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Peak XV Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter - Black Diamond Brewing Co.

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Peak XV Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter
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BA SCORE
88
very good

23 Ratings
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Ratings: 23
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.72%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 1
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LiquidAmber on 08-01-2012)
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650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Almost black. Transparent. Nice khaki head. Wispy.

Smell - Lots of bourbon. Chocolatey. Rich vanilla and caramel. A little bit of roast but not much.

Taste - Sharp whiskey. Vanilla. Chocolate comes out better than the whiskey version. A little bit of roast.

Mouthfeel - This seems to be a bit fuller than the whiskey version. Boozy. Medium carbonation.

Overall - The bourbon barrel works better than the whiskey barrel.

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Review from 9/2010 notes. Poured into a Seattle Beer week pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Thin light brown head that dissipates slowly into a ring around the glass, slippery lacing. Aroma of bourbon and toasted malt. Flavor of dark malt, oak, bourbon with vanilla developing in the middle, finishes with a dry slightly astringent dark malt flavor. Medium bodied. Flavors are right for a bourbon barrel aged porter, but needs a bit more support in the malt and more toasted malt flavor. The bourbon overwhelms the basic porter in this one. Enjoyable enough, but needs more flavor depth.

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I picked up a bottle of this on a clearance, liked a few other Black Diamond beers that I had so was hopeful. Great looking beer, the bourbon really comes out in the smell. Just a little bitter aftertaste but other than that a wonderful beer. Very balanced and easy to drink and does not go down like a 8.5% beer. Very impressive and I would certainly pick this up again if I could find it at the same price.

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Tastes of caramel, fig, brown sugar, cinnamon and cocoa. Hint of smokiness.

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A fairly decent but slightly cloying porter. A lot of good flavor and aroma, but the fruity elements are a bit rich and sweet, so the beer is a bit harder to drink than it could be. Despite that, enjoyable enough that it's worth a try at the right price.

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Peak XV Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Porter from Black Diamond Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.