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RATINGS: 304   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Contract brewed for Shmaltz Brewing Company. 12th anniversary ale made with 12 malts and 12 hops.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2011
Pour is rather black with a small tan off white head. Nose is of sweet fruits, candied malts, and hops. Taste is mostly of dark fruits with a slight alcohol twist.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
zizzybalubba (1497) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 29, 2010
12 oz. bottle as part of the Vertical Jewbelation gift pack (2010) purchased at Grape & Gourmet. Pours dark brown with a thin khaki head. Aroma of sweet caramel and toffee, popcorn, and possibly a hint of candi sugar. The flavor is very sweet and the alcohol is certainly present. Much more malt forward than previous versions. Whereas Jewbelation 8-11 were increasingly better this one takes a step backward.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (6806) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2010
12 oz. bottle as part of the Vertical Jewbelation pack, purchased from Wine and Cheese Place. Looks just like the others on the pour- a deep cola brown with a tan head that starts small, builds upon finishing the pour, and descends into a small cap. Aroma of plums, raisins, figs, dates, soy, sherry, oak, earth, roasted malts, molasses, grapes- just a ton of dark fruits. Flavor of a lot of the same dark fruits, roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, molasses, flat cola, rusted metal, soy, and overripe apples. Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation and a deep, fruity mouthfeel. Doesn’t deliver on the promise of the nose, though this is still pretty good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thornecb (4528) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 19, 2010
Pours deep mahogany into a tulip. Mocha head recedes to hug rim. Toffee, raisin, prune and treacle aromas. Full with upfront prune and toffee turning to a dry, lasting soy and vanilla alcohol burn.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
picknbrew (196) - Mechanicsville, Virginia, USA - DEC 12, 2010
32 oz. growler from Whole Foods. Dark brown with medium tan head. A lot going on in the aroma. Dark fruit, molasses, caramel, and bourbon. Taste is rich with malt. Starts sweet and finishes dry and boozy with some firm bitterness. Leaves a little alcohol warmth behind. Full and creamy mouthfeel. Not a bad sipping beer although a little over powering.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewBoxer (2123) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 11, 2010
From the Hannukah pack. I’m drinking these in order and to me they all seem to taste very similar. Pours a dark purplish color with no head. Smells of booze, figs and almonds. Alcohol taste is present from the beginning. Has a cough syrus soy sauce with some raisins. Not something I’d have frequently, but I’ll definitely have it during the holidays or a cold day.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (7052) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 9, 2010
12 oz. bottle, as part of the Jewbelation 8-pack, pours dark brown with a reddish tinge and a small head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel, bourbon and alcohol. Flavour is complex dark fruits, bourbon, caramel malts, and alcohol. Huge jump from 11 to 12 - this is really excellent.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dchmela (2676) - Orlando, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2010
Tap at Redlight. Dark brownish copper pour. Huge dark fruit notes, roastiness, figs,dates in the aroma. Taste is really creamy, spiciness really comes through, lots of dark fruit, toffee. Of all of the vertical jewbelations, this was my favorite.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
badlizard (5537) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 27, 2010
Black with a fizzy tan head. Banana, chocolate, alcohol, and spice aroma and taste. Quite good.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
onceblind (4512) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 23, 2010
12is. bottle from Vertical Jewbelation Chanukah pack. Pours out heavy dark brown, maybe black. Foamy tan head that neither lasts or leaves good lacing. Shame. Aroma is of vanilla-tinged bourbon, as well as raisins and wood. Flavor has a big boozy punch, mixed with wood. No other discernible flavors appear until the finish. Plum and raisin appear in the end, in a finish that’s neither dry or sweet. Texture is wet and watery, but the body is still huge. Not to say it’s a good flavor profile. Kind of a lame attempt considering how good the previous ones were. Frankly they should have stopped at 9.


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