hopscotch (11101) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - FEB 20, 2013
Bottle... Cloudy, dark brown ale with no head. The nose furnishes an intermingling of cocoa, spice-rack goodies, dark raisins, vanilla and toasted nuts. Medium to full-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and laid-back carbonation. The flavor is tangy, chili pepper-spicy and moderately bitter. Acrid, lightly bitter, tangy cocoa finish. Bottle courtesy of 50belair! Peacehammer (624) - California, USA - FEB 19, 2013
pours a deep mahogany. Nice thick, three fingers of off white head. Lots of plum and raisin on the nose. A slight hint if heat, but it’s faint. Flavor is a lot more of the same plum raisin dark fruit flavor. A touch of cinnamon on the finish, and a hint of heat. MadRobin (2988) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - FEB 19, 2013
On tap 4 oz. pour at the Lost Abbey tasting room in San Marcos, CA.
Clear, dark mahogany with a small khaki head and excellent lacing.
Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, raisins, molasses, chocolate, brown sugar and coffee.
Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, grapes, raisins, chocolate and molasses with noticeable alcohol in the finish.
Medium/light body and high/medium carbonation.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 15, 2013
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown that kicks up a huge balsa head. Nose is dough, brown sugar, raisin and spice. Medium body with a tingle. Taste is Belgian yeast, plum, dandelion greens and burnt sugar; spices barely noticeable. It’s got an odd basement quality i can’t get used to. Pailhead (6539) - Rochester Hills, Michigan, USA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle: The aroma consists of chocolate, caramel, raisin, and light chili peppers. It pours a dark brown with some orange transparency and a small beige head. The flavor starts with chocolate and caramel. The finish has raisin, vegetal notes, and light chili peppers. It’s medium bodied with lively carbonation.
Rando7 (779) - 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.elihapa (1553) - Honolulu, Hawaii, USA - FEB 7, 2013
Interesting beer but more of a novelty than something I’d want very often.
Lost Abbey Mayan judgement day... Let me first start by saying that this bottle, the shape, the artwork, all are very attractive. Dark fruits on nose, Bibble gum, ripe purple grapes, pear and spice. No real head. Flavor has mill chocolate, sweet brown sugar, plum, subdued spice. Boozy, dark fruit finish. Ok, but a bit all over the place in which more ingredients contribute to messiness rather than depth. Prefer original. NobleSquirrel (3438) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle from Bine & Vine. Pours a deep brown-nearly black with a robust tan head. Nose is super spicy, yeast driven. Clove and pepper dominate. Some earthy chile notes and cinnamon. Tamarind is lost. On the palate, some cocoa and a faint chile heat. The yeast is just too much overall for this beer to work right, imo. Cinnamon pushes the dryness as well. Meh. 50belair (3643) - Florida, USA - FEB 5, 2013
Bottle. Brown pour with a tan head. Spice and roasted malt aromas. The taste pretty much follows suit with some pepper and cacao undercurrents. Ibrew2or3 (8614) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Tap pours with a dark mahogany body and is supporting a light colored mocha head of foam. The aroma is initially loads blueberry, boysenberry and ripe juicy dark colored grapes. Then it becomes more spicy with coriander and a dash of cinnamon and then a nice sense of chocolate. The taste is full and rich with coriander like spices and then a black pepper sense as sweetness starts to fill in around the edges with a sweet mix of prunes, figs and chocolate. Tasty stuff.