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He'Brew Genesis 15:15 - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Genesis 15:15He'Brew Genesis 15:15

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BA SCORE
93
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234 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 49
Gots: 68 | FT: 5
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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freewill35

Indiana

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-21-2011 01:36:32 | More by freewill35
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madpentzer

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-15-2011 05:00:30 | More by madpentzer
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-19-2011 08:55:24 | More by superdedooperboy
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kinmundy77

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-27-2014 21:56:31 | More by kinmundy77
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dsaudio

Colorado

5/5  rDev +19.3%

04-14-2013 13:45:29 | More by dsaudio
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TastyIsBeer

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-31-2012 04:39:01 | More by TastyIsBeer
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Besteffen82

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-30-2011 01:19:57 | More by Besteffen82
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Impfan

Washington

5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Amazingly rich, and wonderfully Sazerac barrel aged, this Genesis is remarkably complex with esters of grape, mandarin orange, fig, date, toffee, coconut, persimmon, kumquat, plum, cherry, chocolate, cappuccino, rum, and, of course, lots of rye. The body is silky/syrupy, but not as heavy as i had anticipated, and the massive flavor profile is incredibly balanced with no excess heat , despite its 13.4% abv. This is a very sweet and luxurious ale, for sure, but the Sazerac aging has dried it out sufficiently in the finish for it to be a wonderful sipper that continuously calls me back to indulge in another "hard" taste. To date, I’m not sure I could come up with a better fireside liquid companion to take away the chill of what’s shaping up to be another colder winter than usual. I’m glad I stocked up on a number of these beauties!

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2011 16:36:40 | More by Impfan
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rpaul2012

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-16-2011 03:12:11 | More by rpaul2012
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spycow

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-12-2011 16:06:37 | More by spycow
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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-04-2011 18:42:17 | More by HopStoopid120
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bmur112

Maryland

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-23-2011 00:33:04 | More by bmur112
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Rempo

Indiana

5/5  rDev +19.3%

02-05-2012 13:53:38 | More by Rempo
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AndAShotAJameson

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-21-2011 20:56:47 | More by AndAShotAJameson
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jennaski01

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +19.3%

01-03-2012 02:01:50 | More by jennaski01
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kenm2118

Illinois

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-04-2011 18:19:47 | More by kenm2118
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eatabag

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-27-2011 03:36:10 | More by eatabag
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heyta

Georgia

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-28-2011 21:29:51 | More by heyta
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pgaveau

New York

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-17-2011 16:09:55 | More by pgaveau
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benrez

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-14-2011 00:10:07 | More by benrez
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JeremyDrinksBeer

California

5/5  rDev +19.3%

11-21-2011 07:09:35 | More by JeremyDrinksBeer
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GrindFatherBob

New York

5/5  rDev +19.3%

12-14-2011 16:53:28 | More by GrindFatherBob
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cosmicevan

New York

4.88/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

cracked a bottle with my bro-in-law.

a - poured into a FW mini snifter. nice deep plum, thin head, spotty lacing.

s - smells spot on. the barrels are just great. rye whiskey with this malty barleywine is just a great mix. up there with the other big barrel aged barelywines.

t - deliscious. caramel malt with a barrel aged shine. chocolate.
nutmeg.

m - smooth and easy drinker. booze is invisible.

o - I am running to the store to get more of these. this is TOP notch. super impressive.

Serving type: bottle

11-20-2011 00:35:58 | More by cosmicevan
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Mosstrooper

California

4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Appearance: Pours black with some ruby/cola hints where the light comes through. There is a thick brown head that dissipates slowly and doesn't leave behind any lace, but leaves a layer of brown film on top of the beer.

Smell: Strong chocolate is prevalent, backed up by fruit: plum, prune, slight citrus, and maybe apple.

Taste: Begins sweet and fruity, ending with a wine-like flavor backed up with other fruits. There is a bit of breadiness after the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Heavy body with light carbonation and a sticky finish that warms from the alcohol.

Overall: A great sipping beer and an excellent barleywine. Definitely worth a look. This is seriously tasty- l'chaim!

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 05:21:58 | More by Mosstrooper
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Damian

Massachusetts

4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Drank from a 1pt, 6floz bottle purchased at Marty's Liquors, Newton, MA
Served in a snifter

Deep mahogany and nearly clear in appearance. The beer poured thick and syrupy and was topped by a one-finger, foamy, caramel colored head. Spotty drops of lacing clung to the sides of the glass. The head slowly faded to a resilient ring of froth.

The aroma was intense. Super sweet and boozy with strong caramel and toffee notes. Bourbon (perhaps rye whiskey?) was quite apparent. Lots of brown sugar. Uber malty and rich. Subtle hints of oak. As the beer warmed, prunes and raisins were also noticeable.

The flavor profile was similar to nose. Sweet and rich with an over-the-top amount of caramel malts. Strong plum, prune, fig and raisin notes. Lots of maple syrup. The fruit juices were definitely more noticeable here in the flavor profile than in the nose. Unfortunately, I could not detect any pomegranate. Nutty and slightly woody in the center. The finish was boozy (but not hot), slightly oaky and tannic with subtle roasty/toasty notes. I also picked up a bit of spiciness (perhaps from the rye). Although the sweetness became a bit cloyingly toward the drink's end, I felt like it balanced out the booziness quite well.

Perhaps the most impressive aspect of this beer was the mouthfeel. It was fantastically rich, creamy and smooth. Quite syrupy and almost chewy. The liquid contained a fine, mild effervescence which gave the beer a beautiful, supple frothiness. After each sip, the residual sugars left a sticky coating on my lips.

He'Brew Genesis 15:15 really impressed the heck out of me. The addition of multiple fruit juices and the rye whiskey barrel aging lent the beer a rich complexity found in few other versions of the style. If you like your barleywines sweet, fruity and syrupy, then you need to try this. L'chaim!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2012 00:44:59 | More by Damian
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He'Brew Genesis 15:15 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.