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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.33/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.2
bigirishphan (106) - Peoria Heights, Illinois, USA - OCT 17, 2013
You better like food... Mainly sweet potatoes. This beer pours dark with a thin creamy head smells like sweet brown sugar and tastes like a sweet potato after baking it for three hours at a low temp. Great beer that is different! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
jmagnus87 (3302) - 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.

4.1
drsordr (2861) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - DEC 11, 2013
Bottle pours opaque black/ brown with tan head. Nose sweet malt, sweet potato, brown sugar, faint roast. Taste sweet up front, then yam, roast chocolate. Underlying hint of coconut. Bitter roasty finish. Smooth mouth feel.

4
zebra (2308) - Illinois, USA - DEC 3, 2013
bomber. delicious. a sweet and spicy holiday ale. coconut, not cocoa, right? batatas con chocolate would be great next year!

3.9
crossovert (13866) - Chicago, 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.

3.9
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

3.8
Tmoney99 (14952) - 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.

3.8
Stuu666 (14805) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle at tad’s. Pours black, nose is sweet chocolate, sweet potato, spiced, taste is dry, chocolate, sweet, spiced.

3.7
kaser (6378) - 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


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