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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
In Jewish tradition, 15 marks major commemorations: Passover (the Exodus), Sukkot (40 years of wandering), and Tu Bishvat (the New Year for Mother Nature) all start on the 15th day of the Hebrew month. 15 suggests a certain wisdom from experience: “Old is always 15 years from now.” – Bill Cosby. “We are always more anxious to be distinguished for one talent we do not possess than 15 we do.” – Mark Twain. After Andy Warhol, does 15 forever sound profound or frivolous? “In the future, everyone will be world famous for 15 minutes.” “Fame is the thirst of youth.” – Lord Byron. “The fact that my 15 minutes of fame has been extended is somewhat surprising to me and completely baffling to my wife.” – Barack Obama. For Matt EP: Hall of Famer Bart Starr rocked #15 as MVP in the Packers’ first two Super Bowl victories. “South Park” evolved from “Jesus vs. Santa” and is now entering its 15th season. “We’re rehabbed and ready for our 15 minutes of shame.” – Marilyn Manson. Lyrics from Barry Manilow’s 2011 album, 15 Minutes, released on QVC Network: “Make me a deal, I’ll sell my guts for glory.” “Fame and power are the objects of all men. Even their partial fruition is gained by very few, and that at the expense of social pleasure, health, conscience, life.” – Benjamin Disraeli. After 1,972,350 sets of 15 minutes of Shmaltz Brewing, I’ll hoist my Jewbelation Quinceañera and sing 15 rounds of ¡Viva la Evolución de He’brew! L’Chaim! Jeremy Cowan, proprietor

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (5126) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Pours deep mahogany into a jewbelation glass...Tan head quickly recedes to scant remnants. Dark pit fruit, chocolate, and licorice aromas. Thin with dark pit fruit, dark chocolate and dark caramel upfront lightening to licorice and soy before the lasting vanilla oak finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ChainGangGuy (4653) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Appearance: Pours out a very, very dark brown body with a large-sized, toasted khaki-colored head.

Smell: Layers of sugar, dark syrup, sugar, and more sugar over roasted fruits with a spritz of swelling liquor. Over the years, their anniversary brews have gone from bold and big to now morbid and despondent.

Taste: Sharply sweet Coca-Cola soda syrup and chilled molasses glazed figs, dates, and prunes. Sweet enough that I cringed a bit, and it’s well-known I likes’m sweet. Remains notably fruity throughout, maybe even kicking up a notch. Also super sweet throughout. Faint, ineffective flutterings of citrus, spice, and leafy hops trying to shine through the heavy malts and residual sweetness. Some bitterness felt. Some ethanol felt, too. Very sweet, highly fruity finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-full body. Medium carbonation. Some sticky syrupiness here.

Overall: I thought last year’s Fourteen needed some time to settle and smooth out, and I most certainly feel the same for Fifteen (plus a tall glass of water to help wash it down). It’s all quite decent (for a 15% brew), but I’m really beginning to long for the big, bold, but more well-rounded anniversary brews of past years.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ughsmash (7465) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 24, 2012
Bomber. Poured very deep brown with a creamy, almost whipped tan head.. set up nicely in the glass. The aroma picked up warm, toasted vanilla, caramel, and nutty notes on the first whiff.. peppery alcohol and rich, syrupy vinous notes around.. just a whole lot of stuff going on, and it worked well together. The flavor opened with tart vinous, oaky notes, and peppery alcohol.. molasses, darker chocolates, and jammy dark fruit at the core.. spicy and bitter around, with wine-like character on the very long finish.. tasty stuff! Heavier-bodied and a bit oily on the palate.. quite a bit of fruit in there.. a few too many residual sugars and random bitterness on the finish, but overall a very good brew!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (3161) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 23, 2012
650 ml. bottle. Pours a thick, long duration beige head,with some lacing, over a clear, dark reddish brown (SRM 33) body....nose is molasses, plum, fig, raisin....taste is sweet dried fruits, with plum raisin, fig, light molasses, very light soy tones....mouth feel thick, sticky, alcohol hidden, carbonation low. This is a rich, sweet, heavy, complex brew resembling the Dark Belgian Strong style more than the diffuse American Strong Ale. The sweetness dominates overmuch, but otherwise this is an interesting brew. It is not light, crisp, refreshing, but heavy, thick, chewy and very, very sweet. While it tastes good in winter, it could be used as a method of suicide on a hot summer day. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
kerenmk (3621) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 23, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Dancing Camel. Thanks eyes_wide_shut. Pours opaque black and looks flat. Nose: grapes, fruit and some nuts. Tastes really sweet, syrupy even. Full body, oily, medium aftertaste and indeed, rather flat.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 21, 2012
UPDATED: FEB 7, 2012 Bottle with Carla. Pours a clear dark brown with tan foam with small bubbles. Smells of caramel, chocolate, coffee and hints of bourbon. Tastes very thick with surprisingly little alcohol burn, hints of maple, brown sugar and chocolate.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dorwart (2482) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - JAN 21, 2012
Minimal head from a pretty vigorous pour. Fills the room with plum and raisin aromas. Strong and pungent aromas that just scream sweetness and complexity. Lots of dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar and some piney hops burried in there somewhere. Color is a very dark brown with a bit of gold around the edges when plaed in front of a strong light. Bascally, a malt bomb in a glass. If you like malts, this is a brew you will treasure. Thick and syrupy with lots of sweet malts, brown sugar, raisins, dates, prunes, plums, basically any type of dried dark fruit you can come up with. Alcohol is present but you would expect so much more heat and burn from a 15% brew. Thick palate and leaves an oily residue in the mouth. Another over the top winner from HeBrew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrSilverworm (9456) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 21, 2012
22oz bottle. Very dark near-black brown color, a nice, thick lighter brown head (resulting from a more aggressive pour). A real strong dark fruit aroma, maybe some licorice, prunes, chocolate... It’s amazing how this beer manages to a hide the 15% booze taste (highest ABV brew I’ve had thus far), but the aroma that masks it isn’t a really delicious one. Pretty much no carbonation, a sort of syrupy thick texture. Sweet taste, in a dark fruity liquor-y way. Not the tastiest brew, but still very interesting, and not one that I regret getting. I’ll be interested to see what direction they take with Jewbelation Sixteen

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
sherm1016 (1261) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 20, 2012
12oz bottle from Downer Wine and Spirits, part of the 2011 holiday gift set. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma is malty, nutty, a little smokey, maybe a little vanilla. Medium on the palate with soft, creamy carbonation. Flavor is sweet, malty, caramel, molasses, bread, with a sweet, sugary finish. A very interesting beer. Sweet is the main theme of this beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
7ris7an (80) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - JAN 20, 2012
snifter.dark amber color one finger tan head and no retention on the head, clean body.Aroma comes if faces of raisin, caramel and also, alcohol sense. The flavor is caramels, maple syrup, brown sugars sour up front and it finishes with small hints of cocoa. bull thick body

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