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RATINGS: 292   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 390   ABV: 13%
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13 Malts: Specialty 2-Row; Canada Munich; Caramunich 40; Chocolate; Crystal Rye; Dark Crystal; Flaked Spelt; Flaked Oats; Kiln Amber; Pilsner; Rye Ale; Vienna; Wheat

13 Hops, 13 Additions: Ahtanium; Amarillo; Apollo; Cascade; Centennial; Columbus; Crystal; Fuggle; Golding; Palisade; Simcoe; Tettnang; Willamette


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
robinvboyer (3254) - Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2012
This is a BIG beer. Huge aroma of charred malts, big roast, burnt brown sugar, maple, and scorched grains. Thick boy, soft carb, very bitter finish, with a huge dose of more burnt, scorched ingredients. Some subtle pine, grassy hops, lots of herbs. 13% seems a little high, i’ll bet a la southern tier, this 13 is probably more like 8-9%.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
robforbes (2074) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - AUG 27, 2012
pours a clear deep dark maroon with a small khaki head, and very good lacing. smell is of malt, caramel, and a touch of citrus in the back. taste is dry, cocoa, some dark fruits, a little licorice, some hops, and malt. ends very dry and a little bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
illidurit (2172) - Petaluma, California, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Backlog purge. On tap at 515 in Santa Cruz. Basically exactly what you’d expect from all the ingredients -- a muddled, sweetish, hoppyish, boozyish beer. Tea, caramel, alcohol, chocolate, dark fruit, grapefruit, resin. All thrown together at random. Not terrible but it doesn’t resonate with me.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sherm1016 (1177) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 14, 2012
12oz bottle, although it looked like it was an ounce or so short, part of the 2011 Holiday set. Pours a deep, brown color with a thin white head. Aroma is boozy, malty, nutty. A little heavy on the palate with light carbonation. Flavor is sweet, nutty, malty, caramel, boozy, with a light bitter finish. Just ok.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madmitch76 (16090) - , Essex, ENGLAND - JUN 9, 2012
15th March 2010
Very deep dark red-brown beer. Just about transparent. No real head. Mild but unfortunate paint tones on the nose. Smooth soft palate, semi dry. Rich dark malt, not bitter or roasty. Semi sweet chocolate and mild coffee and a little cream. A dash of Port Wine and another hint of paint. Not getting much hop. Hides the abv well. Quite light all round and a good flavour that would be very good sans the paint.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TronnyJenkins (92) - Texas, USA - MAY 16, 2012
On draft. Full pint at the Petrol Station in Houston. Got to meet Jeremy and keep the pint glass :-) Honestly I’d never heard of this brewery until this week, but this beer is awesome. It reminds me of a pumped up Celebrator... Aroma of fruit, raisin, chocolate. Smooth, almost nitro bubble head. Really full bodied, yet it hides the alcohol well. L’Chaim!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reebtogi (4360) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - APR 5, 2012
650ml bottle pours a cloudy brown color with a 2 finger light tan head that retains well and settles to some thin spotty lacing. Aroma is light chocolate with some light roasted grains, earthy hops and some citrus. Taste is chocolate and caramel malty sweetness with some roasted barley bitterness along with some earthy and citrus hop bitterness and hints of some dark fruits. Body is medium to heavy with mild carbonation and there is some alcohol present. Overall, this is quite a complex brew with a lot going on and is quite enjoyable.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Blairgus (2727) - California, USA - MAR 30, 2012
30 mar 2012, bottle. Dark brown. Aroma is meaty, alcohol, and red fruit. Full body and mildly fizzy. Lots of alcohol, barley wine, dark chocolate. Great! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kranin (23) - - FEB 20, 2012
Part of Hebrew Holiday Gift Pack. Tastes more like a Russian Imperial to me. Delicious alcohol & sweetness. (12oz Bottle/Blue Max) 02/2012

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BBB63 (6152) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Bottle and served in yet another Duvel snifter (yeah I have a lot of these): Pours a nearly opaque deep brown with a small head and spotty lace. The aroma has noted of toasted, toffee, charred,and nutty malts along with some Belgian Special B and Aromatic malt. Hint of plum and apricot esters along with grassy, tropical and herbal hops. Some mint, leather, tobacco and sea salt vapours as well... Now this is the "HeBrew character" I was expecting in the past two failed beers.

The taste is sweet and malty but unlike the awful beers I dump before this, there is some bitterness and acidity to balance out the flavor profile. Nice undertone of mango and plum that is more a component of the malts than some fruit syrup addition, YEAH! There is also a nice rye snap on the finish I am digging along with some dank hop bitterness. The mouth feel is oily and lush with some metallic and boozy finish. This is what I was expecting from the HeBrew line, a big malt forward warming beer that takes no prisoners... guess what... there are no fruit additions in this beer and it works. Take note brewers!


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