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Dark Abby - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

131 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 131
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 13.26%
Wants: 3
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company visit their website
Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
Dubbel |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: on 10-01-2009

Meet Abby, Azrael’s darker twin. This Belgian beauty is mysteriously alluring with a sultry flavor combination of brown sugar, plum and spices in a dark burgundy hue.

Abby has a deep, rich flavor, and a serious strength but like her sister, hides behind a deceptively light fruity finish. On the surface she’s the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet, but one taste you’ll be trapped in her darkly alluring web.

DARK ABBY FACTS:
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
Hop Bitterness (IBUs): 18
Malts: Pilsner, Dark Munich, Honey, Dark Crystal
Hops: Saaz
Sugar & Spice: Turbinado Sugar, Sorghum Syrup, Secret Spice Mix
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 131 | Reviews: 17 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jricharc:
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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.13/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours into a goblet an amber hued chesnut brown with a thinner slight off white head atop.Maybe the cleanest aroms of any dubbel that I have come across,some light fige and raisin but it's really light.Lightly carbonated and a little thinner than most of the style I have come across.Flavors are on the lighter side with dark fruit and sweet alcohol notes,some phenol spiciness plays a small role.I have really liked the other DB offerings I have had,this not so much.

Photo of Guden
3.16/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- Deep garnet with just a thin ring of off-white bubbles for a head.

S- Surprisingly not much here. A touch of chocolate covered cherries and caramel malt.

T/M- Up front is lightly fruity with some cherry qualities. Middle and finish again show a light fruitiness and chocolate. Thin and undercarbonated throughout.

O- A surprisingly poor effort from DB. Not a lot here and the lack of body and carbonation makes it even more unimpressive.

Photo of Jason
3.96/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz brown bottle, sample from the brewery.

Loving this brew, looks like a Dubbel so we are squared away there. Sweet nose of dark malts, raisins, caramel, and spice with a kick of alcohol. Sweet palate, dried plums, slightly warming, balanced spicing, mild phenols, dark sugar, mild broth, & modest hopping show a quite complex brew ... well within the style and a great sipper.

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

Photo of dmk91
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of ChadA83
3/5  rDev -17.1%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of Bierleichen
2.95/5  rDev -18.5%

Photo of Thomas0790
4.2/5  rDev +16%

Photo of Swift989
3/5  rDev -17.1%

Photo of Treyliff
3.58/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a dark chestnut color with a ruby hue, small fizzy head quickly dissapears, leaving no lace

S- dark cherry juice and sugared berry aromas, licorice, slightly phelonic with a bit of cherry coke

T- dark cherry flavors follow aroma and is slightly tart, sugary, Belgian yeast with some spicy notes, alcohol becomes noticeable mid-palate as it finishes light and dry.

M- medium body and carbonation, lively & foamy mouthfeel, alcohol warmth with a dry finish

O- some good flavors going on, but it seems to fall off at the end. I enjoyed the dark cherry notes, but wish they would have stayed to the finish

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of sammy806
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of metter98
3.9/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: The beer is clear dark amber in color and poured with a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass and some lacing on the surface.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of sweet malts and brown sugar in the nose.
T: The taste is very similar to the smell and has some notes of raisins and spices towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a low amount of carbonation.
O: This is a beer that needs to be slowly sipped but is a good representation of the style.

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2.75/5  rDev -24%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

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Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 131 ratings.