Judgment Day | The Lost Abbey

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Judgment DayJudgment Day

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States

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

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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

350ml C&C bottle split two ways – SN balloon glass for me.
Notes taken on 01/24/14

A: Dark amber ruddy brown look. Burgundy almost. Thin wisp of khaki froth forms over with some sufficient staying power. A few light streamers of lace are left behind.

S: Smells of raisin bread and sweet caramelized malts. The nose is toned down a bit overall. Some mild Belgian yeast spice there but it is subtle. And the alcohol really starts to make its way through.

T: Toasted raisin spice bread and dark Belgian candi sugar. Some light bubblegum with a mild clove presence. Lightly bitter with prominent alcohol. Not boozy however. The raisin and candied malts are really pronounced. Mineral metallic likeness at the finish. Falls a bit short in the end. A touch thin on depth of flavors. Comes around more as the beer warms up to temp I will say.

M: Thick and heavier body with a nice mix between a lightly creamy texture and a syrupy consistency at times. Touch of drying there but a smidge watered down overall.

D: A nice sipper of a Quad from Lost Abbey although lacks a bit of depth to me. Would have again but I actually enjoyed the 10 Commandments a bit more to this one.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark ruby red with a mocha head.

S: Malt, orange, raisin and alcohol.

T: Raisin, orange, very fruity, some lemon, very tasty.

M: Full bodied and smooth.

O: One of my favorites from Lost Abbey. It's definitely worth a try, and comes in a nice big bottle with one of their amazingly epic labels.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer pours a deep mahogany with maroon highlights with a rocky, light tan head of sudsy bubbles. The head sits about a finger’s width above the glass with nice lasting power. In body, the beer is deep and dark, nearly opaque, but seems to be clear of particles. On the nose, the beer of rich raisins, tart plums, and soft brown sugar and caramel malt. Touches of spicy clove and even a hint of banana esters touch upon the nose. There is even a touch of smooth breadiness and warming alcohol waft over the nostrils. On the tongue, the beer tastes boozy sweet with lots of fruity esters. The alcohol is very aggressive at the start of the sip but does mellow into the rest of the beer as the sip continues. Soft acidity play off the esters of the beer in the middle of the sip, but only a touch of bitter hops do touch the tongue. In flavor, the beer begins as hot, stale, spicy alcohol that mellows into sweet raisins, phenolic clove, bananas, and unripe plums with a touch of tartness. The finish brings forward bitter herbs with soft astringency, and a touch more hot booze, caramel, and more raisins. The aftertaste is soft bread and raisins in brown sugar. Stale green apple flavors hit the mouth throughout sip, and what feels like herbal tannins also make an appearance occasionally in the sip. In the mouth, the beer feels medium to full bodied. Carbonation is of middling strength, but the mouthfeel is velvety, smooth with a little harshness from the alcohol. Overall, this is a nice quad/Belgian strong ale that could use a little more time in the cellar. The alcoholic heat is a bit much and takes away from the rest of the beer. Flavors are rich, and the raisin is very dominant in the taste, but I want more of the phenols and esters from the yeast. The nose is also a bit weak in terms of the flavoring of the rest of the beer. This is a good beer that should be cellared for optimum flavoring.

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Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
3.89 out of 5 based on 1,114 ratings.
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