Hey, Careful Man, There's A Beverage Here! | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Hey, Careful Man, There's A Beverage Here!Hey, Careful Man, There's A Beverage Here!
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Let me explain something to you. Um, I am not Mr. Regular Stout. You're Mr. Regular Stout. I'm the Dude. So that's what you call me. You know, that or, uh, White Stout, or uh, Milk Stout, or El White Russian Imperial Stouterino if you're not into the whole brevity thing." We aged this White Russian inspired white stout with cacao nibs, vanilla bean and cold pressed ipsento coffee. The beverage at the end of this process is beer that could turn anyone concerned with style categories into a nihilist. It is amber in color but has aromas and flavors of coffee, chocolate, vanilla, caramel and sweet malt. Delicious now or to cellar until Walter agrees to roll on shabbas (and that will be a while).

Added by Norseman on 10-29-2013

BEER STATS
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
291
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
10.59%
 
 
Wants:
57
Gots:
57
For Trade:
4
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Reviews: 31 | Ratings: 291
Reviews by Florida9:
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3.4/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

[Insert obligatory Big Labowski reference here]

A: Well we're certainly starting off a bit differently here...Color is chestnut brown. Clear. Forms a smallish head that doesn't bother sticking around for long. Poor retention. No lacing. Appears flat.

S: Aroma is fairly pleasant. Moderately sweetness. Vanilla, caramel, milk chocolate and toffee. Turns alcoholic as it warms.

T: Taste is different as well. Again, there is a moderate sweetness. Somewhat nutty, with caramel-candy-like notes. Chocolate, vanilla, and some very light (almost nonexistent) coffee notes. Gets a bit more alcoholic as it warms.

M: Full bodied and incredibly smooth. Lower carbonation levels - practically flat. Very little bitterness.

O: Well if the bottle didn't explicitly say it, I'd say this beer doesn't know what it's trying to be. I have a hard time comprehending it as a milk stout and even harder time trying to comprehend it as anything approaching a White Russian. It's not that it's a bad beer, but I just don't feel like they've replicated, mimicked, or given tribute to the White Russian and I can say I wasn't overly impressed.

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Photo of darktronica
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I have no idea what's going on here, but I mostly want to commend whoever submitted the picture, for taking it on what appears to be a rug; it really ties the photo together.

Pours an amber color, odd even for a white or blonde stout; presumably, this is the influence of the coffee and cacao on the base white stout. The aroma is of vanilla, butterscotch, toffee, and creamy custard, with some boozy heat that never shows up in the mouth--that is an interesting trick. Once you take a sip, the beer is utterly smooth and creamy, more of a tongue-coater than expected from its consistency and modest legs.

The flavors are reminiscent of a White Russian, if you know the beer's intent. If tasted blind, I'm not sure I would get there. That said, it's a cool experiment and would still be enjoyable without the theme.

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Photo of warnerry
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of 77apm
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of Guinnsslvr
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Mugenlude
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of thaghost
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of gibgink
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnyb
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of acurtis
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatrickG
3.89/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I'm at a bit of a disadvantage here because I've never had an actual White Russian, but apparently this is what one tastes like. The color is a light, translucent brown. The coffee smell is prevalent. The coffee and cocoa nibs come through strong in the taste, the vanilla is more subtle. It feels pretty thin for a stout but then again, they're going for something a little different here. I wasn't into this one at first but my mind changed pretty quickly. A job well done from one of Chicago's most interesting breweries.

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Photo of Indytruks138
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Diggy
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of rossracing
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tdm168
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of haruspexvic
4.01/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of schmidtmattsays
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Damian74Shensky
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.71/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vonerichs
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cream soda colored body. Hazy. Not much head and what does exist is clumpy and looks like pond scum.

Nice smells of cream and coffee, chocolate mousse, root beer. Sweet aromas.

The taste is vanilla, fresh cut wood, white chocolate, and a strange musky cologne finish.

Mouthfeel is thin, decent carbonation.

Quite a perplexing beer to review. Nothing is conventional for the style but makes sense with what they're going for. The components are lackluster individually but a fun beer as a whole. This dude abides.

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Photo of NSXAG
4.75/5  rDev +22.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

As good as the movie!!

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Photo of larryarms847
3.54/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark rust orange-yellow with a thick and frothy finger of off-white foam.

Vanilla, cocoa, roasted coffee, and cream.

Heavy combination of vanilla and cacao, sweet lactose/cream, and some slight roasted coffee bitterness.

Medium-bodied, light-medium carbonation, soft, sweet, silky smooth.

I love white Russians and this certainly does not stand up to the name, but is definitely unique and very smooth.

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Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

Photo of Denzo
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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