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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.


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3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pilgrimoutlaw (702) - Wayne, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2013
Bottle pours dark reddish black with nice thick tan foamy head. Aroma of chocolate, raisins, alcohol, cinnamon, toast. soy sauce. Moderately sweet with trailing light bitterness. Full body. Lively on top, creamy underneath. A lot like DFH Palo Santo Maron. This would probably age really well, but it’s too hot right now.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ClarkVV (3856) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - APR 5, 2014
Bottle from Martys, drunk 4/5/14
Very fragrant nose, pralines and toffee, quite lighthearted for such a big beer. Some light prunes add tartness and the caramel-vanilla cream sweetness actually sits in the background.
Dark, mahogany with ruby tints. The head is light tan and moderately well-retained.
Phew. Strong. Chiles are very lightly notable and sweet chocolate, tart prunes and almost a mint-like spiciness really shock the palate. Warmth on the end, though it’s not overtly alcoholic. Toffee sweetness is chewy, but the ample, expansive carbonation obliterates any sense of syrupiness/thickness that may exist here. Still, you can’t hold back such bold flavors, even with the disruptive carbonation, and it gets pretty fatiguing after just a few sips. Do love the chiles, though and the chocolate-cinnamon note is quite reserved and adds more complexity. Actually quite astringent on the finish. Like eating a dried red chili pepper soaked in tamarind and soy sauce. Ok, not really. I don’t know. Seems pretty far-gone from the base Judgment Day. Belgian, strong or light are still subtle beers and chili, cinnamon and tamarind really don’t work with them. Or so I think.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
zvikar (2805) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MartinT (7523) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryanfolty (1780) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - MAR 27, 2014
March 24, 2014 - on tap at the tasting room. Dark brown pour with nice head and lacing. Aroma was sweet, dark fruit and spice. Taste was consistent with aroma.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5415) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 20, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit schöner Schaumkrone. Geruch röstmalzig, sehr fruchtig, reife Früchte, alkoholisch. Geschmack stark fruchtig, dunkle überreife Früchte, leicht röstmalzig, alkoholisch.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerguy101 (5267) - Newark, California, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Sampled at Lost Abbey on 3/19//2014. This Abbey Quad pours a dark amber brown color from the tap. Small to medium sized white foamy head. The aroma is dark fruit, dates, brown sugar and some chilies. Medium to full bodied Abbey Quadruple. The malts are dark fruit and sweet, brown sugar, molasses and dates. The hops are herbal and earthy. Big dark quad with some chili and other spices. Light carbonation. Nice balance between the malts and the spices. Very smooth. Finish is smooth and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is sweet with a touch of spice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (13351) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 8, 2014
27th February 2014
Opaque dark brown - black beer. good pale tan head. Softish airy palate, dry with fine carbonation. Light airy dry malt. whisper of mellow coffee. Light cherry, Light lactose and spices, Finishes airy and dry. Quite hard to pin down but overall a sweetish beer.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Sledutah (4113) - Utah, USA - FEB 24, 2014
On tap at the brewery
Clear dark mahogany with a medium sized tan head and good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and chocolate. Flavors of roasted malts, sweet caramel and dark fruit
OK, very sweet

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle sample at a tasting at Beer Market Jaffa. Thanks tom L. Very dark brown, cloudy, light tan head. Pickled water, pumpkin and pumpkin seed aroma, bitter, pumpkin seeds and a little sour taste, full-bodied, very carbonated, spicy finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (855) - 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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