He'Brew Jewbelation Vertical (Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Blend) - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by Buebie:
4.33/5 rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I am feeling very fortunate to get this beer. Picked up a Bomber for around $10
Poured rough and put away wet into the glass creating a couple inches of light brown froth that sits there far longer then I want it too because I just want to drink it. :)
Leaving a modest cap of whipped topping consistency head and all around the glass coatings of lace.
Color is a very dark brown, not transparent and not really glowing and not reaching black.
Aroma is sweet delicious malt bomb extravaganza. Dark fruits, plenty of sweet caramel laced with burnt sugars, no heat at all, and a small amount of oaty malted milk ball aroma. A+ aroma for sure.
Smooth silky feel with mild amounts of carbonation, but present to balance the creamier feel of the beer.
Taste is much like aroma with more of a burnt sugar flavor, touch of Cinnamon and loads of malt. Not overly sweet either and balanced by a burnt sugar/ roasted malt flavor that bitters into the finish and becomes fairly pine like.
This is one amazing beer, it woo'ed the hell out of me. I want more!
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2011 02:40:31 | More by Buebie
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4.1/5 rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
A blended beer, this was in the holiday jewbelation pack several years ago, which also came with a glass that broke in my dishwasher today. The beer was cracked in its honor.
LOOK: A dark amber brown brew with a tan head with good retention. This beer coats the glass like a good whiskey or scotch.
SMELL: Big aroma! Loads of malt, toffee, rye, wood and fruit. Sugary, sweet, a bit boozy, I've been waiting to try this one for a while.
TASTE: Huge flavors here as well of vinous grape, raisin and chocolate. Carries some oxidized notes of tobacco, leather and dark soy. Hop bitterness is loose and a bit acidic on the edges, or could be from the barrel. There is a nice chocolate and spice note from the large amount of malt in the rye whiskey barrels.
FEEL: Smooth, creamy and well carbonated. This has a velvety feel and is quite satisfying.
OVERALL: A rare treat with great flavor and complexity. Reminds me of a lost abbey or even utopias in the aroma and taste. Alot going on!
Serving type: bottle
05-16-2014 01:13:45 | More by Stinkypuss
4.34/5 rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25
Reviewing the Jewbelation Vertical (Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Blend) from Shmaltz Brewing Company (He'Brew) out of Saratoga Springs, New York. This strong ale is a blend of He'Brew's eight, ninth, tenth, eleventh, twelfth, thirteen and fourteenth anniversary beers, which was subsequently barrel aged in 6 year rye whiskey barrels. I have been sitting on this bottle for a few years.
2013 vintage bottle served in a GLASS and enjoyed on 02/24/13 to celebrate the Oscars. Review is from iPhone notes.
Appearance: Pours a dark brown color that is almost black in color. Not opaque, with amber highlights atop and bottom when held up to the light. A finger-plus of beige head off the pour. Good lacing and retention. 4.25/5
Smell: Figs, fudgey chocolate cake, desserty vanilla, brown sugar, and non-boozy bourbon. Toffee, leather and caramel too. 4.5/5
Taste: Caramel, toffee, vanilla, molasses and cocoa throughout with a touch of alcohol warmth in finish. There is a nice kick from the rye too. Tons of toffee and fig in finish. Dark fruit and plum are also present. Excellent medley of malty flavors and barrel character! 4.5/5
Mouthfeel: Full bodied, medium carbonation. Quite malty with a good sweetness, but it's not a "sweet" beer. A touch over carbonated, but that is nothing that letting the beer sit out on the counter for 30 minutes can't solve. 3.5/5
Overall: Easily He'Brew's best beer. If the carbonation was a little lower this would have been even better. I wonder if they'll ever attempt to replicate this beer by blending and barrel aging more recent vintages. I am glad I have a few more bottles of this, as it is aging wonderfully.
Cost: $12.99 for a 22 oz (bomber) bottle.
Serving type: bottle
05-11-2013 15:59:41 | More by jegross2
He'Brew Jewbelation Vertical (Rye Whiskey Barrel Aged Blend) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.