RATINGS: 307   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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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (12474) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours opaque black with a medium, bubbly tan head, medium retention with good lacing. Aroma is toast, caramel, nutty, and cookie malt, light spicy and peppery alcohol, earthy, citrus, and herbal hops with dates, figs, prunes, and raisins. Flavor is sweet malt, candied dark fruits, light hops and medium-light bitterness, peppers, spicy alcohol, and a sweet, lingering finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pdx76 (651) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle shared at 2014 oscars party - pours pitch black with thick sustaining tan head. Nose is primarily of booze and malt. Taste is very warming blend of booze, malt, figs, and dates. Definite 16% alcohol. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pdx77 (1483) - Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2014
From bottle during the Oscars. Pitch black with creamy deep tan head. Aroma is booze, molasses, dark chocolate, and roasting. Taste is black strap molasses, cocoa, caramel, and dark roasted malt. Very boozy and sweet dark finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BREWMUSKCLES (2611) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
nice rown brew with light brown banded head and a nice olde raisin fruit character in alcohol. rich and satisfying without a burn.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
thorongil2 (2635) - , Ontario, CANADA - JAN 27, 2014
(bottle) clear dark borwn colour with a small brown head; aromas of chocolate with a hint of fruit; rich, sweet complex flavour with a long medium bitter finish, nicely balanced; thick palate

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (5251) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2014
Draft in Seattle. Dark sitting lack, long head. Huce alc and treacle, dark soy, brown sugar. Quite smooth and sweet for what it is. Glad it has settled some. Really not bad, nice even.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (7194) - Utah, USA - JAN 25, 2014
22oz bottle ("California Edition") picked up at Bevmo
Pours black with a small dark tan head and some lacing. Aroma of dark malts, caramel, piney and hot alcohols. The taste is sweet caramel, roasted malts, roast coffee, milk chocolate and hot alcohols, bitter finish
This is decent. I’ve had it for about a year and it is still pretty hot and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jazz88 (2674) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Bottle. A dark brown with a rich brown head. A powerful alcohol, dates, cherry, and spiced aroma. Obviously sweet in flavor but it maintains a good deal of spiced flavor to keep it interesting. It warms the night but seems to almost be too powerful.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Aquitard (27) - - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
blankboy (7400) - 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.

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