What Lurks In The Dark | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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What Lurks In The DarkWhat Lurks In The Dark
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by ahbithwabm on 11-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
13
Avg:
3.78
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
8
For Trade:
2
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Reviews by TMoney2591:
Photo of TMoney2591
3.78/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served in a shaker pint glass.

Who knows what darkness lurks in the hearts of beer drinkers? Anyway, this stuff pours a dark midnight sienna topped by a finger of wan sandstone foam. The nose comprises roasted malts, dark chocolate powder, light coffee, and a hint of treacle. The taste brings in more of the same, along with a touch of toasted oats. The body is a hefty-leaning medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a somewhat thick-ish feel. Overall, a pretty solid stout, nothing to write home about, but I could see drinking this again.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of Vonerichs
3.65/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Inky black color. The head is late-developing and produces a fizzy surface coating for seconds then disappears, leaving behind a handful of large bubbles.

Light aromas of cocoa, roasted malt, and cardboard.

The taste is a little deeper with cocoa, roast, grape soda, and anise. It's has a light tartness about it.

Mouthfeel is thin with low carbonation, borderline flat.

It's the first time I've felt disappointed by a Pipeworks beer. Given their track record, they've earned a mulligan.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Batch #238 242 243 printed on the back label. Another stout from the masters at Pipeworks; expectations are moderately high based on this knowledge.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass.

A - Aggressive pour conjures about a finger of creamy tan head that goes down to a ring rather quickly. Pours a dark cola brown; opaque black in the glass. Just the faintest bit of spotty lacing, but none of it really sticks. Still, looks good to me.

S - Aroma is of roasted oatmeal, black coffee, and a tart cherry / strawberry cream sort of presence. Not a terribly powerful aroma, but it hits it's mark.

T - Dark and roasty with just the right amount of dark fruity tartness. Chocolate / cocoa, coffee, oatmeal, some malt roast, and some tart cherry juice and creamy strawberry.

M - Feel is fairly smooth and creamy, with some residual cherry tartness / stickiness lingering on the palate.

Overall, another wonderful stout from Pipeworks; I think I tend to enjoy their stouts the best. While it clearly isn't the greatest stout they've ever brewed, it is certainly well worthwhile, and a worthy addition to the Pipeworks family. I would definitely have it again.

Pipeworks What Lurks In The Dark ---4/5.

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Photo of rlee1390
3.85/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A-Clearish brown when pouring, two finger brown head that doesn't last long.

S-Roasted malt, chocolate, some oats, coffee isn't really there.

T-Starts with roasted malt, tad bit of chocolate and oats. that is about it. Not much else.

M-Medium in body, slightly watery, not much carbonation. Some alcohol heat.

O-Not sure that this beer needed to be over 10%, Pipeworks makes some amazing beers but this one is only ok. But glad I was able to try it, always love Pipeworks stuff.

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +19%

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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What Lurks In The Dark from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.78 out of 5 based on 80 ratings.
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