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

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

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87
very good

495 Ratings
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Ratings: 495
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 13
Gots: 120 | FT: 10
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:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

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

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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.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Sweet 16 Anniversary Ale from Shmaltz Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 495 ratings.