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RATINGS: 238   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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Contract brewed for Shmaltz Brewing Company. Celebrating 9 years of delicious beer and delicious shtick. 9 hops, 9 malts 9% Alc. by Vol.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
presario (4580) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
2010 vertical pack. Minimal head on dark brown. Not as thick looking or frothy as the 8th. Thinner scent but more alcohol in the nose. Swirling brings out dark malt, molasses and spice. Flavour is strong than advertised by the scent. An intriguing sourness in the finish and lots of licorice root and molasses bitterness. A hint of charcoal in the aftertaste. A lot going on in a short span. Strong alcohol throughout. Tasty but not something I want a lot of. Mainly comes across like a thick backwoods beer and bark concoction.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Pour is black with a light red glow, with a slightly darker head than the 8, more of a light tan head. Nose is malty and roasty and though I feel like there should be more its rather simple. Overall much more mellow than than 8, in taste and palate without changing all that much.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dfonorow (1327) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Pours extremely dark brown with a slight red hue and a thin off-white head. Aroma is of darker malts, not that sweet and not as alcoholic as other strong ales. Flavor is a tad on the sharp side at first but transitions into a much smoother bitter roasty finish. Quite mellow for the ABV.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Bottle from the rebrewed gift pack. Pours a dark coloa brown with a khaki head. Aroma of dark sugary malts and plummy fruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, and nutty malts countered by a spicy bitterness. Tannins and alcohol on the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6204) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2010
12 oz. bottle as part of the Vertical Jewbelation pack, purchased from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a deep cola brown with a finger-thick tan head that sticks for quite a while. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, earth, toasted brown sugar, ash, and root beer. Flavor of bitter dark chocolate, lots of roasted malts, molasses, earth, burnt wood, toasted brown sugar, and cola syrup. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a rich, roasty mouthfeel. This one is an improvement over the Eighth, for sure.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trevor211 (1298) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2010
On tap at Brouwers, one of the "Chosen Bars." Pours black with a red tinge when held to light. Creamy, dense tan head. Sweeter nose than the rest, with fruits and some cola. This is almost a milder angel’s share. A bit too sweet, and missing some complexity.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5196) - Manhattan, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
Draft at RNH listed as Shmaltz 9th Anniversary - so Im assuming that this is the correct beer. Pours a clear, reddish brown body with a light brown head and lacing. Aroma is sour fruit and wood. Mouthfeel is full bodied with tart, sour fruits, vinous, woody, and some roasted malts.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftbeerdesign (2158) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 23, 2010
shared bottle from the vertical gift pack. pours a very dark brown with a 1/4" off white head. dark fruit nose with layers of raisins, figs, and red grapes. medium body filled with tons of fruit - big dark cherries come forward with grapes, figs, and raisins supporting the back end. sweet dark malts circulate the smooth creamy body. sweet, somewhat astringent finish with deep chocolate malts and a touch of dark cherries. liked this one better than number 8.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - DEC 19, 2010
On tap @ Papago. Pour is dirty brown with a khaki head. Aroma is grainy with additional notes of caramel and grass. Flavor shows the same. Pretty mediocre.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
daknole (8852) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 18, 2010
Dirty brown pour. Flimsy malty aroma with some yeast, wheat, light spices. Flavor is muddled, dirty, light hops. Spent malt. Not much to speak of.


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