Judgment Day | The Lost Abbey

Judgment DayJudgment Day
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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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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of One2Remeber
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a stemmed goblet.

A: Dark brown sugar body with a dark amber hue. Thin leather colored head with excellent retention staying put the entire sipping experience.

S: Rich toffee, raw leather, sugary red licorice candy, slightly tart fruits, crisp and clean without any noticeable boozy aroma.

T/M: Warming sensation on the throat. Slight metallic aftertaste takes away from really enjoying the malts. Warm, inviting malt profile smoothly slides without being astringent, harsh or too heavy. Mild carbonation. Hint of peppery spice on the back end.

O: Would not have guessed raisins were used even though all the tart, juicy, fruity tastes are there. What I expect from a Quad with tons of complex caramel malt flavor and little booze taste for strength.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Jules11788
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a cloudy dark reddish-brown color; finger-width head, light lacing

S: Dark fruits, tart wine, raisins, figs, wood, toffee, caramel, malt. Smells amazing

T: Starts off with a sweet raisiny/woody character, opens up along the middle to reveal subtle flavors of dark fruits with a little hint of Belgian yeast; finishes smooth with some sweet woody flavors

M: Very smooth and buttery; light carbonation, medium viscosity

O: This beer was quite delicious, I would definitely buy this again

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Photo of eduardolinhalis
4.2/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle served in a Trappist chalice.

A: Pours a dark brown color forming a big creamy beige head. Good retention and lots of lacings formed and left. Quite clean. I could not see any particles or remains in the bottom of the bottle

S: Quite fruity and bready with notes of coffee. Oak, caramel, caramel malts and yeasts. Despite of the high ABV, I could not feel the alcohol

T: Sweet profile, as expected for the style. Quite malty too. Notes of dark fruits, oak, caramel, bready yeasts. Strong notes of coffee which differentiate it from a Belgian Quad. End is bitter, but not much. Good bittersweet balance

M: Heavy, creamy and molasses body. Medium carbonation. Bittersweet aftertaste

O: Good drinkability. My fist American made Quad. My second Lost Abbey after the Angel's Share. Not as good as the first one but still a good beer. Recommended

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a CCB pint glass (I know, but it's what was easily accessible).

A: Very hazy reddish brown in color with a thin light brown head. Minimal visible carbonation. Not a particularly attractive beer.

S: Sweet malt, fruity (I got figs and dates, but I suppose this was really the raisins after seeing the brewing notes), spicy and boozy.

T: Follows the nose - sweet, somewhat boozy, oaky, dark fruits, and roasted sweet malt. There is a bit of an astringent flavor at the end that becomes more noticeable as it warms.

M: Body is on the thin side, relatively low carbonation sensation. The alcohol is noticeable; although expected, this still seems a little too hot.

O: Well, it's pretty good, but nothing I'd go back to. I'm not sure if the alcohol would fade with some more age, but this bottle already had several months on it. A big quad to be sure. Glad I got to try it once, but I doubt there will be a repeat performance.

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3.91/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours deep brown with a tan full rocky head with tons of lacing.

Dark brown sugar and dark fruit in the nose. Some sugary raisins.

Sugary malt that evaporates with some alcohol on the tongue. Light dark roasted bitterness, but very pleasant and balanced. Alcohol is not even an issue --can't tell this is 10%. Almost coffee-like bitterness in the finish.

Fuller bodied, but quite carbonated. keeps this moving and prevents this from being cloying.

Really nice quad. Nice balance with out being over-boozy. Very drinkable.

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3/5  rDev -23.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of tigerbeer90
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

750 ml bottle bottled on 8-11-11 poured into a chalice

A-dark brown with red notes and a fairly large beige head

S-Dark fruits, very strong smells of raisin with hints of fig and cherry. A light warm alcohol note

M-Very well carbonated, maybe a little more than I would like in a quad, but pleasant. A medium mouthfeel, not too chewy

O- I really enjoyed this beer and for around $10 I hope to buy another one if given the chance. A good quad for sure. This one was aged around a year and was smooth. I could see where a fresh one may have a more boozy taste to it.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Judgment Day from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 78.6% out of 100 with 1,121 ratings
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