48FanInCali (747) - 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.
Sammy (8912) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle from Capone’s and pricey. Some bubbles rather than a head on a dark body. A mild raison aroma. Raison is significant on taste, overpowering the chile in the home stretch. Dangerously drinkable but not for everybody.
DSG (6329) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Dark brown color, almost black, with a bit of light brown foam. Big aroma of bourbon, vanilla, coconut, dark chocolate, caramel and some nuts. Sweet flavor with malt, chocolate, vanilla, coconut, oak, caramel, dark fruits and a slightly spicy finish with a bit of alcohol. Nice full and rounded mouthfeel. Very good.
artmcd8 (1780) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 14, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On tap at fobab. One of my favorites from the night. Pours a medium brown without much head. Aromas of vanilla, cinnamon, bourbon, slight pepper. Taste was bourbon sweetness with a slightly spicy finish to it. Medium body. Medium low carb.
Dfonorow (1600) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 13, 2014
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ FoBAB 2014. Pour is deep brown with a small white lacing that fades quickly. Aroma and flavor of dark pitted fruit, vanilla bean, cinnamon, slight vegetables, and raisin. Finish is spicy with some bourbon coming through.
phaleslu (6807) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared by brew3crew - thanks again, Jason! Pours a hazy amber-brown color with no head. Notes of cinnamon, brown sugar, raisin, chocolate, vanilla, caramel, oak, oatmeal, and very light earth, with just the faintest suggestion of chile spice. Comes across somewhere between an oatmeal raisin cookie or a cinnamon roll. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a sweet, smooth, lightly spiced mouthfeel. Fun beer.
DrSilverworm (6938) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 10, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12.7oz bottle, split with brew3crew and co. Hazy brown, slight red color. Minimal ring of off-white head. The description was making me think oatmeal cookie, and the flavor... Really a lot like oatmeal cookie. Looks like that’s what they were going for, based off the description. Whoa, but this is 13.7%??? Damn, well-done. Moderate sweet taste, light bit of tannic, a very light bit of spicy taste, and a very acceptable amount of mild heat in the finish, just a touch of a bite. Bigger body, good full kind of creamy texture, lightly dry, very light slick. Very fun stuff, a treat to try.
andrewje41 (648) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Corked bottle, split pour. Pours a darker brown color with a sweet dark fruit and bourbon aroma. A ton of brown sugar, maple, raisin and dark fruits flavor, in that order. From strongest to weakest. Smooth sweet, transitioning flavor all throughout. Well hidden alcohol. Present bourbon, yet super easy to drink. Solid beer here.
jsnicholas (241) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - DEC 7, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12.7oz $17). Dark brown with light brown head. Aroma was sweet bourbon. Taste was strong raisin and bourbon. Kind of sticky and somewhat sweet. Slight taste of the chili too.
hackobock (1713) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 4, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
November 8, 2014. Bottle at VilleValla Pub. Clear dark brown/deep red with a minimal tan head. Aroma is caramel, bourbon, raisins, dark fruits, cinnamon and alcohol notes. Taste is medium sweet bourbon, caramel and raisins. Finish is sweet dried fruits, caramel green pepper with some chili heat and warming alcohol. Smooth oily, medium bodied with average carbonation.
Dr_Fellini (536) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2014
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Raisin bread aged in bourbon barrels. Enough said. Haha. Bottle to glass. Deep brown color with a medium brown head. Aroma is sweet, milky, raisins, dark fruits, bourbon, vanilla. Flavor is a big bourbon, vanilla, dark fruits, molasses. Medium to heavy body with a creamy mouthfeel. Lingering bourbon, vanilla, sweet malts, dark fruits. Fantastic!