48FanInCali (720) - California, USA - AUG 19, 2012
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2012 Dark pour with razor thin off white head. Nose was one of the best for my tastes with super over the top coconut, spices, and dark fruit. Taste is also heavy on coconut but the base beer shines through nicely with dark fruit and raisins. Judgement Day is one of my favorite LA regulars and I am a huge fan of strong coconut flavors in bourbon barrel aged beers. This was a home run for me.
MrFecesious (950) - British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle share, thanks GothGargoyle! Deep dark hazy brown. Aroma of raisin, vanilla, bourbon, and sweet cinnamon. Taste is outstanding dry spice sweetness. Palate is a clean, sharp dryness. Unbelievable mask of 13.7%.
GothGargoyle (1165) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is raisins, chocolate, brown sugar, bourbon, dates, cinnamon. Medium-full bodied, sweet and fruity on the palate, lightly spicy finish. Taste is brown sugar, cinnamon, raisins, chocolate, well integrated spicy notes. Delicious.
blipp (6072) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours deep amber with a beige head. Faint roasted malts, some chocolate and caramel malty sweetness, light spicy notes, coconut?, and some faint boozy notes. Pretty good.
Rastacouere (6126) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 24, 2014
2.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
A quickly fading beige head fades over the dull dark brown pour. Fruity and spicy, heady nose. Rich and supremely sweet offering reminiscent of the nutmeg and cinnamon raisin French Toast I had for breakfast, but add a melted chocolate and chili bar in there. Oatmealy texture, chewy and cakey. It does not burn the palate from the get go, but quickly warms you up and that alcohol pairs with the chilies. Minty, coconut and vanilla hints contribute more than a little credibility to the statement that this is one complex beast, but the heat is a bit annoying and the Judgment Day’s usual inviting fruitiness is lost in there. One thing is for sure, in spite of its sojourn in a bourbon barrel, it has not lost much body. Ironically, this is one beer that you would tend to want to roll over your tongue to explore its multi-faceted flavors, but the burn makes you swallow promptly and you end up drinking it faster than you’d have thought. Guess they call that drinkability. In the end, there are too many ideas thrown into that bottle for it to create an ensemble you would want to visit frequently.
Damico (2562) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2014
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours thick dark raisin amber with a sandy colored head. Phenomenal aroma of dark fruit, brown sugar, and sweet perfumey booze. Flavor brings sweet brown sugar and the impression of rum and dark fruit from the sweet raisins. So smooth for the 13.7 ABV!
tectactoe (1722) - Michigan, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle: Deep, deep brown; appears nearly black in the glass with a ruby glaze to it. Sizable, foamy tan head slowly settles to a chunky film & ring. Aroma has big notes of creamy milk chocolate, whiskey, woody vanilla, & a lovely, sweet cinnamon candy spice. Hints of dark fruit & roast as well. I can definitely see the "oatmeal cookie" vibe in the aroma. Lots of barrel presence on the palate. Big time whiskey soaked wooden staves, warming the throat & lightly tannic on the tongue. Raisin is more dominant with a huge, malty underbody. Dark cacao, roast, faint vanilla, star anise, & bourbon. Cinnamon is not as present, but can be found if you try hard enough. Some chili warmth in the aftertaste is noticeable & compounds with the heft & booziness of the beer to spark a huge warming sensation all the way down to your belly. Possibly a little over carbonated, a little prickly & tannic at times, but not a huge hinderance. Overall, a pretty nice beer with lots going on. Definitely feeling the warmth of this one.
kathouse (998) - Nevada, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep red with a spoiled raisin and plum body. Deep red fruits marry with a natural yeast flavor. Sweet and unique.
John25 (466) - Middletown, New Jersey, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Cherry brown. Aroma is chocolate covered bourbon soaked raisins. The taste brings out some cherry and cinnamon notes. The carb is a little too high for my taste but it doesn't detract from the flavor. Very complex and interesting. Great brew
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conway (1397) - - AUG 21, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Dark ruby with a thin off white head. Aroma is raisin, bourbon barrel, vanilla and raisin. Taste adds raisin bread, cinnamon and a hint of pepper. Slightly thin and very sticky. Very very tasty.
Habanero (2575) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - AUG 16, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottled. Pours hazy, mahogany with medium sized beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, wood, bourbon, spices and over ripe fruits. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with some chili notes and alcohol. Full bodied, syrup texture and flat carbonation. A very nice an complex Quad.