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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   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


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2656) - Overland Park, Kansas, USA - JUL 18, 2013
22oz. bottle. Here we go, the next in the amazing lineup of trainwreck beers this brewery brings to the table. Roasty, sweet, dark malt aroma, lightly spicy and hoppy with notes of coffee, raisin, cocoa, dark brown sugar, some medicinal alcoholic tones, cherry and faint vanilla in the background. Dark brown-black color, pretty solid, with a faint, dispersing, light brown head. Flavor profile is quite sweet and alcoholic overall, with plenty of dark sugary sweetness dominating the subtler malt nuances of dried fruit, dark chocolate, smoke and earthy hop, and with a big, warming, spicy, alcoholic finish. Low in effervescence but quite prickly and syrupy on the palate, utterly coats the mouth, body is gigantic to match. Rather intimidating stuff, both to start and to finish.

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
JulienHuxley (3472) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JUL 15, 2013
Bottle. What a sweet boozy mess. The aroma was actually not that bad. Vanilla laden, sweet toffee, caramel and fruity esters. But the taste. Ultra sweet, diabetic coma inducing sweet, thick, syrupy and boozy palate. A monster ale, designed by and for monsters, without my enjoyment in mind. Only drain pour of the night.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fishonmyplane (482) - Newington, Connecticut, USA - JUL 14, 2013
A bit of everything, with those 16 malts. Caramel, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, soy sauce. Very, very rich. Some dark fruits. Some medicinal flavors, and a bit of Jagermeister if I’m not mistaken. The 16 hops are indistinguishable from the stronger malt flavors. Dark brown with a minimal head. Warming. Why am I drinking this in 92 degree weather? Ah well... it’s pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiereLuc (973) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - JUL 14, 2013
Bière brune-noire avec une mousse moka. Nez chocolaté. En bouche, c’est justement un chocolat sucré qui nous accueil, le tout guidé par des notes très puissantes d’alcool (16%). S’il y avait un sirop de concentrer pour fabriquer de la bière, ça goûterait exactement ça! C’est bon, mais un peu intense pour des papilles de fin de soirée.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
cards04 (1844) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUL 7, 2013
Incredible. Aromas of molasses and sour cherries. Corn syrup too. Smooth and sexy palate. Nice sweet corn syrup flavours. Coffee and chocolate note. A touch of sour too. Alcohol is very well hidden... Some warming booze. Unreal good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mabel (6673) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 28, 2013
[5127-20130217] Bottle. Woody strong malt aroma. Black brown body with no lasting head. Boozy woody malt flavour has a bit of nuts and something like hot pepper in the background. Full body. Delicious, in smaller quantities. (7/3/8/4/16) 3.8
(c/o tuqueboy, w/ him, jerc)

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Heathen (1500) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 27, 2013
THOUGHTS: Once again a wonderful beer. Best when fairly warm. Very malt forward as usual, but it got a little medicinal, but not in an entirely bad way. Will hopefully age very well. Hops are really just there to keep this from becoming a sickeningly sweet mess. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a small, light brown head that mostly diminished and left barely fair lacing. The aroma had light grain; moderate roasted malts; heavy chocolate and chocolate syrup; and hints of coffee as it warmed; (I know the hops were there but I couldn’t describe them); cherry; soy sauce; dark fruit; and a fair amount of alcohol. The initial flavor was moderately sweet and acidic, lightly bitter, and alcoholic; while the finish was heavily sweet, lightly bitter and acidic, and alcoholic with an average on flavor and long on alcohol finish. There was chocolate syrupy, soy sauce, Robitussin, cherry cough drips, roasted malt, dark fruit, alcohol, slight citrus and pine hops, and coffee syrup. The full body was slightly syrupy but more oily and sticky on the lips with soft but very tingly (especially for the high ABV) carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish.

3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JamesChamp (15) - Canada, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 19, 2013
Purchased at LCBO. The bottle was re-labelled to 14% rather then 16%, not sure what the reason for that was. Anyways did not enjoy this beer to much, very syrup like, strong bitterness and the alcohol level was obvious in the taste. Maybe if i had some mature cheese or something with this it would have been better.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
charule (1279) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle thanks to artmcd8. Poured blackish with tan head. Slightly hop aroma with some sweetness. Kind of smooth sweet malty hop taste. Just a jumble.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
artmcd8 (1786) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Bottle from Brackets for Beer. Pours a deep black with a tan foam that sits on top and lasts. Aroma of chocolate. Tastes metallic with a harsh taste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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