End Of Days | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

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:
269
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.69
pDev:
15.99%
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
41
For Trade:
2
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3/5  rDev -18.7%

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3.24/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

What is it with me and milk stouts? Anyway, pouring this into a nonic pint glass slowly.

A fairly decent looking beer off the pour, but the head snaps and falls very quickly after its formation. Head has a nice cocoa brown coffee color to it, very sudsy and soapy looking. Body color is quite dark nearly black, but it's almost got a very faint red hue to this around the edges. Looks a little like cola.

Nose smells of a powdered cocoa, sweet cola soda, and some hot red pepper. Nice aptly described on the bottle and delivering.

A very wet body even for a milk stout. Cola like feel but also brings the nose characteristics out nicely. Very hot peppery finish and even on the mid palate. Mixes well with the bitter chocolate angle.

Overall the flavors are there, but the beer tastes and feels too much like soda.

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3.28/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Shared by starrdogg. Thanks Matt!

The beer is dark brown with a thin beige head. Real shocker. The aroma brings pepper, roast, hints of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor imparts a huge dose of pepper - whoa! Calm down on the pepper. Unbalanced and a bit overdone. This beer is not shy. It's a "you're fat and I have no tits" beer. Light to medium bodied. Overall, worth a try.

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3.33/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown color with a nice fluffy beige head.

Smells of cocoa and char with a light cinnamon spice.

The taste is just strange, to say the least. The cocoa is nice, but the peppers contribute an overwhelming vegetal and earthy flavor. This beer has a spicy heat in the finish unlike any beer I've had before. It leaves my tongue stinging ever-so-slightly.

Mouthfeel is a little prickly for a milk stout. It's not terrible, but milk stouts are usually silky smooth and this is not.

This was a little dissapointing for my first beer from them, although I'm expecting much better with future offerings. The chiles just threw this way out of wack.

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3.35/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

650ml bomber. Bottled on Feb 25, 2012.

It pours a dark brownish black with a multi-hued fizzy tan head that quickly dissipates with no lacing.

The smell is definitely reminiscent of Mexican chocolate. I think closer to the mass-produced ones but with an extra hint of dark fruit coming from the anchos.

The flavor is decent. Very spicy but not hot spicy, with just a tiny bit of heat in the throat. Mostly cinammon and even what is liek a nutmeg flavor. Bitter cocoa and coffee are the main flavors though. There is a hint of fruitiness but not too much.

It is a decent beer.

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3.42/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle from Shane. Consumed April 21st, reviewed from notes.

A: Pour brings out a dull opaque mahogany body with a fizzing mocha head. Head then diminishes into a thin ring. Can see some of the carbonation showing at the surface.

N: A bracing nose of vanilla, chocolate, and cinnamon. Roasted malt and coffee. Spice from the anchos shows upon closer inspection. Hints of caramel.

T: Heavy spice from the anchos. There's a moderate mixture of sweetness from the malts and some hop bitterness. However, there isn't quite enough here to stand up to the chilies and that's a shame.

M: Oily, medium mouthfeel. Milk stout lends a pleasant smoothness and alcohol is hidden.

O: A decent beer, but it doesn't explode with flavors like I'd hope. I get a lot of pepper and not much of the ancillary flavors.

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End Of Days from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.69 out of 5 based on 269 ratings.
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