Certified Evil - Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 88
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 16.53%
Wants: 12
Gots: 29 | 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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Photo of brentk56
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
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

Photo of tgraven
2.5/5  rDev -31.1%

Photo of weonfire
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of BrewCaveDweller
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of ygtbsm94
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of djrn2
3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of bpascale
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of brother_kenneth
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

Photo of Oelschlager
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of OregonGrown7
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of Bunuelian
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of NilocRellim
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.

Photo of APB
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of bsp77
3.74/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Photo of firstlighthiker
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

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3/5  rDev -17.4%

Certified Evil from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
82 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.