He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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4.26/5 rDev +9.2%
Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Surly Darkness chalice glass.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brownish black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a lot of creamy lacing around the glass.
Smell: A bready, toasty, and fairly earthy aroma with hints of hops and dark fruit undertones. Dark roasted malts with bready hints of biscuit, toasted bread, dark chocolate, sweet caramel, toffee, coffee roast, grains, yeast, nuts, and some smoke. Sweet hints of molasses and burnt brown sugar. Earthy hops with hints of grass and pine. Also some citrus hints of orange, grapefruit, and lemon. Dark fruit presence with hints of figs, raisin, dates, plum, and prune. Some alcohol scent is noticeable. Actually a more laid back and drier aroma than expected. Pretty good.
Taste: Like the aroma previews, a dry, bready, roasty, and earthy mix of malts and hops with dark fruits. Dark roasted barley malts with notes of biscuit, burnt toast, dark chocolate, coffee, sweet caramel, toffee, grains, yeast, nuts, and smoke. Some notes of sweet molasses and brown sugar. Big hop presence with earthy and herbal notes of grass and spicy pine resin. Citrus hop notes of grapefruit, lemon, tangerine, and orange. Dark fruit undertones with notes of raisin, fig, dates, prune, and plum. Some alcohol heat is tasted. A pretty good taste that is actually nicely balanced.
Mouthfeel: Very full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, chewy, and somewhat oily. Alcohol heat is definitely felt but its much smoother than 17% would suggest. Impressive balanced dryness considering the big amount of ingredients.
Overall:A pretty good massive strong ale. Huge mix of malts and hops but it is nicely refined and avoids becoming a sweet mess. Surprisingly smooth.
12-28-2013 08:25:14 | More by MattyG85
4.05/5 rDev +3.8%
Pours an effervescent ebony with 2+ fingers of mocha colored head. Stellar lacing & head retention
S: Bready, plums. Figs & a bit of booze as this warms up
T: Follows the nose, a touch of pumpernickel & booze up front, plus dryness, some carob & molasses as well. Molasses, carob, plums, prunes & booze heat as this warms & a touch of charred grain as well. Finishes fruity, dry, with charred grain & molasses, plus some boozeyness
MF: Chewy as all get out, warming, slight carbonation
This is complex & not easily drank in one go by yourself. Still hides some of its heft fairly well. Not always a huge fan of these anny offerings from these guys, but this one delivers. I bet this one will drink great for years if not decades...
12-28-2013 04:22:23 | More by russpowell
3.91/5 rDev +0.3%
Poured out a near pitch black body with a thin yet clinging, light tan head. Boozy raisin and chocolate aromas; crème de menthe. Deep, malty flavors; lots of residual sugars; molasses; figs and prunes; alcohol warmth and burn. Full-bodied; thick and velvety.
An American strong ale, indeed! In spite of the very high ABV, this beer comes across well-balanced and satisfyingly complex and deep. Mighty tasty and quite the pleasant surprise...
12-28-2013 02:29:16 | More by beergoot
He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.