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RATINGS: 149   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

AZBennett's rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AZBennett (114) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - APR 15, 2013
Pours a thin looking brown with a small tan head that disappears quickly. The nose is cocoa, cream and metal (yeah I know its what I smell). Taste is vanilla, chocolate, cola, and black cherries. The body is heavier than it looks though it has slight medicinal tingle factor that is present. Overall this is a slightly above average Imp. Porter. It suffers in the appearance and flavor departments with strange characteristics that I attempted to quantify. I wouldn’t pass this up if it were opened at a tasting, but I wouldn’t seek it out if there were other options.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
rdixon77 (1975) - Georgia, USA - APR 7, 2016
Nice big porter. Vanilla dominates and almost gives it a weird coconut aroma. Plenty of chocolate. A mild bitterness. Solid.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5111) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - FEB 24, 2016
Bottle from The Wine Specialist. Dark brown body with thin tan head. Nose is malts, caramel, dark berries, vanilla, floral notes. Taste is malts, spices, milky, licorice, caramel. Creamy texture. Sweet finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kyzr (1312) - Belgrade, Montana, USA - DEC 29, 2015
Dark brown pour with smallish brown head. Nutty roasted malt nose. Flavor is nice with coffee and hints of chocolate. Roasted malt and nutty finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerandhockey8 (321) - Three Forks, Montana, USA - NOV 22, 2015
From 22oz bottle to snifter. Pour is a nice black color, thick tan head. Nose is chocolate, malt, vanilla. Taste is sweet, bitterness coming through.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (8822) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 6, 2015
Bottle, shared at game night. Very dark brown, copper highlights. Sweet cocoa and vanilla, quite full bodied, sweet with a moderately bitter finish. Nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
andrewje41 (2407) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle poured and split. Pours a near black with a tan ring head. Big vanilla bean aroma. Rich malt, cinnamon, chocolate, and vanilla. Like German chocolate cake. A little coconut. Tasty porter for sure.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
slowrunner77 (8999) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 7, 2015
The rich vanilla definitely makes this nice, though there are faults in the base beer. Still easily the best black diamond I’ve ever had. Medium bodied, a touch of something astringent in the nose and flavor. Subtle for sure, but still a slight distraction. Otherwise dark roast and vanilla dominates both. Pleasant enough, but a one timer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ICEatALAMO (1245) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 21, 2015
Bottle. The pour is black. The aroma is chocolate and malt. The taste seems a little off, a slight funk to it. Almost a coconut finish to it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (2056) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAR 19, 2015
Bomber shared pours a dark brown to almost black with mocha head. The aroma is amazingly delicious plenty of pure vanilla bean and large amounts of dark chocolate. The flavors are more of the Same in a rich delicious blend. I find no wrong in this beer unless you don’t like vanilla and chocolate. The malts are well roasted.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
WABeerFiend (376) - - JAN 16, 2015
Poured into a tulip on 05.30.14. A: 3 1/2 finger tan head. Midnight black with a lot of red at the bottom. S: Vanilla bean, but not sweet. It has some funk too. T: Pickles, vinegar, and funk dominate. Chemical vanilla, cough syrup, and battery acid are more subtle. O: This was undrinkable on the first sip. It was very sour. Maybe it was infected? Drain pour.

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