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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.84   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 411   ABV: 13.7%
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At a Glance The Beer: A fresh track, Track 8 is a spicy monster — A base of Judgment Day aged in freshly emptied bourbon barrels then spiked with liberal additions of cinnamon stick and dried chili pepper. ABV: 13.7% Released: August 18, 2012 Liner Notes We’ve never released a Bourbon Barrel version of our Judgment Day. So we thought it might be interesting to take the base beer for Cuvee de Tomme age in first fill Bourbon Barrels and let mother nature take over. Of course, because this is a Rock and Roll inspired Box Set beer, we couldn’t just leave well enough alone. Upon sampling the base beer, it became apparent that the raisins used to brew the base beer were going to drive the flavor bus of this beer. The conversations turned to Oatmeal Raisin cookies and the essence of a freshly baked treat. So we added some cinnamon sticks to the barrels and threw in some dried chiles as well. At 13.70 ABV this beer has amazing depth of flavor and presents a unique drinking experience for consumers who may be seeking enlightenment on Judgment Day.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
iowaherkeye (2690) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - AUG 18, 2012
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

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
beerbastard (675) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2014
500 bottle, Dark Brown pour. Big Cedar wood nose with Bourbon. Up front Bourbon and chocolate raisins, followed by cinnamon, with chile peppers in the background. Well blended and smooth. some burn in the finish. I like the analogy of a Oatmeal Raisin cookie.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
merc7186 (1989) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Aroma: Raisins, Sweet Bread, Mild Sweet Bourbon Appearance: Black Hue, Passes Almost No Light, No Head, No Lacing Taste: Raisins, Sweet Bread, Bourbon, Mild Molasses Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet, Mildly Boozy

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Errl (1515) - Plano, Texas, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Bottle...Pour is black with a fading white head..Nose is amazing bourbon, raisin, spice, chocolate, rich alcohol, chilies..Taste is amazing bourbon, oak, spice, chewy pecans, rasins..

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsandman (217) - New York, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Duke. Pours a deep brown with small tan head. Aroma is big bourbon booze, big sweet malt, vanilla, cocoa, cinnamon raisin, hints of sour fruits. Taste is vanilla bourbon with a cayenne aftertaste, dark chocolate and sweet cinnamon caramel as well. Very complex nose. Pretty full mouthfeel, warming spicy finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
markducommun (170) - Wilmette, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Cloudy dark brown-black. Minimal light tan head. Smells predominantly of bourbon and alcohol. Molasses. Cinnamon, spice. Bitter, some sweetness. Spiciness on the back. Incredibly long finish. Quite sweet all the way through. Very thick and oily, coats the palate. Alcohol is very upfront. Very interesting, quite good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6349) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
Bottle from Supermarket Liquors, Fort Collins. Pours dark brown with an attractive tan head and a fruit and molasses aroma. There is a sweet dark malt flavor with some brown sugar, treacle, cinnamon and bourbon. Slightly bitter finish. Complex and very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
cupofJoe (3) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2014 does not count
Tastes like cinnamon raison cookies but the raisons were soaked in bourbon. Absolutely delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3283) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 17, 2014
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with beige foam. Nose is raisin, bourbon, toffee and cinnamon with a chili sting. Medium body with fuzzy carb. Taste is bourbon, raisin, muted cinnamon and chili adding slight heat. Finishes slightly bitter with wood. Everything works together quite nicely without any ingredient overpowering; the alcohol as subtle as the spice.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
rhsiung (685) - USA - JUL 11, 2014
375-ml bottle from wlvliquors. raisins in the nose, chiles in the mouth. if you ask me, should be categorized as a quintuple.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jredmond (5259) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Bottle via craftshack shared at RBSDADG 2014. Pours a deep brown body with light lacing. Aroma is cinnamon cookies, oak, sweet molasses, rich barrel character and vanilla. Mouthfeel is medium with notes of cinnamon, spices, faint chili, oak barrel, chocolate, molasses and holiday cookies. Really interesting and a wonderful treat.

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