Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by FtownThrowDown:
4.33/5 rDev +11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5
Unfortunately, I have acquired a couple of the bottles that have the known "corking" problem. This opened with no pop, and poured a carbonationless liquid. The smell is great. Rich, dark fruits. Mostly the clearly stated raisin. But more dark cherry, blackberry as well. The taste is quite good. Full on the mouthfeel and rich. I prefer my beers not overly carbonated and this is surprisingly good. It needs just a hint of carbonation to add to the mouthfeel, and to slow down my consumption of this thing. Without the carbonation to slow you down, this thing just goes quick. A very satisfying beer that is close to the way I like them, just needs a touch of carbonation and this would be top shelf.
Serving type: bottle
09-30-2008 23:14:16 | More by FtownThrowDown
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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.