He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale - Shmaltz Brewing Company
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3.78/5 rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Had a .3l glass at Beveridge Place in Seattle.
Appearance - dark brown to black, slight head, not much lacing.
Smell - not very much aroma, surprisingly. Maybe this beer was too cold from the tap, but I did sip it over 30 minutes, and didn't get the aroma I was expecting.
Taste - very boozy in a pleasant way. Sweet and complex.
Mouthfeel - creamy and full.
Overall - I liked this beer quite a bit, but didn't love it. For all the 16 hops and 16 malts, and 16% ABV, it didn't quite come together. There's a lot going on in terms of flavor, but I probably wouldn't go back and order another. Pretty dangerously high ABV!
Serving type: on-tap
01-16-2014 23:04:08 | More by VashonGuy
4/5 rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. I have been eyeing this bottle for a while now, so I know this beer is about a year old now, but I doubt the 16.00% abv has mellowed much. This sounds like one of the craziest beers I've tried yet, so I have no idea what to expect.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours with a slight mahogany hue to it, but it appears as opaque motor oil black in the glass. Just over a finger of creamy chocolate mocha head. Some thin scattered lacing. Looks good.
S - Smells rich, dark, sticky, and boozy. Oak wood, bourbon, rum, chocolate, cream, chocolatey fudge syrup, brown sugar, & cold coffee. Some fruitiness present on the end, but it isn't what I would describe as dark fruit, more juicy & earthy. There is no denying that there is a lot going on here.
T - Sticky, boozy chocolate syrup. Caramel. Toffee. Oak wood. Dark malt / coffee bean roast. Brown sugar. Earthy yeast, taffy apples, and some other indistinct fruitiness on the finish. Notes of vanilla, as the beer warms. Again, there is a lot of stuff going on here. Layers of fudgey chocolate roasted goodness.
M - Feel is smooth and creamy, with a long sticky candied, malty, caramel finish.
Overall, a big, bold, and brave beer. Definitely not as hot and messy as others have said, so maybe a year in the bottle did it some good. Sticky, sweet, and hot, but not overly so, and at no point is the massive 16.00% abv apparent, although I'm sure it is destined to doom me. A recommended slow sipper.
Shmaltz Brewing He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale ---4/5.
Serving type: bottle
12-30-2013 02:17:25 | More by mfnmbvp
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 469 ratings.