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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 402   ABV: 13.4%
15 Years and the bombastic beers blossom bolder than ever. The shtick ages so beautifully as well – some favorites from the Shmaltz vault: FIGS: “And their eyes were opened, and they knew that they were naked; they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves aprons.” -Genesis 3:7. POMEGRANATES: In Medieval images of a unicorn hunt, the captured beast bleeds from wounds of pomegranate seeds dripping blood red juices on his milk white body. Wild and uncontrollable by nature, unicorns could be tamed only by virgins. Once tamed, the unicorn was chained to a pomegranate tree. DATES: Song of Solomon 7:6: “How beautiful and delightful you are, my Love, with all your charms! Your stature is like a date palm tree, and your breasts like its clusters. I will climb the tree and take hold of its fruit stalks.” Psalm 92:12: “The righteous shall flourish like the Date palm.” Arab proverb: It is good to know the truth, but it is better to speak of palm trees. GRAPES: “Oh, when I was a kid in show business I was poor. I used to go to orgies to eat the grapes.” -Rodney Dangerfield. Genesis Chapter 15 promises many battles but also sacred covenants. Verse 15: “You, Abraham shall be gathered into the arms of your people and pass at a ripe old age.” To the torrents and the trials, the punchlines and the pleasures. To 15 Years of Shmaltz Life – and beyond – L’Chaim! Jeremy Cowan, proprietor

Bricks' rating

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Bricks (970) - Delaware, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Aroma is of malt, earth, and alcohol. Palate is almost chewy, one of the thickest pours I’ve had. Tastes pretty strong of alcohol, some sharp hoppiness, coffee and serious malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4262) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 2, 2016
Large shared bottle in Atlanta. Boozy, but not objectionable for style ... And for 13.4%ABV. rich and complex. Seems at first to be a bit too sweet but further sipping soured it to be acceptably sweet. Bordering on hot.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
bytemesis (6719) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle from 2011, cellared carefully. Pours hazy red/chestnut, medium tan head, dissipates fairly quickly, some lacing. Aroma is rich, malty, vanilla, dark sugars, toffee, brown sugar, bourbon, oranges. Flavor is fully sweet, light bitter, light astringence, sweet and sticky, pine, orange, date. Lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
alexsdad06 (8995) - Ohio, USA - APR 3, 2015
22oz bottle. Pours a clear deep orange amber color with a large off white head. The aroma is slightly toasted caramel, figs, raisins, dates,citrus, some barrel character, oak, some alcohol. Tastes of pomegranate juice, caramel, figs, raisins, dates, barrel character, berries, hints of alcohol, some chocolate, and oak. The alcohol remains mostly well hidden throughout. This is definitely on the sweet side. I always find their big beers interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Blairgus (4121) - California, USA - MAR 7, 2015
7 mar 2015, bottle. Ruby. Nose is raisins, nuts, yeasty bread. Fruit is the strongest aroma. Ned body and moderately fizzy. Really rich, lots of raisins, lightly nutty. Really good. Toasted notes, some carmelizarion. Lots of raisins. Really good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (13881) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared with Dutchdrebus and Joes. Dark red-brown color with a medium sized beige head that diminishes fairly quickly. Aroma is malts, bourbon, wood, nuts, (Dutch) "stroop". Taste malts, again "stroop", bourbon, lightly wood, nuts, figs, some alcohol. Full body, decent carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DutchDrebus (5563) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - DEC 22, 2014
Bottle @ home shared by benzai. Dark copper colour with a medium to large sized beige head. Smells sweet, malts, figs, dates, rinse appelstroop. Tastes rinse appelstroop, damn sweet, molasses, some alcohol. Full body, soft carbo. Heavy stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 5, 2014
3rd October 2014
Opaque dark brown beer, small pale tan head. Nice nose of dark toffee, bourbon and dark fruits. Smooth and airy palate with perfectly pitched mild fine carbonation. Airy rich malts, dark toffee. Good bourbon. a little spicy but not that much heat. Malts cream. Mild dark fruits. Smooth finish. A rich and heady beer, very nice!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DuffMan (9538) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 25, 2014
Bottle, shared with Parksy. Thick, dark pour with a slow to form deep golden head. Massively malty, tons of brown bread, molasses, notes of Christmas cake, fig paste, dark cherry... so complex!...boozy but not harsh, spicy undertones, pleasant fruit acids keep this sticky big body from becoming cloying. But man, I love the malt density here! So good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14917) - , New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle at weekly tasting. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of fig, bourbon, oak, vanilla, raisin and dark caramel. Medium body.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
vtafro (6664) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2014
Bottle. Brown pour with tan head. Sweet malty and barrel like aromas. Huge malty and barrel tones.

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