He'Brew Genesis 15:15 - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by Dope:
4.33/5 rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Batch/Cases 001/791. Bottling date 9/7/2011 (almost a year old)
A: Pours a dark brown with a huge and dense light brown head. Fades at a medium pace, leaving only zig-zags of fluffy lacing behind.
S: Dark fruit overload. Dates, raisin and fig primarily. Some molasses and caramel mixes in. Maybe a hint of grape and vanilla in there, hard to tell.
T: Super heavy molasses up front with some toffe. A wonderful rye whiskey following it. Sweet caramel kicks in in the middle with hints of those dark fruits but not nearly as pronounced as the aroma. Finishes dry, astringent and oaky with a flourish of bitter and earthy hops. Just a bit of alcohol sting on the back end but not as bad as I was expecting.
M: Heavy, borderline syrupy.
O: A really enjoyable big barleywine. A lot of times these can be super heavy on the molasses. This one is too but the rye whiskey cuts it nicely and prevents it from being overbearing and cloyingly sweet, while still adding extra complexity. Hoppy bitterness helps out in that department as well. A rich and balanced brew, I enjoyed it a lot.
Serving type: bottle
08-09-2012 02:58:43 | More by Dope
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4.61/5 rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
On tap at MacGregor's Grill and Tap Room in Henrietta, NY.
Pours a dark brown, looks like a stout, almost. Half inch khaki colored head, with a little bit of lacing.
Smells like plums, maple syrup, roasted malt, and a little bit of chocolate.
Big maple syrup like flavor in the taste, it's excellent. Some dark fruit (plums and raisins), plus some vanilla, caramel, and some slight spicy rye whiskey flavors.
Medium to thick body, very full. Low to zero carbonation. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, gets sticky as time goes on.
This was a nice revelation, awesome that one of my local bars got a vintage keg of this.
Serving type: on-tap
04-29-2014 01:38:44 | More by GreesyFizeek
4.5/5 rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
32oz fill from Green's Piney Grove, poured into a Stone Old Guardian glass.
A: Pours a deep brown body intermingled with ruby hues, whilst forming a half-inch of beige head that quickly recedes to a ring and spotty cap. The look is deep inviting.
S: Plenty of good aroma on this one. There's lots and lots of vanilla, folded in with bourbon, dark, earthy fruits, and a bit of alcohol. The nose is deep and inviting.
T: Even more vanilla than the nose lets on, along with bourbon, dark, earthy fruits, and bit of alcohol peeking through. The barrel has been good to this beer. The vanilla is soft and creamy, as is the bourbon, while the dark fruits slowly move along the tongue and linger in the finish. One of the best dark fruit flavors I've gotten from any beer, regardless of style. The taste is deep and inviting.
M: Full, creamy, just the slightest bit syrupy--deep and inviting.
O: Deep and inviting, of course. This is a fantastic barrel-aged barleywine; there's clearly a solid base beer here, but the rye whiskey barrels 'take it to the next level' without steamrolling the barleywine beneath. Get it if you can find it.
Serving type: growler
02-07-2014 22:35:56 | More by Craigory
4.16/5 rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A - Pours like the color of a cola with a one finger tan head. Doesn't seem thick or viscous.
S - The whiff at first is a big dose of bourbon, vanilla, leather and followed by dark fruits with a sweeter ending.
T - The taste is flipped from the smell... Big vanilla, molasses and dark fruit taste up front and the encore is a bourbon & oak finish. Very complex & rich.
M - Medium to full mouthfeel that's sticky and somewhat cloying.
O - Very good, very complex, very rich... I'm glad I waited to crack this as age seemed to do it wonders.
Serving type: bottle
04-04-2013 01:00:37 | More by cvm4
He'Brew Genesis 15:15 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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