Dark Abby | Devils Backbone Brewing Company

Dark AbbyDark Abby
BA SCORE
3.64/5
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:
#33,573
Reviews:
28
Ratings:
172
pDev:
13.74%
Bros Score:
3.96
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
38
Trade:
0
HISTOGRAM
 
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Photo of JCarey
1.88/5  rDev -48.4%
look: 2 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Looking at previous reviews I think I got a bad batch, or maybe just this first bottle. Let's hope its just that.

Pours like a coke. Aggressive carbonation that dissipates quickly. About as much head as a soda. Mouth feel of a semi flat soda. Smell is pretty rotten. Taste isn't 'bad', its drinkable, I guess. Just a pretty disappointing Belgian. I will amend if the other bottles turn out better.

No date on the bottle.

After finishing the 6 pack I think my review has to stand. I had a couple that were OK, but 4/6 being unpleasant isn't good enough to change the review. Inconsistent? Bad processes? Bad distributor or Store? Who knows, but I'll steer clear of this brew for a while.

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2.25/5  rDev -38.2%

Photo of DBALT
2.43/5  rDev -33.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

VERY TIMID. INCONSISTENT CARBONATION FROM BOTTLE TO BOTTLE.

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Photo of Monkeefartz
2.63/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

I may have had an unusual experience, but there is inconsistency between bottles. Some are closer to a sour than an ale, and with the sour bottles the carbonation is overwhelming. On draft, it is much better and is closer to the dubbel in flavor.

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Photo of John_Beeryman
2.64/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.75

Too much on the "with spices" side and not enough on the "ale" side, and not nearly carbonated enough for a Belgian style.

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Photo of DubCo21
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of foghornleghorn22
2.75/5  rDev -24.5%

Photo of hypnotoad1
2.92/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of ChadA83
3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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3/5  rDev -17.6%

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Dark Abby from Devils Backbone Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.64 out of 5 with 172 ratings
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