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Westbrook / Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook / Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial StoutWestbrook / Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial Stout

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

161 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 32
Gots: 27 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co. visit their website
South Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: zac16125 on 11-05-2012)
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Reviews by BlackBelt5112203:
Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Jet black color with a thick, 1.5-finger, creamy, brown head. Great retention and some initial patchy lacing. The consistency of this thing is as thick as motor oil. Awesome look for an imperial stout.

S – Mostly rich dark chocolate and roasted coffee aromas. There are touches of molasses and plums here, as well. Nicely layered and decently complex.

T – It starts off sweet with rich dark chocolate, molasses, caramel, and a touch of vanilla. As the taste progresses, dark fruits like plums come into the mix. Toward the finish, there’s a big blast of bitter and dry roasted coffee and some tobacco. Very tasty.

F – Full-bodied with average carbonation, a viscous, velvety, and creamy mouthfeel, and a bittersweet and very dry finish. Bittersweet dark chocolate and bitter roasted coffee flavors linger for a nice bit. There’s also a touch of warmth from the alcohol.

O – This is an awesome imperial stout. It’s not as complex in the aroma and taste as some examples that I’ve had, but it’s crazy thick and very drinkable for 12% ABV. Once again, another big hit from Westbrook. I’m sure Evil Twin did its part here, as well.

BlackBelt5112203, Apr 09, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

My first Westbrook beer to try.Date Filled:11/16/12.Pours into a snifter jet black with thinner but nicely formed deep mocha head,no light gets thru this beer.Char,coffee, and black licorice really stand out in the nose up front with some bitter chocolate and sweet rum-like alcohol in there as well.Flavors are again really charred and pretty raw with some sweet molasses and alcohol coming in midway,it's heavily roasted the chewey feel is nice.A pretty brash RIS here,it's pretty smokey and charred but has enough sweetness to balance it out pretty well.

oberon, Dec 07, 2012
Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

bpfrush, Jan 18, 2013
Photo of ehammond1
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Black as can be. Thick, heavy, and rich in appearance. Creamy brown head. Leaves an oily, sticky sheen. A perfectly gorgeous imperial stout.

Huge roast, espresso, and fudge notes erupt from the glass. Incredibly expressive aroma. There's some dark fruits and licorice emerging as well, especially as the beer warms.

A hugely flavorful stout--it's almost flooring how flavorful this is. Huge amounts of bitter roast and espresso notes, perhaps along with a touch of smoke. Dark fruits, licorice, and raisin fudge brownie make up the majority of the flavor profile. This is like nothing I've had before.

Full in body. Creamy. Luscious. Coating. Perfect.

There's just so much flavor here. It's shocking. While impressive, it certainly hurts it's drinkability.

ehammond1, May 14, 2013
Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

jtladner, Jul 27, 2013
Photo of brooklynbrews
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

brooklynbrews, Dec 22, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

acurtis, Dec 11, 2012
Photo of ChrisMetcalfe
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ChrisMetcalfe, May 26, 2013
Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

Griffith, Jan 09, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.15/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bomber at Torst. Watered down imperial stout. A little nauseating tailpipe smel. Some lace. Mostly toasted but also burnt toast taste. Dry finish. Maybe this was better very fresh, but did not age at all, an issue I have with several Westbrook beers.I had to share this out with anyone who would help me not waste a bottle.

Sammy, Apr 14, 2013
Photo of henrisimo
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

henrisimo, May 30, 2013
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.9/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter.

Appearance - Inky black. Stains the glass. Small head. Doesn't last.

Smell - A little smokey. Boozy as hell. Strong roasted malt. Licorice.

Taste - Sweet caramel. Licorice. Deep caramel. Smoke is more muted, but present. Sweet.

Mouthfeel - Thick. Low carbonation. Viscous and a little sweet.

Overall - Tasty stout. Tastes like it's smoked, but I can't find any info that it is.

Alieniloquium, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of Chuck_25
4/5  rDev -1%

Chuck_25, Dec 21, 2013
Photo of Kegatron
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

32oz growler into an oversized tulip glass. Pours a jet black in the glass, topped with a think head of milk chocolate colored foam. This maintains a rich ½ finger cap, soaping the sides of the glass with sticky lacing. The aroma has a lot of roast smokiness going on with it, almost like burnt coffee, with tangier notes of ripe citrus, chocolate and caramel all working themselves in as well. This is flavorful but seems like it could be a bit more robust in the nose. The taste is VERY burnt and roasty feeling, leaving a good bit of smoky char lingering on the tongue. Bitter green citrus is present, as is some mostly balancing chocolate sweetness but it’s that roast that really sets this off. The feel is full bodied and chewy with a bit of sharpness on the tongue. That 12% is just ridiculously well hid here and probably elevates this beer a bit above what it normally should be based on the flavors. This beer is very aggressive though, especially with the roast, and while it definitely packs a punch, I wish that there had been an overall greater complexity and depth to the flavors. Definitely not quite worth what I paid for this fill.

Kegatron, Mar 05, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

MWolverines66, Oct 30, 2013
Photo of HuaiDan
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

HuaiDan, Aug 12, 2014
Photo of thagr81us
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks goes out to funkydelic for sharing this one during one of our random Sunday tastings! Served from bottle into Sweetwater 15th Anniversary snifter. Poured pitch black with a half finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, medicinal, spice, earth, roasted malt, and smoke. The flavor was of sweet malt, earth, spice, dark chocolate, smoke, charred malt, and roasted malt. It had a light feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a decent brew. The smoke aspect going on here was actually quite nice and added a nice touch to the brew. However the charred aspect in the flavor and the medicinal note in the aroma kind of took the appeal out of this one for me slightly. Really wish that these had not been present as this could have been a fairly good brew without them. While this was the case, this one is definitely worth your time trying. You won’t regret it.

thagr81us, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

mc4z, Dec 08, 2013
Photo of tweezer159
4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

tweezer159, Dec 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

bum732, Aug 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

xxcarpxx, Dec 27, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

sonofliberty2, Sep 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

GRG1313, Dec 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kunstman, Apr 19, 2013
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Westbrook / Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 161 ratings.