Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day | The Lost Abbey

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Added by HopHead84 on 12-10-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
180
Reviews:
48
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
11.73%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
30
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 180 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of Zaphog
2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of smakawhat
2.92/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

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.

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of DocJitsu
2.87/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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.

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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2.75/5  rDev -26.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
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)

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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3.89/5  rDev +3.7%
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.

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Mayan Apocalypse Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
3.75 out of 5 based on 180 ratings.
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