MullMan (1099) - New York, USA - DEC 19, 2009
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
500ml bottle from Draegers in San Mateo. turns out I can get this in NJ anyway! black body, dark tan/light brown thick fluffy/rocky head. aroma is dark chocolate, some vanilla, bourbon, a little prune. some oak and molasses too. body has lively carbonation, dry boozy/bourbony malt, chocolate liquer, and oaky flavor, balanced by baking chocolate, roasted malt, and a little bit of piney hops. great blizzard beer!
bnielsen13 (261) - Richfield, Minnesota, USA - AUG 13, 2016
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle @ home, XV version. Pours very dark brown with a tan head.Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, sweet chocolate, toffee. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, Oak, very smooth. Damn fine beer.
seehaferb23 (196) - - AUG 9, 2016
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Wonderful pallet and taste. Very flavorful but well balanced. Cannery Row Beer Club gives it 7 thumbs up.
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Strykzone (6628) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - AUG 3, 2016
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Sampled at Llewylens Barrel Aged Blow Out event during STL CBW. Black with just a little foam. What I want a bourbon barrel aged stout to smell like. Nice. Just a little char here with big roast. Bourbon is nice. Earth and huge malts. Dark fruit. Warming. Subtleties can come through despite this being a big beer. Very well done.
GarageBrewer80 (367) - SWEDEN - JUL 20, 2016
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Flaska från Bishop Örebro. Mörk, djup svart färg med smutsbrun skumkrona. Söt, doft av toffe, choklad och bourbon- fat. Smak av detsamma.
Fashawn (583) - ITALY - JUN 4, 2016
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with Fullob’s . Aroma of bourbon ,oak. Chocolate , vanilla,hint of cappuccino, some berries, sugar. Wonderful aroma, this one is XIV vintage, Aged beutifully. Sì dry at the end. A lot of chocolate, sweet chocolate , dark chocolate, all type og chocolate in this world. Oily mouthfeel,gently, fry, long and hot boozy finish
McTapps (6448) - Reutlingen, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from trade with HenrikO, many thanks!! The beer has got a deep black colour with a smooth body and smooth head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, barrel and plums. Taste of barrel, woods,plums,bittersweet chocolate, whiskey, woods, rum, plums and dark fruits. Intense and delicious.
sebastokrator (55) - - MAY 22, 2016
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
XVII: Inky black with a creamy tan head. Nose is mostly bourbon and wood. Tastes of oxidized coffee and heavily roasted, maybe even charred malt. More bourbon and vanilla appeared as the beer warned. Thick and moderately carbonated with pronounced alcohol warmness.
oldrtybastrd (5000) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a deep dark brown color. Small tan head head that lasted throughout. Aromas of bourbon and wood. Flavor was a lot of bourbon, hints of smoke, chocolate. Full bodied and creamy. Tasted more bourbon than beer. WOW, this is a flavorful beer!!
klm1 (871) - - APR 29, 2016
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: APR 30, 2016 XVIII: pours black color, clear, with light brown/beige to brown creamy head. Visually low carbonation; Aroma; intense roasted dark malt aroma, with notes of coffee, cocoa powder, supported with bourbon note, vanilla, molasses, wood, tobacco, and rich hop aroma, which takes on dark fruits and pine.
Similar is flavor, with rich, intense notes of roasted malts, which takes on coffe, cocoa powder, bitter sweet chocolate, vanilla, molasses, supported with bourbon note and hop flavors, which takes on pine and dark fruits.
Everything is very well balanced: alcohol warmth is noticeable, but not overdone. Hop bitteness is also high, but still balanced with maltiness.
Finish is slightly roasted, with note of bourbon and hint of hop fruitiness. Body is full texture is silky smooth, carbonation is low. Too overpriced.
Savage_Night (414) - California, USA - APR 22, 2016
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with a massive light brown head that just won’t go down and great carbonation. AROMA: loads of bourbon oak notes, herbal hop bitterness, dark bitter chocolate, woody, herbs, spices, phenolic, soy sauce, dark tart dry stone fruit, earthy, yeast esters, dank, leaves, peppercorns, vanilla, roasty, faint citrus, molasses, boozy, dry tobacco, smoky and very faint berries. TASTE: loads of bourbon oak notes, herbal hop bitterness, dark bitter chocolate, woody, herbs, spices, tannins, soy sauce, dark tart dry stone fruit, earthy, leaves, black peppercorns, vanilla, roasty, faint citrus, molasses, boozy, smoky and charred oak. AFTER TASTE: dark rich malt, hop bitterness, spices, molasses, bourbon oak and vanilla with an oily medium thick spiced boozy finish.