sebletitje (9955) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 23, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bouteille, part du vertical pack 2010.
Couleur acajou/cuivre, mousse est crémeuse un peu café au lait.
Au nez, le houblons e fait deja un peu plus présent que sur la version 8. Note de fruits noirs, avec du malt et caramel. Une fine note de réglisse se dégage.
En bouche, je note le côté fruit noirs, malt et caramel avec une présence du houblon qui donne un fini légèrement amer. Réglisse semble aussi donner au palais un aspect de menthe fraîche en bouche qui est suivit par du malt grillé et des fruits.
Ce qu’il faut retenir de cette bière c’est que elle a été re-brassée pour le pack anniversaire et donc on retrouve une Jewbilation 9 quasi neuve au lieu de 5 ans d’age.
RyanMM (416) - Ferndale, Michigan, USA - JAN 12, 2011
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz, from Jewbelation vertical pack.
Pours opaque, nearly black, quite full head. Nose is chocolate, roast, a bit of coffee, some dark fruit, mild resiny hops. I had Eight last night, yet it’s hard to remember what that tasted like, but this seems different enough, a bit more to the chocolatey and roasty side and I think even tastier than the Eight. This is a damn good brew. Sweet, savory, thick, creamy, nice coffee-like bitter on the finish. I can see this one cellaring nice for a year or two.
TheHulk (486) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
This has a strong armoa of quite dark malts, and a lot of them. It reminds me of someone needing to go out for food ’cuz this is going to be one looong sparge... just a hint of coffee in there. Pours with a really nice thick creamy foam head, it’s quite thick and oily, though as it poured I could see it was quite clear. Taste as thick and as sweet as you’d expect from the smell, there is a real tartness in the end of it like licorice but without the accompanying flavour, quite a bit of hops then. The components are quite in balance with eachother, leaves a definite thick sweet % taste, cofee-ish malts, then the hops just keep on hangin’ on....
presario (4916) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 10, 2011
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
2010 vertical pack. Minimal head on dark brown. Not as thick looking or frothy as the 8th. Thinner scent but more alcohol in the nose. Swirling brings out dark malt, molasses and spice. Flavour is strong than advertised by the scent. An intriguing sourness in the finish and lots of licorice root and molasses bitterness. A hint of charcoal in the aftertaste. A lot going on in a short span. Strong alcohol throughout. Tasty but not something I want a lot of. Mainly comes across like a thick backwoods beer and bark concoction.
msojka (457) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pour is black with a light red glow, with a slightly darker head than the 8, more of a light tan head. Nose is malty and roasty and though I feel like there should be more its rather simple. Overall much more mellow than than 8, in taste and palate without changing all that much.
Dfonorow (2216) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 6, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours extremely dark brown with a slight red hue and a thin off-white head. Aroma is of darker malts, not that sweet and not as alcoholic as other strong ales. Flavor is a tad on the sharp side at first but transitions into a much smoother bitter roasty finish. Quite mellow for the ABV.
illinismitty (2271) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - JAN 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from the rebrewed gift pack. Pours a dark coloa brown with a khaki head. Aroma of dark sugary malts and plummy fruit. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Flavor of caramel, chocolate, and nutty malts countered by a spicy bitterness. Tannins and alcohol on the finish.
phaleslu (10018) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 27, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz. bottle as part of the Vertical Jewbelation pack, purchased from Wine and Cheese Place. Pours a deep cola brown with a finger-thick tan head that sticks for quite a while. Aroma of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, earth, toasted brown sugar, ash, and root beer. Flavor of bitter dark chocolate, lots of roasted malts, molasses, earth, burnt wood, toasted brown sugar, and cola syrup. Medium-bodied, with medium carbonation and a rich, roasty mouthfeel. This one is an improvement over the Eighth, for sure.
trevor211 (1681) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Brouwers, one of the "Chosen Bars." Pours black with a red tinge when held to light. Creamy, dense tan head. Sweeter nose than the rest, with fruits and some cola. This is almost a milder angel’s share. A bit too sweet, and missing some complexity.
jredmond (8120) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 26, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at RNH listed as Shmaltz 9th Anniversary - so Im assuming that this is the correct beer. Pours a clear, reddish brown body with a light brown head and lacing. Aroma is sour fruit and wood. Mouthfeel is full bodied with tart, sour fruits, vinous, woody, and some roasted malts.