bhensonb (15747) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
375 c&c from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy beige head. Spicy chili aroma. Med body. Near fizzy carb. Flavor of chili, chocolate and darkish malt. Cinnamon. Very interesting. Chili spiced Mexican chocolate. Quite nice. esp0r (2930) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at homedaleharshman (1073) - Escondido, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
Pours dark dark, big tanned head with big ugly bubblews. Smells of raisins, cinnamon, belgian yeast esters, spices and malts. Heavy sweet, oaky, red wine and raisins, spicy. A port feel to it all really. Moderate bitter finish. A quite excuisite beer
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) TaktikMTL (7967) - Montréal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 22, 2014
Bouteille de 375 ml avec bouchon de liège obtenue via ClarkVV. Arôme: Odeur de petit fruit foncé. Apparence: La couleur est brune foncée. Présence d’un mince col mousseux et d’une fine dentelle sur le verre. Saveur: Goût de petit fruit foncé et de mélasse avec une pointe de chocolat. Durée moyenne de l’arrière goût. Palette: Le corps est moyen avec une texture légèrement onctueuse. Moyenne effervescence en bouche. Légère présence de chocolat en arrière goût. (Rating #5574) Gerardgathier (597) - - NOV 22, 2014
Pours deep Red Brown. Small tan head. Medium to full body. Aroma of plums Brown Sugar. Taste is burnt Sugar caramel toffee and plums.
jookos (7041) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2015
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[email protected]BMan1113VR (7929) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
, hki. Dark brown. Broen malty, slight spicy, but sort of lively fruity. Dark fruits, some figs, bit plummy, malty though, not too syrupy on the nose at least. Some yeasty soft full belgy notes. Full bodied, some oilyness, but finishes on a clean, long, palate. Real nice. Intensive dark fruityness, some woody flavours, chocolate, slight sweet dark fruits. A sipper for a stay-at-home, read a book- type of a dark cold evening. Bit more carbonated than your average quad, adds to the deceptive light feel.
Bottle. Pours with a nice pop, medium size and mostly retentive tan head over an extremely deep brown, near black hues body. Aromas are of dried peppers, chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and lots of dark fruit. Dry, nearly roasty with thr peppers. Rich, boozy as well. Complex. Flavors are of flan, toffee, creme brûlée, chocolate, vinous, leather, raisins, dark fruits. Malty with many dark fruit esters and light burn. Lively carbonation, low burn, dark chocolate, well hidden alcohol. Tasty. Prufrockstar (2259) - Moscow, Idaho, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Dark brown pour, tan head, moderate retention. Aroma is Belgian-esters, spice (cinnamon and cloves), dark fruit. Taste is quite spicy, hint of chiles at the end in the back of the throat. Lively carb, slick mouthfeel. Taste lingers nicely. Overall: I haven't had the regular judgment day, but this is nice. The hint of spice is cool - without it I'm not sure I'd be able to distinguish it from other good quads.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone GT (10017) - 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. DesertDevil (699) - Arizona, USA - JAN 9, 2013
Bottle. Pours a dark, murky brown with a uniform paper-thin khaki head. Raisins and cocoa dominate the nose with a touch of dry ancho. Taste of cinnamon, unsweetened chocolate, some molasses, and the faintest note of chile (mainly poblano) spiciness. Smooth palate overall, though there’s an odd dryness in the middle and a pleasant tingling on the tongue courtesy of the cinnamon and spices. Solid beer, but the additions don’t really make it that much more distinct from Judgment Day.