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Batata Obscura - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 12.37%
Wants: 5
Gots: 10 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: KFBR392 on 10-12-2013

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Ratings: 61 | Reviews: 8
Reviews by KAF:
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.92/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Received in trade from Kevinpitts. Thanks my friend. Poured into my tulip.
A – Root beer brown on pour with a tiny bit of off white head that receded quickly.
S – Clove and vanilla are the first smells I pick up. Light chocolate as well.
T – Now I get sweet potato mixed with cinnamon immediately. Light and sweet coconut taste follows after. It’s a bit of an odd match but it’s actually tasty. Light chocolate in the mix with some nutmeg flavor. Has just a bite of bitterness at the end.
M – Medium bodied with ample carbonation. Lively on the palate and a bit drying.
O – This is an interesting brew for sure. It doesn’t really taste like anything I have had before and I dig that. Interesting flavor meld and quite tasty. ABV is unnoticeable. Pipeworks for the win.

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jackieT
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of stortore
3.87/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Very pleasant aroma from the spices. Really nice taste, although I admit to not being able to single out the sweet potato or coconut. A little bit thin for an Imperial porter. Enjoyable, but not necessarily a repeater.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Photo of jwc215
2.85/5  rDev -25%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Pours hazed brown with a disappearing head. Minimal lacing.

The smell is of cinnamon, clove, cocoa, vanilla, sweet potato and coconut. Interesting mix. Quite a bit going on - almost too much.

Spices override the porter, and to me they clash a bit too much. Same spices in the nose. Cinnamon is strong in the finish. Alcohol is well-hidden.

It is somewhat astringent and the spices linger.

An interesting beer. Too much going on in different directions. Things didn't come together too well for me. Still, I'm glad I tried it. It is unique.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.29/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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5/5  rDev +31.6%

Photo of KFBR392
4.08/5  rDev +7.4%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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Batata Obscura from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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