magsinva (1250) - Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2013
Bottle - I feel like the alcohol got away from them on this one. It’s one thing to be 16%, but it’s another to taste that way. Meh. ronaldtheriot (1932) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - OCT 13, 2013
He’brew Jewbilation Sweet 16 has pretty much no head, but there is a slight bit of cream colored foam at the top. The appearance is very dark brown, with a few visible bubbles shooting up. The aroma is very strong- alcohol, caramel, prunes, dark cherries, and overall dark malt. Flavor is of all those elements, and one picks up a dark bread crust, dark brown sugar, and even some bitterness to balance the rich sweetness. Mouthfeel is medium and chewy, with some alcohol burn and carbonation prickle. He’brew Sweet 16 finishes semi-dry, sweet, rich, and tasty. But, drinkability is low and poor. Overall, this is most excellent, but one might find it too intense to enjoy. RJT Metalchopz (3384) - Cantley, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 12, 2013
Single from the LCBO. Pours a dark brown colour with a little ruby highlights. Nice light brown coloured head, foamy, decent retention, but low lacing. Loads of dark fruits (raisins, plums, prunes) with notes of chocolate, nuts and light alcohol. This last one is well-hidden though in the mouthfeel. Again, lots of dark fruits in the taste with some molasses and hints of burnt malt, caramel and licorice. Lots going here, so if you like dark fruits, you will really like this one. Beerman6686 (6607) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2013
This poured a murky brown with a small beige Jess. Aroma was toffee, caramel, and booze. Flavor was similar, way too sweet and boost to be enjoyable. brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - SEP 29, 2013
Pours dark as night with a half finger head of a mocha colored head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thin ring of lacing. Smells of cocoa, roasted malts, lots of dark fruit like raisin and plum, molasses, and brown sugar. Taste starts with lots of roasted milk chocolate and sweetness. Getting a dark fruit presence as well. The middle brings more roastiness, as well as molasses and toffee and more dark fruit characteristics. Getting a spiciness from the hops. Already getting the booze. The finish is milk chocolate, tiny hint of vanilla, dark fruits, grapes, and roasted malts combine with tons of sweet molasses, toffee, and brown sugar. Definitely get an astringent hop bitterness with an earthy, grassy flavor to go along with the sweet chocolate and dark fruits. A vinous quality to it. Also dry on the finish. Really boozy with a big warming sensation as it goes down. Full body with a creamy and sticky mouthfeel. Not as much of a mess as I thought it would be. This beer is not a lost cause. Just a huge, intense beer that would really benefit from some age. Could be a really nice beer 2 years down the road.
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chester, Virginia, USA - SEP 29, 2013
11/17/2012. 22 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a tan head. aromas of roasted malt, dried fruit, alcohol, spice and caramel. Chocolate flavors, alcohol present, caramel and sweet fruit. Alcohol burn on the finish. italianjohn (3133) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Deep brown pour with a thin off white head looks thick .... Aroma of caramel malts, light roasted malts, dark fruits and some chocolate malts .... Taste is of caramel, chocolate and roasted malts, dark fruits, bitter hops .... Mouthfeel is thick and oily ... Finish is dry with a light bitter bite and warming booze .... Abv semi hidden well considering 16% JHeath99 (1678) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - SEP 9, 2013
Bottle. pours opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of dates, raisins, and roasted malts and coffee. Taste of intense chocolate at first then smoothing out to a more boozy finish. Suttree (6385) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 7, 2013
A boozy, sticky sweet mess. Almost impossible to drink more than a few sips, let alone finish. Terrible in every possible way. mcberko (17820) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 24, 2013
22 oz. bottle, pours a near-black with a medium tan / light brown head. Aroma brings out loads of treacle toffee, molasses, caramel and a little booze. Flavour brings out loads of molasses, a little treacle toffee, roasted malt, and some burnt notes. This is rather decadent and amazingly well-rounded, surprisingly -- since the last few Jewbelations have been cloyingly sweet messes. This one, however, is not sweet at all, with a highly roasted, dry and somewhat treacly finish. Really good stuff.