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

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Ratings: 968
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 39
Gots: 236 | FT: 25
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: dbrauneis on 04-18-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 968 | Reviews: 162
Photo of Phyl21ca
2.79/5  rDev -33.3%
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.

Photo of magszilla
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
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!

Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.27/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of justinp444
3.41/5  rDev -18.4%
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.

Photo of mdagnew
4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
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...

Photo of WineGuy3000
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
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.

Photo of DMACH
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
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

Photo of ilikebeer03
3.26/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Looks great. However, the nose and taste aren't. Heavy on sweet maltiness. not much roast. thin mouthfeel.


Photo of GilGarp
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
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.

Photo of kwgk
3.2/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Too sweet for my liking

Photo of Nevbo
4.04/5  rDev -3.3%
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!

Photo of DeepBrew
4.19/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into snifter.

A: Black with medium-high tan foam, medium retention and lacing

S: Malt, dark fruit and booze

T: Sweet caramel, roasted malt, dark fruit, tilted towards sweet side

M: Sticky, creamy boozy

O: Very good imperial stout, always ready for another of this.

Photo of marieli
4.15/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle. Not sure of starting temp but at least 55 degrees. Very dark brown. Not much head. Smells sweet. Some chocolate among the melded aromas. Taste is also sweet. Molasses? Some chocolate. No bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium but a bit syrupy. Wish mouthfeel was more in line with Founders Breakfast Stout, Prairie Bomb or Goose Island but I like this beer. Better than Biscotti Break.

Photo of moonboogie_n8
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice, such a good stout. I will get more when I can, I think they have two more packs at my local. in fact I'm going now...... peace!
yeah, and get this beer if you like thick, heavy, boozy, sloppy, funky Imp. stouts
you will either gag from the alcohol, or you'll be like: "damn that's nice"

Photo of infinitebruner
4.32/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

April 15, 2015

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Deep black, opaque, though with a slight impression of dark, rich brown. A very thin layer of chocolate-tan foam, maybe a millimeter, beautiful while it lasts, which isn’t long.

S – Dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, toffee, raisins, and perhaps a bit of pine and tropical fruit. A lot of sweet fruity esters in the background, some American hops. Smells thick, with winey or sherry notes. Would swear this is barrel-aged, though it does not appear to be. A lot in common with a barrel-aged American barley wine, as opposed to a stout.

T – Sweeter dark chocolate and vanilla, a bit of molasses. Very fruity, almost a blackberry impression, with some pine and even resin following behind. Very hop bitter, really lingering throughout the finish. Some fruity alcohol notes.

M – Starts off very sweet and then bitterness kicks in hard. Carbonation is fairly low, with a full body. A bit of alcohol warmth in the end. Thick, but not quite oily.

O – A very well-built, complex, even complicated stout, with a lot of characteristics of American barley wine. Like that, plus a lot of roast and chocolate. Really fantastic, though I’m not in love with the mouthfeel. Still, very recommended.

Photo of danieelol
1.89/5  rDev -54.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

Nose is all marshmallow, a quality I dislike in most beers and especially imperial stouts. There is a hint of roast behind that trying to get out but it's overshadowed by the marshmallow.

Taste is ridiculously sweet. Just not even close to being in balance. More marshmallow. When I say marshmallow, I don't mean vanilla. This is a far emptier, more disgusting and lactic flavour.

Awful beer.

Photo of Czarkazm
4.47/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottled exactly one year ago. Pours a very dark Coca Cola colored reddish brown and collects opaque black topped by a fine, fluffy mocha head. Very rich fudge in the aroma, chocolate syrup, cherry cordial, acidic coffee, burnt caramel malts. Coats the entire mouth with a sticky, fudge-like sweetness, burnt coffee towards the back end. More dark fruit on the taste, very bitter chocolate, and oatmeal creaminess. Loved it fresh and still loving it after a year. 1 bottle left!

Photo of kitch
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A 12 fl oz bottle with bottle date code of 287:14 (which assuming the 287th day of 2014 means a bottled date of 14 October 2014).

A: The beer poured jet black into a snifter with a nice one finger tan head with good retention leaving spotty lacing.
S: Smells sweet, dark cherry, vanilla, dark chocolate, raisin and there’s definitely alcohol, but nice smelling alcohol like brandy mixed with chocolate.
T: Like the nose, sweet lightly burnt sugar, fruit cake, dark cherry, plum, raisins with some dark chocolate in the background and slight bitter finish.
M: Full bodied with light to medium carbonation, slightly creamy.
O: I was pleasantly surprised with this beer. It was a more fruity stout than I expected and although sweet, it wasn’t overly done. The chocolate and dark fruit flavours worked together and even though it was boozy, it worked with this style and taste.

Photo of Granier
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

No one else thinks this is this guy's version of a chocolate cherry stout, but with an imperial stout as the starting point...kind of like an Imperial Valentine's stout...???
L: very dark
S: cotton candy and dark cherry
T: sugary with dark cherry and even chocolate undertones
F: Smooth fine carbonation, very soft
O: Super interesting take on a chocolate cherry stout. While I don't want to drink it again myself soon, I am eager to introduce it to friends to see their reactions. If there was an additional category for "thought provoking" I would give it a five.

Photo of Jeffo
2.43/5  rDev -41.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Got this one at the Bierkoning in Amsterdam

From a bottle into a snifter
Some incessant conceited blurb on the side of the bottle…

APPEARANCE: Clearer brown pour yields a two finger medium looking, creamy, light tan head with great retention. Clear black body with no real carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to good foam cap and leaves some nice lacing down the glass. Slight wisp remains leaving some clingy lacing down the glass.

SMELL: Roasted and burnt grains, caramel and toffee, licorice for sure and some dark grapes and dates on the nose. Fruity with roasted and anise aromas for sure.

TASTE: Anise and dark fruits up front. Raisins, dates, grapes, as well as licorice, anise and leather at the swallow. Very bold in flavor, with a lingering finish of leather, dark fruits, licorice and anise, some burnt malts and toffee sweetness for sure. Flavorful and sweet stuff.

PALATE: Medium – fuller body with medium carbonation. Creamy on the palate, goes down smooth and finishes slightly mouth-coating. No real burn but a bit of heat lingers.

OVERALL: This one is rather sweet for sure. Plenty of sweet malt and sweet dark fruit flavors, with a hint of roasted malt underneath. Not sure this one is for me, but I can imagine why other people would love it so much. Good feel and look despite the overly sweet flavor profile. Not a good example of an imperial stout. Hard to finish.

Photo of K-Dog
4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled in April of 2014. This aged nicely after a year. Great smell. One of the better non barrel aged stouts. Evil twin beers are rather pricey in my opinion, especially there bombers. But at 12.99 a 4 pack of 12 oz bottles it's worth the price.

Photo of jlindros
2.9/5  rDev -30.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Very small bubbly head, super dark mahogany ruby color.

Nose smells like foreign export stout, toasty toasty dark malts, dry biscuity and lots of cocoa powder, dried lactose touch of booze.

Taste is super thick syrupy and intense, super sweet, lots of hot booze, syrupy condensed caramel and chocolate syrup, candy, with big bitter earthy piney hops. Finish hot and sticky, very bitter and icky tasting.

Mouth is fuller bod, super syrupy and sweet sticky, hot booze.

Overall ick, undrinkable. How does this have a decent rating.

Photo of wLcz0rz
4.43/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

More like a porter than stout. Excellent beer gets better as temp rises. Creamy moderate tan head, reduces to a lasting thin head, black ivory in color. Bready, dried fruits, low/moderate alcohol (less than you would expect from 12%),slight tangy-ness, sweetness lingers and slowly changes to a burnt, toasty, coffee finish with a slight hint of hops that also lingers. Thick creamy mouthfeel. Lacing throughout glass.

Photo of feloniousmonk
3.96/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout Imperial Stout, 12 fl. oz., 12% ALC BY VOL. Brewed by Evil Twin Brewing, Stanford, CT.

Appearance: full-on ebony, under a tight ring of cocoa-tan head, Looking good.

Aroma: espresso and chocolate greet the nose first, then rich, dark malt, dried fruits, hints of vanilla and toasted coconut.

Taste: Richness and depth. Dark chocolate, raisins, molasses. Full-bodied, long, bittersweet malty finish. A little bit of black pepper, a portion of plums, and a lot of rich roastiness. Flash flood on the palate of roasted malt, struck with sweetness.

I like this. Don't love it, though. Could definitely be drier. I paid $12.99 for a 4-pack. If I'd went for the tried and true familiar favorites like Old Rasputin or Sierra Nevada Narwhal, I'd have saved four dollars. But, you know me, I've got to try them all.

Let's read the label, shall we? "When I copied the famous Even More Jesus, I had to ask myself as an artist, why am I doing this? I didn't honestly know, it was just an instinct about beer as pure form…in a sense this stout is a metaphor for freedom. The sum of all the beauty that surrounds me and my perfect contemporary existence."--Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso, brewer and founder, Evil Twin Brewing.

What? (Seriously, if you know what any of that means, let me know.)

Photo of 57md
3.55/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown in color with ruby edges. The flavor profile is dominated by the sweet essence of apples and pears. Even the finish, which is mired by a excessive touch of alcohol esters, gives way to the obtrusive taste of pears.

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