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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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To celebrate our Sweet Sixteen, we made this Anniversary beer that builds itself on the shoulders of its predecessors. Using a bigger, bolder imperial stout, we age this beer for 21 months in oak bourbon barrels. The result - rich, decadent bourbon, vanilla and toffee; complimented by the chocolate and roast of the stout. Enjoy this beer from our Gold Medal winning Anniversary Series, because Sixteen is a milestone, but our life is just beginning.


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4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (529) - El Cajon, California, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle from Austin - thanks. Pours dark brown with a mocha head. Nose is huge chocolate sweetness, with malt, toffee, oak. Flavor is vanilla, chocolate, malt, toffee, light coffee. Slightly more watery mouthfeel than I was expecting. Had a few sips that reminded me of Peruvian Morning. Really good.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1163) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle, 1 yr old. Nice and thick black stout, mellow chocolate roast and bourbon barrel, really nice beer

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (871) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2015
22 oz bottle shared by Spencer. The pour is a jet black. Dark and viscous with a thin ring of dark khaki colored head and no lace. The aroma is beautiful. Big chocolate and roast. Lots of vanilla with a great bourbon note. The oak is pretty prevalent on the back end as it the boozy heat. The flavor is also really good. Vanilla and roast up front work a smooth transition to bourbon and a beautiful chocolate to follow that up. A little boozy and light bitter on the back end is just great. The mouth feel is creamy, softly carbonated,but a bit light. It doesn't hold that ability to cling and hang around that would make it outstanding. The aftertaste is lingeringly bitter and roasty with a hint of vanilla. Damn good beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fletchfighters (1202) - AUSTRALIA - MAR 23, 2015
Thanks to Owen for the beer Jet black pour and black in glass, motor oil color and thickness. Light brown head that falls away to nothing. Nose is amazing. Coconut, vanilla, caramel, chocolate fudge, dark fruits, coco powder. Very well balanced. Taste is reflective of the nose. More vanilla and caramel, less coconut and more wood. Chocolate, chocolate fudge and dark fruits. Low carbonation, full bodied, well hidden ABV. Amazing sipper.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (687) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - FEB 13, 2015
Bottle thanks to Bursprak/Aaron. Pours a pitch black with a creamy, brown head. Aroma has big big bourbon notes, vanilla, oak, caramel, sweet toffee, dark dried fruits, slight roast, but not much. Some coconut as well. Taste is sweet vanilla, bourbon, some dry oak that balances all this sweetness nicely. Really really good!! Fat body and low carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (922) - - FEB 8, 2015
Black pour with a small head and good lacing. Big whisky/toffee and vanilla aroma. Big whisky up front, huge oak, vanilla, toffee, lighter corn notes not detracting from this. Roastd malt, honey, graham cracker. Thick full body. Excellente, as the kids say. Drink just a hair below room temperature.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9256) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Very smooth. Bourbon coconut. Really good bourbon. Very good drinker. Very dark brown with lace

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1360) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 6, 2015
Bottle, shared at a tasting last month. Thanks to mcberko for sending this my way. Appearance: dark brown. Khaki brown head. Aroma: vanilla, oak, graham cracker, whiskey, marshmallow. Taste: moderately sweet, roast finish. Lovely lingering lasting finish -- best part of this is the residual flavor in the mouth. Lots of caramel, vanilla, some heat. Definitely on the sweet side for an impy stout. Nutty; chocolate; caramel; even some raisin. Palate: full body, oily slick texture. Lasting mouth-coating stickiness. Overall: really pretty solid.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kbutler1 (1375) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 1, 2015
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a mocha tan head. Molasses, dark chocolate, bourbon, and roast in the nose. Heavy nouthfeel. Very smooth. Starts with a nice balanced sweetness and then transitions to some bourbon notes, tobacco, leather, and dark chocolate bitterness. Very nicely done. Opened nicely as it warmed.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxodom (39) - - JAN 25, 2015
bottle pour. less viscous than i was hoping, very deep bourbon flavor that slightly overpowered the stout. very good stout nonetheless and worth having again.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
RasmusOtt (1397) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JAN 19, 2015
Bottle @ dangerous bottleshare 5.0. Pours pitch black with a brown lacing. Aroma is just a bourbon bomb wit lots of vanilla, chocolate, dark sweet fruits, toffee, some roast and some dry wood as well. The bourbon is really doing it’s thing here! Amazing aroma! The taste is sweet and has a dry feeling to it. Lots of toffee, very weak coffee, chocolate, weak roast, dry wood, sweet bourbon, vanilla, dark dried fruits and nice oaky notes. a freaking amazing bourbon barrel aged imperial stout!


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