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Dark Abby - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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119 Ratings
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Ratings: 119
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.57%
Wants: 1
Gots: 9 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: on 10-01-2009)
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JCarey

Delaware

1.9/5  rDev -47.4%

Looking at previous reviews I think I got a bad batch, or maybe just this first bottle. Let's hope its just that.

Pours like a coke. Aggressive carbonation that dissipates quickly. About as much head as a soda. Mouth feel of a semi flat soda. Smell is pretty rotten. Taste isn't 'bad', its drinkable, I guess. Just a pretty disappointing Belgian. I will amend if the other bottles turn out better.

No date on the bottle.

After finishing the 6 pack I think my review has to stand. I had a couple that were OK, but 4/6 being unpleasant isn't good enough to change the review. Inconsistent? Bad processes? Bad distributor or Store? Who knows, but I'll steer clear of this brew for a while.

02-06-2014 01:14:29 | More by JCarey
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Quafftastic

Virginia

2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

03-08-2014 23:27:28 | More by Quafftastic
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DubCo21

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

04-16-2014 02:31:53 | More by DubCo21
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foghornleghorn22

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

01-16-2014 00:32:33 | More by foghornleghorn22
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ChadA83

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-04-2013 18:27:38 | More by ChadA83
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Swift989

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-05-2013 17:52:57 | More by Swift989
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DC_Brah

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-18-2014 17:54:13 | More by DC_Brah
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nofunyons

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-19-2014 15:37:42 | More by nofunyons
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-10-2014 07:49:54 | More by ygtbsm94
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VinoGuy

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-05-2014 21:28:18 | More by VinoGuy
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Novabrewer

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-05-2014 21:32:15 | More by Novabrewer
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malfunxion

New York

3/5  rDev -16.9%

08-21-2014 14:05:59 | More by malfunxion
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bcheng

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-27-2014 03:37:45 | More by bcheng
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Aprice34

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-20-2014 00:03:57 | More by Aprice34
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JLeet

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-11-2014 21:35:24 | More by JLeet
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Rmbr2

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-19-2014 23:58:06 | More by Rmbr2
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mkdzimiera

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-19-2014 01:13:07 | More by mkdzimiera
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surfrogue1

Maryland

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-05-2014 02:54:22 | More by surfrogue1
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-03-2014 02:27:32 | More by Burkbom23
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djre4orm

Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

06-13-2013 18:24:51 | More by djre4orm
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Sludgeman

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

03-16-2013 00:25:31 | More by Sludgeman
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stckhndlr

Virginia

3.05/5  rDev -15.5%

A- Dark ruby red tones around the edges of the glass. After a minute or two there is no head. Other than that, nothing much happening.

S- Raisin and currants. a dark malty, bread aroma.

T- malty dark fruit cola like flavor. Not amazing, but it's drinkable. A dry toasty woody finish.

M- medium body with a good amount of carbonation.

O- decent but without amazing qualities.

03-30-2014 01:47:00 | More by stckhndlr
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oberon

North Carolina

3.13/5  rDev -13.3%

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.

04-01-2013 21:49:51 | More by oberon
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Guden

Maryland

3.16/5  rDev -12.5%

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.

04-06-2014 22:35:10 | More by Guden
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JasonTaverner

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -10%

03-05-2014 21:10:12 | More by JasonTaverner
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Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.