Over The Line
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Over The LineOver The Line
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #74
ABV:
13%
Score:
92
Ranked #2,654
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 11.93%
Reviews:
21
Ratings:
160
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Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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Wants
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Gots
  42
SCORE
92
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Over The LineOver The Line
Notes: Our "Hey, Careful Man, There’s a Beverage Here" White Russian Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill Bourbon Barrels.
Reviews: 21 | Ratings: 160
Reviews by BrentSeifts:
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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Photo of vic21234
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Batch 299-300.

A- Pours on the lighter side for an RIS, a dark reddish brown color with a small amount of khaki colored head.

S- I really don't smell much aside from the bourbon on the nose, maybe some dark fruit aromas but that's it.

T- Very interesting, as it drinks lighter than your average RIS but definitely packs a punch still. Dark fruits with notes of vanilla. Aside from that, lots of bourbon on the taste.

M- Medium bodied, low carbonation, drinks very hot.

This is a great beer, would probably benefit from a few months to let the bourbon settle down and the other flavors shine through though.

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Photo of Florida9
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A darker shade of brown in color, but the beer is far more translucent than any other RIS, giving this beer an oddly clear(ish) appearance. Forms a very small surface coating-like head that fades quickly leaving a flat appearing brown liquid. No lacing. Aroma is quite pleasant: creamy smooth, vanilla frosting, bourbon, oak, and sweet caramel. Smells like banana foster in a glass. The taste is equally as pleasant. Starts off with a moderate sweetness. Caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, bourbon, and bread pudding. Damn this tastes like dessert in a glass. Smooth mouthfeel, but very thin.
Overall, quite good. Far better than the base beer, though I can say this one resembles a white russian even less than the original (which isn't a bad thing).

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Photo of sahd-1
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SeanBond
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of PatB1987
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of blue-dream
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%

Photo of pagesofphotographs
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of alexm1309
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Moses_Malone
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ralerwen
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jscheuf
4.65/5  rDev +11%

Photo of 22Blue
3.84/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigern1121
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of 77apm
3.63/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Peter1977
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of thereal_adam
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of PassMeAZima
3/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.24/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Big barrel/vanilla nose after 6 months down in the basement. Very creamy if just a bit thin. Spirit, toffee & vanilla up front, sweet on the finish as well. Double digit ABV was hidden pretty well considering. Solid offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of badmotorgrunge
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of TboneRN
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Over The Line from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 160 ratings