Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by basica:
4.72/5 rDev +21.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Had this at Craftheads in Shibuya, Tokyo, Japan http://craftheads.jp
A - Jet black pour into a Lost Abbey chalice yielding a thick foamy, milky tan head wiith good retention and nice lacing (4.5)
S - Loads of dark fruits pleasantly blended with caramel on the nose along with some liquorice (4.5)
T - Sweet caramel flavors upfront, exploding into tonnes of dark fruits and chocolate flavors, nicely blended in with the alcohol phenols in the middle and lasting well into the finish where the familiar Lost Abbey belgian yeast (that was also present in the 10 commandments) could be discerned; complex and delectable (5)
M - Medium bodied thickness with slightly high carbonation and a foamy smooth texture, thus going down very easily (4.5)
D - Great flavors, ever so smooth and deceptively easy drinking at 10.5% ABV (4.5)
Serving type: bottle
02-03-2011 13:00:12 | More by basica
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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
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