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Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
88
very good

930 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 930
Reviews: 395
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Wants: 87
Gots: 148 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
A massive beer in every sense of the word. A stronger and more contemplative version of our Lost and Found Ale. Judgment Day is the base beer for our Cuvee de Tomme. Many of the Trappist Breweries produce a version of beer which ages incredibly well for many years to come. And, since none of us knows when the end of the world is coming, we suggest you stock up with lots of Lost Abbey beers so that when the end of the world magically appears from no where, you’ll have a beer or two on hand for even the stingiest of angels.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 12-23-2006)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 930 | Reviews: 395 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by BabySnakes:
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4.47/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark dark brown with a hint of ruby.Giant tan head that lasted a few minutes and dissapated to lacing

Aroma of coffee, raisin, slight chocolate malts, dark caramel

Deep dark flavors, very intense. Alcohol melds very nicely with the other flavors coffee, more raisin (special B grain?), toffee, but the coffee really dominates this quad. Hints of fig also.

Mouthfeel is really nice. Super carbonated in a great way for this beer. The alcohol,dense flavors and high carbonation make it nice and balanced.

Overall, an excellent beer. An extremely well balanced big beer. Savor and enjoy.

BabySnakes, Dec 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

DavyJones, Apr 10, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

t2grogan, Oct 05, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%

Bignick254, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of orbitalr0x
3.78/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

1st bottle release.

Deep cola brown pour with garnet highlights. Not much carbonation but a few bubbles. Aromas of dark malts with a mix of caramel, raisins and lots of dark fruits. Cocoa and spice with an earthy yeast undertone.

First sip brings smooth dark malts upfront with molasses, caramel and raisin flavors. Dark fruits mix through. Cocoa and bready undertones move into spicy yeast accents as it flows down. Mildly roasted with sweetness on the finish. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. Mellow carbonation works well here IMHO and this bottle is far from flat. Overall tasty but it's still not near what I remember Mother of All Beers being. Will need to snag another fresh bottle sometime.

orbitalr0x, Aug 01, 2009
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

nuzzorama, Apr 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

freshflesh, Friday at 12:24 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

warnerry, Feb 12, 2014
Photo of Billolick
4.18/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Belgian style bomber, caged and corked w/o freshness info. This one opened with a whimpy "poof" and then poured w/ next to no carbonation, no head and no lacing, hmmm..things pick up with the raisiny nose and then full throttle, tasty, raisiny notes picked up in the early sips. Malty sweet, some Belgian yeasty, nutty notes, rum soaked raisins, brandy whiffs, yum. More quality brew from L.A./Port brewing

Billolick, Nov 08, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

mrquartetman, Mar 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

mctizzz, Nov 25, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, dark red/brown in color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: raisin, dark fruit, and toasted malt

Taste: raisin, pumpernickel bread, cinnamon, dark fruit, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, slightly sweet with a bitter backbone, high carbonation

Drinkability: A nice and complex quad that is very raisin friendly. I do like raisin and bread combination. I would get this again but have other favorites from the brewery.

tigg924, May 03, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

aquazr1, Aug 10, 2013
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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to kaiser81 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is raisins, alcohol and brown sugar. The flavor is awesome with raisins, brown sugar, milk chocolate, alcohol and Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

Mora2000, Jun 01, 2010
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3.25/5  rDev -16.7%

olradetbalder, Nov 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

SudsSurfer, Nov 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

fo1ksguitar, Feb 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Altenor, Jun 28, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Murky brown pour with absolutely no head. I tried to force one out and there was nothing. Raisins, prunes, brown sugar, dank yeast, and earth in the aroma. Sweet but a little smoky in the taste. Molasses, more raisins, toasted bread, and dusty yeast esters mix well. The lack of carbonation gives this a syrupy, liquer-like quality. Still, this is very good.

magictrokini, Dec 12, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

jburchett, Mar 09, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Janeinma, Aug 18, 2013
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3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On Tap

Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

(I don't typically review the same beer twice; I only do so when my experiences between serving types are vastly different. My experience was much better on tap at the brewery compared to my bottle of this beer.)

Dark brown and amber. Thin head. Wonderful lacing down the glass. Carbonated! Hip hip! Hooray!

A pungent, pleasant smell. The dark fruits take center stage which include both dark raisins and burnt cherries, though I wish there was more than just the fruit--and that's all I smell here really.

The initial taste is spicy, malty, and fruity. The Belgian yeast is present and the raisin flavor stays throughout. A tasty, yet relatively simple quad.

Big, thick, and heavy in the mouth, which is welcome. Bring it on! Plenty of carbonation makes this a pleasure to drink.

I expect a lot out of my quads, and that being said, this is very good beer; however, this one falls just short of the great and world-class quads. All in all, a delicious beer.

ehammond1, May 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

buyyourfreedom, Aug 21, 2014
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Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 930 ratings.