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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scottw86 (1090) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8044) - , New Jersey, USA - AUG 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours black. Tan head. Nose/taste of vanilla, sarsaparilla, light lactose, cocoa and toasted black malt. A bit over carbonated. Medium body. Mild roastiness.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
arminjewell (6100) - Farmington Hills, Michigan, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle thanks to SS, gushed out of bottle. Aroma is carbon dioxide acid, lactic acid some roast, but really infected. Taste is some slight roast, but lots of lactic acid, not good. Wish it wasn’t infected...

2.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
SirADNielsen (8949) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Bottle @ home, courtesy of Armin. Incredibly lively head. Brown appearance with a huge light brown head. Cola, light brown, sour nose. Fairly sour, cola, caramel nutty, bitter, nasty, funky flavor. Infected unfortunately.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11351) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 21, 2011
Draft. Largge beige head, black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, faint anise. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate, roast, some earthy. Medium-full body, some stickiness, creaminess, low carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
craftbeerdesign (2167) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JUL 20, 2011
4 oz on tap at ChurchKey. black pour with a small tan head. great nose full of vanilla and chocolate. medium body - creamy throughout with more vanilla, coffee, chocolate and nice roasted malts. sweet finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JohnnyJ (4271) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Bottle at Stone sour ale fest. Dark brown pour, with a tan head. Roasted malts, dry dark chocolate, vanilla, light notes of oak, and some dark fruit. Kind of boozy, but warming. A fairly dry, bitter imperial porter.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rmussman (1702) - California, USA - APR 28, 2011
I really like this brew. Pours with a big nose on it. Porter qualities are strong.. Roasted malts, strong alcohol. Great winter brew.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JaBier (4834) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - APR 19, 2011
Bottle purchased at City Beer back in August. Pours dark brown with a huge tan head. Boozy and malty nose with notes of chocolate, vanilla, caramel and tobacco. Flavor starts with caramel malt and becomes booze and somewhat subtle vanilla before a bitter chocolate finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
thetmaxx (742) - West Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 20, 2011
Poured into a 12oz glass. Colour is basically black, with thick tan head. Aroma is interesting, trying to put a finger on what I smell... Coriander is notice, some alcohol smell. Flavour is also of alcohol, but still other fruit and floral flavours come through, maybe slightly oaky. Overall it is in the barley wine category, of which I’m not as familiar with.


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