Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by kkipple:
4.43/5 rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a beautifully labeled 750 bottle thanks to my Patron Saints uh, patronage.
A. Judgment Day is a rich dirty brown brew with a fat head that lays low and boasts great retention. So far so good.
S. Exceptional. Ultra sweet, Raisins, toasted marshmallows, alcohol, dark fruit, grain, coffee, chocolate, sweet, tart, just flat-out luscious. Yes please!
T. Mostly as advertised, but not *quite* as complex as the nose suggests. Still darn good. It's very sweet and fruity, with raisins at the fore. Warm alcohol and cocoa swirl... a mild grainy character is present. It seems to have more roasted grain than most Quads. Burnt dates and fruitcake raisins, rum, hint of wood. Tasty! Bit of medicinal bitter.
M. Fine. Mid-high carb, finish is all sweet raisins and alcohol with a medium dry finish.
D. Actually surprisingly drinkable for the flavor and alcohol. I had to fight to savor it. Judgment Day is simply delicious and a fine take on an American Quad. If it comes your way make sure to wave down a horseman and snag a bottle.
Serving type: bottle
06-12-2008 04:33:15 | More by kkipple
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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.