Peak XV Imperial Porter - Black Diamond Brewing Co.
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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 49 | Display Reviews Only:
3.86/5 rDev +20.6%
The aroma was light coffee and chocolate with a hint of vanilla. Appearance was dark with very little head that was tan in color. The beers mouth feel was smooth with low carbonation. The flavor was chocolate with a slight almost plum flavor on the first few sips. That gave way to a dominant chocolate flavor with a sweet coffee finish. There was a definite alcohol flavor that was noticeable but not un-pleasant.
02-19-2014 03:43:07 | More by i4ourgot
2.56/5 rDev -20%
Poured into an imperial pint glass. Nice finger and half of tan head on a black body.
The aroma is chocolate with a touch of vanilla. It's nice but tough to distinguish any other smells.
Well, this combination of porter, vanilla beans and cacao nibs is a bad idea. There's a bitter/sour/chocolate taste throughout that ruins the whole thing.
The texture is thicker with low carbonation.
Not recommended unless you'd like a sour chocolate porter.
07-27-2013 03:23:13 | More by Fatehunter
3.24/5 rDev +1.3%
I poured this slightly colder than chilled into a nonic, the bomber was shared with Kasey.
The color is dark walnut brown with light tan cap with fine bead and spotty lace pattern is left on the glass. The smell is mildly vanilla with some light cocoa and subtle toasted accent in the nose. The feel is not especially great, but it does have a light nuttiness with subtle tannin from the nibs and mild yeast element which adds to the tanginess and moderate carbonation with some dry aspects in the finish with low alcohol presence.
The flavor is lacking in the respect that the yeast tanginess is out of place, perhaps it is a tannin from the cacao nib but the vanilla and malt suffers in the taste as a result and it is not a flavor that you want to linger since it has a vegetal element that doesn't meld well with the mild toasted malt flavors. overall it is a good beer but not great considering what what into it. I won't say I wouldn't get it again because overall this wasn't terrible, but it is not the first vanilla bean and cacao nib beer I would reach for if you know what I mean.
06-23-2013 23:54:08 | More by Slatetank
2.73/5 rDev -14.7%
22oz bottle poured into a large stein. Can't find a best by or bottled on date.
Pours black with a bug luxurious head, which fades very slowly, and is supported by a healthy amount of carbonation. Smell is chocolatey, a little vanilla, yeast.
Taste is chocolatey, vanilla, sweet. Some cherry. Too sweet. I expect a lot more roastiness from a porter. Something about this makes me think of a chocolate soda. It is not bad, but not what I want from a porter.
Mouthfeel is thick but has an oily slickness. Overall, this is not a well conceived beer.
05-24-2013 22:28:33 | More by snaotheus
1.3/5 rDev -59.4%
Serving Type: 22-ounce bomber purchased at the Olympia, WA Cost Plus World Market.
Appearance: Nice looking beer. Near-black opacity with a tan head that dissipates quickly, but not *too* quickly. This is where the fun ends.
Smell/taste: A few years ago, I made a doppelbock from an extract kit. It was extremely rich, under-attenuated and had a funky aftertaste that I just can't put into words. That's this beer. It smells and tastes just like it. But why does an imperial porter taste like a bad extract kit doppelbock? I don't know; you tell me. This is just bad. Drain pour.
Mouthfeel: It's about what you would expect: thick and sticky. In this case, that is not a good thing.
05-01-2013 02:27:13 | More by dvb
Peak XV Imperial Porter from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.