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RATINGS: 234   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.6   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hopdog (8773) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle. Poured a dark brown, almost balck color and a smaller sized off white head. Chocolate, roast, spices, some dark fruits, and some light pepper/chili in the background. Alcohol content well hidden.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sammy (8359) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 25, 2014
Ageing did this one good. Dark, thick, some spice in nose. The taste featured a good balance of citrus, chocolate, cinnamon. Very good drinkability.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GT2 (8178) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2013
Bottle from BOE, split with JF, 20/04/13. Opaque mahogony brown with a thin bubbly tan head. Nose is dark malt, Belgian yeast strains, brown sugars, soured dark fruits. Taste comprises dark fruit, molasses, sour and tarte fruit notes, demerara sugar, yeast, touch of booze. Full bodied with light spritzy carbonation, boozey finish. Decent.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jtclockwork (7905) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7822) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Bottle. Pours with a nice pop, medium size and mostly retentive tan head over an extremely deep brown, near black hues body. Aromas are of dried peppers, chocolate, toffee, cinnamon and lots of dark fruit. Dry, nearly roasty with thr peppers. Rich, boozy as well. Complex. Flavors are of flan, toffee, creme brûlée, chocolate, vinous, leather, raisins, dark fruits. Malty with many dark fruit esters and light burn. Lively carbonation, low burn, dark chocolate, well hidden alcohol. Tasty.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
JorisPPattyn (7796) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - MAY 17, 2013
Huge yellow-beige head, big bubbled & irregular, fully resistant and leaving lace over virtually black beer. Nose bursting with exotic vegetables, herbs and fruit. Chocolate and chili peppers; promising fiery heat and complexity. Chocalte, burnt, CO³ acidity, dark fruit, coffee cream, Bitter-sweet-spicy and yet moderate heat in the mouth. Bit aldehyde-like - the cinnamon? Again dark fruit in the background, steeped in brandy. Very creamy head, spritzy liquid and velvety, full-bodied beer; warming. Simply excellent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7677) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - APR 1, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Raisiny sweetness, alcohol heat and delicate spiciness evolve within this creative take on the Quadrupel style.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A slice of foam laces around the cloudy brown.
-Spices and chili are well integrated and could be mistaken for yeast phenolics. This is not a spice bomb, thankfully.
-Effervescence is relatively soft on the palate, which in turn makes the residual sugars feel a tad too heavy.
-This one’s great with pecan nuts, for example.

Bottle. Thx Clark!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (7586) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 13, 2013
Sample at the tasting room. The beer is an opaque dark brown color with a medium thick khaki head that recedes gradually. Rings of lacing on the glass. The aroma consists of dark fruit, spices and chocolate. Full-bodied with flavors of chocolate malt, mild peppers, cinnamon and ripe fruit. The finish is subtle peppers and chocolate. Above average overall.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Benzai (7225) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2013
Bottle shared by kermis @ Jim is John tasting. Dark brown to black color, medium sized light brown head. Smells like a Belgian double. Taste is disappointing as well, malts, pepper, leaves, overripe fruits. Overcarbonated, medium body. Not a good quadrupel by any means.


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