1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Batata Obscura - Pipeworks Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Batata ObscuraBatata Obscura

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

50 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 50
Reviews: 5
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.57%
Wants: 4
Gots: 8 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KFBR392 on 10-12-2013)
View: Beers (122) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 5 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Fcolle2:
Photo of Fcolle2
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour deep dark brown, pretty much black with a one finger small bubble light tan head that has great retention.

Smell is great. Lot of chai like spices, cinnamon, clove, and vanilla are the first to show up followed by a light earthiness probably from the sweet potato. There is a chocolate like malt backbone

Taste is great. Cinnamon and clove are first, followed by a big vanilla sweetness and a great chocolate malt flavor. Not a whole lot of coconut or sweet potato but there is a mild earthiness near the end.

Mouthfeel is pretty thick for a porter but not too thick by any means. Mild carbonation helps to give this a medium body.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Zonian1
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sjstraub
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dexterk1
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of blue-dream
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of KevinGordon
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of itracy63
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Inglewood
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of sgoro
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Drucifer
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of cnbrown313
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of pmbasile06
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%

Photo of spoonhawk
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Joel12
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of krome
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Docrock
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of paulybunyan
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of KFBR392
4.1/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours with a smooth thickness. Tan head which was mainly present on the edges of the glass. Above average amounts of active carbonation for the style. Some dark brown color around the edges but sit black in the glass.

Smell: a large front of herbal earthy spices. Accents of cinnamon and light airy coconut. There's a light to medium bodied malt backbone. The sweet potatoes aren't too potent but add another layer of depth to the aroma.

Taste: the front is a bright and refreshing coconut. The sweetness of the coconut yields to a earthy sweet potatoes, exotic spices, and smokey malt. There is a lot going on here but everything is pretty well balanced and doesn't fight each other too much.

Mouthfeel: earthy, smooth, and really drinkable.

Overall: this beer is a handful and pipeworks continues to do a great job with different and unique styles. I had the non imperial version of this and it has grown and become a much more balanced brew.

Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dar482
3.56/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The beer comes in a pitch black color.

The aroma has wonderful sweet potato, chocolate, but also lots Christmas spices of cinnamon and nutmeg.

The flavor also has chocolate, but is aggressively sweet potato. Not exactly that Thanksgiving sweet potato flavor, but more of an essence of that flavor. Then lots of spices as well cinnamon and nutmeg.

Something about this beer did not meld well. The potato was prominent, but the beer did not quite work.

Photo of chillin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Thebrianeffect
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jgunther71
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of jklecko2
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | next › last »
Batata Obscura from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.