Steph’s New Brew Review: The Devil Made Me

Steph’s New Brew Review: The Devil Made Me

Adroit Theory Brewing Company The Devil Made Me, a 7.5% ABV Smoked Porter with Serrano Peppers

Appearance Deep brown color with a thick, tan-colored head.
Aroma Roasty aroma with a note of smoke.
Taste Smooth, dry roastiness followed by pleasant smoke and bitter chocolate notes. A slight burn appears after a few sips.
Mouthfeel Lighter bodied than expected.
Overall Fire and brimstone… with a hint of evil.

Adroit Theory Brewing Company is a nano brewery located in an industrial space in Purcellville, Virginia that specializes in esoteric brews with an emphasis on barrel aging. Adroit Theory Brewing Company is so small, they make beer one keg at a time.

Founded by husband and wife team Mark and Nina Osborne in November 2011, Adroit Theory opened a tasting room and started serving beers to the public in early 2014. The brewery’s motto is “Consume Life, Drink Art.”

Adroit is defined as “clever or skillful in using the hands or mind,” and if you scan over the tap list at Adroit Theory, you are sure to see some clever offerings.

B/A/Y/S (Black As Your Soul) is a Russian Imperial Stout inspired by the Nine Inch Nails lyrics from “Head Like A Hole” and G/I/A/A (God Is An American) is a double IPA aged in Mezcal Barrels from “I’m Afraid of Americans”, a David Bowie song remixed by Trent Reznor.

The Devil Made Me is a 7.5% ABV smoked porter with serrano peppers aged in mezcal barrels.

Mezcal, similar to tequila, is made from the agave plant native to Mexico. Tequila, however, can only be made in the Tequila region and from just blue Weber agave, while mezcal is typically produced in Oaxaca and can be made from many types of agave.

The bottle features photos of infamous serial killers including Charles Manson, John Wayne Gacy and Jeffrey Dahmer. The description on Adroit Theory’s website is equally haunting…

Fire and Brimstone – the fitting destination at the end of a terrible path. The faces: Gacy, Manson, Dahmer… Why do they do it? Where does the evil come from? Are they products of their environment, or is there a darker force at work? Many questions, but few answers. Fill your glass, and brood on the wickedness latent in the human heart. Then raise the glass in a toast to judgment and justice. Just don’t look them in the eyes, for you might see yourself.

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Check out… this video from Adroit Theory Brewing.

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