neuromatt (1225) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 30, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle from the LCBO, served in a stem glass. Pours deep chestnut with a moderate tan head that remains and leaves a small amount of fine lace. The nose has big notes of molasses and roasted malts, chocolate and coffee, along with subtle nuts and oak. The flavour is moderately sweet with roasted malts, chocolate, nuts and a touch of coffee. The finish is long and medium roasty with nuts and chocolate. On the palate it is full in body with a syrupy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, this is a great toasty strong ale that hides its significant alcohol behind big roasty, nutty notes. A very nice ale, and one that begs for aging. 2013-03-30
jbruner (3542) - Athens, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a translucent brown from the bottle with thin ring of tan lacy head. Aroma is overwhelmingly complex, can’t really pull anything out but booze and sweetness. Taste is molasses, toffee, sweet caramel, not really boozy until the burn on the way down. A little crazy, could be nice to sit on for a while.
atlrizzob (225) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 25, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour is stout brown with a tan head. Smells of molasses and sweet caramel. taste is molasses caramel slight chocolate with a destruction of post flavour involving hops and malts. Its pretty good just so much haha. But definitely worth the investment.
swanmann (703) - 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 (8700) - 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 (10411) - 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 (361) - 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