He'Brew Messiah Bold - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by rembrant:
3.35/5 rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
Pour is dark brown but some transparancy.2 finger cream color froth and lots of lace. Looks good
Aroma Roasty malts,bread crust,a hint of dark fruit.
Taste Rather decent dark beer but less robust than I anticipated (so far). I'm letting it warm more to see if it gets richer with more body or action. Well...it sweetened up a tad but is still a tad flat and watery. The flavor has that British hops finish,like Bell's Brown,kind of wooden. Otherwise the flavors are good but seem a tad weak.
Mouth Where it falls apart.
A Brown should NOT be "a bit watery" or a "bit flat"....and this is both. Hard for it to matchup vs Tumbler or Dark Horse Boffo,in particular. Odd...it's LOOK suggested it should have ample body and liveliness.
Drinkability Okay, in that there's no nasty taste,but it's underwhelming. If I had a lot,It would go down okay,I doubt I revisit it.
Serving type: bottle
12-24-2010 05:59:41 | More by rembrant
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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 479 ratings.