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Judgment Day - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
87
very good

830 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 830
Reviews: 389
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 12.6%
Wants: 80
Gots: 120 | FT: 3
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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South Carolina

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micalj

Pennsylvania

3.85/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with a nice beige head that diminishes with slight lacing. I read the other reviews and mine is a bit different. Drinking from a tulip glass (Frog and Onion Pub, Bermuda) filled from a corked 1 pint 9.4 fluid ounce bottle. The predominant taste that comes to the front is molasses with raisins and a warming alcohol feel. The bottle should be shared as the APVis listed at 10.5% APV. My best description of this taste is toasted molasses, a very nice winter brew, satisfying that need for a filling satisfying brew. Certainly one worth tasting, savoring, enjoying. The taste is smooth to the tongue and warming. A beer worth trying!

Serving type: bottle

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reebtaerG

Maryland

4.16/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Lost Abbey on 4/3/14

A-Dark red-brown in body with a small tan head that quickly settles to a thin ring. Some spotty lacing is left on the glass.

S-Aroma is raisins, figs, plums, chocolate malt, yeast, and alcohol.

T-Taste is strong dark fruit and caramel malt sweetness with a touch of cherry, light cocoa and spice bitterness, and alcohol on the swallow.

M-Medium-plus body, syrupy thick texture, average to soft carbonation, alcohol and spice finish.

O-Overall a great quad by Lost Abbey. More please!

Serving type: on-tap

04-13-2014 01:18:53 | More by reebtaerG
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BeerFMAndy

Wisconsin

3.89/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml cork and caged bottle poured into a tulip.
10.5% ABV, Bottled 10/31/13

A - As dark as storm clouds rolling in, Judgement Day is almost completely opaque with slivers of ruby highlights visible beneath the towering mocha head. Belgian yeast in the nose, Belgian lacing on the glass.

S - Judgement Day has a heavy yeast nose that smells like classic Belgian yeast but also recalls overly yeasty homebrew. Dark stone fruits, raisin being a primary focus as it's added to the beer, flourish with complexity while suggestions of milk chocolate and cola emerge as well.

T - Warming solvent alcohol pushes through the beer's heavily roasted malt flavor that borders on a robust porter more than quad but the yeast's dark fruit esters take over with raisin soaked in alcohol and dipped in dark, dark chocolate.

M - Rich and full bodied, Judgement Day has a mouth-filling presence but doesn't coat the throat like syrup. Instead, if finishes with a balanced lingering sweetness and roasted dryness with alcohol that warms the throat and stomach.

O - The Lost Abbey's Judgement Day quad is a rich and robust beer that's filled with Belgian yeast complexity but at the end of the day, it's clearly an American-brewed dark Belgian-style beer. The addition of raisins is a nice touch (though they seem to practice this with some frequency) but it seems to me, achieving the aroma and flavor of raisins in a beer like this is a job for the yeast, not the grape grower. And while my biggest dissatisfaction, if you would call it that, is the overuse of heavily roasted malt, I think Judgement Day is a damn fine beer, just unique in it's own right.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 18:42:33 | More by BeerFMAndy
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Pennsylvania

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Texas

3.5/5  rDev -10%

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Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
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