End Of Days
Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
ABV:
8.2%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.84 | pDev: 15.1%
Reviews:
57
Ratings:
270
From:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
 
Illinois, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  32
Gots
  42
SCORE
87
Very Good
End Of DaysEnd Of Days
Notes: End of Days is our tribute to the coming of the end... of the Maya calendar! We’ve aged this milk stout with cacao nibs, vanilla beans, cinnamon sticks, and ancho chilies. The result is a rich chocolaty stout, with just a hint of spice. We hope you’ll enjoy this beer before the End of Days.

The first bottled release clocked in at 6.1%, but subsequent releases will feature a tweaked recipe and ~8.5% ABV.

Batch #2 - 6.1%
Batch #12 - 8.2%
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the pre-FWIBF bottle share held at the Adelaide Inn in Paso Robles, CA.

Batch # 365/66/67.

Pours a murky super dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and vanilla flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast bitterness and chile heat on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty, but nothing special among other beers of the same type.

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Decent appearance, thin collar, not too sticky. Mohogony body.

Big cinnamon. Sharp ancho spice, bits of light toast, where is the vanilla. Chocolate?

Tastes... Weird. Bright cinnamon, burning ancho heat, finishes capsaicin. Hot, burning. Green vegetal pepper and dirt.

Thin, long lasting cinnamon and ancho spice. Decent carb. vlots of heat. Sensitive ninnys need not apply.

Not as good as previous release, but not bad.

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3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz, bottled 3/29/13
The Bruery tulip

A: Deep dark brown color. Not a lot of light getting through. Light tan head. Specs of lacing. Good carbo.

S: Milk chocolate. Sweet lactose. Creamy. Not catching too much spice on the nose.

T: Touch if spice. Milk chocolate. Some bitterness from roast and coffee.

M: Full bodied. Creamy.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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2/5  rDev -47.9%

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3.62/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Of the Pipeworks releases I have had, this is probably my least favorite. It was not so much a bad beer as it was a very average release for Pipeworks. Pouring a black color into the sampler glass, the aroma was a chalky sort of chocolate aroma. On the initial, one notes fruity dark chocolate. It begins warm toward the back of the throat and develops a sort of spiciness with accompanying hints of fruit. I never really sensed the creaminess of milk stout, and I probably would have never known lactose sugar was present were it not for the label suggesting a milk stout. To me, it seemed more like a weak Russian Imperial Stout than a Milk Stout.

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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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4.62/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bomber poured into a Duvel tulip. 2nd batch (batch #12), the one with the blue print and blue wax.

A: Minimal tan/off-white head that doesn't stick around for long. The beer itself is colored a very deep and saturated dark brown, clearly not black though. Like the fur of a chocolate lab, only darker.

S: Light chocolate, butterscotch, caramel, milk duds? Something reminds me of a wheat beer a bit in the smell, just a bit. A tad bit of heat from the chillies too, only a hint.

T: Mild/dark chocolate up front, coffee, toffee, earthiness. Nice bitter finish which reminds me of some coffee as well. And of course, here comes the heat! In no way do the chillies overpower the stout flavors, but they add just the PERFECT amount of spice.

M: Decent amount of carbonation. Somewhat watery for a stout, but it's not too distracting for me personally. The spiciness from the chillies lasts a little bit. Just the right amount of afterburn.

D: I could drink multiple bombers without worrying about too much cocoa/coffee bitterness, and too much heat from the chillies. No issues in this department at all.

O: Easily my favorite offering from Pipeworks. I love stouts, and I love spicy food, so maybe there is some unfair bias, but regardless this is definitely one to seek out. I've let a few of my non-beer geek friends try some pours from previous bottles, and they have all been intrigued by this brew. I hope to keep drinking this one well past THE END OF DAYS.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

(poured into a pint glass)
This beer pours a dark black with a nice little tan head. The aroma brings notes of coffee, chocolate, and a bit of fennel. This beer has almost too much going on....almost. The tongue is met with a very smooth, porter-esque front with notes of coffee. From there the cacao nibs make an appearance. And then the finish! Smooth, creamy, and spicy. The chilies add such a whole nother dimension to this. A nice slow burn right at the end.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Pours black with two fingers of tan head, slowly recede to a ring around the edge.

S- Lots of green, freshly cut chilies, blends pretty well with dark chocolate, cocoa and cinnamon for a rounded spicy aroma.

T- Moderate chili heat up front, has a roasted center of bitter dark chocolate, some coffee and cocoa and cinnamon, towards the end the chili returns with a lingering spice and juicy chili flavor.

M- Medium bodied, smooth and very creamy feel, good amount of heat from the peppers.

O- An excellent chili beer that blends the chilies, spice, and chocolate really well. This is my first beer from Pipeworks and I'm extremely impressed, this is a really awesome, tasty brew.

EDIT: The newer blue wax batch is considerably better than the older batches. Well done!

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End Of Days from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 270 ratings