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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3.81/5 rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Bottle split into some tulip glasses. Had been cellering it for maybe 8 months before temptation gave way for Canada Day. Appearance is a dark ruby brown, good initial head of tight tan foam, and good lacing and retention.
S - Caramelly raisins, figs, a bit of a leather note, plummy, quite rich with an overall stewed dark fruit character, raisins being the most prominent. Subtle balance.
T - start is very robust, a big play of plums, alcoholic raisins, as it warms it got a bit more rambunctious. Some figgy notes, lemon, dry leather, more plums, and getting really quite dry towards the end. Dark fruit in essence but it is very lively, prunes, raisins and plums as well as lemon, all mixed with a boozy mildly spicy mix. Dry and SOFT finish (margarete c).
M - has an initial soft carbonation, which helps balance some of the heavier alcohol notes, holding on the palate this volatility starts to come forward. A big beer, but balanced quite well enough to pair with a steak dinner. Leaves a dry lingering dark fruit and raisin character.
Good quad, and certainly the raisins were a forefront character in this. Didn't quite hit the mark on balance, as I felt the alcohol was a bit too perceptible once it warmed, still quite tasty and drinkable, but I wouldn't put it in top marks, it falls short of the complexity and balance I would expect in the best belgian quads. Still a quite respectable beer and rather unique in its own regard.
Serving type: bottle
07-02-2014 01:18:32 | More by mick303
Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
87 out of 100 based on 843 ratings.