RATINGS: 125   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09/5   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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jsnicholas (681) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2017
Bottle (22oz). Dark brown with very small tan head. Aroma was some sweetness and bourbon. Taste was the same. Warming. Nice blend of ales that I love.

4.6
ansalon (4122) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2017
Pours very dark brown with a low tan head. Aromas of muscovado sugar, raisins, figs, caramel, roasted nuts, roasted malt, cocoa. Taste is toffee with oak, caramel, raisins, nutty notes, vanilla, spirits, light cocoa notes. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation and slightly oily.

4.6
kryon (3848) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - AUG 22, 2017
Pours black with minimal head Aromas brilliant of bourbon, cocoa, coconut, chocolate, vanilla, raisins, viol, brown sugar, light notes of coffee , toffee Taste has notes of toffee, muscavado, oak, caramel, bourbon, vanilla, raisins, chocolate, hints of dark fruits Mouthfeel is smooth, velvety, creamy, full bodied, sweet with low carbonation and almost no bitterness

4.4
Ktwse (5458) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 22, 2017
Pours black with low tan head. Aroma of bourbon, chocolate, butterscotch, vanilla, raisins, dried fruit and muscovado. Taste is sweet, boozy, rich and fiery finish. Rich and creamy body with soft carbonation.

4.7
77ships (11051) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JUL 30, 2017
Big thanks to Dowon! Bomber split by 3. Black, thick tanned head. Nose is lightly boozy warming very thick sweet maple, bourbon, brandy syrup, caramel, mocha, pralines, low molasses. Taste is boozier malt syrup, bourbon, brandy, sugar, sweet, low maple, touch molasses, pralines, all the thick sweet goodness you could want, body is likewise,… Damn. This series remains so tight.

3.8
kraddel (8890) - Antwerp, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2017
Pours very dark brown. Small white head. Smell is bit booze, some oak. Taste is full, sharp bourbon, boozy notes. Mild raisins, nice mouthfeel and carbonation. A bit harsh on the boozyness as it goes in, but it quickly mellows out during the taste . Nice

4.3
jake65 (4000) - 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 (8476) - 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 (5585) - 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 (3327) - 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


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