Ernesto987 (3230) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2012
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Boozy and sweet, malty and cloying, too much to split three ways. Stale and boozy. Pass
beerbastard (631) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is a one year old bottle, that pours a dark reddish brown with a short lived head and has legs. Deep dark dates and rasin fruits moving into a malt brandy nose. Malty sticky sweet flavors, somewhat balanced by a background of hops and alcohol. Blackberry brandy flavors. Finishes clean, dry and sweet.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle shared by sonnycheeba. Pours opaque black with a medium, frothy tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dark fruity esters, cookie and caramel malt, spicy and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant , heavy dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness, alcohol notes and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.
sonnycheeba (2966) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours deep, dark brown with average, frothy beige head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is roast malt, raisins, plums, chocolate, earthy hops, espresso, and woody notes. Flavor is sweet, dark malts forward with good dark fruit esters, woody notes, light earthy hops, and mixed nuts; sweet finish with a hint of booze. Medium body and low carbonation.
Thingus (29) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Taken from ma BA account, reviewed on 2/20/12
Live tasting, 12 oz bottle until Delirium tulip...
Appearance; pours a cola brown, appears black in the glass with cola edges when held to light... Absolutely minimal tan colored head, retention is terrible and that is to be expected given the alcohol content in this monster. Minimal lacing appearing in goofy blotches on my glass...
Smell; this smells really complex, raisins, dates, prunes, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses, caramel...
Taste; the first thing that I noticed in this beer is that it is SWEET! Holy cavities batman!! And that’s coming from someone who greatly enjoyed Choklat... As the beer warms and my taste buds become accustomed to the sweetness the flavors really start to shine... Caramel, brown sugar, sweet dark fruits, molasses and hints of coffee and chocolate.
Mouthfeel; sticky and thick, this is certainly a full bodied stout... I can feel it sticking to my tongue and teeth and hanging around my mouth...
Overall; I wasn’t prepared for a beer like this... I love Mephistopheles but that seems like a one trick pony compared to Jewbelation... While I have no problem with the alcohol content in either, I feel like Mephistopheles really shines fresh and becomes muted and dull with age, I am certain Jewbelation would calm down and smooth out with time, that the incredible sweetness would become subdued and really propel this beer from good into the world class range.. I’ll have to pick up another to put away and age... Good beer, but damn is it sweet...
TheHOFF43 (1615) - Bloomington, Minnesota, USA - NOV 10, 2012
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Poured almost coffee black with barely any head. Aroma is sweet malts. Flavor is incredibly sweet with lots of sugar, toffee and brown sugar flavors.
madmitch76 (13043) - , Essex, ENGLAND - OCT 28, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
25th September 2012
The ChrisO small midweek tasting. Thanks to Colin for bringing one of my wants along to the tasting. Clear dark red - amber beer. Small pale tan head. A smooth viscous palate that is none the less quite light. Smooth BA malts, vanilla, toasted coconut, sweet dark malts. Coffee and smooth bourbon. Really well joined up and sumptuous treat amongst all the vinegar beers. Bit squiffy when I had this - must try again, but I really enjoyed this one.
Scopey (5295) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 30, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle, many thanks to Theydon_Bois at ChrisO. It pours very, very dark brown, with a thin beige head. The nose is caramel, sweet coffee, over-ripe blueberry, blackberry and dark fruit. The taste is sugary latte, roasted malt, coffee, some underlyign alcohol warmth, caramel, molasses and chocolate, with a sweet finish. Medium-full body and fine-moderate carbonation and slightly sticky mouth-feel. Not really my sort of thing....too sweet.
pineypower (2359) - Pine Barrens, New Jersey, USA - SEP 22, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Growler shared at Dmac,s thanks to Scott. Pours out a syrupy dark brown color with a small tan head. Aroma is of sweet caramel malts, roast, alcohol, cocoa, light bitterness. Taste is of syrupy caramel malts, mild earthy notes, toffee, alcohol and light hops with a lingering sweetness.
Sledutah (4070) - Utah, USA - SEP 16, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle thanks to Phil
Appearance: Pours dark brown, black in glass, with a medium sized beige head and good lacing
Aroma: Dark fruit, roasted malt, sweet caramel and chocolate
Taste: Roasted malts, sweet caramel, dark fruit, some alcohols and some bitterness in the finish
This is a nice sipper beer, let it warm up. It is pretty sweet, but it balances out the alcohol.