DalzAle (1736) - 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 (1372) - 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 (2162) - 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.
obguthr (3225) - Poquoson, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Molasses and walnut aroma. Mahogany, medium tan head, some lacing. Molasses and fig flavor, a little on the sweet side. A little thistle appears at midpalate. Walnut and charred oak finish. Alcohol fairly well masked, medium bodied. Not quaffable, but makes for a nice sipper with good food pairing potential. Iím thinking brisket. The hoppiest of the Anniversary ales from Shmaltz that Iím working through at the moment. It starts perhaps a touch too sweet and finishes with a bit much char, but itís still a pretty nice rustic brew.
VerticalBaconStrips (1897) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JUN 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The rebrew version. Somewhat put up against against the 11. Deep red brew with a very thin cap. Slightly spicy caramely nose with citrus highlights. Plums, pepper, candy, chocolate, caramel, nectarine, licorice, dirt, prunes, everything - but it works. Good flavour and highly drinkable with hints of alcohol to keep you from chugging it. Cocoa, pepper, tart, slight medicinal stuff, molasses or maybe burnt sugar, light fruit. The taste is decent but nothing all that interesting. Sticky finish with licorice and alcohol. The 11 is much better.
otakuden (1616) - Vero Beach, Alabama, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Appearance: dark browns and dark chocolates. Lovely head of tans and woods. Lace, collar, and some bubbles. Swirls puffy and nicely thick along the sides.
Nose: fudge, brownies, and dates all mixed together in the middle. Brush and twigs in the back, green leaves. Black root, earth, bakers chocolate cinnamon truffle dust. Chocolate covered raisins.
Palate: clean with raisins up front than dry and roasty. Chocolate and cinnamon and truffle powder. Chocolate graham crackers. Bit tart up front, tannic in the back. Of the earth, twiggy, black earth, black roots still covered in dirt. Prunes and chocolate covered raisins. Meaty and chewy over all.
Final Thoughts: itís intriguing how all the Jewbelations share similarities but also are quite different. Like all the Schmaltz beers, I was skeptical at first and ended up loving the Jewbelation 10 and all others before and after.
Cirrhosis (1072) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 21, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Cola brown with no cap just a single sad bubble floating on top. Aroma is mild but yummy, soya sauce , burnt sugar, hints of yummy malt but its hard to find. Taste is the same as aroma yummy but not really there. A spice shows up it taste that complements the burnt sugar, and a mild piney hop that I enjoy. Brew finishes bitter but a sweetness lingers on the tung. Taste is crisp and hints of coffee started to show up towards end of the glass. Good brew!
trevor211 (1187) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 23, 2011
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
On tap at Brouwerís (in 2011). Pours glossy black, with a medium-tan head. Nose is full of mildly burnt brown sugar, dark fruits, some chocolate and vanilla... almost like if you coated a smallish date in cookie dough. Delicious. This may be the best-balanced of the Jewbelations - itís big, thick, and has a full mouthfeel, and while the alcohol is (somewhat) present, it retains a wonderful smoothness and balance that is lost in the later years of this series. Mostly sweet malts (almost like someone ground up a few whoppers and tossed them in here), but thereís a nice bitter roasty note on the finish. Man am I a fan of this beer - itís just unlike anything else, and this is a great vintage.
DuffMan (5190) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 17, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Very dark brown, opaque, medium brown head. First to great the nose is cocoa, followed by a storm of molasses, light aniseed, and foggy fruit. Richly fudgey, burnt sugar, prunes, vanilla, dusty wood, and a bitter hoppy end. The most choclatey of the Jewbel series so far, and once again, delicious!
RCL (2029) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 14, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good dose of cocoa and coffee in the aroma. Flavor has quite a bit of licorice and hints of dark cocoa. Not bad.