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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

158 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 27
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 31
Gots: 28 | 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 stakem:
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.96/5  rDev -2%

Big thanks to Kegatron for sharing this brute with me. 1-liter swingtop growler into a snifter. The brew appears black in color with the most faint edging of lighter brown showing around the edges when it is held up to the light. A rich finger of silky smooth brown head rests atop fading slowly leaving some finger-like strings of lacing effect sticking to the glass.

The aroma is bold and roasty. Very aggressive with a combination of burnt to ashy charred grain with an ample amount of herbal hops also included. Earthen, with a hint of anise and leathery tobacco. Some solvent alcohol starts to emerge as the brew warms up and is swirled more.

The flavor of this brew is again, quite aggressive with a hearty amount of burnt grain flavoring. Suggestions of strong bitter coffee couple with earthen flavors that are somewhat ashy and tobacco-like to leathery. A strong aftertaste of bitter cacao lingers after each sip. As this brew warms up, the 12% abv comes out with a solvent burn across the back of the throat. The hops are readily evident in this brew with an herbal to almost vegetative component.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. No jokes here folks, this is a big aggressive brew. You need to put your big boy pants on here and brace yourself for one of the most balanced brews when it comes to strong bitter roasted grain, solvent alcohol and ample hops. The bitterness in this is quite forward from seemingly a combination of both hops and highly kilned malts. At times, I almost get the feel of this being a strange hybrid between a RIS and super strong black ipa. Many thanks agan Heath for sharing this with me, I can't imagine I would have otherwise had the opportunity to try this.

03-05-2013 02:15:42 | More by stakem
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oberon

North Carolina

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
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

01-18-2013 02:31:03 | More by bpfrush
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ehammond1


4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

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.

05-14-2013 03:44:54 | More by ehammond1
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jtladner

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

07-27-2013 20:42:43 | More by jtladner
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brooklynbrews

Uzbekistan

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

12-22-2012 18:20:16 | More by brooklynbrews
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acurtis

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-11-2012 00:48:31 | More by acurtis
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Beerontwowheels

Maryland

4/5  rDev -1%

01-29-2013 22:48:57 | More by Beerontwowheels
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ChrisMetcalfe

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

05-26-2013 16:31:39 | More by ChrisMetcalfe
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

01-09-2014 21:45:28 | More by Griffith
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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
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henrisimo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

05-30-2013 03:27:34 | More by henrisimo
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Alieniloquium

Florida

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
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4/5  rDev -1%

12-21-2013 05:23:52 | More by Chuck_25
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

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
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MWolverines66

New York

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

10-30-2013 03:28:18 | More by MWolverines66
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HuaiDan

New York

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-12-2014 16:29:17 | More by HuaiDan
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thagr81us

South Carolina

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
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev -1%

12-08-2013 22:42:22 | More by mc4z
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tweezer159

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

12-14-2013 06:50:37 | More by tweezer159
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bum732

Lesotho

4/5  rDev -1%

08-15-2013 18:41:51 | More by bum732
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

4/5  rDev -1%

12-27-2012 02:27:39 | More by xxcarpxx
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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

09-29-2013 23:08:53 | More by sonofliberty2
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GRG1313

California

4/5  rDev -1%

12-15-2012 18:08:12 | More by GRG1313
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Kunstman

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -1%

04-19-2013 19:30:07 | More by Kunstman
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Westbrook / Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.