Coconut Jones Dog
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #60
Ranked #2,015
4.25 | pDev: 8.94%
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Coconut Jones DogCoconut Jones Dog
Notes: Coconut Chocolate Milk Stout.
Reviews: 28 | Ratings: 145 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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rudzud from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to JLindros for sharing this.

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice dark brown almost black with a thin mocha head that fades to leave light wisps and a thin halo.

S - Big aromas of coconut flakes, little bit of chocolate syrup, flashes of lactose. Finish is much more subtle on the coconut. Little flash of metallic as well.

T - Taste is similar to the nose with decent amount of bitter chocolate. The coconut is rather sweet and muted. Vanilla notes come across as artificial. Finish is almost syrupy cloy.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly carbonated, with an almost fizzy finish that's also syrupy.

O - Overall this was a very disappointing stout. The coconut and vanilla come across as artificial.

Serving Type: bottle

Jan 18, 2019
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jlindros from Massachusetts

3.81/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Light fizzy head fades instantly, pitch black thick beer

Nose thick chocolate, candy syrup, big marshmallow and milky lactose, prune raisin dark fruits, coconut comes in up front and disappears quickly, little roast, mild vanilla

Taste very adjunct flavoured, almost fake like, tons of fake vanilla like, big lactose milk sugar, little chocolate bitter earthy cocoa like, mild roast, coconut is muted, bitter roast as well with mild spicy hops, big sticky sweet finish more lactose and unfermentables

Mouth is med to fuller bod, light carb and weird sticky unfermentables, no alcohol presence

Overall meh, just wasn't put together well

Jan 18, 2019
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gatornation from Minnesota

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

Pours a dens black color with a tan head and lacing. First smell coconut and vanilla , roasted malts and chocolate follow. Taste was very good nice pleasant coconut with milk chocolate then add some vanilla drizzle and roasted malts. A creamy and sweet balanced stout a pleasure to sip and sip.

May 19, 2018
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maximum12 from Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I don’t know, but I’m going to assume this is the base beer to the BA Doggie beers & as such, is worthy of enormous respect. 22 oz. bottle split with my wife.

Black, quiet, unassuming. Smells like hugging a coconut with your nose, with a smattering of malt sweetness. Not bad.

Coconut Jones Dog is tastier than your average dog. It’s exquisitely balanced – coconut, bitter chocolate, malty backing, vanilla, & lactose in equal measures of 40% each. Sticky, thick, & I can’t stop drinking it. One of the few beers that I’m going to beat my wife to the bottom of the glass.

Beautiful. Excellent. And if this is indeed the base beer to the barrel aged Dog series, it’s no wonder they’re so good.

Apr 29, 2018
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MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. No bottling date information found, but the label does have a 2018 dated copyright.
Black colored body, with just the tiniest of brown edge highlights when presented to light. Long lasting dark tan creamy head. Sheets and webs of lacing.
Aroma is milk chocolate malt, coconut, vanilla, and a whiff of alcohol.
Taste is sweet with lactose, flavors of milk chocolate, natural coconut, and a little vanilla. Has sort of a vinous hint at the end of the flavor profile. No real bitterness.
Full mouth feel, creamy, with a little syrup. Very sweet on the teeth.
Presents itself as a dessert beer, with a sweet, sugary taste profile, that allows the chocolate, coconut, and vanilla to assist in the overall taste. Very filling.

Mar 20, 2018
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WunderLlama from Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into glass

Motor oil in appearance

Pencil thin brown foam cap that quickly settles

Aroma of chocolate, cocoa nibs, roasted malts, whiff of vanilla

Taste of chocolate and roasted malts

Creaminess from lactose, sweet finish

Good beer

Mar 12, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.91/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

i didnt like this one quite as much as i have enjoyed the other flavored pipeworks stouts. the coconut flavor is a little reserved, its not so sun screen lotion tasting, and i think its nice to have it more well integrated it often is, it seems more natural and less forced here, but the rest of the beer seems somewhat pedestrian, especially for these guys, who tend to make these flavored stouts as well as anyone. there is a dry cocoa element, a lighter roast malt profile but more chocolate than anything, and a general lightness for what it is that i am not sure is the best platform for the coconut. its also very sweet, lots of residual sugar from the malt and lactose, which together make this a small glass beer at the most for me. i like the chocolate flavor in here, but it could use more of an earthy nib rather than a sweet milk chocolate profile to make it a little more drinkable, and the beer seems caught in abv no mans land, where its not quite built like an imperial, but its too strong to be a multi beer drink, it lacks the confident identity of some of their others, if that makes sense. the coconut aspect is great though, and like all pipeworks beers, this is absolutely worth a try...

Apr 24, 2017
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agreenman19 from Connecticut

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - pours a mostly black brown with a deep mocha tan head. Lots of bubble action going on with the sides of the glass.

S - initial waves of iced coffee and milk chocolate. Strong, earthy coconut shavings that become clearer and clearer with each sniff.

T - coconut isn't as potent as I expected, interestingly enough. Oh it's there from beginning to end, but there is a clear stout base. Roasted malts and a definitive barrel presence. Some whiskey in there, especially on the finish. What really gets me is the raw, natural coconut flavors. Like taking a bite out of a fresh chunk of slaved-over coconut. Seriously, those things are a bitch. Birch beer on the finish.

F - milky and creamy, just what I would expect from a milk stout!

O - all around a nice milk stout. Good lactose content and monster coconut presence. Stay away if that's not your jam, but if it is... dig in.

Apr 07, 2017
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Barnoloid from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you came for chocolate, coconut and a milky lactose, sweet back end then you came to the right place. This one ticks all the boxes for a milk stout for me - addition of chocolate for a more desserty feel, with a medium body that allows the flavors to go down silkily. Coconut adds a nice semi sweet note and is fairly prominent without overwhelming. Very solid.

Mar 19, 2017
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JohnnyHopps from Indiana

4.68/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Appearance- The beer poured a thick black color with tan bubbles crowning the glass.

Smell - The nose is quite sweet with lactose sugar and coconut shining.

Taste - So much coconut. This really tastes like fresh coconut, nothing artificial here. The backbone has sweet milk chocolate with a solid lactose sugar presence. Coconut carries to the after with chocolatey notes.

Mouthfeel - If I closed my eyes, I could almost imagine a milkshake.

Overall - This is one of my favorite coconut beers.

Mar 11, 2017
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spacecake9 from Illinois

4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours black with a beautiful foamy tan head.
S - Aroma is not as strong as I'd like. What I get is roasty, a little coffee, a little chocolate.
T - Flavor is very enjoyable, somewhat sweet with vanilla and mild chocolate. Unfortunately the coconut is not very noticeable.
M - Low carbonation, soft and creamy mouth feel.
O - I really liked this beer, even without the coconut I was hoping for.

Mar 05, 2017
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GuyFawkes from Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled March 2016; drank 3/23/16 @ the Yarchives.

Poured from the bottle into a glass.

Brown/black appearance; champagne bubbles throughout.

A rough pour yielded a nice tan head; a thick curtain of lace.

Coconut, milk chocolate & faint booze heat notes in the nose.

Creamy medium thick mouthfeel.

Coconut & milk chocolate flavors up front; faint whiskey heat on the finish. An enjoyable sweet stout; not super complex & a touch hot, but good for what it is.

Jan 11, 2017
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Zoomslowik from Illinois

3.41/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- Dark with a thin tan head that fades. Fizzy.

S- Chocolate and coconut. A little booze heat and vanilla.

T- Doesn't come together quite right for me. Chocolate and a little coconut, but also something a bit off, like a manufactured chemical flavor.

F- Not a fan. Thin and too much carbonation for my taste.

O- Sounded better than the result. I almost wonder if it was a bad bottle, but I have no reason to believe that.

Aug 02, 2016
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stortore from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Bottled 3/18/16, had 4/14/16.

Pours dark brown, mostly opaque, with a small head and some foamy cling. Fizzy looking. Smell is chocolate, malt, some coffee, vanilla, some coconut, molasses, cocoa. The taste also leads with the malt, more vanilla than the nose, chocolate, coconut- especially on the finish, cocoa, some coffee. Smooth, creamy, full bodied for the style, well carbonated.

Bummed. I'm a huge Pipeworks fan and I'm reading all the other reviews that had tons of coconut, and I didn't pick that up. It's an excellent and enjoyable beer anyway, go read the other reviews...

Jul 01, 2016
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pkalix from California

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

yes, coconut and carmel smell.... coconut flavors that arent overly sweet or artificial. creamy head fizzles into nothingness. slightly sticky, still sweet. great label.

May 21, 2016
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sposter4 from Pennsylvania

4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz poured into a sam adams pint glass. Pours black with two inch head that dies down but hangs around. Smell of coconut and carmel. Taste is coconut forward with a smooth chocolate back end. Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Great beer for a hot day in the sun.

Apr 20, 2016
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larryarms847 from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark brown and sits nearly black in the glass with a quarter finger of pillowy brown foam that dissipates quickly.

Huge aroma of toasted coconut, milk chocolate, vanilla, fudge, and roasted malt.

Very sweet milk chocolate and fudge with tons of coconut and vanilla flavors with a nice gentle roasty character.

Heavy-bodied, low carbonation, sweet, sticky, a tad thin for my taste.

Overall, another work of art from Pipeworks. Sweet but not cloying with huge coconut aroma and flavor and smooth as silk.

Apr 17, 2016
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RickBelgique from Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

22 oz. bottle. It has a dark rich, chocolatey/coffeish color to it. As I brought the glass up to my mouth, I immediately picked up a delicious coconut aroma, followed by deep chocolate notes, along with a mild tropical scent. I was hooked at the first sip. The taste was almost the exact same as the aroma. The coconut is the first thing I tasted, then the dark chocolate. The chocolate taste lingers in the mouth for quite some time, making want more! It tastes like somebody puréed a high-end Mounds bar (better coconut, less sugar), added a dash of hops, and poured it into the bottle. Delicious!

Apr 09, 2016
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BSiegs from Illinois

4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black pour with two fingers of light brown head. It dissipates and doesn't leave much lacing. Aroma is exactly what you expect: chocolate and coconut. And more chocolate and coconut. Very slight roasty/smoky quality. On taste, the chocolate is most prominent, with plenty of coconut too. Sweet, but balanced nicely with roasty malts. A medium full body with low-moderate carbonation. Slightly sweet, slightly boozy finish. Overall, an excellent beer, particularly if you are a coconut fan.

Apr 09, 2016
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darktronica from Indiana

4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

For fans of chocolate and coconut combos, this will be a must-try; it tastes great, and it is not subtle about its intentions. I've only had Hyper Dog for comparison, not the regular Jones Dog, but this has a bit more lacto yogurt on the nose. The chocolate is more fudge brownie than Mounds bar. I'm curious about the natural flavors listed on the ingredients, however, as there is something that tastes a bit synthetic. It lends a hint of fruitiness to the finish--blueberry, perhaps. I find it mostly complementary but a bit distracting. Still, though, this is an aggressively flavorful beer that hits the mark.

Apr 05, 2016
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mfnmbvp from Illinois

4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, no bottled on date or Batch # present, but this was just released so I know it is as fresh as can be. 'Chocolate coconut milk stout'.

Poured into a Big Eddy snifter glass.

A - Dark chocolate black body: opaque in the glass. Less than a finger of chocolate mocha head. Looks beautiful per the style.

S - Huge aromas of coconut: very authentic and dominant. Amazing. Coconut flesh, coconut water, and earthy coconut husk are all very distinct and apparent. Beautiful coconut aromas bring tropical images to mind. Amazing.

T - Taste is ridiculously delicious sticky chocolate / fudge, vanilla, cream, and of course authentic coconut. Very sticky, sweet, & fudgey. If I didn't know better, I might almost think that this was barrel aged. Absolutely delicious.

M - Feel i smooth, sticky, sugary, fudgey. Full-bodied, with good carbonation, and a beautiful coconut finish.

Overall, hands down ridiculously damn delicious. On par with some of the more elusive / barrel-aged beers I have had, and hands down the best coconut flavor I have ever tasted in a beer. Ever. Highly recommended.

Pipeworks Coconut Jones Dog -----4.5/5

Apr 02, 2016
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ernieb from Illinois

4.58/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

If you love coconut, this is the beer. So many flavored beers leave you saying "There's x in this?" (because it's barely present), or leaves you barely able to finish the beer because the flavor domination detracts from the beer. Coconut Jones Dog provides a rare example where the added flavor is noticeable and present, but doesn't overpower an excellent stout; it just enhances it. I'm sure it will be somewhat polarizing, as many people are not coconut fans, but this is one of the best stouts I have had. If it was a bit thicker, it would be up there among the top of the top tier stouts. It doesn't have the thickness, richness, or complexity of Proprietor's, but in it's relative simplicity, it is nearly perfectly executed.

Apr 01, 2016
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mschrei from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Super chocolate bomb. Other than the light chocolatey looking foam, not much in the way visually. Strong chocolate and coconut scents that are even stronger flavor wise. Sweet and roasty with a light oily feel. Damn tasty.

Mar 31, 2016
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4DAloveofSTOUT from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Draft pour @ Olympic tavern. Black body with thin cap. Vanilla, lots of coconut, chocolate in nose and taste. The coconut smells and tastes authentic. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Very nice stout which is well crafted from pipeworks and this is not over the top "suntan lotion" coconut flavor.

Mar 29, 2016
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themaj from Illinois

4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Big coconut smell and taste. Some chocolate in the back ground but coconut all the way. Not complaining. I know this is a stout not a porter and I may be a Homer but I love last snow. This blows it out of the water. Very surprised considering I can't stand most of pipeworks stouts that are not barrel aged.

Mar 27, 2016
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