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Certified Evil - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Certified EvilCertified Evil

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205 Ratings
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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 16.48%
Wants: 10
Gots: 26 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Bear1964, Mar 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

benjamincarter, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bigolwilly, Feb 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

olafphysics, Feb 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

AlbertVogler, Feb 15, 2014
Photo of CowsandBeer
3.59/5  rDev -1.4%
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.

CowsandBeer, Feb 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

VeganUndead, Jan 30, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

brianjs711, Jan 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

mattmarka1, Jan 15, 2014
Photo of BeerWithMike
4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

BeerWithMike, Jan 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

calcnerd, Jan 06, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

jmjwolfman, Jan 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Theogre83, Dec 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3%

XmnwildX12, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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

brentk56, Dec 09, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -31.3%

tgraven, Nov 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

weonfire, Oct 31, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

ygtbsm94, Oct 24, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

djrn2, Oct 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

bpascale, Oct 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

brother_kenneth, Sep 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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OregonGrown7, Sep 14, 2013
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Bunuelian, Sep 10, 2013
Certified Evil from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.