He'Brew Messiah Bold - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by brewerburgundy:
3.38/5 rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12oz bottle, Sam Adams glass, given to me by a good friend, there is no freshness date.
Held up to natural light the body is on the browner and lighter side of ruby. The head is a surprisingly softer brown for how much roast I'm detecting and its quality is good, streaky lace and retention.
A pretty good nose; cocoa powder, metal, roast, sourness, and even a vinous quality.
This has definitely got some sourness. All the chocolate, coffee, berry, metallic play behind the sour. It is even a little acidic and the roast and hop bitterness barely do enough to counter it. I think this is rather Porter-like, with the sourness making me think of what I know of the historic style. More flavor hopping would make it an American Porter.
Mouthfeel is thin but carbonation is good.
The sourness keeps drinkability down for me.
Serving type: bottle
06-15-2010 19:43:21 | More by brewerburgundy
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3.68/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear deep reddish brown color with a 1 finger dense light khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings down the glass, with some moderate streaming carbonation. Aromas of caramel, raisin, prune, toast, toffee, molasses, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, floral, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark malt notes with moderate fruitiness; and good strength. Taste of caramel, raisin, toast, toffee, brown bread, chocolate, light roast, floral, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness. Lingering notes of caramel, toast, toffee, raisin, chocolate, brown bread, light nuttiness, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a bit. Nice balance and complexity of dark/bready malt flavors; with a solid amount of robustness and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium bodied; with a creamy and lightly slick mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a nice brown ale. Good balance and complexity of dark/bready malt flavors; and very smooth to drink. A pleasantly enjoyable offering.
Serving type: bottle
08-07-2013 03:43:56 | More by superspak
He'Brew Messiah Bold from Shmaltz Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 485 ratings.