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Certified Evil - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

Certified EvilCertified Evil

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181 Ratings
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Ratings: 181
Reviews: 85
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 17.36%


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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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

The Certified evil came out of a nitro tap and was served in a pint glass. Solid black in colour and had a dark brown foam lingering on top. Smelled malty and of roasty grains, and tasted just like a malty porter. The alcohol content can really be tasted in this ale. Bitter roasted grains and hops lingered on into the aftertaste, including a distinct oakiness and a slightly sour mid-body. Complex and fun to drink.

Would I buy this beer again? Maybe.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-04-2013 03:09:04 | More by NilocRellim
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3.59/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into an Achel Trappist glass (since there is a picture of a Trappist looking glass on the label). Per the label, “malt beverage brewed with brown sugar, raisin juice, molasses, cardamom and orange peel and aged in wine casks. I’m expecting some kind of BSDish type thing.

Appearance: Poured straight down the middle produced a finger of dark khaki head. Black body with brown highlights. Nice lacing with a persistent ring of head.

Aroma: Up front a huge note of roasted, dark barley. Like a nutty chocolate. Muddled notes of stone fruit, maybe some citrus, and brown sugar in the middle. Some grassy hops in the finish. The highlight here are the porteresque notes of roasted malts with that hoppy finish. No wine barrel, and some fruity, sweet confusion in the middle.

Taste: Starts with the nice roasted chocolaty malts. Some raw oak and vanilla in the middle. Finishes with a pleasant hoppy bite. There is some kind of raisiny, fruity thing in the finish, but you have to look for it. Leaves you wanting something more.

Mouthfeel: Thin/medium mouthfeel. Smooth. Slightly drying. Warming on the finish.

Overall: I mean, it’s a solid porter type beer, but it’s hard to get any of the adjuncts mentioned on the label. Was there like one wine barrel used in the final blend? I’m not sure a porter was the best style of beer in which to use some of the adjuncts mentioned. It’s a fun idea, but I think this recipe could use some work. No Belgian yeast was detected. I think the recipe might have changed from what is in the description on this page.

*At a little bit below room temp more of the brown sugar, raisins, and barrel came out. Drink this at cellar temp.

Serving type: bottle

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Pours actually a pitch black in color with a very thin beige head. Some streaky lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is complex with dark roasted malts, dark fruit with a hint of molasses. Like a mix between a Stout & a Porter. Lots going on with the taste and YOU don't taste the higher alcohol content at all. I am sure this one would sneak up on you fast if you had a few of these. Hard to describe the taste BUT is pleasant. Actually goes down easy with no harsh or bitter aftertaste.

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Certified Evil from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 181 ratings.