Tmoney99 (11623) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
jtclockwork (10313) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
hopscotch (9963) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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!
Dogbrick (9118) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
crossovert (8682) - Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
Ferris (6902) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
BBB63 (6373) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Stuu666 (5660) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at tad’s. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, sweet potato, spiced, taste is dry, chocolate, sweet, spiced.
kaser (3694) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
HonkeyBra (3655) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours a nice dark brown/black with a cream tan head. Aroma of mild tubery flesh, cinnamon, vanilla, cloves. Mild chocolate and roast notes. Flavor is dark chocolate, bitter bakers chocolate, with cinnamon, vanilla, and cloves. Some sweetness imparted by the spice. Medium bodied, nice carbonation. Finishes spicy and sweet. I think the imperial porter is the ideal showcase for this theory of a beer. Quite nice. One of the better styled "Autumn spiced" beers I’ve ever had.