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Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey

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867 Ratings
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Ratings: 867
Reviews: 393
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.31%
Wants: 82
Gots: 137 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Raisins.

(Beer added by: scottoale on 12-23-2006)
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Reviews by dejrrma:
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3.83/5  rDev -1.8%

I can't find the date in the bottle but I bought it in February of 2011. 750 ml bottle for $9.99.

a- pours a dark brown color. very little head that disappears into a thin ring.

s- the most intense aroma is that of pineapples. Incredible. Then there's some raisins and malts. There's some definite boozeyness as well.

t- Tastes little like the intense pineapples I smelled. It tastes of raisins and roasted malts with chocolate undertones. A bit sugary with a slight soy taste.

m- medium body, and little carbonation, but since it's about year old, I don't expect otherwise. Slight soy after taste.

o- pretty good. i liked it as a beer that i was trying for the first time but i don't know if I've ever go out and seek this brew out.

01-18-2012 02:01:44 | More by dejrrma
More User Reviews:
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-10-2012 15:54:13 | More by DavyJones
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3.48/5  rDev -10.8%

08-14-2014 05:26:16 | More by Bignick254
Photo of orbitalr0x


3.78/5  rDev -3.1%

1st bottle release.

Deep cola brown pour with garnet highlights. Not much carbonation but a few bubbles. Aromas of dark malts with a mix of caramel, raisins and lots of dark fruits. Cocoa and spice with an earthy yeast undertone.

First sip brings smooth dark malts upfront with molasses, caramel and raisin flavors. Dark fruits mix through. Cocoa and bready undertones move into spicy yeast accents as it flows down. Mildly roasted with sweetness on the finish. Pretty tasty.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth. Mellow carbonation works well here IMHO and this bottle is far from flat. Overall tasty but it's still not near what I remember Mother of All Beers being. Will need to snag another fresh bottle sometime.

08-01-2009 17:36:29 | More by orbitalr0x
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

04-16-2012 02:12:49 | More by nuzzorama
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

02-12-2014 01:04:39 | More by warnerry
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New York

4.18/5  rDev +7.2%

Belgian style bomber, caged and corked w/o freshness info. This one opened with a whimpy "poof" and then poured w/ next to no carbonation, no head and no lacing, hmmm..things pick up with the raisiny nose and then full throttle, tasty, raisiny notes picked up in the early sips. Malty sweet, some Belgian yeasty, nutty notes, rum soaked raisins, brandy whiffs, yum. More quality brew from L.A./Port brewing

11-08-2007 23:04:07 | More by Billolick
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

03-17-2014 20:58:21 | More by mrquartetman
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

11-25-2013 03:52:35 | More by mctizzz
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3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance: 1/3 inch head, dark red/brown in color, hazy, high carbonation

Smell: raisin, dark fruit, and toasted malt

Taste: raisin, pumpernickel bread, cinnamon, dark fruit, and alcohol

Mouthfeel: medium bodied, slightly sweet with a bitter backbone, high carbonation

Drinkability: A nice and complex quad that is very raisin friendly. I do like raisin and bread combination. I would get this again but have other favorites from the brewery.

05-03-2010 14:22:55 | More by tigg924
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

08-10-2013 02:51:34 | More by aquazr1
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4.22/5  rDev +8.2%

Thanks to kaiser81 for sending me this bottle.

The beer pours dark brown with a tan head. The aroma is raisins, alcohol and brown sugar. The flavor is awesome with raisins, brown sugar, milk chocolate, alcohol and Belgian yeast. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

06-01-2010 03:59:21 | More by Mora2000
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

05-13-2014 02:45:02 | More by alienlifeforcecube
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5/5  rDev +28.2%

11-26-2011 05:23:39 | More by GarrettB714
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

11-19-2013 20:47:13 | More by SudsSurfer
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

02-26-2012 17:29:00 | More by fo1ksguitar
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

06-28-2013 04:53:18 | More by Altenor
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3.95/5  rDev +1.3%

Murky brown pour with absolutely no head. I tried to force one out and there was nothing. Raisins, prunes, brown sugar, dank yeast, and earth in the aroma. Sweet but a little smoky in the taste. Molasses, more raisins, toasted bread, and dusty yeast esters mix well. The lack of carbonation gives this a syrupy, liquer-like quality. Still, this is very good.

12-12-2008 21:15:58 | More by magictrokini
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

03-09-2012 22:07:34 | More by jburchett
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-18-2013 01:43:30 | More by Janeinma
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3.9/5  rDev 0%

On Tap

Lost Abbey
San Marcos, CA

(I don't typically review the same beer twice; I only do so when my experiences between serving types are vastly different. My experience was much better on tap at the brewery compared to my bottle of this beer.)

Dark brown and amber. Thin head. Wonderful lacing down the glass. Carbonated! Hip hip! Hooray!

A pungent, pleasant smell. The dark fruits take center stage which include both dark raisins and burnt cherries, though I wish there was more than just the fruit--and that's all I smell here really.

The initial taste is spicy, malty, and fruity. The Belgian yeast is present and the raisin flavor stays throughout. A tasty, yet relatively simple quad.

Big, thick, and heavy in the mouth, which is welcome. Bring it on! Plenty of carbonation makes this a pleasure to drink.

I expect a lot out of my quads, and that being said, this is very good beer; however, this one falls just short of the great and world-class quads. All in all, a delicious beer.

05-30-2011 22:56:46 | More by ehammond1
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New Mexico

4/5  rDev +2.6%

08-21-2014 14:14:11 | More by buyyourfreedom
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

06-27-2012 22:35:24 | More by KyleMA
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

03-06-2013 21:57:25 | More by ryser2k
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

12-14-2013 01:51:50 | More by Seattle_Suds
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Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
88 out of 100 based on 867 ratings.