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45
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RATINGS: 153   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.53/5   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
What compels a journey- Beyond the realm of possibilities? Peak XV- The Earths 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.

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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beachbum25 (1086) - Powellville, Maryland, USA - DEC 17, 2011
On tap @ Pizza Tugos, Ocean City, Md- dark pour w/a slight tan head. Sweet aroma. Big chocolate flavor, some vanilla, some coffee, fair amount of carbonation. Smooth & easy to drink, enjoyable brew.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (5720) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - DEC 8, 2011
22 oz bomber thanks to boamr, thanks Ryan. Poured a thinner looking super dark brown with a smaller foamy beige head. Aroma of cheap sugary dry chocolate, raisin, prunes, rotting vanilla, just really sweet overall. Syrupy body with average carbonation and a lingering sweetness on the swallow. Flavor isnt as sweet as the aroma, olive juice and cola soaked bread. Too sweet in the aroma and after taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kmweaver (3207) - Petaluma, California, USA - NOV 23, 2011
22oz bottle, purchased somewhere in South Bay. Pours a deep cola-brown color; foamy, fine-bubbled medium-tan head; solid lacing. Plenty of milk and dark chocolate, cocoa, and plenty of cola along with some warming alcohol cutting through; for all thats going on here, it seems a touch hollow. Medium to medium-high body; modest CO2; leads with warming vinous alcohol and cocoa, with layers of chocolate underneath; that ethanol note gets progressively more sharp. Lasting finish of cocoa, dark chocolate, and touches of vanilla; that vanilla contribution doesnt really come through all that much for me with so much else going on.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ughsmash (7508) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Bomber. Poured clear, deeper garnet with a creamy tan head. The aroma picked up sweet cocoa and vanilla over moderately-roasted chocolates and a hit of honey.. more lovely cocoa and smoky notes on the back of the nose.. very good. The flavor found light-moderately-roasted and lightly-soured dark chocolate, cocoa, and vanilla notes throughout.. nice spicy kick over more vanilla and cocoa on the decadent finish.. tight-bubbled carbonation worked well in there.. tasty stuff! Medium-bodied and well-carbonated on the palate.. there was a lot of sweetness, but it never became a problem.. I would gladly drink a lot of this.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (3135) - Ocean County, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
robertjm (857) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12334) - Escondido, California, 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (12851) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopscotch (10708) - 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 crme, 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. Its a little too sweet and becomes a bit cloying after a while. Roasty, chocolaty, moderately sweet finish. Bottle courtesy of scraff!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
blomster (288) - Gteborg, 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.


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