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Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 74
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 23
Gots: 126 | FT: 15
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 04-18-2014)
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

"Don't worry Jeppe, I love you with my stout too!"

Perhaps awkwardly worded in title, but not so much in balance- Evil Twin's newest imperial stout is indeed a monster, yet with a lot of love to give. Its sticky roasted sweetness aligns on the early palate and nose with dark-roast coffee and heavy whipping cream. Lavish vanilla, milk sugar at nearly the concentration of aspartame and balance its chocolaty, nutty, and coffee bean earthiness with ease.

The middle palate is deeply robust with notions of chicory, mild charred fruit, charred toastiness and an introduction of grassy hops. Retaining is densely malted body and flavor, bitterness intensifies despite its cake batter creaminess, bittersweet chocolate and oily viscosity

Trailing with a wake of coffee and chocolate lingering behind, its tremendous warmth is seldom felt. But the weight of its residual malt sweetness is balanced by the tandem of spicy burnt wood and its acute and gripping hop bitterness.

In its waning sips, its creme-like foam is long gone but its inky black residue continues to cling to the glass like brandy. The stout's own enormity creates much of its complexity as the dialogue of roasted barley, sugar, bitterness and complementing alcohol and acidity make up the bulk of its taste.

BEERchitect, May 07, 2014
Photo of mattcrill
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Rum soaked raisins up front. Boozy vanilla and oaky notes assault the senses. Lots of rich dark fruit character. Very inviting.

Appearance: Jet black pour with a 2 finger khaki head. Head retention is fair. Appears still in the glass. Nice legs coat the snifter.

Flavor: More boozy raisin and vanilla notes up front. A pleasant roasted character asserts mid-palate. Notes of espresso, caramel, and toasted marshmallow fill the palate. There is a background earthy hop bitterness. Balance is to the roasted bitterness. Finish is dry with a long roasted aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with medium-low carbonation. Slightly oily and creamy.

Overall impression: A big, bad, bold stout. Worth savoring and aging. Well done!

mattcrill, Nov 16, 2014
Photo of nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

On draft, pours a very still black, extremely low carbonation and zero head.

The nose is roast, wood chips and oak, a little fruity, cherries, dark chocolate and lots of booze. The flavor is much more balanced than the nose implies, sweet dark fruit, oak and bourbon, vanilla, some caramel and molasses. The alcohol is very present and this is a bit sweet for me. This may mellow with some time, but even right now its still drinkable and enjoyable.

nmann08, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.45/5  rDev +6%

Inky black body with a quarter inch of viscous beige head. Big time Danish roast aroma. Chocolates, dark fruit, a hint of char. Thick and palate coating. Rich and full bodied. Dark fruits, dark chocolates, and a delicate, gentle warming finish. A graceful and elegant beer. These brothers can sure brew some fine tasting stouts.

Huhzubendah, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of CHickman
4.65/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 5

Bottled on 4/16/14. Pours black hole dark color with zero light coming through and a massive creamy 3 finger brown that had a ton of tiny bubbles and did not move for about a minute; faded slowly is an understatement, this was like watching paint dry slow. Left outstanding lacing coating the sides, rings as it went down and a creamy layer on top – nailed this one, perfection.

Smells of cocoa powder, roasted grains, dark chocolate, burnt coffee, brown sugar, Chocolate Reddi Wip (whipped cream), caramel, toffee, charred wood, fresh citrus hops and mild alcohol. Nose matches the looks, but the way the hops come through like pineapple was unexpected and yet very welcomed and enjoyable. The chocolate and coffee notes were simply delicious to inhale.

Thankfully it tastes like it smells with a mix of chocolates (Nestle chocolate chips and Hershey’s chocolate syrup come to mind), cocoa powder, roasted grains, vanilla, burnt coffee, brown sugar, sweet cream or half and half, caramel, toffee, charred wood, fresh citrus hops, chicory and mild alcohol. Burped up after a sip and the hops came up like an IPA, which is quite a trick to pull that off with all the rich, roasted chocolate complexities involved. The smoked malts reminded me of a smoke beer, but the acrid burnt flavor was washed away by a coffee milkshake with extra chocolate syrup in it for a sweet and bitter aftertaste. 12% ABV, where the hell is that??? It’s well hidden and the flavor of this shocked me as it may be the smoothest Evil Twin stout that I’ve tasted.

Mouthfeel is slick, creamy and chewy at the same time, with a heavy body that is like a shake with mild carbonation and a bitter finish that’s like burnt Starbucks coffee with a shot of espresso and a burnt chocolate chip cookie floating in it, add in a squirt of Hershey’s chocolate syrup and a dash of cocoa powder and dry Cascade hops and that’s how I sum up this beer. Not as expensive as the Evil Twin bombers, this is an affordable option to get your Evil Twin stout fix. Tasty, fun and damn enjoyable, it’s just below a world class stout to me but close enough that I will seek this out and highly recommend it.

CHickman, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of russpowell
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours mahogany with 2 fingers of mocha colored head. Stellar lacing & good head retention

S: Dark fruit & carob

T: Molasses, charred grain, carob& dryness, some roastyness up front. Booze, raisins & dryness all come together as this warms, faint smokeyness. faint caramel notes & leafy hops. Finishes with warming booze, smokey, a little bit of caramel

MF: Thick, subtle carbonation, nice warming boozeyness

Not perfect, but a well put together take on the style

russpowell, May 29, 2014
Photo of corby112
3.78/5  rDev -10%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours viscous and pitch black with a two finger, dark mocha head that slowly settles into a thick, lasting ring. Excellent retention, taking a while to settle and leaving streaks of soapy lacing behind. Completely opaque with an impressively dark coffee colored head.

Slightly smokey roasted dark malt aroma with sweet booze and dessert-like lighter malt notes. Very robust with hints of charcoal and liquid smoke followed by burnt toast, old coffee grinds, oatmeal and dark chocolate. Slightly one dimensional with all of the deep roast. The sweeter, lighter malt notes are really overpowered and it smells pretty boozy.

Full body with a flavor profile that's very similar to the aroma. There's some strong boozy heat up front along with robust, overly roasted dark malt flavor. These flavors dominate the palate with strong alcohol and smokey, burnt malt lingering over the sweeter light malt notes into a dry, almost acrid finish. Hints of burnt sugar, deeply roasted coffee bean, charcoal, toast and bittersweet dark chocolate make this beer overwhelmingly dry and a bit harsh to drink. The booze provides some sweetness but this beer is lacking in balance. I was hoping for some sweeter, dessert-like malt flavor to counter the roast/bitterness but unfortunately, there just isn't enough of it in there. After it warms considerably, I'm picking up some bakers chocolate, fudge and caramel which help tone down the alcohol and deep roast. My palate is starting to adjust to the alcohol and it becomes a bit easier to drink as I make my way through the glass. Overall, this beer is intense and a bit too one dimensional for my liking.

corby112, May 20, 2014
Photo of Stoutmeister
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Stoutmeister, Saturday at 10:31 PM
Photo of Vonhinx
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Vonhinx, Saturday at 01:05 AM
Photo of cjgiant
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%

Bottle at close to proper temp:
A: 4.25 S: 4.25 T: 4.5 M: 3.25 O: 4.25, 4.36 BA calculation.

Seems a very dark pour in lower light, but I would say black. Big bubbled, soapy head results after a finger of head forms from a medium aggressive pour. The lacing is decent for a higher ABV beer. The nose is light roasted notes, coffee, smokiness, a hint of alcohol burn (grows as beer warms more). Actually the smoke notes when combined with other scents reminded me a bit if bacon.

The taste followed the nose almost exactly. The beer definitely had a sweetness up front (maybe a bit off molasses), but that played with the flavors from the nose. Later in the taste, a woody dryness was added. With this came the alcohol burn with an extra dose of smokiness. The beer is medium in body to me, but the end burn and somewhat oily feel.

Overall the beer was nicely straightforward. The smokiness was a bit of a surprise and not overwhelming. I thought the mouthfeel, which is more important in a stout to me, made me want to rate this lower than
BA would calculate.

cjgiant, Friday at 10:41 PM
Photo of itracy63
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

itracy63, Friday at 04:09 PM
Photo of Bartos
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Bartos, Friday at 02:19 PM
Photo of odomosan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

odomosan, Friday at 04:01 AM
Photo of helios7
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%

helios7, Thursday at 11:28 PM
Photo of HopAttack3
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%

HopAttack3, Thursday at 02:02 AM
Photo of Treyliff
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours jet black in color with a small foamy and fizzy dark tan head that reduces to a thin film on top, leaving no lace behind

S- dark roast coffee gives earthy aromas up front, dark chocolate, followed by notes of vanilla whipping cream, lactose sweetness, toasted nuts, rum soaked figs & raisins and charred wood

T- very sweet up front with a milk sugar/lactose sweetness that kicks in immediately. Notes of raisins & fig complement the sweetness, quickly followed by notes of rum, dark chocolate, herbal medicine, licorice, charred wood, some spicy & boozy notes close it out with more chocolate and coffee on the linger

M- viscous body with low carbonation leads to a creamy and chewy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, leaving a sweet and warming linger

O- big and bold with notable sweetness, this warming sipper adds plenty of earthy/medicinal notes, along with plenty of dark fruit

Treyliff, Nov 18, 2014
Photo of Davepoolesque
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%

Davepoolesque, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of J-Bonestradamus
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

J-Bonestradamus, Nov 17, 2014
Photo of AndybIPA
4.52/5  rDev +7.6%

AndybIPA, Nov 16, 2014
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Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout from Evil Twin Brewing
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