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RATINGS: 223   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.59   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7787) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Prufrockstar (678) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Dark brown pour, tan head, moderate retention. Aroma is Belgian-esters, spice (cinnamon and cloves), dark fruit. Taste is quite spicy, hint of chiles at the end in the back of the throat. Lively carb, slick mouthfeel. Taste lingers nicely. Overall: I haven't had the regular judgment day, but this is nice. The hint of spice is cool - without it I'm not sure I'd be able to distinguish it from other good quads. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
DesertDevil (448) - 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. 

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiulijn (13533) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 28, 2013
Corked bottle, courtesy of mcberko
Dark brown color, almost black, with medium sized creamy head.
Mild aroma I roasted malt and spices, some pepper. High carbonation, good flavor of roasted malts and dark chocolate, lean in the beginning rounder later, with pleasant piquant spiciness.
It gets better given some time to settle an oxygenate. Very good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rando7 (697) - Iowa, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Bottle pours very dark brown with a huge tan root beer float head. Aroma dark fruits and Belgian yeasts with cinnamon and chiles. Taste dark fruits with some roast, then the spices move in with chocolate, cinnamon, chiles and coriander. Finish slight bitterness. palate full with alcohol and chile burn.

Interesting beer but more of a novelty than something I’d want very often.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Abio (1518) - Waasland, BELGIUM - MAR 14, 2013
Got something small to celibrate, and the name of this beer is related. Very dark brown beer, a good head that holds nice and steady. Malts, raisins and spiced coffee and chocolate. Not bad at all. I like the spices and maybe this one will age even better. If It was some cheaper I would buy more for sure. When warming up there get some more unpleasant biterness trough. That is a bit sad.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NeuroPliny (91) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 25, 2013
On tap at Lost Abbey. Dark thick head; nice lace. Subtle caramel, ripe plum, and vanilla with notes of exotic spice on the the nose. Surprisingly sweet up front which fades to a subtle kick and long spicy finish. Way more subtle than expected considering the two types of chili, cinnamon, and tamarind that went into the brewing process. Caramel and Far East spice in one gulp. Amazing.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (9832) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Hazy dark reddish brown with a lasting beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark fruit, spicy and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish with warming alcohol. 060413

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kryon (1102) - SWEDEN - APR 13, 2013
Pours dark dark dark brown with medium latte brown head Aromas of chilies and actually hints of cinnamon, bready malts, not a lot of belgian yeastyness though Nice liqourichy taste where chilies are present as well. Almost a bit stingy.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tinco (520) - Linköping, SWEDEN - APR 16, 2013
Dark brown murky with a fluffy light brown head. Aroma: dark malts, sugars, raisins, spices, caramel, dark fruits, rich booze, chocolate, slightly perfumy, rich sherry. Very nice and complex. Taste: dark sugars, sweet, some booze, dark fruits, a slight heat at the back, raisins, complex and very nice. I like it!


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