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He'Brew Genesis 15:15 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

230 Ratings
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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 98
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%


Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Barleywine |  13.40% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Viciousknishs on 09-29-2011)
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DovaliHops

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a very dark brown with a small-medium off-white, somewhat tan head that disappears quickly. Scent is absolutely amazing. Tons of fresh figs and other dark fruits with a very inviting whiskey aroma. The way the dark fruits and barrel mix together in the nose is just great...not as great as King Henry, but pretty damn good. Taste is...now here's where the juices come in... I can definitely taste the pomegranate and grape juices. Aton of caramel malt and other dark malts. A ton of toffee blended with candied dark fruits and brown sugar. Just a bit of bitter hoppiness and sweet whiskey throughout. Mouthfeel is very full bodied and a bit on the syrupy side. Drinkability is scary high for this high ABV sipper. Overall, the aroma had me thinking this beer was going to be on the same page as King Henry, but the taste was quite the step down. By far, this is not a mediocre beer...it is very good. Just not "King Henry or Abacus good". A tad too sweet and not as well-balanced as I was hoping for. ABV is hidden well.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2012 05:43:53 | More by DovaliHops
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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.

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He'Brew Genesis 15:15 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.