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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
16th Anniversary Celebration Ale Brewed with 16 Malts, 16 Hops, and Soaring to 16% Alc

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours dark as night with a half finger head of a mocha colored head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thin ring of lacing. Smells of cocoa, roasted malts, lots of dark fruit like raisin and plum, molasses, and brown sugar. Taste starts with lots of roasted milk chocolate and sweetness. Getting a dark fruit presence as well. The middle brings more roastiness, as well as molasses and toffee and more dark fruit characteristics. Getting a spiciness from the hops. Already getting the booze. The finish is milk chocolate, tiny hint of vanilla, dark fruits, grapes, and roasted malts combine with tons of sweet molasses, toffee, and brown sugar. Definitely get an astringent hop bitterness with an earthy, grassy flavor to go along with the sweet chocolate and dark fruits. A vinous quality to it. Also dry on the finish. Really boozy with a big warming sensation as it goes down. Full body with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Not as much of a mess as I thought it would be. This beer is not a lost cause. Just a huge, intense beer that would really benefit from some age. Could be a really nice beer 2 years down the road.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
11/17/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. aromas of roasted malt, dried fruit, alcohol, spice and caramel. Chocolate flavors, alcohol present, caramel and sweet fruit. Alcohol burn on the finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italianjohn (2909) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Deep brown pour with a thin off white head looks thick .... Aroma of caramel malts, light roasted malts, dark fruits and some chocolate malts .... Taste is of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts, dark fruits, bitter hops .... Mouthfeel is thick and oily ... Finish is dry with a light bitter bite and warming booze .... Abv semi hidden well considering 16%

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. pours opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of dates, raisins, and roasted malts and coffee. Taste of intense chocolate at first then smoothing out to a more boozy finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 1/20
Suttree (6105) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2013
A boozy, sticky sweet mess. Almost impossible to drink more than a few sips, let alone finish. Terrible in every possible way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (14682) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a near-black with a medium tan / light brown head. Aroma brings out loads of treacle toffee, molasses, caramel and a little booze. Flavour brings out loads of molasses, a little treacle toffee, roasted malt, and some burnt notes. This is rather decadent and amazingly well-rounded, surprisingly -- since the last few Jewbelations have been cloyingly sweet messes. This one, however, is not sweet at all, with a highly roasted, dry and somewhat treacly finish. Really good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Bottle:   Nearly black, moderate light brown head, frothy, nice lacing.   Seems like a Stout or an Imperial Porter.   Alcoholic nose, sweet bready malts, slight dark pitted fruit.   Oh boy, very warming on the tongue.   Very bready, very salty, and very Baltic Porter like.   Has a sweet strong Soy Sauce aspect, salty and screaming for some damn shellfish or something.   Immense breadiness on the tongue, strong malts, along with alcohol.   The 16% ABV is noticeable.   Its a bit caustic on the tongue, high alcohol, rich/sweet bready malts, aggressive dark pitted fruit, saltiness galore.   This one needs to sit for a while to mellow out.   Oddly enough, its not as hot as it is caustic in all the other variables.   I can deal with the alcohol, but holyl sheeeet, the rest of it just smacks me in the face.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Its chewy, no doubt about it.   Sweet Sixteen, how can you be so abusive?   This one is rough, brash, and will cut you on the edges.   Good for a small dose.   Good thing I am not required to drink the entire bomber, or else I might get real angry.   Good, but leaves me feeling like I just got beat up!   I recoil each time I take a big gulp.   I want to run away, but I can’t.   I must stand my ground!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3392) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours a really dark brown with a thin disappearing head. Aroma is bourbon-like, with hot alcohol and burnt sugar. Taste is sweet (!) and boozy (big surprise...) Flavors of dark toffee but alcohol always comes up on top. Mouthfeel is full and sticky. One glass is enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pinkie (470) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Thank you to BlackIPA for the chance to try this fantastic beer.

Pours menacing and black with no light , not even around the edges. A little thick but not so thick like oil. Had a fair head of beige foam that fell fast and left a big ring with enough lace to look at. Nose is dark and roasty. Chocolate and a bit of fruit. Hops take a backseat but I do get a little plum from the nose. Drinks smooth and a little hot. Milky chocolate and full malt. Molasses, brown sugar, raisins. Medium heavy body and very creamy.

Drinks hard with the alcohol but pleasantly so. The heat lingers at the back of the throat and the chocolate is divine. I got a few hints of spice on the nose but so far none of the cinnamon allspice and ginger that other people talked about. Maybe it needs to warm. Big beer. Really big beer.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (11424) - Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Kind of a non-descript one here. Chocolate malts, decent bitterness, boozy.

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