He'Brew Genesis 15:15 - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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Reviews by elgiacomo:
4.23/5 rDev +1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
16oz Growler from Beverage World. Just past 1 year old on the keg. Served at cellar temperature.
Pours dark brown with red highlights and a one finger tan head that recedes to just a light ring and leaves just a few spots of short-lived lacing behind.
Aroma starts with the Rye Whiskey and oak, then moves to a big blast of dark fruits, the figs and dates come through particularly well, the grapes and pomegranates are here, very rich smelling, very fruity, very strong and very good.
Flavor is even more rich and intense than the aroma. More about the dark fruits here. Tons and tons of dates and figs, strong notes of grapes and pomegranates, and the whiskey and oak come through in the middle to the finish. Somewhat sweet. Some people say they get soy sauce, but I don’t really get it...all about the dark fruits and whiskey barrels for me. There is some alcohol, but for over 13% ABV it is incredibly well-hidden.
Mouthfeel is medium/full bodied, somewhat sticky, low-ish carbonation, but at times still feels a little prickly.
Passed on the bottles last year, and really regret it now, but stoked to get a chance to try this on draft. This stuff is incredible, very rich, complex and delicious!
Serving type: growler
10-13-2012 04:22:11 | More by elgiacomo
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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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