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RATINGS: 203   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle 35,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours an almost clear dark brown with a reddish hue and a tiny - almost absent - off-white head. Rich aroma of thick, sweet overripe fruit. Very solid body, pours thick and syrupy with hardly any carbonation. Nuts and thick caramel with a warming alcohol finish. Not too bad really - basically let’s just call it a Barley Wine. 250313

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrHangover (3490) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAR 19, 2013
Bomber bottle, thnx to Duffman. Cheers! This pours a very dark beer with a reddish hue around it. Big tanned head on top and very decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is very malty, caramel, molasses, toffee and a very light alcoholic note, despite the 15%. Hops are not present in aroma. Flavour is very sweet with one of the stickiest mouthfeels I’ve ever had. Has a roasted body, almost stout-ish actually. Incredibly complex and it only gets more complex when warming up. Alcohol shines trough in the end, but it is not disturbing. Very good sipper, great to enjoy on a nice, monday evening. Awesome!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (499) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - FEB 19, 2013
Pours pitch black with a medium mocha head that dissipates quickly. Aroma is of black liquorice, dark chocolate, light coffee notes and roasted barley malts. Taste has a dry bitterness to it with a gradually intensifying sweetness. Full body, lively carbonation, smooth yet thin mouth feel. Overall a very solid brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
dfearnley (1366) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 18, 2013
Bottle to pint glass Molasses, alcohol, malty, malty, malty. Deep reddish brown with a thin tan head. Sweet maltiness overpowers the bitterness, peppery notes and ending with alcohol. This is full bodied, creamy, and tongue coating oily with a late alcohol burn.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (5884) - Denver, Colorado, USA - FEB 1, 2013
Deep dark brown, no head. Boozy malty aroma of earthy syrup and sugar cane, maybe molasses. Flavor is rich and intense, but lovingly drinkable like a dessert. Boozy brown sugar notes mix with chocolate nougat and toffee with a warm finish. Not complex, really...but impeccable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
csaso (1768) - 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 (4857) - 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 (14704) - 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 (2915) - 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 (10346) - 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.

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