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Black Diamond Peak XV (Bourbon Barrel-Aged)

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RATINGS: 13   MEAN: 3.84/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our Peak XV Imperial Porter, a massive intense beer all by itself, spends some quality time in Bourbon barrels. The result is an even bigger, more nuanced beer with the ability to be cellared for quite some time.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chinchill (4201) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 19, 2016
22 oz bottle served in a goblet. Appearance: Clear dark brown thatís close to black with a thin tan head that lacks retention and leaves minimal lacing. Aroma: hints of vanilla, chocolate, wood and bourbon. Flavor: more roasted grains and vanilla, and less chocolate on the palate than the nose. Moderate amount of wood and bourbon. Mouthfeel: Medium bodied,with low but adequate carbonation. Dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2442) - Plano, Texas, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle thanks to my dad..Pour is dark black with a tan head that lasts...Nose is dusty chocolate, bourbon, spice, dry, vanilla, cola..Taste is roast, dry chocolate, vanilla, milk chocolate, wet bourbon barrels.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - DEC 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours an opaque cola brown work a thin layer of tan head. Aroma and taste of bourbon, vanilla, roasted malts, and a hint of chocolate.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Imaena (2177) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle. This is a nice big porter with a well balanced bourbon flavor. All around great brew at the price point.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Dark brown pour with small beige head. Aroma is very strong bourbon and faint vanilla. Taste is heavy on the bourbon, vanilla, dark chocolate and coconut. Full bodied, long bourbon finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOLTZ7555 (3014) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 7, 2014
Dark mahogany bordering ebony with a tightly packed mocha head. Rich milk chocolate, bourbon, oak, vanilla, and char. A tad creamy. Really solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
UDBeernut (2610) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
bottle pours oil slick black, thin khaki head that fades. bourbon nose, some vanilla too. the chocolate really stands out in this one. milk chocolate, dark chocolate, cocoa. not much vanilla in the mouth. slick bourbon finish. full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
joeneugs (5629) - Livermore, California, USA - MAY 25, 2013
22 oz. bomber purchased at the brewery. No vintage on bottle. It pours a dark brown/cola color with a decent tan head. The aroma is pretty nice with lots of cocoa, lighter notes of vanilla and some sweet caramel that Iím guessing is the bourbon influence since I donít remember getting that from the regular version. A little bit of phenols come out as you swirl the glass that keeps this from being really nice. The flavor is pleasant enough with a cola sweetness (that I do remember from the regular version) caramel, and some barrel char and bourbon near the finish. Decent vanilla notes as well. I wish there was more of the cacao in the flavor. The body is a bit on the thin side, but I donít really mind as it helps the drinkability. Not superb, but I can dig thisÖ no sweat.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BrewDad (5328) - Olympia, Washington, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Dark black in color, thin tan head. Big bourbon aroma. This was a big malt build with a terrific bourbon flavor lingering. A fantastic Bourbon Barrel brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bb (8452) - Alamo, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Draft. Blackish beer with a tan head. Light bourbon and malt aroma with light chocolate. Light chocolate and light bourbon lingers with malt. Medium bodied. Light bourbon lingers with light chocolate and light malt. Needs more barrel time.


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