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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 15
Gots: 106 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  15.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: LtCracker20 on 12-09-2011)
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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.1/5  rDev +2%

I've been intrigued by the idea of this beer, and finally found a bottle at Bottle Caps in Daytona Beach.

The beer was black in color with a medium-sized tan head. There was a fair amount of lace.

Interesting aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, and some herbal hops.

Big brown sugar/caramel taste. Also a lot of raisins and plums. Plus a little bit of piney hops.

This was a very malt-forward beer. I didn't get a very large hop presence. The alcohol was very well hidden (at least until I finished the bomber).

lordofthewiens, Feb 08, 2012
Photo of LutherBrau
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

LutherBrau, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

malfunxion, Aug 31, 2014
Photo of Ohiovania
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Ohiovania, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of JohnnyK
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

JohnnyK, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of superspak
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on late 2011. Pours pours nearly opaque dark brown color with a 1-2 finger dense khaki head with good retention that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with some light streaming carbonation. Aromas of big molasses, toffee, toast, caramel, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, cherry, prune, fig, chocolate, cocoa, tobacco, leather, light smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roasted/bready malt and fruity yeast ester notes; with good strength. Taste of huge molasses, toffee, toast, caramel, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, cherry, prune, fig, chocolate, cocoa, tobacco, leather, light smoke, herbal, and roast/toasted earthiness. Slight herbal/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of molasses, toffee, toast, dark bread, brown sugar, raisin, cherry, prune, fig, chocolate, cocoa, tobacco, leather, herbal, and toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and fruit yeast ester flavors; with a great malt/fruitiness balance and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, moderately slick, and lightly syrupy/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is extremely well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an incredible strong ale! All around outstanding complexity and balance of dark/roasted/bready malt and fruity yeast ester flavors; and extremely smooth to sip on for the huge ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

superspak, Aug 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

artemh, Aug 21, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +2%

retry4z, Aug 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

zestar, Aug 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Drucifer, Jul 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Klebe, Jun 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

M1A2, Jun 15, 2014
Photo of chugalug06
3.6/5  rDev -10.4%

Three finger head grows with aggressive pour. Brew is damn dark. Lots of purple and brown.

Hint of mint?!?!? Lots of red grape. Caramel.

WAY Sweet. Loads of bready, oaked, sugary, sappy, vanilla. Syrupy and pretty damn over done. Caramel is chewy and robust. Nearly a mess, but still put together nice. Carbonation is mild.

This one could use even more time on the shelf. WAY too sweet for my liking. Not sure how I feel about this...on-the-fence.

chugalug06, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

afsdan, May 22, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

hickmancase, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

david18, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

durwood64, Feb 16, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

abriggs1, Jan 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

sprucetip, Dec 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

kinmundy77, Dec 21, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

IPAIsaac, Dec 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

DersOne, Dec 04, 2013
Photo of jlindros
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%

A big beer, but being the first night of Channukah, I had to do it. The last few were awesome, although 14 was getting a little much, and 16 was way too much almost a mess. Hopefully this one does it nicely again like 13 did.

Pours a darker colored creamy slightly thick 1/2 finger head that fades fairly quickly though, at least there is a decent head for a 15% beer so I can't complain about the retention, very dark beer with hints of ruby molasses light sneaking through the edges.

Nose has another hodge podge of aromas, good and a bit meh. First is the malts, big sweet malts, candy malts with a little syrupy aroma, caramelized brown sugars, molasses, toffee, etc, and some candy sugar as well. Some dark fruits in there, mild candied raisins and touch of fig/date like, and eventually turns into very light cocoa and vanilla. It does have a mild paper like aroma, possibly oxidation onset but this was aged well in my cellar with tape around the cap... but a mild earthy like aroma almost root like from malts and possibly hops, which also bring an earthy hop tone, hint herbal too. Then booze, plenty of phenols and some not in a good way, and some esters, and heavy booze aroma.

Taste starts rich and thick, quite syrupy and turns a little bleh in overall flavor. Malts start with lots of dark malts, molasses, caramel, candied brown sugar, candy syrup and lots of syrupy flavors and feel, also a little cocoa and more of that earthy root like almost raw molasses kinda flavor that isn't the best. There are some hops too, again the earthy kind, with a little herbal note, and almost like old hops. Again dark fruits too, candied dates, raisin juice, a little prune juice too, and into a little earthy vegetal like cooked vegetable. Booze is not as warming as I thought it would be, but brings plenty of phenols, some good and some bad, with mild paper-flavored esters. A lot of over aged flavors, like too many overall malts, cooked too much, hops too hold, something... not quite sure how to label it. A mild spicy hop character towards the end adds another not so balanced character that gets a little meh. Finish is long, sticks to the mouth syrupy like, bit more cooked vegetable character, lots of old malts and syrupy dark malts, candy, little earthy hop too, all lingering for a while and mild booze.

Mouth is very big bodied, quite syrupy, pretty thick, nice carbonation, some warming booze and little tingle.

Overall.... hard to really get this... again just goes too much, too heavy in some areas, doesn't blend well, doesn't sit well, too syrupy, there is some cooked vegetable and paper like esters, phenols are good and bad. Just a mess, again after Bar-Mitzvhah #13, they seem to be going downhill as it just gets too much of everything and doesn't seem to meld well. But with all that said, I am nitpicking a pretty decent heavy strong ale beer, with some nice tasty characters in there too, just too much.

jlindros, Nov 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

jmbot4371, Nov 28, 2013
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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.