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RATINGS: 254   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   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 donít actually believe in the concept of an Apocalypse. We at The Lost Abbey didnít want to miss an opportunity to update our original Judgment Day recipe to accompany us as we collide towards this impending Rapture. Like us, weíre 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. Weíve got you covered. See you on December 22nd wherever life may take us.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (867) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle pours dark reddish black with nice thick tan foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, alcohol, cinnamon, toast. soy sauce. Moderately sweet with trailing light bitterness. Full body. Lively on top, creamy underneath. A lot like DFH Palo Santo Maron. This would probably age really well, but itís too hot right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (11057) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 11, 2013
UPDATED: JAN 21, 2013 Bottle. Pours dark muddy brown with tan brown head. Nose and taste of alcohol soaked dried fruit, dark fruit, cinnamon, nutmeg, dried mild spiced chilies and other spices. Medium body. Alcohol in finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (655) - 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 thereís an odd dryness in the middle and a pleasant tingling on the tongue courtesy of the cinnamon and spices. Solid beer, but the additions donít really make it that much more distinct from Judgment Day.†

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drjay44 (2999) - Salida, Colorado, USA - JAN 9, 2013
375 ml. corked and caged bottle. Pours a thick, well retained light beige head, with some Belgian lacing, over a slightly hazy, brown (SRM 25) body....nose is light dried fruits, including, cherry, plum, raisin, treacle, light cinnamon.....taste is sweet fruits including plum, raisin, light cinnamon, very light chili, toffee/caramel, finishing with a light spice bitterness....mouth feel light of medium, minimally sticky, alcohol heat present, carbonation low. This is a different take on an Abt/Quadrupel. The spice additions were used quite judiciously, but are present and add their own qualities. The underlying malt, yeast contributions, are a little less complex than usual, leading to a lack of oomph from these usually reliable quarters. This all results in an interesting beer to deconstruct, but unfortunately, lacking in the best features within this wonderful style. BJCP 7/3/14/4/7

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
Bottle @ home, picked up at Argonaut Denver. Pours a clear reddish brown appearance with a big, creamy brown head. Plum, dark grape, somewhat spicy cinnamon, mild chocolate aroma. Dark fruity, chili pepper, cinnamon, caramel, plum, caramel flavor. Kind of interesting but not my favorite.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (11376) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2013
On tap at Hops and Pie poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lingering tan head. Aromas of toffee, cocoa, raisin, light roastiness and light spice. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of toffee, tobacco, spice, cocoa and light earthiness with a smooth dry lingering tobacco finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
robforbes (2089) - Bremerton, Washington, USA - JAN 6, 2013
pours a dark brown with a very small khaki head that goes away quickly, and no lacing. smell is of some cocoa, chili, spice, and a touch of coffee. taste is of chili, some cocoa, a little coffee, and some roasted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (4951) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 6, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown, large tannish head. Sweet dark malts, chocolate, spice, cinnamon, raisin, boozy, and sharp carbonation. Unfortunately the sharpness is pretty strong. Nice flavor, but overall I didnít enjoy it too much.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brouwerij (957) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a dark, opaque brown with two fingers of pillowy light brown head. Decent retention, especially for such a high ABV, with a little lacing. Aroma is alcohol, dark malt, slightly roasted, hint of soap. Flavor is caramel, toffee up front, fading into slightly cocoa and chile tones. Hints of alcohol and soy sauce in finish. Overall, pretty palatable despite all the alcohol, which is mostly detectable in sensation rather than flavor. Soft carbonation, medium body, and a significantly warm finish. An intense, strong beer. It was interesting, glad I got to try it.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (9410) - San Diego County, 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.

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