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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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Ratings: 159 | Reviews: 42 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -18.1%

lillitnn92, Nov 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

mbmiche, Oct 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

TasteTester, Oct 20, 2014
Photo of humuloner22
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

This is one of the better beers Olde Hickory has put out. This thing has been cellared for nearly two years. I drank one fresh and honestly I had forgotten about this one. But I figured I would get it out of the way and if it had turned no harm no foul. But, to my amazement, this beer only gets better with age. Too bad I think it was a one off.

Color: Brown, typical garnet Wee Heavy colors. Very similar to Old Chub in the way it looks.

Nose: Wee Heavy, so you get some scotch flavors, but not really the peaty briny flavors in some scotches, floral, honey like scotches is where this one is. Almost a bourbon aroma in there too. Caramel and strong vanilla.

Taste: Sweet, but not overly cloying. It has a lot of vanilla and those same scotch-like flavors going on. There are also some yellow cake-like flavors in there as well. Custard would be a good way of putting it.

Overall: I am glad I rediscovered it, but I am also sad that its now gone. I wish I had bought more when I had the chance. As much as I love Old Chub, especially the new nitro, this beer is at the next level.

humuloner22, Oct 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

l1fted, Sep 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +25.9%

legend8706, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of jbwimer
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%

Poured a deep mahogany with minimal head. Tamed toffee, vanilla, raisins, with a hint of bourbon. Flavor is smooth with not a hint of alcohol. More buttery toffee with some peat, and a slight woody flavor. Wish the flavor was more bold, though. Mouthfeel is decent but could be improved upon. Still, this beer ages nicely. Good stuff.

jbwimer, Sep 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

hollywood_15063, Sep 01, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

zestar, Aug 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Whsrickqb12, Jul 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

kristougher, Jul 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Spaten454, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

StoutItOutLoud, Jun 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

atrocity, May 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

funhog, May 02, 2014
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3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Dark brown, like a soda. There was a quickly dying head, again like a soda. The carbonation even looked super prickly, again again like a soda. It pretty much literally looked like I was drinking a coke.

S: Now this is where I loved the beer. The nose was so open and had everything you'd expect from a BBA scotch ale. Bourbon, chocolate, carmel, good bit of fruit, and vanilla.

T: Nose transferred pretty well along with a bit of oak to it as well.

M: Super super thin and light. I was pretty bummed about this part. It has such potential if it were more robust. Carbonation was surprisingly mild for how lively it looked in the glass. Unless you took just a tiny sip and let it sit, you can feel the prickly carbonation on the rim of what's in your mouth.

O: I really enjoyed this beer and would have another. Just wish there was more body to it and it didn't look like a soda the whole time.

nick_asian, Apr 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

emottram, Mar 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

qcbrewer, Feb 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Griffith, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Oneinchaway for sharing this at his tasting.

Best before 7/2013.

Pours a clear dark orange-brown with a foamy tan head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel, toffee, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with caramel, toffee, and bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of wood bitterness and alcohol kick on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and sticky mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid bourbon barrel aged presence all around.

UCLABrewN84, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

XmnwildX12, Dec 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

videofrog, Nov 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +0.8%

zekeman17, Nov 26, 2013
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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
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Seven Devils from Olde Hickory Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.