Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey
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Reviews by nhindian:
3.6/5 rDev -7.7%
750ml bottle poured into a Lost Abbey Patron Sinner tulip. Split with russwbeck.
A - Pours much darker than other Quads I've had, almost fringing on black. When sipping, it does have some nice ruby highlights. It opens with a nice pop and it shows in the head; a khaki-colored, 2-finger affair with pretty good retention. Lacing is very good, up there with some of the best Belgians.
S - The smell is much different than I would've anticipated. Most noticeably, it doesn't have that characteristic Belgian yeast smell or any of the candi sugar so prevalent in this style. Rather, it has a ton of grapes and raisins, and has quite a bit of malt in it. Not overly sweet, and much different than traditional Quads.
T - As in the nose, a Quad without the traditional Belgian influences just taste kind of awkward. It's not bad, just different in a not so tasty way. There is a bit too much grape and raisin in here. Without the sweetness from the yeast and candi sugar, there isn't much to cut the alcohol in this, unfortunately. Also, it comes off as a bit too dry for my tastes.
M - Mouthfeel is moderately heavy with surprisingly low carbonation given the pop and head on this beer. This is another aspect where I feel it falls a bit short in comparison to other Quads.
D - Drinkability is moderate. It smells and looks pretty good, but the taste is a bit of a departure from the style that I feel doesn't benefit this beer. It is too dry and doesn't have the signature sugar popular to other Quads.
04-05-2011 01:14:02 | More by nhindian
More User Reviews:
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
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
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
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
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
3.9/5 rDev 0%
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
Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
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