beerbastard (825) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Thanks for the bottle, Reg! Pours dark reddish brown. I can smell and taste the house yeast upfront. Brown sugar nose. Strong flavors of sweet candies, rasins and toffee. Boozey, The spices are far in the background. Some burn in the finish.
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of light spices (sort of cinnamon and anise), some dark fruits, caramel malts, and yeast. Flavour brings out complex notes of spices and traditional quad flavours, with cinnamon, a hint of chile and tamarind, followed by loads of yeast and dark fruits. Finishes slightly spicy and highly yeast. Mouthfeel is quite intensely carbonated, much more so than the regular Judgment Day. Good stuff, but I highly prefer the regular JD.
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
The pour is a deep, dark murky maroon with a moderate, foamy, frothy, pale tan head with is fully lasting leaving nice froth and similar lace. The nose is very nice with cinnamon and peppery spice noted, burnt caramel, rum-soaked raisins, English toffee, and candied dates. The flavor is much of the same still some dry, peppery, cinnamon notes, toffee, candied dates, molasses, light banana bread, and lighter raisins. The palate is nice with a full body, more than moderate carbonation, drying and chewy mouthfeel. The finish is more dry with still the cinnamon, light pepper, molasses, raisins, and some candied dates. Using the Mexican spices did add a completely different approach to the style with the dryness and spice, but I found it less enjoyable to drink than the original. Still a nice beer from an incredible brewery.
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bonus bottle share thanks Aaron. This was a great surprise pours dark brown with creamy light brown head with nice lacing along the glass. Smells of bread and cloves nice malty smell. Definitely taste the clove, raisin, plum and hints of chocolate. Overall this is a very good beer that has a hint of warming that is excellent for enjoying on the couch on a cold day.
deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Brian! Pours a cloudy dark brown with a touch of amber and a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of spice, fennel and clove with dark grains and chocolate. Flavor has notes of fennel and chocolate with underlying clove and spice.
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks Brian, pours dark brown with off white head. Aroma chipotle, brown sugar, chocolate. Flavors chocolate and raisins, cloves, phenolic yeast character. Spices get lost with a big yeast character.
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Leary’s for $6.50. 12.7 FL OZ. bottle. Pours a syrupy darkish coalescent cordovan with a thick a legging tanned head. Aromas of pine wood, chives, sorghum molasses, raisins, toffee with hints of bourbon vanilla beans and raspberry jam. Interesting. First sip: purple raisins, milk chocolate and tangerine. Second sup: onions, plastic and caramel. Strange. Gets more vegetal by every sip. Sweetness slows down to a dull murmur. I thought this was going to be loaded with brown sugar, but I can barely even taste it. I don’t know what to say about it. Lost Abbey is such a goddamned tossup these days. Pass.
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - What a cool tick! Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose has light spicing, big dark fruit, and tons of dark bread. Taste is big and malty with some light spiciness, cinnamon, and a bit of peppery heat. Dark fruit on the finish. Heat continues to build through the finish and pleasantly warms. This was a pretty fun beer.
OmegaX (1364) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Aroma is thick with heavy red fruits, some cinnamon and light cocoa. Spices and yeast are all over this one. Very thick aromas. Pour is reddish with a nice brown head. There are a ton of spices in the flavor, with some yeast and light alcohol notes. Tamarind comes out a bit in this brew as it warms up. Very bold brew. Good stuff.
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a dark brown with red edges. Head is small off white and leaves no lacing in my Hill Farmstead tulip. Head retention is decent. Aroma is dominated by booze soak raisons with hints of oak. Alcohol is so overpowering that some potentially nice flavors are lost. Mouthfeel is dry and full.