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Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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86
very good

130 Ratings
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Ratings: 130
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 10.73%
Wants: 17
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:
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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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.

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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.

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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!

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Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 130 ratings.