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Menagerie #8 - Evolution Craft Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: duceswild on 10-31-2012)
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Jimmys

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

01-14-2013 05:46:04 | More by Jimmys
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Sarge3130

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

03-29-2014 00:12:34 | More by Sarge3130
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lurpy1

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

03-13-2014 19:47:56 | More by lurpy1
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InspectorBob

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-06-2014 14:10:48 | More by InspectorBob
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jwat

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

12-23-2013 05:10:07 | More by jwat
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Jason1337

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

12-20-2013 20:04:00 | More by Jason1337
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maximum12

Minnesota

2.85/5  rDev -29.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

11-22-2013 03:30:57 | More by maximum12
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mattafett

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

11-05-2013 03:13:20 | More by mattafett
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GeoffreyM

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

10-17-2013 14:34:38 | More by GeoffreyM
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wyatt13

Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -31.6%

10-13-2013 15:18:10 | More by wyatt13
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jp312

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

09-22-2013 21:48:35 | More by jp312
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-22-2013 20:08:43 | More by BillRoth
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bonkers

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

09-14-2013 13:08:07 | More by bonkers
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VeganUndead

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

08-29-2013 05:32:12 | More by VeganUndead
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MrBoh

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-18-2013 01:33:50 | More by MrBoh
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fdig23

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

08-13-2013 16:15:41 | More by fdig23
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-27-2013 13:49:17 | More by dvmin98
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

06-24-2013 15:42:21 | More by reizorc
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confer

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-23-2013 00:26:51 | More by confer
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NumberNone

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-23-2013 00:17:33 | More by NumberNone
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bigfnjoe

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-10-2013 11:58:08 | More by bigfnjoe
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

06-09-2013 20:45:45 | More by djrn2
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DIM

Pennsylvania

3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-09-2013 17:33:04 | More by DIM
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rondufresne

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-05-2013 17:53:52 | More by rondufresne
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-01-2013 03:15:00 | More by AngusOg
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Menagerie #8 from Evolution Craft Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.