He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
05-16-2012 00:24:42 | More by champ103
3.75/5 rDev -4.3%
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. This aroma is full of chocolate and roasted malt, much like the Jewbelation 9. The flavor is more complex that the aroma, which is a good thing in my opinion. I get the same chocolate and roasted malt that I got in the aroma, but that is complimented by some molasses and a little bit of pine flavor from the hops. The alcohol is also quite present in the flavor. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
04-13-2012 20:29:27 | More by Mora2000
4.05/5 rDev +3.3%
12 oz bottle, from last year's gift pack.
appears very dark brown, almost opaque. cream colored head, retains a thin covering. aroma of rich malt, brown sugar, raisins, figs. taste is also all malts, no hops detected. similar flavors in the taste. fairly thick, with low to medium carbonation.
overall - nice and complex.
04-11-2012 03:27:18 | More by jmdrpi
3.83/5 rDev -2.3%
Review from 1/2011 notes. Bottle from the 2011 Holiday Gift Pack. Poured into a Nostradamus flute glass. Pours a dark red brown with a trace of head, but sparse lacing. Faint malt and dark fruit aroma. Light taste of dark and roasted malts, dark fruit, faint hops. Very subdued. Nice flavors, but not assertive enough.
04-07-2012 03:22:06 | More by LiquidAmber
3.9/5 rDev -0.5%
Reviewed on 7/31/11
A: Pours thick with half inch of head. Reasonably dark brown.
S: Raisons, molasses, prunes and dark fruit in general. Great smell.
T: Sweet dark molasses with some fig taste. Molasses flavor dominates.
M: Quite a bit of carbonation feel for a beer that is 4+ years old. SOme heat feel on the nose
O: A very solid beer. A strong brown ale. Sad they only made this as an anniversary ale.
01-16-2012 21:41:20 | More by gregshead
3.88/5 rDev -1%
Extremely dark brown, very little head. Delicate lacing.
Raisins, nutty, fruitcake, dark rum, cocoa powder aromas.
Prunes, chocolate, hazelnut, espresso-like bitterness (but not flavors). Very dry for all the sweet tastes occuring. Good flavors, fits the description of a double nut brown ale. Seems like it could stand to be a bit less bitter.
Heavy-body, but not cloying sweet. Creamy. Fine carbonation.
A fairly unique brew. Definitely gets better as it warms. Enjoyable, but not something that I would necessarily seek out. Glad to have tried it.
01-13-2012 02:48:38 | More by MrOH
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev +2.8%
A: Rich dark opaque brown color with not much of a head.
s: Rich dark nutty oil aroma with a nice blend of hopiness and some hints of amber malt.
T: Rich malty flavor with hints of chestnuts that almost give it a rich chocolate warmth at the end. Very rich with hints of the hops and different malt give it a different taste every time you take a sip.
M/O: Very smooth and not too overwhelming given the mixture of ingredients. The combination does work well so this makes it a very good beer to sip slowly to release all the unique flavors.
01-02-2012 18:50:23 | More by pzrhsau
3.95/5 rDev +0.8%
Pours a lighter fizzy head covering somewhat typical for 10% abv, light lacing, pretty much jet black color beer with no real light coming through.
Nose is complex as usual, dark fruits, brandy soaked raisins, fig, nuts, dark malts, caramel galore, molasses, some light cocoa, sweet reddish malts and toasty brown malts, some booze and bit of fruity esters, and plenty of brown sugar. A slight hint of honey like aromas even come out as it warms.
Taste also starts rich and complex, mostly brown sugar and sweet malts. Brown soft aged malts, little toasty, and reddish malts with plenty of caramel and toffee. Molasses cuts in with dark fruits, raisin, date, even light dried apricot. Then hops really kick in, earthy bitter hops, a bit spicy, with a long lingering bitterness. Some booze comes through the middle with the sweetness balance. Then light cocoa, with a touch of powdered bakers choc and a little coffee syrup. Finish is still semi sweet, syrupy malts, caramel, and a long lingering spicy hop bitterness.
Mouth is heavier bodied, syrupy, decent carb for the style, bit of warming booze.
Overall pretty good, nice malts and sweet additions, dark fruits, hops seem a bit out of place as they get a bit to spicy and bitter, although the booze and sweetness balance well.
01-01-2012 01:35:36 | More by jlindros
3.68/5 rDev -6.1%
Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass. Crashing the Hanukkah gift pack commences...
Barely a one finger head off the pour, tan colored head, body comes out brown chestnut but hits and produces a big dark body of nearly blackened red.
Nose is alcohol, faint barleywine sense of malts and sweetness. Unfortunately not very pleasing.
Taste however is a big improvement. Chocolaty malt, with an almost silky texture. Rich, a little bit of banana, and roast. Slight tannic sense with black licorice.
Fairly interesting, even though it didn't start well. However, it's really not that memorable a drink to fall over or wanting to desire this again.
12-26-2011 01:22:20 | More by smakawhat
3.98/5 rDev +1.5%
A - think syrupy body that slowly releases a light brown head. head is short lives and leaves little lacing.
S - sweet (molasses) with a bit of smoke.
T/M - full bodied and a full mouth flavor. Sweet brown sugar to the back. Soy sauce toward the front. A toasted/burnt bread flavor lingers in the mouth. Thick and coats the tongue.
O - the best one so far from the menorah pack.
12-23-2011 23:45:44 | More by drcarver
He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.