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RATINGS: 258   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Chipalsa (1310) - Florida, USA - JAN 12, 2013
12oz Bottle
Appearance - Deep red, big toffee head
Aroma - Yeast, raisins, cinnamon, wet grass
Taste - Yeast, dark fruits, cinnamon, spicy, alcohol

This beer just got better and better as it warmed up. Incredibly fruity for a quad, and the cinnamon aided the alcohol finish quite nicely. I got to try this one thanks to the one and only OmegaX - thanks!!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerandBlues2 (11471) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours clear brown with a medium, frothy light tan head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is figs, plums, and dates with cookie and caramel malt. Flavor is malt dominant with earthy Belgian yeast, dark fruity esters, peppers, chocolate and a sweet finish. Full body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (4626) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Bottle. Pours tawny brown with thin, fizzy tan head; short retention and spare lacing. Aroma is caramel and cookie malts, raisins, figs, and earthy and floral hops. Flavor is bready malts, floral hops, and dark fruit esters with some light woody notes and faint caramel; dry finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
trevor211 (1509) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 12, 2013
Warm black pour, tan head. This is JD, slightly roastier, and with cinnamon and allspice added. Interesting I suppose, but these spices would have done better in a Serpents Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (880) - 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 it’s too hot right now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (12133) - , 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 (675) - 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 there’s an odd dryness in the middle and a pleasant tingling on the tongue courtesy of the cinnamon and spices. Solid beer, but the additions don’t 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 (3160) - 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 (10312) - 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 (12148) - 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.

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