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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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
beerbastard (825) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Thanks for the bottle, Reg! Pours dark reddish brown. I can smell and taste the house yeast upfront. Brown sugar nose. Strong flavors of sweet candies, rasins and toffee. Boozey, The spices are far in the background. Some burn in the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ciocanelu (591) - Timisoara, ROMANIA - JAN 4, 2016
Muddy, dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has raisins, dark sugar and some other generic dark fruit character. Taste follows with dark fruits, bitter chocolate and raisins. Body is medium with light carbonation, also quite boozy. Overall this beer has some nice flavors but I think it’s too bitter for the style. Some sweetness would have helped to bring out all the components in a better way.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nocturne (1462) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2015
375ml bottle. Darkest brown. Yellow-brown head. Aroma is raisin, brown sugar, orange peel. Only tamarind from the spice blend stands out. Taste is chocolate and toffee malty with plummy raisin fruitiness. Spices seem to have dropped off. A well put together quad. Misses out on some complexity but still very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mariuspoenari (410) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Very dark amber pour, tan head with decent retention and a somewhat sticky lacing. You can tell from the smell that this is a Belgian quad - caramel / brown sugar, dried fruit (figs, raisins), coffee, cocoa, a bit of vanilla and a hint of cinnamon. Taste notes include raisins, figs, caramel, sour cherries, some cinnamon (which I probably wouldn’t have noticed, had I not known it should be there), coffee, dark chocolate and a spicy chilli punch, probably made more potent by the high ABV. Medium to full bodied, with a creamy and a bit sticky mouthfeel. Spicy aftertaste, with a nice sweet caramel component to balance it out.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrHangover (3671) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 10, 2015
Bottle. Pours a cloudy brownish beer with a small, off white head on top that disappears really quickly. Aroma is very fruity, loads of dark fruits, some herbal and vegetal notes. Flavor has a very faint spicy note, loads of sweet ripe fruits, a decent, thick malty mouthfeel. Aftertaste is long and sweet, sticky and cloying till the very finish. Low level of carbonation. some yeastyness detected in the mouthfeel. Overall quite nice, but not really impressive as a Quad in my book.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
TEJA (1917) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 7, 2015
Lasting light brown head. Clear brown coloer. A nice blend of chocolate and caramell malts in the aroma. Distinct sweetness with a complex maltiness and som bitterness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Koelschtrinker (14559) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - JUN 5, 2015
Weiche, fast gefährlich süffie Malzbasis. Steigende süßliche Malzaromen, Kakao. Weiterhin unglaublich süffig, Bitterschokolade, mild herb. Langer malziger, etwas erdiger Nachgeschmack. 10/12/11/13/12/13

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Huhzubendah (3229) - Washington DC, USA - MAR 29, 2015
Thanks Liz! Burgundy / copper body with a small tan head. Dark fruits aroma with a hint of spice. Hints of red wine. Malty body with notes of sweet caramel. Sweet plums, a touch of cinnamon. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vjohans (636) - SWEDEN - MAR 6, 2015
chocolate, roasty, toast, herbs, citrus, alcohol, smoke, raisin, brown, hazy, tan foam, medium sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, sticky, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
tectactoe (3125) - Michigan, USA - FEB 20, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 6, 2015 Bottle: Dark brown pour with ruby-red edges, topped with a light-tan foam that settles pretty quickly. Slight dark fruity tartness on the nose. Raisin, plum, black cherries, all lacquered with a big malty sweetness underneath. Caramel, toasted bread, toffee, light molasses. Don’t get much spice on the nose at all, honestly. Flavor is heavy on the caramel malt & molasses, alongside some notes of dry cocoa powder. Boozy raisins, black cherries, plums, clove, & finally a small hint of chili powder adding a bit of spice towards the back-end. Slight alcohol warmth. Finish lingers with raisin, plum, & molasses. Would have liked to see a little more of the chili, cinnamon, & spice. Not bad, just a touch underwhelming.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jookos (4219) - FINLAND - FEB 16, 2015
Bottle.355@brewdog, hki. Dark brown. Broen malty, slight spicy, but sort of lively fruity. Dark fruits, some figs, bit plummy, malty though, not too syrupy on the nose at least. Some yeasty soft full belgy notes. Full bodied, some oilyness, but finishes on a clean, long, palate. Real nice. Intensive dark fruityness, some woody flavours, chocolate, slight sweet dark fruits. A sipper for a stay-at-home, read a book- type of a dark cold evening. Bit more carbonated than your average quad, adds to the deceptive light feel.

-- bb

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