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Seven Devils - Olde Hickory Brewery

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Ratings: 159
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.97
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 24
Gots: 35 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

Brewed in honor of the poor souls who live in a part of the Blue Ridge Mountains said to be "as cold as seven devils".

Seven Devils is a Scottish-Style Ale aged in bourbon barrels to create an liberation to delight the soul. Rich, smooth malt blended with the complex flavors associated with bourbon. Perfect for the winter months.

(Beer added by: lanamj on 02-16-2012)
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2.5/5  rDev -37%

jophish17, Mar 10, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.4%

krl2112, Jul 25, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

lillitnn92, Nov 21, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

westcoastbeerlvr, Feb 27, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

BigTrubble, Feb 12, 2013
Photo of Wolfpack2005
3.35/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Pick this two of these up today. One for now and one to age.

A-Pours dark brown that can be seen through around the edges and when pouring. One finger head that leaves minimal lacing.

S-The bourbon scent is front and center with notes of dark chocolate and carmel sweetness.

T-Again, the bourbon flavor dominates the palate. Then slowly fades into a light sweetness that seems to blend vanilla, oak, and light caramel. A fairly straight forward palate with not much complexity.

M-low to medium carbonation and very thin and light body, especially for the style.

O-One of my favorite breweries, but not one of their best beers. This beer lacks depth and seem to fall flat after the bourbon, the base beer is barely coming through. It could also benefit from more body, seem way too thin. Well see if six months to a year helps this beer. However at the price point ($6.99) it is certainly worth revisiting.

Wolfpack2005, Jan 24, 2013
Photo of cosmicevan
3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

let me preface this review by saying that this bottle is dated enjoy by july 2013 (oops). picked this one up when i was in NC exactly one year ago and must've forgotten that i had it (although how could i forget about a bourbon barrel aged scotch ale!!! - finding this one in the cellar during the re-org this week was like finding money in your jacket pocket...or so i hope). enjoyed from an olde hickory taster glass.

a - brew poured a deep brown with a off white greyish foamy head.

s - nose is to style. big booze soaked oak notes on a biscuity toasted grape malt backbone.

t - again fairly to style, if not a bit too sweet. nutty grape toasted malt with big vanilla like oak and some raw woody booziness, some chocolate on the body as well.

m - a bit fizzy. sweet.

o - overall a nice scotch ale aged in some wood. a bit hot, a bit sweet, and the peatiness isn't as rich and decadent as i would hope, but none the less an enjoyable brew.

cosmicevan, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of TheSevenDuffs
3.45/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

Enjoy by July 2013, so a little past its suggested prime.
Poured in to snifter.

A - Black with a thin layer of lightly-bubbled dark white head.

S - Rich bourbon barrel aromas dominate. Sweet vanilla and bourbon with charred oak. Toffee, dark caramel and molasses notes.

T - A better mix of the barrel qualities and the base beer than the nose suggested. The barrel still comes through initially with sweet bourbon and vanilla notes that give way to sweet toffee, caramel and brown sugar flavours from the base beer. Toasted oak is present throughout.

M - Medium body. Slightly watery at times. Light carbonation.

O - This was an interesting beer, but ultimately I found that the base beer didn't really stand up all that well to the barrel treatment.

TheSevenDuffs, Oct 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Gonzoillini, Apr 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

beerFool28607, Mar 08, 2012
Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to my boy caSSino for bringing this one down to share with me the day after Brewvival! Served from bottle into a Green Man snifter. Poured a dark murky brown with a minimal off-white head. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, caramel, brown sugar, dark fruit, wood, sweet alcohol, and a very very subtle acidic note. The flavor was of sweet malt, caramel, wood, sweet alcohol, dark fruit, and subtle peat. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly decent brew. The aroma on this was quite intense as you could smell it from quite a distance away. The flavor on this one really wasn’t that impressive though as the barrel pretty much dominated this brew. This was apparently aged on the same barrels as Event Horizon or so I’ve heard, but I don’t think this style was as good a choice for those barrels. Worth trying if you get the chance.

thagr81us, Mar 10, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

StoutSlut, Nov 03, 2013
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Seven Devils from Olde Hickory Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.