illidurit (2245) - San Francisco, 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.
Lukasmh (716) - Aarhus, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tap, Pors dark brown, almost black, withlight brown small head. Aroma is complex and bold. Cinnamon, cinnamon roll, cake, coffee, oaky vanilla, sweet fruit, toasty malts, light fresh fruity, chestnuts, bourbon. Taste is rich as.. Bourbon, vanilla, cinnamon, plum cake, dough, sweet dark fruits, dates, more roasty, burnt caramel, bourbon booze, coffee, cocoa. Just really spicy. And quite dry finish with a nice long spicy chile heat. This is good, really a winter warmer.
EdKing (2201) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 3, 2015
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Keg at Route CBC. Opaque very dark brown to black, beige to tan brown head. Nose is big toasted coconut, sweet, cloying, vanilla, slight aniseed, something barrel aged like bourbon. Underneath all that it’s hard to pick out much else. Taste is toasted coconut, bourbon whiskey, sweet cloying, slight aniseed, cinnamon, slight roasted malt, some hop bitterness. American whiskey bomb. Can’t taste the beer in here. No balance, too sweet, and the barrel aging has overwhelmed the beer. Not undrinkable but not easy to enjoy.
teorn88 (3989) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Keg at route CBC, London. ark brown small beige head. Aroma is sweet coconut and cocoa. Taste is sweet and big coconut. Medium to full bodied with good carbonation. Overall, lovely really.
RichTheVillan (4835) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 29, 2015
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines; dark coca cola pour with a frothy beige head, aroma has cinnamon and molasses, taste has raisins and coconut, some xmas spices, a hint of chocolate.
ABT_S54 (284) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
37.5cl bottle served in a snifter. Pours dark brown/deep garnet colour with a tan head which last well. Aroma is boozy fruit cake with a heavy vanilla (bourbon) presence, Taste is raisins, woody (cinnamon), vanilla, chocolate, bourbon all expertly blended together with very little bitterness. No chilli presence for me but maybe coming from Mexican Cake that was a high level of heat. Overall this is like liquid Christmas cake and almost perfect. A little more chilli and maybe more bourbon aging would elevate this to perfect - I am however, splitting hairs here and will choose the occasion for my other bottle carefully.
demannu (230) - New Jersey, USA - SEP 25, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma is oak, sweet bourbon, some spices. Dark brown pour with thin off white head. Medium body slightly sticky after feel in mouth. Taste is pretty nice. Strong bourbon, some spice, and sweet dark fruits. Definitely a good sipper.
chadmasontx (22) - - SEP 18, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours dark brown with thin light head. Smell is loads of cinnamon, raisins and other fruit. Taste is raisins and cinnamon, with slight barrel taste.
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gEUS (1540) - Linden, BELGIUM - SEP 16, 2015
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle at home. pours cloudy port wine alike amber. Aroma is quite intriguing, the combination of the oak and the spices give a kind of mix between a Kirsch and Amaretto-like almond spirit. Cinnamon well noticeavble. Medium body, loads of alcohol and warm spices, winter warming glühwein is never far away. Taste of cinnamon & kirsch.
JK (5123) - St. Louis Park, Minnesota, USA - SEP 8, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at a tasting. Some cinnamon in the aroma and flavor. Sweet malt, but ruined by an unnecessary bourbon flavor with dry oak that pretty much ruined what was probably a good beer. Good palate anyway.
TET (2206) - Kaarina, FINLAND - SEP 6, 2015
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A very dark brown beer, a head is medium and beige. Aroma is rich, dried fruits, raisins, prunes, barrel, cactus and sweetnesss. Taste has raisins, dried fruits, also some fresh fruits, cinnamon, sweet and warming alcohol in the end. Surpringly light palate even the alcohol level is so high. Not so good as the basic Judgment Day, the barrel is too dominating.