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RATINGS: 305   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
Contract brewed for Shmaltz Brewing Company. 12th anniversary ale made with 12 malts and 12 hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drunkenpolack (319) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - FEB 1, 2012
12 pours a dark brown color (of course =) with a very small amount of head but lacing around the glass. Aroma took me by surprise here and loved it. A very sweet aroma. Full of dark fruit, chocolate, caramel, and toffee. Took me by surprise and loved it. In the taste I picked up some smokiness that I didn’t pick up in the aroma. The beer starts off sweet like the aroma but then dives into a burnt second half. Burnt roasted malt. Small amount of heat is still there even after the aging. Mouthfeel is a little bit on the watery side but still enjoyable. Sticky.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
patricks110 (2428) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
A bit to overwhelming and bland. The pour is dark amber with a bright layer of red on the bottom of the glass. The nose is overly potent and alcohol strong with a bit of a roast. A note of earthy roast and mild hops and nuts. The taste is a bit too bland with a big alcohol taste. Too sweet with a nutty, moderately roasted with an earthy almost unpredictable taste. Too intense with the alcohol presence. This one is very average.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
vandemonian (32) - USA - JAN 5, 2012
Super interesting raisin aroma. Strong sweetness and alcohol. Some coffee. Malty and sweet with a raisin flavour flavour from the crystal malt. Sweet brown sugar finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
arminjewell (9262) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2011
I wish this wasn’t a bad bottle, but I have to rate it as such. Poured out of bottle from 2010, aroma was full on DMS, some hints of booze, oxidized caramel, toffee, hints of dark fruit and slight grassy notes. Taste was also very DMS/cooked corn forward, odd flavor to have in a beer like this but there was also some toffee and caramel, hints of molasses and some slight grass. Hope to try a good bottle some day!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 22, 2011
Draft. Pours a dark ruby/brown/black. Big whisky and wine notes in the nose with vanilla that has an aged quality. Taste is very pleasurably sweet with caramel, figs, bourbon and chocolate. The booze is noticable, but the beer still drinks very smooth.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - OCT 9, 2011
12oz bottle shared by MikeLovesBeer. On my first initial whiff one thing came to mind: Apple Brandy. I figured this would be a hard to finish type beer but has really mellowed out some since it was released. Malts all over the place but not too too sweet. Enjoyable but most definitely a one and done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CaptainCougar (7133) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2011
22oz bottle: Pours a barely transparent dark mahogany with a spotty-lacing beige head. Has a rich dark caramel and vinous whiskey oak nose with a touch of dark fruitiness and citrusy hops. Starts with good fullness and chewy dark malty sweetness well-balanced with resiny bittering hops and oaky complexity before a drier grapefruity hoppy finish with lingering vanilla. A complex and enjoyable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 20, 2011
bottle thanks to Kyle, pours dark reddish brown with a medium tan head, good lacing. Aroma is boozy/hot with lots of fruity esters and dark vinous notes. Flavor is mild roast, a prickly burning tobacco and some boozy dark fruit notes.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (5718) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 10, 2011
Bourbon and fudge nose, rather hot. Mahogany, thin yellow head. Full body, chewy. Molasses and bourbon flavor, finishes with horehound. Alcohol is inintrusive.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
otakuden (1783) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - APR 8, 2011
Appearance: dark woods and earth – old European forests. Not much head though a collar lingers from start to finish. Swirls thicker along the edges.
Nose: dates, figs, prunes – pits and stems included. Dank in a black earth old musty earthy way. Bakers fudge. Oiled leather. Red apple skins along edges and in the back.
Palate: meaty and earthy with decadent chocolate cake in the back. Lightly dries top of tongue with chocolate cake and fudge. Fudge icing. Burnt caramel. Meaty and chewy with black root and burnt molasses. Touch of charcoal underneath. Old oiled leather along the edges. Decadent and earthen at the same time. Rustic quality.
Final Thoughts: not as complex as some of the other Jewbelations but I kind of liked that it wasn’t as complex. The flavors are richer, smoother, and quite seductive if I do say so myself…and I do.

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