Certified Evil | Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.

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Certified EvilCertified Evil

Brewed by:
Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
Nebraska, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Certified Evil is the result of a 2008 collaboration project with Todd Ashman of Fifty Fifty Brewing in Truckee, California and Matt Van Wyk of Oakshire Brewing in Eugene, Oregon. Each brewer set out to create a dark Belgian strong ale with their own unique spin on the style. Since the first collaboration, six new breweries have been added to the project to invent a truly unique beer. This beer is properly named Certified Evil.
The new Certified Evil recipe is more complex and interesting than the brew from 2008. This new beer blends Certified Evil aged in Cabernet barrels for one year with a younger batch of oaked aged Certified Evil. The combination makes for a vibrant yet smooth and elegant taste. The recipe also includes a wide variety of complex sugars including turbinado sugar, molasses and honey. The result is an amazingly complex beer. Truly a must try to any craft beer lover.

Added by RedHaze on 12-07-2009

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3.52/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.28/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is an Imperial Porter


a Belgian Dark Ale.

Appearance : Pours out like used motor oil, slick black in appearance and stays that way in the glass. The head is minimal at about 1 finger, but pinkish-yellow with tinges of off-white. I like how pretty the total obsidian black color is, it's literally a black hole of nothingness with no light escaping.

Aroma : Cacao nibs, dusty chocolate, some hop and belgian dark yeast, with some alcohol burn floating around the nose. The aroma is much like a chocolate milk stout or a milky porter. It's rather nice.

Flavor : Wow! A lot going on here. Alcohol punch right off the bat with some rich raisin, dark fruits, and brown sugar. As the beer moves to the back of the throat hop comes out in a muted fashion as well as some roast malts and light chocolate notes. A touch of coconut.

Mouthfeel : Buzzing, prickly, almost painful carbonation at the start that gives way to a syrupy feel and eventually a parched finish.

Overall : A slow sipper and another great offering from Lucky Bucket. This brewer doesn't get the cred it deserves. Solid.

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3.63/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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Certified Evil from Lucky Bucket Brewing Co.
3.62 out of 5 based on 247 ratings.
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