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RATINGS: 269   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
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16th Anniversary Celebration Ale Brewed with 16 Malts, 16 Hops, and Soaring to 16% Alc


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Radek Kliber (6324) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle 650 ml
Aroma: crazy bold mix of varipus malts, alcohol heat , coffee and grassy dry hops. Woody caramel with dry alcohol heat backing.7+
Look: clear , dark brown with dark beige cap. Slight rings on glass.4-
Taste/palate: full bodied. Hmm...traditional now days Hebrew aproach. Sweet, dry with roast and hops on side. Very strong sipper. Share with your friends or you will risk. Perhaps this one is one step too far....best samples were from few years back at 12-13%

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Toadvine (69) - Arizona, USA - FEB 21, 2013
22oz bomber to a red wine glass. Pours jet black with some mocha head that rapidly dissipates. Aroma is alcohol forward, with bready malt overtones. Taste is gigantic, sweet alcohol explosion with plum and raisin on the finish. Overall, pretty complex for 16%. Happy birthday!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (1089) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Poured a finger of tan head on a black body. The aroma is a strong licorice, molasses, and more licorice. The taste is bold: licorice, molasses and smooth roasted malt. The alcohol is there in the background. The texture is heavy with low carbonation. Pretty tasty and hides the 16% pretty well.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BelvidereIPA (140) - Belvidere, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2013
Tastes like the demonic offspring of an imperial stout and barleywine...in other words, delicious. Very sweet, lots of alcohol on the tongue but it all works. Light the fireplace grab a sniffer glass and enjoy this brew.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DerWeg (1431) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 17, 2013
A ridiculously strong dark ASA that seems like a stout on steriods. Bottle thick black pour thick dark tan head loads aromas fruit chocolate and alcohol play into flavors strong alcohol warmth fills the palate good bitterness hops and roast I like the general madness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
yarry (527) - Waterdown, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 16, 2013
650ml bottle, 16% a/v. Very eager to try this so lets go! Pours the deepest black I have ever seen on a beer, with a thick brown head. Looks intense! Aroma is stone fruit, caramel, chocolate, bananas, tons of aromas mixing, very complex! The taste is deep, rich, containing chocolate, nuts, and some smokiness as well. Definitely an alcohol warmth as it goes down into your stomach too! Palate is smooth and rich, but on initial hit a bit boozy for my liking. Overall though an intense and rich beer full of more character than an entire truck full of mainstream beers!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (2910) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 16, 2013
Pours very dark brown color with tan head. Aromas of dark fruits, molasses toasted malts with hints of citrus. Very sweet dark fruit and molasses flavors with some lightly roasted malts and citrus. Quite boozy ( well, it is 16% ABV). Full body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
herrbrown1974 (424) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 15, 2013
Bottle. Thick pitch black, motor oil appearance surprised me. Aroma of coffee, molasses, raisins, dark fruit, mild pine. Thick an oily mouthfeel. For 16%, it’s boozy but not as excessively as I expected. Decent balance and not crazy given the amount of elements at play. Sweet up front with a medium bitter finish. I really enjoyed this. Giving it a year would only make it better.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
blackmurder (226) - sadf, Hawaii, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Pretty amazing stuff. Very boozy tasting but still palatable. Taste is phenomenal for a 16% beer. Sweet with hints of plums, maple syrup, molasses, and honey.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MadDogMD (213) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 10, 2013
Was worried that this would be a big mess of a brew... and it kinda was. Nice nose of dark roast & chocolate, some coffee, dark pit fruits & bitter hops. Flavor was similar, except more bitter, piney hops & a big alcohol burned that just didn’t work for me. Maybe I’ll cellar 1 for a year.


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