nickel (1221) - UKRAINE - SEP 4, 2017 johnadam2002 (529) - Hainesport, New Jersey, USA - APR 4, 2008
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured black with a brown creamy head. Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Smells amazing. Smooth bourbon and vanilla flavors. As Brenton stated earlier is the only "flaw" is the body. Not as thick as others but still beautifully done. Thanks to Mreusch for suppling this a long time ago.
Aroma: explosive aroma of bourbon, wood, chocolate and coffee
Taste: thick and saturated flavor of chocolate, wood, coffee and roasted malt.
Tastes like mild and drinkable bourbon enhanced by coffee and chocolate.
scotlandjake (4) - - AUG 7, 2017 does not count
but nice and rich coffee flavored
Good dark stout. Not the best. But good
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone beskid (259) - Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - JUN 18, 2017
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2017 vs XIX. Noble aroma with caramel, moss, wet forest, alcohol. Very drinkable with coffee, chocolate, lots of barrel notes, vanilla. A little bit more body and less carbonation could make it perfect. ads135 (4923) - 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 (1968) - 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 (1957) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 27, 2017
Black pour, small brown head. Aroma of dark chocolate, oak and mocha. Fantastic flavor, quite similar, quite chocolaty. dinkle50 (1531) - 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 (2577) - 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.