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

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254 Ratings

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Ratings: 254
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Wants: 5
Gots: 18 | 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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4.2/5  rDev +9.1%

Alwhitmer3, Yesterday at 10:49 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Deep black coffee blended wonderfully with sweet chocolate malt in a smooth brew with substantial feel. Piny hops are just right in this equation.

Durge, Sunday at 04:05 AM
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3.4/5  rDev -11.7%

butlerm, Sep 02, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured a deep brown, almost impervious to light. A hint of light that sneaks in illuminates a ruby hue. The head is light tan and creamy, leaving stick lacing and holding on well in to the beer. The aroma is lighter with hints of dark sweet fruit and pine. The taste is unique, but hard to describe. Robust roast malts, light hops, hints of sweetness are all present. The body has a nice silkiness to it with just a little bite from the hops and a light amount of carbonation. A unique brew.

delta490, Sep 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Dave2234, Aug 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Rod_J, Aug 30, 2014
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3.96/5  rDev +2.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.1%

xICooRsYIx, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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

Lobina, Aug 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

ZEB89, Aug 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

richj1970, Aug 26, 2014
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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.

FFreak, Aug 25, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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