Judgment Day | The Lost Abbey

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1,112 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
Ratings:
1,112
Reviews:
425
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
12.11%
 
 
Wants:
113
Gots:
245
For Trade:
6
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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance was a dark brown color with a one finger white foamy sustaining head. Light lacing stuck around the glass. The smell had a nice sweet to spicy blend of dark fruits ( raisins, plums), slightly currants undertone. The taste blended sweet to spice. It definitely has the throaty dark fruity aftertaste leading to a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a fairly decent sipping quality about it. The carbonation was there and good. Overall, this was a pretty good Quad I could have again.

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Photo of jopezu
4.75/5  rDev +22.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

aged 2012 bomber. pours an opaque dark tan/mahogany with a thick head that hangs around for a bit. nose; all manner of spicy dark fruit (raisins, dates, & figs), cocoa, molasses, toffee, & easy ethanol. taste; chocolate/caramel malt, toffee, dried dates, leather, dark bread, & mellow hops. dense carbonation & medium+ mouthfeel. complex, rich, & delic!

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Photo of txx675rx
4.16/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bshefftz
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilmakesthree
4.43/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of the_awesometeer
4.14/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The beer is a dark brown and has a white foamy head. I get a huge aroma of raisins and dark fruits. There is a lot of sweetness to this beer There is also a hint of spices in their, those sometimes associated with holiday beers. The beer tastes like it smells, lots of dark fruit notes and sweetness then it moves into a more bitter and dry flavor to round it out. I really dont know how to describe this beer it feels like a Quad mated with a Holiday beer and had a baby. The beer has a nice carbonation and a warmth of alcohol to it.

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Photo of Sweffin
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dwagner003
3.88/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This beer is crazy smoky. Like, smoked meat on the nose, and in the very end of the flavor. Almost smells like a Schwarzbier. Mouthfeel is divine. Super smooth and silky. Good, but it would be difficult to drink more than 6-8 ounces.

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Photo of sjrider
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drone
3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.25/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HockeyBrewmeister
3.62/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: brown, dark ruby
SMELL: sharp raisins, sweet dark fruit, yeasty breadiness
TASTE: typical belgian quad - sweet dark fruits topped off with raisin. You get the belgian yeast and some alcohol as well. Very slight hints of burnt sugar as it warms.
FEEL: not quite chewy, but definitely a bold-medium mouthfeel if that makes sense.
OVERALL: Good beer, but nothing mind blowing. At the end of the day, it is a solid quad for a reasonable price. Not sure I will buy again, but glad I tired. Would be curious to try the BA version.

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Photo of PJCarnell
4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of deereless
3.78/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of perfectsilence3
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
3.56/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a chalice.
A - The beer is clear, dark reddish-brown with a small head that leaves lots of lacing on the glass.
S - The aroma is earthy and raisins.
T - Flavor is earthy with dark fruits. Not as sweet as expected. Somewhat bitter on finish.
M - Mouth feel average with medium carbonation.
O - I was disappointed in this one. A quad + raisins sounded fantastic but ultimately the beer did not deliver for me.

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Photo of calcnerd
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.54/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Tasted in a snifter from draft at 129 Center Cut on December 10, 2016.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mpenske
3.75/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zazzi82
3.84/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Radcpa
4.18/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown appearance with little head and just the right amount of carbination. Mild molasses and fruit aroma. Taste is also mild molasses and fruit with very little alcohol aftertaste.

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Photo of hoojAmAphut
4.26/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not my favorite from this brewery. It's reminiscent of an imperial stout. Chocolately, bit hoppy. Not bad overall.

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Photo of Sound_Explorer
4.12/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smithj4
4.15/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
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