One Glove, One Oven Mitt | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with Sorachi Ace hops, vanilla beans and fermented on oak spirals.

This beer was brewed to pay tribute to all of the trials and tribulations that winter threw at us, Chicagoans. The legend has it that PW brewer who shall not be named (Scott (not that he shall not be named Scott, that is his name. His name is Scott)) lost one of his gloves. As an all-season bike rider, this would not do, so for one week, PW brewer who shall remain anonymous(ish), replaced the missing glove with an oven-mitt. Sometimes odd combinations just have to work, and oddly, they work better than you'd ever guess.

Added by Jaycase on 02-16-2015

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#9,299
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
43
pDev:
6.22%
 
 
Wants:
1
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6
Trade:
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3.31/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.81/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cd34
4.09/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Greywulfken
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black brew produced next-to-nothing by way of a head... Brewed with Sorachi Ace hops and vanilla beans, and fermented on oak spirals... Rich, roasty, and malty, but with a cutting edge of hops and the drying tannins of oak... The dark malts produce ample suggestions of bittersweet roastiness and char, all enmeshed in a thick body that expresses the cold, black espresso, molasses, and cocoa you'd expect... But the hops cleave through that with impressions of lemon, lime, cedar, dill, and a generally herbal/earthy aspect... The oak brings things to a close with a nice drying - and at no point is this beer too sweet - leans more toward the bitter, dry, roasted malt end of the imperial stout spectrum... The vanilla is fairly subtle, and most notable toward the finish, almost like just before the beer starts to dry out on your palate, you get a sweet kiss of vanilla bean sweetness... I enjoyed the roasty, herbal, hoppy char - and the mild sweetness - plus I'm a fan of a big body in an imperial stout, and I thought this felt pretty spot-on for my tastes; but I can see a couple of points on which this could be a hit or miss beer for some folks...

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3.73/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"This beer was brewed to pay tribute to all of the trials and tribulations that winter threw at us, Chicagoans." Little did they know this would still be true in mid-April. This one, despite the presence of the vanilla, is very bitter and oaky. Nothing wrong with that, in fact it feels like something that would keep me warm in winter. Both smell and taste are predominately woody and malty, with hints of some of those sorachi ace hops in a fun way. Do I need to have again? Like winter in April, not really.

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4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pipeworks Brewing Company "One Glove, One Oven Mitt"
1 Pint, 6 FL. OZ. brown glass bottle without production codes or freshness dating
$9.99 @ Roger Wilco, Pennsauken, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Well this sounds good: Imperial stout with Sorachi Ace, vanilla, and oak spirals. Let's see how it is. Wow, it's black, like oil. Yeah, completely opaque when held to the light. Short head of very dark tan. Wow, I get the oak in the nose too. I wasn't really expecting that. Some, but not this much. Beyond that I get dark chocolate and roastiness. I thought I smelled some coconut in there as well, I sometimes get that in strong dark beers. Moving on... the flavor is not as intense as I thought it would be given the color. Nor does it have the body I thought it would, it's medium bodied but with a dextrinous side. I thought it would be quite heavy. Not so. Which is good, this is very drinkable. But back to the flavor, while not as intense as I thought it would be it's still very flavorful. The oak comes through, as well as some other woodiness and herbal character that I can only assume is from the Sorachi Ace. I initially thought of dill, although I usually find cedar with Sorachi Ace. And lemon, which cuts through the chocolatey malt, which, by the way, is not as dark or rich as I thought it would be, and with that said, neither is the roastiness. It's actually very refined. I'm not really finding the vanilla though, just a hint here and there, but that's fine, it's in there doing it's job somewhere. I'm really impressed at how kind of light and airy this is given that it's a 9.5% Imperial stout. I guess the moderate carbonation and lighter body help with that, but the malts are also not as intense as they could be either, and that seems to be the reals secret. I'm not sure how they do that, but it's awesome. And I also see what they were getting at with the name of the beer and the idea that you just make due with what you've got, which I assume were the Sorachi Ace hops. They work though, it makes it a very unique and interesting beer. And then there's the oak that just finishes everything up in the end. Without really going into it too deeply I think the flavor changes go something like this: oak and chocolate thinned with lemon cream - perhaps that's the vanilla? - cocoa, a hint of roastiness, more sharper lemon, some herbs (dill, cilantro?), and then residual dark cocoa powder, roast, more lemon cream, bitterness, and then drying oak. It doesn't come across as complex when you're drinking it, but there really is a lot going on. Late bitterness. Interesting. I could get used to this. Odd, but very nice. And very nicely done. To pull all of this together without becoming heavy handed in any part of it is pretty impressive. Or was it just completely accidental? (laughs) Probably! Still, it's a great, unusual beer. So what did I miss? Did I cover the moderate carbonation? That leaves it quite smooth and works well with the more limited body. Ahh, I just got some lemon in the aroma. Oh! I forgot the head retention and lacing. Neither were very good. The head dropped quickly and then there was very little lacing left. All I have right now is a splash and a few spots left. OK, I've gone on long enough. You get the idea. Worth trying in my opinion just for the unusual quality it has, but also because it really works in the end.
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Photo of Sparky44
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.14/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LarrysDeerGut
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drstalker
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
3.77/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AngEo
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OldRickSputin
4.42/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of twelveone
3.96/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kubrickx
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickyPogs
3.29/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

This one did not really do it for me and that's because of the Sorachi Ace hops. I didn't think that hop flavor melded with the rest of the flavors of this beer. I don't mind hoppy stouts and think Closer Encounter is great but this one was just off to me.

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Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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One Glove, One Oven Mitt from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 43 ratings