BeerandBlues2 (14018) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle shared by Maniac at the Irish Chanukah tasting. Pours clear dark tawny with a medium, fizzy light tan head, medium-short retention with light lacing. Aroma is heavy caramel malt, light chocolate notes, dates, figs, and plums with light spicy alcohol and earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with medium hops and bitterness, smokiness and some peat notes, dark fruity esters and a sweet finish. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation. Butters (4062) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Sampled at the Irish Hanukkah Tasting. Sampled in line with the other ones from the vertical collection box. Clear brown with good dark tan head. Sweet plum and raisin, molasses, caramelized brown sugar, woodiness, and a surprising amount of bitterness. Despite being so sweet, this one really dries the palate out quite a bit. kopher (593) - New York, USA - FEB 28, 2012
is this really 6 years old? just found at whole foods...
lots of stuff in aroma, prunes and alcohol and roast and vanilla. fairly sweet, thick and syrupy and flat. this has a lot of good stuff throughout, and the alcohol is well-hidden, but could be better balanced. Aurelius (5651) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Rich, pruney malt aroma with an alcohol punch. Dark brew with a one-finger, beady, light tan head. OK label. Chalky, cocoa, dark stewed fruits, prominent alcohol on the backend. In spite of 10 hops and 10 malts, this isn’t the most complex of beers, but it is a really good sippin’ brew -- especially on a dank night. Finishes out with some moderate roast, wood and a good hoppiness, the body is a bit starchy. Market Square Liquors - I think they broke this out of the Hanukkah pack as singles. pintbypint (3922) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 31, 2012
355ml brown bottle. Black pour, tan head with streaky lace. Nose has some sweetness, light alcohol, some fruitiness. Taste has moderate bitterness, dark fruits, chewy malts. Finish is chewy with some hop taste and bitterness. Full bodied, good carbonation. Mellow ale that has some barleywine attributes, has held up well with age.
patricks110 (2787) - Alberta, CANADA - JAN 24, 2012
A bit weak in comparison to the rest of the Jewbelations I’ve had. The pour is dark brown wtih a thick and creamy beige head. The nose is overly sweet with nice notes of hop and roasted malts. The taste is too sweet with a bit of a lactose afertaste. A nice roast and an overall nutty malt. Also picking up notes of coffee, burnt malts, chocolate and earth. A thick and surprisingly creamy taste. poisoneddwarf (2688) - Coeur d’ Alene, Idaho, USA - JAN 13, 2012
12 oz bottle from the holiday sampler pack. 5-6 years old. This was the "Mystery Jewbelation" included in the 8-pack. Pours opaque dark brown with a thin beige head that holds for a couple of minutes before it collapses into a ring of big-bubbly foam. Aroma is powerfully pungent--highly boozy, woody, raisins, Australian black licorice, molasses. Taste is very sweet (could get cloying) with a bitter finish. Carbonation is average, mouthfeel is oily, body is huge. Although I didn’t care for the smell of this beer--it was too overbearing--the taste more than made up for it. As much of a sipper as the 15 was. timfoolery (1126) - California, USA - NOV 25, 2011
On tap at the Grad in late 2010. I felt this one, as well as the 11 and 12 were the best offerings of this series. Good licorice, chocolate, and smoky notes after being aged out about 5 years. flatmatt (1627) - Northville, Michigan, USA - AUG 20, 2011
12 oz bottle. Pours extremely deep brown to black with a light tan head. Cocoa and dark fruit aromas, molasses with some hops as well. Flavor has some cocoa, coffee, touch of smoke, molasses, against a background of nonspecific hops. Kind of a light take on an imperial stout; this doesn’t quite seem like a 10% beer. portableparty (2398) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - AUG 16, 2011
Bottle to snifter. Pours dark brown with a soapy kahki head that fades to a film. Aroma is malt rasins and sugary chocolate molasses. Taste is rasins and molasses with a chocolate bitter finish. Palate is medium and chaulky and finishes dry.