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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52   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.


3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fiulijn (15060) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 16, 2012
Tasting at Papsø’s
Dark brown color, close to black, with small head, no retention. Aroma of cheap vanilla and cheap coffee, pond water. The body is weaker than expected, the mouthfeel is semi-dry; it has a strong flavor of dark chocolate and roasted malts, with some alcohol booziness; some liquorice too; moderate sweetness in the final.
Chaotic; too easy to brew something like this, just a lot of ingredients.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25084) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - JUN 16, 2012
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of Elwood. Pours a clear orangey brown with a small beige head. Sweet roasty nose. Medium body, sweet roast with the vanilla really shining through - gets a little cloying perhaps. Some sweet licorice as well. Roasty finish with some late alcohol. 160612

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
mcberko (6873) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 6, 2012
22 oz. bottle, pours a dark dark brown with a small tan head. Aroma of vanilla, cocoa nibs, booze, some almond extract and paint thinner. Flavour of vanilla upfront, cocoa nibs, sweet liqueur and ends very, very boozy. Thin-bodied, but rich in flavour. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Opaque black. Bourbon and mocha nose. Full bodied and thick on the palate with a rich dose of dark chocolate. Good carbonation keeps this in balance. Creamy texture.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oRos (1155) - sacramento, California, USA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle from beerboxer. Has a nice sweet malty taste. Dark chocolate flavor. Would of thought it was a stout.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
topher_78 (28) - California, USA - MAY 18, 2012
The beer poured black as night, with 1/2 a fingers worth of a mocha head that left little to no lacing. The aroma is of sweet vanilla, chocolate and roasted malt. The flavor is of heavy vanilla, bitter-sweet chocolate, toasted malt and espresso. The mouth feel has very little in the way of carbonation, so it’s heavy and coats your tongue as it runs over your palate, leaving a slight alcohol warming sensation in the back of your throat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6231) - Brier, Washington, USA - APR 28, 2012
22. Pours jet black with a dense and creamy tan head and decent drippy lace. Not a total show pony, but looks good. Big bourbony nose, lots of chocolate and vanilla. Thick creamy body. Mid palate heaps with chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. Nice sweet stuff. We’ve been here before more than once, but it’s always a nice place to come back and visit. A little too sweet and goopy to be truly amazing, but definitely a bottle to savor with your feet up.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Petronius (55) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 19, 2012
I smell vanilla and roast; tastes semi-sweet chocolate and raisins. Kinda thin, but good.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
riversideAK (5625) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Nose of vanilla cocoa. Roast and earth.a little nutty. Very sweet aroma. Pours brown with a thin tan head. Flavora are sweet throighout with vanilla andI earthy cocoa notes. Mild bitterness roast and more vsnilla. Light body medium carb. The beer needs more asseetiveness as it seems like a boring brown ale treatment. Not horrible by any means.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5061) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 25, 2012
Bomber. Pours a clear dark brown body with a one finger fizzy beige head that faded to a wispy partial covering. The nose is quite rich and intense, lots of milk chocolate, some vanilla bean, light roast, and some light caramel. The flavoring is a little over the top though, almost extending into the Southern Tier realm. Heavily laced with vanilla, the cocoa comes in a close second, which doesn’t leave too much room for the actual beer to express itself. All bells and whistles and no substance. Very sweet and a little tiring on the palate after less than half a bottle. Rather thick and chewy in texture with soft carbonation. Not terrible, but not something I’d try again or recommend seeking out.


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