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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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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.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured in a shaker glass. Medium carbonation, needs a somewhat agressive pour. Flattens out fairly quickly ( to be expected at this ABV )

The color is a dark mahogany, with a dark beige head. The carbonation forms large bubbles that slowly precipitate out of solution

I found the smell somewhat unremarkable, malty with some acidic notes. ( Actually it smells vaguely like Virginia clay, which would go with the theme I guess.)

The taste is malty with some woody undertones, Almost a walnut sort of taste. With a dry finish.
If you're strictly a hop-head this isn't your beer.

Overall this beer gave a very thematic impression. The artwork references a graveyard and the taste, smell, and color reminds me of digging my hands in the soft earth of my garden. For me that's a good thing. This alone saves a spot for this beer on my wall. Whether or not it was the intention of the brewer I can't be certain but that's art I guess.

sip or skip? SIP yes sir!

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Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 128 ratings.