beskid (71) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2017 vs XIX. Noble aroma with caramel, moss, wet forest, alcohol. Very drinkable with coffee, chocolate, lots of barrel note, vanille. A little bit more body could make it perfect. Quite high carbonation. ads135 (4587) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUN 11, 2017
Aged this an additional five years and it may have been a bit too long. Would’ve like a bit more sweetness. Prefer the un-barrel aged version. SG111 (1762) - New York, USA - JUN 5, 2017
UPDATED: JUN 5, 2017 Bottled, XIX vintage. Pours black, tan head. Aroma is aged cheese. I’m hearing a lot of these got infected and that makes sense. Still has some leather, bourbon, musty, wine-like, sort of like Nelson hops. Flavor is bourbon, lots of leather, tobacco, smoke, chocolate, cheesey and kinda off. Probably infected which is a shame. Dimitri8 (95) - Pabianice, POLAND - MAY 28, 2017
2011 Bardzo fajny aromat beczki wymieszany z czekoladą. Gładkie, zero alkoholu, w smaku jak w aromacie. Genialne. Aroma of dark chocolate, oak and coffee. Flavor quite similar to aroma Tognetta (951) - São Paulo, BRAZIL - APR 29, 2017
Negra de espuma bege de média formação e pouca persistência.
O que se destaca no aroma é toffe e leve amadeirado, um pouco de acidez inesperada ao fundo.
Dulçor de média intensidade e leve torrado com madeira.
Corpo e carbonatação médios.
Final trás mais do Bourbon e amadeirado, mas faltou com a complexidade da versão tradicional, talvez tenha sido mal armazenada ou algo similar, ficou devendo.
williamstome (1865) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 27, 2017
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, oak and mocha. Fantastic flavor, quite similar, quite chocolaty. dinkle50 (1465) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 21, 2017
Review is for XVII
Jet black pour with a thin espresso head. Aroma is big time oak. Just tons of barrel character as well as some bourbon. A little chocolate as well. Medium bodied. Chocolate blast in the flavor along with some wood notes. Slight alcohol burn in the finish. Dark chocolate bitterness at the end as well. A little lace present. kevinator (2176) - The Colony, Texas, USA - MAR 5, 2017
Version XVII. Rich and full. Dark and heavy. Roasted malt, oak, toast, coffee with a slight sweetness. Bourbon was supportive, not overwhelming. NikkTwist (3193) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 16, 2017
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2017 Rare draft at Bru Craft. Billed as Anniversary XIX (11.2%) but some research suggests it should properly be rated here. Opaque black pour. Dense khaki head. Nice lace. Deep, rich, expansive Bourbon cocoa flavors. Dark toffee malts. Hazelnuts. Molasses. Peat. Burnt celeriac. Nutmeg. Vanilla bean. Tobacco. Silky body. Feels like a huge Baltic Stout. Tremendous stuff! A force to be reckoned with! fiveacestx (970) - Texas, USA - FEB 15, 2017
XVII bottle - dark pour with no head. A chocolate aroma and surprisingly just a little bourbon on the nose. A chocolate and vanilla taste along with a more obvious bourbon taste. Hints of malt, oak and licorice. Thin body.