OD40oz (774) - Box Elder, South Dakota, USA - JAN 16, 2005
4.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
My dad brought this back from California for me. Very, very dark. Almost black in color with a quickly diminishing brown cream head. The beer seemed very thick when I poured it. It smelled similar to Amber Bock. It had a roasty taste with a slight coffee aftertaste. I was impressed with this brew. I wish we could get good beers like this here in South Dakota but that will never happen.
TheBeerLover (1026) - DC Metro Area, USA - JAN 27, 2006
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Miraculous Jewbelation pours to a beautiful deep brown to ebony color with a thick and creamy tan head and a soft to moderate amount of carbonation. The nose on this beer is just packed with character as big aromas of sweet malt, dark chocolate, nuts, peppery alcohol, and estery fruit marry with piney/cirtic hop aromas. This beer has lots of malt brawn, and lots of big flavors of sweet malt, nuts, buttered toast, chocolate, touches of estery fruit, and hints of roast, that lay heavy on the tongue and fill the mouth. The oatmeal in this beer gives that big body a nice creamy texture, as it glides down. Jewbelation finishes with more complex malt flavors up front, then ends with a nice citic/piney hop bitterness that lifts the heavy malt flavors off the tongue paired with a slightly warming alcohol burn.
Oy Vey!! This is one complex, delicious, flavorful ale that is just loaded to the gills with aromas and flavors. Retailing for $4 a 22oz bottle it is a beer well worth seeking out to enjoy as a winter warmer over the colder months. I would not suggest pairing this beer with food, rather enjoy it alone as a relaxing beer to wind down with after work, or a good beer to have a nice cigar or good book.
ads135 (3357) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tastes of lightly roasted malts, coffee. The expected sweetness is tempered by the complex medley of other flavors, inc. a bit of vanilla. Full bodied taste explosion.
beermatrix (1497) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 2, 2006
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Opaque dark brown, nearly black, with only a shy ruby showing through when held up to a strong light. Cappachino, yellowy tan top of firm, foamy suds sink to a mediumish height once the pouring stops. Keeps a broken skim and a solid collar always present. slowly placed lacing displays itself in short strings along the glass.
Aroma is a bit deep and dark with a good amount of milk chocolate laced with hints of vanilla, roast, and fudge.
Flavors are solid and thick with enormously long chocolatelyness infused with all sorts of cookie dough ingredients. Vanilla and the like. Just a tug of roastyness slips in towards the middle and end. So much chocolate though; yummy, yum chocolate. Quite a nice exhibition of stature and firm, lasting flavors that go hand in hand with its amazing Stotu-like body and smoothness.
Which brings us to the superbly smooth and thick body of this beer. Very full, very smooth, and quite silky with a tone, that of which could be much like a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven.
One fantastic Brown ale. This is what all Browns should be like. Yes, its not quite the true version of what a Brown should be, as this is definatley big and stout-like in nearly all its character. So who cares, this stuff is solid and unbelievably good. Outstandingly so...
ChainGangGuy (4530) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - DEC 13, 2010
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Part of HeBrew Jewbelation Vertical Pack - $25.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Did I have Jewbelation 8? I really can’t recall. I can vaguely remember grabbing a bomber of 9 and 10 back in the day. Ah well, it’s here now, that’s what is important, right friends?
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a hearty, thick, tan head.
Smell: Dark, dusky malts, moderately roasty and earthy, with tones of sweet caramel, sugar dosed coffee, and chocolate hunks. Bright dark fruitiness in the nose. It also has a noted zip of freshly ground spices to it.
Taste: Dark maltiness tasting of semi-sweet chocolate, dark brown sugar and dark caramel with cinnamon-coated raisins and black cherries, toasted pumpernickel bread, and a sip of ashy coffee. Small hints of citrus and pine with a spicy, leafy, herbal hop quality. Snippet of black licorice rope. Fair amount of bitterness pushing back against the deep maltiness. Touch of earthy potting soil. A bit more of the chocolate, spice, and roastiness for the silky finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation. Smooth mouthfeel. It just feel ’right’ on the tongue.
Drinkability: Enjoyable and richly flavorful. Now, to get Ninth nicely chilled and ready to go.
thedm (5136) - Fort Wayne, USA - JAN 26, 2005
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This bottled brew poured a medium sized head of fine to large sized mostly lasting light brown colored bubbles that left behind a carbonated nearly opaques dark ruby red brown colored body and a fair lacing. The aroma was nice with brown caramel malt notes. The mouth feel was tingly and mildly vinous that soon faded into its finish leaving a nice dark malt aftertaste. The flavor contained notes of dark and roasted brown malts.
seuinoz (157) - Glen Ellyn, Illinois, USA - OCT 18, 2004
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
very odd beer.
very dark in color.
Has a very small head to it.
not a bad taste for a beer that is kosher certified and rabbi approved.
will try again
sebletitje (7801) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2008
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of CigarCityBrew.
This beer aged very welll. Pours a dark ruby with a brownish head.Aroma reminds me of a porter, lightly smokey/roasted, chocolate / toffee malt.
Taste is thick and sugary,very sweet, filled with nice flavors. Alcohol was noticable. Highly enjoyable and drinkable.
SSSteve (3950) - - NOV 21, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. from vertical box. almost black under a large, creamy, tan head. dark fruit, plummy aroma with chocolate and molasses. flavor is loaded with licorice and molasses. some plum like the aroma and a dry dark chocolate finish. medium body. great start to the vertical!
scrizzz (2223) - Bothell, Washington, USA - DEC 1, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
5pm, close enough to sundown. L’Chaim! Earthy molasses nose, toasty rye. Very dark chestnut, creamy caramel head. Salted caramel note really sings next to the dark toasty bread crust body. Smooth and creamy contrasts with chewy dark chocolate malt.