Imperial Coconut Jones Dog
Pipeworks Brewing Company

Imperial Coconut Jones DogImperial Coconut Jones Dog
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
Ranked #414
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
88
Ranked #19,114
Avg:
3.98 | pDev: 7.79%
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
17
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Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Imperial Coconut Jones DogImperial Coconut Jones Dog
Notes: Imperial Milk Stout with vanilla, cacao nibs, lactose, and toasted coconut.
Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 17 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by RollDamnTide:
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4.1/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Photo of cryptichead
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bartleby91
4.18/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This is yet another really solid beer from pdubs. Big and sticky sweet with a nice mix of flavors from the adjuncts and the base beer. I am yet to have a bad beer from pipeworks and I have had my fair share. Notes of chocolate, coconut, vanilla, dark roast and malty sweetness.

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Photo of GuyFawkes
3.34/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Canned 7/30/19; drank 9/15/19 @ the Yarchives. Black appearance.

A rough pour yielded a small, noisy dark tan head which quickly dissipated; almost no lace.

Booze heat, mild coconut & faint milk chocolate notes in the nose.

Thick, sticky mouthfeel.

Cream & booze heat flavors up front; fresh earth, mild coconut & faint milk chocolate notes on the finish.

Boozy & harsh for the style; can't say I loved this one.

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Photo of barnzy78
3.93/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

16oz can, date stamped 7/30/19. Near black body with a thin tan head. Aroma is somewhat muted but coconut and cocoa come through a bit. Bolder sweeter flavors of dark chocolate, cacao nib, coconut, lactose, vanilla, caramel, and booze. Velvety smooth body, thick and creamy, ample carbonation, booze is warming but not hot, sweet through the finish. Good beer as expected!

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Photo of krl2112
4.21/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Knapp85
3.91/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stofko1992
3.67/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.75/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheEpeeist
4.23/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of t2grogan
4.25/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of justintcoons
3.95/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16 oz can poured into a snifter.

Appearance
Pitch black with no light penetration. Dark brown head fizzles out immediately.

Nose
Chocolate syrup, dark chocolate, caramel, coconut, and coffee.

Taste
Chocolate syrup, melted dark chocolate, and caramel. Molasses and dates. Light espresso and coconut.

Mouthfeel
Full bodied, oily, sticky, silky, and sweet.

Overall
Chocolaty, syrupy, and sweet. Not necessarily worth the $12/can.

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Photo of MeIquiades
3.29/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.65/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can dates July 30 poured into a Bcbs snifter. Highly carbonated for a milk stout, effervescent sounds throughout, light lacing. As it warms, I catch much of the vanilla, virtually no coconut and slight cacao.

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Photo of stanale
4.01/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of maximum12
4.3/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Picked up this 16 oz. can during a ribald weekend in late September Chicago, my only complaint being that there was not enough time, money, & energy to pick up all the great beer we saw.

Pours on the darker spectrum of black (my wife insists there are no shades of black, to which I say phhhhhffft) with a head that quickly stores down to nothing. There are big old floaties that I’m assuming are coconut flecks banding together like stray bits to form supercoconut flavors (I hope). The nose is chocolate & coconut, beer, not so much.

Imperial Coconut Jones Dog is that rare beer you must floss after drinking. Yes, the floatie islands are that big & yes, they’re coconut (I grabbed one & chewed it). This beer is mostly coconut, all the time, especially when imbibing small chunks of one, but it makes for an uneven experience: one mouthful of exploding coconut flavor, the next soft coconut, cocoa, coconut, vanilla, with a finish of coconut. There’s an aggressive fusel note in the finish that I do not associate with milk stouts or any of the adjuncts. The mouthfeel is bizarre. Bits of solid, the aforementioned harsh alcohol notes, with a lovely smoothness from the coconut & vanilla. Bloody easy to sip on & if it weren’t for that sharp alcohol tang, would be close to perfect.

I tried to get coconut in every sentence describing the taste but didn’t quite make it. Judging this to style, it’s stylistic disaster on par with Miley Cyrus covering Bad Religion, but by taste, it’s beautiful. Excellent beer that’s one fusel note away from being truly top tier.

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Photo of mschrei
4.32/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark, brownish hues. Little to no head or lacing. A lot of particulates on top. Wonder if it’s coconut flakes. Smell is toasty dark malt with sweet coconut undertones. Notes of chocolate and vanilla present, but they’re much more subtle. Taste is sweet-coconut is the lead, followed by cocoa and vanilla. Slightly toasty, slight tang. Feel is excellent: full bodied, creamy, well rounded, mouth watering, slightly boozy, and most importantly, it’s neither oily nor syrupy. Develops well as it warms. Only thing I could ask for is a bit stronger flavors from the adjuncts, but otherwise quite enjoyable.

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Imperial Coconut Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 88 out of 100 with 17 ratings