RATINGS: 119   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.08/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 414   ABV: 13.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
We blended together 235 oak barrels and four different beers creating something truly complex and exceptional.” – Brewmaster Matt Brynildson

Parabola / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 33.33% of Final Blend / Russian Imperial Oatmeal Stout

Stickee Monkee / Aged in Bourbon and Whiskey Barrels / 33.33% of Final Blend / Central Coast Quad Brewed with Belgian Candi and Mexican Turbinado (brown) Sugar

Bravo / Aged in Bourbon and Brandy Barrels / 16.6% of Final Blend / Imperial Brown Ale

Velvet Merkin / Aged in Bourbon Barrels / 16.6% of Final Blend / Traditional Oatmeal Stout

As a finished beer, XIX is a rich, chocolaty, chewy brew with brandy-soaked raisin and holiday fruitcake flavors. The blend is anchored by equal parts Stickee Monkee and Parabola, which combine to create a dense chocolate truffle-like base. Velvet Merkin and Bravo lend their spicy oak, leather and fruity accents to complete the brew. The beer is unfiltered and unfined so there will be a small amount of sediment in the bottom of the bottle. XIX is best enjoyed poured carefully into a half-filled brandy snifter or wine glass. Allow it to warm to 55F to fully enjoy the pleasing and complex aromas. As the beer sits and breathes in the glass the true complexity of this blend is revealed, so take your time. If you wait to open your bottle later, store it in a cool dark place. I suspect, like our other Anniversary offerings, that this beer will age well and change favorably for years to come.

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4.3
jake65 (3695) - Meridian, Idaho, USA - JUL 9, 2017
Bottle share, thanks Stevoj. Dark brown pour with a modest tan head. The aroma is decadent… one of those pours I could sit around and just sniff all evening. Great barrel notes, chocolate, vanilla, brown sugar, mocha… wonderful aroma. The taste delivers a balanced blend of barrel notes to go with the layers of sweetness in the blend. Lots of influence from the bourbon barrel, chocolate, vanilla, coconut. A little bit of dark pitted fruit. Seamless layers of flavor. An excellent beer.

4.3
BuckeyeBoy (7680) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2017
22oz bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out brown topped with a tan head. Nose is amazing marshmallow barrel notes tones of sweetness toffee wow. Taste is more of the great barrel sweetness booze still hanging on very nice.

4.3
stevoj (5040) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from Albertsons, cellared. Smooth, oily black pour, tiny ring of head. Aroma, wow! Deep and rich, mildly sweet, chocolate, roast grains. Taste, even better. Smooth and slick, molasses, roast grains, fruity notes. Near perfect blend of their barrel beers.

4.3
AWISLguy (3109) - Wisconsin, USA - JUN 19, 2017
650ml bottle from phesterjau, cellared 16 months had side by side with XX, and shared by all during ck1 birthday trip. Thanks Jess! Sweet thick malts. Big barrel. Smooth. Excellent! 16.7

4.2
MarcoDL (4936) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 10, 2017
Bottle at tasting. Dark pour. Aroma of red fruit, vanilla, milk chocolate, caramel fudge and cherry. Taste has milk chocolate, bourbon vanilla, raisin, booze, nuts, ripe fruit and a long lasting finish. I expected something amazing and got what I wanted.

4.4
AirForceHops (7238) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - APR 16, 2017
650 ml bottle, shared 3 ways. Pitch black color, thin tan head. Aroma shows me roasted malts, vanilla, light bourbon, brandy notes, cream, milk chocolate, plum notes, some biscuits.

Flavor is just wonderful. Moderate bourbon throughout the sip, vanilla, brownie batter hints. The sip ends on toffee and some oak. Honestly, every time I take a sip I get a combination of different flavors. The complexity of this is high. The alcohol is damn near completely hidden. This one will sneak up on you. Delightful.

4.2
AdamChandler (5051) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 15, 2017
Bomber from AFH. Thanks so much dude! Split 3 ways. Fridge temp and warmed up in stemware.

A - This is a dark brown to black beer, 1 finger big bubbly head.

S - Smells incredible. Figs, raisin, vanilla, coconut, cocoa, fudge,

T - Holy moly. MMMMM YEAH. This is a bourbon fudge bomb. Sweet, not really boozy. Finish is coconut.

M - Very thick, it’s like a syrupy malt bomb barleywine.

O - I know my rate here is weak. but it’s the last beer of the evening but this is fantastic. Delicious.


4.2
furthur (1192) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - APR 2, 2017
Deep, almost opaque reddish black beer, almond colored head. Aroma is roasting malt, raisin, vanilla, molasses, cookies, figs. Taste is malt, coffee, vanilla, cookies, toast, raisin, fig, cola. Paler is smooth and rich, carbonation average, holding up well. Super beer.

4.2
Gerbeer (3753) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 18, 2017
On tap. Pours a dark brown with very light head. Aromas of brown sugar, raisins, bourbon and sweet toasted malts. Rich flavors of same, very much chewy bourbon raisins on a sweet malt base with light nutty chocolate. Yummy.

4.1
anders37 (26625) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 5, 2017
Bottle. Pours a dark brown black color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy woody caramel dark fruit vanilla aroma. Fruity malty woody vanilla chocolate caramel flavor. Has a fruity malty woody caramel vanilla dark fruit finish.


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