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Evil Twin Soft Dookie - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 180
Hads: 631
Avg: 4
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 46
Gots: 121 | FT: 9
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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

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

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: baggio on 11-25-2010

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Photo of babaracas
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque very dark brown with thin medium brown colored head, fades quickly to a thin ring, spray of lace part-way down the glass. Smell: dark chocolate, anise, roast, brown sugar, dark brown bread, mildly earthy. Taste: boozed plum, raisin, anise, dark brown sugar, a little milk chocolate, roast and burnt notes, earthy and slightly piney. Medium-plus body. Dunno, seems like a fairly straightforward anise-oriented RIS. Not one of their better double stouts.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Black with a tan half finger head that fades to foam. Fragmented lacing.

S: Anise, leather, chocolate, vanilla, molasses.

T: So decadent. All of the above plus light banana on the finish. Sweet, rich, robust. Let it warm for maximum punch.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: A luscious dessert drink. Sip slowly and enjoy. Recommended.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.22/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a ring of lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose and flavor is semi-sweet molasses and dark fruit. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.79 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

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Photo of EEscobar
3.88/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: dark black with a thin brownish yellow head.
Smell: arguably the best feature of this beer. Licorice, malt, dark fruits
Feel: thin to medium
Taste: roasted malt,dark fruit, bitter cocoa
Overall: not their best imperial stout but still worth trying. I would not invest in a full 4 pack but worth having 1 or 2

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Photo of KeithE
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance is nothing spectacular but the taste of this beer is nothing short of great. This is the best Evil Twin stout I have tried. Subtle flavors of coffee and vanilla and just the right proportion of each gives this a nice complex flavor that does not hit you over the head with one thing. Definitely not a one note beer and is worth trying. I would compare this to better than most of the 22 oz bombers of good stout that is sold and a bargain because it is sold as a 4 pack of 12 oz bottles.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil color with tan head. Very viscous, thick pour. Vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, and raw cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with vanilla and roast.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.34/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 13 Mar 15

Poured into a chalice a very nice black color, nice carbonation, with a nice small dark tan head, minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, lots of chocolate/toffee, slight dark fruits. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, very slight dark fruits. Full body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, this is a very nice brew.

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Photo of Lucas_Druid
3.73/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fantastic Imperial Stout. This is actually my first impression on Imperial Stouts, and I am quite impressed with this style. Right away you get this rich, bitter, burnt malt flavour that I guess is to be expected of Imperial Stouts. It has a very complex feel that especially brings hints of coffee to mind. It's higher volume also lends to its flavour and compliments the roasted malts. Overall a great choice in my opinion.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep black with a very mild tan foam head. Aroma is of roasted malts, some chocolate and dark fruits, no hops. Taste is what you would expect from an American Stout, but not very well balanced, too sweet. Creamy body and low carbonation. Nice beer.

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Photo of thefreakinjman
4.18/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12oz B, Bottle Date 05/13/15, Enjoyed 10/23/15

A: pitch black with no light passage,topped with a brown head

S: scent of something sweet like bananas, some wooden fence post comes through as well

T: roasty malts, sweet alcohol touch, followed by nutty and roasted coffee flavor

M: full and creamy with heavy coat on tongue

O: A nice, full, heavy, roasty stout. Great color to look at. Smell is unique with the baby dookie banana smell. The taste is very balanced with the alcohol content lurking underneath. Leaves a coating on the tongue that makes you want to go back for more. Would be a nice nightcap beer and could also be enjoyed outside as the cold begins to creep in.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a blackish body with one finger tan head that left a minor lace ring around glass. A smoky, bitter chocolate and roasted malt aroma hits me first in nose and on tongue. Somewhat creamy, slick mouthfeel, the bitter chocolate and roasted malts, almost coffeeish, balance together for a dry, hearty yet sweet beer that is a nice sipper with well-hidden ABV (dangerous sipper).

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin tan finger of head on a black body.
The aroma is chocolate and vanilla.
The taste is sweet overall, vanilla and roasted malt.
The texture is soft and creamy.
Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.19/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up for $3.69. Poured into a goblet.

A - Off to a great start such a viscous blackness with an even darker colored head. This head is thick and full two inch plus that takes forever to dissipate.
S - Soft notes of tobacco, roast and bakers chocolate fill the nose. Notable hop presence and very little sweetness means a very traditional stout.
T - Very viscous and sweeter than I expected with some bakers chocolate a bit coffee forward and a slight herbal finish with a twang of tobacco leaves.
M - Very full yet creamy medium to heavy in body.

Overall a very hearty stout with a decent price. It rivals most stouts around here. Recommended!

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Photo of nhindian
3.61/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Not really much to look at with this beer - the body is essentially pitch black. The head is small but is tinted a mahogany brown. Doesn't last too long but leaves a decent lacing.

Aroma - The nose is smoky and slightly woody. Coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, and licorice fill the aroma.

Taste - The flavor focuses more narrowly on the coffee and roasted malt character and even picks up some hints of nuttiness as well. The vanilla is still here, but the chocolate seems to fade away a bit. The finish has a slightly ashy, smoke quality that gives it an acrid aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is thick, robust, and nicely carbonated. This definitely weighs on the palate, but the carbonation helps it from being too sticky.

Closing Arguments - Overall this is a decent imperial stout. I can't say there's really anything distinguishing about it that pulls it away from competition, but $3.30 for a > 10%+ beer is a solid bargain at least.

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Photo of Mikus
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Soft Dookie? More like soft d#$/. This is a deep, chewy, roasty brew. Notes of dark chocolate, tobacco, coffee... nice distinct bitterness for balance. Delicious. Seek out for a nice nightcap.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.43/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Freshness date unclear.

A: Opaque black. The head is thin but well retained.
S: Somewhat nutty. A little vanilla.
T: Coffee. Low in roasted characters. Medium- bitterness. Semi-sweet. A little bit nutty (of hazelnut). A touch of spicy (of pepper). Alcohol hiding has been done quite well even if the flavors are weaker than many imperial stouts.
M: Full bodied. Not way too thick.
O: Unfortunately I think it's a bit weak in both smells and tastes.

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.67/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a blackish brown with a slight mocha head. Smells of chocolate and cinnamon with some smoke. The taste is roughly the same. There's dark chocolate, some spice and a bit of a roasted flavor. Not a lot of bitterness. The mouth is surprisingly thin. This is a decent stout, but I'll probably go a different direction.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed this beast of an imperial from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. Pours a thick black with a nice brown head of foam that settles to a thick ring, great lacing, and a thin light layer. Nose of dark chocolate, subtle coffee, black strap molasses, and toffee. Flavors follow the nose with a huge dose of sweet toffee and dark chocolate likened unto a truffle. Subtle coffee and molasses blend in the middle to the back with a dark cola flavor on the aftertaste. Substantial with an awful namesake. Good carbonation makes for a smooth and creamy mouth feel that finishes with deeply roasted malts.

Excellent....but please change the name.....dookie is NOT what I want to think of when drinking a fantastic brew.

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Photo of Shockey
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin doesn't produce a bad brew in my opinion. This is no exception. A solid imp stout that pours nearly black with a caramel colored head. Smell indicates the 10.4% abv. Taste is full frontal. Vanilla with some banana. Not much roast flavor at all. The sweetness of the alcohol pulls through, a bit too much for me. Gets better as it warms. Overall a really good stout by Evil Twin but by no means the best.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.83/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Pours seal brown right out of the bottle with a moderate cap of variegated mocha foam. Aroma smells of molasses, brown sugar, and caramel with suggestions of dark chocolate and booze.

The taste features a healthy dose of molasses, burnt sugar, and warming alcohol, along with some toasted bread and earthy, herbal hops; welcome to slow sipper country... Heavy body and mild carbonation make for a syrupy mouthfeel that somehow manages to maintain a vigorous bite, perhaps courtesy of the hops and alcohol. Sticky residue lingers on the lips between sips.

If you like your stouts sweet and sticky, this should satisfy your craving. If, however, you prefer a more balanced or chocolatey stout, you may find this lacking. Regardless of preference, this brew is full in both flavor and body.

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Photo of schoolboy
4.21/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I knew I was going to really like this. It's probably the best $3.25 I've spent in a while. It will be a tough act to follow, but after drinking one of these not much more will be needed.

It pours like it's namesake. Liquid turds. The head is the darkest I've seen in a long time. Exceptional. Endless find bubbles keep coming. The aroma is a faintly roasty, almost chocolatey smell.

The taste is wonderful. It's well balanced. Loads of malts, but you can taste some bittering hops way under all the sweetness. Roasty and chocolatey tastes follow. The finish is sweet and clean.

This is one of the best brews I've had recently. Further proof that Evil Twin deserves blind faith. Highly recommended. This is making me think that imperial stouts, be they American, Russian, or whatever, have been taking over as my favorite style.

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Photo of Buschyfor3
4.35/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in snifter

A: Viscous, inky black pour; sluggish pour; dark mocha froth pops to surface but head quickly shrinks to a thin ring around the edge; entirely opaque, imposing - the M/O with all of Evil Twin's imperial stouts that I've been fortunate to sample.

S: Prominent dark roast - heavily roasted coffee beans, burnt toast, char on the top; beneath rise notes of bittersweet bakers chocolate, milk chocolate,cocoa, caramelized brown sugar and suggestions of dark fruits; vanilla is absent on the nose at first, but gladly makes it's appearance as the glass warms to room temp over 10-15min; pleasant complexities invite the first sip...

T: Roast predominates as it does on the nose - dark roast, espresso-like richness, burnt toast and some smoky char; chocolate waves approach next and only grow in prominence as the glass warms, favoring bittersweet, dark cacao at first before incorporating sweeter chocolate notes reminiscent of Hershey's kisses, milk chocolate truffles, mousse, and hot a cocoa mix; creamy vanilla peaks mid sip, intensifying the dessert-like quality before a flash of California raisins, caramelized sugar my and brown bread loaf - like a slices of raisin swirl breakfast loaf or even bread pudding; finish begins with a mocha flavor that reintroducek the residual b of coffee beans with sweet powdered cocoa; lik warming alcohol pep as the finish dries that reminds you of the 10.4% ABV but the alcohol remains fully in check the entire time.

M: Pleasantly thick, with a sufficiently creamy body and a frothy presence on the tongue; coats the palate and drinks with a smooth slickness.

O: Another winner from Evil Twin; roasty, coffee/espresso bean, chocolate/mocha and vanilla, as advertised; didn't ascertain the hint of banana as the label on the bottle indicates, but hey, I've got 3 more bottles to explore to seek out further complexities; if you like imperial stouts on the sweeter side of the spectrum, this is worth a try.

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Photo of MichaelNeelsen
4.12/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle at Brasserie V in Madison, Wisconsin. Served at 50 degrees.

First of all, what a gross inspiration story for this stout. If you don't know it, spare yourself and just enjoy the beer in ignorance, because it's actually very tasty, but once I read the story written on the label, I couldn't stop thinking of it.

L: Almost a cherry red head that dissipates quickly after a hard pour. But pour it hard to appreciate the color. Crazy. Deep, mirror-like violet-black body.

S: I smell bananas, my girlfriend smells smokiness and molasses. Quite the gulf.

T: Again, bananas for me. Some hip bitterness. My girlfriend says "really smoky finish." I'd almost categorize this as a banana stout in my mind.

F: This stout has a more bouncy, plastic-like character, and I mean that in the best way. The carbonation isn't even really present in the mouth, only to the eye at the start.

O: Backstory aside, it's a very good beer. I really like it. I love the way the banana notes play with the roasty malts. Has a chocolate-covered-banana appeal. But that backstory - damn.

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Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black color cascading up to a creamy/foamy 1-2 finger brown mocha colored head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down - as with all Evil Twin stouts, this was a really good looking brew (especially for an imperial stout).

Smells of dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, cocoa powder, toasted to burnt grains, charred wood, yeast, tin metal or a penny, light vanilla, brown sugar, faint piney hops and some earthy notes like peat moss or dirt. The chocolate notes thankfully don't resemble a soft dookie and are the dominant aroma. The metallic aspects seem to tame it and it was not as robust as other ET stouts, but it still smelled good.

Tastes of Hershey's dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, piney hops, cocoa powder, burnt grains, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, charred wood, yeast, a penny, light ash, espresso, a hint of booze, earthy notes like peat moss, twigs or dirt, roasted peanut shells and some mild dark fruit. The roasted malts let the hops add a little sweetness which has trailing caramel and red wine notes. It gets a little more complex as it warms, but the dark chocolate, coffee and hop bitterness drive the flavors towards sweet but keep it a nice bitter stout with a lot of malts showing through.

Mouthfeel is creamy, thin and a tad too watery like a milk stout, but the char and roasted flavors bring it back and allow the sweetness to compensate for the very light carbonation, light body and slick feel; what this brew does best is hide the ABV and go down easy. I enjoyed how easy it went down, but it certainly was not thick as I had expected from an imperial stout.

Overall a very tasty stout that was as smooth as a Guinness on draft, with the alcohol well masked and the Evil Twin stout basics all present. It was not the most exciting Evil Twin imperial stout since they set the bar very high with some of the other brews (Imperial Biscotti Break, I Love You With My Stout), but it was still a very good beer.

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Photo of Moose90
4.13/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A — Pours into the glass with a rich dark dark dark brown hue, might as well be black, borderline thick. There is a caramel colored head that forms, and leaves moderate lacing behind. Just looks delicious.

S — Smells of rich roasted malts, bit of coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, light hint of oak for some reason.

T — Taste is nice and complex without being overly bitter or hot, really nice balance of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts.

M — Medium bodied, lighter than I really expected, nearly perfect carbonation level here.

O — Great overall, managed to be big and complex without being too super sweet or abrasive.

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.