Jones Dog | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

Style: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Jones Dog pays homage to our very own brew dog Jonas. Our chocolate lab has been with us since the birth of Pipeworks and so we honor him with this chocolate milk stout. Brewed with cacao nibs and lactose milk sugar, we hope you'll find this brew as smooth and chocolately as the Jones Dog himself.

Initial batch was 6.5%.

Added by MasterSki on 03-14-2012

BEER STATS
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
133
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
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18
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17
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Reviews: 22 | Ratings: 133
Photo of CuriousMonk
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to funkyaudio for this beer. Poured from bomber (Batch #004 brewed: 2/13/12 bottled: 3/10/12) into tulip glass. Pours deep brown hue with a fading fizzy tan head and spotty lace throughout. The aroma has notes of chocolate, vanilla, lactose and roasted cocoa nibs are quite profound here. The taste is more of the same, sweet chocolate and moderate malt notes supported by a slight lactic character and some fruity undertones. Very minimal hop presence. The mouthfeel is a tad oily and thin. I was a little disappointed with the flat taste at the backfinish. Overall, an interesting and good milk stout from Pipeworks.

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Photo of Grohnke
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pour black, or very dark brown. Creamy burnt tan head erupts when poured, holds well, and then falls to a thin scattered film.

Aroma is big chocolate, mild roast, malted milk balls (you can actually smell the milky lactose dressed in chocolately sweetness).

Medium roasty malt flavor, mild coffee-like undertones, heavy sweet chocolate, with high residual sweetness. Bittersweet cacao and light hop bittered finish. Chocolate milk aftertaste.

Medium body with low carbonation. Lactose provides some additional depth to the body. Incredibly smooth, delicately creamy, and finishes moderately sticky.

Enjoyable milk stout. Intensely chocolate, yet very drinkable. Although it favored the sweeter side, the roast was prominent enough to make it very palatable. Captures the creamy milk aspect very well, as it actually made me think of chocolate milk and malted milk balls. Pipeworks is the real deal.

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Photo of Agold
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Jones dog is quite opaque and dark with a half inch off white head that has pretty nice retention. Not much lacing, bu an occasional spot does stick to the glass. Aroma is pretty roasty and a bit smokey. Had on tap, and there was a bit more of a cocoa sensation than in the bottle. Taste has more of that cocoa i remember. A bit of sweetness is balanced nicely by roast, smoke and bitter chocolate. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a bit more carbonation than I would like, but not unenjoyable. Liked this a bit more on tap when I had it ~2 weeks ago. A lot of the chocolate milk that I loved so much about it isn't in this bottle.

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Photo of KFBR392
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Very dark brown color. Some light escapes through when held to light. Low head retention with a light head even on the pour.

Smell: Bright and bitter. Chocolate on the front of the nose. Dig deep and some mature coffee and heavy dark chocolate is found. Overall the aroma is a little thin, lacks depth.

Taste: Step up front the aroma. The front is a very bitter sweet chocolate hop presence. Thick malty presences kick on the back end of this brew. Then comes the cocoa nibs which jumps on the palate long after drinking. A chalky hop texture is left on the palate.

Mouthfeel: A very complex and changing mouthfeel makes this a unique brew. Smooth front and followed by a rocky finish. Nice ride for the palate.

Overall: This brew is a little all over the place but ends up being a quality brew. One of the better milk stouts I've had. Much more aggressive then others of its kind.

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Photo of emerge077
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours blackish brown, looks black in the tulip glass. Surface foam is a creamy textured caramel color, swirling and eventually fading into a veil on the surface. Spotty lacing hangs in the glass after each sip, slowly returning into the liquid.

Aromas of dark chocolate, mild coffee, malted milk balls, dulce de leche sweetness. Light and pleasant.

Medium bodied and lightly carbonated, it has a supple creamy feel, with nice chocolate and cream flavors that linger into the aftertaste. Light banana yeast esters, vague bitterness in the background at first, aftertaste of light roastiness. Overall a tasty Milk Stout, seemingly with more body and cacao sweetness than End Of Days.

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Photo of WillCarrera
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, batch 004, poured into a tulip.

A- Pours a murky chocolate/black color, topped with a finger of creamy tan head.

S- Roasted grain, milk chocolate and a bit of fruit, some coffee as well.

T- Sweet milk chocolate, has me me thinking Milk Duds, roasted grains with coffee and cacao, some light fruitiness, has a really delicious milk chocolate finish.

M- Medium-bodied, creamy, smooth feel.

O- A very nice milk stout, crazy drinkable, definitely give this one a try.

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Photo of taez555
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First off, I'm confused. The pic in the BA profile says 6.5%, but the bottle I have defintely says 8.5% (and tastes like it too), so I have a feeling the recipe has since been changed to kick up the ABV since it first came out.

Anyway.

Pours a nice dark black body with small white head.

Nose is a lovely mix of rich chocolate.

Taste is chocolate city. Very rich and thick with a huge milkly milk stout type flavor, but domiated by chocolate. I know it has chocolate nibs, but this is crazy. It's like drinking pure dark bakers chocolate, but with just enough sweetness and milkiness to make it not gross and VERY tasty. It's like licking the side of chocolate bar and just getting the white cocoa butter or something. It's really damn good. Like I said before, the ABV shows at 8.5A%, so it's a sipper for sure and feels like. Very thick and rich. On top of that it has a strong espresso coffee flavor. The roasted dark beans and chocolate are crazy together. It tastes like sucking on coffee beans and chocolate beans at the same time. Very in your face and over the top.

This is not what I was expecting at all. IN YOUR FACE CHOCOLATE AND COFFEE BEANS. Oh my god. It's amazing, and yet almost difficult to drink on it's own. Give me some ice cream or something to balance it out. It's just sooo big. Great beer though. Too bad I'm not in IL more often, or I would defintiley pick this up on a regular basis to pair with deserts.

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

In honor of chocolate labs everywhere Jones Dog is the poster child for Pipework's chocolate stout to do the awesome breed justice.

Jones Dog Milk Stout pours a dark, very dark brown- but not completely black. Its edges show tawny brown low-lights but through its center, it appears like ink. Upon that ominous body, a delicate and creamy gives appearances of as much espresso as of ale. With low-lying retention and spotty lace at best, its quite apparent that the oils of cocoa have gotten to its foam.

Doubting that even just poured a beer, the decadent scent of chocolate is overwhelming. Hershey would be proud as the aromas are spot on milk chocolate. But as the beer warms, here comes a tinge of alcohol, and vanilla, and heavy whipping cream, and burnt toffee, and nuttiness. Huh, I guess there's a beer in here after all.

With all that sultry sweetness coating the mouth, its taste of milkshake and mocha seduces each and every taste bud. Bittersweet chocolate, and not so bitter chocolate gives the taste a silky milk chocolate flavor that's backed by dark roast coffee, roasted walnuts, toffee and toast. Its roasted elements are softened completely by the taste of heavy whipping cream and vanilla before the sharpness of cocoa powder and espresso finish things off.

Its full body is velvety and sinfully smooth. As the ales silky weight glides over the palate, its like a little massage to the soft tissues of the mouth. The ale simply does not waiver as it finishes as lush as it starts, trailing with coffee and chocolate, despite its hidden alcohol warmth.

The beer is simply lavish with chocolate flavor and all things that support chocolate. Sure, the balance is completely thrown off, but is thrown off in the most wonderful of ways!

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Photo of Fcolle2
4.11/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours dark black and thick with some sediment. 1.5 finger tan head that dissipates pretty quickly

Smell has notes of slight roasted malt and a slight vanilla presence over a dark chocolate backbone.

Roasted malt comes out more in the taste and has a mild char flavor. Lactose sugar gives this a mild rich feel with chocolate coming in last after the swallow.

Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and has mild carbonation.

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Photo of kawilliams81
4.12/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bomber into Jester King pint.

A- vigorous pour, black at bottom with 3/4 of glass fills with a cola colored head that rises to leave about 1/2 of a glass of beer. Some blotches of lacing.

S- sweet roasted malts and bitter chocolate.

T- roasted malts, some sweetness and nice chocolate finish. Has just a slight bitterness at the finish.

M- light body, medium carbonation. Slightly thin but not different per the style.

O- not a huge milk stout fan, but is a very easy drinking enjoyable beer.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. (1 pint 6 fl oz) bottle, batch #65, bottled sometime in 2012. Pretty excited, this is going to be my second stout from Pipeworks Brewing Co., and I enjoy the Pipeworks Abduction Coffee Break a lot, so expecting good things here.

Poured into a St. Bernardus Watou chalice.

A - Semi-aggressive pour yields about a finger of mocha colored head, comprised of tightly packed microbubbles, sitting on top of a luscious opaque black body. Vague cola brown notes noticeable near the top, when held under the light. Head dies out quickly.

S - Smell is of dark bitter coffee beans / malt roast, dark chocolate cocoa nibs, dash of vanilla presence, and some alcohol.

T - Wow, what a lovingly complex and subtle beer. Dark coffee bean roast, and some fruity hop bitterness up front, layer of carbonation, and then a pervasive chalky cocoa taste takes over your entire palate. That was just f**king lovely.

M - Feel finishes off somewhat bitter and chalky, with some chocolate remaining behind. Mostly clean & highly palatable.

Overall, another amazing beer from Pipeworks. So far, everything I've tried from them has been excellent, and I can't wait to continue exploring their other beers. A delicious stout, with a rewarding 8.50% abv that has got me toasted, this beer comes highly recommended.

Pipeworks Jones Dog ---4.5/5

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Photo of zookerman182
4.46/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is pitch black with a one finger tan head.
Aroma is chocolate syrup, coco powder, chocolate truffle and slight roast notes.
Flavor is massive coco powder and chocolate.
Mild coffee and roasted notes on the back end.
Mouthfeel is thick and creamy. Nicely balanced bitter notes.
Don't know how this beer isn't rated higher.

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Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.
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