He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10)

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Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States

Style: American Brown Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
10 malts, 10 hop varieties added 10 times in a 100 minute boil, 10%. "Double Nut Brown"

Added by kirok1999 on 11-01-2006

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Photo of phisig137
4.18/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bomber pours a deep dark black color, with a 1 1/2 finger tan head. Good retention slowly gives way to a thick creamy blanket of foam on top of the glass, and abundant lacing.

Aroma is pretty amazing. Complex malt aromas of caramel, toffee, chocolate, biscuits, fresh bread, honey, and dark brown sugar are abundant. These aromas are held in check by a delicate hoppiness, that is slightly piney. A bit of alcohol is present, but not harsh at all. Smells like exactly what I want on a cold night.

Flavor is incredibly balanced. Great malt flavors up front, again with toffee, nutty toasted malt, chocolate, and caramel. Not sweet, nor is it dry, this is that odd middle ground. Finish is lightly bitter from the hops, and lingers for quite some time. Again, fantastic balance of flavors, this shows the character of an aged barleywine more than a fresh strong ale. If I were tasting this blind, I would seriously think that this was a 3 year old bottle. Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Drinkability is dangerously high.

Once again, He'Brew amazes me. For the longest time, I had back luck with their brews. But this one really blows me away. Incredibly complex, and incredibly balanced. This beer does not need any time to age, but I'm going to pick up a few more bottles and see what they do. This beer really should get a 4.5 or maybe even 5 for flavor, but I had to dock a point for some slightly harsh alcohols. I think that after one year or so to let the alcohol presence mellow a bit, this will score a 5 for flavor, no problem.... HIGHLY recommended, and I will buy it again!

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Photo of cbl2
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/11/2006 $4.99 22 oz. 10.00% No best by date.


Pours pitch black with 2 inches of foamy brown head that is slow to settle.


Notes of chocolate and ripe fig dominate the aroma with a slight hint of cherries.


Billed as a Strong Ale, this has RIS written all over it. Slightly chewy mouthfeel with nice sweet coffee notes coupled with a touch of chocolate that is only intensified by pairing this with real chocolate. Molasses and fig notes are present as well, and a huge alcohol warmth is present by midsip. This beer is brewed with 10 different malts and hops, though hop presence isn't that detectable. Perhaps my favorite offering from Schmaltz, this stuff is fantastic, and definitely worth $5/bottle.

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Photo of aforbes10
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

black like a stout (what style is this supposed to be again?). Creamy stout head as well. Looks quite nice. Malty, earthy odor. ALso smells of cocoa beans, chocolate ice cream, muddled creamy mintiness. Nice smell,. but also an odd one. The taste is even weirder than the smell. The massive amount of malt in the beer gives it a muddled flavor that's not unpleasant, but is very strange. All sorts of coffee, chocolate, burnt toast, dirt and alcohol surge forward together at once. The finish is then a creamy, numbing coffee flavor, kind of like a dark, beery white russian. Mouthfeel is also weird...it's...grainy. Like they left all those ground up malts in there. i dont see any sediment, and i dont think there is any, but it sure feels like i'm drinking some dirt water. All around though, despite the all around strangeness, it's a good beer and im impressed. I think my top Shmaltz is still Lenny's RIPA.

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Photo of merlin48
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bottle pours a very dark brown, almost opaque. Beige head is three centimeters and stays there awhile. Plenty of patchy lacing.

Big and bold aroma. Lots of maltiness, with light chocolate, molasses, caramel, leather, earthiness, and floral hops.

Mouthfeel is about full bodied with good carbonation and a vinous alcohol presence.

Taste is bold and brash, much like the aroma, but more complex. Molasses, chocolate, burnt brown sugar, cognac, old leather, and a nice profile of bittering earthy hops. Very complex. Lots going on here, for sure. Certainly has some warming alcohol, welcome on a cold winter night.

Not on a par with the exceptional Lenny's RIPA, but still a pretty nice example of a strong ale. Took all night to finish this puppy.

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Photo of amatuerbeerguy
4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured out a dark brown/black with a dark ruby hue. Head was a large, long lasting, with a tan color, lacing was also left.

Aroma of a mocha, coffee, caramel.

Flavors of dark chocolate, with a light tone of coffee, some earthy character is apparent, also a nice caramel, with floral hop.

Mouth feel is creamy(milkshake like), huge bodied, low carbonation, with a slight alcohol warming present

Wonderful is a nice descriptive word for this brew. i need more.

Thanks to beerhandy for this excellently wonderful brew.

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Photo of mcallister
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Very dark chocolate color but not completely opaque. Thick frothy tan head with great retention considering the alcohol leaving a thick lace.

Overly roasted chocolate malt aromas and flavors, hints of vanilla, and honey, unsweetened cocoa, mollasses, maple, some black truffle as well. This one will coat the palate with a finish of at least a minute. Slight alcohol on the mid palate but not bothersome. Blackberry, anise, and black tar with leather are also in both aroma ans flavor.

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Photo of blitheringidiot
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

10 malts: Specialty 2-row, dark crystal, chocolate, victory, munich carapils, wheat, oatmeal, rye ale, crystal rye.

10 hops: Warrior, Northern Brewer, Mt. Hood, Centennial, Cascade, Vanguard, Tettnang, Czech Saaz, Willamette, Simcoe.

Label on a 22 oz'er announces 10 years ale brewed with 10 hops and 10 malts. Kosher certified, rabbi approved. A bunch of 10 mumbo jumbo including Ali G claims to have losthis virginity at 10 years old.

Dark eggplant hues topped with a craggy khaki settled head cap.

Nose suggests some malty barelywine aspects with a big brown ale of honey, bran flake cereal or bran muffin and maple syrup finished with a molasses rummy ending.

First swigs: Dry fluffy whole grain waffle with syrup. Quick strike of fruit cake mix, pancake flour, and molasses. Flavor mirrors nose closely. Focused flavors of some cocoa, roasted malt, and light honey.

Feel is thick and full bodied. Solid carbonation. Sugary syrupy cloying tongue coating.

Last swigs: Interesting yet confusing BIG brown pancake meets barelywine. $4.63 a bomber from Hi-Times. Much to do about nothing, sad to say. Falls into an olde ale overall. Note to self: Hints of Three Floyds Dark Lord here.

Beer is gewd! Happy L'Chaim! beering.

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Photo of laintringulis
4.55/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pub glass. Pours almost black with dark ruby opaqueness. Large beige head that lasts throughout drinking. Nice lacing.

Smells:Dry floral hops, dry, powdery chocolate. Earthy, roasted coffee smell. Dark fruity sweetness and caramel malt.

Tastes as smells and then some. Very complicated tastes, but is simply delicious. Nice roasted coffee and chocolate and smooth caramel malt on the initial. Spicy, earthy, light cloves. Finishes with a very pleasant dry floral/citrus dryness.

Full bodied. Perfectly carbonated. The alcohol is presented well.

Very easy and enjoyable to drink. I would gladly like to drink more than one, but I might not be able to get to my bed.

I feel like I am inadequately describing all of the tastes going on in this beer, but it ties together so elequently.

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Photo of rajendra82
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I guess the Genesis 10:10 wasn’t enough for Scmaltz’s celebration of their 10th anniversary, so they’ve released this second 10 themed beer. This one is part of the annual “Jewbelation” releases that are getting progressively stronger with ABV matching the year. This was also picked up in a 22 oz. bomber. When poured into a goblet, I was surprised by the dark color. It was quite a deep shade or red, with a tan colored head that was two fingers thick. The pour was easily mistaken initially to be like a Porter, until I held it against strong light, when the translucent body made it more readily evident to be a Strong Ale. The aroma was full of dry fruits, floral hops, and a light dusting of cocoa powder. The taste revealed similar qualities until the high alcoholic strength dried and heated up the palette, and hop bitterness came through in the finish. Quite young, and therefore somewhat brash, this could use a year or four in the cellar before really hitting its stride. Well done, and may you stick around for many more years to come.

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Photo of Jredner
3.16/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

New in town. Bomber purchased at Beer World of Largo.

The aroma is piney hops and lightly toasty malts with mild hints of molasses as it warms. The body is a deep, dark brown with a fluffy and quite lasting tan head. Fore is hop bitter followed by touches of molasses, black licorice and roasted malts. Seems a bit one dimensional as only the hops have any real intensity. It’s good, but in a ho-hum kind of way.

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Photo of dirtylou
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at Maduro, 3$ during happy hour

appearance: served in the oversized st bernardus glasses that i enjoy so much...very dark body, darn near black night...creamy chocolate brown head with terrific lacing. nice looking brew

smell: creamy chocolate, big time caramel, a bit earthy, roasty, light dry bitterness to the aroma

taste: quite delicious...creamy caramel-chocolate mix provides the heart of the flavor, light metallic hop balance, earthy, gummy, milky sweetness, light hop bitterness...very interesting and quite good

mouthfeel: smooth, rich and creamy

drinkability: good

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Photo of stephendr
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark brown color – tan frothy head ; however , the head last long – nose of Brown sugar , vanilla , mocha , dry malts , red fruit , tawny port , and slight earthy – tastes are malts , brown sugar , red dark fruit , tawny port , milk chocolate , cameral , toasty , hopps and subtle alcohol - creamy , semi tart body little to no carbonation - aftertaste bitter baking chocolate with sweet brown sugar , earthy with alcohol

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.17/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I thought the Genesis 10:10 was their 10th anniversary. Was I wrong! Hey, more Jewsih trivia to wade through, if you like, on the label. On Rush's 10th album, Grace Under Pressure, #10 on Billboard's charts, Geddy Lee sings of his parents surviving the holocaust...On Sammy Davis Jr.s death in 1990 the lights in Las Vegas went dead for 10 minutes....Jack Black's parents joined a polyamorous group before they divorced when he was 10...who knew? Oh, and 10 plagues, 10 High Holy days, 10 generations from Adam to Abraham...stuff like that. And 10 years of Schmaltz.

And now the beer!

A dark one, this, impenetrable, deep, dark brown...thick, rich, cocoa brown head.

Nose is soft cocoa and nuts, sweet and lovely. A bit dry, amd a little roasty.

Taste: more sweetness, tempered well with...what? Not sure...candy sugar? Feels A bit Belgian to me. Cocoa and nuts, maple, brown sugar, roasty, rich, fluffy texture, then drying, though still on the sweeter side. An interesting combination! And an even-tuned one, as well. I like this the more I drink it.
In comes a whisper of smoke, and chunks of caramel...interesting...I said that, though, right?
Starting to taste like a dubbel, a bit, and I'm liking that, yessirree...
very nice, and highly reccomended.
Seek it.

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Photo of dhchatfield
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into my Duvel tulip after a long Saturday at work. Chilled for about 15 minutes.

A - Dark. Nice brown head retreats fairly quickly after an aggressive pour, leaving more foam than lacing.

S - Bitter hops for sure. Some burnt sugar undertones. A malty presence as well

T - Pow! Very, very bitter on the tongue and all the way to its' crash landing in the belly. That's where the alcohol makes itself known. Again a stong burnt sugar effect. Very tasty, in a take no prisoners kind of way. Bitter, biting finish.

M - Outstanding. Very full, very complex, very broad across the palate. The strong suit of this beer IMHO.

D - That's a tough one. I carelessly over-served myself (with my Wife's help) last night with our favorite beer to share - (Chimay Blue), so I am just a tad impaired this evening. This is a bad hombre I think, even without my pre-existing condition. At 10% ABV, it may always be a one and done. I'll re-visit in a week or two.

I love these He'brew beers. Lenny's Bitterswet is in my top 5 DIPA's. They never cease to please me with their "in your face" attitude. I don't know if I'd drink more than 2 of these on my best day, but what a day it would be. Give this one a try if you like your beer BIG.

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Photo of fartingdog
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, dark brown, almost black with a dark tan head. Initial aroma is faintly piney and spicy, with some faint malt aroma (could be aromas aren't prominent as I've been cleaning the basement and kicking up dust, but not sure - seems like there's just not a strong aroma to it). Tastes initially of malt, then the hops kick in - the hops are certainly not prominent, but instead are quite balanced. I feel a little of the alcohol in the back of my throat. Nice mouthfeel- very rich, slightly viscous (in a good way). Very enjoyable and definitely reccomended.

10 malts, 10 hops, 10% - I didn't know what to expect, but damn is it well balanced. I'd say it's more of a hoppy old ale, and very nice. I've got a couple to cellar as I think this would do amazing things with a year or more of age. I'll definitely be grabbing more more of this- it's perfect winter beer.

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Photo of kirok1999
4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not sure as to the style, but American Strong Ale is my best guess. And as there are 10 malts and 10 hops, I'd say it's pretty strong.

Edit 12/1/06: Per Schmaltz e-mail this is a Double Nut Brown, not Strong Ale.

Pours a very dark, thick, creamy amber black. Mild head with sticky lacing.
Smell is mostly on the hoppy side, lots of bittering hops, spicy and piney. Malts try to come through and there is some sweetness here,
Tastes very strongly of hops, yet the malts come through in the finish. Bitter aftertaste, but not at all in a bad way. Dry and thick, with an oily mouthfeel. Hops are very complex, as 10 of them should be. Spicey, citrusy, floral. Malts provide enough backbone to balance the whole thing very well. Might be some rye in here too.
Very nice brew, bold and strong, yet well balanced.

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He'Brew Monumental Jewbelation (10) from Shmaltz Brewing Company
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