Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Evil On Brandy | FiftyFifty Brewing Co.

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Very Good
8 Ratings

Brewed by:
FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): not listed

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Belgian Strong Dark Ale aged in brandy barrels for 6 months.

Added by MasterSki on 12-11-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 8 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by PaulStoneAnchor:
Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

More User Reviews:
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.57/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had this on tap during the 6th anniversary party.

Looks like brandy! Almost no head to it. Smells like barrel, oak, brandy, dark fruits, high alcohol.

Tasted a lot better than concentrated evil, allowed some of the brandy sweetness to help cover up the figgy/pruney solvent like memories of the base beer. Still had lots of alcohol heat though. Took a hot, bitter dark fruit blech and turned it into something worth savoring. Probably better suited for cold weather than a weekend in May.

A few ounces is good enough of this beer. Its simply a testament to the power of FiftyFifty's barrel program that Todd could turn this into something significantly more drinkable for me.

 680 characters

Photo of largadeer
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

Photo of sansho
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of rodbeermunch
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Lacks the appearance of beer. Just comes off looking like Brandy. Aroma of dark fruit and wafting alcohol.

Brandy flavors, tons of heat on the palate. Actually better than I expected. Warm up with this on a cold night. Still though, almost everything they barrel is better.

 281 characters

Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.32/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

An appearance just like they poured you some brandy (you're a fine girl). No head. Smells like brandy, oak and alcohol.

A big improvement on concentrated evil. Brandy covers up the dark fruit/rubbing alcohol/nail polish vibe from the base beer. Lots of heat nonetheless. Definitely a winter warmer kind of sipper. A few ounces are cool, couldn't imagine delving any further or consuming a 22oz of this.

 411 characters

Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Evil On Brandy from FiftyFifty Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 8 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.