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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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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 132
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 13.93%
Wants: 14
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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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

oldvines, Dec 15, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

kbuzz, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of Alcorn
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Alcorn, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of Harvey98
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Harvey98, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of andrenaline
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

Props to joemcgrath27 for including this treat in our latest cross-Canada trade. Cracked this brew in celebration of finding out the sex of my child-to-be... It's a girl!! :-)

A - Pours pitch black with a ruby red hue on the edges, two thumbs of beige head with solid retention and nice sheeting lacing.

S - Scent is bold and robust with dark fruit, cocoa, hints of maraschino cherries, smokey peat, burnt toast and raw hide leather.

T - Flavour follows the nose with explosive dark fruit and raisins, dark chalky cocoa lingers on the finish alongside hints of smoked wood, hints of ABV sweetness and leafy green hop notes.

M - This one is lower in carbonation, comes across thick and velvety, yet is surprisingly fitting. A perfect sipping consistency.

O - What a great brew to celebrate the news... This is a fantastic ale that has incredible flavours, though is certainly not for the faint of heart. The ABV is incredibly well hidden, making it dangerous. That being said, the thicker mouthfeel keeps you from consuming it too quickly.

andrenaline, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of theminutemen
4/5  rDev -0.5%

theminutemen, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of Immortale25
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Aged 1 year.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 3/4 inch tan head that fades fast to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and some sparse surface foam. Small clots of lacing cascade down the glass.

S- Heavy dark fruit notes such as plum, fig and raisin. There's also a strong roasty quality accompanied by plenty of alcohol fume. Sweet as well, with some caramel, vanilla and chocolate.

T- Punch of roast in the beginning giving way to a very sweet middle and an alcohol kick to round things out. The flavors meld pretty well but the sweetness is quite overbearing and doesn't lend itself well to the high alcohol. Same notes of dark fruit as mentioned with the nose and maybe some molasses to add to the list.

M- Starts out a bit creamy but becomes syrupy with low carbonation not helping out much. Body somehow manages to be robust and thin at the same time if that makes any sense. Also a bit dry. Mouthfeel is the downfall of this beer.

O- Definitely smoother than the fresh Jewbelation 15 I had a year ago on tap, but it's still very hot and not too balanced. Hopefully the Jewbelation 16 I just bought will be better.

Immortale25, Nov 28, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Hopstout, Nov 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

DrFunkenstein, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of neckbracesub
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

neckbracesub, Nov 14, 2012
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2/5  rDev -50.2%

sliks96, Nov 11, 2012
Photo of jmdrpi
3.68/5  rDev -8.5%

22 oz bottle, from 2011.

appears extremely dark brown, nice khaki colored head that fades fairly quickly. smells a bit of fig and plum, some booze. doesn't seem quite as complex as the last few editions of Jewbelation. taste is similar to aroma, a bit fo sweetness and spiced rum. medium thickness, lower carbonation, not quite as sticky.
overall, not quite as nice as the 13 or 14.

jmdrpi, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of rudzud
3.98/5  rDev -1%

Picked up a bottle of this at Russell's a while back, poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Holy shit..this is 15%?! Pours a nice deep dark brown with a BIG two finger mocha head that leaves tons of side lacing and a very thick blanket. This is outstanding appearance.

S - Lots of caramel and sweet malts here with some light vanilla and chocolate. Lots of big sweet malts.

T - Similar to the nose with lots of malty sweetness some light dark fruits but mostly caramel sticky sweetness. The dark fruits really come out as the beer warms up.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty solid for such a boozy beer. Its a sipper by far, however, the carbonation is nice and prevents it from being syrupy, though it is a little sticky sweet in the mouth.

O - Overall this wasnt a bad beer just a bit too much on the sweet side for my liking. Like someone else said, I enjoyed 14 much better than 15.

rudzud, Oct 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

sendbeer, Oct 22, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

OMG, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of Hopdaemon39
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip- pours a dark, murky brown color with 1.5 fingers of mocha head. Has good retention, very nice lacing.

Nose is thick and boozy- definitely some maple, clove, anise, chocolate and a hint of pine.

Taste is also very thick but maybe not quite as boozy as would be expected. Sticky sweet maple up front, mid palate has some spice, anise, clove, smoothes out into chocolate and a little bit of maple. Finishes very sweet.

Mouthfeel is ok- very full bodied, moderate carbonation, very syrupy. This is an interesting beer but it is certainly a sipper. Could not drink it faster if I wanted to. I wouldn't get it again but I thought, "It's got at least 30 distinct ingredients and it's 15% ABV; I might as well". You might as well try it.

Hopdaemon39, Oct 11, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -1.7%

22oz bottle. Served in a tulip.

Pours a mostly opaque root beer brown with about half a finger of beige foam. Settles quickly to a slight ring. A spot or three of lacing.

Aroma of marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate. Toffee and roasted malt. A lot of sweetness with an alcohol presence that floats on top and reminds me of a red wine.

Taste is quite sweet with a medium hit of toffee and a big hit of smokey molasses. A blend of hop and roasted bitterness emerges in the middle and leads to a lingering roasty finish.

Medium-full bodied with medium-low carbonation. Feels a little thick, which is to be expected with something this big. Still, it gets a little sticky.

brotherloco, Oct 06, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Central Waters Snifter.

A: Deep dark mahogany color. Aggressive pour leads to a 1 finger light mocha head that fades pretty quickly. Lacing is present but not very prevalent.

S: Lots of dark fruits, figs, licorice...big sweet malts. ABV is present but mixes nicely with the sweetness.

T: Follows the nose almost directly. Man is this thing full of flavor. Big sweet malts with tons of sweet dark fruits with a twist of bitterness at the end mixed with a touch of hotness at the very end.

M: Big bold bodied. Wonderful creamy finish. Perfectly carbonated.

O: A nice easy drinking humongous beer. Congrats He'Brew on another wonderful anniversary beer.

suspect, Oct 05, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

lucasj82, Oct 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -0.5%

plumcrazyfx, Sep 29, 2012
Photo of jsulko
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

Bottle poured into a snifter glass

Pours a very dark brownish black with a decent brown head.

Smell is of dark fruits and malts.

Taste starts off a bit sweet with the dark fruit flavors hitting on the back end. Alcohol burn is almost non-existant, surprising given the abv

Flavors just aren't as forward as 14 were. Bottle is a bit of a let down after having that 14 a few weeks ago.

Then again it is still a solid beer and I am looking forward to trying to snag 16.

jsulko, Sep 23, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

bluesplit63, Sep 17, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

bhir, Sep 16, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

alamode, Sep 16, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

BourbonDork, Sep 03, 2012
He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.