Westbrook / Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial Stout - Westbrook Brewing Co.
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4.08/5 rDev +1%
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.
12-07-2012 21:32:05 | More by oberon
4.15/5 rDev +2.7%
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.
05-14-2013 03:44:54 | More by ehammond1
3.15/5 rDev -22%
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.
04-14-2013 12:24:08 | More by Sammy
3.9/5 rDev -3.5%
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.
11-19-2013 04:00:47 | More by Alieniloquium
3.89/5 rDev -3.7%
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.
03-05-2013 15:40:41 | More by Kegatron
3.5/5 rDev -13.4%
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.
12-31-2012 13:11:53 | More by thagr81us
Westbrook / Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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