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
Gots:
17
For Trade:
1
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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%

Photo of rhoadsrage
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%

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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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of bwbetts
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Black with a thin tan head leaving behind a ring of foam.

S - Cocoa nibs, vanilla, roasted malt, lactose sugar.

T - Smoky, roasted malt, black coffee, bittersweet cocoa nibs, milk chocolate.

M - Medium body, low carbonation, lactose creates almost a chalky feel.

D - Solid milk stout.

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Jones Dog from Pipeworks Brewing Company
3.82 out of 5 based on 134 ratings.
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