RATINGS: 307   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 480   ABV: 16%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
16th Anniversary Celebration Ale Brewed with 16 Malts, 16 Hops, and Soaring to 16% Alc

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3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mathieuc (3907) - 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.

3.8
   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.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crossovert (12513) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 24, 2013
Kind of a non-descript one here. Chocolate malts, decent bitterness, boozy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alexsdad06 (10095) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUL 19, 2013
22 oz. bottle shared by Tmoney99 (Dec. 2012, from notes). Pours black with a small beige head that doesn’t really last. The aroma has huge dark fruits, figs, chocolate, sweet malts and tobacco. The flavor is big and boozy early. With some warming you get dark fruits, raisins, some roast, chocolate, molasses and tobacco. This is pretty busy, but I enjoyed it for the most part.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Indra (2711) - Suburbia, 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 (5772) - Trois-Rivières, Quebec, CANADA - 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 (505) - 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 (1275) - 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 (2771) - 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 (9222) - 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)


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