He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen | Shmaltz Brewing Company

He'Brew Jewbelation FifteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen
BA SCORE
4.02/5
392 Ratings
He'Brew Jewbelation FifteenHe'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen
BEER INFO

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

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.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
137
Ratings:
392
pDev:
13.93%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
102
Trade:
1
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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of imbibehour
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

And time to finally finish off Hanukkah gift pack. Poured into a nonic pint glass for review.

A real nice colored light chocolate head, kind of creamy and foamy in appearance. Head though is barely a finger tall but manages it seems a thick puck for some time while drinking. Keeps a good collar. Body color is a dark reddish brown can't quite see through it.

Nose feels very barleywine like. Sweet malts and fruit, a little bit of vinous sense, hints of sour cherry and juicy.

Very creamy mouthfeel with a big juicy palate. Cherry juice fruit bomb on the palate, with an almost syrupy sweetness. Rich tasting and big. Alcohol stomach warming, luckily not boozy tasting. Bursting sweet red cherries.

Overall quite enjoyable. Probably the best beer in the gift pack. Not sure if this has meant that I am up for more Shmaltz but who knows.

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Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of imperialking
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of malfunxion
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4.24/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of Duff27
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inch tall dark tan head on a dark brown body. Excellent head retention and spotty lacing,

Smells of faint booze, some hops.

Raisins, some rummy notes. Well hidden 15%abv, OMG. Rye flavor?

Medium moutfeel, ll syrupy. Good carbonation.

Value alert...great deal at $4. Pleasure to drink, different. Thanks Elliot!

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Photo of aasher
3.18/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This beer pours the darkest of browns, on the verge of black with a one finger khaki head. The aromas are incredibly sweet and malty. I also get some almond butter in the nose with a boatload of molasses and sorghum. Their is also some raisin and figs. It's a little much. The flavors too, syrupy and overly sweet. You get so much honey, sorghum, figs, and molasses that it's hard to pick out anything else. It's definitely "dark fruity". It's cloyingly sweet. It drinks medium bodied and overly sticky. There is just so much sugar. This beer isn't very drinkable. The alcohol isn't noticeable until a couple minutes after your last sip, then it's warming. Overall this is a strange beer and not worthy trying in my opinion. Get back to me if they barrel age it.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Properly (but accidentally; forgot about it) cellared bottle. Poured into an Elysian snifter. a very dark russet brown, appearing black in the glass. Thin light tan head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted and caramel malt, dark and dried stone fruit, hint of chocolate and red wine. Flavor of caramel malt with hints of toasted malt, dried stone fruit and raisins, slight cherry and chocolate. Complex and well integrated. Warming, but not boozy, which is amazing. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Wish I had tried this fresh to compare, but with one year on it, this is very, very nice and very possibly much better balanced. Lots of barley wine elements, but also lightly toasted and sweet malt. Wish I had put two away, but glad I had a chance to try this.

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Photo of MasterSki
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
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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Photo of sendbeer
3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of drabmuh
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber into a Jewbelation glass. This is something that happens in my house.

Beer is dark brown and visibly thick as it leaves a coating and legs on the walls of the glass, big tan / brown head, small bubbles, some lacing, low carbonation, decent retention.

Aroma is sweet and boozy, mild roast.

Beer is very thick, very sweet, a little dry and bitter on the end from a grainy roastiness. An interesting beer but it is a lot to take in. This bomber put me to bed last night, this is an unlikely repeat.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of Mora2000
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle. Drank alongside Genesis 15:15 and Funky Jewbelation.

The beer pours a brownish color with a tan head. The aroma is exactly like most of other beers in this series. I get a ton of booze as well as a big dose of molasses. The flavor is similar. There is a ton of brown sugar/molasses, as well as some chocolate and caramel malt. The alcohol is also very noticeable. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. While I do like this beer, I really wonder how much longer Schmaltz can keep going with this series because all of the beers are beginning to be very similar - huge, boozy brown ales.

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Photo of eawolff99
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of rudzud
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Picked up a bottle of this at Russell's a while back, poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Holy shit..this is 15%?! Pours a nice deep dark brown with a BIG two finger mocha head that leaves tons of side lacing and a very thick blanket. This is outstanding appearance.

S - Lots of caramel and sweet malts here with some light vanilla and chocolate. Lots of big sweet malts.

T - Similar to the nose with lots of malty sweetness some light dark fruits but mostly caramel sticky sweetness. The dark fruits really come out as the beer warms up.

M - Mouthfeel is pretty solid for such a boozy beer. Its a sipper by far, however, the carbonation is nice and prevents it from being syrupy, though it is a little sticky sweet in the mouth.

O - Overall this wasnt a bad beer just a bit too much on the sweet side for my liking. Like someone else said, I enjoyed 14 much better than 15.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From tasting notes. Bought a few of these in 2011 and drank one a year – just ran out. L: Bright, deep brown crowned by a 1” frothy, lacy light tan foam collar. S: Rich dried fruit flavors that become more sherry like as the beer ages. Also brown sugar, chocolate. T: Big malt, rich dark dried fruit, prune, anise, caramel, winey, alcoholic, bitter hop finish. F: Creamy, chewy, warming. O: This is a rich malt elixir.

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Photo of Halcyondays
3.87/5  rDev -3.7%
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 wordemupg
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

355ml bottle poured into tulip 23/12/11

A dark brown with cola at the edges, didn't expect much head with something this strong but is whips two fingers of dark mocha head that quickly falls to a thin film leaving no lace

S chocolate covered raisins and prunes, some others dark fruits both dried and fresh, molasses and brown sugar with some booze but nowhere near what you would expect at 15%, just a little licorice

T some hops on top of what I smell but I can't really pick out anything specific, much like the smell but just a little more intense, there's a little nutty toffee in there too, tastes great and the booze is there but I'd never guess it's as strong as it is

M thick and silky with just enough bubbles too give it some life, some heat but again not as much as one would expect, a little sticky on the lips

O lots of flavors with great complexity, well concealed booze with all things considered, pretty solid stuff

this would be great with a couple years on it, its drinking well now but after the already mellow booze mellows out completely it would be just awesome. I'll be buying a few bombers of this stuff but this single isn't going to make up for the price of the Gift Pack it came in

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Photo of PEIhop
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a very dark brown with good carbonation leaving a dirty white cap and some bubbles

S: Nose was chocolate, dark fruits, light bourbon and booze sting

T: Big chocolate, dates, figs, raisins with a light booze feel. Some Earthy notes, toffee and caramel. Pine and fruits are noticable but pretty masked.

M: Hefty, a bit sticky, well carbonated, lots of flavor. The palate feels like a chocolate covered fig.

O: Very good. Lots of flavor, booze is well masked

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of Immortale25
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
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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He'Brew Jewbelation Fifteen from Shmaltz Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 392 ratings
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