Coney Island Human Blockhead - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 16.16%
Wants: 11
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
"Imperial American Bock"

(Beer added by: getalife2k5 on 06-23-2008)
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2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

Photo of Bear1964
3.65/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22oz bottle to a Pint glass, cloudy tea colored with a nice head and some fair lacing. Hops and pit fruit hits the nose, sweetness and some citrus comes through. Taste has a nice hit of hops on the tongue followed by pit fruit in the peach area, some honey sweetness rolling around there as well. Mouthfeel was spicy, sweet,warm and prickly with hops and pit fruit fighting back and forth. This was on my want list for a while and I'm so glad I found it, a really great beer in all the right places and I feel Shmaltz took the Double Bock and rocked it as a Imperial American Bock. I would grab a bomber of this again anytime to have on hand, very tasty and at 10% ABV it has a nice balance and is very drinkable.

Photo of kjkinsey
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of drgonzo2k2
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mtboozeaddict41
3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark blood orange, dark. A beige to tan head, very thick indeed. Small uniform bubbles and traces of lacing left on the glass
S: ooo, Sweet caramel malt with alot of toffee also. Almost a bit woody with some lingering spices mixed in. Aroma is huge. Alot of rye aromas and alittle bit of dark fruit. A trace of herbal hops
T: Alot of Toffee and caramel, pretty much thats all I initially tasted. Wow, it huge and bold. Sweet malt and alittle hop bitterness on the backend. Alcohol really comes through mid palate also. Rye spice is detectable and mixes in quite well. This beer means business.
M: Sharp carbonation cuts through your mouth like a chainsaw. Oily texture left behind and finishes quite dry, surprisingly.
O: This beer is like a primal scream. Alot of complexity through malt and hop structure. Its definitely not my thing but I respect it for what it is. Schmaltz definitely new what they were doing when they brewed this. Those Jews mean business, huh I feel like i've said that before. cheers

Photo of DruC4
4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

Photo of YamagamiTravis
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.71/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark orange with a beige head. Reduces to a skim. Some lace.

Alcohol, wood, and cherry toasted malt for the nose.

A nice version of the style, but plenty of bumps in the road here. Alcohol and sweet malt forward, with bitter bread crust mingling with some cherry-like fruit, and sweet maltiness. Alcohol cuts this, for good or for bad, and here comes some clean bitter. Long bitter finish and some light sweet-ish lingering malt toward the end. Alcohol is a bit harsh. Would like to lay this one down for a while to see if it takes a bit of the edge off. My biggest off point. You get a chemical flavor that does not work well with the other well-crafted flavors.

Fuller bodied, some tingle and even a little burn.

Overall, decent version of the style. A bit harsh, with the chemical and the bitter. A bomber of this is proving to be a bit much, and as much as it is fairly palatable, I won't finish it. Price is right. Worth a try.

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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5/5  rDev +37%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.3/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Coney Island Human Blockhead has a thick, creamy, cascading, tan head, a clear, copper appearance, and some lacing left on the glass. The head really sticks around with this one. The aroma is faint, but one detects sweet beer and brown bread. Taste is of a strong piney hop aroma, which is not picked up in the barrel-aged version of this brew. The drinker also gets brown bread, sweetness, rye spice, and a bit of alcohol. Mouthfeel is medium, and Coney Island Human Blockhead finishes mostly dry, refreshing, and quite drinkable for an imperial bock. Overall, this is a most excellent beer, and I highly recommend it.


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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

Coney Island Human Blockhead from Shmaltz Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.