Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by dahlen22:
3.1/5 rDev -20.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
I have been drinking craft beers for almost 20 years now (even when craft beers were far and few between), but I can safely say that it is a glorious time for beer folk, but it has also gotten a bit out of hand. The talk of the town is Lost Abbey beers, and I too fell into line with the hype. But to be honest, this one did not impress me at all...
Appearance: Black with a 1/4 inch thick head.
Aroma: Raisins,figs, and other dark fruits.
Taste: On par with the aroma. But after the dark fruits, a subtle coffee taste comes through followed by a slight spice and some hops. Starts dry and finishes a bit on the spicy side.
Overall: I get what they are going for here and it is a nice beer and a sipper for sure at 10.5% abv. This (to me) is a nice beer to have after a good meal or by the fireplace in the cooler months. In May, this one was a pre-dinner crusher that left me looking for the bread sticks. Good variety of flavors, but I once again realize that the Belgians just do this so much better at the price. Cheers!!
Serving type: bottle
05-10-2012 21:33:05 | More by dahlen22
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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.