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Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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118 Ratings
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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 10
Gots: 17 | FT: 3
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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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.01/5  rDev +4.7%
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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spycow

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

01-12-2013 01:46:20 | More by spycow
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
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...

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2012 03:43:28 | More by TMoney2591
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emerge077

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2012 23:41:55 | More by emerge077
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MasterSki

Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2012 04:12:21 | More by MasterSki
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

03-26-2014 19:34:10 | More by beernads
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.4%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-19-2012 16:56:46 | More by imperialking
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
Batch 004
A- This beer has an inky jet black body with a thick creamy tan head that slowly pops away.

S- The aroma of cocoa nibs comes through even during the pour but turns more to tootsie rolls as it opens and they start to dry out.

T- The chocolate malt and cocoa nibs blend with some roasted notes underneath that grow inky and linger in the aftertaste. There is some green hops support that takes on a spicy quality as it warms.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a slightly creamy texture that is scrubbed away by the carbonation in the finish.

O- There is a big nib character that is not my favorite when it overpowers the other malt flavors and they never seem to really come back. There is a cigar ash quality to the char in the finish but it stays pretty soft and the mellow roasted malt flavors stay hidden.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2013 20:14:31 | More by rhoadsrage
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Alieniloquium

Florida

3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
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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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -21.7%

06-15-2013 17:21:44 | More by smartassboiler
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Gagnonsux

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

10-27-2013 20:52:22 | More by Gagnonsux
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cosmicevan

New York

3.45/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

another bottle from pipeworks that i picked up the last time i was in the chi-town. enjoyed from a pipeworks snifter. batch 101

a - brew pours a greyish black with a greyish tan head. the head was massive and filled at least half the snifter...definitely looks heavily carbonated. as the massive foam dissolved, it left chunky lacing clinging to the glass and seemed to never fully leave the beer.

s - milk chocolate with light roast and a porter like char.

t - milk chocolate malt. subtle roastiness. char.

m - wow, feels like a porter. very charry and zingy carb.

o - overall, not bad, not great.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2013 03:26:19 | More by cosmicevan
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thewimperoo

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-09-2012 02:23:55 | More by thewimperoo
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DonFrap

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

01-11-2013 01:47:51 | More by DonFrap
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Sparky44

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-23-2013 19:00:06 | More by Sparky44
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CuriousMonk

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-23-2012 21:11:59 | More by CuriousMonk
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fredmugs

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-23-2014 01:43:57 | More by fredmugs
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2012 01:01:52 | More by brewcrew76
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-12-2013 04:03:58 | More by cadaugherty
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mikeburd1128

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-03-2013 19:11:39 | More by mikeburd1128
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 06:16:39 | More by WillCarrera
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-27-2012 01:24:23 | More by klipper
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kawilliams81

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 01:08:07 | More by kawilliams81
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

10-03-2013 19:07:47 | More by CTJman
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Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.