End Of Days | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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%

Added by MasterSki on 01-23-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
270
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
41
For Trade:
2
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Photo of Listers
4.36/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 2-25-12

Poured into globe glass with minor light caramel head. Smells of chipotle and a little chocolate and maybe coffee. The chipotle really hides most of the other notes in the smell. Taste is chocolate and cinnamon sweetness up front which carefully fades into a full heat experience from the chipotle. The slight burn continues and chases the beer down your throat. The tingle remains on the back of the palate for a good amount of time. There is very little carbonation.

I love spicy food and spiciness in general and I feel I finally found a beer to satisfy my need for heat. I have had other chile beers before like Mikkeller chipotle porter, 5 Vulture, and Stone vertical 11 and this one is done better than all of those even though EoD is not even classified as a chili beer. I don't drink many milk stouts so I don't want to comment on how it compares in that category. Well done!

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4.35/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 106. Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into my snifter.

A – Pours a dark murky brown, with a very thin head that quickly disappears. A bit of light is able to penetrate the liquid at the very edges. No visible carbonation or lacing.

S – A nice creamy, roasted stout sweetness. The lactose character of the milk stout is very prominent. A nice complex vanilla character as well, with the chilies poking their head in at the last second.

T – A nice chocolate and vanilla beginning, with the roasted malts tying everything together. The cinnamon and lactose character hold up the mid-palate. The finish is filled with chocolate covered chilies, like a high-quality Mexican hot chocolate. There is an awesome burn in the aftertaste, that is pleasantly spicy without being overwhelming.

M – Very creamy mouthfeel, without much carbonation at all. A little fuller than medium and slightly sticky.

O – Man, this definitely exceeded my expectations. This is extremely well-balanced between the traditional chocolate character of the milk stout, the creamy vanilla and the heat from the chilies. Color me impressed.

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4.32/5  rDev +17.1%
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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4.3/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a nonic)
Batch 29??
A- This beer pours a jet black body that is inky with a thick meniscus of tan cream that last a good bit. A bit to dark to see any carbonation.

S- Vanilla bean with oak hints give way to a chocolate nougat aroma and a cinnamon cookie note in the finish.

T- The chocolate nougat turns into more of a roasted coffee with a nice firey spice note to the finish. There are some fruity notes to the chili spice. As the beer opens the vanilla and the spice come through with a slight smokey note to the chili and a wonderful chili warmth lingers.

M- Medium mouthfeel with a soft alcohol heat that blends with the chili heat.

O- This is a nice chili heat that is supported by coffee, roasted malt stout and spice notes with a good vanilla bean in there aswell. It does have lots going on but they all work together.

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4.28/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I found this beer to be unique, exciting, and exactly what I was in the mood for at the time. You can taste the cacao and the chile peppers- but it also still tastes like beer (I.e. it's not flavored to the point that its not recognizable as beer, a criticism many lob at flavored beers like pumpkin ales, etc). It receives a 5 from me mostly due to its uniqueness and its agreement with my personal taste. But such a bold and brave beer deserves to be rewarded. A friend desrcibed it was a party in one's mouth, and she's rit even though that's a litrle cliché and juvenile. If you don't like Mexican hot chocolate, you likely won't like this beer; if you don't like beer, you likely won't like this beer (or be on this website). If flavored beers aren't your thing, you may only give this a 3 or a 4. But it was a privilege to taste this beer and will remain a personal favorite for me. Definitely requires long sips, or you'll miss a lot. Enough to make me a lifelong fan of Pipeworks.

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4.27/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a fudge brown color with a large tan head which fades just a tad too quickly without leaving much behind

Smell: Dried ancho chiles, with undertones of chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla

Taste: Milk chocolate and vanilla, up front, with first the cinnamon and then the chile flavors adding complexity; after the swallow, the flavors blend nicely, with the chile providing some residual heat in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Medium body with low to moderate carbonation; while it is a little thin for the style, I was not as bothered by it as other reviewers

Overall: I like the way this beer turned out, particularly the way the cinnamon and ancho chiles pair together with the milk chocolate; to my way of thinking, too many reviewers are pegging this against Hunahpu's and finding it lacking but that misses the point of what this beer is trying to accomplish

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End Of Days from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 270 ratings.
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