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RATINGS: 139   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2555) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - NOV 19, 2011
Bottle shared thanks to Dmac. Pours out a moderate brown color with a small head. Aroma is of coffee, light chocolate and some vanilla notes. Taste is chocolate, vanilla, tobacco, some lingering sweetness.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (776) - Albany, California, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Big tan foamy head. Lots of carbonation coating side of glass. Light cocoa aroma. Flavors of dark cocoa and brown sugars. Aftertaste of bittersweet cocoa powder. Average body, which is a bit thin for an imperial. Still, pretty good imho.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (10145) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 30, 2011
Cask. Pours opaque with a medium creamy tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is chocolate, cookie, and roast malt with vanilla,chipotle and dark fruity esters. Flavor is heavy malt with vanilla and chocolate, light chipotle, light bitterness and a sweet finish. Medium body, warmth and carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 18, 2011
(22oz bottle) Pours a clear amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, and cola. Flavor of cocoa, roasted malt, and vanilla.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (9559) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 17, 2011
UPDATED: OCT 18, 2011 Bottle… Pours dark brown with a small, creamy, taupe head. Decent retention. The aroma is a swirl of chocolate crème, vanilla, milk chocolate, singed marshmallow and deeply roasted malts. Full-bodied and creamy with kicked-back carbonation. The flavor is roasty, sweet and chocolaty with a hint of vanilla. It’s a little too sweet and becomes a bit cloying after a while. Roasty, chocolaty, moderately sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of scraff!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blomster (259) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 28, 2011
Old rating, on tap at SF Beer Week 2010 Opening Gala, as "Tenzing Imperial Porter", guess they had to change the name of the beer... One of many favourites that night. Dark pour with a beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, lots of chocolate, rounded off with smooth vanilla. Just the right amount of vanilla for me. Kept coming back for more during the night.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigguns22 (710) - Maryland, USA - SEP 23, 2011
This beer is great.love this beer if you like big porters this is the one.Pour dark with a huge tan head with various size bubbles.Aromas of chocolate,vanilla and malts.Rich malty flavor with notes of chocolate and vanilla. Just great....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3401) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2011
22 oz bottle. Dark brown with a fluffy beige head. Nose is carob, oats and chocolate caramel. Creamy medium body with a buzz. Taste is vanilla, dark chocolate, marshmallow and bitter coffee bean. A solid porter benefits nicely from the beans and nibs. Rich and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
HughConway (805) - Washington, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Bottle. Pours black with think tan head. Roast aroma, taste of spicy vanilla, vanilla finish. Clean beer, not complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1128) - Maryland, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Poured black with a small off-white head. Aroma has lots of roasted chocolate and coffee. Some vanilla as well. Taste is very roasted with lots of chocolate malts. The taste surprisingly turns very smooth and sweet with lots of coffee and vanilla. Some dark fruit as well. Finish has some nice burnt coffee flavors with vanilla and some raspberries. Overall very smooth and well balanced.

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