Last Kiss | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94.1%
Liked This Beer
4.13 w/ 169 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by TotallyHosed on 11-09-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,605
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
169
Liked:
159
Avg:
4.13/5
pDev:
8.23%
Alströms:
-
 
 
Wants:
32
Gots:
21
Trade:
1
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of emerge077
4.39/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Pours placidly into a tulip glass, a finger or so of foam rises and falls quickly, leaving behind a scant amount of random spotty lacing. Dark and murky mahoghany brown, a patchy veil of skim parts across the surface.

Rich caramel and english toffee aromas, dry roast, brown sugar, subtly blended and wafting slowly off the glass as it warms.

Tastes like tiramisu, straight up. Pretty impressive. Hints of roasty malt, espresso roast, fried plantains in caramel sauce, and a very light trace of peat. Smooth and full bodied with a mellow feel, lightly carbonated. Treacly molasses, sticky on the lips, a warming hint of alcohol, but well integrated. Some light residual bitterness in the aftertaste. Reminds me a little of another favorite Scotch Ale, Kuhnhenn A Few Schillings Too Many.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of jlindros
2.78/5  rDev -32.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Great, now I have the song stuck in my head.

Pours a mild creamy bubbly slight darker head that starts small and fades quickly, a touch of lacing, long legs, super dark brown almost black color.

Nose big sweet brown malts, dark malts but not black, syrupy sweet, tons of molasses and tangy bbq sauce, spices s well, burnt cane sugar and brown sugar, woody esters and saw dust thing too, just basicallty molasses and bbq sauce.

Taste is more of the same, some brown malts, caramel, etc, but lots more molasses, raw and burnt sugar cane, raw and burnt molasses and BBQ sauce again, spices, some booze wamth, fruity flavors, fig paste. Finish is bitter, sticky syrupy some booze, loads more molasses and bbq sauce.

Mouth is syrupy thick some warming booze, decent carb.

Overall a big syrupy molasses bbq sauce mess, practically undrinkable.

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of dcmchew
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Murky brown, but not quite pond water. Small khaki head. Thin collar.

Smell - Buttery scotch ale aroma with caramel and molasses. Spicy, though. CInnamon, I think.

Taste - Again, scotch ale buttery caramel. Very intense molasses. Deep molasses. Even bitter. Very spicy in the finish, which seems a touch out of place.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. Spicy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Tasty combination of flavors. Took me a while to get used to the spices.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a tulip glass.

Man, there's a lot of really bad music out there, apparently. Thanks a load, VDubb... Anyway, this is about beer, and this one pours a brackish black-brown topped by a finger of wan tan foam. The nose comprises sweet caramel, maple syrup, and light vanilla. The taste brings in more of the same, with even more vanilla, this time in full bean form. Maltiness reigns supreme here, sugarlumps! The body is a lithe medium, with a very light moderate carbonation, a smooth feel, and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, a very nice brew, something any malthead would likely drool over.

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of BeerOps
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of MasterSki
3.81/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled shared by Jason. Served in a Hill Farmstead tulip.

A - Tan foam settles to a thin collar, wisps, and tiny specks of lace. Dark brown body with a hint of transparency at the edges of the glass.

S - The aroma is a touch strange. While the expected notes of treacle, bread, brown sugar, and caramel were present there was an odd corn tortilla aroma that muddles things up. There's also a hint of alcohol, but it's not inappropriate for the style.

T - The taste is an improvement, with more sweetness and less flatbread. Burnt sugars, caramel, toffee, a touch of chocolate. There's almost no smoke or peat, which isn't entirely unwelcome but is a bit unexpected in comparison to other American-made Scotch Ales.

M - Medium body, with a smooth, slightly chewy, texture. Light stickiness in the finish, and only mild alcohol warming. Surprisingly easy to drink for a Scotch Ale.

D - The aroma is a bit odd, but otherwise this is pretty solid beer. The lack of smoke and peat has this verging into barleywine territory, but that's not a negative in my book. I'll revisit in a few weeks to see if the corn tortilla flavor has dissipated as I think there's a really good beer waiting to come out.

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Last Kiss from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 94.1% out of 100 with 169 ratings
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