Evil Twin Soft Dookie - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 445
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 9.88%
Wants: 37
Gots: 75 | 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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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 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 SkiBum22
4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark black with a small beige head.

S: Strong Chocolate, Vanilla, A hint of coffee

T: Chocolate, Vanilla, A hint of coffee

M: Slight carbonation, a little bitter with a nice vanilla aftertaste

This beer took be by surprise. I had never heard of it before but decided to try it at Rattle N Hum. Just smelling it before tasting I could tell this was going to be a good beer. The when I tasted it I was very happy that I tried it. Probably one of the best new beers that I've tried in a while. I wish this beer was more available because I would like to have it again and maybe age a bottle of it.

Photo of DonDirkA
4.85/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is dark roasted coffee, roast malts, some dark chocolate and just a hint of vanilla. Taste is spectacular. Evil Twin's stouts have consistently satisfied me. My least favorite has been their Yin Imperial Stout and it was a good one. There is vanilla right out front with heavy, roasted notes and some coffee coming up in the back. There's a slight strand of chocolate running through but the vanilla and roasted malts are strongest. The coffee flavors sticks around on the tongue afterwards paired with some hints of vanilla. It says "Best by 2015" on the bottle so I may put one away to try in a year or so. God I love Evil Twin.

EDIT: After reading some other reviews I can also pick up a bit of smokiness like Stone's Smoked Porter. Its really mellow though, and it comes across as roasted malts. There is definitely a smokiness there though, especially in the aftertaste.

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 brewski09
4.74/5  rDev +17%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a good rendition of stout with a dark head that faded too quickly for my liking.

S - complex and strong. leather and malts on the nose. tobacco that i couldn't place until drinking it and then smelling it again.

T - Tobacco like a nice unlit cigar, leather, malt, hop bitterness to balance, mild alcohol on the palate. this is complex like most beers are not. I couldn't get enough of the taste on this one and it was great cold and warm.

M - soft and full, but not chewy.

D - I would drink this one again if it came my way, but couldn't spring for a victorian pint (?) for $13. This and the Yin are the best offerings by evil twin. I may break down and get one of these for a tasting sometime as it is pretty unique.

Photo of challenja
4.7/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served On Tap at the Black Squirrel in ADMO.

A: Midnight dark chocolate froth, NO light Shinning through.

S: Dark chocolate syrup. Gothic england malts. Cane sugar, raspberry jam, Vanilla biscuits.

T: This is one smoootthhh operator. Seriously the most smooth stout ever, and it wasn't even on a nitro tap. Deserving of a repeat buy (I bought another, then came back a week later bought 2 more, and two weeks later..well you get my point) Think of Dark chocolate moose in a glass. Vanilla biscuit. Strawberry puree, bourbon barrel. Toasted English biscuit malts. Vanilla wafers.

M: Can I just call it ultra smooth froth??
That is the most eat smooth tasting stour ever. It feels like light whipped cream in your mouth with a low carbo pills.

O: A damn impressive drink. The smoothest beer of all time.. The name says it all. You can drink like 3 of these easy and then loose sense of gravity and pee all over the bathroom floor before saying "damn that is one damn good beer... burrrpp"

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, rich sable only a whisker or two above black with a thick, foamy, fine-bubbled light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Strong aroma is smoky with tones of semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel and molasses - and, yes, there is a subtle vanilla note as well. Flavor has notes of roast coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and molasses. Smooth texture has above-average body and a fair amount of fizz. This one's a winner, so look for it!

Photo of ktrillionaire
4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Local Option

A - It pours a visibly viscous deep brown-black, and is capped with a frothy khaki head.

S - The nose is a fantastic mix of chocolate cake, roasting coffee, rich toffee, and herbal-citric marmalade notes.

T - Amazingly luscious. Other than the expected (and delivered) roast-cocoa-coffee-toffee, surprising notes of green hoppiness abound, as does subdued berry fruitiness; it is sorta hopped like Old Rasputin, but way nicer. The roast and chocolate-vanilla notes are sublime, and the silky, decadent feel seems to push it over the top.

M - This brew is so amazing in terms of silky, satiny mouthfeel. The best mouthfeel I've experienced, I dare say.

O - This beer is fantastic. There is a new force to be reckoned with in Denmark: Evil Twin.

Photo of janubio
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
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 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 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 rootbeerman
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours basically black, with a finger and a half of coffee with cream colored head. The head does leave an almost nitrotap like lacing.
S: big anise and chocolate. A dry floral hop. Dark roasted malt.
T: chocolaty, anise. nice floral, lightly bitter hop, almost makes the chocolate pop out more.
M: creamy, both in the overall mouth feel and carbonation.
O: first bottle that tastes almost exactly the same as it does on tap.

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, a easy "4.5' across the board for this one. sampling right now on 6/16/15. 12 ounce bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "EMPYREAN BREWING COMPANY" snifter glass.

Brew pours a pitch-black in color with about a 1/2 finger beige head that stayed around a bit. Decent lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the edges. Aroma is of roasted malts with some cocoa for the most part. The taste is about the same with a hint of black coffee also BUT isn't over powering. Perfect balance of flavors and does down easy. This is a SIPPER brew and not a 'chugging' type.Y ou really doesn't taste the alcohol at ALL in this Imperial Stout unlike some. Full-bodied with perfect carbonation for this type, which isn't much. A very tasty brew!

Photo of dmgeng
4.49/5  rDev +10.9%
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 BrewUSA
4.46/5  rDev +10.1%
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 Metalmonk
4.45/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Or "Soft DK," which I had on tap at Sessions in Greensboro recently. And it kicked my ass in the very best way, so a bottle had to be found, and here it is.

Frickin' gorgeous, with a smooth mocha/tan head, which doesn't last long, but consider the ABV. Liquid is as opaque and ebony as it could be.

Stellar aroma, equal parts gooey chocolate, medium-roast coffee, anise, vanilla, peppermint and alcohol.

Oh yum. Oh hell yeah yum. Tons of flavor here: a distinctive peppermint sort of vibe gives Soft DK an edge over others of its type. And that goes incredibly well with the other main aspect of the taste, the immensely chocolate flavor. There's also a touch of coffee and anise here, while alcohol merely lights a nice little fire under everything to keep it warm. It reminds me of Southern Tier's Choklat infused with mint. I suppose it's the hops and alcohol that combine to give it this minty aspect that I'm noticing. Whatever it is, it's working wonders.

Super-soft texture, which is made of lots of tiny bubbles that caress rather than tickle, and a lighter-than-expected body that is thankfully not at all thin. But you'd expect something thicker.

I see (and smell, taste and feel) nothing to dislike here. This is a fantastic stout, which could have been called Smooth Operator, as classy and silky and seductive as it is. My first meeting with Evil Twin, and most definitely not my last.

Photo of nocaed
4.43/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Did I just pour the soul of a fallen angel into a tulip? No, apparently Twin Yang just dropped a huge deuce into a vat and is now selling it across the world calling it "Soft Dookie"... Not much head is my only complaint...

S - Wow, huge barley bong rips through the nostrils...Laced with chocolate and carmel notes that finish hard with vanilla...

T - Like an ancient civilization buried a burlap satchel that had been stuffed with the finest malts and barley, only to
have us pull it out an eon later and to milk it into a bottle...A hoppy stout...

M - A huge start to finish... No holding back on this one... It is hot hot hot, very sticky around the lips... Instantly takes control of your pallete with a warm bitter tingling sensation...

P.S. Fok you Eddie...

Photo of dgilks
4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a small tan head. Some lacing.

Great aroma. Sweet, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Really big but in a good way.

Massively sweet with so much chocolate flavour it isn't funny. Great vanilla notes too. Really smooth and very easy to drink.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

An awesome beer in my view. The sweet, chocoalte, vanilla flavour is fantastic and really works well here.

Photo of HotHabanero
4.38/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled. Pours almost black with a brown glow and with an average sized creamy, beige head. Good lacings. Nose of toasted malts, vanilla and coffee. Flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavour with vanilla, dark coffee, chocolate and dark fruit notes. Full bodied. Oily texture. Ends up more dry, slightly bitter and with the alcohol well hidden. An enjoyable brew but it will probably develope with some storage.

Photo of rfgetz
4.35/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, near black with cap of dense creamy tan head, moderate retention and some lacing. Scent is a bold blend of vanilla, bitter baking chocolate, charred grain, coffee grounds with touches of earthy hops and a little dark fruit. Vanilla hits the tounge first, big and bold as expected. This isnt like a subtle tasting vanilla bean aged or "randalized" beer, nor does it taste like late secondary added extract, nails it perfectly. Quite sugary sweet before dark and bitter roast hits with baking chocolate and spent coffee grounds comming through. Again the end finds soft touches of earthy hops and some notes of dark fruit. Full bodied, smoth and creamy. An 8oz pour was nearly enough as the vanilla was so bold it began to overpower, not cloying though. A nice introduction to this newer brewery.

Photo of jfmorey
4.33/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a sinfter at Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown.
Opaque black with brown highlights, adequate head with good lacing.
Smell is ok, sweet.
Initial taste is pleasantly roasty sweet, licorice, chocolate; aftertaste is clean, just enough hop sharpness. Balance and complexity of flavors is unusual.
This was my desert, so I am more than pleased.
A drinkable Imperial Stout is an oxymoron, this is to be sipped, slowly.

Photo of weeare138
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at The Railroad...
Appears a pitch black opaque with a small tan head that slowly fades into a gentle cap and collar. Lots of scattered lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of a TON of vanilla, cocoa, caramel, and brown sugar.
Taste is of a flavorful punch of cocoa and vanilla with a hint of maple syrup, espresso, and molasses.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, sweet up front with a bitter and spicy finish. A tad abv is noticed.

Photo of jrallen34
4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is thanks to Jeppe for not only brewing it but bringing it to our tasting...Pours light black, brown on the edges, with a light tan head that has good retention but light lacing...The aroma is awesome as it totally nails vanilla, just enough to get what the notes but not so much to overwhelm other flavors which are chocolate and coffee...The taste is equally impressive in terms of the vanilla which is subtle and throughout the whole taste. Nice bitter chocolate notes balance this vanilla. Really easy to drink and supremely enjoyable.

A great stout worth tracking down.

Photo of ehammond1
4.3/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Dark black throughout, no clarity, thick, viscous, heavy, and substantial looking. Gorgeous. This leaves a bit of sticky web-like lace down the glass.

Rich aroma of dark chocolate, roast, a bit of cream, earthy vanilla, and a hint of anise. Complete.

The chocolate flavor in this beer is phenomenal. The chocolate flavor is rich, bitter, sweet, and earthy all in one. There's a bit of dark fruit, sweet vanilla, and anise character as well, but it's minimal and only a complementary accent.

Medium to full bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

This was incredibly tasty, and surprisingly so. Easily, the best Evil Twin beer I've had to date.

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 445 ratings.