Aurelius (4723) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Rich, pruney malt aroma with an alcohol punch. Dark brew with a one-finger, beady, light tan head. OK label. Chalky, cocoa, dark stewed fruits, prominent alcohol on the backend. In spite of 10 hops and 10 malts, this isn’t the most complex of beers, but it is a really good sippin’ brew -- especially on a dank night. Finishes out with some moderate roast, wood and a good hoppiness, the body is a bit starchy. Market Square Liquors - I think they broke this out of the Hanukkah pack as singles.
pintbypint (3012) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
355ml brown bottle. Black pour, tan head with streaky lace. Nose has some sweetness, light alcohol, some fruitiness. Taste has moderate bitterness, dark fruits, chewy malts. Finish is chewy with some hop taste and bitterness. Full bodied, good carbonation. Mellow ale that has some barleywine attributes, has held up well with age.
patricks110 (2181) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
A bit weak in comparison to the rest of the Jewbelations I’ve had. The pour is dark brown wtih a thick and creamy beige head. The nose is overly sweet with nice notes of hop and roasted malts. The taste is too sweet with a bit of a lactose afertaste. A nice roast and an overall nutty malt. Also picking up notes of coffee, burnt malts, chocolate and earth. A thick and surprisingly creamy taste.
poisoneddwarf (1995) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2012
3.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from the holiday sampler pack. 5-6 years old. This was the "Mystery Jewbelation" included in the 8-pack. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin beige head that holds for a couple of minutes before it collapses into a ring of big-bubbly foam. Aroma is powerfully pungent--highly boozy, woody, raisins, Australian black licorice, molasses. Taste is very sweet (could get cloying) with a bitter finish. Carbonation is average, mouthfeel is oily, body is huge. Although I didn’t care for the smell of this beer--it was too overbearing--the taste more than made up for it. As much of a sipper as the 15 was.
timfoolery (1125) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at the Grad in late 2010. I felt this one, as well as the 11 and 12 were the best offerings of this series. Good licorice, chocolate, and smoky notes after being aged out about 5 years.
flatmatt (1305) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours extremely deep brown to black with a light tan head. Cocoa and dark fruit aromas, molasses with some hops as well. Flavor has some cocoa, coffee, touch of smoke, molasses, against a background of nonspecific hops. Kind of a light take on an imperial stout; this doesn’t quite seem like a 10% beer.
portableparty (2160) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle to snifter. Pours dark brown with a soapy kahki head that fades to a film. Aroma is malt rasins and sugary chocolate molasses. Taste is rasins and molasses with a chocolate bitter finish. Palate is medium and chaulky and finishes dry.
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle thank to NYbeer. Dark red pour, little carbonation and an aroma of boozy cherry and caramel. Flavor is also rich caramel and cherries and very boozy.
bleeng (1591) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JUL 22, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Solid black. Sweet, sugary, viscous nose. Taste is very malty, with lots of chewy caramel and a huge big body. Heavy beer. Alcohol is hidden beneath the sugar and caramel. A sipper.
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 19, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle thanks to Kyle, pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma jumps out of the glass, green grapes, dark fruits and brown sugar. Flavor is sweet caramel and a burnt sugar note with figs and plums in the finish with just a hint of booze. I like it.