radagast83 (5201) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - JAN 30, 2015
2.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle from my local Total Wine. Aroma was lots of dried fruits, sweet dates, raisins. Flavor was lots of boozy roasted malts, dates. I won’t say this is a boozy mess, but it was a lot of sweet sugars, light nutty notes and plenty of booze in this.
Stuedmaster (269) - Vista, California, USA - JAN 19, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bomber from Holiday Wine Cellar. Pours an orange/amber with a fat, billowing, off-white head that leaves lacing. Aroma of hard candy, rye, hay, bubblegum, dark bread, slight toffee...very complex. Taste is malt forward with plenty of hops to balance, Has a fruity character, the hops lend a citrus quality. Tastes more like an American amber ale/barley wine hybrid with rye, due to the high alpha hops used and the general mouthfeel, not as soft and rounded as a Belgian. Overall quite good and easy to drink for 10% abv.
Blairgus (2825) - California, USA - JAN 7, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
7 Jan 2015, bottle. pink/amber, almost clear - slightly darker than the cathedral version. nose is more rye up front, rich, big alcohol, grapefruit citrus. med body and moderately fizzy. sweet alcohol, rye malt, lots of alcohol. pretty good. not as sweet as the cathedral version and much more rye. i think i prefer this version. i like the sweetness of the cathedral version but i prefer the rye of the Hebrew version.
UXO (474) - CANADA - JAN 7, 2015
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours clear medium amber with two fingers of light tan head diminishing gradually to a thick cap, excellent lacing. (5/5) Nose is caramel malt, light pine and citrus, some bubblegum and mixed boozy fruit. (7/10) Taste is moderately strong sweet, moderately strong bitter, moderate sour. (8/10) Medium body, prickly to moderate sustained carbonation, off-dry smooth and bitter finish. (4/5)
Quite interesting - lots of malt, but not to the point that it overwhelms. The hop bitterness and the rye sharpness come into play very quickly after the initial caramel sweetness, and though it’s not a hop bomb, there’s lots of it. Malt-forward, perhaps, but not malt-dominated.Tastes a little better than it smells, I’d say, with a nice rye note coming through in the finish. The higher carbonation works well here, too, and the high ABV is very well integrated. Sort of reminiscent of Arrogant Bastard, but a rye version. L’Chaim indeed! (16/20)
DW78715816 (76) - Kansas, USA - DEC 27, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a bright copper, aroma is of malt, citrus, hops, kind of a sweet smell. Initial taste is of an abbey Dubbel and finish is IPA. Best Hebrew I've tried so far. Pretty solid.
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rubbishystuff (1901) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JAN 20, 2015 Part of the Hanukkah pack. Probably my favorite so far of the lot. Very malty but the hops come in and balance it a bit. A tad syrupy maybe. Serving: Bottle
jredmond (5738) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Sampled at THE FESTIVAL 2014 in LA with Linh and Scarlett. Pours an amber body with thin off white lacing. Aroma is maple, sugar, booze, nuts, almonds and caramel malts. Mouthfeel is thin and sugary with lots of malt flavor dominating, maple, caramel and nuts. Eh.
IrishBoy (3900) - Bakersfield, California, USA - DEC 24, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bomber from Imbibe Wine. Nose is lightly piney and citrusy with a hint of bubblegum and golden raisins. Clear orange amber with a medium off white head. Flavor is lightly sweet and fruity; actually excellent!
jtclockwork (9074) - , New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours copper off white head. Nose/taste orange zest, bubblegum, grape, white raisins and malt. Medium body.
kevinator (1077) - The Colony, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Really good. Big aroma of sweet malt and spicy hops. Nice coppery-golden color. Weighty palate with strong carbonation that complimented well. Bold flavors that made me think of an imperial Belgian IPA. Smooth caramel malts with a sharp bitterness and bite from the Belgian yeast. Nice combination of flavors.