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Dark Abby - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
82
good

157 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 14.01%
Wants: 8
Gots: 29 | 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: 157 | Reviews: 27
Photo of DavidHume
3.52/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of robebo44
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of briancathy
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tim_may
4.99/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking this beer as I review, very good my favorite from db

Photo of Bruesday
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snowman17
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly close to Chimay. Its a good substitute.

Photo of boondogglefob
3.31/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jspaner
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
3.55/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Kiserian
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good flavor. Very drinkable. Cant find it in a 12 pk. Looking forward to trying it at their brewpub soon.

Photo of hophugger
3.2/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of blindtiger24
3.96/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Raisins, cherry cordials, banana esters on the nose. Nice deep maroon color. Dried fruit (cherries, figs, plums), some clove, and noticeable honey. Finishes sweet. Smooth and slightly velvety, and wamr on the throat. A bit on the sweet side but impressed by how it's so easy to drink.

Photo of Beejay
3.84/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Deep ruby brown in the glass, light tan head that quickly turns into a ring...

S: Clove, banana, and raisins meld together with toffee. Belgian yeast character is certainly prevalent.

T: Raisins, clove, and caramel sauce on sweet dark bread.. A touch boozy, with a dark fruit finish.

M: Medium thick with medium high carbonation.. I would actually like to see a touch more carbonation in this style.

O: Overall a decent beer for when you are in the mood for a nice dark Belgian style.. Interesting, and new.

Photo of PaleAndBitter
3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of myouman
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SierraFlight
3.3/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into shaker pint. Dark amber body with a ring of tan bubbles that disappear quickly. No lacing. Aroma is of brown sugar, raisins, figs, a touch of banana, and malt. Taste is carried by a moderate raisin sweetness with a lower level of yeasty spice and a small amount of earthy bitterness. Medium-light body, thin texture, soft carbonation, a little alcohol on the finish.

Photo of Spreetaper
3.88/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jimpyle48
3.57/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of hypnotoad1
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Huhzubendah
3.53/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Adam. Thanks man.

Dark mahogany auburn body with a thin beige cap. Brown bread, yeast, brown sugar. Dark fruit notes, particularly raisins and plums. Like to medium and body with moderate sweetness, just like Adam's mom.

Photo of DBALT
2.43/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

VERY TIMID. INCONSISTENT CARBONATION FROM BOTTLE TO BOTTLE.

Photo of jacobwills
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is my new favorite. Spicing is fruity. Slightly punchier alcohol kick than expected.

Photo of John_Beeryman
2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Too much on the "with spices" side and not enough on the "ale" side, and not nearly carbonated enough for a Belgian style.

Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AMCPhD
3.85/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.