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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


3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aquitard (26) - - JAN 11, 2014
Pours black no light penetrates finger thick tan head. Aroma is alcohol chocolate and coffee. Flavor is more of the same alcohol upfront followed by deep chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is thick with little carbonation. Overall surprisingly drinkable for the high alcohol but it is there.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (5798) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 2, 2014
[Bottle (650ml)] Pours a very dark brown with an average size long-lasting frothy light-brown head -- almost Stout-looking. Nice aroma with lots of lightly toasted malt and lots of hops along with alcohol, dark fruit and notes of toffee and chocolate. Flavour of roasted malt -- like a Stout with tons of hops and a good amount of alcohol added. Big bitter finish. Though boozy, not as bad as I expected 16% to be. Medium bodied. Too boozy, but quite nice regardless.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2212) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - DEC 29, 2013
(bottle) black with tan head. Sweet roasted malt aroma. Flavor was very complex - reminded me of World Wide Stout a bit - coffee, dark fruits, alcohol, some hops.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimE (2977) - Tokyo, JAPAN - DEC 25, 2013
sweet malty, caramel, dates, milk chocolate, toffee, hazelnut, very rich but amazingly balanced for 16% and not cloying or boozy. Excellent

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DenverLogan (750) - MileHi, Colorado, USA - DEC 14, 2013
From bottle...pours dark brown with small head and lace. Big malt aromas. Moderate carbonation and significant mouthfeel. Flavors of sweet molasses, caramel, alcohol, big hops, milk chocolate, malt balls. Overall big, bold and tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1692) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 12, 2013
Poured from 22 oz. bottle after cellaring for a bit over a year. Opaque, black-brown with a large dark tan head and very good lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, caramel, plums, raisins, red grapes, a little molasses and a touch of chocolate. Taste of sweet roasted malt, vanilla, oak, toffee, raisins, plums, grapes, molasses, a hint of coffee and, well concealed but still there, big alcohol. Full body and medium/low carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
gschrade (460) - Collinsville, USA - DEC 11, 2013
I had this at Global Brew. Pours dark brown with tan head. Taste boozy/strong, dark fruit, sweet. I thought this was ok. I could drink this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jmagnus87 (2219) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - NOV 27, 2013
Draft. Ye gods, sickly sweet and boozy. Malty with toffee, caramel and a little coffee abd dark chocolate...and loads of boozy. I like it, but i wish i had 2a friends here with me to split my 12oz pour

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (350) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - NOV 25, 2013
Woah. Total malt bomb with some nice hop balance. Large flavors of caramel, toffee, burnt sugar, vanilla, and roasted barley. Quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deekyn (1033) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 17, 2013
A- pours an opaque heavy midnight with cola brown edges and a thin, dark tan head that does not linger. Weak lacing. S- dog food grains, raisins, heavily roasted malts, coffee, earth, dark chocolate, stinging alcohol. Some mince meat and salty smoke. Faintest presence of hop notes. M- medium to heavy oily and viscous body with a sweet medium to heavy palate. Good carbonation. T- chocolate, molasses, dried fruits, fig, toffee and coffee notes are up front. Vanilla, earth, smoke, astringent, zinc in the middle. Ending is efficient with more chocolate, sugar cookies, caramel and some hops.


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