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Judgment Day | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.92/5
Very Good
1,131 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:
#6,260
Reviews:
429
Ratings:
1,131
pDev:
11.99%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
116
Gots:
251
Trade:
6
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Initial aroma is sour, featuring berries and a known alcohol presence. Despite the sour aroma my initial thought upon tasting was chocolate. Not exactly Hershey per se but a chocolate malt or a slight touch of a roasted malt. Definitely contains a taste consistent with Munich malt. Drawing from the aroma there is also a berry or raisin like flavor about it (later read the label that it is in fact brewed with raisons.).
A bold, slow sipper of a brew.
I enjoyed this 100% on it’s own, but imagine paired with the right meal this would escalate to a whole new level.

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

I cellared this bottle for about a year and a half. The quad was poured into a snifter, with an appearance that was black with some degree of cloudiness. The aroma was that of malt and dark fruit. In the initial taste, one gets a high level of dark fruit such as raisin, prunes, and dates. Even before identifying the initial taste, one notices the warmth on this one. Dark fruit are heavily involved. Burnt malt, molasses, and dark chocolate notes are also present. The malts become more noticeable in the aftertaste. The warming sensation continues throughout each seem. Though this is a year-round brew, quads are great on a cold winter night.

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

Pours a translucent prune brown with glints of cola color around the edges of the glass. The head is HUGE, foamy, and dark tan. A bouquet of tart grape, raisin, cherry coke, and notes of chocolate. Mouthfeel is full, nearly thick, wet, with a bit of carbonation burn that interacts with the spiciness. Some vanilla, more raisin and brown sugar, and chocolate flavors. Sweet and tart occurring simultaneously. Not an off-putting amount of spiciness, for which I am grateful. A bit (just the slightest) boozy at the finish. A pretty clever beer.

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Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 1,131 ratings
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