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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) - Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)

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182 Ratings
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Ratings: 182
Reviews: 147
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 10.46%

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
10 malts, 10 hop varieties added 10 times in a 100 minute boil, 10%. "Double Nut Brown"

(Beer added by: kirok1999 on 11-01-2006)
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Reviews by superdedooperboy:
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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

12-ounce brown bottle poured into a Vertical Jewbelation tasting glass. This is the 2010 re-created brew, part of the 2010 Jewbelation Holiday Gift Set.

Deep, dark brown in color, almost black at first look, but upon closer examination there are clear ruby-mahogany highlights gleaming around the edges. Produces a rich, thick head of light tan foam that fades slowly, leaving behind an intricate webbing of lace along the walls of the glass.

Chocolate is the first thing to hit the nose, followed by notes of figs, dates, and sweet dark cherries.

Full-bodied, moderately carbonated. Rather sweet throughout, with sweet caramel up front followed by loads of dark fruit character very similar to the nose, a moderate hop bitterness with virtually no stand-out hop flavor, and a hint of smokiness. Finishes on the sweet side, with a touch of balancing dryness and a lingering flavor of dark fruit and burnt caramel on the back of the tongue.

Absolutely delicious, this brew is mostly reminiscent of an nice old ale, perhaps even a strong Doppelbock without the clean character of lagering. Of the first three Jewbelation releases, this one really shines, and sets the bar for those that follow, which are arguably just as great, though this one may almost win as far as sheer delight is concerned.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2010 05:34:06 | More by superdedooperboy
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3.49/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Re-release from the vertical pack from a few years ago.

A: Pours a dark red, near black, with a small amount of light tan head. Just a bit of film retains, along with a ring around the edge of the glass, leaving minor lacing.

S: Lightly sweet with a dense undertone.

T: Again lightly sweet. Lighter than I'd expect, and doesn't taste or feel quite like 10%. The complexity is decent, but not outstanding.

M: Medium to light body, medium carbonation.

Overall, not bad. Not great. I think it may have been aged too long, even at 10%.

Serving type: bottle

11-15-2013 03:20:36 | More by seand
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4.14/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Opens with a small pfft. Aroma of chocolates, malted milk balls, dust, alcohol, shoe polish, leather and a pinch of dark fruits. In the taste, a good bit of roast and char upfront. Wood, citrus and earth notes from the hops are there, and dry this right out. Molasses, oily dark cigar, and raw brown sugar. Alcohol flavor is mild to unnoticeable and the balance is big but even. Some caramel, chocolate and molasses are there in force. Licorice, anise and a bit of warmth. Oily and full in body, the carbonation is low but present. This is an excellent strong ale, reminds me of a Russian imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

08-03-2013 22:06:42 | More by Stinkypuss
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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle as part of the 8-15th anniversary box set for $30. Has been cellared in the closed box for a year since I bought it. 10 year anniversary beer brewed with 10 different grains (2-row, dark crystal, chocolate, victory, munich, carapils, wheat, oatmeal, rye, and crystal rye), 10 different hops (warrior, northern brewer, mt. hood, centennial, cascade, vanguard, tettnang, czech saaz, willamette and simcoe) and 10% abv.

Pours out to a clear very dark brown, near black, forming a tightly beaded, very creamy light tan head (like good cappuccino foam). Excellent head retention and solid thick sticky sheets of lace, moderate carbonation, ~2.5 carbs or so. The nose is redolent of prunes, figs, raisins, spicy hops that have mellowed a bit, rum, carob, a little touch of bourbon, and subtle black walnut. Mouthfeel is slightly acidic due to the hops, with a bold, chewy and slightly syrupy mouthfeel. Cleanly fermented, no off-flavors, even at this age. The taste is a recap of the aroma with a pleasantly firm bitterness, in perfect balance with the malts, and some mild dark roasted malt flavor. Reminds me of a strongly hopped baltic porter, but not as roasted or astringent as a robust porter or American stout. Finish of black cherries, leather, mild pipe tobacco and cola. Compared to the 9, this has quite a bit more bitterness and the overall impression offers a roasted malt note that I didn't get from the 9. I also really like the substantial mouthfeel that this offers over the 9.

An excellent beer. Highly recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2013 04:22:22 | More by Mitchster
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2.95/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

12oz. bottle from the 2011 Holiday pack

(A)- Pours a dark brown color with some reddish highlights. Some tan to white froth.

(S)- A subtle roasted grain component. Some raisin and an interesting woody bark-like aroma.

(T)- Similar to the smell with cocoa and raisin in there.

(M)- A solid carbonation level. An ok balance, but it does get a touch abrasive with how heavy the grains are showing.

(O)- Overall, a bit abrasive in the mouthfeel, but still enjoyable despite that for sure.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2012 14:27:12 | More by sweemzander
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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly black with a ruby glint in the wine glass. Modest head, but quite spritzy on the tongue. Subsequent pours show off the foam and add to the carbonation. They must have aged this in tanks and made sure it had enough spritz when they did the bottling.

Licorice is the single biggest flavor to my palate. Very dark roasted flavors dominate. There is just a whisper of sweet malt at first, but fairly dry as you sip. This doesn't seem to have the sweet base of residual sugars of most of the big Shmaltz beers. Rather sharp instead of sticky. Burnt figs is the impression once the hops start to dominate the finish.

Quite tasty, truly different, and maybe it's evidence that at least some beers can benefit from age. From the 12 oz bottle in the boxed set of older Jewbelations.

Serving type: bottle

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3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Hay Merchant in Houston, TX. Jewbelation 15 has already come out, so I guess this is a 5 year old keg. Pretty cool.

A: Pours a dark brown, nearly black color. A two finger dark beige head forms forms with good retention. Especially considering the age and alcohol. Light lace is left.
S: Big roast, coffee, and chocolate. It took me back a bit, almost a shock. Some oxidation is noticeable. Finishes a bit vinous.
T: Follows the nose, but I am ready for the big punch of roasted malt, coffee and chocolate. The oxidation becomes much more apparent as this warms. Again some dark fruits like grapes in the finish that makes this seem vinous. Plenty of alcohol.
M/D: A full body and still well carbonated after 5 years. Smooth at the same time. Plenty of alcohol, but still a nice beer to sip on. One snifter is enough for the night though.

This is a big, intense beer that is enjoyable. Though I could not take very much in a sitting. This has aged well, but still a monster of a beer.

Serving type: on-tap

05-16-2012 00:24:42 | More by champ103
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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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