Dark Abby - Devils Backbone Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.