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RATINGS: 255   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
Five thousand years ago the Mayan Calendar last turned over. Since then, Nostradamus, The Book of Revelations and random Shaman have all prognosticated that mankind would meet a fateful end. Currently, our demise is scheduled for December 21, 2012 for it has been so decreed our world is about to end not in a Christian Judgment Day but rather a Mayan Apocalypse. Funny thing is, the Mayans don’t actually believe in the concept of an Apocalypse. We at The Lost Abbey didn’t want to miss an opportunity to update our original Judgment Day recipe to accompany us as we collide towards this impending Rapture. Like us, we’re pretty sure you can believe in dried Chiles, Cinnamon and Tamarind working well together in this beer. This means you can count on this little bottle of beer to help you survive this cultural Armageddon. Please pop the cork and enjoy this version. We’ve got you covered. See you on December 22nd wherever life may take us.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3671) - Vadum, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2013
Deep brown of color with a longlasting beige head. An aroma of coffee, spice, chocolate and liqurice notes. A flavor with dark fruits, chocolate, coffee, malty and a nice well balanced spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheJestersBeer (2291) - SWEDEN - MAR 12, 2013
375ml bottle. Pours a lustrous deep mahogany, with a brown head. Rich, complex aroma, malt, chocolate, caramel, spices, phenols, dried fruit, faintly sour. Off-dry, full bodied, medium bitterness, creamy CO2. Rich, spicy taste, caramel, chocolate, dried fruit, toffee, Madeira, yeast, lightly phenolic. Complex and well balanced, but maybe a bit rough? (2013-03-12)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RawKuz (60) - NORWAY - MAR 11, 2013
Pours brownish with tan head. Vanilla, fruity and chocolate aromas. Quite dry mouthfeel, Also some spices blend in the aftertaste. Quite good!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4045) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - MAR 10, 2013
Excessively carbonated, a very careful pour into my New Belgium globe glass fills it up and I have to repeatedly blow, brown tinged foam into the sink. The beer is a concentrated, burnt amber color that shows a hazed, purple tinged, concentrated amber hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells of earthy grain, concentrated fruit, dusty chocolate, spicy notes of clove and pepper, some cinnamon notes, as well as a nutty, toasted whole grain bread character that also has notes of brown sugar, deep caramel notes, raisins, prunes, and perhaps a touch of concord grapes. Chili aromas pick up as the beer warms up with a general spicy, sort of chile flesh like aroma subtly influencing the nose.

Spicy tasting up front, with more spice as the beer moves across the palate, the finish actually has a touch of chili heat to it (rather than the general spiciness that is found up front). There is a solid cinnamon presence to the flavor, but it actually doesn’t overwhelm things here and is done at a good level. The beer is quite sweet, though not cloying, and this accentuates fruit notes of raisins, prunes, and some currant like notes; other flavors of caramelized malt, and perhaps a touch of brown sugar are also here. The finish has some clove flavors from the yeast, and this mixes nicely with the chili fruit and spice character. The body of this beer is actually fairly light, especially considering the strength; as the beer warms up and loses some of the initial, excessive carbonation it gets a touch more viscous and full in body. The chili character melds with some higher alcohol notes in the finish to give this some heat and spice character. There is a touch of chili, as in the flesh, sort of green, but not really, type flavor to this beer as well.

Interesting, and not half bad, I wonder if this would have been better with a bunch of chocolate thrown in? I don’t get any real sense of the tamarind, which is typically a bit tart, but it likely adds to the general, earthy fruitiness that this beer has. Definitely an experience I am happy to have, but still a bit weird, and not something I would likely try again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 9, 2013
375ml bottle $5. I had high hopes for this based on the cinnamon and chiles but it was a huge disappointment. Appearance was terrible with huge loogie like chunks of yeast sliding into my glass, no head. Aroma was mild cinnamon and then belgian yeast and raisins, very close to regular Judgment Day. Flavor was almost just like regular Judgment Day with the mildest hints of the new adjuncts. The mouthfeel was sort of watery. Overall, this sucked and I poured 3/4 of the glass down the drain, yuck. Serving type: bottle 01-10-2013 01:56:32

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VastActiv (4251) - Oulu/Helsinki, FINLAND - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle 12oz at Bar Molotov, Helsinki. Colour is dark brown with small brownish white head. Aromas and flavours: Alcohol, dark fruits, yeast and chili. Quite massive.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Tap @ Lost Abbey... Poured dark, near black with a thin head. A little bit of a mole’ thing going on here. Spice and sweetness and hint of chile pepper to keep it interesting. Toasted and roasted notes, and some sweetness. Had the spices, but balanced and not really burning or anything.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Vogod (23) - FINLAND - MAR 1, 2013
Tart, dry, vinous. Tannin like in wine. Thin, bright mouthfeel. Slight chili burn in aftertaste. Excellent stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, BELGIUM - FEB 25, 2013
38cl, new exclusive American brew Anno 2012, with cinnamon, tamarind and chili peppers, from De Hopduvel Gent, complex brew, spicy/sweet and slightly woody/fruity, not too heavy, yet not balanced, clear, good head, good and original brew, yet expensive!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Theis (14668) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 24, 2013
Bottle at home - shared with Mette. Clear very dark brown - offwhite head. Raisins, fruity, alcoholic, sweetness, sharpness, phenolic, coffee, spicy, herbal notes, roasted, ok bitternes, light carbonation, yeasty, soapy, cinnamon notes. Dry bitter coffee finish.

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