48FanInCali (493) - 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.
dreadnord (997) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 10, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark dark brown but pools into black with zero head. The nose is as they intended. Oatmeal raisin cookies. Vanilla, raisins, cinnamon, nutmeg, dates, light chocolate. The taste is high sweet and low bitter with a sweet aftertaste. The texture is soft and smooth with some nice alcohol warming and a small bite in the back of the throat from the chili. The body is heavy with a long finish.
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dcschiller (1994) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2013
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a dark mahogany color with a tan head. Aroma is cinnamon, chili, and light bourbon. Taste is sweet with plenty of spice. Smooth and slick. Really fantastic.
tcane7 (810) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle courtesy of Vincent. Pours a deep black with little head. Nose of cinnamon, vanilla, bourbon. Taste like a snickerdoodle but I get the oatmeal cookie comparison. I didn’t get much of the heat or pepper flavor. But this is really delicious. Thanks for sharing Vin
PhillyCraft (1975) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 7, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle with bill and tom, pours purple black with light head. Aromas and taste of oatmeal cookie, vanilla bean, booze, barrel, subdued chili, bourbon and hops. Medium body, Lots of flavor. As it warmed the pepper and heat came out. Lots of cinnamon stick and ginger bread, heat creeps. Awesome.
brystmar (458) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - APR 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like a cinnamon chocolate stout. Seriously, cinnamon galore!
Kinda flat, but that's ok. This tastes like a cinnamon-sugar churro. Seriously. And I fucking love churros.
hopscotch (8217) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle... This beer rocks!... Brown pour with a mahogany hue and a small, quickly dissipating, off-white head. The aroma is a lush blend of Amaretto, milk chocolate, fresh-sticky vanilla beans and a fantastic, but not overbearing, cinnamon component. Full-bodied and creamy with tickling carbonation. The flavor is a wonderful swirl of sweet chocolate, coconut and roasted pistachios with plenty of cinnamon and vanilla in the finish. Nothing not to love here!
50belair (1335) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Dark brown pour with a fleeting white head. Cinnamon and vanilla nose. Kinda watery with muted chilled, cinnamon, and vanilla lowlights.
Ibrew2or3 (5777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle pours with a light mahogany hued body that supports a thin tan head of foam. The aroma offers up cinnamon, molasses, ginger and chocolate with a solid ginger bread cookie sensation too. The taste is very Christmas like with cinnamon covered ginger bread cookie. It then gets into some coconut and bourbon booze notes into the finish. Nice stuff.
illidurit (1629) - Santa Cruz, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at the Santa Cruz boxset tasting. Aroma is basically apple cinnamon oatmeal. Flavor is massive cinnamon/goldschlager with a mild chili zestiness. Too heavy on the spice.
daknole (7204) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JAN 27, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour, small head. I get lots of spice, cinnamon, peppers, bourbon, toasted oak, a hint of licorice. vanilla shows int he flavor with some spice cake and cookies. Good!