What Lurks In The Dark
Pipeworks Brewing Company

What Lurks In The DarkWhat Lurks In The Dark
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Stout - Oatmeal
3.81 | pDev: 9.45%
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
What Lurks In The DarkWhat Lurks In The Dark
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Reviews by mhksuccess:
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mhksuccess from California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Jan 16, 2014
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TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Jul 08, 2014
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jabo134 from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Nov 30, 2013
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thinwhiteduke from Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

Jan 23, 2014
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nathanmiller from New York

4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oct 02, 2015
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ccozzi from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Nov 30, 2013
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ystazi from Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

Nov 09, 2013
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thisisforever from Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Dec 15, 2013
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rlee1390 from Indiana

3.85/5  rDev +1%
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.

May 12, 2014
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.35/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this one at jmgrub's tasting.

Batch # 238 242 243.

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a foamy khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and fruit flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is an above average beer that is interesting but the fruity presence comes across somewhat weird.

Jan 06, 2014
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mychalg9 from Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Bought a bomber because I've heard good things about this one...

Nothing about this beer is great, or even good. Pour was flat...virtually no head despite a hard pour. Smells slightly sour. Tastes like blueberries for some reason, was that intentional? Mouthfeel is thin. Pipeworks is very hit or miss for me lately. I still give them the benefit of the doubt but my confidence in buying a random beer from them is waning fast.

Dec 14, 2013
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warnerry from Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Dec 12, 2013
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kjkinsey from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Nov 21, 2013
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sgoro from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Nov 10, 2013
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RWNay from Illinois

3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dec 24, 2015
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WillCarrera from Ohio

4/5  rDev +5%

Nov 13, 2013
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XmnwildX12 from Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Jan 05, 2014
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bschinelli from Illinois

3.6/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A - Very little head on the pour, dropping quickly into a mocha ring around the glass. It's a really dark, opaque black. The color was what I liked best.

S - I picked up some oats, coffee and malt, but it's really faint. I thought the aroma was the weakest of any of the Pipeworks stouts.

T - Roasted malt, faint dark chocolate, a little cherry.

M - I get the effervescence on the tongue, nice coffee like body. A lot of residual bitterness on the back of the throat.

O - Pretty good beer, I'd drink it again. Could use more in the aroma, though.

Dec 31, 2013
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Texasfan549 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Nov 21, 2013
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MNPikey from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

Feb 06, 2014
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GuttaMane138 from Florida

4/5  rDev +5%

Mar 11, 2014
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cestlavie from New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Mar 05, 2014
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Casedogg43 from Indiana

4/5  rDev +5%

Jan 13, 2014
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johunnic from Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

Dec 10, 2013
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MarkyMOD from Colorado

4/5  rDev +5%

Oct 16, 2014
What Lurks In The Dark from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86 out of 100 with 80 ratings