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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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbrana (609) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - FEB 9, 2014
Very sweet with a lot going on. Strong roasted malt and caramel malt flavors. Has some slight fruity notes and some slight tartness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Niko100 (2392) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2014
Dark brown/black color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of toasted sweet malt, caramel/toffee, chocolate, & some dark fruit; Flavor of roasted sweet malt, dark chocolate, molasses/syrup, caramel, and dark fruit; Warm finish; Fairly well balanced; Considering the alcohol, it’s well hidden; Overall, definitely on the sweet side - but pretty decent strong ale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
zoucrew102 (1016) - - DEC 21, 2013
Bomber, cellared about a year. Sweet dark fruit aroma with some toffee and a bit of booze. Pours black with a garnet tint, thin, tan head and some lacing. Rich dark fruit flavor with some toffee. Great sticky mouthfeel. Finishes smooth with just a bit of booze that provides a nice warming feeling that's great on a cold winter night. Dark fruit lingers on the palate on the aftertaste. Very good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 20, 2013
Pours black, finger tan head. Smell intense sudsy, pleasant roasty vanilla, sweet red fruit Taste sweet caramel toffee, burnt sugar, bit of roast, alcohol burn Sticky sweet and full body Very nice beer

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
daleharshman (988) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 5, 2013
Bomber purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar in February 2012 ($7.99). Pours a dark brown with reddish highlights and almost three fingers of brownish foam. AROMA of dried raisins / figs / dates, rich toffee, vanilla-y bourbon, molasses and some light booze. FLAVOR of dark caramel and toffee, port wine, brown sugar, and dark sticky fruits. Syrupy mouthfeel. Nice level of sweetness and complexity, akin to a good port. Surprisingly little perceptible alcohol (with no burn) considering that this is 15% ABV. Yet another great one from the Shmaltz anniversary series...I think the two years of further aging helped out quite a bit too. (190, 827)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
tdoyledesign (179) - Michigan, USA - NOV 9, 2013
From notes. Pours a deep brown with a thin off-white head. Aroma is full of different malts and booze. Upon first drink, it hits the palate with all kinds of malt up front, with a hint of booze and hop balance. Nice finish leaves all kinds of coffee, chocolate and malt notes. Much smoother tasting than others I’ve had in this series.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BrewDad (5169) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Dark amber in color, clear with a thin head. Super Strong ale flavor and finish. This was filled with awesome hops and nice malt balance. Very good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClassyBeagle (374) - USA - OCT 22, 2013
FROM NOTES: June 28, ’12 A: Huge spiced rum aroma. Lots of dark fruit notes and loaded with molasses. Lots of caramel in there too and perhaps some toffee and brown sugar. The ridiculously strong malt base hides the hops. This is a super big and super sweet beer. A: Pours a dark brown with a good sized, dense light brown head. Fades slowly, leaving a nice lacing on the glass. T: Very thick and ridiculously sweet. Massive sweet caramel and molasses up front with a touch of brown sugar. Some dark fruits kick in, especially the fig and raisin. Aftertaste has a touch of cocoa in it as the sweetness fades away with a hint of alcohol burn. P: Ridiculously heavy, syrupy and cloyingly sweet. O: Some big beers try to balance their sweetness with hops, this beer just went mega malty all the way-- like drinking maple syrup. That being said, it also hides its alcohol well and its very complex.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1376) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 14, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a tan head. Vanilla and chocolate on the nose. Viscous mouthfeel. Vanilla, table sugar, fig, and a bit of horehound at the finish. Some alcohol lingers.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kaser (4648) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 6, 2013
Toffee nutty coffee choclate sweet massive taste. This is a monster. Not sure if I should drink it or eat it with a spoon. I appreciate it.

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