End Of Days | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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End Of DaysEnd Of Days

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Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States

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.

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Photo of Agold
4.03/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours dark with a short off white head. No lacing, no retention, not a super pretty beer. Aroma more than makes up for the appearance. Ancho chilies are probably the best use of the ingredient I have come across. Chilies are sweet and fruity with lots of cocoa and a bit of smoke. It reminds me of a spicy cinnamon brownie. Aroma is exactly as described. Flavor has a nice chili spice, a bit of cocoa, mild fruity roast. The mouthfeel is a bit lighter, but still really nice. Creamy carbonation and very smooth. This beer is outstanding. Very well made with a lot of great characteristics.

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Photo of shodrod
4.14/5  rDev +12.2%
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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Photo of dgugliuzza
1.51/5  rDev -59.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1 | overall: 1.5

Poured from the bottle into a tulip

Pours black with a bubbly tan head. A steady stream of carbonation shoots up from the center of the body. Very strange that the carbonation only appears in the middle of the glass.

The smell is head scratching. Stale and funky followed by spice and heat. Green apple smell is also present. The beer smells as if it may be infected.

Wow, there is a lot of heat coming through right off the bat. A lot of funk and off flavors after that. Diacetyl and green apple are most evident.

Thin and watery mouthfeel with a burst of misplaced carbonation. Like the smell and taste, the mouthfeel is off. Difficult to drink.

Overall this beer was a let down, especially after the high bar that Ninja vs. Unicorn set. This beer was lacking any roasty or malty qualities. granted, this bottle seems to have been infected due to the off flavors and carbonation. Oh well, here's hoping the Pipework's third release mirrors the first one.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.07/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in a Half Acre tulip.

A- pours black with a 2 finger light brown head. Spotty lacing resides quickly.

S- cinnamon and peppers dominate the aroma with a hint of chocolate.

T- sweet chocolate, cinnamon and peppers.

M- light body and carbonation. Peppers give it a nice kick at the finish.

O- good and interesting beer. Another sign of good things to come from Pipeworks.

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Photo of areich6
3.7/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours pitch black with little head. The head that is there recedes quickly.

S: Smells pretty good, the cinnamon is very evident. Roasty malts are also prominent.

T: The roasts and cinnamon are quite forward in the beginning, tastes a little sweet. The burn of the peppers this is brewed with lingers in the back of the throat. Pretty unique.

M: This absolutely ruins the beer. It is as light as water. This style of beer, coupled with the flavors that are present, should be much thicker. The lack of viscosity manages to detract from the taste in my opinion.

O: This beer would be pretty good if it was only

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Photo of pschul4
3.92/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Pumped for this one from Pipeworks! It's my first from them. Shared with areich6

A- Pours cola brown with very little head

S- I can smell the light chocolate that is typical of a milk stout with a slight chili scent in the backround

T- Nice chocolate flvors in the front with a slight chili burn in the back of my throat, I'm digging this flavor

M- Epic fail here. Quite watery which leaves me very disappointed

O- I wish this taste accompanied a thicker mouthfeel. Flavor is good but mouthfeel kind of ruins this for me

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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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