BVery (10510) - Plymouth, Minnesota, USA - JUN 28, 2014
Bottle. Dark amber pour with a brownish head. Dark fruit, chili peppers, and a little spice in the aroma. Smooth palate. Very tasty - really digging this! olio (10289) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2013
375 ml bottle. Best after 12.12.2012.marcus (10231) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Pours dark ruby red color with a medium sized off-white head. Aroma of berries, caramel, ripe fruits and yeast. Flavor of ripe fruits, ash, berries, malts, yeast and faint spice notes. Way too strong carbonation, dry palate. Definitely a disappointment.
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a large tan head and a chocolate and spice aroma. There is a sour chocolate and treacle flavor with a lot of spice tastes. deanso (10141) - Chiang Mai, THAILAND - APR 12, 2013
33cl bottle shared.
Thin creamy tan head. Clear dark amber pour. Nice brew. sebletitje (10080) - Enghien, BELGIUM - AUG 11, 2013
Brune, col blanc cassé moyen.
Arôme garde un bouquet typique belge, mais très agréable. Fruité noir avec qcq notes d’épices, sucre candi et ce profond bouquet chocolaté et raisin. Le tout garde qcq effluves pimentées qui apportent une note de chaleur à chaque respiration.
Palais offre ce profil belge typique, le tout est épais avec un niveau alcool qui se ressent. On note bien le fruité noir, surtout au niveau des raisins. Cannelle reste discrète et accompagne un profil malté conséquent; entre caramel et chocolat se terminant sur un subtile biscuité. L’ajout des piments arrive juste en fin de bouche et ne dérange pas trop, et sert à bien lier les ingrédients.
Effervescence moyenne pour un profil restant belge avec tjrs cet accompagnement de raisin, sucre candi et fruité noir prenant. Une version agrémentée de piments qui fait honneur à la Judgment Day.
JorisPPattyn (10004) - Ursel, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
Huge yellow-beige head, big bubbled & irregular, fully resistant and leaving lace over virtually black beer. Nose bursting with exotic vegetables, herbs and fruit. Chocolate and chili peppers; promising fiery heat and complexity. Chocalte, burnt, CO³ acidity, dark fruit, coffee cream, Bitter-sweet-spicy and yet moderate heat in the mouth. Bit aldehyde-like - the cinnamon? Again dark fruit in the background, steeped in brandy. Very creamy head, spritzy liquid and velvety, full-bodied beer; warming. Simply excellent. GT (10000) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 4, 2013
375mL from Bine&Vine. Murky, muddy, deep brune pour. Towering dark tan head. Big bubbles, okay retention. Nose is pretty nice milk chocolate, hot cocoa, muted nutmeg/allspice, sweet/spicy tamarind (this time tamarind is actually in the beer...a first?). Very nice. Taste is dense, yeasty, filling with spices, alcohol, more alcohol...almost flavored vodka like booziness...made me shake with near gag reflex after notes of vodka surfaced. I took way too big of a swig..this is a sipper. Ok, now it is tolerable with dark rum, semisweet chocolate, spiked egg nog. Palate is dense, powdery, some silkiness. Overall a bit yeasty/muddy with some spicy chocolate dessert flavors that work better than just the dark cherry character of normal Judgment Day. I enjoyed it. Let it warm and the Abbey Quadrupel notes come into play- chocolate, yeast, sweet alcohol warming. On style even with all the adjuncts. MartinT (9880) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:77ships (9828) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 15, 2013
Raisiny sweetness, alcohol heat and delicate spiciness evolve within this creative take on the Quadrupel style.
Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces around the cloudy brown.
-Spices and chili are well integrated and could be mistaken for yeast phenolics. This is not a spice bomb, thankfully.
-Effervescence is relatively soft on the palate, which in turn makes the residual sugars feel a tad too heavy.
-This one’s great with pecan nuts, for example.
Bottle. Thx Clark!
UPDATED: MAY 17, 2013 "The world has ended a long time ago, we are going backward."Jhonn Balance. Thx! to Niel sampled 375 ml. corked & caged LA bottle. Pours dark brown with little beige head. Nose is dark fruits, light chocolate, spices, sweet herbs, very light licorish,… Taste is overripe dark fruits, soaked raisins, clear booze, ferment dark fruits booze, red grapes, sweet, light chocolate, mellow malts, light vanilla oak, not really getting oak,.. Bit explosive carb. Not really getting chilli here,… A clear attempt to imitate the greats of the style, solid but far from the top. arminjewell (9675) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - JAN 4, 2013
Pour out of 375 mL bottle, bottle opened with a loud pop, lots of carbonation. Dark reddish black pour with nice fluffy and large tan head, aroma brought notes of vanilla, dark fruits, plums, chilis, hints of cinnamon, ginger, touch of raisin, slight earthy notes. Taste is a nice mix of sweet vanilla, caramel, bready, like bread pudding almost with a creamy note, nice cinnamon, slight chili, ginger, hints of earth, grain, finishing fairly sweet, but dries out, carbonated well, finishing with some more dark fruits and sweet raisin. This is well done and very well balanced.