He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
Pours dark as night with a half finger head of a mocha colored head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thin ring of lacing. Smells of cocoa, roasted malts, lots of dark fruit like raisin and plum, molasses, and brown sugar. Taste starts with lots of roasted milk chocolate and sweetness. Getting a dark fruit presence as well. The middle brings more roastiness, as well as molasses and toffee and more dark fruit characteristics. Getting a spiciness from the hops. Already getting the booze. The finish is milk chocolate, tiny hint of vanilla, dark fruits, grapes, and roasted malts combine with tons of sweet molasses, toffee, and brown sugar. Definitely get an astringent hop bitterness with an earthy, grassy flavor to go along with the sweet chocolate and dark fruits. A vinous quality to it. Also dry on the finish. Really boozy with a big warming sensation as it goes down. Full body with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Not as much of a mess as I thought it would be. This beer is not a lost cause. Just a huge, intense beer that would really benefit from some age. Could be a really nice beer 2 years down the road.
09-29-2013 20:28:36 | More by brewskis
3.81/5 rDev -1.8%
(Previous review, transferred from beer journal)
He'brew Sweet 16: 16% ABV; Appearance: utterly black, chocolate milk colored head, thick, slow dissipation; Smell: lot of malt, hint of strong alcohol, faint powdered cocoa; Mouthfeel: very thick; Taste: lot of roasted coffee, heavy bitterness, nutty, short, chocolate milk front side.
Poured into a pint glass.
09-01-2013 08:09:27 | More by TruePerception
3.84/5 rDev -1%
Pours menacing and black with no light , not even around the edges. A little thick but not so thick like oil. Had a fair head of beige foam that fell fast and left a big ring with enough lace to look at. Nose is dark and roasty. Chocolate and a bit of fruit. Hops take a backseat but I do get a little plum from the nose. Drinks smooth and a little hot. Milky chocolate and full malt. Molasses, brown sugar, raisins. Medium heavy body and very creamy.
Drinks hard with the alcohol but pleasantly so. The heat lingers at the back of the throat and the chocolate is divine. I got a few hints of spice on the nose but so far none of the cinnamon allspice and ginger that other people talked about. Maybe it needs to warm. Big beer. Really big beer.
08-06-2013 18:16:29 | More by utopiajane
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 476 ratings.