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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company

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87
very good

469 Ratings
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Ratings: 469
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%
Wants: 10
Gots: 113 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  16.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Thickfreakness on 10-12-2012)
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Cylinsier

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz

Pours jet black, immense tan head dissipates to a film very slowly, fine texture.

Smells of figs, molasses, brown sugar, coffee, roasted nuts and cocoa.

Tastes super rich, coffee, cocoa, brown sugar, cinnamon, molasses, figs, apples, and bourbon. Some nutty bitterness hiding in there somewhere.

Full viscous body with light tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth and some booze warmth and sting.

This beer is huge. I've had World Wide Stout and 120 IPA from DFH which are both bigger beers, but this one FEELS bigger than those, and bigger than anything else I've had. It's really for sipping only and packs quite a punch. I love it, but I think this one is bordering on niche appeal due to it's wallop.

Serving type: bottle

12-04-2012 22:49:57 | More by Cylinsier
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev +3.1%

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BGDrock

Ontario (Canada)

4.41/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aged 18 months

Appearance: rock solid milk chocolate head with body as near to black as it gets

Aroma: port & dark chocolate, prunes; deep, dark, and addictive; rum; rich, sweet, dried fruit aromas are crazy

Taste & Mouthfeel: dark caramelized fruit flavours start things off, but rapidly transition to beautiful and strong cocoa that when paired with unrestrained alcohol burn make for a memorable finish; nothing held back, it's in your face intense flavour - small sips advised; velvety texture accentuates the sense of creamy hot chocolate - that's been liberally doused with port; the interplay between fruit and chocolate flavours is perfect and lacking any bitterness that can come the dark malts

Overall: this is for a cold winter night, paired with a rich chocolate cake, and throw in some raspberries/blackberries

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2014 19:04:22 | More by BGDrock
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.4%

07-13-2014 17:06:39 | More by DIPAFAN
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Montana

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +16%

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charlzm

California

3.39/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Consumed June 21st (first day of summer 2014!) from a bomber kept at 48 degrees F since purchase in June of 2013. Poured into a Samuel Adams "perfect pint" glass.

Beer is totally black. Extremely deep ruby highlights when held to strong, intense light. A two finger light brown head forms during the pour and lingers for quite some time, aided and abetted by both good carbonation and the shape of the beer glass (I guess). Very nice, uniform sheeting that leaves nothing behind with each tilt of the glass.

Aroma notes include alcohol, subtle mint/herbal smell. Some cocoa, a trace of pepper, prunes. A dash of wet pennies on the pour dissipates quickly. As it warms, a nasty garlicy/onion note becomes prominent. Summit hops, perhaps? All in all, not a very aromatic beer and what is there is not very pleasing.

On the palate: slightly sour milk chocolate malt, alcohol heat then bigger and longer-lasting bitterness than I had been anticipating. A little anise and... nutmeg? Not very complex or deep. The panoply of flavors reported by other reviewers is either beyond my ability to discern or... let's just say that.

Mouthfeel is thick, creamy and smooth; my guess is that there are oats in here. Alcohol heat is front and center, close to but not crossing the threshold into overbearing.

A few sips and I'm feeling this one already. The advertised 16% ABV seems to be accurate. Not as good as Jewbelation 12, which was my introduction to Schmaltz and still my favorite beer from this brewery. As far as style goes: this might as well be a Russian Imperial Stout based on what I experienced.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2014 18:13:06 | More by charlzm
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Texas

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New Jersey

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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.