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Evil Twin Soft Dookie - Evil Twin Brewing

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373 Ratings
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Ratings: 373
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 10.37%
Wants: 38
Gots: 58 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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: 373 | Reviews: 125
Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
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 +5.2%
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 -1.5%
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 -6.7%
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 +11.1%
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 -6.7%
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 +5.2%
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 +3.5%
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%
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 -1.5%
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%
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 +4.7%
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.

Photo of PicoPapa
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz bottle. Pours a black color with an inch of medium brown head. Some lacing. The aroma is chocolate, banana, licorice, and roasted malts. Hint of vanilla. The taste is dark chocolate and banana with some nice roasty flavor. Slightly earthy. Notes of vanilla and black coffee. A bit nutty. I'm not a big fan of banana but it works well here with the other flavors. The finish is more of the chocolate and banana with some roasted malts. Slightly boozey. Medium bodied. Overall, a pretty solid Imperial Stout that is a bit of a change from the usual ones.

Photo of BB1313
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with little light getting through; small khaki head that quickly fades leaving decent retention and little lacing. The aromas are full of chocolate and cocoa malts. Slightly roasty. The flavors follow the nose. More chocolate. Subtle hints of coffee. Subtle hints of vanilla. The banana is actually noticeable and makes a nice addition. This one has a sweetness to it, but it's definitely not one of those cloyingly sweet stouts. This a balanced stout. Mouthfeel is full-bodied, but not too heavy. Moderate carbonation and pretty fluffy. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Smooth and easy to drink.

This is a solid Imperial Stout. I like it, but I've had more enjoyable stouts from Evil Twin. This is just a safe traditional example of the style, and there's nothing wrong with that.

Photo of drpimento
4.93/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Soft dookie indeed. Appearance is a fluffy, thick, tan head that slowly settles to a brown cover, lots of lace, and an opaque brown black color. Aroma is roast, vanilla, black patent malt, cocoa, coffee, old tree bark. Flavor's like nose, has carbonic tang against the bittersweet and vanilla up front and slowly tapers to the bittersweet flavors and some alcohol warmth at the end. Soft round body with just enough carbonation to balance. A masterpiece. Gimme some dookie!

Photo of JebBeerFish
3.87/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Had higher hopes for this one. No carbination, some initial roastiness, some chocolate. No one element executed above average.

Photo of docoman
3.93/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

nothing special, just a good overall stout. much better out there but gave it a try.

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

apparently inspired by a soiled diaper, the label claims banana and vanilla and chocolate and all kinds of stuff, but this is pretty bogus, and one of those beers that for me sort of ends the mikkeller vs evil twin debate, if there even still was one, dont get me wrong, a very good stout, but its less than half as interesting as the label claims it to be. one thing i like a lot about it is its lightness. you get all the dense coffee roast flavor of the dark barley, but you dont end up with all the viscosity that bog these down. the alcohol is impressively well disguised, this drinks dangerously quickly for what it is, thats for sure, and thats one of its best features. there is also a cool nuttiness to the flavor, roasting chestnuts or something, almond flour, its very earthy in there with the coffee notes. its not as sweet as suggested either, which i like. maybe some dried fruit, dates or plums or something, but no banana on my palate at all. maybe a trickle of vanilla too, but very mild in that regard. i like all of the stout, the yins, the christmas eves, the i love you with mys, and on and on, but they really in some ways arent all that different from one another. i see the appeal in this one, but taken in the context of all of his stouts, it certainly doesnt stand out for me. these beers (in some ways because of their price), are judged to a higher standard than most, and frankly this doesnt get the job done for me, as good as it is in terms of overall quality. nothing distinct to revisit here, but thats just me.

Photo of parris
5/5  rDev +23.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Smooth, chewy, roasty and chocolaty, super tasty.

Photo of Jstonerock24
4.77/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

'11 bottle drinking after the beat before date but wow chocolate cherries and a little bitterness still comes through. Good stuff!

Photo of laituegonflable
3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark cola colour. Whispy beige head, nice lookin' but meek. Spots of lace. OK.

Smells sweet, caramelly, with notes of coffee, loads of vanilla, touch of cinnamon, nutmeg, chocolate. Warm, comforting, like an overweight Geisha.

Taste is a lot more burnt and bitter. Stronger espresso notes with some edge of cinnamon, some sweeter vanilla notes and cocoa nibs. Yeah, a bit disappointingly bitter, after that sweet, comforting hug of an aroma. Like finding out your overweight Geisha's just a porcupine in a fat suit.

Decent body, bit dry. Bit of booze. Comme ci, comme ca.

A little strong, and has very nice sweet notes, but does lean too heavily on the bitterness.

Photo of JasonLovesBeer
4.06/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A: Ruby black, quite thin and lightly carbonated - small, dark tan head that reduces quickly to lacing

S: Chocolate and vanilla, semi-sweet. Some prickly alcohol.

T: Burst of vanilla though not overpowering, some chocolate and woody notes, and quite a bit of alcohol heat towards the finish. Also kind of earthy.

M: Not thick, but still pretty creamy. Low carbonation works just fine with the flavours.

O: A solid RIS base with a boost by way of not-overpowering vanilla flavour. Personally, I could have actually went for a slight bit more sweetness though I hesitate to say that, as I wouldn't want it to become dessert-sweet.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.82/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle purchased from Slowbeer in Melbourne by Sam, who I shared it with, along with Rich.

Pours a deep, fluid brown-black with a loose-bubbled head of pale brown that only really settle as coagulation, not as a truly retentive crest. Body is surprisingly light, I'd say disappointingly so, although the carbonation is very pleasantly fine.

Nose is very pleasant: big chocolate notes with a hint of cherry, vanilla biscuits and a toasty undertone. Slight booziness, a touch of caramel. There's lots here, but it's all based on similar characters. If it had even just a little contrast it would be magnificent.

Pleasant, full sweetness on the palate, but without much in the way of body or feel. Clean clinging bitterness on the back: again slight suggestions of cherry or kirsch and a roasty bitterness giving slight tannins and a medicinal finish.

Feel is definitely pretty thin, although the sweetness in the flavour masks this somewhat.

Overall, this is good: definitely an entry in the sweeter end of imperial stouts. I did enjoy it, but because of the slightly medicinal finish and the slight lack of body, it didn't really go the distance.

Photo of thinkinflicka
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a soild black with a lovely tan head.

Smells is sweet malts,chocolate and vanilla come though real stong.

Tastes is sweet,lots of richcholate and vallia tastes like a fine dessert, got even more chocolate as it warmed up little to know hops
verry sweet but not annoyingly so.

Very drinkable the sweetness hides the booze well, i loved every sip of this, it just kept geting better.

Photo of CrazyDavros
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours black with a large tan head.
Aroma literally smells like chocolate cookies. Milk chocolate, vanilla, light roasted malt and cocoa.
More vanilla as a flavour along with cocoa, roasted malt and a fair whack of residual sweetness. Gets a little cloying later.
Could use higher carbonation.

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 373 ratings.