He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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4.04/5 rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
This one I stored in the wine chiller so it would be warmer and ready to drink like a proper ale.
This beer pours a rich deep black with a THICK tan to brown head that is more like a slice of bread in thickness than foam. The lacing doesn't exist because the head is so thick it pulls the foam down with it.
The nose is sweet malts, alcohol and hints of hops with notes of coriander, vanilla, fructose, and honey. The high alcohol content is there but surprisingly not a detractor from the nose.
The taste is rather complex with the dark roasted malts being dominant with hints of coffee and caramelized sugar. The beer is extremely fruity and sweet with the blend of 17 ops making their presence quickly known as well. One would expect that this beer would be somewhat off balanced, and have too many extremes due tot he incredibly large number of ingredients. The spiciness is an undertone that exists throughout that is slightly overburdened by the presence of the 17% alcohol. The sweetness is present int he beginning and the finish as well as being present when you lick your lips afterwards. The hops pop in the middle and are so complex I cannot distinguish them. Despite all of the allegedly distracting notes, excessive complexity and moonshine worthy alcohol content this beer is surprisingly subdued by the enormous amount of flavor.
The mouthfeel is very rich and heavy and coats the palate nicely.
Overall very drinkable and enjoyable but just too strong and heavy to be a regular in my fridge.
Serving type: bottle
04-09-2014 23:44:02 | More by AtrumAnimus
3.43/5 rDev -11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
22 oz bottle pours a rich dark brown color with a dense cap of creamy brown head. Nice retention and lacing.
Nose is huge on the malts and alcohol. Tons of roast, chocolate, molasses, dark fruit and sweet simple syrup.
Whoa, this is sweet - diabeetus sweet. Malts are the main player with lots of molasses and cocoa powder flavors. Alcohol is big, hops are surprisingly lacking. Mouthfeel is unsurprisingly thick and syrupy. I am not a fan, I thought 16 was ok, but this one is all over the place...maybe a couple years in the cellar will smooth it out.
Serving type: bottle
03-18-2014 22:02:03 | More by twiggamortis420
4.25/5 rDev +9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
On tap at the Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY.
Pours a very dark , brown, basically opaque. Looks stout-like. No head, really, and no lacing.
Smells boozy, with tons of burnt/caramelized brown sugar and molasses.
Tastes great- the aforementioned caramelized brown sugar, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, burning alcohol, and some musty, tea-like hops. Some dark fruits are present as well, plums mainly.
Full and creamy mouthfeel. Very present alcohol keeps the drinkability down a bit. Essentially no carbonation.
17% ABV here- 17 malts and 17 hops used. This is an extreme beer, and tastes like it. It ultimately works, but I can bet that this beer will really benefit from aging, up to 5, maybe even 10 years. Some time down will really mellow out the alcohol and bring the sweet caramel and brown sugar flavors even more to the forefront.
Serving type: on-tap
03-18-2014 01:28:04 | More by GreesyFizeek
He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 184 ratings.