Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.65/5 rDev +10.7%
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.
07-17-2014 03:42:57 | More by CHickman
District of Columbia
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
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.
08-29-2014 20:18:59 | More by nmann08
4.05/5 rDev -3.6%
"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.
05-07-2014 17:55:23 | More by BEERchitect
4.25/5 rDev +1.2%
12 Oz bottle poured into glass.
A: Pours a dark motor oil color with a mocha head that dissipates cleanly with no lacing on the side of the glass.
S: Little bit of ch9colare, little bit of coffee, lot bit of booze.
T: boozy, but not to a fault. Hints of the chocolate and coffee notes seep past the booze.
M: bitter aftertaste lingers.
O: it's complex, it's boozy, it could age ridiculously well. Very nice now, though.
08-31-2014 00:08:34 | More by don1481
3.9/5 rDev -7.1%
A: Perfect, nice dark brown/black color with a dark brown head.
S: Sweet with smells of chocolate and coffee
T: Sweet at first with nice deep caramel and chocolate undertones but the hot booze taste comes at the end as it warms
M: Nice and full but the alcohol burn is not good
O: At first I thought this was a great beer but as it warmed, it got way too hot with an alcohol burn. I much prefer Ten Fidy to this for roughly the same price.
07-09-2014 21:43:01 | More by barhoc11
Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout from Evil Twin Brewing
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