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RATINGS: 261   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2013
Bottle 37,5 cl. Courtesy of Doodler. Pours a cloudy opaque nutty brown with an orange hue and a creamy, lacing beige head. Nutty, roasty nose with a touch of sweet chocolate. Solid body, somewhat overdone carbonation (!), nuts, burned caramel and spices with a slightly roasty finish. Some warming alcohol in the finish. Not so much of a Quad to me - and the excessive carbonation is quite annoying. 250313

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9526) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - MAR 24, 2013
Pouring at the Saturday sessions of Extreme Beerfest. Pours a hazed brown with a large yellowed beige head. Spicy, fuzzy musk, a touch of paper. Sweet, caramel, chocolate, prune and plum. Lots of roast, warm cocoa. Chocolate, roast, plum, more fuzzy muskiness. Lingering alcohol and wood on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dreadnord (1012) - San Diego, California, USA - MAR 23, 2013
The pour is dark brown with a thick brown head. The nose is like rye spice, some chocolate, some green apple, light coffee and dark fruits. The taste is mildy sweet with a medium to heavy bitterness. It just tastes a bit off. The mouthfeel is sharp and astringent. The body is heavy and the finish is log. I think there was no need to do this to an already good beer. It's not on par with a Belgian strong ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
gyllenbock (7226) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 22, 2013
Sample at a tasting at Systembolaget, March 2013. Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of fruit, raisin, malt and some cinnamon. The taste was quite complex with spices, malt, dark fruit, chocolate, yeast, soap and some warming alcohol. Quite creamy mouth feel and with a long aftertaste. A good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7049) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 21, 2013
Sampled at EBF. Pours a watery, translucent mahogany, one ring of white head. Nutty, chocolate aroma, raisins, dates, candy sugar. Flavor is candy sugar, date, prune, light spice, ancho chile, Szechuan peppercorns. Full, slightly spicy finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1831) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2013
Got something small to celibrate, and the name of this beer is related. Very dark brown beer, a good head that holds nice and steady. Malts, raisins and spiced coffee and chocolate. Not bad at all. I like the spices and maybe this one will age even better. If It was some cheaper I would buy more for sure. When warming up there get some more unpleasant biterness trough. That is a bit sad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Enjoyit (3736) - 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 (2364) - 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 (4133) - 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.

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