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Westbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler Imperial Stout | Westbrook Brewing Co.

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Westbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler Imperial StoutWestbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler Imperial Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Westbrook Brewing Co.
South Carolina, United States | website

Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by zac16125 on 11-05-2012

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Reviews: 41 | Ratings: 228
Reviews by zac16125:
Photo of zac16125
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Westbrook/Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial Stout
growler into a snifter

Not much information on this one. Only know that its a collaboration with Evil Twin, and has a 12% ABV.

A: Pours a completely opaque jet black with just a film of dark mocha colored head. Head dissipates away very quickly. Leaves only the slightest faint patches of lacing.

S: Huge roasted notes, leather, tobacco, smoke. Smells like a cigar lounge. I really dig it.

T: Follows the nose with roasted malts and leather being front and center. I also get black coffee, some sweetness, dark chocolate, tobacco, and a hint of vanilla.

M/D: Carbonation is appropriate, on the slightly higher end of the spectrum for the style, which makes it not particularly smooth. Full bodied, but not quite thick or chewy. ABV is incredibly well masked, and drinkability is fairly high.

O: Overall, quite enjoyable, but different. It has the biggest leather and tobacco notes Ive ever had in a beer. Strong, heavy, and bold in both aroma and flavor. If I had to sum this beer up in one word, it would be "manly". If the Dos Equis guy were real, this is what he'd actually drink. This is a beer that I think caters to a certain demographic, and those who like the leather/tobacco/smokey flavors will absolutely love this one. Personally, I prefer some sweetness or bourbon flavors in my stouts, however, this was still very good for a change of pace. Certainly worth a try for those who can get a hold of it.

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Photo of oberon
4.08/5  rDev 0%
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.

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Photo of bpfrush
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ehammond1
4.16/5  rDev +2%
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.

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Photo of chinchill
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

large shared 2012 bottle.
Pours thick and dark with a decent head.

Aroma - excellent and moderately strong. The dark roasted grains are not as pronounced as they are upon tasting, but the alcohol and dark fruit notes are more evident.

Flavor: Rich and moderately complex, with strong notes of very dark roasted malts. Slightly more sweet than bitter until the aftertaste. Hint of licorice. Well hidden ABV!

Overall: one of the best Evil Twin beers I've had.

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Photo of jtladner
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Zonian1
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brooklynbrews
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of acurtis
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ChrisMetcalfe
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kardillamo
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely incredible, smooth, sweet, savory, full of dark chocolate notes with a light haze of espresso suffusing this wonderful concoction. Black as my heart and smoother than the tongue of the serpent in the garden of eden, I strongly recommend this beer.

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Photo of Conradist
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is really great. It has the usual chocolate-ish, coffee-ish, roasted malt notes you'd expect from a big stout, plus some not so usual hints of licorice. However, it also possesses a kind of leathery, smokey, tobacco thing which really pushed it over the "very good stout" edge and into the black, tenebrous pit of exceptional stouts.

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Photo of zachthelaxer93
4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Griffith
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Sammy
3.13/5  rDev -23.3%
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.

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Photo of henrisimo
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of Kegatron
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

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Photo of MWolverines66
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of HuaiDan
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ohiobeer29
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sjstraub
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of nola1988
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: jetblack
S: smoky chocolate
T: villain sweetness upfront, smoky coca on the back.
F: sticky, full bodied.
O: A soild stout. The sweetness is a great balance on the smoky element to it. The body is full, which I prefer in this style. Grab is you see it.

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Westbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler Imperial Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
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