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RATINGS: 208   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 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 (5328) - 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 (376) - New Jersey, 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 (1712) - 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 (5683) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HeadyDE (756) - 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..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wxman (1748) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
anders37 (23333) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
5000 (6862) - 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!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
burg326 (5384) - 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.

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