beerbaaron (1284) - Arizona, USA - NOV 3, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours light black with frothy creamy light brown head, lasting with lace. Aroma is dessert-like; cinnamon, chocolate, light sweet roast. Cinnamon predominates. Flavor is much the same, cocoa and cinnamon, some vanilla. Medium body. Semi dry semi sweet cinnamon finish.
MarinEvelyn (560) - Wisconsin, USA - NOV 3, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma..malt, dark fruit. Fairly sweet. raisin, cocoa.
Ohh, taste is unexpected but wonderful. Cinnamon, cocoa. Very smooth, medium body, nice balance.
pintbypint (2649) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
650ml brown bottle. Dark brown pour, big creamy beige cap. Nose has chocolate, vanilla and cinnamon. Taste has cocoa, caramel and chocolate malt, vanilla, bit of hops. Chocolate malt in the finish with light bitterness and spice and a bit of lingering hops. Nice spiced brown ale.
AirForceHops (3303) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz. bottle purchased at Julio’s Liquors. Dark brown color with lasting head. Nose is as advertised, chocolate, cinnamon and vanilla. Flavor is mostly the same with Large amounts of vanilla in the finish. I don’t say this often but It is too sweet, on the border of cloying. No... It is cloying, way too touch vanilla. Body is medium with a lingering vanilla bean in the finish.
Glouglouburp (6078) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
In short: A fun burgundy beer with fresh cocoa beans, fresh vanilla beans and fresh many things. Highly drinkable for the style.
How: Bottle 22oz, consumed 9 months after the beer release.
The look: Mostly clear burgundy body topped by a medium beige head with medium retention.
In long: Nose is cocoa beans, some vanilla, spicy notes. Taste figs, cocoa beans, chocolate covered dates, molasses cookies, peanut butter, caramel, fruity notes, a mild ‘hot’ spiciness along with cinnamon. Caramel in the comeback. Funny thing is the beer never feels sweet despite most of the flavors being of the sweet-related genre. Body is oily and with a relaxed carbonation. Very similar to its sister beer from Terrapin Beer Company and I suspect it is the exact same recipe. However I found this Shmaltz to be less ‘energetic’ than my Terrapin bottle, everything felt a bit toned down. A collaboration beer to help raise funds for bone cancer research, a noble cause for a terrible disease, all fatal diseases are terrible, except for Alzheimer, Alzheimer is awesome, you can watch The Sixth Sense every day and enjoy a great movie ending every day.
pdx77 (1390) - Oregon, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
From bottle. Dark brown color. Aroma of cinnamon, vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is cinnamon, dark chocolate, lightly roasted malt, hint of vanilla cola. Finishes with a spiced dark chocolate aftertaste. Cocoa lingers.
Fritz123 (1033) - Boca Raton, Florida, USA - OCT 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at the Sybarite Pig in Boca Raton, Fl. Snifter. Dark pour with thin white head. Aroma of cocoa, vanilla, roasted malts and spices. Taste is similar with a thick, malty presence. Cocoa, caramel, dark chocolate, vanilla and a spices. Thick body. Creamy mouth and a pleasant spicy finish.
alexanderj (3319) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle; poured a dark cola brown with a khaki head. Aroma of cocoa, caramel and cinnamon. Strong cinnamon and vanilla; veggies, cocoa and caramel. Good stuff
daknole (9226) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 27, 2013
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 8/20
Brown pour, small beige head. Flavors are quite weird. Cough syrup, herbs and a strong chocolate flavor. Not very good. Too weird for me..,sweet, vegetal...meh.
Ron (2595) - Rochester, New York, USA - SEP 16, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a large beige head. Aroma of roast, chocolate, hints of cinnamon and great vanilla. Taste is cocoa nibs, and roast. Thick-bodied with a smooth texture and light prickly mouth-carbonation. The alcohol is well hidden, but warming. Schmaltz Reunion ’12 finishes with some cocoa bitterness. Truely a desert beer.