He'Brew Genesis 15:15 | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States
shmaltz.com

Style: American Barleywine

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 13.40%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by Viciousknishs on 09-29-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
256
Reviews:
106
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
11.75%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
66
For Trade:
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Photo of jwat
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Whatup14
3.37/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of JayQue
3.97/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I have hung onto this one for 5 years!!! Pours a dense brown color with reddish highlights throughout. No head or lacing. Aroma is caramel malt, sweet fruit juices and the results of the bourbon barrel. Taste is more of the same with plenty of caramel malt, sweet fruit juices (figs and grapes and probably the pomegranate) and some bitterness from the bourbon and probably the hops. Mouthfeel is rich, somewhat syrupy with a bite from the bourbon barrel aging. No big alcohol burn, probably the result of 5 years of aging. Good barleywine and slow sipper. Probably had more bite years ago but nice and mellow now.

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Photo of chinchill
3.65/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Large shared bottle in Atlanta.
Boozy, but not objectionable for style ... And for 13.4%ABV.
rich and complex. Seems at first to be a bit too sweet but further sipping soured it to be acceptably sweet.
Bordering on hot.

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Photo of kaseydad
4.46/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Had this in the cellar since 11…..why not crack-a-lack? Bottling date 9/7/2011. 5 malts, 7 hops in a

Pours a dirty brown colored ale with a big, beige foamy head. No lacing. Ring around the glass.

Big classic BW whiffs. Candied sugar, sweet malt, big brown sugar, molasses, caramel, chocolate, rye, mild grape juice and whiskey barrel booze goodness. Really good stuff going on here!

The taste is buttery, rye, spicy, caramel, vanilla and the ever-present barrel burn. A big beer that still is kicking the barrel loudly and making it a memorable session. Can the Shmaltz crew do no wrong?

Taste is silky smooth.

Overall this was a great beer experience. The booze is still radiating very nicely but blending great. Didn’t get much of the pomegranate juice, but all that was labeled on the label (fig juice, date juice, grape juice and rye whiskey barrels) was present in the session. I would definitely recommend drinking this soon and experiencing all that this should be…..strong booze presence and all. Just wish I had bought two instead of a bonehead-move one.

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3.76/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zach136
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Deep ruby brown, thin head.

Aroma/Flavor: Slight oxidation, brown sugar, touch of tomato and dark fruit. More vanilla and barrel on the palate than nose.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, sticky.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
3.06/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Amber / mahogany body with a small beige head. Sweet, boozy, caramel, fruity aroma. Sticky sweet. Full to medium bodied. Cloying. Best shared with a dozen people or more.

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Photo of Mdwstbrlvr
4.73/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottled on 9.7.2011.
Wow, this has aged well. I remember the other bottle I had a few years ago being much more harsh. If you have any of these still sitting around you're sitting on gold, and I don't see these going down hill any time soon. Pours thick and syrupy and appearance is dark brown with ruby hues, thin whispy light brown lacing that retreats to the rim quickly. Smell is not far from typical barrel aged barleywine, caramel, dates, whiskey and wood, although the whiskey and wood has probably weakened due to the age. Taste is chocolate covered rye whiskey soaked raisin with a layer or caramel in the middle, although the rye is not as prominent as I remember when it was fresh. Mouth is thick and syrupy, coats the gullet as it goes down. I really hope Shmaltz brews this one again, soon.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of M1A2
4.53/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of dtomes
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of JMBSH
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Texasfan549
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of DarthGuitarHero
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of chadwicktorres
2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

Photo of SFC21
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Bottled 09/07/11. Wow, great beer. Unbelievable layers of flavor. Pours dark with red tones. Fig juice, pomegranate and barrel all meld together beautifully. So smooth. Wish I had another.

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Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of acurtis
3.25/5  rDev -22.1%

Photo of Latarnik
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

On tap at MacGregor's Grill and Tap Room in Henrietta, NY.

'11 vintage.

Pours a dark brown, looks like a stout, almost. Half inch khaki colored head, with a little bit of lacing.

Smells like plums, maple syrup, roasted malt, and a little bit of chocolate.

Big maple syrup like flavor in the taste, it's excellent. Some dark fruit (plums and raisins), plus some vanilla, caramel, and some slight spicy rye whiskey flavors.

Medium to thick body, very full. Low to zero carbonation. Creamy smooth mouthfeel, gets sticky as time goes on.

This was a nice revelation, awesome that one of my local bars got a vintage keg of this.

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He'Brew Genesis 15:15 from Shmaltz Brewing Company
4.17 out of 5 based on 256 ratings.
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