Friday, December 3, 2010
Shmaltz He'brew Jewbelation 10 (Monumental)
Continuing with the box set of Shmaltz He'brew Jewbelation beer and celebrating Hanukkah, I moved on to the Jewbelation 10 (Monumental). The beer pours a black color with a frothy white head. The aroma consists of a good helping of chocolate with some toasted malts, raisins, and light hops. The taste is smooth and creamy (surprisingly) with plenty of coffee and dark and dry chocolate and a good hop balance that quickly dissolves into an alcohol bite that doesn't overwhelm the tongue. The toasted malts linger on the tongue in the after taste. Matching the alcohol content to the number, the alcohol content is 10.0% ABV. I think this beer one-upped the 8 and 9 by providing a much smoother drinking beer despite the alcohol content and has a wonderful dry and dark chocolate finish that dances on the tongue.