He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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2.93/5 rDev -24.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
This beer pours a nice dark brown, with a decent amount of sustaining head. Unfortunately, to me, it's all downhill from there. I have actually enjoyed quite a few Shmaltz beers as I could find them in the past. I wondered how this would work given the 17s involved, but for me it didn't mainly because of one "17", listed under ABV.
The smell is sweetish and dark-fruit in nature. Fig more so than date, a bit of honey in the sweetness. Maybe some dark cherries in there. Not bad; I actually don't notice any alcohol.
The taste grabs a little of the smell, then smacks me with an alcohol astringent blast that never quite subsides. The latter feel actually comes more into line with what I would expect from a strong ale, but instead of accentuating the taste. it is a welcome relief from it.
There doesn't seem to be a lot of effort into building a taste profile to me. Seems like an experiment that falls well short.
Serving type: bottle
02-27-2014 02:13:37 | More by cjgiant
4.38/5 rDev +12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a snifter/tulip/wine glass
A - Dark sludgy dirty oil color. Pretty neat. half finger brown very dense head and some sugar lacing
S - malt-o-mania! Brown sugar, caramel, slight coffee note, banana, bourbon, vanilla, pine, vine ripened plum, coca, crazy hops going on, a bit of funk and just all around awesome! Bet this thing smelled great when brewing!
T - huge silky sweet booze not up front, plum, TONS of malts, a little toasty, tons of hops, pine, floral, fruity, molasses, cherry, coke, slight weed, bourbon vanilla, terrior, chard wood, milk chocolate, sweet Hawaiian bread, very yeasty and even the smell is dense.
M - HUGE full body, medium plus acidity, actually very nice balance, perfectly complex and the finish is amazing. SO many flavors colliding into a sweet, bitter, boozey awesomeness, funky yeast, cherry, coca cola, bit of weed oil,
D/O - Actually very drinkable. I mean, don't think I am grabbing a sixer (yes, I know they only come in 22oz) or hell even a 4 pack. But I found myself downing this thing. Lots of stuff going on, so much so, that it makes it perfect. A perfect storm of smells and flavors. Pretty neat. Need to pick up one to age.
Final thoughts - The price is huge $16 for a bottle. Pissed me off because Jewbelation used to be tasty and inexpensive. BUT, still worth it for sure. The 17% abv is nuts, hahaha.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 06:07:24 | More by whatthehull
3.74/5 rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
650ml bomber poured into tulip 22/2/14
A dark cola liquid, almost black, much to my surprise there's plenty of foam that hangs around for a while leaving few random patches of lace, not bad for a monster, some wide legs and a little color left on the glass
S molasses and brown sugar, booze stings the nostrils, some chocolate, a little citrus and plum, very faint coffee, some spicy herbal notes I can't place, more booze, and a hint of pine and tobacco
T sugar coated raisins, brown sugars a little burnt, perhaps a hint of hazelnut, everything I smells still there, a fair bit going on but hard to pin point anything other then the booze and sugars
M thick, syrupy and very sticky, I should've shaved my beard to drink this stuff, I might need more then a facecloth to get the hairs unstuck, some bubbles would foam it up but you can't foam up syrup, hits my head and chest fairly hard
O fairly complex and I almost love it, I know its a monster but shes boozy and a little intimidating and will kick your ass
I'm curious where these anniversary brews are headed, I doubt I'll live to see it get to over-proof levels but I have to admit I'm looking forward to see where this ends up.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 05:11:08 | More by wordemupg
3.53/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.75
Pours very dark brown, almost black. A ring and cirrus cloud shapes on the surface of tan foam.
Whilst there is a great character of sweet licorice, oak, and dark chocolate; the primary odor coming off of this is heavy fusel/paint thinner.
Mega huge. Way too much bite with the alcohol. Tastes like alcohol. Oh, and cheap brandy, anise, dark chocolate, paint thinner, and soy sauce. Not as sweet as the combination of the aforementioned ingredients. Light peatiness is great. Wish more of these flavors could be featured.
Hard to drink a 5 1/2 oz pour. That's saying something. Boozy, sticky, boozy, flat, and boozy.
Ridiculous beer. Nuff said.
Serving type: on-tap
02-17-2014 23:02:58 | More by thecheapies
4.01/5 rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
bomber into a shmaltz glass.
dark brown pour , big beige head. smell is big on raisins and figs. taste is much like a Belgian strong .. dark fruits..figs, raisins, ABV absolutely undectable on the palate. but you can feel it in your stomach. big body of course but easy drinking for 17% . recommended.
Serving type: bottle
02-15-2014 00:00:59 | More by Axnjxn
3.76/5 rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Well, to be honest, these Jewbelation series beers have been going downhill since 13, which was phenomenal. Now it just seems like too much of everything and becoming a mess. Plus they are so boozy they're hard to get down. But I still want to try them and see if any come close to how good 13 was, and it's a bit of a tradition to drink them during a big snow storm, or just before it, since it will help warm (started by helping to warm when we lost power during a snow storm).
Pours a small mocha colored fizzy head that fades semi quickly, very little lacing, but nice legs on the sides of the glass, typical everything for this high abv, super dark molasses brown color with small hints of ruby coming through.
Nose also goes all over the place like ti can't figure out what it wants to do, a hint of cocoa and mocha flash through, then quickly into raisin and brandy soaked prunes, varying levels of caramel, mostly dark caramel and molasses, little dusty cocoa, hint of a roast and coffee, creamy oats with teh dark chocolate, biscuit, toffee, and even a little biscotti almond aromas. Some booze poking through, perhaps fusel, but not as bad as it should be. Actually the nose does have a lot to it, but not as crazy and messy as the last couple Jewbelations. It's actually not bad. I wonder if they finally got a hold on the various malts and got them to harmonize a bit.
Taste starts very sweet, like a Southern Tier stout sweet, big sweet malts, candy covered with more candy and candybar. Plenty of malts again too, and booze, which comes on hot and tingly, a little fusel but not too bad. Malts bring a lot of different flavors again, at least somewhat harmonized again, starting with teh caramel, many various levels of caramel and caramelized sugars, into molasses, and a nice toffee, then a bit of a almond nutty biscotti again. A mild cocoa and dark chocolate, as well as some creamy oats and milk chocolate, touch mocha and coffee but a light coffee. Malts also have a hint of biscuit and toasty grain, little candy cookie, a very mild raisin and alcohol infused date. A bit syrupy but not too much, and really really sweet still. Finish is sticky sweet, it attempts to dry but not much so, little syrupy still, mild creamy, and bit more fusel booze but not a ton, lots more of the varying malts again.
Mouth is full bod, syrupy, thick, little prickly small bubbled carbonation, plenty of fusel alcohol.
Overall not bad, lots of malts that tend to go everywhere again, but not too crazy and they seem to go well together a bit, lots of malts that are pretty good, a bit too sweet and syrupy, but doesn't go too crazy, booze is quite strong too, but not overbearing. I can drink this, and it will help with the impending doom of the snow storm.
Serving type: bottle
02-13-2014 02:40:34 | More by jlindros
He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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