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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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Photo of OtherShoe2
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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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%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into white wine glass

A - Pours tar black with moderate head that dwindles quickly. Lacing is minimal.

S - Slightly metallic smell that trails off eventually leaving the you with a strong smell of raisin, plums, molasses and some warm alcohol notes.

T - The flavor is similar to the nose. You get a nice zest to the palate up front with some grape and raisin flavors. Then it begins to smooth out as it warms on the palate and giving the stone fruit flavors of plum and apricot. It finishes with a bit of mouth drying, warming alcohol while leaving trace flavors of apricot and raisins on the palate.

M - Sharp acidity up front followed immediately by a caramel smoothness. Carbonation is light but strong enough to carry the flavor all the way through the taste.

O - This is a solid quadruple. However, it finishes a little too dry for my taste. I prefer quads that leave your tongue moist with those fruit flavors lingering but, that's just me. The alcohol is there but, it doesn't feel like a 10.5 there is a good sweetness that keeps it masked until the end. I wanted to give this beer a shot before I try the Cuvee de Tomme seeing as this is the base beer for that recipe. If you can get this bottle for ten and under it's definitely worth a try. Seeing as some have payed up to twenty and over for the 750ml I would advise against that. This shouldn't be over ten dollars.

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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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