Judgment Day | The Lost Abbey

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3.92/5
Very Good
1,145 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
A massive beer in every sense of the word. A stronger and more contemplative version of our Lost and Found Ale. Judgment Day is the base beer for our Cuvee de Tomme. Many of the Trappist Breweries produce a version of beer which ages incredibly well for many years to come. And, since none of us knows when the end of the world is coming, we suggest you stock up with lots of Lost Abbey beers so that when the end of the world magically appears from no where, you’ll have a beer or two on hand for even the stingiest of angels.

Added by scottoale on 12-23-2006

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#7,100
Reviews:
433
Ratings:
1,145
pDev:
11.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
252
Trade:
6
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Ratings: 1,145 |  Reviews: 433
Photo of GratefulFC
4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Lots of carmel and raisen. Alcohol is well hidden. Never would have thought it was such a high ABV. Plum after taste. Smells like it tastes.

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Photo of XicanoBeerRun
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of scottiethebody
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Afeo
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zstamper
4.19/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emyers
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the libertine

Dark brown with a thin off white lacing

Nose: cocoa, oak, booze, plum

Taste: similar to the nose. Strong barrel character, dark fruit, finishes boozy.

Full-bodied, viscous.

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Photo of trevorpost
3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of shelby415
3.92/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dzu
4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 0.75 l bottle into snifter
L: pitch black, with a tan foam head.
S: plums, sweets.
T: plums, caramel, fruits, tasty.
F: oily body and low carbonation.
O: great one. Must taste.

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Photo of KensWorld
3.51/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheCrowsEye
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoodBrew
3.97/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm trying this at the Pizza Parlor in the West Loop of Chicago. It poured an opaque dark with tan head that is leaving a nice ring lace. The scent had dark fruit presence. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with plum push. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's not a typical quad in my opinion....but it's certainly worth a try.

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Photo of ChrisG523
3.86/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.56/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darktronica
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I'm a sucker for raisin flavors in my potent potables, so Lost and Found and Judgment Day were some of the first Belgian-style beers I ever tried when first entering the craft world. The art style of Lost Abbey's labels was appealing, and "brewed with raisins" further sucked me in.

Now living in a state outside of Lost Abbey's distribution network, this is a rare treat. This bottle is of unknown age, but with the updated label stickers, so it must be somewhat recent. A good finger of head that quickly subsides, with plum, vanilla, raisin on the nose. A bit heated on the palate, with moderately high carbonation. Oaky, with more caramel and stonefruit than raisin. Worth grabbing another couple of bottles to age when next I see it on a shelf.

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Photo of Hunter
3.4/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Opaque, dark nut brown ale. Caramel colored head, no tracing.

Raisins, alcohol, butter toffee in the nose.

Alcohol is strong on the palate. Notes of candied fruit, bread,

Thick, cloying on the tongue after the swallow. Aftertaste of alcohol, fruitcake.

Overall not bad. Quads are not my favorite style but this certainly represents well. A good winter warmer.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.79/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of goopy
4.1/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grackos
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GravityKills
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrinkThemAll
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Beertracker
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JuiceMan818
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,145 ratings