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Jones Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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86
very good

123 Ratings
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.97%
Wants: 13
Gots: 16 | 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:
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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3/5  rDev -21.7%

smartassboiler, Jun 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Gagnonsux, Oct 27, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
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.

cosmicevan, Oct 04, 2013
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +4.4%

thewimperoo, Apr 09, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Sparky44, Mar 23, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

DonFrap, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of CuriousMonk
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.

CuriousMonk, Apr 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

fredmugs, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of brewcrew76
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.

brewcrew76, Aug 20, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

mikeburd1128, Aug 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

CTJman, Oct 03, 2013
Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +4.4%

cadaugherty, Apr 12, 2013
Photo of WillCarrera
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.

WillCarrera, Apr 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

klipper, Jun 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

dvmin98, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

bcm75, May 16, 2013
Photo of kawilliams81
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.

kawilliams81, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of mfnmbvp
4.38/5  rDev +14.4%
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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

BeerOps, Oct 08, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Auror, Jan 11, 2013
Photo of taez555
4/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

taez555, Dec 28, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

monitorpop, Jun 27, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Drucifer, Jun 07, 2013
Photo of Treebs
3.58/5  rDev -6.5%
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.

Treebs, Apr 16, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

vinny21bal, Dec 23, 2013
Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.