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

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Ratings: 442
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.07%
Wants: 15
Gots: 88 | FT: 9
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  12.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: dbrauneis on 04-18-2014)
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Photo of BEERchitect
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
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 nmann08
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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 CHickman
4.65/5  rDev +11%
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 corby112
3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
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
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3.7/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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4.1/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.84/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.23/5  rDev +1%

355ml bottle poured into tulip 16/9/14

A 3.75 not quite jet black, deep cola edge, two fingers of tan foam quickly falls to a thin film leaving a collar of lace, wide legs and a little color left on the glass

S 4.25 lots of bakers chocolate, sweet chocolate syrup, a hint of smoke, cola, licorice, vanilla, sweet bread, chocolate covered raisins and prunes, burnt sponge toffee, plenty going on

T 4.25 more of the same really, sweetened coffee, root beer and cola, chocolate of all kinds, no complaints here

M 4.25 thick and syrupy, just a hint of booze but for 12% the booze is very well concealed, low carbonation, slick and oily on the palate and very sticky on the lips

O 4.25 not bad if you don't mind a big ass sweet stout, easy to drink for something so strong, dangerous stuff

Not a cheap 4pack at nearly 30$ but I'm not upset I have more too drink, well rounded and they did a great hiding all the booze

wordemupg, Wednesday at 12:09 AM
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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

kmos27, Tuesday at 04:19 AM
Photo of biboergosum
4/5  rDev -4.5%

12oz bottle. So, Jeppe, what you're wanking on about on the label is nothing more than an artist's excuse for copying the efforts of another? But isn't Even More Jesus your brew as well? Fucking artists and their metaphors.

This beer pours a solid, light-destroying dirty oil slick, with the faintest of pure, fresh 10W30 basal, er, 'highlights', and one chubby finger of lightly puffy, densely foamy, and vaguely bubbly chocolate milk brown head, which leaves some immediately threatening storm front lace around the glass as it slowly blows off.

It smells of semi-sweet bakers' chocolate, bready caramel malt, black licorice, root beer syrup, vanilla cookies, yesterday's cold coffee, toasted cafe-au-lait, muddled and yet still bitter citrusy hops, and a further herbal, leafy, and rather perfumed astringency. The taste is big dark chocolate mousse straight off, followed up closely by some well-creamed coffee, acrid Nordic anise candy, roasted caramel malt, hard toffee, an ethereal toasted woodiness - maybe it's just all the real vanilla and associated booze lurking about - further brown sugar sweet notes, and earthy, stunted citrus, and quite floral hops.

The carbonation is fairly soft and inviting in its gentile frothiness, the body a rather involved heavyweight, and smooth, creamy, and silky, all, at least until that booze comes 'a knockin' for its pound of flesh tithe. It finishes not nearly as sweet as I was just a moment ago anticipating - the alcohol and sneakily obfuscated hops working their undercover wiles.

I'm feeling a bit more comatose since the beginning of this review, so I'm not about to go comparing notes with that other off the charts Imperial Stout 'brewed' by this outfit, but suffice it to say, they both have the same effect - lots of crazy-ass stout flavours to go around, and well integrated into the over-proof (for beer, at least) ABV. Interesting, I suppose, but, yah, nothing we haven't seen before, and what's with the dear four-pack deal you're currently running against we suckers in Alberta? Oh, right.

biboergosum, Tuesday at 02:57 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 442 ratings.