Coffee End of Days
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,925
Ranked #25,261
3.84 | pDev: 5.73%
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
Notes: Imperial Milk Stout brewed with chili peppers, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate and Dark Matter Coffee
Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 1/19/18.

Pours a dark brown, opaque and thick looking, with a half inch head and some spotty lacing. Aromas of coffee, malt, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, some chilies. The taste brings the chilies to the front, then coffee, malt, chocolate, some vanilla, light cinnamon. Smooth, creamy, a solid full body, well carbonated.

The coffee is a great addition, but the cinnamon suffers in this variant. The chilies are more prominent than I remember in the base beer. Certainly worth a purchase.

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stortore from Illinois, Mar 30, 2018
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap. Tan head. Black color.

Roasted malts and cocoa/chocolate. Some vanilla and faint peppers. Coffee covers up most of the other flavors except the cocoa. Medium to full bodied. Smooth.

Solid, but I want more peppers.

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mothman from Minnesota, Feb 25, 2018
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4.03/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep black pour, one finger of rich mocha foam. Leaves a ring around the glass but little/no lacing. The aroma is chocolate and vanilla leading the way. Cinnamon, peppery spice, and a roastiness also come through. The coffee is roast and nutty, but fairly mild in the aroma. The taste follows the aroma and the spice for the peppers is moderate. The coffee is again pretty subdued for a Pipeworks coffee beer. Body is medium full, low moderate carbonation, and a nice dry finish with a lingering heat. Very nice brew.

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BSiegs from Illinois, Feb 24, 2018
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3.66/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle, undated, but known to be fresh at purchase, poured into a Pipeworks snifter glass.

The beer pours a deep jet black color, light cola brown hues with a foamy khaki head, that has excellent retention and yields a few swatches of soapy lace. The aroma is pleasant, strong chocolate, light chili spice and roasted coffee that brings out some rich grains and plays well with the chocolate with just a hint of cinnamon and stone fruits. The flavors are good, plenty of chocolate, nice and rich with a stronger vanilla and cinnamon presence with a strong chili heat that creeps up at the finish, a hint of stone fruits come out as the beer warms, but flavorwise, the coffee is almost non existent. The mouthfeel is great, thick full body, super smooth, silky and with a dry and spicy finish.

Verdict: A solid adjunct stout from Pipeworks. The coffee is an afterthought here which is a disappointment considering this is the coffee variant, but still, a good beer that checks a lot of boxes.

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kevanb from Illinois, Jan 31, 2018
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4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Now with coffee. The nose is a bit off a complex muddled dance where every thing is playing as loud as everything else.
Fair to decent amount of heat from the peppers which follows the race from coffee to vanilla to cacao nibs in opening onto the back of the palate, and which also occasionally chimes through the nose in the aromatics. Nice prickly sort of carbonation brings all of the flavors into the mouth.

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Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 26 ratings