He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen | Shmaltz Brewing Company

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He'Brew Jewbelation FifteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Shmaltz Brewing Company
New York, United States | website

Style: American Strong Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 15.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by LtCracker20 on 12-09-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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136
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389
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
23.69%
 
 
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Photo of AgentZero
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

If you want a bargain, this 15% brew was a steal at a mere $5.99 at Whole Foods.

A - Super dark beer, almost black. There's a nice brown head with some decent lace.

S - Smells exceptionally sweet. Lots of caramel, some syrup, brown sugar, lots of dark fruit. A bit like a sweet quad in some aspects.

T - This is very sweet. At 15% there is some booze present, but nearly what you would expect as the brown sugar and dark fruits tone it down considerably. Too sweet for me, but not bad.

M - Full bodied, thick, moderate carbonation.

O - Nice beer, great bank for the buck. Probably won't buy it again as it's too sweet, but it's solid.

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Photo of azdback
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a large tulip. A dark black, like the color of brewed coffee. Dark brown highlights with a small one finger head that is creamy in appearance and mocha in color.

Smell is dark burnt sugar and molasses. Dark roasted smells, chocolate and charred wood. Alcohol as it warms

Taste is very rich and sweet. Initially this is sweet like syrup and doesn't get much more complex than that. Great flavor but not much more than the sweet, burnt sugar. Not a hint of alcohol at 15% this one hides it well.

Mouth is viscous with creamy carbonation. Body is full to heavy and the finish is long and wet.

Overall I expected more from this one. The Fourteenth last year was much better and complex. A great score for 5 bucks though. If you get the chance go for it!!

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Photo of zachary80
3.71/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nearly black body, hints of brown. Nice creamy tan head, moderate retention, good lacing.

Aroma is sweet and raisonous, bready, almost like a dark Belgian brew. Don't really smell any of the fifteen hops.

Flavor is full and complex, although the malt almost totally dominates the hops. Overly sweet, almost cloying as it warms up more. Hard to pick out any definite characteristics.

Mouthfeel is good, the alcohol content is well hidden, carbonation and body seem right for the beer.

Overall 15 is a good beer. Would prefer more hop character since without it is overly sweet and somewhat muddled

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Photo of StlHopHead77
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A-Pours out of the bottle a brooding,pitch black body that looks kind of like a thin stout.2 inches of light tan foam quickly died down to a 1/2 inch and left broad rings of sticky lacing.

S-Sweet roasted malts,dank citrus,dark caramel,molasses,semisweet chocolate,dark dried fruit(prune,raisin)

T-Sweet chocolate,date,medium roast coffee,booze,fig,caramel,and light citrus.

M-Medium/full with a pretty intense sweetness and a strong alcohol warmth.ABV is relatively well hidden but still a little hot.No real sign of the 15 hop varietals.

O-Maybe a touch sweet right now.Good but a little one note.

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Photo of Arbitrator
3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ah, Jewbelation. I have a soft spot for this beer, as it's one of the beers that introduced me to high-gravity craft back in the day. With each year it becomes a little more over the top. But it's still affordable, at $7 a pop.

A: Pours an opaque, mahogany body capped with 1" of mocha-colored head that lasts and lasts. Hmm. It's well-carbed for a 15% beer, and the anticipation it builds is quite nice.

S: Cinnamon, bread, toffee, chocolate, and dark fruits. I expected this to be as grape-dominated as I remembered some past Jewbelations being, but it has more of a brown sugar aroma instead.

T: I'm pleasantly surprised by what I can pick up. The treacly grape flavors of the past have vanished, replaced with a more robust brown sugar, cinnamon, bread, toffee, caramel, chocolate. Lots of malts were used here, and instead of blending into a hopeless mess, they contribute a nice, substantial character to the beer. I enjoy the fig and orange flavors I pick up in the finish. It's lightly boozy, but very well hidden for a beer of its size. While I've described all the malts so far, I should mention that there seems to be enough bitterness and attenuation to prevent the beer from being syrupy (though it IS sweet, don't get me wrong).

M: Medium+ body, low-medium carbonation. Well-hidden booze. Pleasant mouthfeel overall.

O: I'm impressed, almost despite myself. I don't love it, but it's a good drink on a rainy California night (the closest we get to winter).

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Photo of yamar68
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

a - Black as the devil's jewels with a slowly swelling layer of dark latte head. Ends up being around a finger when all is said and done.

s - Licorice, dark fruits, haunting booze, caramel, creme fraiche, more licorice. This really beefs up with a little warmth. Exceedingly complex.

t - Big licorice and toffee, all soaked in booze. I rather enjoy it. It's like a big imperial stout with a jagermeister shot depth charge. Super aggressive and exciting to sip. Increasingly smooth as it warms to room temperature.

m - Sticky, thick, a bit more oily than others in this range. Could use a little boost maybe.

o - Enjoyable. I'm glad I've got a few of these to mature. They could use a bit of balance but, that being said, a really splendid pick.

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Photo of BashOnABike
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 650mL bottle into 16oz pint glass.

A: Dark, reddish-brown hue, light tan head, slow to dissipate with messy, foamy lacing

S: Lots of apple juice..and malt! Somewhat sour cherries, bit of hop and citrus, but overall sugary and heavy.

T: Really, really malty, like a fist of malt. More apple juice, nuts, burnt hazelnut in finish. Almost no alcohol (surprisingly)

M: Very smooth, low carb, long on tongue without much fizz. Pretty palateble, if a bit heavy

O: A good beer, with an interesting phenol mix (namely the apple juice). Certainly unique, although a little bit like a wee heavy. I would buy it again, but might water it down with club soda or layer with an ESB; it really is that heavy!

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Photo of Dope
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: A very dark brown pour with a good sized, dense light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving a pretty decent amount of lacing on the glass.

S: Huge aroma, can smell it across the room. Doesn't smell very far from a spiced rum. Boozy, loaded with molasses, figs, grapes and raisin. Lots of caramel in there too and perhaps some toffee and brown sugar. No real evidence of hops found, but not really that surprising given the strength of the malt base. Super big and super sweet.

T: Very thick and ridiculously sweet. I'm getting tons of sweet caramel and molasses up front with a touch of brown sugar. Some dark fruits kick in, especially the fig and raisin. Aftertaste has a touch of cocoa in it as the sweetness fades away. Pure malt sweetness all the way through. Just a hint of alcohol burn in the aftertaste but it's mostly covered up by the sugary sweetness.

M: Ridiculously heavy, syrupy and cloyingly sweet.

O: Some big beers try to balance their sweetness with hops. This beer is like drinking maple syrup. Over the top sweet. It's like drinking an iced english barleywine or something. I had a tough time putting down the whole bottle it was so rich. Then again it also hides its alcohol well and its very complex. Hard to decide on a score.

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

A - Poured into a Duvel tulip. About one finger of tan head that quickly dissipated. Very dark.

S - Sweet smell of malt dominates with a presence of hops. Alcohol smell is not too dominant considering this is a 15% beer.

T - Sweet taste. Not quite a sugar bomb but the malty sweetness definitely dominates. Presence of hops is easily noticeable, but is second to the sweetness. Considering the bottle said it was brewed with 15 different hops, I was expecting a hoppier taste. Alcohol is covered up well and not overpowering considering the 15%.

M - It is a pretty thick beer. Goes down smooth. Carbonation is fairly low, but I think the carb level goes well with this beer.

O - This is a bit too sweet for my taste. It is a good beer but a few years could do it some good. Alcohol is not to obvious considering the percent, but a little age would help meld all of the flavors together. Pretty good beer.

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

A: Near black with a slight red tint and a thin but steady brown head and decent lacing

S: Rich roasted malts; sweet and boozy: dark fruits, molasses, chocolate

T: Yep, this is sweet and boozy with plenty of raisins, plums, prunes, molasses--perhaps a bit too sweet but it doesn't become cloying

F: Creamy with a pleasant chewiness

O: This is sweet and boozy without being overpowering but the sweetness is a bit wearing

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

Live tasting, 12 oz bottle until Delirium tulip...

Appearance; pours a cola brown, appears black in the glass with cola edges when held to light... Absolutely minimal tan colored head, retention is terrible and that is to be expected given the alcohol content in this monster. Minimal lacing appearing in goofy blotches on my glass...

Smell; this smells really complex, raisins, dates, prunes, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, caramel...

Taste; the first thing that I noticed in this beer is that it is SWEET! Holy cavities batman!! And that's coming from someone who greatly enjoyed Choklat... As the beer warms and my taste buds become accustomed to the sweetness the flavors really start to shine... Caramel, brown sugar, sweet dark fruits, molasses and hints of coffee and chocolate.

Mouthfeel; sticky and thick, this is certainly a full bodied stout... I can feel it sticking to my tongue and teeth and hanging around my mouth...

Overall; I wasn't prepared for a beer like this... I love Mephistopheles but that seems like a one trick pony compared to Jewbelation... While I have no problem with the alcohol content in either, I feel like Mephistopheles really shines fresh and becomes muted and dull with age, I am certain Jewbelation would calm down and smooth out with time, that the incredible sweetness would become subdued and really propel this beer from good into the world class range.. I'll have to pick up another to put away and age... Good beer, but damn is it sweet...

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Photo of Thorpe429
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of drabmuh. Served in a snifter.

Pours a dark brown color with a thin off white head and a bit of a collar throughout. The nose h some chocolate and dark fruits with a bit of booze. Flavor is retry smooth with a nice dark fruit presence along with coffee and a touch of roast. Some warming booze is around in the background. Body is medium to full with a bit too much heat. Pretty good, but there's too much heat on the backend to be super enjoyable.

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

Reviewed from session notes.

Has the same appearance, once again, as all the other Jewbelations; the opaquely dark brown with red fringes, the single finger of tan head with good retention but mediocre lacing.
As I should have expected, out of all the Jewbelations I tried at the event, the most recent one is the only one that has IMHO too much harshly alcoholic booze in both the aroma and in the taste. Really, this one could use some cellaring time to mellow out for a while. Putting that issue aside, aroma also contains the usual suspects: Brown sugar, molasses, and a surprising whiff of green apple peel blended in with the dark fruits. Most of the hopping aromas I could piece apart were of the citric peel variety, the rest were sprinkles of herbal tones.
Flavor wise, this Jewbelation stands out from the rest in being significantly sweeter than the rest of the crowd, it is practically a Samichlaus clone on my palate...for both sugary sweet caramel / vanilla-dipped fruity flavor and heavy, syrupy body texture. When I swirled the glass, I could actually see the streaky 'legs' of the alcohol residue in there quite clearly.

So, my recommendation is to be certain that you are in the mood for something heavy and sweet like a Samichlaus if you are going to sample Jewbelation 15 relatively fresh. Its good, and probably even better once given some cellar time to mellow out the harsh solvent tones.

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Photo of SawDog505
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a 20 oz Duvel tulip. Pours almost completely black, with a huge 3 inch tanish head that leaves an attractive amount of lacing, especially considering its huge ABV. Smell is a huge amount of dark fruit, hints of chocolate, biscuit, leather, and some alcohol. Taste is holy dark malts everything from the nose, but the flavor is even larger, with a balanced smokeyness and roasted brown sugar. Body is medium maybe, with enough carbonation for the style, not dry, and very drinkable for the size of this massive brew. This is a beer for fans of huge beers, that are sweet, and dominated by the malts.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber,

A: Pours mahogany with a small off-white head, fair retention, light lace.

S: Lots of brown sugar, dates, molasses.

T: Sweet malt dominates. Dark fruit, caramelized brown sugar. Sweet and to the point. Not really boozy.

M: Full-bodied, never really cloying for how sweet it is. Soft carbonation. Elegant finish.

O: Great QPR, something this big for only $8 a bomber. I miss it at $5, but what are you going to do. This could age forever, so much sugar and ethanol.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle an opaque black color with a finger of bubbly tan head.

Lighter aroma of molasses, butterscotch, vanilla, and booze.

The taste was rich and sweet. Raisin, caramel malts, coffee, vanilla, molasses and butterscotch. The 15% alcohol made this heavy on the boozy side.

Full bodied and syrupy with a lighter carbonation.

This made for a perfect beer for sharing on a cold evening.

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Photo of whatthehull
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tulip

A - deep dark brown almost glugs out, minimal deep dark fan head and a bit of sticky lacing

S - bready, very sweet, toasted, boozey, cinnamon, floral, some nice hop scent, syrup, toasty, roasty, terrior, minerals and some salty sea wood

T - Very sweet, tons of toasted malts, caramel, maple syrup, dark fruits, dried dark berries, nuts, slightly hoppy, earthy, dried green, nice sweet and funky yeast, boozey and more sweet

M - full bodied, medium balance, huge complexity, low acidity and long finish

D - huge beer, so much sweet and booze. Not for the light faint of heart. Crazy Flavors and very filling. I would say if you are dabbling in craft, stay away, otherwise enjoy

Final thought - at 15% and $5 a bottle this is a great beer. Hopefully the others I bought will age well

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Photo of Tilley4
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Finally decided to pop this one open after a particularly crazy day on the job... Poured as an after-dinner nightcap, it could have been dessert as well...

Sweet boozy raisins are the first thing that comes to my mind when getting the aroma of this... Hints of chocolate and licorice here and there as well... A healthy dose of alcohol, for sure, but it doesn't seem to distract at all... Perhaps a hint of pineyness to this as well?

Very sweet maltiness coats the palate right away bringing the fruitiness and licorice with it... Shot of booze with a piney hop presence... A little chocolate... Some raisins... Very syrupy and sweet... A sipper for sure... I'm drinking this alone and I may be sorry for it... Very intense and sweet although quite tasty... Struggling towards the end as the sugars began to weigh me down a bit...

I liked this beer but a bomber is too much for one person. The ABV didn't get me but the sweetness did... Still, really nice...

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Photo of EgadBananas
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark, but it's not black. Sort of a medium, milky mocha head of about a half finger forms which seems more than appropriate for this kind of ABV. The aroma is slightly port or vinous in regards to noticeable initial alcohol. There's big layers of dark, roasted malts, chocolate and a minty hop bit to the nose. The taste is big and malty, big chocolate, with a boozy finish...it's appropriate and isn't at all overkill. Some dark fruits and a big warming finish. It's very thick, with an oily, coating viscosity.

I have to hand it to Shmaltz...I have to imagine that it's not the easiest thing to take so many hops and malts, with that big of an abv, and make it drinkable, tasty and not just a big jumbled mess o' crap. This'n is a win.

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Photo of Vec2267
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - dark brown to black with light lacing

S - molasses and booze

T - molasses, chocolate, dark fruits, some booze

M - very syrupy, very rich

O - huge malt booze bomb

Very sweet - which I like. Nothing spectacular - if you like molasses and dark fruit - you will like this - don't expect much else - the word "balance" does not apply to this beer. The alcohol is present but not overwhelming, other than in my head.

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Photo of Immortale25
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Aged 1 year.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 3/4 inch tan head that fades fast to a thin ring around the edge of the glass and some sparse surface foam. Small clots of lacing cascade down the glass.

S- Heavy dark fruit notes such as plum, fig and raisin. There's also a strong roasty quality accompanied by plenty of alcohol fume. Sweet as well, with some caramel, vanilla and chocolate.

T- Punch of roast in the beginning giving way to a very sweet middle and an alcohol kick to round things out. The flavors meld pretty well but the sweetness is quite overbearing and doesn't lend itself well to the high alcohol. Same notes of dark fruit as mentioned with the nose and maybe some molasses to add to the list.

M- Starts out a bit creamy but becomes syrupy with low carbonation not helping out much. Body somehow manages to be robust and thin at the same time if that makes any sense. Also a bit dry. Mouthfeel is the downfall of this beer.

O- Definitely smoother than the fresh Jewbelation 15 I had a year ago on tap, but it's still very hot and not too balanced. Hopefully the Jewbelation 16 I just bought will be better.

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Photo of brotherloco
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle. Served in a tulip.

Pours a mostly opaque root beer brown with about half a finger of beige foam. Settles quickly to a slight ring. A spot or three of lacing.

Aroma of marshmallow, vanilla, chocolate. Toffee and roasted malt. A lot of sweetness with an alcohol presence that floats on top and reminds me of a red wine.

Taste is quite sweet with a medium hit of toffee and a big hit of smokey molasses. A blend of hop and roasted bitterness emerges in the middle and leads to a lingering roasty finish.

Medium-full bodied with medium-low carbonation. Feels a little thick, which is to be expected with something this big. Still, it gets a little sticky.

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Photo of jaasen64
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Single 12 ounce bottle

A- Pours a very dark slightly syrupy opaque brown. Lots of carbonation especially for a dark beer, can see lots of small bubbles rising from the bottom of glass. Thin laver of head, a little bit less then a quarter of a finger of brownish beige head. Leaves fairly thick layered lacing.

S- Very malty, one of the maltiest beers I've smelt, can definitely tell this beer is pack with 15 different malts. Strong molasses smell, a little bit of brown sugar, some bourbon, very sweet.

T- Like smell- sweet, very malty, molasses, fairly sugary, some bourbon in the background, fairly sweet aftertaste.

M- Fairly thick and syrupy, definitely on the heavier side. Very light alcohol burn, but not bad at all for 15%. Fairly smooth for the high abv. Carbonation not as much as I was expecting.

O- This was a pretty decent strong ale that hid the 15% abv very nicely. I liked the mix between molasses and slight bourbon taste while all the malts blended in fairly nicely. My complaints though are it was a little bit too sweet and syrupy for my liking. Overall I would recommend trying this beer if you like high abv beers and you can pick this up for a decent price. In my opinion it was a great deal on sale for only $3.20 at my local liquor store. If they had more bottles I would definitely consider picking another one up, however I wouldn't go out of my way to get another one.

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Photo of nhindian
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A - Pours an almost completely dark brown with some spots of ruby permeating the darkness. It settles into a mix of ruddy brown with blacks and reds flecked throughout. An active and frothy head steadily builds, culminating in 1.5-fingers of foam with nice retention, especially given the abv in this. The lacing leaves a little to be desired, however, with only minimal amounts sticking around.

S - Given the absolute cluster of ingredients in this, it's hard to pinpoint specifics in the aroma as many different smells come into play at varying times. I am getting more of a malty profile rather than hoppy, with a strong focus on sweet, earthy notes in the form of molasses, brown sugar, leather, and coffee grounds before transitioning into a lighter. fruitier note on the back-end. There's a good blend of pitted fruits here combined with the juicier citrus tones. There is a surprising amount of pine in here as well which seems to serve as a nice bridge between the grittier malts and airy citrus. In the finish, a touch of alcohol comes through, but the other characteristics do a good job of cover this as best as they can.

T - My first sip leaves me a bit torn as to which side this beer is pulling me towards. It is certainly full of rich, hearty malts, but right when I think it's going to lead to a crescendo of sweetness, it pulls back suddenly into a rather bitter mid-palate feeling where the espresso, chocolate, and flaked oats take over. This actually seems to be the strongest part of the taste, forsaking the noticeable dichotomy presented in the nose in favor of a taste that hits me all at once and leaves the drinker to decipher what to get out of it. It is important to note that this is mainly decided by the temperature of the beer, because as it warms it becomes sweeter and even a little more nuanced. The finish incorporates alcohol-soaked cherries, raisins, orange, pine, and some herbal qualities. A nice amount of booze is present; not overbearingly so but enough to let you know that this packs a punch.

M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy-bodied with nice carbonation. A full mouthfeel without being syrupy, this beer finishes remarkably dry which helps keep it from being too overpowering as the flavors here are bold. A long-lasting finish keeps this developing well after you are done drinking.

D/O - Drinkability is moderately high. I felt that this came together a lot better than I was expecting. Coming into this beer, I was expecting the 15 malts, 15 hops, and 15% abv to essentially be a gimmick; a brewery wanted to commemorate its 15th anniversary by going all out but not in hopes of creating a drinkable beer. However, I was wrong in that regard and it uses the ambitious recipe to deliver a beer that evolves and develops constantly, so while it's hard to track how each ingredient impacts the beer, I can certainly appreciate that the overall profile undergoes multiple changes throughout drinking the bottle.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this with Jason back in December, and then picked up a bottle on my own at Binny's. Served in a FFF/Intelligentsia snifter.

A - Quick-dissolving white foam settles to a very thin ring and not much else. Dark brown body with some ruby highlights. Pretty consistent with what you'd expect for the style and alcohol content.

S - A massive amount of malt presence. Big cherry and candied fruit flavors, cola, grapes, molasses, dark fruits, a touch of leather, burnt sugars, and perhaps a touch of cough syrup and alcohol.

T - The taste is pretty much on point with the aroma. There's less leather and burnt flavors and the hops finally make an appearance lending some bitterness to the finish. Tons of dark fruits, candied cherries, and other sweet things. Gets a tad rough when it reaches room temperature, but you should be sharing this with friends!

M - Low carbonation, sticky texture, medium-full body, and mild alcohol warmth.

D - I liked this one more than Fourteen but less than Thirteen. Still, the alcohol per dollar ratio can't be beat, and these He'Brew offerings continue to pleasantly surprise me. Far more drinkable than other beers with the same ABV for some reason.

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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.
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