DocLock (11236) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2014
Pours dark brown with tan head. Nose was dark fruit, oaky bourbon, yeasty. Tastes complex, rich, with dark malt flavor, oaky bourbon, rye malt, hops, and a very complex flavor and finish. zoucrew102 (2310) - - DEC 1, 2013
Bomber, cellared for approximately 1.5 years. Dark fruit aroma with a bit of sourness and a hint of bourbon. Pours dark brown with a ruby hue and a thin light brown head. Sweet dark fruit flavors with a rich body and coating mouthfeel. Finishes very smooth with the bourbon coming through as beer lingers on your palate. Very good.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone Jerm719 (195) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - OCT 27, 2013
Definatly funky. Sweet candied sugar. Lots of bourbon, oak, plums, more bourbon, brandy. Hint of sourness , barnyard funk. Big, sugary, rich, very complex. ICEatALAMO (1358) - Troy, Michigan, USA - OCT 5, 2013
Bottle. The color is a dark copper color. The aroma has some nice sour notes to it. However the taste is anything but sour, more of a subtle booze. A decent brew for sure.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone madmitch76 (26850) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2013
7th November 2012
TheHOFF43 (2052) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - JUL 26, 2013
Opaque black - brown beer, good tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Smooth bourbon with no real heat or spice, quite fruity and well barrel rounded. A little rye tang in there. Smooth barrel wood and vanilla. Malt cream and a whisper of caramel. It’s all very fresh and fruity and vibrant which makes is very easy drinking indeed. A joy!
Bottle. Pours dark with lasting tan head. Aroma is sweet candied sugar and bourbon. Flavor is everything, wow. Sweet, bourbon, malts...just really awesome. Tons of different flavors, blended together perfectly. wedgie9 (2703) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JUL 16, 2013
Tasted on draft at the 2012 East Nashville Beer Festival. Pours deep, dark mahogany with an average tab head that leaves a thin collar of lace. The nose is sweet caramel, raisin, date, molasses, vanilla, cinnamon, and oak. The flavor is just as complex with all of the same notes from the nose, with some additional roasted bitterness. The body is full with just lighter than average carbonation and a long, very malty and dark fruit finish. WildcardZone (6) - Montana, USA - JUL 9, 2013 does not count
A wonderful Jewbelation and another grand slam for my love of heavy, complex beers!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - JUN 14, 2013
Pours black with a ruby hue when held to the light. Finger length head that dissipates somewhat quickly and leaves a ring of lacing. Nice carbonation which is kind of surprising. Smells of lots of dark fruits like raisin, plums, and figs. Also get some chocolate, oak, tiny bit of whiskey, more bourbon, slight funkiness to it. Not as boozy as I thought, but still some alcohol presence on the nose. Taste is pretty complex. Starts with sweet raisins and chocolate along with some bourbon. Almost get a salty, funky taste. Then the malt comes in and provides more sweetness, as well as breadiness, some nuttiness, oak, still more bourbon. Then the finish is more breadiness and a toast-like quality, tons of dark fruit like more raisins and plums, funkiness, molasses, carmel, definitely some heat from the whiskey. The whiskey takes the place of the bourbon on the finish. Not as much of a mess as I thought it would be, as the flavors meld nicely on the finish as it warms up; however, it is quite cloying. Pretty full body with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Although this is a year old, some age could do this beer some good. Not bad. ericdevin (988) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - JUN 1, 2013
Bottle at 16 Tons Taphouse, part of WBBF. Pours a dark brown, aroma is lacto with dried dark fruit. Body is rich and dense, finish spicy, then fruity, then boozy bourbon sweetness, raisins. Really lovely, another successful blended beer from Shmaltz.