milk stout. (292 characters)

Photo of Khazadum
3.73/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- Nice carbonation on this bad boy. It had a huge pop as the cap was pried off. The head developed to a good finger full of lace but dissipated to a thin creamy collar and scum on the mohogony black body. Perfect lacing, sticks around to fight anything you throw at it.

S- Very roasty... unbelievably so for a milk stout. This bad boy smells like an oatmeal stout like noones business. Behind the roasted grain is a cocoa powder and mildly chocolate presence. Its definitely what you’d expect cocoa nibs to smell like, but not what they are described as these days. As you keep inhaling the delightfully stouty character, it starts to transition to a cheap grain nature... something lightly off. Like.. plastic grains.

T- Starts milk sweetness, you can really taste the lactose addditions here right off the bat. as it progresses theres a tad bit of resemblance to chocolate milk. This is like a genericly roasted chocolate milk beer. It has that rising plastic flavor that you picked up on in the nose.... leading you right into the finish which is simple lightly phenolic cream flavor and a half strength bitter acrid grain.

M- Smooth, creamy, light to medium bodied, crisp carbonation tingling you too harshly on the edge of the tongue. Sticky roasted grain flavors. (1,278 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I miss my pup... Oh well, this is no time for overly emotional displays of...emotion... ... This stuff pours a mostly opaque black-brown topped by a half-finger or so of wan sienna foam. The nose comprises toasted oats, cocoa powder, and a bit o' molasses. Simple, to the point, smells tasty. Hope. The taste holds notes of cocoa, chocolate milk (yeah, I can tell them apart...can't you!?), light roasted malts, very light molasses, and a touch of mild lactic sour cowering in the foreground. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation (bordering on lightly fizzy) and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a nice, sweet milk stout, nothing exceedingly exceptional, but something I can see enjoying a few pints of should some sort of tap room pop up sometime... (820 characters)

Photo of CuriousMonk
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to funkyaudio for this beer. Poured from bomber (Batch #004 brewed: 2/13/12 bottled: 3/10/12) into tulip glass. Pours deep brown hue with a fading fizzy tan head and spotty lace throughout. The aroma has notes of chocolate, vanilla, lactose and roasted cocoa nibs are quite profound here. The taste is more of the same, sweet chocolate and moderate malt notes supported by a slight lactic character and some fruity undertones. Very minimal hop presence. The mouthfeel is a tad oily and thin. I was a little disappointed with the flat taste at the backfinish. Overall, an interesting and good milk stout from Pipeworks. (625 characters)

Photo of Agold
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jones dog is quite opaque and dark with a half inch off white head that has pretty nice retention. Not much lacing, bu an occasional spot does stick to the glass. Aroma is pretty roasty and a bit smokey. Had on tap, and there was a bit more of a cocoa sensation than in the bottle. Taste has more of that cocoa i remember. A bit of sweetness is balanced nicely by roast, smoke and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit more carbonation than I would like, but not unenjoyable. Liked this a bit more on tap when I had it ~2 weeks ago. A lot of the chocolate milk that I loved so much about it isn't in this bottle. (630 characters)

Photo of Treebs
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle served in a Founders snifter. Batch # 004 on the label.

A: Pours a dark black with a one finger khaki head forming on the pour. The head recedes to a thin film and ring. Some splotchy, soapy lace is left on the glass with some sticky residue as well.

S: Raw cocoa nib and lactose sugar are present on the nose. There is a nice light roasted flavor from the malts and backend chocolate sweetness.

T: The flavor follows the nose. Upfront is a nice roasted chocolate and raw cocoa flavor. The middle smooths out to a sweet lactose sugar flavor. The raw freshness of the cocoa nibs bounces back in the finish and combines with a chocolate milk like sweetness.

M: Medium bodied which is nice treat considering how thin and borderline watery End of Days was. Spot on carbonation and nice sweet flavors on the finish.

O: A very large improvement over End of Days. I had Hyper Dog at GI Stout Fest and like it a tad more, so I'm excited to try that out of the bottle as well. Way to bring it back guys. Excited to try Close Encounter soon. (1,050 characters)

Photo of MasterSki
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Binny's - Marcey St. Served in a Goose Island Black Friday taster pint.

A - Half-finger of light tan foam that settles to some wisps, a medium collar, and a few stray spots of lace. Very dark brown with a hint of transparency at the edges - vaguely cola-like.

S - Aroma is quite nice, with a hefty dose of cocoa nibs, roasted malts, and a vanilla flavor that I'm attributing to the lactose sugar. There's a biscuit malt flavor and perhaps a hint of coffee. Reminds me a little of Coffee Crisp. As it warms up the cocoa nibs take on a 'green' note.

T - The flavor is a tad disappointing, with a bit too much smoke and char for my liking. Roasted malts, mild bitterness, and only vague earthy cocoa nibs in the periphery. Wouldn't have guessed milk stout from the flavor.

M - Fairly dry, with a roasty and mildly chalky texture. Medium-low carbonation, lightly sticky finish. Not much in the way of alcohol presence.

D - It's a lot like Hyper Dog, but without the coffee. I like this a tiny bit less, although the cocoa nibs and lactose sugar are just as interesting aroma-wise. Still, it's a much more enjoyable beer than End of Days, and I had no problem polishing off the entire 22oz bottle over the course of an evening. (1,239 characters)

Photo of Grohnke
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour black, or very dark brown. Creamy burnt tan head erupts when poured, holds well, and then falls to a thin scattered film.

Aroma is big chocolate, mild roast, malted milk balls (you can actually smell the milky lactose dressed in chocolately sweetness).

Medium roasty malt flavor, mild coffee-like undertones, heavy sweet chocolate, with high residual sweetness. Bittersweet cacao and light hop bittered finish. Chocolate milk aftertaste.

Medium body with low carbonation. Lactose provides some additional depth to the body. Incredibly smooth, delicately creamy, and finishes moderately sticky.

Enjoyable milk stout. Intensely chocolate, yet very drinkable. Although it favored the sweeter side, the roast was prominent enough to make it very palatable. Captures the creamy milk aspect very well, as it actually made me think of chocolate milk and malted milk balls. Pipeworks is the real deal. (902 characters)

Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, batch 004, poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a murky chocolate/black color, topped with a finger of creamy tan head.

S- Roasted grain, milk chocolate and a bit of fruit, some coffee as well.

T- Sweet milk chocolate, has me me thinking Milk Duds, roasted grains with coffee and cacao, some light fruitiness, has a really delicious milk chocolate finish.

M- Medium-bodied, creamy, smooth feel.

O- A very nice milk stout, crazy drinkable, definitely give this one a try. (483 characters)

Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
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. (509 characters)

Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours blackish brown, looks black in the tulip glass. Surface foam is a creamy textured caramel color, swirling and eventually fading into a veil on the surface. Spotty lacing hangs in the glass after each sip, slowly returning into the liquid.

Aromas of dark chocolate, mild coffee, malted milk balls, dulce de leche sweetness. Light and pleasant.

Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, it has a supple creamy feel, with nice chocolate and cream flavors that linger into the aftertaste. Light banana yeast esters, vague bitterness in the background at first, aftertaste of light roastiness. Overall a tasty Milk Stout, seemingly with more body and cacao sweetness than End Of Days. (684 characters)

Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.