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

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Reviews: 186
Hads: 1,188
Avg: 4.14
pDev: 24.4%
Wants: 52
Gots: 330 | FT: 25
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

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 weaselface89
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L- dark, dark, dark. lo light to speak of. Very little tan colored head with very little noticeable carbonation bubbles.
S- dark chocolate, and raisin. getting some alcohol in there too. also coffee
T- taste follows up the nose with raisin, prune, chocolate and booze. black licorice is also present
F- thick and fairly heavy. acohol present and also fairly slick
O- a very interesting and complex brew. brewed in December 2014

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Photo of THSdrummer
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: Lovely dark and black beer. A fairly dark head sits atop. Not too thin, nor thick. The head doesn't retain too long, nor does it dissipate quickly. Still good looking.

Smell: It has a boozy smell.

Taste: Malts underlay a boozy taste with a hint of chocolate.

Feel: Good mouth feel. I really wouldn't expect something with this much of a boozy taste to feel so smooth.

Overall: Great impression of this beer. It's a hard hitter, both in ABV and weight. It'll leave you giggling and feeling a bit heavier after you finish the glass.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of Duhast500
4.5/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

The color is dark black and is opaque with no highlights to speak of. There is a finger or so of foamy light brownish head that leaves a thick layer of lacing on the glass.

The smell is of dark fruit such as currants, figs and grapes. There is some slight hints of raisins and a touch of roasted malt in the nose. There so slights of dark chocolate and a touch of coffee bean aroma here too.

The taste is has a deep coffee flavor upon first sip. There is a creamy flavor that comes out with a dark roast flavor here has a slight espresso flavor that is really good. There is a vanilla flavor here that comes out with each sip mixed a dark chocolate flavor that is very nice.

The feel of this beer is big but deep with a full body that seems to announce it's presence from top to bottom. There is a smooth feel that goes down easy but drops with a thud as it feels like it's just big enough fit bit leaves little wiggle room.

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Photo of Dragginballs76
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with thick tan head that lasts about a minute or so. Smell sweet chocolate notes slight nutty smell. Taste is great the alcohol is masked and you cannot tell you are drinking a 12% ABV beer, sweet taste slight coffee and chocolate. Medium body little heat from the alcohol after the fact. Great beer overall.

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Photo of donspublic
4.02/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jet black, poured from tap. Light tan head gone quickly. Roasted coffee in the nose. Needs to warm up. Very bitter when cold. Nice roasted coffee taste with great mouth coating finish. Alcohol peeks thru on finish

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Photo of Myotus
4.17/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured at 50°F from a 12oz bottle into a Spiegelau stout glass.
LOOK: Pours with a finger's worth of dense, cinnamon colored foam that changes color to khaki after 30 seconds, but maintains its height well after 3 minutes. Black in color with an orange tint. There is a massive amount of very small rising bubbles. Lacing is both thick and thin in various areas and high in quantity.
SMELL: Strong aromas of alcohol and vanilla entangle mild aromas of molasses, raisins, figs, prunes, and subtle aromas of bitter roasted malts, chocolate, and sweet coffee.
TASTE: Initial taste is a bombardment of everything that was mentioned in the smell, but as mild flavors. What follows is what makes it even more interesting. Immediately after the initial taste, molasses, figs, prunes, and raisins flavors grow to strong as alcohol flavors fade to subtle. After that bitter roasted malt, vanilla, and chocolate flavors grow slightly stronger. At last, as all previous flavors have now taken their place, sweet coffee grow slightly stronger as well.
FEEL: Full-bodied with hints of carbonation (this almost feels like it's a nitro). Goes down ridiculously smooth and creamy. Finishes with a slight dryness.
NOTE: As beer warms, alcohol flavors become more prevalent. This was a very interesting and complex beer. I quite enjoyed deciphering the flavors as they danced and transformed around my taste buds.

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Photo of NolaHopHead
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle. Pours nearly jet black. Big sugary sweet aroma. Taste follows, with chocolaty surary taste. Very sweet stout. Some char and nuttiness as well. Medium slick mouthfeel . As this brew warms it gets very sweet, almost too sweet, with licorice bitterness in the finish. Flavorful and tasty as a dessert beer.

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Photo of SLeffler27
4.31/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

This Stout annihilates all light! There are no highlights and no glow (SRM 40+). There is a scant, dark brown ring but no head and no lace. A dense film forms on the PBGC Malty Glass.

The aroma is fruity and spicy, with sweetness similar to Cool Whip. The middle is filled with roasted coffee, coal, and some dark chocolate cake batter. There is a hint of smoke and light alcohol.

The flavor is sweet with much needed roasted bitterness for balance. Chocolate fudge, bittersweet chocolate, light vanilla and molasses are highlighted. A long, sweet/roasted finish caps each sip. This warms well, accentuating chocolate and vanilla extract.

The body is dense, hard and polished smooth with some residual sugar. It has weight on the palate. Alcohol is warm, but well controlled with light carbonation.

This is an excellent sipping beer to be enjoyed very slowly in the calm quiet of a cold night. It is perfect for contemplation or simply as the sole sensory input. It is easy to understand how it came by its name.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 15 Sep 15

Poured into a chalice a very nice black color, nice carbonation, with a very quick fizzy tan head, very minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, lots of chocolate/toffee notes, some vanilla. The taste is very nice malty, very nice chocolate/toffee stuff, slight vanilla, there is a nice sweetness about it. Full body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, this is a very tasty brew.

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Photo of CTbrew32
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

appearance- Pitch black with a two inch tan colored head.

aroma- Dark fruits and chocolate.

taste- Definitely getting the dark fruits again with milk chocolate sweetness. Towards the middle overly bitter roasted malts show up and throw off the balance of the beer. There's almost a piney hop flavor to it as well that further throws off the flavor. Finish sees more dark fruit and roasted malt which has died down making for a better finish.

feel- Full bodied, low carbonation, and dry and abrasive.

overall- Good stout but the bitterness and abrasiveness of the roasted malts (and/or piney hops) throws off the balance it had going. Worth trying, but not worth getting again.

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Photo of EmperorBevis
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

So totally blacker than black body with tan full cm head
Big dark aroma, good tobacco, treacle & hints of chocolate
That dark chocolate in Pain au chocolat, slight smokiness, perfect balance of sweetness
liquorice, booze and perfection
Robust mf but not stodgy

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Photo of rwmj5
4.77/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely phenomenal. I had one that was probably a year old which balances out some of the sweetness some aren't a fan of.

Pours an absolutely jet black, dark syrupy color. Not a lot of carbonation with a light tan head.

Smells sweet with chocolate and smokey aromas.

An amazing taste of chocolate, and coffee, with a very nice hint of smoke. It does have a thick syrupy feel, and new examples might finish a little sweeter than some may like based on some of the reviews. I personally don't mind the sweeter finish in newer bottles myself. But in a bottle I just picked up that was probably a year old, some of that sweetness has mellowed out, leaving it with an unbelievably well balanced slightly drier finish. Cannot recommend highly enough.

Feels incredibly thick and luxurious, like a stout at this price point should. Absolutely one of my favorite stouts ever.

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Photo of ClavisAurea
4.34/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Fresh bottle served in a tulip glass.

Appearance: jet black with some brown in there with a small tan head

Nose: smoke, very roasted, baker's chocolate, coffee, boozy, faint dark fruit

Taste: very smokey, roasted malts (highly kilned), baker's chocolate, some coffee, a bit boozy in the finish, fruity alcohol esters

Overall: very nice imperial stout. It's a bit hot fresh. I'll see how it fairs in a few months.

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Photo of ypsifly
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Black with slight brown edges in my La Fin Du Monde tulip.

Smells of chocolate, toffee, smoke, dark coffee, toasted nuts and slight alcohol.

Lots of the same in the taste. Dark chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts are big but nowhere near astringent. The roasted note turns bitter and lingers with some booze.

Thick mouth that is tempered by the carbonation and slightly oily hops. The alcohol is warming but not hot.

A very solid and complex example of the style. While it drinks very well fresh, this should cellar and develop nicely over time.

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Photo of thefreakinjman
3.82/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz B, Bottled 09/07/15, Enjoyed 10/13/15

A: Dark black with thick caramel head

S: Slight sweet alcohol smell, slightly sweet fruity, roasted coffee

T: Sweet taste at the beginning that gives way to smoky, coffee, slight cocoa, then hot alcohol remains

M: Medium body that seems to be lighter because of the alcohol taste that comes through

O: A nice high abv stout, good sweet taste and smell that goes with roasted coffee flavors.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.67/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Does America really need another Imperial Stout? Evil Twin seems to think so. There's 12 ounces of it, and I am here to drink it. On to the beer:

With the exception of a ruby brown hue at the edge of the glass, this beer is pitch black. A short tanned head forms on top, leaving a little bit of lacing. This beer smells boozy and sweet. There's a pleasant smokiness coming form the malt and a little sweetness. The booze takes getting used to and even then I thought that it could be better placed, even for its 12% ABV size.

It tastes boozy and sweet initially. This beer is also hot with its alcohol. Alcohol hits with a rubbing alcohol-like character that sticks to your tongue, then a sweet ride of smoked cocoa, raisins, white grapes. This rides in a big body which also has a low, but suitable level of carbonation. As the beer gets warmer, the alcohol looses some of its heat and makes a more comfortable drinking experience.

I Love You With My Stout is a fine beverage. Those into really boozy stouts will thoroughly enjoy this, but to me, I've had cachaça with neater booze than what's here.

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Photo of boilermakerbrew
3.56/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A- Pours thick and black into the glass as a small, dense head forms. The head is medium to moderate tan in color and a very dense froth. It hangs around a little while before reducing down to a ring of its former self. Lacing is decent.

S- Predominantly dark malt scents hit the nose first in a slightly burnt aroma. There is a touch of black licorice scent there as well before a lightly metallic scent appears in the middle of the smell. Right at the end of the smell there is just a touch of chocolate sweetness.

T- Starts off with a quick taste of the same burnt black malt flavor as the scent, but quickly jumps into strong black licorice flavors. The licorice flavor is very anise-like, being mostly bitter with just a minimal amount of sweetness. The flavor dominates the majority of the duration of the drink before moving back towards the bitter black malts at the end of the drink. Lingering flavor is dark and bitter on the tongue.

M- This beer is thick and smooth as expected, but surprisingly there is little presence of noticeable alcohol. Overall, it is a slower drink because of the heavier, bitter flavors.

Overall, this beer is dark and bitter and perfect for the lover of drier stouts. It displays of ton of anise/black licorice flavors and really makes you think differently about bitterness in a beer. Not bad for a try, but not my favorite style of imperial stout.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.18/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Was able to pick up a single for 4 bucks at Vintage Estate. Into a pint glass.
A - Good amount of head for the high octane a 1/4 inch of mocha goodness atop of one pitch black thick looking beer.
S - Smells rather good coffee roasts, slight licorice, a bit of dark chocolate and some sweetness.
T - Has a bit of Belgium yeast sort of bite to it. Rather sweet with some cocoa nibs and a touch of chalky sweetness reminds me of candy cigarettes. Smokey.
M - ABV takes it toll on this one being 12% it drinks lighter but drinks better I think.

Overall I like going to Vintage since the Evil Twin beers are under 4 bucks and my local guy charges over 6 for there offerings. Not sure if I would get this again it's kind of weird.

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Photo of axoconn
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- black with caramel head light lacing
S- roasted malt, alcohol, nutty, coffee, chocolate
T- sweet, molasses, chocolate, nutty,
M- thick, creamy and smooth
O- nice stout with great mouth feel, high abv but easy to drink

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Photo of goingbrokeonbeer
4.12/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an almost black with minimal head that disappears quickly. I didn't get a strong smell although my smeller isn't the best, roasted malt, chocolate, a touch of alcohol. Taste is a little coffee, roasted malt, & slight alcohol. The mouthfeel is thin for what I think it should be. Overall it's good, but for the price I'll have something else.

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Photo of Tilly
4.24/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

P: Black, opaque, small foamy rootbeer head. No lacing.
A: Dark chocolate, spices, Anise.
T: Bittersweet chocolate, spicey licorice, molasses. Slight alcohol.
M: Thick, creamy, coats the mouth nicely.
O: Outstanding modern day stout. The 12% is dangerous. Good job Evil Twins

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Photo of myrixis
1.95/5  rDev -52.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Appearance: just opaque black with a very thin offwhite head

Smell: slight smokiness to it and rubbing alcohol. not very strong smelling

Mouthfeel: like maple syrup.

Taste: As soon as it hits the tongue I'm hit with a blast of brown sugar. Its overwhelmingly sweet the whole way through and then at the tail end there is a little roasted flavor with a touch of prune. WAY too sweet for me.

Overall: if you like eating spoonfuls of brown sugar you're going to love it! If you want a well balanced stout don't bother.

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Photo of fscottkey
3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: [3.75] The beer pours out black with no light penetration. It forms 1 1/2 fingers of creamy tan head with some medium bubbles. The head has great resilience. The bottle lists the ABV (12%). I found a date code - no idea what it means.

S: [3.25] Coffee, booze (I can get alcohol on the nose)

T: [3.50] Sweet caramel, toffee, coffee, candied sugar. This beer has a flavor that is really sweet.

M: [3.75] I got alcohol on the nose - but none on the taste. There is a slight pull in the throat of the high alcohol. The beer is creamy and smooth with nice body and carbonation.

O: [3.50] This is a definite sipper. Would be nice paired with a cigar. At first I thought it might pair well with dessert - but it is almost too sweet for that. It tastes like a melted hard candy. There is alcohol on the nose but it is well hidden in the taste. Really unique flavor. Not my favorite but still good.

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Photo of 3rdto1st
3.01/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Are you kidding me? This may look like a stout, and kind of smell like a stout, but the mouthfeel is way too thin. And what is with the almost sour flavor on it?

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.99/5  rDev +20.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours deep black, with a capuccino looking foam head. Smell is strong, roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, some dark fruits, no hops. Taste is bitter and lightly sweet, strong and complex. Great Beer.

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Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 186 ratings.