RATINGS: 304   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

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jbruner (5476) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 29, 2013
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
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 (782) - Nompton, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 24, 2013
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 (13304) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
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
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 (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
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! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

Dogbrick (14344) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 22, 2013
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 (2656) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - MAR 21, 2013
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 (440) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 21, 2013
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

jasonycurtis (9) - BROKEN ARROW, Oklahoma, USA - MAR 20, 2013 does not count
A beast of a beer. Thick bodied and dark. It needs at least another year to mellow out. Alcohol is very present and its not yet balanced. It's good now. It will be great with time. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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