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

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Ratings: 919
Reviews: 148
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 40
Gots: 224 | FT: 25
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New York, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Beer added by: dbrauneis on 04-18-2014

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Ratings: 919 | Reviews: 148
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.

Photo of John_Beeryman
2.87/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

Far too harshly boozy to be enjoyable. Avoid.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Really nice tan head with good lacing and decent mouthfeel. I didn't get a ton of the chocolate that I normally expect from stouts, but this was still really nice.

Photo of mrfrancis
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a jet black with a fluffy, thick tan head.

S: Strong aromas of roasted grain, leather, woodsmoke, coffee, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, cider apples, and black cherry fill the nose.

T: Pronounced notes of treacle, brown sugar, black cherry, leather, woodsmoke, coffee, vanilla bean, dark chocolate, herbs, cider apples, dried blueberry, lemon, and warming, mildly peppery alcohol fill the mouth. The finish is bitter, punchy, and roasty, offering sensations of lemon, herbs, coffee, roasted grain, vanilla, and chocolate underscored by warming alcohol.

M: Very full in body and somewhat slick. Carbonation is firm and prickly. Alcohol is quite pronounced. This is definitely an ale to be sipped and savored.

O: A very solid, likable, complex imperial stout that is firmly in the American style.

Photo of UrbanCaveman
4.41/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle, poured into a snifter at ~40 degrees F.

Appearance: Typical stout - pours inky blank, forms a tan head that lingers for a spell ere collapsing into a ring and cap. Lacing left by said ring and cap is decent.

Smell: Roasted toffee, with a subtle hint of spices, a touch of loam, and a dash of coffee.

Taste: That's...interesting. The flavor palate opens with an almost scorched molasses tone, supported by a backbone of blackened malt and a soft, lightly roasted coffee note. Shortly after, it swirls into a blend of spices and fruits, with a distinct grassy tone underneath - white pepper and savory stand out of the spice mix, alongside ripe plums and dates for the fruity side, possibly a dash of pomegranate. By the finish, a slight shadow of chocolate appears, before an aftertaste that is at once lightly roasted coffee, plum, and fig. Starting somewhere around the middle of the tasting process, a faint mineral-metallic tone manifests, like a haze of iron particles in the beer.

Mouthfeel: Thick, dense, rich, creamy, not excessively carbonated - this nails the stout mouthfeel.

Overall: This is definitely a layered and unexpectedly fruity stout, and a tasty one. It's most definitely a sipper, as opposed to a quaffer. Provided I can stumble across 12 oz bottles of it for a decent price, or perhaps discover it on tap somewhere for a pour, I would repeat it. It is, however, not even remotely sessionable, at least to me. This is more a nightcap or dessert.

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.93/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dark brown to almost black with a decent mocha cap that quickly dissipated and left slight lacing. Smells of booze, burnt sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, black coffee, and dark fruits like cherries and pomegranate. Taste follows the nose with all the flavors working with the booze up front. Quite strong and the alcohol is somewhat hidden but I know it's there. Real thick and creamy and very easy to drink. This was a great Imperial Stout and I'm glad I have some to age.

Photo of DucksFan16
3.13/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Much too sweet, even for the style.

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tasted from draft at Firkin on March 13, 2015.

Photo of Beastcpa
3.84/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This beer is like a flavor explosion. Sweet and sour, a bit overpowering having it alone. Seems like it would go great with a stew, or something else that could absorb some of the massive flavor

Photo of Will_cigars-n-brews
2.56/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Overly sweet, reminiscent of home brews with too much priming sugar, all sugar, no beer effort.

Photo of JebBeerFish
3.79/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a massively dense, but creamy beer. Dark, dark roast coffee, dark chocolate, alcohol presence in the taste. I like bold tasting beers, but this is a bit much for me. A sipper. Wanted to like more than I did. A good beer, just very intense flavors.

Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into snifter.

A: Very dark black with two finger mocha head that settled fairly quickly and leaves some nice sticky lacing.

S: Roasted malts, dark fruits, raisins, and rich chocolate.

T: Big bold roasted malts and strong dark chocolate. Some coffee and vanilla. Cherries and molasses.

M: Thick and chewy. Very substantial mouthfeel like a good stout should. Finish is a little sweet.

O: Excellent stout. Almost borders a bit sweet for my tastes, but I wouldn't hesitate to pick up another bottle.

Photo of bentonwilliams
4.7/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank 3 in a sitting. Wet myself, insulted my in-laws, and woke up naked with the family dog. 4.75/5, would drink again.

Photo of Bran_1914
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Nice nose. Sweet finish. Heavy on the palate

Photo of bareju
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is a big, thick stout. Wonderful coffee and chocolate flavors. Amazingly easy drinking for 12%. A great great stout. Will absolutely try again.

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