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Certified Evil - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Certified EvilCertified Evil

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202 Ratings
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Ratings: 202
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.76%
Wants: 10
Gots: 24 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co. visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Certified Evil is the result of a 2008 collaboration project with Todd Ashman of Fifty Fifty Brewing in Truckee, California and Matt Van Wyk of Oakshire Brewing in Eugene, Oregon. Each brewer set out to create a dark Belgian strong ale with their own unique spin on the style. Since the first collaboration, six new breweries have been added to the project to invent a truly unique beer. This beer is properly named Certified Evil.
The new Certified Evil recipe is more complex and interesting than the brew from 2008. This new beer blends Certified Evil aged in Cabernet barrels for one year with a younger batch of oaked aged Certified Evil. The combination makes for a vibrant yet smooth and elegant taste. The recipe also includes a wide variety of complex sugars including turbinado sugar, molasses and honey. The result is an amazingly complex beer. Truly a must try to any craft beer lover.

(Beer added by: RedHaze on 12-07-2009)
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3.86/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Certified Evil pours a black color with a small lacing head. There is a thick aroma with lots of roasted malts, and black licorice aromas. The taste has a nice roasted flavoring, lots of black licorice notes. Flavor was a little watery, and could have been stronger. Overall, its a thick beer with a light feel.

vette2006c5r, Jun 11, 2014
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3.44/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very good drinking beer. Cannot taste the high alcohol. Cabernet taste is extremely subtle but comes out as it lingers. Taste is very refined but does not offer enough in mouth feel or overall tasting notes. It is a very drinkable beer but is missing the little punch you expect from a 9+%.

1ndifferent, May 10, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a tumbler. 2013 vintage.

Pours pitch black with nary a head in sight. There is just a tiny ring of bubbles around the top of the glass. No lacing at all.

The aroma immediately strikes me as a strong porter. Loads of roasted coffee and dark chocolate along with some dark fruit sneaking through. A bit of a sour or tart tinge that i can pick up; perhaps from the wine barrel aging?

The flavor also is predominately roast and coffee but as the beer warms, some more flavors begin to come through. I can pick up raisin along with just the slightest hints of the barrel aging. The barrel is very faint here and if I didn't know it was aged in white wine barrels, I might not be able to even pick it up. A very slight tartness along with a silky mouthfeel leads to just a slightly sweet finish.

Overall, I wasn't too high on this beer at first but the more I sip on it, the more I like it. A lot of subtleties here.

rangerred, Apr 29, 2014
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Certified Evil from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 202 ratings.