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He’Brew Funky Jewbelation 2012

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RATINGS: 174   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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Shmaltz Barrel Aged Release #6. A blend of 6 ales aged in 73% rye whiskey barrels and 27% in bourbon barrels. The blend consists of of 3-month Jewbelation 15, 9-month Vintage Jewbelation, 1-month Bittersweet Lenny’s RIPA, 14-month Origin, 7-month Reunion Ale ’11, and 14-month Messiah.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
glennmastrange (2359) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - AUG 14, 2012
Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt aromas of toasted, dark chocolate and molasses, moderate resin for the hops, moderate musty, and well, funky for the yeast, with raisin, soy sauce, vinegar and bourbon in the background. Head is average size, between creamy and frothy, tan with a ring of slippery lacing and is almost fully diminishing. Color is very dak brown. flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes heavily sweet, slightly bitter and a little sour. Palate is medium to full, syrupy, with a soft carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. A very nice mix of Belgian wildness with American Strong Ale-ness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1588) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Very nice. Pours a dark almost black mahogany color. Nose is smoke, oak and malt. Taste is full of flavor, oaky with some fruity sweetness, with slight alcohol breaking though. Finish is sweet, with a somewhat vanilla extract finish. Very very well done. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1520) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2012
Pours a dark brown with a tan head and aroma of fruits and bourbon. Taste is toasty, of fruits, malt, rye, and wood with bourbon notes throughout and a lingering, warming finish. Nice complex brew with alot of flavor.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
1FastSTi (3341) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Tap. The beer pours to a dark brown body with a dark tan head. Aromas of sweet sugary bourbon and rye casks, toffee, and caramel. The flavor is sweet and malty. Extreme balance. Sugars are nice to help counter the alcohol content. Super full body. Rich and coating. Alcohol was there but balanced. Rich and delicious.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
unclemattie (4303) - Georgia, USA - JUL 31, 2012
UPDATED: AUG 1, 2012 22oz bottle. Batch1, bottled on 03/06/2012. Pours black, tan head. Very boozie aroma. Smells like red wine. Loads of grape juice, dark fruits, and rye whiskey. First sip is of roasted malts and molasses. Loads of booze flavor...

Holy McJeasus, that’s one fnky intense beer!

Finishes with a dark fruit character as it warms. Overall it reminds me of a roasted malt brew(stout) blended with a Quad, barrel aged. (3413)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zach8270 (3690) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUL 28, 2012
(bottle - 22 oz) Dark brown pour with a creamy tan head. Overly sweet and boozy aroma with not much distinct that can be picked out. Flavor is pretty much the same. Way too sweet with tons of flavors that don’t really work well together. Not horrible but not for me. Way too much going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6299) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2012
Bottle:   Deep brown, moderate light brown head, spotty lacing.   Overall sour dark pitted fruit on the nose, a bit of brown sugar and molasses, some faint woody notes.   Sweet up front, very sweet.   Oh boy... yeah, sweet sugary dark pitted fruit with a touch of sour cherry.   Seems a mish mash to me.   Getting more of a Bourbon flavor on the tongue than I did on the nose.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   Sweet, almost syrupy finish.   Not all that pleasing to drink, a bit of a sweet dark pitted fruit mess.   Ugh... sometimes I shudder when drinking this one.   Over the top I would say.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11823) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 19, 2012
22oz bottle. Large beige head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, vinous/grape, light caramel. Taste is sweet, grape/wine, light bourbon/whiskey, caramel. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (7248) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle at a tasting at Paul’s. Pours a deep dark black with a thin tan head around the edges. Super sweet malt, a touch of wood and alcohol on the nose. Medium to thick bodied, very sweet and malty, syrupy, a good amount of malt. A bit too sweet, more caramel and burnt marshmallow than I’d like.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Suttree (5317) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 15, 2012
This falls into the "good, but not my thing" camp. It doesn’t help, I guess, that I sampled this in the heat of summer, too. Black, tan head. Smells very sweet, brown sugar and oak. Flavor is...kinda muddled, actually. Coffee, winey, cognac. Very heavy, too.

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