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RATINGS: 126   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
tripelthreat (186) - Soquel, California, USA - NOV 26, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a tan fine bubbled head with good retention and some light lacing on a mahogany black body. Aroma is coffee, roast and boozy bourbon vanilla. There’s coffee, light bittersweet chocolate, roasted malt, and some smokiness in the finish. Flavor is a bit flat in spots. The body is medium full and very creamy. Not remarkable but a good beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ben4321 (3560) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Location: 22 oz bottle from State Line, 11/13/12

Aroma: The nose is quite sweet and chocolaty, with some light roast, with a little vanilla and caramel
Appearance: This one pours a dark brown color with a small brown head and medium lace
Flavor: Tastes sweet, not as sweet as the nose, the roast comes out a bit more, and there’s a mild bitterness
Palate: The body is medium-plus, with a roasty feel to it, not too sticky, and an average carbonation
Overall Impression: This is a pretty solid porter, though it is quite sweet. It is also quite drinkable and it has a pretty decent feel to it, but it isn’t a standout by any means.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
wheresyourball (445) - El Cajon, California, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Bottle from Bev4Less in Santee. Pours an amber brown color with small head. Maybe I got an infected bottle, but nose is all booze. Flavor is booze/whiskey with some chocolate and coffee. Drain pour.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
mjg74 (2459) - La Mesa, California, USA - SEP 5, 2012
Bomber from Windy City. Lightly roasted nose with a bit of milkiness. Roasted coffee flavored with some milk sugar and a hint of vanilla. This is a potent sweet dessert type of porter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sonnycheeba (3042) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown with thin, fizzy off-white head; extremely short retention and no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, figs, bourbon, vanilla, oak, earthy hops, and oak. Flavor is roast malt forward with good supporting earthy hops (light bitterness) and dark fruit esters; bourbon undertones throughout with a dry, coffee finish. Medium body, low carbonation, and medium warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (5272) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUL 17, 2012
Draught @ Brouwer’s Cafe, Seattle.
Pours deep ruby red color with small off-white head. Aroma of chocolate, hints of hone, dark ripe fruits, toffee, liquorice, salmiac and syrup. Flavour of honey, chocolate, mild coffee, dark berries and caramel. Very sweet palate with honeyish sweet palate.
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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (1943) - Manama, BAHRAIN - JUL 15, 2012
Deep brown with ruby highlights and a beige head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium body. Flavor is chocolate, toasted malt, light roast, vanilla, and a it of dark fruits. Finish is lingering chocolate and vanilla. Really enjoyable porter and paired great with my steak.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (5196) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - at drowland’s 7/7/12 going away tasting party - thanks to Robert. Dark black pour, thick mocha colored head. Chocolate in the aroma with some odd mildewy notes. Flavor has plenty of earthy potting soil, some mint, chocolate profile in the back end, a wee bit of vanilla. Thick enough mouthfeel.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (5958) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
7/7/12. Shared at my going away tasting by Robert! Huge milk chocolate and chocolate syrup aroma with a definite chocolate flavor as well. Not bad.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rbrazell (1452) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 7, 2012
Clear cola pour with a small white head. Smells like sweet chocolate, light roasted malts, and vanilla. Flavor is similar and ends slightly dry with a roasted notes and dry.


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