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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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1461) - Missouri, USA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle - fair sized foamy head, very dark amber color, very sweet malts and very hoppy, strong alcohol notes, fairly fruity notes, definite very strong overall ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CapFlu (4615) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
(12oz bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours a brown body and a frothy, white medium-sized head. Very malty. Good brown sugar tongue, licorice and minor alcoholic burn. Very impressed in what they can do at Shmaltz with high ABV annuals. --- reviewed on RateBeer.com

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (11860) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 1, 2013
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting, London. Pours dark brown with a light, frothy head. Big dark sugar and dark malt nose, some licorice. Stupidly sweet flavor, some tangy dark fruits, licorice, brown sugar, raisins. Big bodied with average carbonation. Warming finish with ripe fruits, more raisins and brown sugar, light dirt, mild earthy bitterness. As a slow-sipping dessert beer, this one is delicious; subtle it is not.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Reynolds314 (2440) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 19, 2012
Hebrew 15 was next with a much needed year of age on it. Boozyness is present but nowhere near as crazy as the 16. Kind of rich with some decent flavors of nuts, leather, chocolate. FInish is still cloying and quite hot.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
daknole (9439) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Deep brown pour, dark tan head. Tons of sweet fruit and malts in this one(again)...lots of boozy flavors, dark fruit, molasses, honey, syrupy. Too much going on.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ernesto987 (3930) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 14, 2012
Boozy and sweet, malty and cloying, too much to split three ways. Stale and boozy. Pass

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerbastard (726) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 7, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (10065) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 1, 2012
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thingus (29) - Missouri, USA - NOV 21, 2012
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...

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