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RATINGS: 255   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 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 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nische (1277) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2013
UPDATED: SEP 14, 2013 Pours dark with an off-white head. Malty aroma with some caramel, raisins, chocolate and spices. Lots of flavor including chocolate, dried fruit and some roasted notes. Very complex.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
StefanSD (2218) - Lakeside, California, USA - MAY 21, 2013
UPDATED: MAY 29, 2013 375ml C&C bottle from sprouts. Pours a dark brown color with a big khaki colored head that has good retention. The aroma featured dark fruits, raisins, dates and figs. The taste was similar to the nose, lot of dark fruits, nuts, and cola. The palate was full and smooth with lively carbonation. The finish was long and sweet. Overall: Nice brewski.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Joakgust (1181) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 22, 2013
Bottle, 375ml - Opaque dark red brown beer with a large beige head. Aroma is fruity with notes of dates, raisins, spices, honey, chicken broth and apricots. Flavor is spicy with notes of caramel, raisins, spices and licorice. Very complex and balanced beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsniclas (6186) - Billdal, SWEDEN - AUG 5, 2013
Bottled from Systembolaget Very dark brown with a beige head. Roasted, vinous aroma with brown sugar anddark chocolate. Very vinous and fizzy mouthfeel. Sweet and roasted flavour. Chocolate, figs and sweet, dried fruits in the flavour. Low bitterness.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Psytron (1608) - Turku, FINLAND - AUG 5, 2013
Smell of tar, syrup. Dark brown, muddy colour. Brown, very high head. Aroma of alcohol, rum, oak, raisins, spices. Medium sweet, also bitter. Oily and thick texture. Surprisingly fizzy and sharp carbon.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4206) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7818) - Sacramento, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours near black with a large tan head and a chocolate and spice aroma. There is a sour chocolate and treacle flavor with a lot of spice tastes.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12755) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 23, 2013
375 c&c from Malt & Vine. Pours very dark brown/black with a creamy beige head. Spicy chili aroma. Med body. Near fizzy carb. Flavor of chili, chocolate and darkish malt. Cinnamon. Very interesting. Chili spiced Mexican chocolate. Quite nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
esp0r (2390) - NORWAY - OCT 8, 2013
Bottle from Vika enjoyed at home
Pours dark dark, big tanned head with big ugly bubblews. Smells of raisins, cinnamon, belgian yeast esters, spices and malts. Heavy sweet, oaky, red wine and raisins, spicy. A port feel to it all really. Moderate bitter finish. A quite excuisite beer

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (982) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 14, 2014
375 ml bottle purchased at Holiday Wine Cellar just over a year ago just prior to the supposed Mayan Apocalypse in December 2012 ($5.99). Pours a dark brown with lots of red mixed in. The two fingers of brown-ish foam has a very cola-like effervescence that quickly dissipates. AROMA of rich toffee, sticky caramel, toasted nutty malts, some dark fruitiness, but little of the Mayan adjuncts with the possible exception of the cinnamon. FLAVOR of dark roasted malts (notes of dark chocolate, cereal, and roasted nuts), dark caramel, and somewhat weak but still perceptible "Mexican / Mayan" elements: chili heat, dry cinnamon, and a little sticky sweet-sour tamarind. Lightly sweet like the normal Judgment Day. Finishes with chocolate and a hint of smoke. As with the regular version, the great big ABV is generally well concealed. Good effort, but would have liked to see more of the adjuncts which might have mixed well with the base quad. (214, 841)

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