Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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2.6/5 rDev -29.7%
375ml bottle $5. I had high hopes for this based on the cinnamon and chiles but it was a huge disappointment. Appearance was terrible with huge loogie like chunks of yeast sliding into my glass, no head. Aroma was mild cinnamon and then belgian yeast and raisins, very close to regular Judgment Day. Flavor was almost just like regular Judgment Day with the mildest hints of the new adjuncts. The mouthfeel was sort of watery. Overall, this sucked and I poured 3/4 of the glass down the drain, yuck.
01-10-2013 01:56:32 | More by ArrogantB
2.86/5 rDev -22.7%
Pours a dark amber color with a indescribably huge caramel colored head that is as stubborn as any you've ever seen on a root beer float--and then some. Aromas of cola, Belgian spice, and a little sorghum. The mouthfeel is sort of pleasant. Lubricating around the edges with a carbonated center. When it gets first pulled into the mouth, I get the sense that the beer is going to be fun. Sort of presents like a decent quad. Then something happens. That flavor goes away, leaving a bitter alcohol flavor. A little bit of a burnt flavor then emerges. Not sure what they were trying to do with this one, but I'm going to guess it didn't work out.
02-26-2013 03:48:20 | More by DocJitsu
2.93/5 rDev -20.8%
Poured from the bottle into a snifter glass at Smoke & Barrel DC, for the bottle share.
Got a bit of dregs, but a colleagues glass has a good amber body with chestnut brown edges and hues. Not head presented and no collar.
Nose is just bizarre. This smells like a fish market. Hints of spicy character and some sort of strange sweetness, it comes off as sticky sour grape mixed with cola nuts. It's just flat out weird.
Palate gets slightly better, but one word keeps repeating in my head and it's the word "off". Sweetness seems to dominate with a mix of caramel and coca cola. Funny. Odd. Palate feels somewhat wet but is perfectly fine letting the weirdness carry through.
Noticing that this has chile and specifically tamarind, that explains it. I really don't like tamarind and it's fishy character on this can be strong, depending on your pour (another persons glass did not have as strong a fish smell on it). Still the brew is just to flat out all over the place for me to enjoy, and it totally seems out of kilter. This really wasn't enjoyable, considering I really dig much of the regular offerings of Lost Abbey.
03-10-2013 21:49:21 | More by smakawhat
2.95/5 rDev -20.3%
Best after 12/21/12
Pours dark brown with a rim of light yellow foam. Smells of candy sugar, dark malts, belgian esters, a touch of cinnamon and a little ever so slight chili pepper character. Taste is sweet and belgian yeasty with malts, clay, grass, slight heat, raisin and oranges. Full bodied with an almost cotton candy tackiness, medium carb and dry finish. This is a meh beer to me.
12-22-2012 09:52:14 | More by harrymel
2.98/5 rDev -19.5%
Picked this up because I love quads and Lost Abbey. Although I wasn't a big fan of the regular Judgement Day. I pulled this from the fridge because it seemed timely; reviewed live on 12/20/12. Cost was $5.50 in Los Angeles. 12.7 fl oz brown glass bottle with hood and wire cap over a cork served into a New Belgium stem-goblet in me gaff in low altitude Los Feliz, Los Angeles, California. Expectations are above average.
Served straight from the refrigerator. Side-poured with standard vigor because (in spite of the brewery's reputation) no carbonation issues are anticipated.
Jesus! It took me a strained full three minutes just to get the damn cork out. I ended up having to use a corkscrew and was pulling obscenely hard. What gives?
A: Pours a two finger dark khaki colour head of nice cream and thickness, and good retention for the high ABV (4+ minutes). Not as frothy as I'd like. Lacing is thin and lackluster. Body colour is a solid black, but not quite a jet black. Nontransparent and opaque. No yeast particles are visible, nor did I notice any while carefully pouring.
Sm: Dark fruit including plum and raisin (maybe fig too), caramelized sugar, spice (nutmeg sticks out), hints of sticky licorice, and dry biscuity spicy yeast. A dry aroma all around. Raisin is dominant. I also get lees. Very much more towards the Unibroue dry raisin school of brewing quads than the soft wet rich fruit approach of many of the Trappist quads. An average strength aroma, but an inviting one.
T/Mf: Raisin and caramelization are dominant, with some hints of brown sugar and dying dark fruits on the climax. Lees. Spice (mainly cinnamon, maybe some nutmeg). No real yeast character. The dark fruits are too muted. Raisin was a poor choice here and really dries out the mouthfeel. Lots of cinnamon for the style. Tamarind when I look for it (per the label). Poor palate presence; the thickness is off. Has too much body and not enough complexity. Malty backbone is standard fare, not tailored to the more refined flavours. Imbalanced and underwhelming. The carbonation is good. I'm disappointed. Poorly layered. No detectable hop character - as it should be.
Dr: Drinkable but very mundane for the style, which is one of my favourites. As much as I love Lost Abbey, trappist style beers are not their strong suit. I'll be sticking with Pannepot as my off-the-shelf quad; this isn't worth trifling with again. That said, it's not awful. At this price point, I'd sooner reach for Boulevard's Sixth Glass. A disappointment from Lost Abbey, but not a bad beer in its own right.
12-21-2012 05:32:36 | More by kojevergas
3.25/5 rDev -12.2%
12.7 fl oz C&C bottle nice big pop when cork came out of the bottle.
poured into tulip glass.
Appearance: murky brown bodied beer. This beer is a foam bomb resulting from a hard pour. Easily 4 fingers of head of tan head. Looks like a rootbeer float head. Drops down to a thin ring.
Smell: Cola, vegital, and spicy. Overripe dark fruits. belgian yeast spiciness. Thats different...
Taste: raisins, spice, smokey, dark fruits and earthy. Metallic and vinous. Cola. Peppers. A little better than the nose.
Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation.
Overall: I think that there is too much going on in this beer. Is okay, but I have a tough time calling this a good beer. It a bit too much of a hodge podge beer.
03-14-2013 04:53:04 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
84 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.