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Dark Abby - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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157 Ratings
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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.

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
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Ratings: 157 | Reviews: 27
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1.88/5  rDev -48.4%
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.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

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


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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.

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

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

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3.06/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

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