Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by NolanGTI:
4.05/5 rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Pours with a one fingered head that doesn't stick around long. Ruby colored body with a tan hairline.
Smells of wet earth and fig, which sets up how it is going to taste fairly accurately. Lots of fig and raisin notes, solid mouthfeel and a slight burn accompanied by a sweetness on the finish. The longer you let it sit the more deep fruit comes through, a few of which I can't quite place.
A drinkable beer, but not one I would rave about. Worth a try, and solid through and through. This beer is like a B/B+ student, solid, but unremarkable. A complex beer worth getting to know, but ultimately not quite as glorious in flavor as it is in complexity.
Serving type: bottle
10-27-2007 22:11:32 | More by NolanGTI
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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.