Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by BedetheVenerable:
4.22/5 rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: Awesome looking 750 corked and caged
Appearance: Just slightly hazy dark walnut beer with medium dark ivory cap which fades pretty quickly to a medium/thick film
Smell: Sweet dark bread, light chocolate, touches of dark rum and fruit
Taste: Big kick of dark fruit and rum alcohol up front, with lots of toasty crystal malt and burnt caramel on the finish...ends a bit dry and bready...alcohol is present but not overpowering
Mouthfeel: Medium-heavy and slick
Drinkability: High for the style, though splitting this 750 between two people was perfect
Conclusion: This was quite nice; a drinkable Quad full of character...this really shone with pairings, however. It was great as a dessert course with German Butterkase cheese, dried figs, and dark Belgian chocolate.
Serving type: bottle
05-26-2009 02:08:39 | More by BedetheVenerable
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3.83/5 rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
750ml brown bottle purchased from BevMo in Sunnyvale, CA. Brought back to Sydney where I shared it with Sam.
Pours a frothy black-brown, with a puffy head of pale brown: the lightness of everything is the giveaway that this is something other than a big porter or stout. Lacing is excellent. Body is quite light. Looks very decent.
Nose is actually surprisingly mild. Some fine grainy malt characters, and a touch of sharpness that gives it a slightly boozy or inky quality, but not a whole bunch more. It's fairly fine all over, but it's not particularly big or complex.
Taste is a lot better. Here, there's a sweetness of dried fruit through the centre of the palate, which has a raisin or even concord grape quality to it. Around this is the fine depth of sweetness with a bit of booze to it. On the back is a long, lingering sweetness laced with a spiciness from the alcohol. It's a nice mix.
Feel is light and slightly frothy. It's pretty nice.
Overall, yeah, another fine brew out of the Lost Abbey stable. It's certainly not different enough to stand out from the crowd, but it's a beer I'm perfectly happy to drink. But then, pretty much anything with the LA label on it is something I'm perfectly happy to drink.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 03:03:38 | More by lacqueredmouse
Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 845 ratings.