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Dark Abby - Devils Backbone Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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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Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

3/5  rDev -16.9%

02-05-2014 02:54:22 | More by surfrogue1
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obywan59

Virginia

3.6/5  rDev -0.3%

Pours a dark winey red in color with maybe a 2 finger head from a hard pour that disappears wihtin a few minutes No bubbles of carbonation. Pretty to look at, but once the foam disappears, it looks more like a glass of port or sherry.

Sweet malt with dried plums and a hint of spice. Smells like a Belgian. Esters from the alcohol lend an almost cherry like character to the aroma

Lightly sweet dark fruit with a light citric tartness as well. Belgian yeast in the aftertaste. A bit grapey at times.

I really like the mouthfeel. It's medium full and creamy except for a substntial prickly bite. Decently warming for this cold winter's night.

Maybe I was swayed by the 7.5% ABV, but this beer just hit the spot for me. It's not horribly complex, and yet it left me feeling utterly satisfied. I'd definitely try it again.

01-28-2014 03:38:15 | More by obywan59
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Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

01-26-2014 00:55:43 | More by SonOfKyuss
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-23-2014 21:27:26 | More by Filthyfloor
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

3/5  rDev -16.9%

01-19-2014 23:58:06 | More by Rmbr2
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siege06nd

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2014 23:16:02 | More by siege06nd
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Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

4.25/5  rDev +17.7%

01-18-2014 23:27:46 | More by Golden32
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Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -10%

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Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -23.8%

01-16-2014 00:32:33 | More by foghornleghorn22
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delta490

Virginia

3.84/5  rDev +6.4%

A- poured a deep ruby/brown. Short lived tan head. Steady carbonation from the nucleation pint on the bottom of the glass leaves a small bubbling point in the center and some good lacing

S- rich malt aromas with dark fruit (plum, maybe cherry?) and some mild alcohol esters

T-the alcohol plays a more pronounced role in the taste. It's a little astringent and overwhelms (slightly) the traditional dubbel notes present

M- nice mouthfeel with a slight crispness on the finish.

O- not bad, but not quite a dubbel.

01-15-2014 01:16:47 | More by delta490
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seyton

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-13-2014 17:20:09 | More by seyton
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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Virginia

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

3/5  rDev -16.9%

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

3.5/5  rDev -3%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +10.8%

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Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -3%

01-01-2014 20:58:51 | More by dmk91
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

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Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +31.6%

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Virginia

5/5  rDev +38.5%

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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-22-2013 19:38:21 | More by Jackbiersh
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3.9%

12-15-2013 18:26:41 | More by Hockey_Fan
Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.