He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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4.14/5 rDev +6.2%
22 oz bottle, 2013 brewed
very dark brown, almost black in color with ruby highlights. thin khaki head that stays awhile. rich malty aroma, dark fruits, burnt sugar. similar in the taste, slightly sweet, also a bit earthy. fairly viscous, lower carbonation. coats the mouth.
overall - pretty damn smooth for a 17% abv beer. Hebrew does it again
05-06-2014 04:13:31 | More by jmdrpi
4.01/5 rDev +2.8%
Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin film of brown foam that leaves slight lacing. Rich aroma of dark sweet caramel and toasted malt, vanilla, licorice, dark dried fruit, molasses, slight booziness. Flavor of molasses, sweet dark toasted malt, dark dried fruit, toffee with a rapidly developing hop and dry earthy bitterness, finishing with grassy hops and grain alcohol infused malt. Medium bodied with light carbonation. This starts out quite nicely, with a great complex aroma and initial taste, but falls apart in the end as the really substantial malt and flavor is defeated by the huge ABV. It is an interesting and satisfying strong ale, but shows the limits of pushing the proof boundaries. The base beer is nice, but one has to drink this very, very slowly and is left with a boozy after taste. I've enjoyed following this series from moderate ones through the latest incarnation; but wonder if Shmaltz can pull off the next few. They have done great and I hope for the best.
05-03-2014 04:19:20 | More by LiquidAmber
3.56/5 rDev -8.7%
Poured into a snifter
A- pours nearly pitch black in color with a small light tan head that eventually reduces to a small layer, leaving a bit of lace behind
S- lots of booze on the nose, some herbal hop notes, floral hop, sweet caramel malt, burnt brown sugar and toasted malt on the finish
T- big, sweet and boozy. Flavors are all over the place, picking up some floral and herbal hop, sweet caramel, brown sugar, booze and candied sugar
M- thick and viscous body with moderate carbonation leads to a sticky and chewy mouthfeel with a warm finish, lots of alcohol burn at the end
O- this one was a bit harsh, which was expected seeing how fresh it was. Some time in the cellar may mellow it out a bit, definitely one to share as drinking this on your own will put you on the floor
04-30-2014 02:54:28 | More by Treyliff
4.5/5 rDev +15.4%
A: Black body with a light tan head. Fluffy and creamy looking head. Good lacing.
S: Alcohol with a complement of caramel, in that direct order. Nothing else that I can discern. I'd say it smalls okay. It's not uninviting, it's just telling me "expect caramel and a lot of alcohol" and leaving it at that.
T: Wow very crazy rich. It's like drinking molasses, coffee, chocolate syrup (the ice-cream kind), and dare I say it bourbon. I find it pretty hilarious that I don't find any of this on the label. Huge bourbon flavor. Medium roasted coffee. Lots of rich dark chocolate. Insane flavor profile here. It tastes like unfermented beer. It's worth buying just to experience this flavor bomb. Not balanced at all, just a huge explosion of flavors. When I think of people going off the charts, trying to expand the limitless boundaries of what we call "American Strong Ale," this is exactly what I think of. Admittetly I am very impressed. I wasn't sure what to expect from a label that boasts "17 Malts, 17 Hops, 17% ALC. By Vol." I honestly was ready for it to be a mess, but approached it open-minded. As the beer warms, it lends flavors of oak to the palate.
M: Very full bodied, slick, sticky, syrupy. It's pretty hard to drink considering how thick this beer is, but it's so worth drinking. Absolutely a sipper. It's hard to rate it, because I can tell that the modus operandi of this beer is to be big and bold. I can't rate it perfect because it is very thick and syrupy, but it is a crazy wonderful feeling beer.
O: Well...I picked up this beer on a whim. I was not expecting how good this thing would be. I don't know if this is just one of the best secrets in the beer world or if it was just an amazing batch. This is the first beer I've had like this from the Shmaltz Brewery, but I will definitely be looking closer at them in the future. This beer is legendary.
04-28-2014 20:19:01 | More by teromous
3.74/5 rDev -4.1%
A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a short dense dark tan head that quickly died down, leaving lacing covering the surface, a patch of bubbles in the center, and a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of caramel malts, raisins, and toffee are present in the smell along with some hints of alcohol. The alcohol becomes much stronger as the beer warms up.
T: The overall taste mostly follows the smell and also has some initial flavors of oak. Once the beer warms up, the taste of alcohol becomes a lot stronger and seems to overshadow the other flavors. Slight bits of bitterness are perceptible.
M: It feels full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation. The alcohol lends some warming to the mouthfeel and makes your mouth tingle a little.
O: For such a strong beer, it manages to hide a decent portion of the alcohol, but only when the beer is cold (it definitely tastes strong, but nowhere near has the level where the alcohol is overwhelming and makes this undrinkable). The drinkability does deteriorate as the beer warms up and the alcohol become a lot more prominent.
04-23-2014 02:10:25 | More by metter98
He'Brew Jewbelation Reborn (17) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 228 ratings.