kerenmk (2260) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tom L. Very dark brown, cloudy, light tan head. Pickled water, pumpkin and pumpkin seed aroma, bitter, pumpkin seeds and a little sour taste, full-bodied, very carbonated, spicy finish.
daleharshman (896) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
375 ml bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar just over a year ago just prior to the supposed Mayan Apocalypse in December 2012 ($5.99). Pours a dark brown with lots of red mixed in. The two fingers of brown-ish foam has a very cola-like effervescence that quickly dissipates. AROMA of rich toffee, sticky caramel, toasted nutty malts, some dark fruitiness, but little of the Mayan adjuncts with the possible exception of the cinnamon. FLAVOR of dark roasted malts (notes of dark chocolate, cereal, and roasted nuts), dark caramel, and somewhat weak but still perceptible "Mexican / Mayan" elements: chili heat, dry cinnamon, and a little sticky sweet-sour tamarind. Lightly sweet like the normal Judgment Day. Finishes with chocolate and a hint of smoke. As with the regular version, the great big ABV is generally well concealed. Good effort, but would have liked to see more of the adjuncts which might have mixed well with the base quad. (214, 841)
Ednolb (17) - BELGIUM - FEB 2, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Brown color with a thick head. Lots of spices in the nose. The spices return when tasting the beer. Sweet, some chocolate.
tomer (1647) - Rishon Le Zion, ISRAEL - JAN 29, 2014
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
At a tasting, thanks tom, big off white head, hazy deep brown colour, aroma of graphite, dried fruits, winey notes, candle wax and some alcohol, bready malty flavour with some sour fruitiness, very light bitterness. Not too exciting.
markextrae (920) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 26, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
shared bottle. didn’t know it still had this one in my cellar. big pop by opening the cork. poured a deep brown hazy colour with a tan head. chocolate, red fruits, figs, yeast, some balanced spices, small spiced chille in the back. smooth mouthfeel. and crispy finish. beer reminds me a bit to the pannepot from the struise. but with more spices and chiles.
Sammy (8520) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Ageing did this one good. Dark, thick, some spice in nose. The taste featured a good balance of citrus, chocolate, cinnamon. Very good drinkability.
DSG (5695) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - JAN 22, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, malt, caramel, a licorice note, mild spiciness and a bit of alcohol. Sweet flavor, a bit sourish, with malt, lots of dark fruits, chocolate, caramel and a slightly alcoholic finish. Medium to full-bodied, kinda silky.
Osprey87 (1578) - WALES - JAN 10, 2014
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle - drink after 21/12/12. Very dark - almost black with a slight red tinge. Big foamy beige head endures, thick lacing. Smell - yeast and milky instant coffee. Body is medium to light and very foamy. Typical of Belgian style beers but really not my type of thing. Taste - malts, spice, sweetened milky coffee or chicory, dank cave (if that counts as a flavour) alcohol comes through noticeably but not as much as it could at 10.5%, tamarind is there as advertised. True to the style and decent enough.
Boekanier (57) - NETHERLANDS - JAN 3, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a dark brown beer with a light brown head. Aroma: complex and slightly spicy. Palate: sweet, tiny bit spicy and a lot of malty bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel: mild carbonation, bit sticky. A little disappointing, still ok though.
merc7186 (2028) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Aroma: Raisins, Chilis, Mild Tamarind
Appearance: Dark Brown Hue, Passes Almost No Light, Off White Head Ring, Some Lacing
Taste: Raisins, Cinnamon, Chilis
Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy