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Seven Devils - Olde Hickory Brewery

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88
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 23
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:
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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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

09-01-2014 04:12:32 | More by hollywood_15063
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zestar

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

08-01-2014 07:41:28 | More by zestar
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Whsrickqb12

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +19.9%

07-27-2014 16:16:17 | More by Whsrickqb12
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kristougher

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

07-11-2014 14:12:51 | More by kristougher
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Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

07-10-2014 04:22:51 | More by Spaten454
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +1%

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Virginia

4/5  rDev +1%

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funhog

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +13.6%

05-02-2014 00:07:35 | More by funhog
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nick_asian

Nevada

3.95/5  rDev -0.3%

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.

04-02-2014 07:18:34 | More by nick_asian
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

03-05-2014 12:03:55 | More by emottram
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

02-19-2014 04:27:52 | More by qcbrewer
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Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +7.3%

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UCLABrewN84

California

3.73/5  rDev -5.8%

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.

01-27-2014 00:17:09 | More by UCLABrewN84
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

01-03-2014 18:32:43 | More by cwguy5
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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Texas

4/5  rDev +1%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1%

11-26-2013 02:00:08 | More by zekeman17
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cosmicevan

New York

3.43/5  rDev -13.4%

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.

11-24-2013 01:45:48 | More by cosmicevan
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Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

11-20-2013 02:59:46 | More by zeledonia
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +1%

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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.6%

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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

11-03-2013 17:08:57 | More by bcrossan
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.3%

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South Carolina

4/5  rDev +1%

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Seven Devils from Olde Hickory Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.