Devils Backbone Dark Abby
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RATINGS: 51   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.26   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Belgian mountain-style dubbel brewed with raw sugar, dextrose, and Appalachian sorghum syrup for extra sexiness. Fermented with two Belgian yeast strains and finished with red wine yeast for dryness. Among The Gooch’s picks for one of the top 100,000 beers ever brewed.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (12260) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Draft. Dark amber brown, medium tan head Aroma of dark fruits and toffee. Taste is molasses, plums, raisins. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Draft. Small off-white head, clear copper-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some spicy, raisin. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, some spicy, light raisin. Medium body, low carbonation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9765) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 16, 2013
Tap at Rustico. Pours clear dark brown with a medium, frothy off-white head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma is dates and figs with cookie and caramel malt and light earthy hops. Flavor is malt dominant with dark fruity esters, light hops and bitterness with a sweet finish. Medium body and carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (8617) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - SEP 28, 2009
Growler from the brewery. Pours a clear copper tinted red color with a moderate creamy offwhite head. Fair head retention and lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, brown sugar, cinnamon and other spices. The taste is also very spicy with lots of cinnamon, anise, brown sugar, molasses. Lots of fruitiness as well with raisins, cherries, plum. Thin-medium bodied. Soft carbonation. Not the brewery’s best Belgian style effort, but decent nonetheless.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jtclockwork (8571) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 13, 2014
Bottle at home. Snow day. Pours dark brown with off white head. Nosea nd taste of molasses, Belgian yeast, dark sugar, sorghum and touch of dark fruit. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GT2 (8507) - San Diego County, California, USA - JUN 6, 2011
Tap at Churchkey for SAVOR week. Pours a clear bourbon amber with a small head forming. No lace. Grenadine nose with butterscotch. Taste is sweeter with dark cherries, oil, sugar, bananas foster with a little bit of egg like a roti dessert in Thailand. Comes across as richer and spicy. Heavy palate. In a small dose, it is quite nice. But probably too heavy in larger samples.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
arminjewell (6293) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - NOV 7, 2013
Pour out of bottle, dark reddish brown pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of dark fruit, some spice, earth, into caramel, toffee, some slight yeasty notes. Taste is a mix of slight dark caramel, toffee, hints of spice, slight earth, grass, finishing fairly bitter, dry. Not much going on here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog (5832) - Glenville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 25, 2013
Draft at Taphouse/Queensway. Black beer, a hint of licorice is the initial impression. Sweetbread and raisin carries. Pretty mellow and unremarkable as a dubbel, but exceptionally drinkable and good for brunch. (#4965, 3/17/2013)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
egajdzis (5364) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 30, 2011
Brown color with a small, off white head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of spices, dried fruits, caramel, roast, light nuts, toast, and a bit of alcohol. Taste of dark fruits, light cocoa, some roast, spices, and alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (5284) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. ABV listed as 7.5%. Ruby pour with a short tan head. Aroma is dark fruit notes, toasted malt caramel and yeast. Taste is sweet malt, lots of caramel, soft spice, dark fruit, yeast and toasted grains. Body is medium with a soft, effervescent carbonation. Ends with more sweet malt notes, spices, yeast notes, caramel, toasted grains, dark bread, dark fruit (cherries), hints of cherry cough syrup and light nuttiness.

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