Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by jdklks:
3.45/5 rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
No surprise here: pours a raisiny purple with deep mahogony edges and a small tan head. The smell is of darker fruits, a little belgian yeast, and a hint of alcohol. Not very strong, but a decent aroma.
Well, it's certainly drinkable, but not all that great. It's a little excessive with the raisins, and the malts go from sweet to bitter in the aftertaste very quickly. A hint of dark chocolate and some spiciness. The beer is not lively at all, just kind of "blah".
On the heavier side of medium-bodied with a good amount of carbonation. Don't know if I'll make it through the whole bottle, but I'll certainly try.
Serving type: bottle
04-08-2010 05:12:49 | More by jdklks
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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.