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Even More Denmark - Evil Twin Brewing

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85
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.84%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | FT: 2
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Todd on 12-03-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

A Smoked Chocolate Chestnut Stout brewed with Knipschildt Chocolatier, exclusively for Whole Foods Market on Third Avenue & 3rd Street in Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY.
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Ratings: 92 | Reviews: 17
Photo of vfgccp
3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

2013 bottle, opened Jan 2015

A - Deep bowling ball black. Creamy milk chocolate head pours half a finger high with ok rendition and lace.

S - Hazelnuts, hammy smoke, touch of a plastic off-note, brown sugar, dry wood, chestnuts.

T - Smokey. Brown breads, burnt wood chips, liquid smoke, chestnuts, hazelnuts.

M - Medium-light body. Creamy finish.

O - A little too much ham in the smoke, but overall not a bad stout.

Photo of drewone
2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Taste horrible - smoked flavor over done. Not suble at all, perhaps chochlate has fallen off?

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.81/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to queens1130 for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, smoke, cocoa powder, and dark chocolate aromas. Taste is much the same with dark roasted malt, smoke, and dark chocolate flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast and smoke bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with lots of smoke qualities to go along with the dark chocolate.

Serving type: bottle.

Photo of BEERchitect
3.7/5  rDev -2.6%

Built around the masculine and tantilizing combination of smoky chocolate, Evil Twin's larger-than-life stout puts its full brunt of roast character on full display.

Even More Denmark, showcases deep and dark chocolate that''s carefully woven into its onyx-black body. Dense, creamy and stained with char, its sturdy lather pushes bold notes of espresso, campfire, cocoa, roasted chestnut and burnt cream out of the glass while its singed toffee and marshmallow layer decadently on the mouth.

With the sweetness thrusted downwards and the roast held high, the middle palate heavily favors the darker side of the stout. Strong roast coffee links with bitter cocoa, smoldering ember, pepper and burnt grain for a fast drying taste that's as challenging to the palate as it is satisfying.

And as the flavors finish, its lacking malt sweetness leaves the palate ashy, powdery and with high roast grain astringency. Pepper and burnt flavors accompany strong booze deep and linger well into aftertaste.

Photo of barczar
3.8/5  rDev 0%

Nuttiness and roast malt character dominate. Doesn't seem to have the richness of others in the series. Chocolate is noted, but there's a bit of smoke that comes across stronger.

Photo of seedyone
3/5  rDev -21.1%

01/28/14 From bottle at home. Texture is full bodied but a thin dark head. Sparse speckled lacing. Dense smoke aroma but mellow on the taste buds. Not as chocolate as I'd hoped. A bit of a disappointment.

Photo of ArrogantB
2.46/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

On tap at Hops and Pie. Dark black color, decent head at first, looks just fine. Aroma is muted. slight bit of chocolate. The flavor was bad, burnt meat, bitter, ashy, hardly any chocolate. This was a pretty bad stout, disappointing to say the least. I would never buy this beer nor order another on tap.

Photo of CHickman
4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours pitch black color with a cascading release of tan bubbles like a Guinness that rush up to a 1 finger creamy/foamy tan head that faded slowly and left really good lacing coating the sides as it slid back down into the brew and settled into a creamy layer on top with spotty lacing remaining on the sides.

Smells like chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee beans, roasted malt/grains, burnt wood, lemon zest or light citrus hops, caramel and light vanilla; the smoky and chocolate notes dominate, and there is no hint of the ABV. Smells like a milk stout due to the strong chocolate notes, but to me it was nice with enough malty complexity to make it enjoyable as the snifter rose towards my face.

Flavor follows suit and like the nose smells like chocolate, cocoa powder, coffee beans, roasted malt/grains, burnt wood, lemon zest, citrus hops, caramel, light vanilla and booze; the smoky and chocolate notes still dominate, but there is more bitterness in the flavor like hops and/or coffee like a Starbucks were poured in the mix. There is no hint of the ABV, but the chestnuts listed on the bottle do show up and dance around like a drunk freshmen at a fall pledge party. Strong chocolate notes, roasted or smoked grains and coffee bitterness finish off each sip, but it was enjoyable and very flavorful getting better as it warmed.

Mouthfeel is thick and chewy, like a dense old brew that would move like syrup, with very mild carbonation, a slick and almost watery feel across the tongue and a roasted, bitter aftertaste that is a combo of cocoa, coffee, citrus and burnt grains – this leaves a similar taste that mirrors finishing a Starbucks bold in the morning, so today I started and ended my day with the same great taste.

Overall I really liked this stout, which was dynamic with bold robust flavors that hid the alcohol and yet provided a buzz; this is a great dessert beer, and at $6.99/bottle it was a bargain and worth seeking out. I like what Evil Twin is pushing and will grab some more of their beers as this and Even More Jesus were very good stouts.

Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle into pfriem tulip - purchased bottle at whole foods port chester, ny for $10.
Nice thick oily black pour with deep tan head. Huuge chocolate and roasted malt aroma - nice English yeast maybe?
Taste is smooth roasty chocolate - its a big brew but super smooth. Yup, another great big stout from Jeppe this time on a great collab with a fantastic chocolatier!

Photo of MJCF26
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

At first sip, you know this is more than just another chocolate stout. Smoked chestnuts and roasted coffee give this beer some nice depth and does a great job balancing any possible sweetness. The chocolate rounds out your palate and gives you this reassuring warm cozy feeling that everything's going to be ok...
However, as you work your way through the glass, the chocolate notes die down and the smoke rises. Better classified as a smoked stout with traces of chocolate than a chocolate stout with notes of smoked chestnuts.
Nevertheless, another great brew from Evil Twin.

Photo of scootny
4.03/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A dark Thick brown head that hangs for a minute, then fades to a ring. Not much lacing but a thin syrupy coating on the sides. Nose is reminiscent of Brooklyn BCS with a bit less alcohol. Heavy chocolate, coffee, roasted grains and slight char. Trace sweet alcohol and burnt sugar. Taste is great. Rich full roasted coffee and dark chocolate. Roasted chestnuts adds nutty smoothness. An english ale yeast I'm guessing by the fruitiness. A bit of plum and fig. Firm bitterness gives a solid finish leaving coffee and earth. Feel is full, velvety and smooth with just the right amount of chew. Goes down way to easy and is supple through the swallow. A great beer for fans of the style. while not a standout it is great with chocolate cake and I would guess softer cheeses, all the usual suspects. Yum

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3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got a growler at the TriBeCa whole foods. They listed this at 8% strong. Pours with a deep brown head that doesn't last for very long. Not much in the way of scent. Flavors are deep and smoky. Nothing is very over the top or stunning about the beer but I'm enjoying my glass. 85% cocoa chocolate bar, not a prissy milk chocolate. Mouthfeel is a touch thin. Lingering bitterness on the palate. A bit of a smooth, creamy feel pulses between the bitterness; reminds me of some milk stouts in that way.
My first crack at an Evil Twin brew. I look forward to more.

Photo of mdfb79
3.94/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From 01/12/13 notes. Picked up a bottle of this at Whole Foods last week. 22 oz. bottle poured into a snifter.

a - Pours a dark brown color with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks very nice.

s - Smells of smokey malts, dark chocolate, roasted malts, clay, toasted malts, burnt malts, and nuts. Smokier than I expected but prety nice nose as the chocolate does come through as well.

t - Tastes of smoked malts, dark chocolate, bitter hops and chocolate, roasted malts, burnt malts, peat, and light coffee. Follows the nose pretty closely but less chocolate. Smoke kind of dominates.

m - Medium to full body and moderate carbonation. Smooth and not hot, nice mouthfeel.

o - Overall a nice smoked stout, though the smoke dominates and makes it a little one dimensional. Good but personally I like their other stouts much better so would go for one of those next time. Might like this better if you love smoked stouts.

Photo of dar482
3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer comes in a dark black color with some brown.

The aroma has a bacony smoked malt with some chocolate as well.

The flavor follows with that smoked malt of camp fire and bacon. There is a melding of milk and bittersweet chocolate throughout from the middle on. A slight bit of sweetness and hazelnut nuttiness and then a bright fruity coffee on the finish.

A decent full motuhfeel on this.

A decent beer for those who aren't really into smoked beers. The chocolate dances well with the smoked malt. A well made smoked stout.

Photo of JerzDevl2000
3.93/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up a few weeks ago in New York at the Whole Foods on Houston St. I never had a beer from Evil Twin before and one of the workers there recommended this to me. While this didn't stand out from the other myriad Stouts that are available this time of this year, this was an extremely drinkable beer that felt weaker than it was because of how hidden the alcohol was and how well the flavors meshed together. This almost felt like a Porter because of the smokiness of the taste and the roasted aspect but I didn't mind at all, since this was not that hard to quaff!

The pour to this was a very dark brown with a moderate tan head that quickly settled. Not a lot of lacing to be seen here and the aroma wasn't that strong either, although the smoky chestnut dominated here in a subtly strong way. Lots of that in the taste as well, with some bitter chocolate and coffee as well. This had one of the thinnest mouthfeels for a Stout that I've ever had and the carbonation wasn't overtly present either. Not a lot of stickiness to this either and since the alcohol was so recessed, this almost felt like a Coffee Stout than a Double or Imperial Stout.

This certainly was strong but it took a while for that to set in. It would be possible to down a few bottles in a sitting since this was so easygoing and enjoyable. While not my favorite example of this style, it was great for a nice cold and damp night such as this were I wanted something dark, mellow, and with just enough flavor. The roasted notes lingered nicely before fading away and this had almost enough sweetness as a Milk Stout. Worth a try once by anyone who loves dark beers and doesn't want to get knocked over by one!

Photo of metter98
4.01/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark tan head that gradually died down, leaving a thin film covering the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of smoked chestnuts are present in the nose along with hints of chocolate and roasted malts.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but has stronger flavors with additional hints of roasted malts towards the finish. There is a slight amount of bitterness and no alcohol is perceptible. The smoke seems to get a bit stronger as the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is surprisingly easy to drink considering its strength because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. The smoked chestnuts and chocolate really work well.

Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.74/5  rDev +24.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Pours from a 22 oz bottle into a tulip- pours a jet black color, thick, with two fingers of mocha colored head, modest retention and beautiful swathes of lacing. Can't ask for any more.

Smell is very smoky- definitely get the chestnuts, some coffee, and a whiff of chocolate in addition to the sturdy smoke background.

Taste is remarkably well balanced and nuanced. Not as much smoke as the nose but still a major player; the chestnuts take a more central role here as well as the rich dark chocolate. Finishes like a truffle; sweet and then a longer semi-sweet aftertaste.

Full bodied, but not cloying, and moderately carbonated. Easy to drink for such a big one, but definitely savor it. It's delicious.

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Even More Denmark from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.