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Dark Abby - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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128 Ratings
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Ratings: 128
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.61
pDev: 13.3%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | 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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Photo of JCarey
1.9/5  rDev -47.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

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.

JCarey, Feb 06, 2014
Photo of Quafftastic
2.25/5  rDev -37.7%

Quafftastic, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of DubCo21
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

DubCo21, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of foghornleghorn22
2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

foghornleghorn22, Jan 16, 2014
Photo of Bierleichen
2.95/5  rDev -18.3%

Bierleichen, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of ChadA83
3/5  rDev -16.9%

ChadA83, Mar 04, 2013
Photo of Swift989
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Swift989, Aug 05, 2013
Photo of DC_Brah
3/5  rDev -16.9%

DC_Brah, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of nofunyons
3/5  rDev -16.9%

nofunyons, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -16.9%

ygtbsm94, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of VinoGuy
3/5  rDev -16.9%

VinoGuy, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Novabrewer
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Novabrewer, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of malfunxion
3/5  rDev -16.9%

malfunxion, Aug 21, 2014
Photo of bcheng
3/5  rDev -16.9%

bcheng, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Aprice34
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Aprice34, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of JLeet
3/5  rDev -16.9%

JLeet, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of Rmbr2
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Rmbr2, Jan 19, 2014
Photo of mkdzimiera
3/5  rDev -16.9%

mkdzimiera, Feb 19, 2014
Photo of surfrogue1
3/5  rDev -16.9%

surfrogue1, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Burkbom23
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Burkbom23, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of djre4orm
3/5  rDev -16.9%

djre4orm, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of Sludgeman
3/5  rDev -16.9%

Sludgeman, Mar 16, 2013
Photo of stckhndlr
3.05/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

stckhndlr, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of oberon
3.13/5  rDev -13.3%
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.

oberon, Apr 01, 2013
Photo of Guden
3.16/5  rDev -12.5%
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.

Guden, Apr 06, 2014
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Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.