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Evil Twin Soft Dookie - Evil Twin Brewing

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89
very good

157 Reviews
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Reviews: 157
Hads: 502
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 42
Gots: 87 | 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

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Beer added by: baggio on 11-25-2010

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Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev +0.3%
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. (2,028 characters)

Photo of Moose90
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (655 characters)

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.46/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: Yep, that's an Impy Stout. Deep dark brown, nearly opaque, some cola highlights barely make it through when held to light. Decent size mocha head on the pour.
smell: Roast coffee and edgy balanced with vanilla sweetness and banana.
taste: all the flavors of the nose with a slightly bitter roasty RIS finish balanced with banana.
overall: as the Evil Twin site reads. "This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead." From the mostly tepid ratings I guess most are not into "utterly vanillalicious stouts". I am! (696 characters)

Photo of infinitebruner
4.18/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

August 3, 2015

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Very deep brown, basically black, with a medium-chocolate brown head, just a thin lacing. Retention is low. Pours with a moderate body, not particularly viscous or thin either way.

S – Basically a chocolate covered banana, but natural, not candy banana. Rich chocolate malt with the banana phenolic aroma, along with vanillin, maybe some light coffee bean. Perhaps some spicy yeast/fermentation notes, along with some green fruity (apple, pear) hops. Light herbal notes hiding in there too.

T – Mostly chocolate, with a touch of vanilla and light fruit, apples, perhaps that banana I smelled. Some low coffee here as well. Hop contribution is mostly bitterness, which is prominent from start to finish.

M – Thicker than it looks, with heavy, high, sudsy carbonation and a moderate-full body. Sweetness is pleasantly moderate, bitterness is somewhat high but not out of balance.

O – A little bit different from a lot of heavy imperial stouts due to the banana and green fruit character. Very good. (1,060 characters)

Photo of Immortale25
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says 062:15

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that retains a bit before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and some tiny specs of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Big dark roast aroma with notes of molasses, anise and a bit of raisiny sweetness. Solid booze fume.

T- Dark roast kicks in bringing with it char, dark chocolate and a bit of smoke. There's a hint of oxidation which is surprising since this bottle's only 5 months old. Still, very drinkable even with the bold flavors it carries. Also a slight glassy flavor.

M- Slightly creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- A big, robust stout with all the charry bitterness one could want without it being overdone. Would like a bit more chocolate or coffee tones to go with it but you can't always get what you want. (942 characters)

Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.64/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: thick, black. Minimal dark brown head. No lacing on the glass. Smell: molasses, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Taste: Molasses, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla flavors. Pretty good. Feel: creamy, thick, and sticks to the palat. Overall: pretty good stout. The type of beer I like, but this one is heavy. Not going to drink many. (343 characters)

Photo of Phigg1102
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Taste leaves a bit to be desired. A taste that I can best describe as overripe berries comes through, almost as if the sugars have been eaten by the wrong bacteria, also a bit of a metallic taste as well. I'm sure theres a more technical term for these off flavors that I need to research a bit. Not bad but not good for the price at all. (381 characters)

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: thick, black and viscous. A dark brown head forms when poured. Some lacing on the glass.
Smell: molasses, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla and dark fruits like figs and blackberries
Taste: tons of molasses, maple syrup, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla flavors. Pretty great.
Feel: creamy, thick, and chewy.
Overall: a sweeter variation on an RIS, but an excellent variation. (388 characters)

Photo of Brew_42
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jet black with a brown head that dissipated quickly

Smells like vanilla, brown sugar and dark fruits

Tastes like toasted malts with the PERFECT amount of vanilla and brown sugar sweetness. sweet Jebus this is good.

Mf- alittle thin for a stout but medium to heavy with some carbonation

Over-best sweet stout I've had. Evil Twin is an underrated brewery with awesome beers. Try it. (386 characters)

Photo of leantom
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

An above-average American Double Stout. Here goes:

A: Good. Pours a very thick, dark black. The head and lacing are quite good, but the head dissipates rather quickly.

S: Very mild coffee and dark chocolate - these give way to lots of dark fruit, in particular blackberry and prunes. The dark fruit is far more prominent, however.

T: Very sweet and sugary - almost entirely dark fruit. Real emphasis on the sweet fruits - tons of berries and figs. Good, just wish there were more dark chocolate flavors.

F: Thick and sweet; nothing special, however.

O: A good beer. (581 characters)

Photo of pkalix
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

fruit on the nose... thin but syrup-y pour, minimal head (like my love-life anymore...); truly smells like an adjunct-type of production..... definitely some 'metallic' in this.... a bit sweet; and may i say amazingly sweet but not gaggingly for such a high abv.... cheap-kind-of after taste but still a decent product. maybe why this was only $3.99??? (353 characters)

Photo of dpgoblejr
4.89/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful syrup pour with slight khaki head and spots of lacing. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a smokey ash upfront on the nose. Taste follows with the booze and molasses coming through. Slick, thick mouthfeel coating the palate wonderfully. Another great stout by Evil Twin that I would have again! (305 characters)

Photo of M_chav
2.66/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

L - pitch black, looks thin, nice golden foam layers the top
S - dark coffee, metallic
T - Full metal jacket! Just too much metal, burnt metal, charred coffee, just not my jam
F - medium/light body
O - not something I'll seek out again - I fee like my review was overly negative, it was just underwhelming (308 characters)

Photo of ClavisAurea
4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle served in a snifter. Bottle date is 05/2015

Appearance: thick syrup, jet black, rich and menacing with a thick brown head that rode the glass down.

Nose: rich chocolate and tootsie roll, slight coffee, rich and fruity

Taste: molasses, maple syrup, chocolate, toasted oak, slightly fruity

Wow! Rich and decadent. I must have more of this in my cellar. (366 characters)

Photo of justinp444
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark black with a chocolate head. Smell of molasses, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, banana, and roasted malts. Taste of banana, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. There isn't a ton of molasses notes but it is very balanced and maintains a great sweetness that isn't overpowering or too boozy. Full mouth feel and body. (329 characters)

Photo of Marraybay
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice: Definitely the pour of the past dozen or so beers. Thick, roasty, sweet. Great head and lacing. Booze is very front and center in this one, which might be my only critique. (Cellaring could be interesting to see if this would tone it down some.) Would definitely like to have this one again. On the level of Blvd's dark truth. (344 characters)

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.65/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a snifter from a 12 ounce bottle.

Classic chewy, cocoa-colored frothy head...multiple fingers thick. Body black as midnight. 5

Sweet molasses-y malt aroma. Not quite what I expect from ET. A bit of chocolate and caramel sweetness. 3.75

There's some berry flavor here, sweet, milky chocolate and caramel, and caramelized and brown sugar. A bit of pronounced floral yeast emerges and isn't pleasant here. 3.5

Floral, bitter, and sticky with sweetness. The booze is well-buried and the viscous body is nice and smooth. 3.5

Interesting that I had Lion Stout yesterday as this beer and that one are similar. (618 characters)

Photo of Apellonious
3.55/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle (062:15....08:21) Possibly bottled in March. Not sure how to decipher. Poured into a tulip glass.

A - Pitch black, half finger of a dark tan head that moves quickly to a thin ring.

S - Cocoa, vanilla, chocolate syrup, nuts

T - Yowsa. May have a bad bottle here, or this may the first imperial sour stout I have ever had. Is this normal? I am getting the standard burnt coffee, plum, licorice, chocolate/cocoa, but in comes a Flanders red sourness. Expecting sweet and getting sour.

M - Thin, but sticky.

O - Somewhat a let down after the imperial biscotti break. The sourness was not expected. May try again to see if this was due to improper handling. (688 characters)

Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +12.8%
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! (772 characters)

Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black with a lingering one-finger head
S: Coffee, cocoa, grains and some bitterness
T: Cocoa takes the stage with coffee, grain, a hint of vanilla and a touch of caramel in the background
M: Full-bodied but not overly sweet or bitter
O: This is solid & recommended overall though I prefer most of the other Eviltwin stouts I've had more. Tasty as is but lacks the complexity others have (432 characters)

Photo of SerialTicker
3.91/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Seemingly bottled in early March, if I'm understanding the code correctly. Poured into an over-sized Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: If there was ever a time to describe a beer as having the cliche "used motor oil black" color, this is it. Soft DK is pitch black with nothing else to it. The head is just a modest ring around the glass, dark brown in color. No lacing to speak of. (3.5/5)

Smell: Pretty interesting, nice, and a little different. Smoke, molasses, anise or black licorice, raisins, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate... this basically has it all. There's also a slight smell of alcohol in there, which is probably to be expected. (4.25/5)

Taste/feel: Bizarre -- something in this makes for an almost tangy taste, that's what I notice first anyway. The flavor almost matches the smell, but all of the flavors seem conjoined rather than in separate layers (that makes zero sense, doesn't it?). A typical imperial stout roasted malt flavor dominates, with the flavors listed in the smell coming in at the same time mid-sip and through the finish. This tastes quite good, but is nothing compared to most of Evil Twin's other stouts. Soft DK as a whole is more on the sweet side, and the body is short of full-bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. (3.75/5, 3.75/5)

Soft DK is really good, but not as good as I'd expect a stout from Evil Twin to be. It's just not quite as cohesive or interesting as I'm used to Evil Twin's imperial stouts being. (1,467 characters)

Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Not a fan of the name but the flavor is a classic stout with a bit too much thinness. Molasses and anise couple with caramel and toffee to start things. Light coffee, whipped cream and strong roast follow with a smoky char finish. (230 characters)

Photo of MuFugga
4.21/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Has a nice blend of chocolate and vanilla flavors. The sweetness of the chocolate mixes well with the slight bitterness of the vanilla beans. Not too bitter and not too sweet. Not as thick and doesn't have a very complex smell that could take it to the next level, but still an excellent imperial stout. (303 characters)

Photo of Jack_Malts
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

If you like evil twin, and you like big, sweet, stouts; you already know you'll love this beer. A bit more-of-the-sameish for me, but profoundly satisfying for what it is. I'll just say that evil twin has made better. The vanilla sort of makes it its own thing I guess, but yeah. Not much to say here other than it will definitely satisfy that very specific craving. (366 characters)

Photo of Stevedore
3.59/5  rDev -10%
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. (749 characters)

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 157 ratings.