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RATINGS: 242   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6622) - Burnsville, 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!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
allmyvinyl (3673) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 8, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours murky brown, no real head. Aromas of light spice and toffee. Taste is ore of the same, bit sticky. OK.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
McNeillR (1242) - SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Murky light brown, filmy and ringed beige head. Chalky yeast, without being banana estery - lemon, grain, well played with lego and light spice. Soft lip fizzing spice, but no burn. More American strong than anything else, rich and unmilled oatiness. Thin and unsweet. Decent enough.

Bottle, Let’s Go Digita Tasting

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
bottle at home ... deep black ... thin tan lacing ... soft sweet fruit nose ... dry zezty dark roast malts ... soft roast ... dark malts .. soft spice .. soft roast ... dark toffee malt roast

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (2864) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 7, 2014
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours dark brown, sugary sweet toffee and caramel, rich, dry, roasted malts, light spice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TaktikMTL (5854) - 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)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GothGargoyle (1302) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 18, 2014
Dark brown with a good sized beige head. Aroma is dates, toffee, prunes, chocolate, toffee. Medium-full bodied, fruity and sweet on the palate, with a slight astringency on the finish. Taste is dates, prunes, raisins, hint of burning spice. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Torrefacto (576) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAY 9, 2014
Color caoba intensamente oscuro con espuma beige ligera. Aromas de caramelo, frutas confitadas y canela. Cuerpo denso, entra dulce y afrutada, la canela se deja notar y el chili va ganando presencia con cada traco, pero muy equilibrado. Muy rica.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Grzesiek79 (3261) - Radom, POLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Znakomite quadrupel amerykanskie. Fajna buteleczka korkowana, a korek hucznie strzelil. Aromat porto i winiaku. Wyglad to piekne ciemnobrazowe piwo z bordowym refleksem. Metne na koniec ze prawie czarne sie robi. Bardzo ladna i trwala piana jak na ten gatunek. Jest trwala, kremowa i bezowa. W smaku jakby sliwki, rodzynki i rum. Alkoholowa nuta wyczuwalna. Szlachetny alkohol przyjemnie rozgrzewa i relaksuje. Wspaniale piwo, swietnie pasowalo do francuskiego sera plesniowego. Polecam

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Martys, drunk 4/5/14
Very fragrant nose, pralines and toffee, quite lighthearted for such a big beer. Some light prunes add tartness and the caramel-vanilla cream sweetness actually sits in the background.
Dark, mahogany with ruby tints. The head is light tan and moderately well-retained.
Phew. Strong. Chiles are very lightly notable and sweet chocolate, tart prunes and almost a mint-like spiciness really shock the palate. Warmth on the end, though it’s not overtly alcoholic. Toffee sweetness is chewy, but the ample, expansive carbonation obliterates any sense of syrupiness/thickness that may exist here. Still, you can’t hold back such bold flavors, even with the disruptive carbonation, and it gets pretty fatiguing after just a few sips. Do love the chiles, though and the chocolate-cinnamon note is quite reserved and adds more complexity. Actually quite astringent on the finish. Like eating a dried red chili pepper soaked in tamarind and soy sauce. Ok, not really. I don’t know. Seems pretty far-gone from the base Judgment Day. Belgian, strong or light are still subtle beers and chili, cinnamon and tamarind really don’t work with them. Or so I think.


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