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%
 
 
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14
Gots:
30
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3.58/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Screw you, Mayans. I was SO ready for the apocalypse. I stocked up on canned goods and toilet paper. I spent months mapping out the best path to take after the skies rained down fire and turned our planet into a sun-torched hellscape. I took all my money out of the bank and used it to buy ninja stars.

And for what?! Now I look like a dummy, and you're probably just laughing your asses off in the 13th level of Tamoanchan. I haven't been this upset since Y2K.

Well, this doomsday prepper will have his Mayan Apocalypse -- one way or another.

Luckily, I wasn't the only person who presumed the end was nigh. As the world spiraled toward its last days and people began to panic in earnest, the brewers at The Lost Abbey thought it a perfect time to tweak the recipe for their Belgian-style quadrupel, Judgement Day. While the OG version of this rapturous beer is made with raisins, the Mayan edition adds dried chiles, cinnamon and tamarind to the mix.

The result is a brew that's both thicker and darker than before. Deep purple-black in hue, the apocalyptic brew lets zero light in. A cocoa powder-colored head locks in aromas of raisins, brown sugar and maple, along with a touch of cinnamon. A chile-derived earthiness is here as well, though in a much smaller amount than I'd like.

In the flavor, the chile bite is more noticeable, planting an earthy grip on the back of the tongue. If left on the tongue for a while, you can detect just a bit of the pepper's heat. Big, fruity raisins, cinnamon and bitter dark chocolate swirl amidst a shot of alcohol. The alcohol bite is almost too big here, getting in the way of the underlying flavors somewhat. It does add, however, to the body, which is a big, syrupy medium that's enhanced by mild, gooey carbonation.

I find the standard Judgment Day a bit too boozy. Mayan Apocalypse, with its unique adjuncts, combats this a little, but it would've been great if the beer had just a bit more of the South American flavors.

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3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

pours a deep ruby, brown khaki color. not a ton coming through on the nose besides a quad-like smell - some toffee, raisin, dark fruit, bread. taste matches the smell, pretty bland unfortunately but still a nice take on a quad. some cinnamon comes across on the taste though, but it seems like the other "mayan" flavors didn't last. I had this on tap months ago and remember a more pronounced chili and cinnamon aspect. I believe that was in February and brewed in late December, so it was a roughly 6/7 month old bottle. glad I got to try it again though. Thanks NurseBri

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

375 ml bottle poured into a stemmed wide mouth glass.

Appearance: This beer poured a huge off white head that reduced to a thin layer. It is a dark brown color with bo clarity or bubbles seen coming up through the glass.

Smell: Spicy, malty, yeasty, dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate, and a little alcohol.

Taste: Cinnamon is a but more noticeacle on the palate. Alcohol and dark fruits in there too.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, spicy, boozy, low to medium carbonation, and medium to full bodied.

Overall: Well the apocalypse didn't happen, but the Bruins need to win tonight. Nice quad on a steamy Boston summer day. Solid and enjoyable.

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3.95/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 375 ml cork and caged bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: Made quite a pop when the cork came out of this one. Huge amount of carbonation requiring multiple rests to get the entire contents into my tulip. Thick tan head on top of a very dark muddy brown liquid looks amazing in the glass.

Smell: First thing I get is cinnamon, and a lot of it. Going back for a second sniff, I get a bit of the malt sweetness from the base quad and just a touch of the peppers. As the beer warms, the sweet candy sugar smell comes through over the spices a bit more.

Taste: Peppery spices are the first thing noticed on the tip of the tongue, but that quickly gives way to the sweet caramel malt flavors of the quad. I get some dark fruit flavors in the middle of the tongue. the beer finishes dry, with the spices (not sure if it is pepper or pure cinnamon) coming back and leaving a tingle on the back of the tongue.

Mouthfeel: Feels a bit strange in the mouth with the huge mix of spices and the abundance of carbonation. A little thin for what I would expect from such a big beer.

Overall: I'm not as impressed with this as I'd hoped to be, but it was by no means a let down. I think this could have been a real winner, but it seems they went a little overboard on the spices which drowned out the base beer a little too much.

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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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