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Coney Island Barrel-Aged Human Blockhead - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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Coney Island Barrel-Aged Human BlockheadConey Island Barrel-Aged Human Blockhead

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

232 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 232
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.87%
Wants: 15
Gots: 45 | FT: 3
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"
Aged in Buffalo Trace Barrels

(Beer added by: glid02 on 09-02-2009)
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csfcmitchell

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

10-10-2013 16:59:44 | More by csfcmitchell
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Jame515

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

10-02-2013 01:18:11 | More by Jame515
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jonnyb79

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-22-2013 00:31:51 | More by jonnyb79
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sliks96

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

09-21-2013 17:22:50 | More by sliks96
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VincentFrey

Maryland

4.05/5  rDev +0.2%

An immediate note: this is a properly cellared bottle, originally bottled on 5/25/2012. Due to the size, style, and propensity for aging, I feel this is accurate to give a review.

This pours a very nice ruby red. Not much head, dissipating around the edges quickly. Poured into a cleaned Boulevard tulip.

Aroma is bourbon and caramel. So hints of wood and vanilla, but mostly caramel. Suits me for a bock of any kind, and I’m very glad to see this hasn’t been hopped up needlessly like a lot of modern bock interpretations.

Taste has a light heat up front, which actually serves as a nice precursor to the darker crystal malts and bourbon tastes. You know what you’re getting into, and the heat doesn’t distract from the actual flavors. This is a terrifically well put together bock, with every flavor melding into a nice whole. It’s something of a dessert, the caramel and vanilla are amazing and the oak provides a lingering taste around the cheeks and gums.

I really dig this, and I’m not usually a bock fan. Coney Island did a spectacular job, and I’d absolutely purchase this again (was only $4 or $5 at the bottle shop too!). Highly recommended if you’re getting disappointed with the amount of BA stouts and overhopped beers on the market.

09-14-2013 04:54:30 | More by VincentFrey
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GumDropButtons

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

09-08-2013 21:34:04 | More by GumDropButtons
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dfhhead25

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

09-01-2013 01:42:56 | More by dfhhead25
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

08-28-2013 15:24:59 | More by GraduatedCashew
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-26-2013 21:49:31 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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SGToliver

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-22-2013 16:47:50 | More by SGToliver
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raffy313

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-05-2013 02:45:33 | More by raffy313
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1up

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-01-2013 21:20:52 | More by 1up
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mwbrady12

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.7%

07-29-2013 01:30:33 | More by mwbrady12
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-26-2013 01:47:43 | More by AngusOg
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rkarimi

Colorado

3.89/5  rDev -3.7%

07-23-2013 19:07:10 | More by rkarimi
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HALB

California

4/5  rDev -1%

07-23-2013 19:03:43 | More by HALB
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FanofHefe

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

Been sitting on this just a little while. Bomber bottled on 5/25/2012 poured into a Duvel tulip. Light brown/red tinted body that is mostly clear with a three finger dark tan head. Decent retention and a little lacing.

Strong aroma of maple, bourbon, and oak. Very inviting and not overpowering.

The flavor is very dense featuring the sweet caramel malt that blends very nicely with the maple, oak, and light bourbon notes. There is a hint of fruitiness that leans toward cherry, but not is not really tart. Solid blend, if a little on the sweet side for my personal taste.

Very thick mouthfeel that hides the alcohol very well. Glad I sat on this for a while, because I had heard the alcohol was potent. Aging it for a while definitely takes the edge off, but did not seem to detract from the overall flavor. Excellent brew.

07-21-2013 23:50:39 | More by FanofHefe
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ADTaber

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

07-21-2013 21:46:34 | More by ADTaber
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t_carterb

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-18-2013 17:27:42 | More by t_carterb
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gpblackgt

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-17-2013 20:05:55 | More by gpblackgt
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-10-2013 00:29:19 | More by Damian74Shensky
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jzlyo

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-05-2013 00:30:05 | More by jzlyo
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

07-03-2013 22:35:27 | More by JamLand
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twizzard

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

07-02-2013 17:50:47 | More by twizzard
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lonewolfcry

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

07-01-2013 05:33:22 | More by lonewolfcry
Coney Island Barrel-Aged Human Blockhead from Shmaltz Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.