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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.2   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mac95860 (17) - - NOV 17, 2013
Pretty good. Taste of chocolate and malt immediately explodes in your mouth. Smells of malt, a little bot of cinnamon. Some coffee in there somewhere.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrana (526) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 15, 2015
I can appreciate what they tried to do here, though this is not my favorite Pipeworks beer by a longshot. Has some nice coconut, sweet and slightly tart darkfruit, and some brown sugar / caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
GlassBrass440 (143) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - DEC 17, 2014
Pours black with no head. Nose of coconut, sweet potato, and chocolate. Molasses, coconut, chocolate, alcohol, berries, burnt marshmallows in the flavor. Low carbonation and full body. Smooth. Pretty good. Very sweet. It gets better as it warms.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (3404) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (1558) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Slightly potatoe flavored to start with some chocolate notes. Nicely hopped and somewhat bitter. Had this one at beer temple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11348) - 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (9451) - , 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (8887) - 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
awlcordell (5) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2014 does not count
Great beer. Nose of cinnamon and vanilla. Taste is subtle cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla. Almost no coconut as described on the bottle. Mouthfeel is great for a porter. Overall a really well done beer for what they were going for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2815) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
VertBaconStrips (2111) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 4, 2014
Smells totally foul - cinnamon, coconut, funky toffee something. This is hard to continue to smell. Yucko. Cinnamon and chewy goop, coconut, licorice, light sour, something green, total mistake having this.

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