Hyper Dog - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by Stevedore:
4.08/5 rDev +3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4
22oz bomber, batch 80, poured into a Bell's tulip and quaffed today 4/12/2013.
Aroma: Milk chocolate, cocoa, vanilla and sweet +roasty malt. Mostly a light sweetness that makes me think of milk chocolate. Nose isn't super pungent but it's definitely there without having to work too hard to suss out the scents. (4)
Colour: Pretty typical looking stout. Pours dark brown, cola coloured even, with a 1cm white head that dissipates pretty quickly leaving nothing, not even a film or collar. There isn't much lacing that comes up as I drink this beer down. Nothing special, nothing bad, pretty average. (3)
Flavour: Nice! The milk chocolate sweetness and the vanilla flavour really comes out in the beginning. It's very pleasurable and gives way to a little bit of roast malt which IMO every stout needs to have some presence of. And at the end there's some dark chocolate, maybe coffee bitterness for a clean smooth finish. The vanilla in particular tastes great along with the milk chocolate and I just keep drinking it to get more of it- its like chasing the chocolate vanilla dragon. (4.5)
Mouthfeel: Pretty smooth, as I would expect from a milk stout. On the thinner side of medium bodied, a little bit watery with decent carbonation. The aftertaste is mostly coffee bitterness with a little bit of vanilla thrown in there, and goes away pretty quickly. Very smooth and easy to drink, almost refreshing. I was able to down an entire bomber by myself while eating dinner with my fiancée who also enjoyed a few sips of it. And I don't feel any ill effects nor did I really taste any heat. It's a smooth drinking beer for sure, but nothing super amazing in the mouthfeel department- what you get is pretty typical of milk stouts. (3)
Overall: I really enjoyed this one. Lots of chocolate, vanilla and roast malt in a lighter bodied beer. It's not thick like a port (or BCBS) but its one of these weekday, workman-like dessert beers that go perfectly after dinner. The sweetness from the milk makes for a nice balance to the bitter chocolate and coffee which comes together in a smooth, easy drinking milk stout. Another excellent offering from Pipeworks- I don't see too many breweries coming out with stuff like this on a regular basis. And that's why I'm always willing to take a plunge on a new bomber on the shelf whenever I'm in Chicago. (4)
Serving type: bottle
04-12-2013 05:36:16 | More by Stevedore
More User Reviews:
3.03/5 rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25
A- Jet black stout. medium lacing with great retention.
S- Smells off for a milk stout. I am not getting any noticeable notes; just maybe some oak.
T- I am expecting a smooth, milky stout. This is not what I am getting. I am getting too much carbonation for me to examine this as a milk stout. I am getting a watered-down tobacco taste. Weird.
M- Terrible. The carbonation ruins this milk stout. Too much carbonation goes down the throat, and there is too much on the palate for me to distinguish any proper milk stout characteristics.
O- I was disappointed with this take on a milk stout. Pipeworks has let me down with the two beers that I have had from them.
Serving type: bottle
12-23-2013 01:42:02 | More by gueuzedreg
Hyper Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.