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Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey

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166 Ratings
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Ratings: 166
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 11.89%
Wants: 15
Gots: 30 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

An end of the world version of our year-round Judgment Day. Made with cinnamon, chiles and tamarind.

(Beer added by: HopHead84 on 12-10-2012)
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-20-2013 14:22:16 | More by mendvicdog
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

02-20-2013 12:39:55 | More by yourefragile
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duceswild

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-20-2013 04:55:38 | More by duceswild
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oline73

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-20-2013 00:15:36 | More by oline73
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sprucetip

Alaska

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-13-2013 22:55:55 | More by sprucetip
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tut2528

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Best after 12/21/12 .. ha
Poured into a GI Tulip/Flute

A: pours a incredibly dark brown color with some massive 2-3 fingers worth of head formation that is light tan in color. the bubbles that form the head formation are huge and actually resembles a bubble bath. label is pretty badass.

S: big bread notes, Belgian yeasts, light raisins, and a light coriander and clove presence too. lacks complexity

T: much different that the nose, and there's a lot going on here that it is hard to decipher everything my taste buds are getting bombarded with.

more raisin presence here, some sweet brown sugar and caramel, spices and more spices, big burnt and smokey malt, cocoa nibs, alcohol, sugar candy (even bubblegum), and more spices.

M: quite nice actually. solid medium bodied, leaves a nice coating along the palate and the gums that leaves me feeling alcohol heat and tasting some various spices.

O: definitely a very complex brew as far as the taste goes. but its all over the place. and the spices. my goodness! it throws the brew off balances in my opinion. (Glad this is bottled in a smaller format)

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 04:06:23 | More by tut2528
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Romulux

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-11-2013 15:52:30 | More by Romulux
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.73/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Benny for bringing this one to the tasting. Pours dark brown with some deep, ruby-red along the edges, topped off with a light-tan colored head that settles quickly and doesn't leave much behind. This one's a bit tart on the nose and pretty sweet otherwise, full of deeper fruits, raisins, plums, and black cherries. Light caramel and bready sweetness from the malts, as well as a bit of spice - expected from a Belgian style ale. The nose leaves a bit to be desired; this one is labeled as a BSDA, so naturally I'm expected a super-huge and complex aromatic profile - perhaps I've come to expect to much. But this one seems a bit lacking and not as up-front, robust, and/or complex as it could be.

Light, sweet caramel malts lay the base for this brew, along with some mild molasses and maybe even light cocoa powder notes. Boozy raisins take center stage, starting off sweet, but quickly jetting into a light tartness; black cherries and plums enter as well. As with most Belgian style ales, the presence of spices does not go unnoticed - I'm picking up some clove and maybe even light coriander and mild chili powder (similar to that found in the Chocolate Oak Aged Yeti). This one was a bit warm with a noticeable alcohol character, woody and boozy on the finish with the dying tartness and lasting sweetness of the raisins and plums. Medium-thick body with a hefty dose of carbonation.

I think I was expecting a little bit more from this one and I was slightly let down by it. Still a very good, solid brew, but doesn't quite take me back like I've come to expect from most Belgian strongs.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 20:58:37 | More by tectactoe
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-09-2013 22:00:52 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Benny3000

Michigan

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-09-2013 20:07:47 | More by Benny3000
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katan

Colorado

3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml into a goblet

A- Brown with amber highlights. Super huge head formation, mocha in color. Looks to be very thick.

S - Dark fruits, cherries, somewhat earthy. Hops are fairly well hidden. Belgian yeast strain sneaks in there somewhere, some esters.

T - Starts off fruity, sweet, with a backdrop of some spices like cinnamon. Mid-stream the belgian esters take over, along with a more grainy undertone. Finishes a bit hot, with more dark fruits, grapes, almost wine like.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Seems to be well carbonated but just doesn't hold up the heft. Some alcohol warmth and some retained stickiness.

O/D - An interesting beer that doesn't neccesarily distinguish itself in any one way. Good belgian strong ale, although it could hide its booziness a little bit better. Certainly a slow sipper in both terms of ABV and how filling it is.

Serving type: bottle

02-09-2013 19:47:29 | More by katan
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dogfishandi

New York

4.19/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Grant35 for the bottle.

12.7 oz. cork and caged bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. "Best After 10/21/12" stamped on the neck of the bottle.

Pours out a very dark ruby color, almost appears black. A small light tan colored head that keeps about a 1/4 inch the whole glass, decent head retention, just a small spot or two of lace. Just a little bit of sediment settles at the bottom of the glass after awhile.

Not a huge aroma when compared to the taste. Lots of plum like dark fruits, phenoly Belgian yeast esters, a bit raisin and grape.

Lots of complex flavors. Every kind of dark fruit, mainly plum, raisins, grapes and figs. Phenoly Belgian yeast, hints of a cinnamon like spice, dark candied sugar syrup, molasses, a bit on the sweet side.

Medium to almost heavy in body with a slightly sticky sweet feel with just a bit of alcohol heat.

A really nice Belgian dark, one of the better ones I've had in awhile. You can't really detect any of the extras put into this beer (chilies, cinnamon, raisin, tamarind, etc.) but I'm sure they definatly add to the beer as I've never had the base Judgement Day. A worthy brew that I'd drink again if it wasn't so hard for me to get. I've yet to have a bad beer from Lost Abbey.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 23:05:53 | More by dogfishandi
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jlindros

Massachusetts

3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

With the impending end of the world imperial blizzard, I might as well crack the apocalypse beer.

Pours a big fizzy fluffy 2 finger slight brown colored head fades at a med pace with some foamy lacing, super dark beer with very faint hints of ruby light barely finding a way through, pretty much the color I expect the sky to be at the apocalypse.

Nose is a big Belgian dark beer, lots of booze at first, with more Belgian esters and phenols galore, followed quickly by fruits, dark fruits with booze soaked raisins, hint of fig paste, some brown sugar and toasty brown malts, English like biscuit malts, chewy like, little caramel and molasses, faint hint of cocoa dust. There is also an interesting herbal hop aroma, grassy earthy herbal like and with the booze and phenols slightly vegetal perhaps.

Taste starts with the herbal earthy flavors, slight vegetal like but not much, which blends into the phenols again, plenty of phenols and esters, booze is fairly strong and slightly fuesel. Bitterness is there with those herbal grassy hops, U.K. style, and that leads to light biscuit flavors, chewy toasty brown malts, and into molasses, and syrupy sweetness, fairly sweet, brown sugar, toffee, caramel, faint cocoa powder. Then fruits, brandy soaked raisins, fig paste, and faint baking spices. It's fairly over carbonated too, so it's harder to swish around the mouth and get all the complex flavors. Finish is sticky sweet, little booze and some phenols lingering, as well as more earthy grassy hops, little herbal, semi bitter, more of the brandy soaked raisins and fig fruits, and plenty of dark brown malts.

Mouth is med to fuller bodied, way too much carbonation, and plenty of warming tingly booze.

Overall not bad, but not what I was expecting. Aside from the over carbonation, I think a couple years of sitting would really benefit this, except I would expect it to be a gusher at that point with the already huge carbonation level. Also booze is a bit high although it is a 10.5% beer. The dark fruits, faint spices and sweet flavors, malts, etc, are quite nice though, so it has potential if it's tweaked a little.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 01:17:40 | More by jlindros
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mbs11

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +8.1%

02-07-2013 00:12:02 | More by mbs11
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bca115

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

02-06-2013 16:11:09 | More by bca115
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

judgment day brewed with chilies, cinnamon, and tamarind for the 12-21-12 mayan calendar thing. looks like we made it. pours chalky dark brown color with just patchy tan foam spots throughout, no real head. the nose is cinnamon, dark malt, cocoa powder, and something oddly citrusy, and the flavor is identical, just add a touch of chili pepper without any head, and some smokiness. turns out the citrus aroma is coming from the tamarind, a bitter tree pod fruit i associated with india more than the mayans, but ya learn something new every day. its got a semisweet acidic bitterness to it, and a texture like a gummyworm, and all of those elements manifest themselves in the taste of this brew, much to my liking. the finish is dry and not too sweet, which surprises me. there is a powdery sort of dryness though, which i think hurts the feel a little bit. mellow carbonation is adequate, and the body is quite full. the alcohol is hidden well, and would not have placed this one at 10.5%. overall a cool beer, and an affordable on by lost abbey standards. we'll see what they come up with for the next apocalypse.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 21:03:03 | More by StonedTrippin
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured on-tap and served in a tulip, the beer is a dark brown coloring with ruby highlights and a frothy, light, filmy, clingy, light tan head. Nose of earth and tannins, grapes, cherries, date and fig, a touch of roast, and a touch of booze. Flavors of bold, rich date and fig sweetness, with boozey overtones throughout. Light bodied with effervescent carbonation. Roastiness on the tongue with more of the rich flavors leading into a boozey, oaky, earthy aftertaste. Very light, slightly filmy finish, despite all of the heaviness throughout. Very tasty, and this one is a big, chewy sipper. Glad I was able to get my hands on this one.

Serving type: on-tap

02-01-2013 02:31:42 | More by GarthDanielson
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

01-29-2013 01:37:23 | More by Rochefort10nh
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

01-27-2013 19:54:30 | More by jsanford
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DeanMoriarty

California

4.11/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The wife got me a 12.7 OZ bottle from Olive Tree Market to celebrate the end of the Mayan calendar - I finally got around to crackin it - poured into a Plan Nine Alehouse stemmed tulip.

A: Pours dark as sh*t - like a stout with a fatty tan head that sticks around a while leaving good amounts of lacing from start to finish.

S: Spicy roasted malt - black pepper, ginger - dark chocolate, cherry and plum - earthy grass and a hint of booze.

T: On point with the nose - dark chocolate is dominant with hints of espresso and red chili.

M: Barely medium-bodied ale with vigorous carbonation...wish it was a bit more "meaty" - seems a bit watery for the style...although an extremely easy drinker for a 10.5 % ABV.

Overall tasty ale and a clever in regards to the Mayan theme with the Mexican chocolate flavor that is dominant and hides the high ABV. Wish it had a bit more body to it. This would be outstanding if aged a bit in a barrel. No complaints though! Would definitely revisit.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 06:09:40 | More by DeanMoriarty
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MrJolly

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-26-2013 00:38:32 | More by MrJolly
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rab53

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-23-2013 02:42:23 | More by rab53
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leedorham

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

01-21-2013 16:24:32 | More by leedorham
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.1/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Boneyard Bistro in Sherman Oaks, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, brown sugar, dark fruits, cinnamon, and spices. Taste is much the same with a cinnamon and slight chile flavor on the finish. There is a mild amount of spice and roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a great smell and tasty flavors.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2013 05:23:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-21-2013 02:54:16 | More by crobinso
Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
84 out of 100 based on 166 ratings.