Tmoney99 (10660) - 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 (8423) - , 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.
Dogbrick (8140) - 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 (7389) - 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.
BBB63 (6042) - 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.
Ferris (4189) - 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.
HonkeyBra (3372) - 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.
madvike (2729) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 16, 2013
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle - Pours dark brown with a ring of light tan head. Nose has clove and cinnamon, with a little vanilla and a sweet malt base. Taste is sweet potato, spicy clove and cinnamon, with dark malt and very light roast. Thin body and lightly carbonated. Weird beer.
AdamJackson (2607) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - JAN 1, 2014
1.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 2/20
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
jmagnus87 (2427) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours black with a thin ring of khaki head. Aroma of chocolate, brown sugar and loads of baking spices. Taste is mostly baking spices with dark chocolate and something a little sweet. Full bodied with a creamy texture. Lively carbonation. And a super long finish. Overall, awesome. Another pipeworks winner.