Judgment Day
The Lost Abbey

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The Lost Abbey
California, United States
Quadrupel (Quad)
Ranked #111
Ranked #14,606
3.92 | pDev: 11.73%
Oct 24, 2023
Dec 23, 2006
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.
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Reviewed by HipCzech from California

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Serving: 750 ml bottle (“bottled 12/07/22”) poured into a Spiegelau beer tulip.

Appearance: Deep, garnet brown with a lush head of tan foam.

Smell: Dark fruit, figs, fruitcake spice and caramel on the nose.

Taste: Deeply malty complex flavors, dark fruit and caramel, rum-soaked raisins, and warming booziness.

Mouthfeel: Medium to fully body, velvety smooth and moderate carbonation.

Overall: A big, boozy brew with tons of dark fruit and warmth.
Oct 24, 2023
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Reviewed by MonDak_Joe1953 from Minnesota

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
750ml bottle. Corked and caged. Label has date stamp of 'BOTTLED 08/23/21'.
Ruby brown colored body. Beige head, with active uprising bubble stream. Cork popped out with a big pop. No lacing but a high ring as the beer goes down.
Aroma is sweet raisins.
Taste is sweet raisins and dates. Chocolate and brown sugar. Sweet and fruity. Malt and dark fruit in the aftertaste.
Thicker than medium mouth feel. Higher ABV% is well hidden. Very good carbonation.
Fruity, sweet, and very warming.
May 16, 2023
Rated: 4.44 by mamaraza from Texas

Jan 02, 2023
Rated: 3.75 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Feb 15, 2022
Rated: 4.04 by irishevans from California

Nov 08, 2021
Rated: 3.62 by QuintusHorace from California

May 29, 2021
Rated: 3.86 by mig100 from Texas

Jan 17, 2021
Rated: 4.16 by edthehead from Maryland

Jan 02, 2021
Rated: 4.39 by Archfiend from Illinois

Sep 25, 2020
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Reviewed by Tony210 from New Jersey

3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
2015 vintage.

Pours a murky clear brown color, minimal head. Has a raisiny aroma. Flavor is sweet, syrupy, dark fruits, raisins, tart finish. Fairly light bodied considering the abv. Overall a light bodied quad, aged pretty nicely.
May 31, 2020
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Rated by sunsjammer from Arizona

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16oz mason jar from Craft Beer Quick Stop. Poured 5/7/20.
May 09, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by Manta200 from Kentucky

Jan 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by GOBLIN from Ohio

Dec 29, 2019
Rated: 4.28 by Avitra from California

Oct 25, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Commandophile from Illinois

Sep 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Zythophile from Washington

4.07/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bottle Date: 2017
Palate Contaminants: other beer

Dark brown, lots of fine head, maybe from a too-aggressive pour. It does stick around, too.

Smell is clover and prunes. A little cinnamon. There's also olive oil, even though I thought it wasn't aged for a particularly long time.

Rum and lightly charred barrel are the main tastes. It even has a little mineral element, which ties in okay with the rum and (once more) prunes. The dried fruit motif extends to raisins. There's a slight metallic taste, so maybe I did let it sit a little too long. Still within a reasonable range for consumption.

The aftertaste is mostly the good stuff. The alcohol is hidden pretty well. Pleasant medium weight. Carbonation is very well integrated, but it can be brought out with a hard swish around the mouth.
Sep 22, 2019
Rated: 3.77 by Mike_Garber from Florida

Jul 04, 2019
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Reviewed by Ozzylizard from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
$ 9.53 (including tax)/corked and caged 750 mL bottle ($ 0.375/oz) from Shangy’s, Emmaus, PA. Reviewed 4/11/19.
“Bottled on 06/15/2019” on bottom of back label. Stored at 42 degrees and served at 54 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter. Cork emerges with a medium “POP” and no overflow.
Appearance – 4.
Body – Dark brown/black, some effervescence. When held to the light, areas of ruby translucence are present.
Head – Large (Maximum six cm, aggressive center pour), tan, high density with some surface rocks, average retention, diminishing to a five to ten mm ring and a heaped partial cap with three dimensional prominences remaining after head retraction.
Lacing – Good. Wide band of tiny to medium bubbles. Also, see above.
First pour – Dark brown, clear.
Aroma – 4 – Dark fruit, no yeast phenolics, no alcohol.
Flavor – 3.75 - Begins sweet but not cloying with a dark fruit background flavor and raisin highlights. Becomes bitterer as it further warms, and the raisins increase their presence. No alcohol (10.5% ABV), no dimethylsulfide, no diacetyl.
Palate – 3.5 – Medium, somewhat syrupy, soft carbonation.
Impression and interpretation – 3.5 – Slightly above average for a US take, average or below for a true Belgian Quad.
Apr 11, 2019
Rated: 4 by kjkinsey from Texas

Feb 09, 2019
Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
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