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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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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 99
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 11.46%
Wants: 49
Gots: 67 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

sneaks2210, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Bakker, Jan 19, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +5.7%

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled 9/7/2011. Pours an extremely dark brown/almost black color; with a 1 finger foamy khaki head with good retention, that reduces to a ring of lace and spotty bubbles that linger. Slight foamy lacing on the glass, but at 13.4%, this is expected. Aromas of big caramel, raisin, prune, fig, toast, toffee, grape, molasses, chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, oak, earth, leather, and light rye spiciness; slight alcohol as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great complexity and balance of maltiness and barrel character. Taste of huge toffee, caramel, raisin, prune, fig, molasses, toast, oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, earth, tobacco, leather, and light rye spiciness. Minimal bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of toffee, toast, raisin, prune, fig, caramel, molasses, oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate, leather, and light rye spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Fantastic complexity of malty flavors with a great complimenting balance of the barrel character; with nearly zero cloying flavors noticed after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very creamy, slick, and fairly syrupy mouthfeel that is fantastic. Alcohol is insanely well hidden at 13.4% with only a small warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a highly fantastic barrel aged barleywine with fruit juices! The flavors from the fruit juices are not overpowering, and the malt complexity of the barelywine is highly complex. Very smooth to sip on as well for the gravity. An incredibly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Jan 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

TonyTalon, Jan 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

atone315, Jan 05, 2013
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

A - dark brown with ruby edges; big brown head

S - candy sugar, caramel, nutty

T - sweet, caramel, sugary, earthy, woody, nutty

M - full bodied, sticky, smooth, well carbonated

This was a pretty nice beer. It came across as a very big, bold brown ale. It was a tad sweet but not cloyingly so. I liked this one. I would have it again.

tdm168, Nov 30, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Grant35, Nov 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Pookie, Oct 31, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +1%

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!

elgiacomo, Oct 13, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

brendaniel, Oct 09, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

tbeq00, Oct 05, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +3.8%

This beer is a monster. Genesis 15:15 pours a deep viscous brown, and has aromas of sweet and dark fruits, vanilla, bourbon, and oak. The taste here is very complex and delicious, it's incredibly heavy on the fruit flavors. There's a lot of different fruit flavor going on here over strong caramel malts. The rye bourbon helps out here, adding a welcome boozy edge to the proceedings that would be otherwise covered up by the fruits. More oak comes in on the finish. The mouthfeel is heavy and drying, but there's a strange sticky aspect here too that kinda clashes with the dry feel. The drinkability is great. Overall, this is an excellent barrel aged barleywine, the barrel really supports the very fruity base beer.

shand, Sep 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

raffy313, Sep 30, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

BigTrubble, Sep 29, 2012
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3.78/5  rDev -9.8%

Poured into a Stone Imperial glass. A pretty dark caramel color. Hard to see through with some dark copper highlights. Head is a large one finger and light cocoa colored and light creamy in appearance. Lace is sticking minimally with kind of a leopard pattern.

Smell is woody and a bit different than any other barrel aged Barleywine I've smelled. I am smelling some dark fruits like figs and some barrel but there is a very different smell here and I think it is the Pomegranate. I also am pulling some of the vanilla from the barrel and some rye spice. Different but I like it.

Taste is a huge malt bomb. This has such a large sweet malted lollipop taste to it that leads right into the tart flavors of the fig, pomegranate and grape juices. It is kind of a weird blend of flavors but I think it kind of works. Not getting much of the barrel but am getting an alcohol warming at the end. I will report back if this changes as it warms.

Mouth is very creamy and almost chewy. Carbonation is medium and the finish is very long and wet with an alcohol burn that is nice on this early fall evening.

Overall I need to say that this is a Barrel Aged Harvest Ale that I am drinking a year later. With that being said, what I tasted was a huge Barleywine that was influenced by fruit juice but what was missing was the barrel and the hops. Part my bad and part He'brew's bad. Not a bad choice if you come by it though.

azdback, Sep 13, 2012
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HumphreyLee, Sep 10, 2012
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He'Brew Genesis 15:15 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.