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RATINGS: 206   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76/5   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


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4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajax25g (70) - Washington DC, Washington, USA - APR 15, 2012
22oz bottle big thanks to sebletitje! Pours very dark and syrupy (almost like Pedro Ximenez) with a small beige head. Big aroma of booze, figs, maple syrup, and dark fruits. Very unctuous in the mouth with soft carbonation. Tastes of port, figs, booze, tobacco, and bit o’ chocolate. Didn’t really pick up on the 15 kinds of hops used, but that’s okay. Love this stuff!


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sulawang (916) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 25, 2016
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Pours brownish-black with a super-creamy smallish head, thick ringed retention, half-sticky lacing, varied speed scattered streams. Nose: heavy sweet caramel barley malts. (lvl-7)-pungency Attack: very thick viscosity, half oily-slick Mid-palate: cherry chocolate cake, creamy CO2, background tangy-zing subdued alcohol, (lvl-8-sweetness), molasses, concentrated barley malt, sherry, woody Finish: light roasty caramel sweet exhale Summary: A big bomb of thick heavy flavours with a touch of tangy-zing to keep it all in check. Although at 15% it’s surprisingly sippable.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
furthur (762) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - MAR 22, 2016
Bottle, opaque black beer, almond colored head faded to a ring. Aroma is oak, molasses, shoyu, raisin, dried plums and figs, vanilla, brown sugar, anise, smoke. Taste is cookies, oak, smoke, coffee, vanilla, anise, tannins, figs, black currants. Really complex, sweet in the middle, roasty on the finish. Palate is super rich, carbonation nearly flat. The only flaws here are a little too much oak, and a little too sweet.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
radagast83 (6795) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2016
Shared a bottle with some friends. Poured extremely dark, nearly stark black color with some light cola notes on the edges. Aroma was lots of dark caramel, dried raisins, boozy grains. Flavor has very similar notes, lots of hot caramel notes, raisin, with candi notes. Alcohol is really present in this one, making it really hard one to have if you’re not splitting with a number of people.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarinaMarket (253) - POULSBO, Washington, USA - SEP 3, 2015
Sweet malt nose. Huge molasses, malt, raisin, prune, with heavy mouthfeel. Glad I held onto this. Tasted at 55F.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NikkTwist (2469) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 10, 2015
Draft at Moriartys. Opaque brown pour. Off-white foam on top. Feels big. Thick body. Lots of very dark red fruit with dark caramel malts. Dried berries. Chocolate grenache. Pruned plum pudding. Black cherry cordials. Rotted oranges (in a good way). Peppery hops in the finish. Has a very nice unexpected sour kick to it which works perfectly to offset the high malts, hops and ABV. Pretty spectacular!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
luttonm (4135) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 17, 2015
Draft at Bottleworks, Seattle. Heavy black brown, thick foam. Sweet chocolately grain. Alc sweetness is well balanced. Thick and creamy, but enough sharpness. Raisin, leather, light chocolate. Tasty treat.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2791) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JAN 9, 2015
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks Craig. Notes of raisin, prune, toffee, caramel/burnt sugar in finish, very rich, nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - DEC 29, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Dark brown, nearly black body with a thin, light-tan foam that fades to a thin collar very quickly. Aroma has notes of chocolate, anise, burnt caramel, light oxidation, sherry, light earth, burnt toast, buckwheat, light toffee, grains, booze... Wow, smells big. Taste has lots of caramel, toasted bread, toffee glazed toasted pecans, mild anise, a bit of sherry-like oxidation & booze, gristly toast, sweet black cherry, dark prunes & dates, very mild vanilla, a slight hint of papery oxidation towards the finish, & some lingering heat. Sweet. Very sweet. But manageable. Not bad, but certainly a strong & heavy motherfucker. Not bad.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (4020) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - DEC 6, 2014
Sampled at screens and suds 2014. Dark brown pour, ring off off-white head. Soy sauce, teriyaki, figs, plums, dates, raisins. Alcohol has totally faded from flavor, but still warms the nose a biy. Boozy warming. Very sweet, marginally cloying.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (13278) - , New Jersey, USA - OCT 1, 2014
Bottle. Shared by Pete. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of raisin, fig, dark fruit and molasses. Medium body.


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