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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   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


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
JLLSU (238) - Acworth, Georgia, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Bomber---> snifter. Pours a dark amber black with a thick light brown head that takes quite some time to shrink with pretty good lacing. Aroma is sweet fig, heavy alcohol, light smoke, and molasses. So much going on with the taste- dark chocolate, coffee, raisins, black pepper, mild hop bitter, oak, bourbon, vanilla, and booze burn. Palate is very thick- almost chewy (which is a good thing to me) with very little carbonation. This drinks more like an impy stout mixed with a roided up barleywine.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jhamp9 (1228) - Corinth, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2012
Oily black pour with a thin khaki head that fades to nothing. Aroma is molasses, sticky dates, wood, and chocolate. Taste is dark fruits, syrup, wood, vanilla, and some coffee. Alcohol is nearly completely hidden except for the warmth. Syrupy texture with very little carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Markm2151 (280) - toledo, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Beer Notes: Aroma: Molasses and coffee. Perhaps a bit of toffee, maple syrup, and raisin. 3/5 Appearance: Fizzy, fair, flat head. 3/5 Taste: Medium body. Creamy and alcholic texture (very hot), fizzy carbonation with a bitter aftertaste. Overall: Not bad, need to tone down the alcohol.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
nearbeer (3997) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - NOV 19, 2012
On tap. Opaque chocolate with a lasting disc of cream. Nose is molasses, citrus, raisin and dark cherry. Flavors of prune, molasses, dark chocolate, peppery citrus, woody hops, cherry brandy, light char and smoke. ABV is noted, but not like you would think in a 16% brew. Heavy body has light-medium carbonation and is slightly sticky, but a pretty easy drinker compared to others of the same vitality.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
blutt59 (6128) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 17, 2012
The bomb, dark brown black color with slight tan foam ring, hot alcohol aroma of dark fruits and chocolate , flavor is chocolate, fig, caramel, hot finish

4.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - NOV 16, 2012
One of my favorite beer series. Pours a dark brown like motor oil with lots of legs and lacing. Coffee colored head. Aroma is not as strong as I remembered in the 15, but still sweet with lots of malts. Taste is strong, malty with some muted hop flavor. Alcohol contents is strong but rather muted for its high content. Excellent beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
randomjuice290 (7) - Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 16, 2012 does not count
It's funny people say this is so boozy. Anybody that can read will notice its made to be overkill. If you can handle the complexity then it's perfect. So much going on. Burnt malts in the nose with some candi sugar then the flavor just blasts your senses and the finish is like taking a shot of rum, vodka and whiskey blended together with melted Carmel taffy. If you already have hair on your chest or would like to grow some seek this out. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tejas (908) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 15, 2012
68? That’s all? Wow, lots of bad palates. Either that or it tastes way different in bottle than it does on draught. Anyway, draught > Common Table. Surprisingly smooth and not totally boozy or alcohol hot considering the %. Plenty of good warm interesting flavors. I could’ve sipped on plenty of these tonight or any chili night for that matter.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
changeup45 (1719) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - NOV 13, 2012
Talk about overkill! Deep brown color with a thin patchy head that mostly gets pushed off to the sides. This is boozy as hell; tons of thick caramel malt to go with raisins, sweet sticky molasses, and cotton candy. It warms the body up, that’s for sure. There’s a sharp alcoholic finish that mixes with some hop bitterness. Meh. Definitely drink this one in small doses and even then it’s not very good. Age might do this some good. I believe they used 16 different malts and hops. But hey, if that’s your thing then you might like this. Not for me.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
maxwelldeux (4073) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown (almost black) color with a moderate tan head. Don’t get a lot off the nose of this, but there is a faint smell, which is inviting. Taste is a little malty, but nothing terribly remarkable. There is a bit of an alcohol feel on the back-end, which cropped up out of nowhere.


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