He'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3/5 rDev -26.5%
12oz. bottle from the 2011 Holiday Pack
(A)- Pours a very very dark brown color with some reddish highlights. Some tan froth too.
(S)- A deep malty and rich profile. Bits of booze and raisin.
(T)- Similar to the smell. a deep/rich malt profile overall with noticeable raisin.
(M)- A mellow carbonation level. A good balance even though it is quite hefty in the malt department; almost a bit too much actually.
(D)- Overall, it is solid, but easily the booziest of the lineup.
09-26-2012 14:04:33 | More by sweemzander
4.5/5 rDev +10.3%
Bottle poured into a snifter glass
Been saving this one. The 15 is next.
Pours a dark black with hints of brown. Slight off-white/brownish head.
Smell is carmel and sweetness with strong dark fruit notes.
Taste is heavy on the dark fruit with little of the sweetness ifrom the malt. Finish reminds you a bit of the high alcohol content.
A very excellent beer in a category I am not always a fan of. Bought the 15 without ever having this off of a recommendation and am glad I finally cracked this one.
09-15-2012 03:11:46 | More by jsulko
4.18/5 rDev +2.5%
12 oz bottle from the reissue 2010 Box set
appears a dark mahogany color, 1/4" khaki color head. great head retention.
awesome aroma of tobacco, black cherry, spiced rum. taste is similar. bold flavors- a bit boozy, caramel, toffee, figs. nice thick smooth sticky body. drinks appropriate for the style, and great for the taste.
overall - the series continues and gets better it seems as the years go on
09-11-2012 02:21:23 | More by jmdrpi
3.95/5 rDev -3.2%
Bottle from wordemupg, 12oz bottle into a tulip.
Pretty much black in colour with a finger or so of light brown head. Huge lacing, and quite nice retention. Lots of chocolate in the nose and fruity, dark malts. Some molasses and licorice, and a touch of alcohol. Taste has more chocolate, dark breads and fruity dark malts that evoke some Fruit Loops grape flavour. Syrupy and some molasses. Dense body, some alcohol but doesn't suggest 14% by any stretch. Low carbonation and thick. A good beer, but I wasn't blow away.
09-10-2012 03:45:55 | More by liamt07
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
A - Pours a dark brown with a hint of brown around the edges with a thin finger of frothy khaki colored head. The head fades down fairly quickly leaving behind some lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of dark caramel malts, dark fruits, coffee, caramelized sugars, with some grapefruit and pine hops and some booze.
T - Starts off with dark sweet caramel and caramelized malts, with raisin and other dark fruit, molasses, and some grapefruit and citrus hops. Through the middle, some coffee flavor comes through with some vanilla, pine hops, and a bit of bitterness. The finish is a mix of sweet caramelized malts, dark toffee malts, dark fruit, molasses, a bit of coffee, and some booze.
M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth and a bit syrupy with a warming and sweet finish.
D - Very drinkable. Good strong malty base with enough body and alcohol to balance.
08-29-2012 04:13:08 | More by ngeunit1
3.6/5 rDev -11.8%
Black with some brown around the edges, then brown head that recedes quickly.
Raisin, burnt sugar, a whiff of peat, slight herbal hops, and some alcohol in the nose.
Toffee, burnt sugar, ash, dark stewed fruits, dried cherry, and raisins coat the palate and a subtle yet firm and lingering bitterness to finish.
Very heavy and low carbonation.
Less oxidized than the others in the series. Almost like a bittersweet liquor. I liked it a lot more than the Amaro that some guy bought me a couple of weeks ago.
06-12-2012 00:48:11 | More by MrOH
4.33/5 rDev +6.1%
22oz bottle served in a snifter glass.
pours a deep, dark brown/borderline black (opaque) with a solid finger-plus of a creamy mocha/khaki colored head. respectable retention as well as lacing.
really impressive nose on this one. notes of molasses, coffee, roasted malts... yet also an evident hoppy presence. wow, flavor is something, exceeding the aroma in terms of complexity. there's the coffee, molasses, roasted malts; also maple, raisin, and maybe a touch of brown sugar... earthy/floral hoppiness - maybe a bit of citrus - opens up mid palate and carries some hops bitterness through the finish. my only knock is the alcohol presence, which, at 14% you obviously have to expect some, but it's not quite as hidden as i'd prefer. that said, a very complex and tasty beer.
rich, creamy, coating mouthfeel; full bodied with medium carbonation. this is a huge beer in every sense... a classic sipper.
originally reviewed: 01-11-2011
05-24-2012 22:41:16 | More by BostonHops
4.48/5 rDev +9.8%
The massive malt that the Jewbelation series is notable for. Thick, rich, powerful, dark, and delicious. Beautiful mahogany color in the Orval chalice. Nice swirling foam, pleasing sudsiness.
The mouthfeel is exceptionally full without being sticky. The creamy carbonation adds to the pleasure. Even going back to a bottle opened yesterday, the carbonation is good. All the roasted malt flavors, from sweet caramel to bitter burnt. An assertive hop bitterness carries the end. Plenty full of sugar, but nicely balanced with the hot alcohol and the hoppiness.
A great strong beer that combines the best qualities of a barleywine and a RIS. From the 22 oz bottle.
05-21-2012 04:32:13 | More by mactrail
He'Brew Jewbelation Fourteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 265 ratings.