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RATINGS: 263   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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Arve_Christian (4771) - Oslo, NORWAY - NOV 7, 2013
On bottle from Vinmonopolet Vika. Brown color, some foam. Aromas of malt, dried fruits, raisins: high aroma intensity. Medium/ full body & high complexity. Some sweetness, but very well balanced. Very enjoyable

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Holmen1 (4754) - Stavanger, NORWAY - JUN 28, 2013
Flaske hos Ole Anders juni-13: fint skum og aroma med krydder, syrnet frukt og maltsødme. Litt syrlig smak som varer. Kvadrupelpreg men allikevel a one night stand.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4302) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Tap @ brewery. Pours dark mahogany with a small beige head. Spicy chili citric fruity yeasty a bit boozy with some sweetness. Good longlived aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4248) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle @ ABC Beers Jim=John tasting. Brown pour, thin off-white head. Aroma of bready yeast, spices, dark fruits, some alcohol and licorice. Flavor is warming alcohol, spicy, roasty, sweet Belgian dubbel with extra alcohol. Quite boring and a bit too much alcohol. Loads of carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (4207) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown almost black beer with amedium offwhite head. Spicy anddark fruits aroma. Alcohol, fruity flavour with some nutty and licorice notes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 3, 2013
Tap @ Lost Abbey... Poured dark, near black with a thin head. A little bit of a mole’ thing going on here. Spice and sweetness and hint of chile pepper to keep it interesting. Toasted and roasted notes, and some sweetness. Had the spices, but balanced and not really burning or anything.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (4158) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 29, 2013
25-MAR-2013, bottle @Papsø tasting. Clear but very dark amber with huge tan head. Aroma is fruity, malty, nutty. Taste is malt and spice. Overcarbonated with medium body. Not as good as the original.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FlacoAlto (4147) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (4130) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - APR 5, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks Tom L. Pours an hazy brown with a nice beige head, aroma of dark bread, chocolate, spices, Pumpkin, flavor of Pumpkin, sweet and bitter, medium to full bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Palme (4086) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUL 11, 2016
0.375l corked bottle. Quite a big lively head on this one, kinda nut brown in color and fading rapidly. This on top of a deep dark almost ruby brown body. Smells nice this! Lots of dark near burned sweet caramel with dark candied sugar, traces of leather and dark blue ripe plums. Smells really nice! Tastes quite nice also. It has that gunpowder/licorice salty touch that I quite enjoy. Feels light oily in the mouth with a above average carbonation level. Dark malty and a little roasted in the taste. It has a little bit of spicy plums going on here also and it’s leaving a really gentle soft buy present burn right on the tip of the tongue. Have to admit that this is quite a tasty one. I know I can so I will get another couple of bottles of this one before it’s gone. Nice! 04.12.2013

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