iowaherkeye (2695) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle at LA. Clear medium dark red and a one finger beige head, low retention. Big bourbon cinnamon vanilla nose. Dark fruits and sweet caramel toffee also present. Flavor follows, not super sweet, actually. Lots of bourbon, some chili heat does rise in the back of the throat. Dry finish, bitterness at a 2. Alcohol heat let’s you know it’s strong. Full body, low carbonation. Very very tasty. 8-4-9-4-17
demmbonz (578) - Erin, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 26, 2014
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle to chalice. Dark ruby pour with a creamy head that grows for a while and then fades into a sizeable ring. Dark fruits and sweetness. Mild cinnamon and chile on the finish. Lots of barrel yum. Smooth mouth.
MrChopin (3428) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 26, 2014
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
[ Keg ][ 2oz ][ @FOBAB ][ ][ Tumbler ][ 11.15.14 ]
Murky chestnut, red with light beige ring. Coconut and marshmallow oxidation, considerable heat. Sticky flavor, ultra sugar with light cardboard and coconut mid, stale through the papery date end, ultra fizzy carbonation.
snoworsummer (2337) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - NOV 25, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft at Barrel Republic. Pours rich deep brown with a fizzy beige head. Smells like astringent alcohol, rich raisin, woody, earthy, lots of dark fruit. Tastes like sweet cinnamon sugar, strong booze, and dark fruits.
PartyFowle (57) - - NOV 25, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle into a tulip. Fizzy as soda -- the bubbles pop away after just a few seconds. The liquid below is the darkest purple. Bourbon is easily the most pronounced aromatic, though a swirl does throw off smooth cocoa, vanilla bean, raisin and a dash of sharp cinnamon. Maybe a subtle teriyaki note as well. In the flavor, we get a little more of the dark fruits Judgment Day is known for, along with pronounced whiskey flavor and big, peppery alcohol. The problem is the carbonation level -- it’s extremely high, fizzing up with every small movement. Really get in the way of the enjoyment of this beer.
WillRunForBeer (802) - Massachusetts, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by AirForceHops, thanks Chris! Pours murky brown with a beige head. Aroma is big on bourbon, some chocolate, raisin, a touch of chili. Flavor is molasses and chocolate and chili and cinnamon. Moderately sweet cinnamon on the finish.
AirForceHops (3436) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
375 thanks to BOLTZ7555, thanks Jason! Deep brown color with low Co2. Aroma is nice subtle bourbon, spiced holiday cake and indeed raisins. Some sugar. Flavor is similar to a liquid raisin cookie the brewer was shooting for. The cinnamon and chili heat comes through right after the end of the sip. The alcohol flavor is here only in the way of warming sensation with the mild spicy kick. Body is fuller and chewy. I really like it... Real nice brew.
AdamJackson (2802) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - NOV 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice pop of the cork on this one. 375ML thanks AirForceHops for sharing and enjoyed in a snifter slightly child. Pours thick with a raisin colored reddish body, not head to speak of but had some carbonation. Nose is very herbal with some holiday cakes and cookies, cinnamon and egg nog and other dark fruits. Very thick and viscous this has a lot of body, nice carbonation mouthfeel. The cinnamon and raisin and whiskey are hugely dominant with a lot of sweet burnt caramelized sugar taste and sweet malts. Cherry, raisin, peach and nutmeg as well. There’s a ton of flavor here. It still burns a little after 2 years in the bottle. I’d like a bit less spice but maybe as the weather drops, this is a nice warming beer.
j12601 (6743) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at RBSDG at the Dad Pad. Pours a dark brown with a thin white head. Coconut on the nose, cocoa and nutty malt. Medium bodied, roast and more coconut, cocoa, chocolate with some faint spicy notes. More nutty coconut, chile and cocoa. Very interesting, warm and toasty. Liked this a bit.
_angst_ (2949) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of GT2. Pours dark deep brown with a small goldenish beige head that quickly dissipates without leaving any trace but some nice looking legs on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and spicy with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, alcohol, cinnamon, smoked chili, raisins and soil. Taste is sweet, tiny bitter, malty and spicy with sweet dark bread, toffee, caramel, vanilla fudge, charred wood, toasted coconut, cinnamon, smoke chilis, cocoa powder, bourbon alcohol, raisons and soil. Mouthfeel is round, tiny sticky sweet, tiny spicy astringent, boozy and near full bodied. Finish is slightly sweet, tiny bitter, malty and boozy with caramel, toffee, vanilla fudge, charred wood, toasted coconut, cinnamon, raisins and soil. Wow! I didn’t expect this too be as good and balanced as it it. Quite boozy but it works…
tkrjukoff (4100) - SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark brown with minimal head. Aroma is sweet cinnamon vanilla barrel some dry peppery tones and booze. Flavor is rich flavorfull of the aromas lots of barrel...where’s the quad? Lost in the flavors maybe?