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RATINGS: 27   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
Inspired by the Puerto Rican dessert, nisperos de batata, this Imperial porter is crafted with the dishes core ingredients: sweet potatoes, cinnamon, clove, vanilla, and toasted coconut, and is an equatorial delight. Pipeworks is proud of our roots in Humboldt Park, grateful to neighbors like Junior of Puerto Rican Food Mart for their support. And also, we like desert.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (14999) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of toasted coconut, Indian spices, cinnamon, clove, yam, vanilla. and cocoa. A little sweet. Odd. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (13622) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
Bottle shared by Beerpig317. Poured clear dark brown color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with excellent lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted malt, spice and coconut aroma. Medium to full body with a smooth texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy toasted malt, spice and coconut sweet flavor with a medium to heavy spice sweet finish of moderate to long duration. Good complex brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ferris (12940) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Bottle - Chocolate, roasted malts, clove and other spices. Jet black with a thin brown head. Sweet molasses, clove and cinnamon. A bit too spicy and unbalanced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (11654) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sample from batch #219-220 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. Deep dark brown color with a medium tan head that recedes steadily. Stringy lacing on the glass. Aroma of cloves, malt and grain. Medium to full body with flavors of sweet spices, yams and malt. The finish is sweet with a spice and grainy malt aftertaste. Decent overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
I think this version is similiar to the old but better. Thecocoa in’t too pervasive but rather it is the vanilla that is cranked up.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (10880) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at tad’s. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, sweet potato, spiced, taste is dry, chocolate, sweet, spiced.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10658) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
Bottle... Pours murky and dark brown with a fleeting, gray head. The aroma is a collection of chocolate crème, spice-rack clove and vanilla flanked by traces of cinnamon and toasted coconut. Full-bodied with a whole-milk mouthfeel and kicked-back carbonation. The flavor is a marriage of deep-roast and a scanty ration of cinnamon. Burnt malts and minerals in the finish. Bottle courtesy of BBB63!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
Bottle and served in one of my PW snifters: Pours a deep murky brown, near opaque with a rocky fading head. The aroma has moderate vapours of cinnamon, clove and vanilla bean along with some toasted bread. Smell like a liquid dinner. Hint of smoke and earthiness as well on the nose. The taste is more of the same with pronounced spices and root to earth backbone. I honestly expected more nutty and/or cocoa notes from this offering, too similar to the Nisperos de Batata. It fits the season and is better than most "pumpkin" spiced ales out nowadays. Unique mouth feel slick but not overly heavy. Ultimately I wish this less sweet, drier and more porter-ish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5688) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
Black pour from bomber at Lakehouse. White head. Coconut aroma is intense. Cocoa and I guess I can taste the potatoes. A very sweet beer. Desert like. Not bad

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 2/20
AdamChandler (4540) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
dark black, white head. Smells like ancho chili peppers. Tastes like chili peppers with yams. Almost dry like in a smoked ham sort of way. very off. I wouldn’t have released this beer. sorry guys

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