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Evil Twin Soft Dookie - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 406
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 10.15%
Wants: 36
Gots: 69 | FT: 7
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: baggio on 11-25-2010

Brewed at Amager Bryghus.
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Ratings: 406 | Reviews: 138
Photo of Stevedore
3.59/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pours a darker brown body, not black in any way, but fairly dark. Mocha head that measures about one finger, fair retention, no lacing. Smells of cocoa and vanilla; more of the sweet milk chocolate and cocoa than vanilla. This is certainly not BCBVS, mind you. But it smells good, with a fair amount of that raw vanilla bean astringency. Flavour is similar; chocolate, cocoa, a bit of roast, mild vanilla presence that seems to contribute more of the bitterness than sweetness to the flavour. Mouthfeel is medium-fuller bodied, lower carb, silky smooth, fairly easy to drink. Overall, a decent imperial stout, but that's really about it. A little bit of vanilla, but it seems to contribute more of bitter astringency than sweet vanilla bean flavour.

Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque black with a thin, bubbly tan head.

S: Strong aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, roasted grain, coffee, and alcohol fill the nose.

T: Delicate notes of dried black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate, roasted grain, burnt toast, dark chocolate, cream, and coffee are underscored by prickly alcohol in the mouth. The finish is long and punchy, offering a slow fade of fruit, chocolate, and roasted grain flavors that are gradually overwhelmed by alcohol.

M: Full-bodied, velvety, and smooth in the smooth. Carbonation is airy and delicate. Alcohol is very pronounced, but is not really all that distracting.

O: Evil Twin tends to do big stouts well and this one is no exception. It is both fruitier and boozier than many of the brewery's other offerings of this type, but Soft Dookie is still very appealing. I would definitely recommend it to fans of the style.

Photo of janubio
4.58/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great black colour and great brown head, doesn't hold for too long, but leaves a ring. There's a strong smell just opening the bottle, I wouldn't say dookie, more like used diapers. Then chocolate, dark fruits (raisins, plums), vanilla...Medium body, creamy and sticky palate. Taste of chocolate, dark fruits, mollasses, vanilla... Very complex great beer.

Photo of BrewUSA
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Soft Dookie

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 92/100

Photo of dmgeng
4.49/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Everything about this beer intrigued me and beer trading allowed me to get one of these. I was very pleased with this imperial porter.

A - Deep dark brown that settles to black. It pours well with a small, fine brown head and light lacing.

S - Initially a very robust and sweet stout goes right for the nose. There is sweet malt, caramel, fudge brownies, roast, and some coffee. After the beer warms to room temperature it becomes more balanced and full of all of the flavors you would expect an Imperial stout to carry.

T - The first sip really lets you know how this beer is going to hit: sweet malt, deep caramel, chocolate fudge, dark roasted coffee, and roasted malt. It's robust and has the imperial stout flavors covered but this beer has a distinct "fudge" character that is almost like they mashed in brownies with the grains. It's dark chocolate, cocoa powder but smooth, rich, and almost cake like with the sweet malt grain. There is some roast and coffee bitterness to tame the sweetness but still tilted toward sweeter stout.

M - High mouth-feel with lower carbonation. A thick, sweeter beer but with enough ABV and good attenuation to keep it not too cloying.

Overall, this is a very tasty beer. Great flavor with tremendous smoothness and sweet flavor. If you like a robust and chocolate forward stout then this is a good one. If you haven't had a sweet stout and only like dry stouts this is probably not going to agree with you. I could understand the "flavored" nature of this stout due to the serious fudge tones but I really enjoyed the more cocoa and sweet stout.

Glass- Snifter

Photo of pants678
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Black with tan head.

Not much of a smell. Malt.

Standard stout. I'm admittedly looking for banana, cuz it says on the label, and it's there. Or it's vanilla. Roasted malt that's barely sweet, though, not picking up plum mentioned in some reviews. Doesn't give away the 10%. Not a poor showing but nothing memorable here.

Feel's right.

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/3/2015. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, vanilla, toffee, toast, dark bread, tobacco, raisin, plum, light wood smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, vanilla, toffee, toast, dark bread, tobacco, raisin, plum, light wood smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of scotorum
4.14/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in early March of this year, about two months ago.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque black, finger thick brown head receded to even surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Mild black coffee.

t: Black coffee and dark chocolate up front under a medium hop bite. Bitterness lingers somewhat on an otherwise dry finish. High ABV is very well covered.

m: Full, great body and carbonation tingle.

o: An exceptional impy stout, flavorful and chewy. Probably would age nicely to an even smoother sensory experience. Another good value from Evil Twin.

Photo of cjgiant
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours quite dark with deep tan to brown head. Lacing is decent for high abv beer.
Nose is chalky riaated bitterness, enough sweetness to seem unsweetened chocolate.

Bitterness bite up front, but body is decent, flavor bold, although fairly straightforward. Coffee, cola and a mellow vanilla flavor, in combination, make for a decent profile.

Solid beer, straightforward stout notes. No obvious flaws. Bit chalky, maybe slightly to thr

Photo of mabermud
3.98/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Typical ET stout. Pitch brown body. Darker than usual thick foamy head that quickly retreats to a think film and halo around the glass.
Smell: Medium roast coffee, sweetness, a little lactose, maybe some chocolate, and a touch of char.
Taste: The taste is very similar to the nose.
Feel: Sufficient. It works well with all of the other elements.

Overall - Not bad. I would have it again, especially at the current price point. All of these breweries trying to top out their prices are killing my bank account. This one isn't like that, and I don't think it will be.

Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a thick, inky black with a nice tan head a full finger tall. The head retention is good, as is some thick and patchy lacing left in good volume on the sides of the glass.
This beer showcases a mix of dark fruits, bittersweet dark cocoa, and creamier sweetness with some roasty undertones that add a little dryness while allowing it to remain sweet overall. There's a little bit of herb or leaf, just a light hops presence seeming to add a little balance, with a bit of woodiness growing and a ghost of smokiness underlying. I could use a touch more vanilla, but it shows.
The body's not thick and heavy, perhaps to the point at which slightly more would be good, but it's rich and smooth. There's just enough crispness to even it and add some life without detracting from it. It finishes semi-sweet and lingers semi-dry.

Photo of smakawhat
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12oz. Bottle into a snifter glass.

Deep rich head. Two fingers and creamy thick with a dark espresso brown to mocha color and very fine creamy top, with the occasional big bubble in places. Settles slowly with a little bit of weeping leg and spotted lacing. Body color is very midnight black and dark with a touch of walnut brown and mahogany red edges. Very impressive looker.

Bouquet is real fruity, hinting of grape and mild sweet plum notes. A little hint of booze with a nice clove spicy note. Tobacco really comes out quite a bit with a leafy and green fresh sense, some drying woody like tones seem to come out nicely as well.

Palate comes with a nice light tone. Charring roast, and milky sweetness but also in body, as the coating comes off a little watery. Some fruit aromas but lots of nice lingering char and almost smokey tones. Fruit sweetness also kicks in after some time as well, but doesn't come until later bringing some of the red grape and a touch of raisin. Very weak sensing mild chocolate as well.

Overall not too bad, kind of a solid imperial on a well easy drinking lighter note.

Photo of martyl1000
4.16/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Dexter's for Mad Craft Beer Week.

Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

four and a half of five

Photo of Slack
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque with dark brown accents. An eighth inch of head with some lacing.

Aroma is dominated by chocolate, malt, coffee, and minor vanilla.

Taste is very similar to the smell with bittersweet chocolate, maltiness, and vanilla. Am also getting a roasted/burnt coffee flavor.

Mouthful is medium-light, smooth, and carbonation is light.

Overall a very smooth beer, easily drinkable with no discernible alcohol, and minor drawbacks in mouthful and price. Note that as this beer warmed IP, a detracting alcohol note in both smell and taste became present.

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a thick viscous jet black in color with very light amounts of fine visible carbonation along the edges of the glass and very minimal amounts of extremely dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that reduces to mottled thick film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of cocoa nibs, chocolate malts, and light aromas of vanilla. Faint notes of banana.

T: Upfront there is a moderate flavor of very darkly roasted malts with just a hint of burnt malts. That is followed by light flavors of chocolate malts and cocoa nibs. There is a light flavor of vanilla and just a hint of banana in the finish. Light to moderate amounts of bitterness in the finish which does not linger for too long.

M: Just heavier than medium bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: Extremely easy to drink, especially considering the strength, and the alcohol is very well hidden. Well balanced.

Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours ebony with a pinky of tight cocoa colored head. Great lacing & nice head retention

S: Green bananas, carob, & slight metallic hints

T: Follows the nose, roastyness, a little pepper heat, dryness & slight booze notes up front, a little banana. More green banana, carob, dryness, warming & a little dryness as this warms, still some pepper spiceyness. Finishes with a little dryness, more green banana & carob, slight booozeyness

MF: Very carbonated, medium body, warming

Drinks pretty easy, a little over carbonated, seems more like a dopple weizenbock. Pretty good, not great

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dense dark brown under a 2” dense tan foam collar that descends to a thick, lacy film that produeces Guinness quality lace.
S: Dark dried fruit, roast, some cocoa, espresso, very faint banana.
T: The palate follows the nose with more creaminess mellowing the roast and coffee flavors and giving the cocoa a creamy chocolate character. Also has a trace of vanilla with some banana appearing on the finish.
M: Very creamy chewy texture with very moussey, fine soft carbonation
O: A very easy to drink Imperial Stout.

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.78/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark black color, thick brown head

Nice taste, some sweetness but not overly sweet. Licorice, malt, not especially classic.

Nice mouthfeel, perfect fine carbonation.

Comes together as a bit more than the sum of its parts. Enjoyable.

Photo of Zach136
4.26/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Pitch black thin head.

Aroma: Balanced notes of roast, chocolate, and a do get some hints of banana.

Flavor: Roast and banana come out a bit more. Hints of chocolate, molasses, and dark fruit in the back end.

Mouthfeel: Zero booze, rich and velvety, full bodied, little to no roast linger.

Photo of Czarkazm
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very dark pour, nearly black with a thin dark khaki head. Heavy roasted malts on the smell, along with dark cocoa, robust espresso bean, some dark fruits, and alcohol heat. Nice thick mouthfeel with a slight chalkiness, bitter chocolate on the taste, dark roast coffee, hazelnuts, charred wood, and faint alcohol. What you would expect from an Evil Twin Imperial Stout, deep roast without excessive bitterness, balanced nicely with just barely enough sweetness

Photo of ksimons
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A-black in color with a thin layer of dark tan head that disappears quickly to leave a bit of lace

S-dark roasted coffee with dark and milk chocolate sweetness

T-roasted coffee and chocolate with hints of dark fruit in the finish

M-medium to full body, moderate carbonation, very smooth

Overall another solid big beer from Evil Twin, very smooth with well hidden alcohol makes this beer very drinkable

Photo of barczar
3.99/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tobacco, dark chocolate, tar, clove phenols, alcohol, and roast malt form the aroma. Cocoa battles with the phenols for dominance.

Chocolate is the focal point of the flavor initially, slightly sweet, becoming roasty towards the finish, with a hint of toasted marshmallow char. Underpinnings of muted cherry esters and a touch of ethanol signal the high abv. Think this would age well. Could use some time to mellow that heat.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't let its unsavory name fool you, Evil Twin's new imperial stout shakes out is similar fashion as a whole host of others of the style, as a roast-lover's dream of a stout!

Espresso-black in its abyss of darkness, there's no doubt- this is a robust beer. As it sheds a mocha-laden froth, its elevated carbonaiton billows to carry the strong earthy roast scent of fresh-ground coffee, cocoa powder, smoldering embers, roasting walnuts, burnt toast and the undercurrent of burnt sugar and vanilla.

Its robust taste carries the expected turkish-type blended coffee, along with bitter baker's chocolate, burnt marshmallow, charred toast and smoky campfire flavors. Its seared sweetness is deep with molasses and over-cooked caramel. Once the palate acclimates to the power of roast and sweet, estery and fusal nuances of cherry, licorice and plum pull from the coffee and soil and give the taste a complex, drying and multi-dimensional taste.

But as the sweetness retreats and the roast garners more and more control, the beer's emboldened effervescence and acrid char invites an acidic finish and a roast-derived astringency and also opens the door for ash and spiced whisky to linger in aftertaste.

Photo of ManBearPat
4.24/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This was kind of underwhelming... Not bad, but not great.

I plan on getting another to throw in the cellar for a couple years down the road.

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 406 ratings.