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

He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary AleHe'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale

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BA SCORE
87
very good

443 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 443
Reviews: 131
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.66%


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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BeerLover99

Illinois

3.4/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: black/deep brown body, khaki finger head,
sexy lacing

S: BIG boozy, ripe fruit, dates, figs, sweet bready malt

T: big sweet ripe fruit, lots of bready malt, HUGE boozy finish

M: med/heavy body, chewy/smooth mouth

O: He'Brew is great beer for the money, but
this one is just way too boozy and probably
needs almost a year or two to settle down.
Far too boozy for my taste.

GOOD; COULD BE QUITE GOOD IN A YEAR OR TWO!

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 20:01:15 | More by BeerLover99
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brewcrew76

Wisconsin

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Deep brown with a fizzy soda head in both sound and appearance that disappears immediately.

S - Chocolate covered caramel, dark fruits, toffee. This is a dessert lovers dream. All kinds of toffee, butterscotch and chocolate covered candy. Light grassy hops.

T - Sweet caramel and toffee, chocolate, raisins, prunes, brown sugar, some fruity and grassy hops, molasses. Similar to aroma. Tastes like every piece of chocolate, toffee, caramel candy wrapped into one.

M - Medium to full and slightly sticky. Low carbonation with a good amount of alcohol warming.

D - Very complex in a sweet candy type of way. A little too sweet for my tastes but interesting.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 03:26:26 | More by brewcrew76
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.35/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This oughtta do me in for a NYE beer! Pours an opaque black color with a rich froth of brown head. Nice retention and lacing...a god looking brew all-around.

Nose is sweet jujubees with fruit and alcohol galore. Nose is bold and alcoholic, but seems pretty manageable with sweet, dark maltiness leading the way.

Ohhh, this is rich. Sweet and cloying for sure...sticky and big. Whatever other words you might have for an overbearing brew would fit here. Surprisingly it is not too hot though, maybe the rich maltiness keeps it from being a fire-breather, but it lacks the finesse and deliciousness of say, a WWS or Black Tuesday. An interesting brew indeed, might be a good candidate for the cellar? Just waaay too much right now. Its somewhat tasty now but I can see some oxidation helping out the malt flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-01-2013 02:12:01 | More by twiggamortis420
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far333

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Blackish brown and opaque with a thick and frothy head of dimpled foam that lingers long. Aroma of vanilla and bourbon, some woody notes. Rich flavors of darkly roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, vanilla, espresso, slight cherry tang, pine board, hints of smoke, raisins, root beer, dried leaves, and charred bark. Amazingly complex flavors. The sky-high ABV is fairly subdued. Good beer overall, a sipper for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-31-2012 00:57:11 | More by far333
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque black with a foamy super dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. A foamy latticework of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, toasted malt, caramel, toffee, brown sugar, and slight cocoa. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and a mild amount of roasty and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and full bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a good smell but the taste is pretty boozy and strong.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2012 10:23:21 | More by UCLABrewN84
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jzeilinger

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours black in color with a toffee cream colored lacing ring, swirl the glass and the lacing ring thickens.

S - Dark fruit, oak, bourbon, light char and alcohol.

T - Dark roasted caramel, dark fruit, oak, bourbon, and alcohol.

M - Thick, heavy body, sticky, viscous.

O - For 16% the alcohol is surprisingly well hidden in this beer.

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2012 02:58:15 | More by jzeilinger
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

We pour a brew of the darkest brown, giving no light at all around the edges. It holds a two finger head of soft, creamy light brown bubbles. This shows great retention, and is easily reproducible. Thick sheets of lacing are left down the glasses. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears moderate, but slow, in this goopy beverage. The nose is initially heavy with tin and aluminum. Warmth brings out a baked raisin bread sweetness and spice, with caramel malts, and faint bready esters on the back. Booze is biting and equally as warming as the malty backbone, where it takes on an additional woody or oaky quality with buttery diacetyls, giving the impression of something barrel aged. White sugar sweetness is thick, mixing with enhanced syrupy sweetness of the booze, giving cherry and plum fruitiness. Our first impression is that the opening is very, very sweet, but this falls quickly to a more bittered, cleaner ending. As we sip, the taste gives buttered wood, fig sugars, hot booze, metallics, and synthetic apple flavoring. Toffee sweetness and lightly bittered molasses pull us to the peak which is characterized by that massively malty, bready sweetness of the nose and boozy cherry syrups. The transition to the finish gives more biting metallic bitterness and thick black coffee malts with a bit of a roast. There is light chalkiness amongst the onslaught of grain, with dark fruity sweetness of black cherries and plum, with black pepper booze to boot. The aftertaste gives citric and grassy hops out of nowhere, with heavy fusel booze, caramel malts, salt water taffy, echoes of coffee, metallic yeastiness, synthetic cherry flavoring, and the almond booziness of Disaronno. The body is completely full, and the carbonation is bubbly and moderate. There is supreme slurp, smack, cream, and froth to each sip, with a thick, thick coating left around the mouth. There is little ultimate dryness to the mouth, but things are slightly puckered and left smoothly calmed. The abv is massive, giving a big warming quality to it. This is a definite sipper.

Overall, the best thing about this beer was the robustness of the aroma. If there was one word to describe this beer it would be “rich”. The feel is intensely silky and soft, with generous coating and boozy fire from the abv. This follows a syrupy sweet and monstrously malty flavoring, with nectars and fruit laying it low with sugars. This, however, is not as hearty as the nose, which gives a shade more complexity to the experience. The hops were also hard to find, giving the balance to the malty side. This beer is over the top on pretty much every level, but hey, for anyone celebrating their sixteenth, opulence is a requisite.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2012 14:41:09 | More by TheBrewo
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IronDjinn

Alberta (Canada)

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

From a 650 ml brown bottle, import sticker on the back states the abv. at only 15.2%. Pours out a dense opaque pitch black hue, with a tight beige head that retains to a thick cap.

Sharp alcohol and intense dark dried fruits in the aroma, cocoa and dry sherry.

Flavour is intense with cocoa, roasted malt and dark dried fruits, while a port-like booziness is omnipresent throughout. Malty sweetness is cut by and almost dominated by the alcohol, giving the overall flavour a dry characteristic.

Mouthfeel is full-bodied and somewhat sticky, carbonation is very low yet overall it all feels heavy across the palate.

Certainly drinkable for such a high abv. beer, yet in the end basically comes down to big sweet malt and big dry boozy alcohol in a never-ending tussle, with no reprieve and no alteration to the mix. Okay on its own, but I still prefer the 13 in comparison to their former line up, He'Brew peaked there and still hasn't surpassed that, it was a world class beer!

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 08:22:45 | More by IronDjinn
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srandycarter

California

4.03/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Huge tan head, stay forever. Lots of cling lace. Nice all around.

S - Malt is the leader here. Extremely malty.

T - Huge malt, dark fruits, alcohol is surprisingly masked considering the ABV.

M - Meaty beer. Good carbonation. OK balance considering the hugeness.

D - A sipper, for sure.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2012 04:28:46 | More by srandycarter
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emyers

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thick dark brown with a one finger beige head dissipating quickly into lacing.
Smell is a very nice blend of dark fruit, sweet caramel malt, bourbon, and oak. Strong, complex, appealing aroma. The taste contains similar elements to the smell, with caramel, oak, and dark fruit. The flavor profile is dominated by the oak and a fairly strong alcohol presence. Still very flavorful and complex, but comes off just a bit harsh. Actually more than a bit harsh. Mouthfeel is thick with a medium carbonation level. Ultimately, this beer teases at greatness with a very complex flavor profile, but is a bit too heavy on the oak and alcohol heat. I feel a bit of age woul benefit this beer greatly.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 09:58:10 | More by emyers
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harrymel

Washington

2.05/5  rDev -47.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looks ridiculous. Here we go.

Pours a dark brown with a thin sheet of tan foam. Smells of alcohol, brandied cherry, some molasses, some dark malts a little cake. Taste is sweet, alcoholic, toasted/burnt, some char and lots of sweet malts and a touch of cigarette butts. Thin and loosely carbed. This is a 16th to forget.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2012 07:44:29 | More by harrymel
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cragus

Ontario (Canada)

2.68/5  rDev -30.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

650ml bottle into snifter
A - Pours a dark amber with a decent amount of rapidly dissapating tan head.

S - Cherry and alcohol on the nose with a bit of raisan and a hint of hazelnut

T- Alcohol up front with a stronger hazelnut notes on top of a base of dark fruit.Some pine on the finish and a very minor carrot note. To be perfectly honest, the alcohol is so pervasive that its hard to make out fine details.

M- Thick and viscous, not to a RIS level, but still quite viscous with mild carbonation.

O - Decent, but not exactly sessionable or regularly drinkable. As an extreme and kind of silly brewer's lark, it's not bad; however, it's not really fully thought through. If the ABV was lowered, even to a still hot 10-12% I think it would be quite good. Unfortunately, at 16% this beer closer to a fortified wine, but lacks the balance of such beverages. In short, good beer, but too much alcohol in my opinion. Might be great if aging can knock back the alcohol presence a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 03:28:52 | More by cragus
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kemoarps

Missouri

2.93/5  rDev -24.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pretty beer, dark with lazy swirls.of almond coloured carbonation
Dark fruits. Fig prune alcohol. Lots o alcohol
Taste follows suit. Dark fruits and grappa
As others have mentioned i wish i had stuck this on away for a couple of years because the underlying foundation is there but it is way too hot at the moment

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 02:53:26 | More by kemoarps
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

2.18/5  rDev -43.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 1.5

A: 1/4" brown head that dissipated quickly over black liquid.

S: Alcohol, caramel malt, chocolate malt, coffee, roasted malt, grapefruit, lemon, pine and grass.

T: Strong alcohol, peanuts, caramel, chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, grassy hops.

M: Significant drying from the alcohol, thick viscosity and a low level of carbonation.

O: The alcohol is too high on this one, it tastes like paint thinner and this aspect of the beer nearly drowns out pretty much anything else. One of maybe four drain pours in my life.

Serving type: bottle

12-11-2012 00:51:01 | More by DaftCaskBC
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ngeunit1

California

4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a dark brown-black with a finger of frothy chocolate head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some nice lacing.

S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel, dark caramel, and chocolate malts with dark fruits, citrus, pine, and grassy hops, with some darker chocolate, coffee, and richer toffee notes and some booze.

T - Starts off with a mix of caramel, dark caramel, and chocolate malts with some darker chocolate, dark fruits, citrus hops, some bitterness, and brown sugar. Through the middle, some coffee comes through with some molasses, residual sugars, vanilla, sweet toffee, pine and grassy hops, and some more fruity flavors. The finish is a mix of dark caramel malts with dark fruits, milk chocolate, some darker cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, citrus and pine hops, molasses, and some booze.

M - Full bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Very drinkable. Incredibly complex, but at the same time refined and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2012 05:43:31 | More by ngeunit1
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.7/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I was a big fan of their other Anniversary beers so far, but it's getting a little overboard with 16 different malts, 16 hops, 16%, etc... although I applaud them on keeping up with the theme, but how much longer can they do it?!

Pours a darker mocha colored slightly creamy almost 1 finger head that fades at a med pace, nice high water mark of lacing, surprising head for 16% abv beer, essentially pitch black beer with no real light coming through.

Nose is quite complex, various waves of malts come in, starting with a big caramel toffee sweet syrupy malt, and quickly a wave of cocoa, dark chocolate and vanilla come in, then a light roast and coffee, a little toasted malt, before again another wave of caramel, syrupy molasses, toffee, brandy soaked raisins, plums, dark fruits, light fluffy nougat, chewy dark malt, some warming booze with slightest hint of phenols, hint of earthy hops and maybe a bit grassy, and later even a bit nutty.

Taste is just as complex, waves of malts again... again starting with lots of caramel, creamy nougat, some toffee, nutty malts and candy flavors, molasses, brown sugar, etc. Plenty of warming tingly booze comes through, it's quite hot actually, with a hint of boozey fusel like flavor, and more cocoa, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, chocolate covered brandy soaked raisin, light date and fig, powdered cocoa esp, before more caramel again trying to steal the show. Earthy spicy hops come through in the background, a bit overbearing at times, but balanced by the big sweetness of the huge malt bill almost too sweet but also almost too bitter, and a bit of bitterness coming from a light roasted malt or carafa in the background as well. Finish is long, mouth coating malts, dark chocolate, fig, roast, a bit of a soy sauce, chewy malts, caramel, and a lot more of the earthy spicy nagging hops.

Mouth is full bodied, rich, thick, chewy almost, mouth coating, decent carb, plenty boozy.

Overall nice, complex and fairly tasty, but a bit too much. The hops and malts both go overboard it seems and don't meld well, just like I thought ahead of time adding so many of each brings a bit too much and its like a hodge podge of random flavors in my mouth that all want to take over but fight each other. It's fairly crazy. Too sweet, too bitter and hoppy, too much dark malt, too much booze, too much of just about everything. Maybe they need to quit while their ahead before it gets to 20 of everything and just destroys the palate. 13 and 14 were both phenomenal, 15 was starting to slip, and 16 seems to really begin to take a down turn. Maybe it's time to start a new series...

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 03:51:43 | More by jlindros
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smcolw

Massachusetts

3.58/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep mahogany brown color where light passes only through the glass edge. Starts with a moderate, beige head. Very little lace--just a couple of spots. The head dies to nothing rather quickly.

Dark malts are blended with a strong alcohol warmth. Lots of semi-sweet chocolate.

Very, very rich body but it also has a high carbonation. Strong, brandy-like alcohol presence and warmth. This is an extreme beer with the alcohol burn in the swallow. Plenty of darker malts--crystal and chocolate. Moderate sweetness. No hop.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2012 01:00:08 | More by smcolw
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roblowther

Texas

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

In a tulip glass. Strong ale indeed! I quake a bit. But, let's dive in. Looks like a stout. Black as coal, reddish brown creamy head that soon leaves no trace of its passing. Smell is intriguing. Strawberries, vanilla, and cotton candy. The look and the smell of this beer are not acquainted with each other. Taste is grainy hops up front, then a wallop of roasted malt and syrupy sweetness, followed by a mild grassy finish and a definite warmth on the way down. The middle has a biscuitiness and it threatens to taste as roasted as it looks but backs off before it has to get serious about the affair. Very interesting. There is a lot going on here. Mouthfeel is slightly carbonated maple syrup. But slippery. Also interesting. This beer is a meal in a glass for sure. Overall, I like it. Its a sipping beer for sure, and one for the right occasion or surroundings, but one I intend to keep sipping. L'Chaim!

Serving type: bottle

12-07-2012 00:49:19 | More by roblowther
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barczar

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque brown/black, with asolid one inch milk chocolate head that dissipates into a thin layer of foam. No lacing was evident, but this is a used glass.

Booze and esters are evident initially, with sherry and brandy notes dominating. There's a molasses sweetness present at the finish. Dark cherries, fig, and raisins add complexity. There's substantial fusel alcohol present. How am I going to get through the bomber?!?!

Sweet malt coats the mouth initially, molasses and brown sugar giving way to dark fruit esters of prunes, cherries, and raisins, with alcohol subsequently swooping in and stealing the show. The fusel flavor of ethanol is a bit overwhelming. There's respite in the hop bitterness at the finish. Chocolate and licorice emerge as it warms.

Body is syrupy, thick, with minimal carbonation and burning alcohol warmth.

Very very obvious that this is a 16%abv brew. I really wish I could've laid this one down for 5-10 years. It has promise. The esters that are already present are very enjoyable, but the alcohol overwhelms the flavor profile. It's just too hot right now.

Serving type: bottle

12-06-2012 03:16:45 | More by barczar
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TheManiacalOne

Rhode Island

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap 12/2/2012 at Track 84, in Warwick, RI served in a 6oz flight glass (maximum sized serving available).

A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains dark fruit, licorice, caramelized malts and some hops.

T: The taste starts out with a strong licorice flavor that is quickly followed by a significant alcohol sting. There are background flavors of dark fruit and chocolate. The hops presence is mild but complementary and provides a decent balance for such a strong ABV beer. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and a little smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: A little tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, very strong kick, decent representation of style, it’s a decent sipper to drink for a while.

Serving type: on-tap

12-06-2012 00:52:25 | More by TheManiacalOne
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ThickNStout

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 8.49. Bottled 10/22/12 (if I deciphered it correctly). Served in a Terrapin snifter.

Pours a deep dark near-black brown with full frothy two fingers of dark tan head. Almost no lace at all.

Smell is heavy on the booze up front with some sweet sugar cookies.

The hot booze kicks off with other flavors of sweet candy sugar, figs, cake, sweet spices, molasses, slight smoke/char and malts. Alcohol is never far from the front. There is a whole lot going on and despite the burn it is very enjoyable.

Creamy, medium full body with moderate to low carbonation. Long hot sweet complex finish.

This is very hot but good. While the booze is relentless now, I think after 18-24 to mellow out this will be great. I plan to get at least one or two more to try again after it's had a couple years in my basement to think about what it's done.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 04:44:36 | More by ThickNStout
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Vancoubeer

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is the most extreme beer I have ever had. I have had all sorts of extreme beers but this was tough to drink. Its appearance is like motor oil. Black. it has a dark head that basically goes away, what you would expect. The smell is all over the place. Chocolate, burnt coffee, hops, mint, booze, booze and more booze. The taste is rough...a good rough. It was almost impossible to drink more than good sip. Very warming. The flavor is so extreme its hard to say what you get. Definitely roasted malt and the hop character in this beer is so all over the place, there are 16 different hopping stages in this brew, its hard to say, "yes this definitely had citra." but its in there. The warmer it got those dark malts and ryes take over. Very very strong malt flavor yet balanced by an arsenal of hops. Its a very very thick, full mouthfeel. Hard to tell if its the booze or the carbonation that leaves that acidic burning feeling in my mouth. But its not a problem. This beer is amazing. Get it. Its cheap and share it. Its very strong and I mean very strong and the flavor lets you know. But go for it. Its a great beer to try and then later discuss over one much easier to handle on your own.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 03:15:30 | More by Vancoubeer
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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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zeff80

Missouri

3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Sycamore, Columbia, MO.

A - Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a one-finger, light brown head of foam. It left sudsy trails of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled boozy and sweet with a strong malty presence. Some floral notes, too.

T - Boozy, sweet flavor. Lots of caramel and maltiness. Slight bitter bite adds a little balance.

M - It was crisp and sharp. Not as sticky as some of the earlier Anniversary beers. A full bodied ale.

O - This is good. Very strong. Needs to be served in small quantities and consumed slowly, not just because of the potency, either.

Serving type: on-tap

12-04-2012 19:38:56 | More by zeff80
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Chico1985

Massachusetts

3.15/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

16 everything! Thanks to cbutova for sharing this intimidating beast. This followed up Genealogy of Morals and Firestone 14 in a Black Friday tasting.

Quite dark, not quite black, red highlights. Tan head eventually forms a thick ring and slight cap, good for the ABV.

Sweet malts, molasses, dark fruit, some booze make up the scent.

Taste mostly follows the scent with caramel malts, molasses, dark fruit, some cocoa, light earthy hops. Decent flavor but seems very tame considering the size of the beer at hand.

Medium carbonation, medium body. It feels big and there is some booze, as to be expected, but this is quite drinkable at 16%.

Not a very remarkable flavor profile, but maintains a good balance - it's not "overly" anything like a lot of big beers (sweet, roasty, boozy, etc) - the surprisingly drinkability is a plus.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2012 18:53:23 | More by Chico1985
He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.