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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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159 Ratings
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Ratings: 159
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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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

ChrisMetcalfe, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

JacobGumina, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

HeadyTheElder, May 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -25.7%

Steimie, May 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

drgonzo2k2, May 19, 2013
Photo of 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.

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

drbenzo, May 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

largadeer, May 10, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Proclarush, May 09, 2013
Photo of BMart
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

BMart, May 08, 2013
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3.84/5  rDev -5%

Pour is jet black, viscous, with a dark brown head, thick, and a few bubbles on top. The nose is ashy, light roast, olive, touch of herbal hop. Taste is same, roast, ash, coffee bean, faint chocolate. Finish has some citrus hop and light herbal note, the roast lingers. Body is full, carbonation is nicely rounded. Flavors are well integrated but not of my favorite blend.

cpetrone84, May 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

sd123, May 03, 2013
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4.31/5  rDev +6.7%

An extremely nice Imperial Stout. Pours pitch black, but with average viscosity and a tan head that disappears very quickly. Very well integrated (rather than "watered down"), and silky smooth, but with quite deep flavors of licorice, roasted notes, bitter chocolate, and coffee notes. Surprisingly well hidden 12% abv.

Georgiabeer, May 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Immortale25, Apr 27, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Kunstman, Apr 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Rand_ale_Thor, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Holland, Apr 15, 2013
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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.

Sammy, Apr 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

DrunkinYogi, Apr 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

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
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3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

metalgdog, Apr 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

Bottle pour at the bottle share held at Chloe's inside Golden Road Brewing in Los Angeles, CA.

Filled 11/6/12.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, vanilla, and smoke. Taste is much the same with a smoke flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer that is tasty and easy to drink.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1%

jwat, Mar 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

sendbeer, Mar 27, 2013
Westbrook / Evil Twin Minigrowler Imperial Stout from Westbrook Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 159 ratings.