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RATINGS: 276   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 411   ABV: 13.7%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
illidurit (2284) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 30, 2013
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SamVimes21 (226) - - AUG 8, 2016
Texas tasting at york, dark brown with a tan head with coffee, caramel, vanilla and spice taste and a coffee caramel aftertaste , so good .

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AndySnow (6597) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - JUL 21, 2016
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting 2016-05-28.
Appearance: Dark brown, almost black, colour with a minimal tan head.
Aroma: Spices, vanilla, bourbon, dried fruit, vinous, caramel, some spices.
Body: Full body, low to medium carbonation.
Flavour: Spices, liquorice, chili, bourbon, alcohol, cinnamon, dried fruti, caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
koleminer20 (2355) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - JUL 19, 2016
From notes. Enjoyed this at a tasting at Andrew’s house for my first tasting with the Ann Arbor crew on July 8! 375 mL bottle. The pour is a decently thick darker brown, almost muddy, with a lighter tan head that falls down with no lace. The aroma is full of dark fruits, specifically raisin. There is a huge amount of cinnamon on the inhale that is pretty well balanced with the fruit. A light caramel exists, and there is a little oaky vanilla on the back end. The flavor carries a little more barrel and dark fruit to it. The plum and raisin are nice, and the cinnamon is still large, though tones down a bit. The mouth feel is thicker with a nice carbonation and a lingeringly fruity cinnamon finish. This is an interesting balance. There’s a lot of flavor here, but I think these should be consumed soon-ish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (13069) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 14, 2016
375ml bottle. Small tan head atop dark brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, raisin, some caramel, light cinnamon. Taste is sweet, raisin, chocolate, some Bourbon/alcohol, light chile pepper. Boozy. Sticky full body, light alcohol acidity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
maley1 (1116) - Calgary, CANADA - JUL 13, 2016
Dark brown pour with small tan head. Aroma of malts, bourbon, fruit, vanilla, oak, cinnamon and coconut. Taste of bourbon, raisins, malts, vanilla, caramel, cinnamon, fruit, chilli peppers and oak. Full bodied, low carbonation, creamy mouthfeel, perfectly balanced. Very complex beer, a real treat!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
doublebock (554) - California, USA - JUL 3, 2016
Aroma: Boozy with bourbon and butterscotch and toffee Appearance: Dark brown with beige head Taste: Tootsie roll, brown sugar, burnt caramel. Wonderful smooth bourbon flavor on the finish. Overview: Wow. Just wow. Tons of complex malt flavors with the barrel shining through. Raisins are the most dominant note with only enough chilis to add another layer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
LinusStick (3223) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 21, 2016
On par with Lost Abbey’s awesome beers. Aroma was very full. Huge raisin smell with prune, Belgian yeast and other dark fruits. Pour was a nice deep dark brown, near black with a thin light tan film for a head. Taste was huge. A little too sweet and cloying, but with this ABV it’s expected. This beer is all dark fruits. Dates, figs, plum and raisin are leading the charge. The Belgian yeast dried the beer out a bit, but all in all this was a sweet fruity desert beer. Good carbonation.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
MarcoDL (3979) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 19, 2016
Bottle at beertemple. Dark brown pour. Delicious aroma of bourbon vanilla, almond, cinnamon, ripe fruit and chocolate. Flavor is filthy rich, with almond, cinnamon, hazelnut, ripe fruit, smooth bourbon vanilla, mild cacao, spice and a smooth mild chili afterburn that fits perfectly with the other flavor. This is one of the rare examples of extreme flavors in near-perfect balance, thus enforcing eachother. Fantastic brew, nectar of the gods.I’m off to build an altar for this one.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Goodgrief (1990) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 18, 2016
Dark pour that looked like muddy swamp water...the kind of look that will make you go "1" or "5" for appearance based on whether it tastes good! Bourbon and chocolate on the nose. Coffee, chocolate, a ton of licorice and a punch of bourbon. This is great. GREAT.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
slowrunner77 (9932) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUN 13, 2016
I’m a Judgement Day fan, a bourbon barrel fan, and a chili fan, so the premise here excited me. Pours almost stout dark, with a strong nose of vanilla, booze, chocolate oak and raisins. You really have to work for the spices in the nose, but they come out some as it opens. Flavor is sweet and boozy and spicy...all those things plus moderate chili and light cinnamon. Nice sipper. Doesn’t resemble a traditional quad anymore, but is quite delicious.

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