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RATINGS: 258   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (825) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Thanks for the bottle, Reg! Pours dark reddish brown. I can smell and taste the house yeast upfront. Brown sugar nose. Strong flavors of sweet candies, rasins and toffee. Boozey, The spices are far in the background. Some burn in the finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mcberko (11172) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 25, 2013
375mL bottle, pours a deep dark amber brown with a medium beige head. Aroma of light spices (sort of cinnamon and anise), some dark fruits, caramel malts, and yeast. Flavour brings out complex notes of spices and traditional quad flavours, with cinnamon, a hint of chile and tamarind, followed by loads of yeast and dark fruits. Finishes slightly spicy and highly yeast. Mouthfeel is quite intensely carbonated, much more so than the regular Judgment Day. Good stuff, but I highly prefer the regular JD.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
talon1117 (1152) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 22, 2013
The pour is a deep, dark murky maroon with a moderate, foamy, frothy, pale tan head with is fully lasting leaving nice froth and similar lace. The nose is very nice with cinnamon and peppery spice noted, burnt caramel, rum-soaked raisins, English toffee, and candied dates. The flavor is much of the same still some dry, peppery, cinnamon notes, toffee, candied dates, molasses, light banana bread, and lighter raisins. The palate is nice with a full body, more than moderate carbonation, drying and chewy mouthfeel. The finish is more dry with still the cinnamon, light pepper, molasses, raisins, and some candied dates. Using the Mexican spices did add a completely different approach to the style with the dryness and spice, but I found it less enjoyable to drink than the original. Still a nice beer from an incredible brewery.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TwinBeer (58) - Houston, Texas, USA - JAN 22, 2013
Bonus bottle share thanks Aaron. This was a great surprise pours dark brown with creamy light brown head with nice lacing along the glass. Smells of bread and cloves nice malty smell. Definitely taste the clove, raisin, plum and hints of chocolate. Overall this is a very good beer that has a hint of warming that is excellent for enjoying on the couch on a cold day.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
deyholla (9263) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle shared by Brian! Pours a cloudy dark brown with a touch of amber and a brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of spice, fennel and clove with dark grains and chocolate. Flavor has notes of fennel and chocolate with underlying clove and spice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle, thanks Brian, pours dark brown with off white head. Aroma chipotle, brown sugar, chocolate. Flavors chocolate and raisins, cloves, phenolic yeast character. Spices get lost with a big yeast character.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
radarsock (1146) - Massachusetts, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Purchased at Leary’s for $6.50. 12.7 FL OZ. bottle. Pours a syrupy darkish coalescent cordovan with a thick a legging tanned head. Aromas of pine wood, chives, sorghum molasses, raisins, toffee with hints of bourbon vanilla beans and raspberry jam. Interesting. First sip: purple raisins, milk chocolate and tangerine. Second sup: onions, plastic and caramel. Strange. Gets more vegetal by every sip. Sweetness slows down to a dull murmur. I thought this was going to be loaded with brown sugar, but I can barely even taste it. I don’t know what to say about it. Lost Abbey is such a goddamned tossup these days. Pass.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3149) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 15, 2013
Bottle shared by cptnspeed1...thanks Brad! - What a cool tick! Pours mahogany with a thin tan head. Nose has light spicing, big dark fruit, and tons of dark bread. Taste is big and malty with some light spiciness, cinnamon, and a bit of peppery heat. Dark fruit on the finish. Heat continues to build through the finish and pleasantly warms. This was a pretty fun beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
OmegaX (1364) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2013
Aroma is thick with heavy red fruits, some cinnamon and light cocoa. Spices and yeast are all over this one. Very thick aromas. Pour is reddish with a nice brown head. There are a ton of spices in the flavor, with some yeast and light alcohol notes. Tamarind comes out a bit in this brew as it warms up. Very bold brew. Good stuff.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
VikingHammer (506) - Lynnfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 13, 2013
Pours a dark brown with red edges. Head is small off white and leaves no lacing in my Hill Farmstead tulip. Head retention is decent. Aroma is dominated by booze soak raisons with hints of oak. Alcohol is so overpowering that some potentially nice flavors are lost. Mouthfeel is dry and full.


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