Last Kiss - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 7.77%
Wants: 25
Gots: 19 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: TotallyHosed on 11-09-2012)
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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of emerge077
4.4/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours placidly into a tulip glass, a finger or so of foam rises and falls quickly, leaving behind a scant amount of random spotty lacing. Dark and murky mahoghany brown, a patchy veil of skim parts across the surface.

Rich caramel and english toffee aromas, dry roast, brown sugar, subtly blended and wafting slowly off the glass as it warms.

Tastes like tiramisu, straight up. Pretty impressive. Hints of roasty malt, espresso roast, fried plantains in caramel sauce, and a very light trace of peat. Smooth and full bodied with a mellow feel, lightly carbonated. Treacly molasses, sticky on the lips, a warming hint of alcohol, but well integrated. Some light residual bitterness in the aftertaste. Reminds me a little of another favorite Scotch Ale, Kuhnhenn A Few Schillings Too Many.

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass.

Man, there's a lot of really bad music out there, apparently. Thanks a load, VDubb... Anyway, this is about beer, and this one pours a brackish black-brown topped by a finger of wan tan foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, maple syrup, and light vanilla. The taste brings in more of the same, with even more vanilla, this time in full bean form. Maltiness reigns supreme here, sugarlumps! The body is a lithe medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a very nice brew, something any malthead would likely drool over.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of MasterSki
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled shared by Jason. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Tan foam settles to a thin collar, wisps, and tiny specks of lace. Dark brown body with a hint of transparency at the edges of the glass.

S - The aroma is a touch strange. While the expected notes of treacle, bread, brown sugar, and caramel were present there was an odd corn tortilla aroma that muddles things up. There's also a hint of alcohol, but it's not inappropriate for the style.

T - The taste is an improvement, with more sweetness and less flatbread. Burnt sugars, caramel, toffee, a touch of chocolate. There's almost no smoke or peat, which isn't entirely unwelcome but is a bit unexpected in comparison to other American-made Scotch Ales.

M - Medium body, with a smooth, slightly chewy, texture. Light stickiness in the finish, and only mild alcohol warming. Surprisingly easy to drink for a Scotch Ale.

D - The aroma is a bit odd, but otherwise this is pretty solid beer. The lack of smoke and peat has this verging into barleywine territory, but that's not a negative in my book. I'll revisit in a few weeks to see if the corn tortilla flavor has dissipated as I think there's a really good beer waiting to come out.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of rhoadsrage
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)
Batch 47
A- Pours a dense walnut brown body with a thin tan head that soon fades to a thick ring and has a gentle carbonation pushing through the murky body.

S- The full deep brown malt aroma leans only a fraction toward the sweet side with some nice molasses notes and dark nougat hints blended in.

T- The dark taste of rich brown malt has some molasses notes but not metallic or iodine and a nougat note in the finish and some vinous pot caramel character that isn't tannic. There is a gentle black bitterness that hints in the after taste.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with a thick texture in the finish and no real alcohol heat.

D- The delicious big malt flavor has some nice caramel notes without being sweet but it is a bit one dimensional to drink several glasses of.

Photo of Kelp
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky brown, but not quite pond water. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Buttery scotch ale aroma with caramel and molasses. Spicy, though. CInnamon, I think.

Taste - Again, scotch ale buttery caramel. Very intense molasses. Deep molasses. Even bitter. Very spicy in the finish, which seems a touch out of place.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Spicy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Tasty combination of flavors. Took me a while to get used to the spices.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of tectactoe
3.83/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #47, shared at a tasting (thanks to whomever brought this one along). Pours a deep brown with some light ruby highlights, a dark-beige, nearly tan head forms and settles to a thin skin atop the brew for at least half of the pour. Aroma is packed with deep, sweet, dark fruits; apple skins, red grapes, plums - almost as much on a bitter "rind and pith" side as it was on the sweet and candied side. Some light spice on the nose, although it's a bit too faint for me to start calling out actual spice names. Something's definitely in there, though.

The taste is full of a blast of sugar-coated plums and more red grapes. Nice sweetness and a smooth maltiness with a bit of toasted caramel and toffee. That damn spiciness is back again and still ambigious to me as to what exactly it may be, but it certain provides a different flavor. Halfway though, I start tasting a sweet and sugary flavor, very similar to "sugar in the raw" (that brown, granulated stuff). Lots of dry, dark malts everywhere. Some light booziness throughout, with a very faint hint of smoky flavors, most noticeable near the tail end. Finish is sweet apple skins and plums. Medium body with average carbonation.

Decent wee heavy, lots of flavors althought the sweetness was a touch unbalanced. Still pretty drinkable and overall easy-going for a 9.5%-er.

Photo of barnzy78
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber shared with a friend, pours dark brown with a thin, tan head that fades to a foam atop the ale. Aromas are plenty of molasses and very malty with peat, earth, caramel, kind of woodsy. Tastes are again, plenty of molasses, cream, peat, earthy, smoky. Mouth-feel is full bodied; super creamy and smooth with just enough carbonation. Overall, a nice Scotch ale that teeters on being too heavy on the molasses, but everything is just held in check with a nice balance of flavors. This was my first experience with Pipeworks, and I have to say that I'm impressed.

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Florida9
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very dark brown, not quite black. Still slightly translucent. Forms a very small, light tan head doesn't stick around for very long. No lacing. Aroma is very malty: dark caramel, molasses, and raisin. Taste is similar, but not quite. Mild caramel
Sweetness, molasses, and then there is a rather metallic fenugreek flavor that dominates. Overpowers really. Finish is rather thin. Body is medium light, lower carbonation, very mild syrup quality. Eh, not a bad beer, but not a great one either. The fenugreek really throughs this off for me.

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Last Kiss from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.