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Menagerie #8 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%
Wants: 5
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evolution Craft Brewing Company visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: duceswild on 10-31-2012)
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

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jwat, Dec 23, 2013
Photo of maximum12
2.85/5  rDev -29.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Thanks to damienblack for this bottle, the last survivor of a fall-time trade. Big 22 oz. bottle that would be very difficult to stuff in your pockets & smuggle into a Twins game. Split with my wife (who picked it out).

The pour is obnoxiously carbonated, billowing at the slightest provocation, & I have to pause at the halfway point. The beer, what I can see of it, is dark, arterial-blood red. Nose is rife with wine barrel, strong Belgian yeasts, & a healthy dose of sugar cane.

Menagerie #8 isn't twisting my nipples. Whatever subtleties are noted on the label are drowned in candied sugar, rabid carbonation, & yeastiness. Might be a few wine notes in here; hard to tell amidst the overbearing opening. Tartness that might be the wine, or an impending infection, right on the end. Half a bomber? Put it on my honey-chore list.

Glancing through the other reviews, it's hard to believe this is the same beer. I didn't know this was released a year ago, but something has gotten into it. Doesn't even rise to average; my first disappointment from a good brewery.

maximum12, Nov 22, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -19.4%

mattafett, Nov 05, 2013
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GeoffreyM, Oct 17, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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djrn2, Jun 09, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

a: Very dark mahogany, pours wirh a thick, uneven head.

s : Pleasant but kind of subdued. The wine barrel plays a very prominent role; with vinous chocolate, leather, and tobacco. I also found some candi sugar sweetness and floral alcohol.

t: Definitely wine barrel first and foremost. Vinous and tart with chocolety leather, some non-grape dark fruits, a little sugar, and lingering oaky-tobacco heat. I'm really liking the chocolate in this one.

m: Kind of abrasively fizzy.

o: I liked this one for sure. I might have liked it better as 50% aged in wine barrels kind of beer. Absolutely unique and memorable.

DIM, Jun 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

rondufresne, Jun 05, 2013
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Menagerie #8 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 58 ratings.