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

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by dbrauneis on 04-18-2014

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

Bottle dated December 31st, 2014 and opened May 29, 2016.

Pours dark as night with a finger of mocha head.

Aroma consists of big molasses, chocolate, raisin, prunes, roasted malt, licorice, black pepper, light coffee, and light peat. Very sweet from the molasses, but also quite complex.

Taste is quite sweet from the molasses and rustic, burnt brown sugar, but is complemented by dark fruits, roasted malts, licorice, pepper, dark and bittersweet chocolate, and slight peaty malts.

High medium body. Creamy and smooth carbonation. Oily and sticky.

Overall, a very complex regular imperial stout. Some say this is brewed in vein of Even More Jesus, which would be very welcomed. Get many complexities from such a normal stout. Cheers!

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.89/5  rDev -30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Well...the roasted malts take an interesting aromatic sensation here. I pick up licorice, star anise, and olives. But there's also a distinct hoppiness, which seemingly attributes to some of those aforementioned qualities. The dark fruit and chocolate of, say, Even More Jesus isn't found here. Neither is a great tasting RIS found here, sadly. It opens with touches of fruit, and then devolves into pure licorice and olives. There's a little bit of coffee to finish things off. The general profile seems muddled and out of balance, but the hoppiness near the end is interesting. I do like the feel, too: fairly light on the palate but not insubstantial, it leaves the palate very easily for 12%. I'm not digging this very much either way - the flavor profile is out of whack and just wrong for me.

2.89/5: It's like Even More Jesus with all the Jesus taken away

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Photo of SebD
4.11/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, figs, raisins, faint licorice and a light booziness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, sweet dark fruit (figs, raisins), some booziness, and light licorice. This Stout is really on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of rex_4539
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A superb imperial stout.

Full bodied and very complex. A joy on the palate.

Leaves a nice bittersweet aftertaste.

Only downside it's very present high ABV that goes with the beer style.

Would gladly have this again.

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

Amazing display of chocolate flavors, right sweetness and a subtle gentle final bitterness. Almost no roast, not boozy, it is delightful. One of the best non-BA stouts I've had recently.

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Photo of BigGold
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

First had poured from 12-oz. bottle, stamped "120:15," gift from a friend, into faceted mug. A big beer, although it's difficult to believe it's 12% ABV, but ultimately a bit too sweet and sticky.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.01/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L - pitch black, beige lacing

S - Green olives, roasted malts, a bit of oak, booze

T - Big sweetness , roasted, peppery, very complex and extremely bitter with earthy hops, a bit boozy at the end

F - Extremely thick, fine bubbles

O - A sweet roasted bomb. Unbalanced. Maybe overly sweet for me but still good stuff.

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Photo of q33jeff
3.51/5  rDev -15%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle to goblet. Just picked up a 4-pack today in Southampton, PA. At 12%, I'll age the other 3 for at least 6 months. There is no bottling date, but I am assuming it is fairly recent.

Pours Dark black. Healthy off-white head. Head lasts throughout with suds sticking to the edge of the glass. Aroma is roasty malts. Some light wood and maybe the slightest touch of pepper. Taste is all roasted malt. Hints of pine and bitter chocolate in the finish. Feel is dry....more like an irish stout than an imperial.
Medium to low carbonation.

A Nice beer, though I think I expected more. Even More Jesus is far superior.


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Photo of MacMalt
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into stout glass. It pours a dark cola color with ruby hues when held to the sun, not as black as many Imperial Stouts, and it has a foamy, two-finger khaki-colored head and extensive lacing. It smells of roasted malt, dark chocolate, licorice, and earthy peat. The mix of tastes is very interesting: baker's chocolate, burnt coffee grounds, espresso, raisin, licorice, black cherry, and nuts. There is also just a hint of caramel. I'm not sure I've ever had a stout with so many discernible tastes. It's quite dry and finishes with a lot of bitterness. This stout is medium-bodied with above-average (for a stout) carbonation. While there isn't a strong burn, the alcohol is noticeable and the 12% ABV catches up with you quickly. Overall, everything about this stout is unusual from its color to its taste to its carbonation. It's very good and it's grown on me.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

App - Pours a warm dark brown with brown head which resolves to fine brown lacing and very fine effervescent.
Smell – A medley of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate/carob and a good bit of leather and hints of wet burlap.

Taste - A complex blend of sweet malt, bitter chocolate/cocoa, molasses, the endnote is rather bitter sweet

Mouthfeel – Medium body (somewhere between 2% and whole milk), strong alcohol cleanses the palate and provides some twang and warmth.

Overall: An excellent imperial stout, complex and thoroughly enjoyable. The perfect winter warmer, to be sipped by the fire with a mild cheese (mozzarella)

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Photo of Xenoreactive
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Preliminary: Poured from a 12 oz into a snifter.

Look: Deep black with no head and no lacing. Beautiful. This looks like a deep bodied brew that has the alcohol to speak for it.

Smell: Dark chocolate, licorice, candied fruit, black forest cake and oakiness all come to the front. A wonderful dessert palette that is inviting.

Taste: Lovely. All the aforementioned smells mix together for a complex and roasty brew. Lots of burnt vanilla, raisin, leather, caramel and spiced nuts come forth as well!

Feel: Rich and coating. Having a medium-level of carbonation, this gives the oily texture enough room to breathe. Has a nice syrupy and lingering profile to it.

Overall: You wouldn't know you're drinking a 12-er here. This is a dense and deliciously sinister composition. Wish I could get a 4-pack of this

It's quite apparent that this stout gets laid. You should be feeling sub-par in its presence.

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Photo of weaselface89
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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 +6.1%
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 +9%
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 +3.9%
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 -2.7%
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 +1%
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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4.12/5  rDev -0.2%
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 +4.4%
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 +5.3%
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 -13.8%
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 +5.1%
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 +15.5%
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 +5.1%
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 +8%
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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