swanmann (686) - Norman, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Out the bottle it’s seriously dark chocolate brown, nearly black, with some ruby tone and gradually settling sticky brown foam. Very thick and oily. Aromas of booze, heavy caramel and chocolate, pine and smoke. Wow supersweet, bittersweet, roasty caramel chocolate, espresso sweet. The carbonation is gentle but persistent. I’ve had heavier brews with less alcohol, but this is still midnight in a bottle. It’s full flavored and fully coats tongue, mouth, and throat. It tastes like fine espresso with a kick of caramelly burnt sugar. Alcohol numbs tongue and senses. What a killer celebration beer! It’s huge, bold, potent!
j12601 (8050) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of Extreme Beerfest. Pours a big brown to black with a medium to large sized tanned beige head. Huge roast, cocoa, molasses and maple. Wood and brown sugar. Long roast, chewy chocolate, cocoa. Big wood and vanilla, long warm boozy fiish with more chocolate.
Beer Snob (501) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 5/20
A noble experiment, but quite frankly one of the worst tasting beer that I have ever tried.
Called "Sweet 16" for a reason - be warned that this is not just sweet, it is sickeningly sweet. A treacly flavour that overpowered everything else in this extraordinarily thick brew.
Love the brewery, like the idea, but hate this beer.
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours thick and black with a large brown head. The nose is smoke, dark fruit, anisette, oak and booze! The taste is very sweet an medium bitter until the finish where the bitter takes over. The mouthfeel is sticky and the body is heavy heavy heavy. The finish is super long. Buona!
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Dogbrick (10033) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample at the Blarney Wine tasting on 03/16/2013: Brownish-black pour with a medium khaki head that recedes steadily. Strings of lacing on the glass. Aroma of smoked malt, pine and citrus. Full-bodied with a boozy character and flavors of burnt malt and resiny hops. The finish is sticky with a boozy and piney aftertaste. Above average overall.
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz bottle. Dark brown with a foamy tan head. Big aroma of bitter sweet chocolate, vanilla, caramel, marshmallow, coffee and dark fruit. Flavor is dark chocolate, liquorice, acidic coffee, sweet milk caramels and some hop bitterness in there too. Full body with a thick creamy mouth feel. This is a big, strong, sweet, bitter, over the top beer... I like it. Not one I’d drink a lot of or often but really nice.
samzim (351) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Strong aroma of caramel and toasted malt. Opaque black colour. Very thick on the palate. Oppressively sweet, with some notes of chocolate, caramel, and the joy of finishing my Torah potion at my Barmitzvah
jasonycurtis (9) - BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
A beast of a beer. Thick bodied and dark. It needs at least another year to mellow out. Alcohol is very present and its not yet balanced. It's good now. It will be great with time.
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fidelis83 (2224) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 14, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours thick and black with a 1 finger, creamy brown head. Aroma has lots of spice, dark fruit, molasses, some roast, chocolate, anise, earthy notes and tons booze. Flavor starts off surprisingly smooth, lots of mild, black licorice, roast, a little chocolate, rye-like earthiness and spice (I would be surprised if this didn’t have tones of rye in it), dark roasted nuts, wet leather, sticky, harsh pipe tobacco and a pretty decent amount of spicy grassy and pine. There is a bit of alcohol presence in the flavor, but not what I expected from the 16%ABV, or the super boozy aroma. Palate has a very heavy, oily and chewy body, light, but sharp carbonation and a thinning, dry finish with a little boozy astringency. Not bad overall, might get another bottle just to see if it calms down after a year or two.
GuillaumeCL (344) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 13, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours an opaque black with little to no tan head. Smell is burnt sugar, some vanilla, and a hint of grass. Palate is thick bodied with good carbonation. Taste is... something. Starts out a bit bitter but then gets super sweet, so sweet that it’s almost bitter again. Strong alcohol in the aftertaste along with some burning the the throat. Not exactly the smoothest beer but interesting still.