dutch23mp (317) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - DEC 31, 2012
I have been getting this every season for several years Jewbelation 10, 11, 12, etc. these guys are a hoot just to make this each year. This one is also pretty exceptional. Will kick your butt and I usually have it on New Years eve. This one is especially tasting of licorice and the Alcohol is pretty hidden. More of a beer soup that pours like motor oil. The brewmasters pull it off once again for palette and taste. I usually get a bottle or two for my Jewish friends for Hanukkah. Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2012
Bottle shared at Chad’s birthday. Brown pour with a small an head. Aroma is chocolate, alcohol, and brown sugar. Taste is booze, caramel, more boze, and spicy chocolate. kp (10881) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
RumRunner101 (918) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
Name: Jewbelation Sweet 16
Date: December 18, 2012
Source: Total Wine, GA
Appearance: opaque dark brown, creany tan head, sudsy lace
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, sweet caramel, light spicyness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, caramel sweetness enrichens the chocolate and brings out a fruity character, touch of roast, light earthyness, gets a tad boozy as it warms
Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
Black pour wit a thick tan head. Aroma is coffee, liquorice, chocolate, booze. Full bodied. Flavours of chocolate, liquorice, chicory, coffee. Alcohol is well hidden for 16%, but does provide some warmth. Finish is booze and liquorice. reebtogi (6341) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 31, 2012
650ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a small white head that leaves very little lacing on the glass. Aroma is light chocolate and brown sugar with a strong dose of alcohol. Taste is a chocolate and malty sweetness with a herbal hoppy bitterness with notes of alcohol burn in the finish. Considering all the malts and hops in this brew, it is not as complex as it should be, it is quite basic in taste and aroma.
chmstryaggie (1) - California, USA - DEC 30, 2012 does not count
Shared this beer during a holiday party. High percentage of alcohol was hidden well. Mora2000 (6158) - McKinney, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Shared at thirdeye11’s birthday party.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a small head. The aroma is full of brown sugar and alcohol. The flavor is more of the same and is pretty much exactly what I remember from previous Jewbelation beers. I get a ton of brown sugar, toffee and caramel, as well as a tremendous amount of booze. Definitely a beer that you only need a few ounces of. hopscotch (11181) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Draft... Pours dark and clear with no head. The aroma is a fruity, caramely jumble of fragrances. Full-bodied and sticky with restrained carbonation. The flavor is painfully sweet, boozy and hearty with a moderately bitter off-flavor that I can’t quite nail down. Metallic finish. How many malt and hop varietals are too many? Oh, about sixteen, I guess. justabeergeek (225) - Albany, New York, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Poured the He’Brew Jewbilation Sweet Sixteen 16th Anniversary Ale into a tulip glass from a 22oz bomber. My bottle is marked as a “Californian Edition,” but with some research I found that this is a label difference only. Pours completely opaque black. Chocolatey brown head with minimal retention (not surprising at 16% ABV). Chocolate, coffee, toffee, caramel in the nose. This beer is an absolute malt bomb; it is a definite sipper. It’s complex and roasty, with lots of coffee, toffee, and caramel notes. There is a definite, expected alcohol burn. Thick and velvety. Definite alcohol burn. Smooth, minimal carbonation (expected when dealing with this big of a beer). Outstanding. I can’t really say much more than that. This is a great beer. CapFlu (5129) - Victoria, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 28, 2012
(650ml bottle) Purchased at Hillside Liquors. Pours a small brown foam head atop a black body. Molasses aroma and bourbon whiskey, burnt brown sugar. Vanilla, wood Oak cask, heavy dark malts and burning alcohol. Last time I had an high ABV beer like this was Avery Beast which polluted my palate for days - this Hebrew beer however is nice. Hidden alcohol behind acres of malt, honey and bitter coffee. This beer is fantastic, absolutely wonderfully concocted. Kudos!
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