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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3.81/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle split into some tulip glasses. Had been cellering it for maybe 8 months before temptation gave way for Canada Day. Appearance is a dark ruby brown, good initial head of tight tan foam, and good lacing and retention.
S - Caramelly raisins, figs, a bit of a leather note, plummy, quite rich with an overall stewed dark fruit character, raisins being the most prominent. Subtle balance.
T - start is very robust, a big play of plums, alcoholic raisins, as it warms it got a bit more rambunctious. Some figgy notes, lemon, dry leather, more plums, and getting really quite dry towards the end. Dark fruit in essence but it is very lively, prunes, raisins and plums as well as lemon, all mixed with a boozy mildly spicy mix. Dry and SOFT finish (margarete c).
M - has an initial soft carbonation, which helps balance some of the heavier alcohol notes, holding on the palate this volatility starts to come forward. A big beer, but balanced quite well enough to pair with a steak dinner. Leaves a dry lingering dark fruit and raisin character.
Good quad, and certainly the raisins were a forefront character in this. Didn't quite hit the mark on balance, as I felt the alcohol was a bit too perceptible once it warmed, still quite tasty and drinkable, but I wouldn't put it in top marks, it falls short of the complexity and balance I would expect in the best belgian quads. Still a quite respectable beer and rather unique in its own regard.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 01:18:32 | More by mick303
Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 844 ratings.