The Continental | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
"Oh. I see you let yourself in. You look much more ravishing in person. Fantastic. Can I offer you a glass of this Scotch Ale? It's brewed with walnuts. The dry, yet carmel-noted, yet roasty malt bill compliments the clean Scottish Ale yeast. Speaking of compliments, have I mentioned that you look ravishing? I have? Good. Have I mentioned that the walnuts lend a decadent nutty character? I have? Shoot. Well, those are my talking points. How was your day? Good? Good. You look ravishing. Have I mentioned that I look ravishing as well? Don't laugh." - The Pipeworks Continental

Added by koutkid41 on 03-02-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick viscose murky brown in with a thin tan fizzy head that retains nicely.

Smell is malt forward. Lots of toffee aromas forward that smell rich and creamy. There is also a sweet candy like aroma that is followed by a mellow nut aroma that best the end.

Taste is also malt forward with nutty flavors coming out much more in the taste. There is a fig like sweetness that follows midway through and the finish is some more sweet toffee like malt flavors.

Mouthfeel is thick. Light carbonation helps keep it smooth with the big stickiness from the malt.

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4.15/5  rDev +8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #342-343 printed on the label. Another new beer to me from Pipeworks, and my first encounter with one of their wee heavy / Scotch ales.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a deep dark mahogany brown; opaque in the glass with one finger of beige cream head. Some thin spotty lacing. Looks alright.

S - Smell does have a lot going on, but it's a little strange. Indistinct hoppy fruits, maple syrup, toasted brown bread, mild alcohol presence, and some nuttiness, but nothing distinctly screams "walnut" at me. Light smokiness, also.

T - Taste follows the nose - lots of roasty malt, toasted brown bread, earthy nuttiness, woodsy, some maple syrup presence, & light dark fruit presence.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, filling and full-bodied with low lying carbonation. Sticky and nutty / malty on the finish.

Overall, not my favorite outing from Pipeworks, and not my favorite example of the style. Nice enough for what it was, and the 9.00% abv is well-masked but I wouldn't want it again.

Pipeworks The Continental ---3.5/5

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4.75/5  rDev +24.7%

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2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: dark mahogany color. Completely opaque. A finger of a tannish head that added fairly quickly and leaves a small lacing.

Smell: strong sweet caramel malts. Maybe some coffee. Strong walnut.

Taste: malts come out with a toffee and caramel taste. Some malty nuttiness. Big walnut taste comes through.

Mouthfeel: fairly smooth. Good medium to full body. Good sweetness without being cloying

Overall: good wee heavy with some strong walnut taste. Solid offering from pipeworks.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Sits black in the glass but pours a dark brown color. Low carbonation, thin layer sat on the edge of the glass while drinking.

Smell: Nose is filled with toffee and chocolate. A unique almond aroma certainly makes itself known on the body. Slightly smokey with tones of oak also seem to be present on the back end. Maple syrup sweetness rounds out the aroma.

Taste: A semi sweet malt body greets the palate. Roasted, nutty almonds have a dry feeling in the body and are surprisingly potent. Sweet molasses and maple syrup lighten this brew up on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Easy drinker at 9%. Carbonation seems to fit the brew. Overall malt presence seems to be a tad thin. Nutty body provides some dryness with some sweetness finishing out the back end.

Overall: Well, Pdubs never makes a dull brew. The almonds are really uniquely present. Unfortunately, lot of the traditional Wee Heavy tones that I enjoyed in Last Kiss seem to get lost. Something worth a try if you are looking for a one of the kind brew.

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The Continental from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 47 ratings