Jones Dog | 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): 8.50%

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
Ratings:
134
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
10.47%
 
 
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18
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17
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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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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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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.16/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Dark brown with brown edges. Some bubbles well up as I pour it. Medium collar and a thin layer of foam swirls around the surface.

Smell - Nutty and caramel malts. Chocolate and a deep roasted malt aroma.

Taste - The roasted malts are most prominent. A little bit of a cola character. Bitter chocolate. Some sweetness, a little bit of lactose. Burnt malt zing in the back end.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Well carbonated, as always, from Pipeworks.

Overall - Run of the mill.

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.67/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

I miss my pup... Oh well, this is no time for overly emotional displays of...emotion... ... This stuff pours a mostly opaque black-brown topped by a half-finger or so of wan sienna foam. The nose comprises toasted oats, cocoa powder, and a bit o' molasses. Simple, to the point, smells tasty. Hope. The taste holds notes of cocoa, chocolate milk (yeah, I can tell them apart...can't you!?), light roasted malts, very light molasses, and a touch of mild lactic sour cowering in the foreground. The body is a lithe medium, with a light moderate carbonation (bordering on lightly fizzy) and a generally smooth feel. Overall, a nice, sweet milk stout, nothing exceedingly exceptional, but something I can see enjoying a few pints of should some sort of tap room pop up sometime...

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of MasterSki
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Binny's - Marcey St. Served in a Goose Island Black Friday taster pint.

A - Half-finger of light tan foam that settles to some wisps, a medium collar, and a few stray spots of lace. Very dark brown with a hint of transparency at the edges - vaguely cola-like.

S - Aroma is quite nice, with a hefty dose of cocoa nibs, roasted malts, and a vanilla flavor that I'm attributing to the lactose sugar. There's a biscuit malt flavor and perhaps a hint of coffee. Reminds me a little of Coffee Crisp. As it warms up the cocoa nibs take on a 'green' note.

T - The flavor is a tad disappointing, with a bit too much smoke and char for my liking. Roasted malts, mild bitterness, and only vague earthy cocoa nibs in the periphery. Wouldn't have guessed milk stout from the flavor.

M - Fairly dry, with a roasty and mildly chalky texture. Medium-low carbonation, lightly sticky finish. Not much in the way of alcohol presence.

D - It's a lot like Hyper Dog, but without the coffee. I like this a tiny bit less, although the cocoa nibs and lactose sugar are just as interesting aroma-wise. Still, it's a much more enjoyable beer than End of Days, and I had no problem polishing off the entire 22oz bottle over the course of an evening.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)
Batch 004
A- This beer has an inky jet black body with a thick creamy tan head that slowly pops away.

S- The aroma of cocoa nibs comes through even during the pour but turns more to tootsie rolls as it opens and they start to dry out.

T- The chocolate malt and cocoa nibs blend with some roasted notes underneath that grow inky and linger in the aftertaste. There is some green hops support that takes on a spicy quality as it warms.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a slightly creamy texture that is scrubbed away by the carbonation in the finish.

O- There is a big nib character that is not my favorite when it overpowers the other malt flavors and they never seem to really come back. There is a cigar ash quality to the char in the finish but it stays pretty soft and the mellow roasted malt flavors stay hidden.

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3.96/5  rDev +3.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of cosmicevan
3.46/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

another bottle from pipeworks that i picked up the last time i was in the chi-town. enjoyed from a pipeworks snifter. batch 101

a - brew pours a greyish black with a greyish tan head. the head was massive and filled at least half the snifter...definitely looks heavily carbonated. as the massive foam dissolved, it left chunky lacing clinging to the glass and seemed to never fully leave the beer.

s - milk chocolate with light roast and a porter like char.

t - milk chocolate malt. subtle roastiness. char.

m - wow, feels like a porter. very charry and zingy carb.

o - overall, not bad, not great.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of mychalg9
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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