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Evil 8° Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale - Blue Mountain Brewery

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Evil 8° Belgian-Style Dubbel AleEvil 8° Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale

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85
very good

143 Ratings
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Ratings: 143
Reviews: 62
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 10.64%
Wants: 1
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Proteus93 on 01-23-2008

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Ratings: 143 | Reviews: 62
Photo of perrylange
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.58/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle into a teku.

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown color. The head is a finger high and mocha in shade. It has a very soft texture, but underwhelming retention. Some thick lacing sticks to the glass. (3.25)

Smell: At first, it has a unique spice note - think sesame seed, or even ginger. And then it develops powerful notes of milk chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, and dark fruits. Some of the spices return after a while, being joined by some pumpernickel bread. It really smells rich and dessert-like - complex too. Needless to say, I'm impressed. (4)

Taste: It almost tastes like a Belgian-style porter - the first flavor is a combination of chocolate and caramel, with touches of dark fruit and bread finishing it off. It tastes solid, but this doesn't have the defined complexity of the best Belgian dubbels. (3.5)

Mouthfeel: The body is medium and the carbonation is average. It's sweeter finishing than the Belgian mainstays, though. It just isn't as effortless as it should be. On the other hand, it is decently rich. (3.25)

Overall: This is a nice beer, but it isn't wowing me. I just need some more defined flavors and a more lively feel. Makes a nice dessert beer, though. (3.5)

3.58/5: Even if it isn't comparable to the best Belgians, it still works well

Photo of Snodman
4.38/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nofunyons
3.6/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Markbienvenu
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of drummerguy
4/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ordybill
4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Coffee black color poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Has a small oft white colored head. Has a porter flavor. Not bad at all.

Photo of hophugger
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bigbutter
4.24/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of supermanny
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of emeyer
3.87/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of alexkwilhelm
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AMCPhD
3.73/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LAND_MINE
3.57/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mineo
3.65/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JasonTaverner
3.62/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of jimboothdesigns
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Very good. Initial scents right off the bat of coffee and chocolate. Smooth middle and slight bitterness at the end.

Photo of Chinaskifan1
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Samp01
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a slightly viscous deep nearly black with a medium dark tan head. Aroma and Taste is sweet dark toasted malt, Belgian yeast, some notes of dark dried fruit, plums raisins mild bitterness. A medium body, smooth mouth feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Finishes with a sweet dark mild roasted caramel malt, notes of dark dried plummy fruit and raisin a bit of tart Belgian yeast with a mild bitterness on the end. Overall a very nice tasty drinking brew.

Photo of Quafftastic
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of HerbMeowing
3/5  rDev -20.2%

Photo of Mealy58
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of ummswimmin
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

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Evil 8° Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale from Blue Mountain Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 143 ratings.