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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Jewbelation FifteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen

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90
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133 Reviews
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Reviews: 133
Hads: 382
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 10.7%
Wants: 12
Gots: 104 | FT: 2
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:
Beer added by: LtCracker20 on 12-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 133 | Hads: 382
Photo of aasher
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours the darkest of browns, on the verge of black with a one finger khaki head. The aromas are incredibly sweet and malty. I also get some almond butter in the nose with a boatload of molasses and sorghum. Their is also some raisin and figs. It's a little much. The flavors too, syrupy and overly sweet. You get so much honey, sorghum, figs, and molasses that it's hard to pick out anything else. It's definitely "dark fruity". It's cloyingly sweet. It drinks medium bodied and overly sticky. There is just so much sugar. This beer isn't very drinkable. The alcohol isn't noticeable until a couple minutes after your last sip, then it's warming. Overall this is a strange beer and not worthy trying in my opinion. Get back to me if they barrel age it. (762 characters)

Photo of Yagman3000
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a gigantic oversized "pint glass."

Appears super dark and velvety with practically no head at all.

Smells richly of dark fruit: dates, prunes, figs, and raisins. There's more sweetness from the malt than any perceivable hop bitterness.

Taste/mouthfeel: It hits deeply from the booze burn on the way in, tingling the lips. it moves then into a heavy sweet molasses that made me wonder if there was sediment (there was not). It ends with anise in the back of the throat.

I was pretty impressed with this beer and would gladly have it again. It could stand to age a bit to mellow out some of its booziness. I'm at the start of a battle with this one. 15% delivers the goods. It should come with a set of flannel pajamas. (757 characters)

Photo of billab914
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into my CBS snifter. It poured pretty close to black in color with a thin, frothy, tan head clinging to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has sweeter, malty profile to it with some notes of brown sugar, toffee and molasses all coming through. A little bit of a hoppy citrusness is there as well as a hint of cinnamon like spice.

The taste also highlights a lot of the malty flavors throughout it. Toffee, brown sugar and molasses are again all things that come to mind. Some dry, roasty qualities come out in the finish and mix with just a hint of hoppy citrus.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side with carbonation being low. Overall it was a pretty nice beer. The malty flavors really had a nice range of flavors to it. Relatively easy drinking and balanced for the style and size of it as well. Very enjoyable beer overall. (844 characters)

Photo of FACEMEAT
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours deep, dark brown with only a few highlights when held up to the light. Head is substantial after an aggressive pour and dissipates into a thin cap following a few minutes of rest. Lacing is minimal.

S: That borderline sour note from an African coffee hit me first. What follows is chocolate cake, dates and a hint of soy sauce.

T: The taste follows the nose with an additional buttered chocolate muffin element that kept me coming back way too soon. The hops struggle to rein in the dark malt explosion near the end and fail every time. That's okay with me. The supposed alcohol content is 15% and hidden masterfully.

M :It's velvety to the max. The liquid Sticks around forever. Carbonation is low but appropriate for the alcohol level.

O: This is a very, very powerful beer in terms of both alcohol and drinking impression. How they were able to provide such drinkability is beyond me. This is one that can be appreciated now and later. (952 characters)

Photo of dfernandez77
4.22/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

appearance: Very deep warm brown, nearly black. Crystal clear but dark, so it almost seems translucent. Warm tan head, suitable to style.

smell: Malt assault, roasty caramel, molasses, prunes. Luscious and phat. Alcohol is present - but not in a boozy way - clean. No discernible hop aroma.

taste: Rich and smooth. Lot's of smooth phat malts. Roast and bittersweet chocolate. Hops are present in bitterness for good balance. Sweetness is all melanoidens and dextrins - complex and not candy sweet.

mouthfeel: Medium heavy, slick. Roast and a bit of astringency haunt the finish while the slickness remains. Luxurious.

overall: Fantastic balance in a huge strong ale. Like a huge Baltic Porter with a splash of Strong Old Ale. It's a little aggressive in youth, but I'm going to try to get a case of this to wax and hide away for more than 12 months. (856 characters)

Photo of dankster
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber for 7.99

A- deep brown and reddish color with thick tan head about two fingers. did not last too long

S- Big nutty and carmel malts with a small hint of the hops.

T- Awesome, taste more of the malts than the hops being there fifteen of each. kinda maple and oaky. You would never guess this is 15%

M- smooth and creamy with nice thick coating on the tongue.

O- great strong ale and once again at 15% this one could hurt you but you wont know it just by drinking it. well done men! (499 characters)

Photo of jamespub
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bought today and split with a friend.

A- Dark, transparent along the edges. Not quite black like a stout, but plenty dark. Very thick looking. Nice carbonation the dissipates slowly into beautiful caramel colored swirls that linger throughout the drinking.

S- BOOM! Smells big, boozy, and malty.

T- The first thing that came to mind was bells batch 9000. It is super malty with the taste of black licorice, not overpowering, but incredibly pleasant. where is the alcohol? for 15%, I can't taste it. The etoh smell is there, but this beer is velvety smooth. There is a mild, crisp bitterness that reigns in the malt towards the end. Completely opened up as it warmed. this was my first shmaltz brew, and it blew my mind.

M- viscous. this was a winter beer. very smooth feel. the flavor up-front lingers in the mouth for days, and it is very welcome. the feel left nothing to desire. it was all there, and scratched every itch. (931 characters)

Photo of LtCracker20
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a deep mohogany brown with a 2-finger tan head that doesn't stay around too long, but on par for the ABV. No lacing at all.

S- Slight dark fruits, molasses, candied sugar, and an apple aroma. Almost none of the ABV is present.

T- All the flavors in the smell meld together very well. Some brown sugar is in the flavor but again, almost no burn in the flavor and that's pretty impressive with the 15% ABV.

MF- Just about a medium body with a little carbonation. I think it could've a little more body, but it did have the right amount of carbonation.

O- I can't believe how well the ABV was hidden in this one. I've like the last few versions of this beer and the 15 was no different. I'll definately pick up another to put away. (749 characters)

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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 133 ratings.