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He'Brew Death Of A Contract Brewer - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

244 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Death seems so obvious: the end of life, no mas, kaput. But Humans stand an optimistic animal. Many traditions suggest alternate endings: Resurrection, reincarnation, rebirth, afterlife. Even the atheist view of Eternal Oblivion doesn't seem quite final, more of a shift in spiritual states of (un)consciousness. As usual, Jewish tradition prescribes... Food. 7 days of family, community, and bagels (beer!), called, Shiva, meaning "7" in Hebrew. The flip side to the 7 days of Creation with the 7th as a holy day of rest. The first meal of Shiva is "the comfort meal." And the number 7 provides powerful mojo: 7 Jewish wedding blessings, 7 Liberal Arts, 7 Lucky Japanese gods, 7 stars of the Big Dipper, 7 colors of the rainbow, 7 seas, 007 license to kill, 7 dwarves, We are 7 by Wordsworth with a child's view of death, 7 deadly sins, Best of 7 finals in NBA, NHL, MLB, 7th Inning stretch, no. 7 on Elway & Tiny Archibald. George Costanza yearned to name his firstborn, "7" as a living tribute to no. 7 Mickey Mantle. The 7 Award however must go to the immortal George Carlin for 7 Dirty Words, inspired by another hero Lenny Bruce. Coming into 17 years of beer, and Year no. 1 with our own Brewery, we commemorate this conversion with Death Of A Contract Brewer, our Shmaltz homage to new life - L'Chaim! Jeremy Cowan, proprietor

(Beer added by: Kendo on 10-25-2013)
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Lobina

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Had this at the pre opening of the new yard house .

08-28-2014 02:47:15 | More by Lobina
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ZEB89

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-27-2014 02:48:59 | More by ZEB89
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richj1970

Alabama

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-26-2014 21:15:02 | More by richj1970
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FFreak

Vermont

4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Poured from bomber into willy glasses and shared with a friend.

This pours almost pure black with a cappuccino colored head that persists and leaves nice lacing.

Aroma is of spicy and citrus hops combined with raisins, dates, and a pretty good level of roast malt.

Taste is mostly the dried fruits combined with roast malt, molasses, brown sugar, caramel and slight piney and dank hoppiness. Very stout-like, but definitely has a hop presence.

Excellent mouthfeel - smooth, luscious, nicely carbed, very easy drinking, but not something you'd pound.

Overall, this was a surprise. I've not yet embraced the Black IPA style, but this really opened my eyes to the possibilities of this style. Definitely worth a try.

08-25-2014 19:21:47 | More by FFreak
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jimmygord

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-24-2014 15:38:02 | More by jimmygord
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NappyB

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

08-24-2014 12:29:43 | More by NappyB
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Ristaccia

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-24-2014 03:51:23 | More by Ristaccia
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stgrebow

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-23-2014 19:52:11 | More by stgrebow
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Tarheel219

Pennsylvania

4.04/5  rDev +4.9%

08-20-2014 20:52:53 | More by Tarheel219
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BobsledTM

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-19-2014 04:06:05 | More by BobsledTM
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-18-2014 13:49:37 | More by oriolesfan4
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-17-2014 03:57:41 | More by DaftPatrick
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Herrington


4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-16-2014 18:59:18 | More by Herrington
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thinwhiteduke

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-15-2014 01:06:52 | More by thinwhiteduke
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Nordbier

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-11-2014 15:45:34 | More by Nordbier
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kevkize

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-10-2014 21:15:28 | More by kevkize
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Pencible

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -20.8%

A: This poured an opaque black with thick tan head.
S: It smelled like dry dark chocolate and roasted coffee, with some herbal hops.
T: It tasted like semisweet chocolate and dry roasted coffee, with a little resin hops. It had a clean bittersweet aftertaste.
M: It was watery with lots of carbonation. Fizzy body.
D: This was a below average black IPA, with scent and taste that were more malty than hoppy. The body wasn't right either, but the finish was smooth, so it wasn't difficult to drink. Not worth trying more than once.

08-09-2014 01:18:43 | More by Pencible
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Docrock

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

08-08-2014 16:00:01 | More by Docrock
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ChaseTheAce

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-07-2014 16:37:33 | More by ChaseTheAce
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-07-2014 01:35:59 | More by jpd7374
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zestar

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-06-2014 05:52:24 | More by zestar
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-04-2014 21:43:52 | More by Griffith
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mrfrancis

Kentucky

3.74/5  rDev -2.9%

A: Pours a murky brown-black with a fluffy, thick tan head.

S: Subtle scents of cream, dark chocolate, roasted grain, pine, herbs, cedar, and lemon become noticeable once the beer settles in the glass.

T: Delicately layered notes of cream, roasted grain, dark chocolate, caramel, herbs, pine, spruce, cedar, juniper, kumquat, lemon rind, and lime zest fill the mouth. The finish is soft with a clean bitterness. Lingering notes of lemon zest, pine, cedar, and juniper are balanced by notes of cream, dark chocolate, and caramel.

M: Medium-bodied with a creamy, velvety texture in the mouth. Somewhat drier than many American black ales. Carbonation is active and airy.

O: A solid American black ale. It does not really offer anything new, but it is doubtful that it would disappoint fans of the style.

08-04-2014 14:15:01 | More by mrfrancis
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casapy

Idaho

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-03-2014 20:22:26 | More by casapy
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alostplot

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

08-03-2014 08:34:06 | More by alostplot
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He'Brew Death Of A Contract Brewer from Shmaltz Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.