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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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What compels a journey- Beyond the realm of possibilities? Peak XV- The Earth’s highest mountain- Was first measured in 1856, then renamed Mt. Everest nine years later. In 20 years the ascent was proposed, but it would be another 68 years (and several unsuccessful attempts later) before the summit was finally reached. In admiration of the human spirit and the courage required to accomplish this supreme feat, we offer this dark towering brew. Subtle undertones of vanilla are brought forth using multiple sources of whole vanilla beans, followed by a stupendous nose of dark chocolate - Provided by locally sourced cacao nibs. The flavor is massive chocolate, creamy vanilla, toasty and malty. The finish is epic.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Haslinger (865) - The World of Beer, Texas, USA - DEC 5, 2013
from a bottle pours deep brown with a frothy head, smells great like coffee and chocolate. Tastes a bit thin but very much like coffee, tastes like a an iced mocha, very solid beer

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ibrew2or3 (6835) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - NOV 2, 2013
This 2011 vintage bottle, thanks to Myron, pours with a nice looking mahogany colored body that supports a tan head of foam. The aroma offers up sweet malts and freshly mixed chocolate milk, heavy on the chocolate that bursts out of the glass. The taste is similar and full of yum where it tastes surprising like over chocolate Nestle chocolate milk where there are thin smatterings of malts here and there. Wow, nearly straight up chocolate goodness, I like it.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - OCT 25, 2013
Dark brown pour, minimal head. Aroma is roasty chocolate and caramel. Flavor is all chocolate and coffee.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (874) - California, USA - AUG 26, 2013
An incredible porter. Pours a beautiful syrupy black with a brown head. Smells like raisins, coffee and vanilla. A huge amount of vanilla in the taste. Some more coffee and chocolate too. Paired with Mushroom Lamb burger, the beer is smoothed out, becomes richer, and has some more chocolate in the finish. A damn good beer! Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Darwenus (547) - Virginia, USA - AUG 7, 2013
Pours copper brown with cherry highlights and an average, tan head. The aroma is coffee and hops. The flavor is both strong and tart. I typically enjoy porters that are a little richer and sweeter than this, but this was good. I don’t know if it would pair with food as well as, for insance, Sierra Nevada’s Porter does. But it is good.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
Fatehunter (1179) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Poured into an imperial pint glass. Nice finger and half of tan head on a black body. The aroma is chocolate with a touch of vanilla. It’s nice but tough to distinguish any other smells. Well, this combination of porter, vanilla beans and cacao nibs is a bad idea. There’s a bitter/sour/chocolate taste throughout that ruins the whole thing. The texture is thicker with low carbonation. Not recommended unless you’d like a sour chocolate porter.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5650) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Dark brown pour with a large tan head. The aroma is full of heavy milk chocolate with some vanilla and roasted malt. The flavor is very similar with the heavy chocolate and roasted malt notes complimented some dark fruit and vanilla. Medium mouthfeel and high, prickly carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rayOfBeer (665) - El Cerrito, California, USA - JUL 14, 2013
Tap: blackish pour with medium-sized tan head. Aroma is malty with roast grain and a little charred wood. Flavor is thick malt with some chocolate and vanilla notes, coffee, salt and roasted grain. Fairly sweet with just traces of a grain bitterness. Tasty beer with nice flavor for easy sipping with spicy wings.

1
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 1/20
MacBoost (1246) - Pouring Bus, New York, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Horrible infected mess. Only positive attribute is it looked good. Sour garbage juice that needs to be avoided at all costs. completely fucked.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
alexandersh (196) - Gilbert, Arizona, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bottle; Color: Chocolate brown. Aroma: Sweet cocoa/malt/sugar. Flavor: Rich and thick with pretty impressive complexity. Tastes of dark chocolate thick and rich enough to satisfy any chocolate lovers palate. Vanilla is also tasted on a smaller scale, but absolutely delicous.


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