Ratman197 (8471) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - DEC 8, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pured a clear dark reddish brown with a lasting tan head. Aromas of rye whiskey, oak, carmel, dates, raisin and light brown sugar. Palate was medium bodied and smooth. Flavors of rye whiskey, oak, toffee, carmel, dates, fig and light vanilla with a smooth lingering rye whiskey finish.
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 30, 2013
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
In short: A sweet, boozy and woody dark ale. Aggressive without class. Just ok.
How: Bottle 12oz, consumed when many months of age.
The look: Near black body with ruby highlights topped by a small beige head.
In long: Nose has some nail polish, sensation of watered down various hard liquors (brandy, cognac, etc.), toasted wood. Taste is a whole mix bag of stuff. I noted toasted rye bread, coconut, a shot of whiskey, a lot of toasted brown sugars, a shot of brandy, dried crunchy caramel, vanilla, dark liquorice, moreÖ I could go on. Not really a complex beer, just lots of flavor elements put together. Alcohol is quite apparent, feels even higher than its 10.5%. This is an very sweet beer, even for a 10% brew. Not sure how to explain this but I this blend version tasted sweeter than some of its higher abv components (I had its individual components before). This is a sweet boozy beer but without the richness and corpulence I expect from a such a beer. Drinkable but not really enjoyable. Iím not gonna close this rating with my usual sarcastic bad taste bad taste comment, no jew stereotype joke this time, because Iím certain if the brewer of this jewish-themed brewery had a dollar for each bad jew stereotype joke he heard he would take all that money and put it in a high interest savings account.
zoucrew102 (282) - - SEP 28, 2013
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Batch no: 2/892 cases. Bottled on 12/1/2010. Bomber. Sweet caramel aroma with dark fruit notes and just a touch of booze. Pours deep chestnut brown with a little bit of light brown head and a bit of lacing. Sweet caramel malt flavor that marries well with the dark fruit notes. Finishes extremely smooth with the sweetness carrying through to the end with just a hint of booze. Delightful.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
shigadeyo (2919) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - AUG 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Shmaltz Barrel Aged Release #3
Batch No. 002; Cases: 892; Bottling Date: 12/1/2010
3/09/2011: HeíBrew Vertical Jewbelation (100% Barrel
Aged Ale ~ A Blend of All Seven Recipes of Jewbelation Aged in Sazerac
6 Year Rye Whiskey Barrels.)... Aroma: Milk chocolate; caramel,
caramel, CARAMEL; vanilla; MOLASSES; a hint of rye - more rye is
apparent when the beer warms. Appearance: Very deep brown color
thatís nearly opaque with ruby highlights; dense dark beige head that
slowly collapses to leave a lasting, frothy crown. Flavor: Deeply
and richly caramelizes malts, chocolate, vanilla, molasses, and a
detectable amount of tasty barrel char; lots of citrusy hops and
bitterness interwoven throughout; alcohol venting in the boozy finish;
moderate, but balanced bitterness overall; slightly dry. Palate:
Full-bodied; creamy and smooth; heavy, but mellow in the mouth.
Overall: Quite tasty and complex; better than 13, but probably not
quite as good as the 9, 10, 11, 12, or 14 were individually; also, how
does one blend 8 beers, the majority of which are greater than 10%
alcohol, age in rye barrels and then end up with a beer that is only
10.5% ABV? Just another thing that makes me go "Hmmm..."
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle (10.5% Alc. by Vol.) from Dutchís in
Cincinnati, OH. Rating #209 for this beer.
EtTuCthulhu (730) - Columbia, Missouri, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
The color is an opaque dark reddish brown color with a large tan head, and the aroma toasted caramel malts, sweet fruit, and a hint of booze. The taste is quite sweet and mildly umami, and the palate combines a thin and slick texture, long finish, soft carbonation, and a full body. As a note, the high alcohol content is VERY well hidden here.
ads135 (2330) - Lawrence, Kansas, USA - JUN 26, 2013
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I keep thinking these beers canít possibly get more complicated. The bourbony spicy textures of the sazerac barrels are pretty apparent. As are the multitude of other flavors, from bread and caramel, to dark fruit and nutmeg.
crossovert (5635) - Illinois, USA - MAY 19, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Oxidation dominates the smell, like wet cardboard. The flavor is a bti fruity, a bit stouty, a bit boozy, a bit oxidized. Not great.
Pinball (10136) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
hebrew vertical shmaltz barrel aged relase #3
roasted malts, slightly fruity aroma
flavor is roasted malts,wood, soy sauce, well composed ,complex, really tasty bourbon.
RobertDale (2601) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - APR 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce shared bottle. Pours dark brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, rye, molasses, and caramel. Taste is roasted malt, molasses, rye, dark fruit, and dark chocolate. Complex. Very good.
ericdevin (464) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 8, 2013
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle from Corvallis Brew Supply via Phil. Jewbelations 8-14. Pours a medium brown, nose is effing huge. Lots of booze, and while this is rye-aged, I get more of a bourbon-like sweetness. Medium body, finish is also remarkable, little warming to be displayed. Barrels come back at finish, but not overly so, barely hinting at rye. Really well-done.
elgiacomo (744) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - MAR 13, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
22oz bottled December 1, 2010. Over 2 years old. Served at cellar temperature. Purchased from the beer cellar at Beverage World.
Pours very dark brown to black with a two finger brown head that settles to a small creamy cap and leaves a bit of lacing behind.
On the aroma, the whiskey hits you first and foremost, really nice, then itís just layers of malt complexity, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, oak, coffee, toffee, overripe dark fruits of dates, figs, plums and raisins, some sinus-clearing alcohol. Excellent strength.
Flavor is amazing. Whiskey, vanilla and oak, dates, figs, plums, chocolate, coffee, molasses, fairly sweet, moderate bitterness, still some alcohol heat on the finish. Very complex and rich.
Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, sticky, creamy, good carbonation.
Very complex, flavorful, aromatic and enjoyable. Will need to snag at least one more bottle to tuck away for a while longer.