Certified Evil - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
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4.16/5 rDev +14.3%
Sampling right now on 1/12/14. Had this once before over a year ago. From a local brewery that is less than 15 miles form the house. Bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner 'pool ball' glass-Black 8 ball. LOTS of sediment left in the bottom of the bottle when poured.
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.
01-12-2014 22:24:22 | More by BeerWithMike
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
Appearance: Pours a coffee brown color with a modest but splashy beige head that leaves a surprising amount of lacing
Smell: Beefy and vinous, with roasted meat, red wine grapes, citrus peel and herbal elements
Taste: Vinous at the outset, with red wine grapes and citrus peel flavors jutting forward; a growing sourness develops, in the middle, along with a beefy Bovril aspect; quite sour, in the finish, too
Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; puckery
Overall: I have cellared this bottle for several years and I am guessing that the sourness may not be what was intended here; still, I find that the flavors I am detecting tend to clash rather than complement one another
12-09-2013 02:14:57 | More by brentk56
3.78/5 rDev +3.8%
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.
09-04-2013 03:09:04 | More by NilocRellim
3.74/5 rDev +2.7%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into glass.
Appearance: Near black with nice tan head.
Smell: Molasses, honey, ripe dark fruit, chocolate and licorice.
Taste: Seems almost like a Stout at first, with chocolate and molasses leading the way. Then it gets a lot fruiter with ripe plums, raisins, dates, and licorice. Some oak, honey and light spiciness on the finish, but the ripe fruit comes through stronger.
Feel: Thick, chewy body that could use a lighter touch or some more dryness. Maybe more honey was needed to lighten and dry out the finish.
Overall: Interesting combination of a Stout and a Dark Belgian Ale. Happy to have tried it, but a little too much ripe fruit sweetness for the beer to gel as well as I had hoped.
08-05-2013 03:39:00 | More by bsp77
Certified Evil from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 196 ratings.