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Peak XV Imperial Porter - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Peak XV Imperial PorterPeak XV Imperial Porter

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BA SCORE
75
okay

99 Ratings
THE BROS
64
poor

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.2
pDev: 27.5%
Wants: 0
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Black Diamond Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: 1759Girl on 08-01-2010)
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1.3/5  rDev -59.4%
look: 3 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.25

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.

dvb, May 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

a77cj7, Thursday at 07:10 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

lillitnn92, Wednesday at 02:38 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +40.6%

DeadeyeOTDO, Nov 03, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -53.1%

djmichaelk, Nov 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Keith_R, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
1/5  rDev -68.8%

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.

WAbeerfiend, Oct 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

mbeerdino21, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of avwrite
3.8/5  rDev +18.8%

Strong coffee tastes in this. Very flavorful and has a nice burnt, smoky smell to it. It's a bit heavy going down, but pleasing. I enjoyed it.

avwrite, Aug 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

Kramerwtmf, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

DrBier, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

robgage, Jun 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

wrightst, Jun 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +17.2%

bigeyedfish89, Jun 10, 2014
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3/5  rDev -6.3%

Latarnik, May 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev +25%

atrocity, May 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

mpenning13, Apr 19, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

casapy, Apr 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

DoubleSimcoe, Mar 19, 2014
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1/5  rDev -68.8%

TomG2751, Mar 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +9.4%

zeff80, Feb 23, 2014
Photo of i4ourgot
3.86/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

i4ourgot, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +32.8%

skholbrook1982, Feb 07, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

GraduatedCashew, Feb 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +1.6%

BillRoth, Dec 16, 2013
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Peak XV Imperial Porter from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
75 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.