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RATINGS: 198   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 450   ABV: 15%
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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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (752) - Iowa, USA - JAN 15, 2012
Bottle pours black with a thick tan persistent head. Aroma dark fruits and molasses. Taste sweet with raisins and molasses, chocolate, a bit of vanilla and licorice. There is a little soy sauce, cough syrup and umami creeping in at times which detracts. Kind of an old ale feel at times. Palate thick and a little sticky. Alcohol quite apparent. Finish sweet, a little bitter.

This is a good beer but like you’d expect from a beer with 15 varieties of malts and 15 kinds of hops, is kind of busy and flavors end up competing instead of integrating.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bretupdegraff (242) - Fishers, Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2012
Pours dark with a nice head. Aroma is fruity and malty. Taste is strong and full of intense flavors. Caramel,licorice, raisin, cherry. And just the right amount of each flavor. Very nice beer. Flavor really stays with it. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
topherh (1912) - Kearney, Missouri, USA - JAN 9, 2012
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is very sweet malt, brown sugar and dark fruits. Flavor is sweet and malty, rich caramel, and a little vegetal hop for fun. WHEW. SWEET.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2012
(On draught at Papago). Pours black with an espresso head. Aroma is caramel, syrup, molasses. Taste is sweet with molasses, dark chocolate. Full bodied withsticky texture. A little roast on the end. The alcohol is well hidden. Pretty tasty stuff.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Headbanger (3388) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - JAN 8, 2012
22oz bottle 1/8/12 (Binny’s Downers Grove)-42° in Snifter-Pours a dark brown with a one finger tan head. Aroma of sweetnes, caramel, toffee, and brown sugar. Taste of the same with a slight taste of alcohol in the middle. This full bodied brew hides the ABV very well and goes down super easy. This brewery kicks some major butt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (7229) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 8, 2012
22 oz. bottle, split 4 ways, pours a deep dark orange with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits (cherry, dates, figs), toffee, caramel malt, some roasted notes and a bit of floral. Flavour of dates, figs, cherry and other dark fruits, roasted caramel malts, grape juice, brandy, but little booze coming through surprisingly - how is this 15%? Finishes with dried fruits (figs, dates) with almost indiscernible alcohol. Very complex, but quite sweet. Nice slow sipper.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
poisoneddwarf (1767) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 7, 2012
12 oz bottle at the CDA Casino, drank in the hotel room while waiting for my wife to get out of her spa treatment. Pours black with brown edges and ruby red tints when held up to the light; has a centimeter-thick beige head that collapses fairly quick. Aroma is raisiny, caramelly, alcohol. Taste is powerful strong, malty sweet and meaty with only a hint of bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is oily, carbonation is medium-low. Pretty good, definitely a sipper.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hollardustin (327) - Indiana, USA - JAN 6, 2012
Pours opaque black with dense tan head. Aroma is sweet, chocolate, roasted malt, dark caramel, and booze. Taste is sweet, milk chocolate, molasses, and has a very smooth finish with little alcohol apparent. There’s a lot going on in this one with lots of complex flavors. This is a very big beer and one hell of a value at $6.99 for a bomber. Definitely worth trying but drink it with a friend if you prefer to sleep in a bed.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
unclemattie (4262) - Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2012
22oz bottle. 15% ABV, although there is a sticker over the label says it is 10.9 ABV. It’s a Georgia thing. Black pour, milk chocolate colored foam. Aroma of dark fruits, chocolate malts, alcohol. Tastes super sweet, loads of residual sugar, malt, huge date sugar sweetness. Not that strong, ABV well hidden.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerman6686 (4704) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2012
This poured a medium muddy brown color with basically no head at all. Aroma was sweet caramel,toffee, brown sugar, and alcohol. Flavor was much the same, very very sweet with lots of residual sugars, some toffee and dark fruit notes. Just way to sweet for my liking with not enough other flavors to make it complex.


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