Judgment Day | The Lost Abbey

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3.92/5
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1,157 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: Belgian 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:
#11,855
Reviews:
436
Ratings:
1,157
pDev:
11.99%
 
 
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120
Gots:
257
Trade:
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Photo of cryptichead
4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Eduarte78
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Tone
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours clear raisin color. 2/3 inch head of an off-tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of alcohol, strong sweet malt, yeast, esters, slight citrus hops, and a hint of toffee. Fits the style of a Quadrupel. Mouth feel is smooth and clean, with an average carbonation level. There is a noticeable dryness. Tastes of alcohol, strong sweet malt, yeast, esters, slight citrus hops, and a hint of toffee. Overall, good appearance, aroma, feel, strong body, little too bitter, and slightly cloying.

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Photo of BerryKumquat
4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dertyd
3.95/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours out a medium hazy dark brown color, with 1 finger of creamy malt ball center colored head--------- the aromas are of coffee, chocolate and dark fruit--------- the flavors are of chocolate covered cherries, figs, raisins, spice, molasses, Carmel, plum and wheat bread, the beer has a medium mouthfeel with a medium bitterness on the finish-------- overall this beer was very good - wow!!! What a big tasty beverage, for 10.2% abv this was super smooth and jam packed full of spice and dark fruits---

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Photo of atlbravsrno1
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.02/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Birdlegs
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Herbabee
4.75/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

It's such a delish one for my collection, quad fan that I be. Uncorked one from storage so as to compare a swig from a "competitor" to a just-quaffed, and oh-so-revered F-W Stickee Monkee. Now while it may not be the deep, dense, complex, somewhat apprehensively-appealing shock-to-the-senses of the aforementioned, JD is a noble quad to be gestating amongst the cellared St. B 12's & La Trappe Q's.

Effervescent bubbles and delightful lacing like melting snow on the windowpane, that follow every whirl & twirl of the snifter well after the pour, dark-fruity (it's the raisins, ya know) and even boozy to the nose, tongue & throat, with a yum-yum dessert-like finish, but not overly sugary. Nothing overbearing or out-of-balance to my detection whatsoever.

and lucky me... managed to snap up a forlorn cask with an already-aged bottling date (and bore a neglected film of surface dust on top) at a frequented distributor, to miserly hoard for future savorings.

A Treasure.

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Photo of tdm168
3.99/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jason_cs
3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,157 ratings