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RATINGS: 193   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


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (470) - Delaware, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Bomber pour into snifter..dark brown almost black pour with small beige head that fades away..all kinds of activity..nicely carbonated..sounds and smells coming from this are impressive..nose is memorable with roasted toffee..vanilla.cream..wood..mouthfeel is quite amazing..really expected this to be a hot boozy mess..but oh so wrong..oily like texture flavor is intense with an initial hit of bourbon spiked black cherry..absolutely astounded by how the ridiculously high 15 percent abv is so well masked..booze does leave a nice warming lingering presence once sip is complete but far from overpowering..tasting great almost year and a half after bottling...only real downside might be slight soy sauce notes upon finish..very well done indeed..

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1387) - O’Fallon, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Pours a clear but opaque brown with a sizable tan head. Aroma is dried dark fruit and instant coffee crystals. Taste is quite sweet with roasted malt, honey, dark caramel, dark dried fruit, coffee and notes of dry red wine. Alcohol shows up after the swallow as that warming sensation. This is an outstanding strong ale and well balanced considering its busy character. The only problem is I’m enjoying this when it’s in the lower 80s outside on Memorial Day. This would be an ideal after dinner while sitting by the fire in the dead of winter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (16250) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAY 15, 2013
Bottle @ Papsø. Pours a dark ruby black color with a small off-white head. Has a slightly roasted malty weak woody caramel and chocolate aroma. Sweetish malty woody thick caramel and chocolate flavor. Has a slightly roasted malty chocolate, caramel and dark fruit finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6180) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - APR 24, 2013
Bottle:   Nearly black, very dark brown, moderate to large frothy beige head, dies quickly, sparce lacing.   Heavy sweet bready nose, some dark pitted fruit, a bit candied.   Dark sweet alcoholic bready malts up front.   Some dark pitted fruit, hoppy, candyish, and luckily not as cloying as I thought it was going to be.   For a 15% beer, this one is very easy to put back.   Warming, but not real hot.   This is one fine sipper!   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Moderate bready malts, candyish citrus peel, dark pitted fruit, and hops on the exit.   This is a great beer, very easy to put back.   Could sip this one all day long!


3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (3518) - Florida, USA - APR 15, 2013
22 ounce bottle poured dark brown with some amber highligts, aromas of caramel, light bread and booze, lots of booze. Flavors were light caramel, light chocolate and tons booze. Way too boozey for me.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 10, 2013
Botella. Deep dark brown reddish colour, beige ehad, medium size. Sweet aroma indeed, plenty of caramel in there along with (dark) lagred fruit chocolate, alcohol. Thick filling mouthfeel. Sweeeet flavour indeed, dark fruits, lagred, caramel, alcohol. Sweeet.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2815) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
25-MAR-2013, bottle @Papsø tasting. Dark, dark, dark, brown with red hue. Sweet chocolate aroma, with a little alcohol, and some nutty malts. Taste is very sweet and malty. Very thick body. Slick. Very low carbonation. Lovely beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (20493) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 26, 2013
Bottle at papsø. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and cocoa powder. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel, dried fruits, chocolate and alcohol. Sweet and warming alcoholic finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (30631) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
12 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy brown with a small tan head. Aroma is dense dark malty, alochol presence. Thick malty: sweet, syrupy, caramelish and roasted. Bitter and lingering dense caramelish. Roasted dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madsberg (10111) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottled. Burgundy coloured. Dense light brown head. Aroma: Ripe fruits, caramel, sweetness, spice. Flavour: Prunes, dades, plums, sweetness, syrup. Medium bodied. ends frutiy and sweet.


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