Dark Abby | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Dark AbbyDark Abby
BA SCORE
48.8%
Liked This Beer
3.64 w/ 172 ratings
Dark AbbyDark Abby
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Virginia, United States
dbbrewingcompany.com

Style: Dubbel

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Meet Abby, Azrael’s darker twin. This Belgian beauty is mysteriously alluring with a sultry flavor combination of brown sugar, plum and spices in a dark burgundy hue.

Abby has a deep, rich flavor, and a serious strength but like her sister, hides behind a deceptively light fruity finish. On the surface she’s the sweetest girl you’ll ever meet, but one taste you’ll be trapped in her darkly alluring web.

DARK ABBY FACTS:
Alcohol by Volume: 7.5%
Hop Bitterness (IBUs): 18
Malts: Pilsner, Dark Munich, Honey, Dark Crystal
Hops: Saaz
Sugar & Spice: Turbinado Sugar, Sorghum Syrup, Secret Spice Mix

Added by on 10-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#33,121
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
172
Liked:
84
Avg:
3.64/5
pDev:
13.74%
Alströms:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 172 |  Reviews: 28
Photo of Kiserian
5/5  rDev +37.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Very good flavor. Very drinkable. Cant find it in a 12 pk. Looking forward to trying it at their brewpub soon.

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

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5/5  rDev +37.4%

Photo of tim_may
4.99/5  rDev +37.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Drinking this beer as I review, very good my favorite from db

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4.75/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of snowman17
4.6/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Amazingly close to Chimay. Its a good substitute.

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Photo of jacobwills
4.56/5  rDev +25.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This is my new favorite. Spicing is fruity. Slightly punchier alcohol kick than expected.

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Photo of Ribber
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4.5

I like to drink beer....and I drink a lot of beer. While on vacation in Virginia this Fall, I stumbled onto this beer in a village called Winchester. I liked it...so I had another....then another. Drank six in about a 3-hour session. I really liked this beer...but I could not focus my eyes for a few hours afterward. I am now back in Omaha and can't find any Dark Abby anywhere close by. Do I have to drive back to Virginia? Might be worth the trip. This is one fine beer. It tastes like beer with lots of flavors and leaves a beer after taste. Therefore, it must be beer....and I like it. Most humans would agree.

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Photo of katiethehooks
4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

Photo of briancathy
4.34/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Fantasy_Draught
4.28/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Golden32
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of drummerguy
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of darkstar12
4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

Photo of Bruesday
4.21/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Thomas0790
4.2/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of JamieDuncan
4.04/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Picked this up as part of mixed six to give a try. I tend to like Belgians but have little experience with Devils Backbone so not sure what to expect. Love the color, I will call it Deep Purple. Very little head or carbonation. Excellent smell, you definitely get the Belgian in the nose. Mixed bag with the taste. Interesting and tasty, balanced. Pretty easy to drink which gives it a little bonus overall due to alcohol content. I enjoyed the beer and would gladly drink again and would probably buy depending upon the cost.

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Photo of Bullpossum
4.02/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

Photo of Griggsy
4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sammy806
4/5  rDev +9.9%

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Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 48.8% out of 100 with 172 ratings
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