RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58/5   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

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3.4
BiereLuc (1276) - 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
cards04 (2887) - 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
mabel (9245) - 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
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.

3.5
charule (2288) - New York, New York, 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
Art (3219) - 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

3.3
bunget (1010) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 3, 2013
650ml bottle. Pitch black body, small chocolate head with good retention, but not a lot of lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, alcohol, licorice, dried fruits, vanilla. Taste of cough syrup, roasted malt, coffee, licorice, alcohol, figs, vinegar. Sticky and oily. A heavy bomb.

3
Boutip (6498) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - JUN 2, 2013
Bottle: Poured a deep black color ale with a medium foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma of deep caramelized sugar notes with light dried fruit and alcohol ester. Taste is also dominated by caramelized sugar with overly sweet notes and some alcohol warming notes. Body is quite full with motor oil consistency and alcohol is indeed a bit too straightforward. Too sweet with too much alcohol being perceptible.

3.9
Braudog (6805) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2013
Bottle. Pours with the color and dexterity of a slight flat soda, super-dark mahogany, with an initial fizzle that fades relatively quickly. The aroma exercises the olfactory senses to the maximum extent -- rich with varnish, dark fruit and cooked sugar. The first sip of this is daunting and intimidating -- super rich and clearly high gravity. The alcohol is downright burning. There’s a stark blend of molasses, pomegranate, musty old red grapes ... Definitely not for the faint of heart, and not the best choice for a hot afternoon. Better suited for a winter fireside and some acidic, hard cheese. (#5043, 5/30/2013)

3.8
rederic (3342) - montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 28, 2013
22oz bottle, deep black color, with a pillowy tan head, nice strong alcoholic cereal maltiness nose, with some muesli cereal, granola bar, chocolate chip cookie dough, chocolate cake, chocolate praline, chocolate soft oat cookie accents, with some coffee, molasses, nestle quick chocolate syrup, chocolate bran muffin notes in the aroma follows through on a full-bodied palate, with a strong syrupy, warmth, soft chocolate cookie dough, roasted, toasted, black, wheat, caramel, chocolate, pale cerealic maltiness character, with some dark bitter chocolate, bran chocolate muffin, coffeeish, burnt molasses, chocolate syrup, burnt fruitcake flavours, leading towards a warming molasses, chocolatey, coffee, sweet grainy roasted, black malty, roasty subtle lingering hop bitterness finish.


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