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Closer Encounter - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

109 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 109
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 7.32%


Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: jegross2 on 08-21-2013)
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Reviews by Florida9:
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Florida9

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Fully opaque black in color. Forms a moderate sized dark tan colored head. Reduces down to a thick ring of bubbles around the edge. Some spotty lacing.

S: Strong aroma of heavily roasted malts. Notes of dark baker's chocolate, char and some piney hops with some lighter citrus hops in the mix.

T: Taste is quite in-your-face: heavily roasted malts dominate. Char, bordering on smokey, baker's chocolate, bitter chocolate, and then some piney hops nearing the finish. Finish has a slight fusel spiciness drying it out and offering up that chalky cocoa feel.

M: This one is quite heavy and full bodied. Lower carbonation, (but it's there), creamy, and velvety on the front end. Slightly prickly and chalky on the back end. Surprisingly restrained bitterness.

O: One of my critiques of Close Encounter was that it was listed as Imp Stout, but seemed to lie more in the category of Black IPA. Closer is firmly planted in the Imp Stout category, but the balance is remarkable. This is very well made hopped-up stout. Dare I say, this beer is better than many of those other Imperial Stouts that are only released on certain days of the year.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2013 23:14:39 | More by Florida9
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Closer Encounter from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.