Evil Twin Soft Dookie - Evil Twin Brewing

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287 Ratings
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Ratings: 287
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.39%
Wants: 35
Gots: 38 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
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Denmark

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at Amager Bryghus.

(Beer added by: baggio on 11-25-2010)
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2/5  rDev -50.5%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.38/5  rDev -41.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a dark murky brown, slightly thin in appearance, with a sudsy beige ring and what looks like a patch of oil where a head should be. Let's hope it wins Miss Congeniality.

Smell -- Black malt, charcoal, rubber, cocoa, some vanilla. Slightly sweet, mostly burnt. Meh.

Taste -- Whoa! Black malt, charcoal, and burnt coffee. There's a menthol-like flavor that I can't pin down - I'm not sure if it's hops or the interplay between the heavy malt roast and the vanilla bean. Lots of malt sweetness, like raw sugar and cocoa powder. Lingering flavor of vanilla-flavored gas station coffee.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation. It's a bit thin, but not bad.

Overall -- I came into this really expecting to like it; I didn't. The crazy roast bitterness really kills whatever vanilla was bringing to the table. Not my thing, your mileage my vary.

Additional Notes: Much better warm than cool as most of the 'off' flavors peter out - still roasty as hell. Also, this beer made my fillings hurt. Inexplicable.

Photo of MbpBugeye
2.58/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance
Kinda thin looking, but not so much as to be worrying. A tall, tan head leaves minor lacing.

Aroma
Highly roasty. The vanilla is all but smothered by burnt malts. Some grassy hops arise as well. The vanilla comes out a little bit after the beer warms, but needs due swirling to capture it. There are a bit of alcohol and rubber aromas.

Taste
Too roasty bitter. Hardly any balance. Again, the vanilla can only come out once the beer is warmed enough. There is a lot of ash, charcoal and some melted rubber.

Mouthfeel
Not as thin feeling as I had expected, but its not really chewy either. Its a sticky beer with formidable heat and low carbonation.

Overall
Not impressed here. No balance. This beer is gnarly bitter and sticky. You'd be lucky to pick out the vanilla if you didn't know it was there. So far it seems that the evil twin likes bitter, oily beers.

Photo of bark
2.6/5  rDev -35.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The colour is black, the liquid clear. The low head is warm pale brown.

The smell is dry with notes of coffee, vanilla ice cream and vegetables.

The taste starts with old tired coffee, vanilla and boiled vegetables (cabbage). Burned notes, hints of chocolate cookies. The aftertaste is roasted/burned with more vegetables and some sour artificial vanilla.

The carbonation is medium strong, the bubbles small. The liquid is semi-dry and quite light.

Sour. Dry. Odd notes of vegetables. Not a very good imperial stout.

Photo of EfilsGod
2.75/5  rDev -31.9%

Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of phishphorce
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of WckdVbz
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of damngoode
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of 4amepiphany
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of funkel81
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Sludgeman
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of Alex5
3/5  rDev -25.7%

Photo of oline73
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours almost black with a very little bit of light coming through at the edges. There is a very small amount of tan head.

Smell: Very roasty with some dark chocolate and mild vanilla. Just a mild sweetness.

Taste: Just as roasty as the smell. There is some sweet burnt malt and the finish is bitter from some hops and a lot of roast. The bitter roast is hiding everything else.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with mild, tingly carbonation and a finish that has just a touch of dryness to it.

Overall: The bitterness made it impossible to taste anything else going on with this beer. I would have liked it toned down just a little bit.

Photo of cobrarax
3.2/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: The foam is thick, light brown and really dense with rich lacing. The liquid is black, opaque and stuffed with a huge amount of yeast.

S: Dried dark fruit, chocolate, vanilla. Some mint and coffee. A fresh hoppy note of citrus fruit. Toffee, malt and a hint of coconut in the aftersmell.

T: Sweet with a strange smokiness. Smoked meat and barbeque. Then some chocolate, coffee and alcohol. Also a lot of yeast. Roasted malt, bitter citrus and some vanilla. The aftertaste gives me camp fire and sweet maltiness.

M: Liquid is smooth and lacks carbonation. It's alcoholic and I don't understand the smokiness.

O: This could have been great if it weren't for two things: the odd smokiness and the huge amount of yeast in the bottle. I just don't get it.

Photo of ChicagoNick
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of danieelol
3.25/5  rDev -19.6%

Photo of woosterbill
3.35/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle into a shaped half-pint; shared with vonschplieffen. Thanks, Drew, for letting me tasty your dookie.

A: Black body under an inch of frothy light-brown head. Ok retention and lacing. Solid.

S: Peanut, chocolate, spicy alcohol, and that's about it. Kinda weird, not great, but not unpleasant. I'm really confused about the peanut notes, but since I like peanuts they weren't really a problem.

T: Follows the nose to a t, but with the addition of some licorice. Bitter, boozy, and a bit underwhelming. No better than average for the style.

M: Creamy medium body; high carbonation. Nice.

O: I liked it for the name and its distinctiveness, but it just wasn't all that tasty. There are too many better stouts out there to justify paying the high price tag for this one.

Cheers!

Photo of jeonseh
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into a Hill Farmstead Tulip

A - Dark, chocolate brown. Small mocha colored head sits on top.

S - Light milk chocolate, roasted coffee, sugar, and a light milkiness

T - Dark chocolate that gives it a slight bitter note up front. Roasted coffee, light smoke and charcoal, black cherry. Espresso in the finish that leaves a strong bitter finish

MF - Light body, a bit watery which is surprising given the high alcohol. Light astringent on the finish with the espresso

O - Decent stout that has a lot of flavors but they don't seem to blend together perfectly. I wish the body was a bit thicker as I think it make the flavors pop a bit more. The espresso on the finish is nice but a bit strong so make sure you like coffee before you pick this one up.

Photo of JamFuel
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of Liquoric3
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of chefduff2
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

Photo of FullObs
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 287 ratings.