SDalkoholic (2144) - Linda Vista, California, USA - JUN 30, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Bev 4 Less: Poured a medium leather brown liquid and was topped with a thick pillow of foam for a head. As for the aroma, a bold scent of caramel malts and other mentionable scents such as fig, raisin, prune, date, cigar, and a faint whiff of vodka or whiskey due to the already high alcohol by volume content. The drink is rich and robust with an initial taste of sweet sugary malts that come across as molasses or even maple syrup, but as for the aftertaste, there is a minor taste of astringency as if I were drinking some sort of medicine. Palate is smooth and very refined while also having a sticky residue in the finish. However, the combination of fruit juices and whiskey barrel aging has added so much complexity to a barleywine style recipe that I have to say this will certainly be one of the most memorable barleywines. Hands down Shmaltz/HeBrew brewing has become one of my top 5 breweries in the world.
raymow (811) - Bensalem, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Dog and Bull in Croyden - The 1 I tried was actually 17% but couldn’t find it on the list. It was pretty good - you actually didn’t get hit with the high alcohol content right away but then you feel it on the back of your throat at the end. Definitey interesting.
Blairgus (2586) - California, USA - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
18 apr 2014, tap. Dark brown/ruby with foamy head. Nose is faintly meaty, moderately sour, Flanders red. Med, creamy body and mildly fizzy. Has some burnt chocolate notes, lightly tart, vinaigrette, some tart woody influence. Bitter dark chocolate and tart finish. I might like the regular Funky Jewbelation 15 better than the barrel aged.
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bb (6849) - Alamo, California, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draft. Black beer with a low tan head. Wine and tart aroma. Tart and wine flavor with red fruit and light chocolate. Medium bodied. Tart and wine lingers with red fruit, light chocolate, and light caramel.
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - DEC 9, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
On tap. Inky black with no head. Sweet chocolate, red wine, green apple, and citrus aroma and taste with a sugary sour grape finish and a chewy oily palate.