Close Encounter - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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2.73/5 rDev -30.5%
A bomber given by a generous IL guy at Darkness Day eve. Batch 127.
A-Poured into a snifter, a thin finger of mocha head that laces the glass as it breaks down. Black as night.
S-Umm, very nice. I get a hint of grassy, earthy, slightly fruity hops with a very chocolatey malt quality. Other notes of rich roasted barley definite as well.
T-Unfortunately the taste doesn't hold up to the aroma. The rich dark malt overtakes everything in the taste. The hops add another level of bitterness beyond the burnt malt notes. Finishes a bit boozy. Kind of a mess.
M-A bit light in the body department. High carbonation.
O-Kind of a hot mess. Nice aroma, could use a better body and less bitter/astringent bite. A rough drink for 22 oz.
02-01-2014 02:54:19 | More by deebo
3.2/5 rDev -18.6%
Reviewed from notes. Poured this 22 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass. No batch # present. The body was potting soil black and had a head that was creamy & tan.
The smell was spicy. Root-beer like?
The taste was of bitter chocolate. There was minimal sweetness but there was a prickly alcohol burn.
The mouthfeel was medium bodied with a fine carbonation. Not my favorite Pipeworks beer but enjoyable.
12-13-2013 15:30:55 | More by Cresant
Close Encounter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 183 ratings.