Jokes (1453) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 21, 2006
Dark, hazy garnet brown. Thick, tightly packed tan head. The aroma is surprisingly malty, with the 10 hop varieties taking a back seat to the thick malt. Sweet cocoa, caramel, oily nuts, toasted bread, some light, ripe fruit, roasted coffee beans, molasses and some light licorice. Surprisingly well hidden alcohol is in there somewhere, but it’s hard to find. This is thick and full and drinks like a porter more so than anything else. The carbonation is fantastic, with great tiny, soft bubbles exploding all over the place with just a hint of a tingle. The flavor is more of the same: big malty maltiness. Sweet and chewy, the malt clearly dominates but the hops finally show up and offer some pine and earthy bitterness to keep this from becoming cloying. All told, I was pretty happy with this beer. All the malts are quite tasty and the hops add just enough balance. But the sweet, roasted malt is just downright enjoyable. Easily the best Jewbelation beer yet. JMFG (1587) - Florida, USA - NOV 19, 2006
Poured a very dark brown color that looks black in the glass. Aroma is of chocolate and roasted malts. Flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, and a little sweetness behind it all. Not very hoppy. Palate is silky for a 10% beer. A nice platform for roasty, chocolate flavors. edden (925) - cow- lumbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2006
11/18/06: Bottle. rajendra82 (1093) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Black body with a thick, creamy, deep almond colored head. Lace clings to glass. Nose is dry hopped. Hoppy flavor followed by a touch of sweet caramel malts. Finish is bitter and also slightly sour.
I guess the Genesis 10:10 wasn’t enough for Scmaltz’s celebration of their 10th anniversary, so they’ve released this second 10 themed beer. This one is part of the annual “Jewbelation” releases that are getting progressively stronger with ABV matching the year. This was also picked up in a 22 oz. bomber. When poured into a goblet, I was surprised by the dark color. It was quite a deep shade or red, with a tan colored head that was two fingers thick. The pour was easily mistaken initially to be like a Porter, until I held it against strong light, when the translucent body made it more readily evident to be a Strong Ale. The aroma was full of dry fruits, floral hops, and a light dusting of cocoa powder. The taste revealed similar qualities until the high alcoholic strength dried and heated up the palette, and hop bitterness came through in the finish. Quite young, and therefore somewhat brash, this could use a year or four in the cellar before really hitting its stride. Well done, and may you stick around for many more years to come. sersdf (1020) - chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2006
very very deep brown, light brown head, dissipated quickly to a thin layer with bubbly islands. aroma very interesting. suggests porter/brown ale. chocolate, sweet malt, some dark fruit undertones. taste is immediately bad. i got this because zeswaft rated a hebrew beer well. narf. starts and ends poorly. sort of sour, infected front end, metallic/alcoholic finish. in between is some smoked porter/chocolate character. bah. just so many off tastes and a miserable aftertaste.
DYCSoccer17 (3697) - Woodland, California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
22 ounce bottle purchased at BevMo in Natomas, CA. Aroma is very nice with hints of chocolate, tobacco, dried fruits, some sweet notes as well. Some licorice is definitely present later on, which is rahter noticeable. Lightly medicinal, and lightly ethanolic. Initial aroma rocks, but the more I quaff, the less appealing it becomes. Mildy transparent dark dark mahogany body, with a small, quickly dissipating tan head. Lacing is very slight. Wish there was better head retention and lacing. <upon re-pour, the lacing and head retention improves> This has potential to be a gorgeous beer. Starts with lots of dried raisiny fruits and lots of tobacco. Turns a little sweeter with some chocolate notes, then becomes more licorice-like. Finishes with more chocolatey roastiness along with some more tobacco flavors later. Lightly hopped, heavily malted. Just some mild spiced hops late. This is very flavorful, and right up my alley in terms of what I like. A very good, flavorful, malty beer. Oh by the way, the 10% ABV is clandestine. ABUSEDGOAT (2759) - California, USA - NOV 17, 2006
Black pour with a large light tan head and excellent lacing and retention. Seriously it looks like a stout or porter. Aroma is very fruit y hops with pine and also caramel and chocolate malts. Fairly sweet finish although some roast sneaks in, alcohol is barely there but detectable. Creamy mouthfeel. It’s pretty tasty, it’s a strange take on the style. Something feels off though. riversideAK (6261) - Shoreline, Washington, USA - NOV 16, 2006
The beer pours a dark dark brown/almost black with a velvetty head that takes quite a while to dissipate. It essentially looks like a porter and tastes like a porter. Apparently there are ten malts and ten hops in this beer, but for the most part, I taste mocha and ethanol. This beer is actually extremely similar to Stone Double Bastard. Overall, nothing makes this beer stand out, as it is not really good, nor is it really bad, antzman (316) - Clarksville, Indiana, USA - NOV 16, 2006
Bottle. Pours a dark brown with a lofty tan head. The aroma is malt heaven, with chocolate, roasted malts, and then a twinge of the piney hops comes through. The flavor is interesting. There is so much balance between all the malts and all the hops, they almost cancel each other out. As the beer warms, a lot more character comes through. Dark fruit, chocolate, but then some citrusy hops to finish. Almost too complex, but excellent nonetheless. ehhdayton (1188) - USA - NOV 14, 2006
Pours a deep dark brown with a huge tan head. The aroma has malty qualities of toastedness, some dark fruit, caramel, chocolate, and roastedness. There is also hoppish aromas of pine. The flavor has a strong roasted quality with some dark fruit, chocolate, and a bit of hoppish bitterness. Nice moderate roastedness at the finish.