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

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Reviews: 160
Hads: 1,048
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.9%
Wants: 43
Gots: 276 | FT: 24
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New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: dbrauneis on 04-18-2014

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Photo of Raisingfable
4.54/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

appearance
black/brown color,
good clarity around edged of glass,
frothy head that dissipates rather quickly-
into bubbles settling an a thin ring around the glass with
no apparent lacing

smell
roasty
baker’s chocolate
spices - clove, cinammon
alcohol
apple pie
plum

taste
a little roasty
caramelized sugar
Riesen candy
finish: apple pie with a hint of chocolate
slight alcohol burn on swallow
port-like at the front as it warms

mouthfeel
nice subtle carbonation
light syrup consistency on palate
fairly smooth and light for it’s style
a slippery ease going down

overall
I loved this beer with my snout, and my mouth too…hmm…TMI? It started off nicely and got even better as the beer warmed, peaking in complexity as it reached the temperature at which I’d ideally drink red wine. The fruits are there working seamlessly with chocolate and spices. The nose is so bright for a stout upon first whiff. It makes it a very seductive drinking experience, drawing you in with it’s exotic smell and finishing you with the same taste left on your palate. It may or may not be love, but it sure does feel (and smell, and taste) good. (1,141 characters)

Photo of bluejacket74
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle, 120:15 stamped on the bottle, not sure if that's supposed to be the julian date or not. Served in a snifter, the beer pours bark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stayed around for a very long time. There's also a lot of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like bittersweet chocolate, coffee, licorice, burnt/charred malt and a bit of dark fruit. The taste is mostly like the aroma, it tastes like bittersweet chocolate, licorice, dark fruit (cherry, plum), burnt/charred malt, and some smokiness and coffee. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy and slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a pretty good brew. $4.09 for a single bottle. (700 characters)

Photo of doktorhops
3.11/5  rDev -24.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

“Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout” sounds like something I might say if Amber Heard was my evil twin separated at birth and I was attempting to enter a forbidden tryst with her whilst downing a tasty Double Imperial Stout, but no it is simply the name of this latest insane brew by Evil Twin that I am about to imbibe whilst recording my thoughts on the subject. Fact: This is review #600 for me. Interesting, for someone as obsessed with milestones as I am I forgot to record which beer was #550, I think it was Nail Oatmeal Stout... who cares [me obviously] here is #600.

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.

A: I’m really getting bored of how to describe Stouts - let’s just say it’s black and it has an off-white head that soon dies down to a lace ring alright? Fine? Done. Actually looks as decent as any other heavy DIS, I’m surprised by how light the head is though. 8/10.

S: Infected/bad beer? Possibly - it has a definite sour cider apple aroma to it, not what one would expect in a Stout of any style. Best before date is a cryptic 365:14:15:20... what does that mean? Anyone? Another whiff reveals some toasted stale bread and burnt sugar. 6/10.

T: This is one crazy different Stout if it isn’t infected/bad with straight brown sugar, pear, vodka, bitter herbal notes going on. Not your average DIS with all this fruit ester business going on - it has an overripe green pear flavour which really puts this in a category of its own as far as Stouts go. Though I am almost completely convinced something is amiss here. 6/10.

M: Medium bodied with a dense slight fizzy carbonation... the last beer I had (Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout) had a great deal more body at less ABV. 7/10.

D: This is one average at best brew, but primarily due to the fact that it is likely infected/bad/past use by date, who knows really, either way I did not enjoy this brew and like their Yang I found myself popping a couple Ibuprofen with Codeine just to avoid the impending hangover. I expected a lot more from Evil Twin, who did alright for me with their 13% ABV Molotov Cocktail... I really need to get my hands on a fresh bottle of Imperial Biscotti Break - that sounds right up my alley. 6/10.

NOTE TO READERS: THIS IS A LIKELY INFECTED/OXIDIZED BREW - TAKE THIS REVIEW WITH A PROVERBIAL PINCH. (2,324 characters)

Photo of mlockman
4.89/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

My thoughts on this are the exact same as for Lil'B: A sweet malt-bomb of a beer, the thick-and-creamy mouthfeel are totally devoid of alcohol flavor; deliciously sweet and smooth, especially considering its high ABV.. (218 characters)

Photo of Tylertut
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Look: Jet black with medium tan head. Good lacing.

Smell: Lots goig on here, chocolate, coffee and some earthy smells all very present. Molasses shows a bit as well.

Taste: Holy sugar this beer is sweet. Follows the smell pretty closely. There are some nice chocolate flavors that go well with the sweetness but it needed a bit of roastiness to cut down the sweetness a bit. All the flavors combine well though and hide the alcohol remarkably well.

Feel: Good thick mouthfeel and no alcohol burn, just a bit of warming on the way down.

Overall: A damn good stout, especially for the price. Dangerous at 12%. I'll have to pick up a couple four packs to keep for awhile. (676 characters)

Photo of CNoj012
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into an Other Half All Green Everything tulip. The look on this stout is jet black thick motor oil with a small light brown/tan head. Very strong smell of chocolate, vanilla and roasted malts. The taste is bitter chocolate, charred malts and some vanilla, but not nearly the amount that is so apparent in the smell. Alcohol is apparent, but for 12% it certainly isnt too boozy. Feel is great, very heavy. Overall another Evil Twin stout that gets two thumbs up in my books. Not on the same level as biscotti break, but $12.99 for a 4pk should silence the people who hate on Evil Twin for their price point. (632 characters)

Photo of StJamesGate
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Steady tan head over oily black. 4
Ash, liquorice, and grape seed extract. 4
Big dark candy sugar, some anise, some sugared prune, carob, and slight spicy tingle. 3.75
Ash cut and smooth linger.
Smooth, no heat, round. 4.25

Sweet! And not much else. Not hugely deep - could use some roast to cut dry. Way easy - silky residual sugars and miraculously burn-free - but not so worth the ABV headache. 3.75 (404 characters)

Photo of Slatetank
4.17/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I enjoyed this aged bottle on a fresh palate during our annual stout tasting poured chilled from the bottle into a stout glass.

The color is black and opaque with quick dropping medium tan head and slight speckle of lace sticks. The smell has strong caramel and light stone fruit with gentle chocolate malt character and mild alcohol in the aroma with hint of spice. The feel is big and boozy with medium bitterness and semi-dry with moderate carbonation and mild alcohol in the mostly dry finish.

The taste is very good with bittersweet cocoa and light herbal and spicy quality with moderate alcohol in the taste and slight cherry-like stone fruit flavor coming through with slight char-note and dark toasted grain with mild fusel quality in the finish. Overall I enjoyed this and would get it again but it is intense and not shy with the alcohol even though it is very drinkable for the strength (900 characters)

Photo of CraigP83
3.61/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Heavy charred malts and burnt sugars. I Don't pick many finer flavors out typically found in good stouts (coffe, chocolate, vanilla) just the booze and a extreme sweetness comes through. Lots of better options out there (Pt5, , Narwhal, etc...) (244 characters)

Photo of gatornation
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

found a single of this at my local pours thick and dark with a nice mocha head thaaat reveals nice lacing , smells of roasted malt , chocolate dark fruit and vanilla/coffee,taste follows the nose except the brew > smell reaaly smooth with the coffee/malts some hop bitterness with dark/sour fruit presence,nicely carbed for a stout ABV well hidden, this stout is very good would buy it again (391 characters)

Photo of brandonwnw
4.37/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was a very good RIS and my first Eviltwin beer. Flavor is heavy on burnt sugar, figs and raisins. The high ABV is clearly present but not overwhelming. A great beer overall and very good for the style. Looking forward to even more Jesus and imperial biscotti break. Cheers (277 characters)

Photo of LancetherealLeader
3.64/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I'm conflicted on this one. It looks and smells great, but is a sweet mess, which masks the other flavors. I'm glad to have tried this one, but won't likely try again. (169 characters)

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.99/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

22 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a half of a finger of chocolate-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Wow! Intense! Earthy, rich, aromas of roasted malt and freshly ground coffee beans as well as a ton of chocolate, brown sugar, molasses and hints of licorice. There are notes of freshly toasted dark bread, and a hint of smoke as well. Delicious!

Taste: Wow! Rich, earthy, complex, and friggin’ delicious! Strong flavors roasted malt up front, imparting notes of freshly brewed coffee, dark chocolate, a hint of smoke. There’s tons of brown sugar and dark molasses-like sweetness, as well as chicory, a hint of licorice, some boozy alcohol and at the finish, a touch of coffee-like bitterness. Absolutely delicious!

Mouthfeel: Chewy and creamy, thick and satisfying and no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 12%, there is a very pleasant alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: This is an exceptionally delicious beer! Roasty, malty, rich, earthy, complex, sweet, slightly smoky and slightly bitter. Spectacular! It’s one of the best non-barrel-aged stouts that I’ve had. Easily up there with Oskar Blues Ten-Fiddy, Great Lakes’ Blackout Stout, Founders’ Imperial Stout, etc. Highly recommended! (1,394 characters)

Photo of Mehinaman
2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

I love Evil Twin's Yin & Yang and was really looking forward to trying this one, but unfortunately it's not for me. The big problem is its way too syrupy sleep. Feels more like I am drinking pancake than beer. Not terrible by any means, but I will stick to Yin & Yang (267 characters)

Photo of Brew_42
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours jet black with a decent amount of head that leave some lacing.

Smells- Coffee, and roasted malts.

Taste-Follows the smell, bold coffee flavor but with some chocolate and a tiny bit of sweetness towards the back end

MF-Full bodied

Overall-Great stout, shame it's a limited edition. (291 characters)

Photo of MattyG85
4.47/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A rich and roasty dark malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate and coffee. Dark roasted barley malt with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, charred toast, biscuit, smoke, and yeast. Sweet hints of molasses and some black licorice. Subtle dark fruit hints of cherry, raisin, and fig. A very solid roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and rich dark malt dominated taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, bitter roast coffee, charred toast, biscuit, grains, smoke, and yeast. Sweet notes of molasses and cream. Dark fruit undertones of black cherry, raisin, and fig. Hops are pretty light. A very good roasty taste.

Mouthfeel: Thick and full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy and somewhat syrupy. Alcohol heat is felt but it isn’t overly hot.

Overall: Another very good Imperial Stout from Evil Twin. Big dark and roasty malt flavors with some nice subtle dark fruit. (1,170 characters)

Photo of Phyl21ca
2.79/5  rDev -32.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a medium size dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of fusel alcohol with some residual sugar and light roasted malt is mildly intriguing. Taste is dominated by way to much fusel alcohol for my own taste with loads of residual sugars and light black chocolate and roasted malt notes. Body is full with nice creamy texture with medium carbonation and loads of alcohol being apparent. Unbalanced mess with way to much alcohol and residual sugar apparent. (525 characters)

Photo of magszilla
4.16/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This beer from ET is absolutely awesome. First tried this beer last year in a bottle from a local bottle shop. It's dark, rich, and has a great punch. Recently I was able to try this on draft and it was absolutely stunning. Deep, complex, with dark coffee richness. Can't wait to drink it again! (300 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.27/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

First off, I don't get the name of this beer. Kinda dumb.

I poured a 12 ounce bottle into an oversized Belgian tulip.

Great frothy, dark khaki head. Persists well. Leaves a layer of lace over the body and ring around the edges of the glass. Pitch-black body. 4.5

That's a potent smelling stout though. Sticky malt aroma and dark chocolate that almost borders on syrup. Somehow there's a faint berry flavor, not sure if it's the result of the yeast, the hops, or the malt. Pretty attractive though. 4.25

Bit of brown sugar and molasses join the fray here. I still get a berry-quality, dark chocolate and a bit of booze. The finish lingers with baker's chocolate dryness and flavor. As the beer warms I start tasting fruitcake-like flavors: jammy orange peel, cranberry, and a boozy-marzipan-like taste. Quite a lot going on here. Not sure what's bringing about all these flavors but it's impressive. If not for the boozy heat, this score would be over the top. 4.25

I've noted the booze, but there's a roasted feel, sweetness in abundance but of an adult-kind, and a slightly bitter, dryer finish. There's a bit of a zesty feel too, which is quite unique. 4.25

This brew is damn good. No two ways about it. (1,212 characters)

Photo of justinp444
3.41/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A pitch black beer with a thin beige head that collapses to a little foam edge. The smells is of licorice, chocolate, rubbing alcohol, molasses, dark fruits, and roasted malts. Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, alcohol, damp wood, lots of licorice and a molasses sugar flavor. A moderate mouth feel with a bit of a oily taste. (339 characters)

Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought from Lighthouse Wines, Jordanstown

Poured pretty much pitch black... Burnt mocha tan head poured very big thick and foamy with a pock marked meringue like topping which faded slowly to good thick covering with lots of thick sticky lacing...

Aroma - Roasted / charred chocolate malts, light smoky notes, charred bread, nice strong molasses / treacle sweetness mixed with dark fruits (black cherries and grapes, dates, raisins), some balsamic vinegar notes, very earthy, burnt coffee beans...

Taste - Chocolate malts and liquorice to the fore followed by lots of treacle and brown sugar sweetness, piney hop bitterness, balsamic, sooty notes, strong espresso coffee, toasted / charred bread, stewed prunes, black cherries, light woodiness, quite peppery, nice warming booze...

Feel - Sharp initially then and smooths out nicely... full bodied... fairly drinkable for 12% although you can certainly feel the effects of the booze after a while...

Overall - A very complex beer which takes a few sips before all the flavours emerge... recommended... (1,069 characters)

Photo of MUTINY
3.99/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a solo cup.

A: Almost totally opaque, looks like strong coffee. Frothy 1" caramel head, dissipates kinda quick but never quite goes away. Lacing is minimal.

S: Surprising. Cocoa & raspberry seem to be the main notes here. Reminds me a bit of Black Butte XXVI.

T: Comes on semi-sweet with a cocoa note. The fruitiness from the nose is undetectable on the palate. What I love is the somewhat hop-bitter finish that emulates black coffee. That's truly a nice touch & definitely fits with Evil Twin's MO.

M: This is the one aspect that I've got scruples with. I like the somewhat highish carb, but man, this stout is watery.

O: What can I say, I like it. (685 characters)

Photo of DMACH
4.19/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No hiding the abv in this stout. Right up front. Just a little to sweet but. Great dark Carmel color. overall pretty solid beer. Nice with a ribeye or desert (158 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.26/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle served slightly chilled into a goblet.

I love you with my stout is a deep brown color with good clarity seen on the pour. It's not as dark or as thick looking as I expected.

Aroma is all dark chocolate, black cherries, and a hint of roasted malt.

Flavor is much the same with lots of dried dark fruits, bittersweet chocolate, and dark malts. It has a good sweetness and never seems overly roasts or bitter.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and smooth with an appropriately low level of carbonation.

Overall a delicious imperial stout from a company that certainly seems to have the style down pat. (608 characters)

Photo of Nevbo
4.04/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Smells boozy with some hints of vanilla and licorice. Tastes of licorice, very sweet and slightly creamy but fairly balanced. The 12% Abv is very noticeable. This is one is bold! (181 characters)

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