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

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BA SCORE
87
very good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.59%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | 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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to a bright light amber brown hues are visible near the edge of the glass. It poured with a quarter finger high tan head that quickly died down, leaving only a few bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of burnt and roasted malts are present in the nose along with some slight hints of pine resin hops.
T: Like the smell, the taste starts out with lots of flavors of roasted malts and has a light to moderate amount of hop bitterness and associated flavors of pine resin and citrus. A noticeable amount of underlying malt flavors is also noticeable in the background.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This Black IPA has nice flavors of burnt and roasted malts but seemed like it could have had a little more in the way of bitterness and crispness from the hops.

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

12oz bottle as part of mixed 8 pack. Brewed with specialty 2-row, Munich, wheat, crystal rye, chocolate, pale chocolate and kiln coffee malts. Hopped with cascade, citra, summit, crystal, amarillo, ahtanum and chinook. 7% ABV.
Pours out to a clear near black. Popping the cap releases a very brisk Psssht. Carbonation is moderately strong, ~3.0 carbs, forming a ever growing, voluminous light tan soapy head with superior retention and solid lacing. The aroma is interesting. Tropical fruit hops notes like mango, pineapple with some pine and grapefruit. Mouthfeel is sharp and biting from the roast malts and the hops, with a medium body. Taste opens with a blast of the hops, followed by coffee and LOTS of roast malt...a bit much for my liking. Very bracing and aggressive. The bitterness is very firm and frankly too much for me. Tons of hops throughout and into the finish and lingering forever in a puckering bitter aftertaste.

Not my cup of tea. This is a well-brewed beer, but it's the least enjoyable beer I think I've had from Shmaltz. I wouldn't recommend it, nor would I ever want to buy this again.

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He'Brew Death Of A Contract Brewer from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.