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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.12   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (539) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adrian910ss (2421) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 15, 2015
Bomber courtesy of Todd. Pours a pitch black with a small to medium sized brown head. Aroma of bourbon, dark chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, vanilla and oak. Taste of bourbon, dark chocolate, oak, light vanilla, roasted malt and toffee.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (10080) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 14, 2015
Bottle... This beer rocks!… Pours pitch black with a small, creamy, taupe head. Big-time bourbon, fudge and toasted coconut in the aroma. Full-bodied, creamy and fatty with tickling carbonation. The flavor is a collage of charcoal, whiskey, toffee and caramel. Boozy, carbonic finish. Muchos kudos to Bvery for shipping this world-class beer from way up north to way down south!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (2114) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAY 19, 2015
Bottle..Pour is dark black with a light tan head..Nose is dark chocolate, bourbon, alcohol, spice, roast..Taste is bourbon, oak, dark chocolate, roast, nice cream and caramel

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
devman171 (1220) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - APR 14, 2015
Bottle, 1 yr old. Nice and thick black stout, mellow chocolate roast and bourbon barrel, really nice beer

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (999) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
fletchfighters (1252) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vestergaard (910) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Johnsense (997) - - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (9526) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 8, 2015
Very smooth. Bourbon coconut. Really good bourbon. Very good drinker. Very dark brown with lace

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Prufrockstar (1500) - 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.

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