Judgment Day - Mayan Apocalypse
The Lost Abbey

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From:
The Lost Abbey
 
California, United States
Style:
Quadrupel (Quad)
ABV:
10.5%
Score:
84
Avg:
3.71 | pDev: 11.86%
Ratings:
182
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Feb 11, 2018
Added:
Dec 10, 2012
Wants:
  14
Gots:
  30
SCORE
84
Good
Judgment Day - Mayan ApocalypseJudgment Day - Mayan Apocalypse
Notes: An end of the world version of our year-round Judgment Day. Made with cinnamon, chiles and tamarind.
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Photo of Phil-Fresh
4.22/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Phil-Fresh from California

Bottle

A: Moderate caramel malts, light candied sugar, dark fruits, dark chocolate, faint orange peel and spices.

A:Dark brown color with a ruby hue opaque, with a thinnish off white head that quickly recedes into the glass.

T: Moderate caramel, with light roast, dark fruit esters, brown sugar, orange peel, with a faint oxidation, spice through the finish.

M: Full bodied with moderately light carbonation.

O: Super tasty; the beer has really mellowed and the components now have outstanding balance. While a touch of oxidation shows, it adds to the character (at this point).

Feb 11, 2018
 
3 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Jan 04, 2018
 
4.17 by paresis from Massachusetts on Oct 27, 2016
 
4.1 by kifaru from California on Feb 05, 2016
 
4.28 by dcmchew from Romania on Jan 21, 2016
Photo of Ciocanelu
3.65/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Ciocanelu from Romania

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.

Jan 04, 2016
Photo of Marius
4.34/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by Marius from Netherlands

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.

Oct 16, 2015
 
3.58 by gouettn from Washington on May 03, 2015
Photo of Huhzubendah
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Huhzubendah from District of Columbia

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.

Mar 23, 2015
Photo of spinrsx
4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by spinrsx from Canada (ON)

Bottle from Bristol Farms Palm Desert for $8

Appearance – Brown colour with an above average size fizzy beige coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation and there is some great lacing. The head lasted for over 5 minutes before it was gone.

Smell – Malts, caramel, fruit cake, dark fruits, all spice

Taste & Mouth - There is an average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, caramel, and a bit of chocolate. There is also some raisins/plums/cherries, oranges, and an all spice mix.

Overall – Really complex and the flavours are integrated very well. I suspect that age has really helped this beer based on other reviews. If you have some of this tucked away, give it a try - I bet it's peaking.

Mar 18, 2015
 
3.56 by wulfie85 from California on Mar 07, 2015
Photo of alienlifeforcecube
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by alienlifeforcecube from Massachusetts

Had this in 2015. Ages very well. Nice coffee notes.

Jan 19, 2015
 
3.75 by Lucnifter from California on Nov 19, 2014
 
2.25 by olradetbalder from Sweden on Nov 13, 2014
 
3.75 by hopley from Massachusetts on Oct 25, 2014
 
3.75 by wethorseblanket from California on Oct 02, 2014
 
3.25 by getkrunkhoe from California on Aug 20, 2014
 
3.75 by drewone from California on Aug 18, 2014
 
3.5 by zestar from California on Jul 19, 2014
 
4 by Marco_Gtz from California on Jun 30, 2014
 
4 by Abe_Froman from Massachusetts on Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
by Alieniloquium from Florida

375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Reviewed from notes.

Appearance - Nice khaki head. A few wisps. Islands atop a brown body.

Smell - Buckets of raisins. Cinnamon spice. Alcohol and dark fruits.

Taste - Lots of caramel malts and spices. Chocolatey. Finishes with dark fruits. Dry and raisiny.

Mouthfeel - Dry and boozy with high carbonation.

Overall - Dominated by spices and raisins. I don't get much from the peppers, though.

Jun 15, 2014
 
4.75 by hpthebull from California on May 21, 2014
 
3.75 by PretzelCity from California on May 04, 2014
 
3.75 by BG24 from California on Apr 15, 2014
 
4 by afsdan from Colorado on Mar 22, 2014
 
3.75 by mantissa from Oregon on Mar 09, 2014
 
3.75 by benghan from Sweden on Mar 04, 2014
 
4 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on Jan 26, 2014
 
4 by Sokool from Washington on Dec 30, 2013
 
3.5 by iatethecloudsfor from Vermont on Dec 28, 2013
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.2/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by DrinkSlurm from New York

"Enjoy after 12/21/12" printed on the bottle. Purchased in the summer of 2012 and it stayed in my cellar since. Figured 1 year old and it was ready, but after opening, this could have aged nicely for a much longer time im thinking.
Corked bottle poured into my crooked stave tulip (yes, prob should have been my westy chalice...but whatever).
Pours a deep black ruby color with a finger of tan head, that shrinks into thin floating lacing. Aromas of chocolate a huge, dried fruit/date/raison with a hint of heat in the nose. Flavor is dried fruit/raison, chocolate, clove, with a great spicey finish. Wow...this is really nice. Super smooth and full bodied. The dried fruit really shines here but what separates this from most quads is the slight heat in the finish. Really a great brew.
Based on reviews, it seems like this one needs age. Well, regardless, I really enjoyed this one.

Dec 24, 2013
 
3.5 by Profchaos20 from Pennsylvania on Dec 14, 2013
 
4 by trxxpaxxs from New York on Dec 13, 2013
 
4 by Matt_Ortiz from California on Dec 01, 2013
 
3.5 by ste5venla from California on Nov 19, 2013
Photo of srhoadsy
4.31/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by srhoadsy from Florida

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a rich mahogany brown with an inch plus of dark tan head that slowly recedes leaving heavy surface layer and moderate lacing.

Aromas of dried fruits, coconut and cola.

Flavors are a combination of marzipan and Malibu rum. Dried fruits, caramelized sugars, coconut and spice. As it warmed I got hints of pepper, sour cherry and bittersweet chocolate.

Medium bodied and sweet with a surprisingly dry, crisp finish. Moderate carbonation and a lingering but pleasant aftertaste.

Surprised to see some of the lower marks for this beer. It was simply one of the most complex and flavorful beers I've had. I have yet to be disappointed by The Lost Abbey.

Nov 15, 2013
 
3.75 by DarthKostrizer from California on Nov 09, 2013
 
4 by Warlocks-Passage from California on Oct 23, 2013
 
4.25 by ralphw56 from Nevada on Oct 12, 2013
Judgment Day - Mayan Apocalypse from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 84 out of 100 with 182 ratings