Evil Twin Soft Dookie - Evil Twin Brewing

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Reviews: 151
Hads: 480
rAvg: 3.99
pDev: 5.76%
Wants: 40
Gots: 82 | FT: 7
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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

Brewed at Amager Bryghus.
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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloying sweet cookie. Last beer of the night, bottle shared with George at The Ginger Man NYC. Oatmeal cookie aroma along with the roast coffee, lots of sugar dust. Black and lacey.Carbonation is right there. Average mouthfeel. Chocolate finish and aftertaste. (260 characters)

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and vanilla bean. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a nice medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout with some tasty vanilla flavors. (490 characters)

Photo of GRG1313
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a dark tan/khaki head.

Nose of refined but assertive sweet black chocolate, sweet black coffe and hints of chocolate cherry cordial. An undertone nose of a nice chocolate/coffee malt.

Mouthfeel is medium thin but the thin is compensated by a nice flavor profile.

Flavors of dark chocolate; rich roasted coffee/grains; plum and sweet whiskey. The alcohol is present but not pervasive.

Finish is bitter coffee/roasted grain/bitter chocolate. Nice over all. (479 characters)

Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Rattle 'n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a very thin mocha head that died down and left a very thin ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are faint aromas of roasted chocolate malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark chocolate and mocha along with some hints of roasted malts towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is very easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste. (649 characters)

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -5%
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. (1,544 characters)

Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
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. (1,202 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 10% ABV. A shame how the real name of this offering had to obfuscated, in order to bamboozle/satisfy the North American moral authorities. Sigh.

This beer pours a solid, veritable black, with only the meekest of basal cola edges, and three average fingers of tight, foamy, puffy, and silken beige head, which sinks away nice and slowly, revealing a broad array of hanging bonsai tree band lace in its wake.

It smells of roasted, caramelized malt, a bit of toffee/treacle, some oozy, molasses-esque brown sugar notes, smoked flesh - of land and sea - dark chocolate and boozy real vanilla, a mild coffee bean earthiness, and straining leafy, dusty hops. The taste is lightly toasted, but still big and brash caramel malt, emboldened semi-sweet chocolate, soused vanilla wafers, a more moderated, kind of indeterminate sour smoky character, still sweet, sticky, baked brown sugar, simmering dark roast coffee, an underlying, well damped alcohol warmth, and soft earthy, musty hops.

The bubbles are quite sedate, and more of a behind the scenes operator, the body a sturdy medium weight, fairly creamy, and generally smooth, the alcohol tugging away a bit too strongly - I had such higher initial hopes for this part. Anyways, it finishes definitely sweet, the caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and gate-crashing booze all indulgently complicit.

An agreeable enough big-ass Imperial Stout, with a few rough edges, that I'm sure will get evened out as the remainder of this bottle is drained. Lots going on, and well put together, overall. Oh, and other interpretations of the "Soft DK" label moniker shall start swirling through my simian brain soon, I'm afraid. (1,672 characters)

Photo of emerge077
3.95/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin bare skim on the surface, wispy and broken with a tan ring around the edges if the glass. Minimal lacing, brown when poured, black in the glass.

Big vanilla aroma, some supporting chocolate and coffee notes also, light sweetness present. Taste is similar, dominant vanilla with chocolate not far behind. Very light bodied considering the abv. Sort of a slippery feel, with a light aftertaste of ashy roastiness. Overall it's pretty good though I'm not sure it's worth the premium price. Seems kind of like Breakfast Stout minus the coffee with a dose of vanilla bean instead. (581 characters)

Photo of oberon
3.58/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured ink black into a snifter,a thinner beige crown atop.Aromas of dark fruit and sweet alcohol,I could tell this was gonna be a sweet alcohol bomb right off the bat.Flavors are in your face sweet,vanilla,dark fruit,light chocolate,and a big zing of sweet alcohol in the finish.This is a heavy handed impy stout,it took all of me to finish the bottle,in saying that its good for a sipper. (390 characters)

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

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: The beer is nearly black in color with a small brown head that doesn't have the greatest retention.

S: Aroma is big time vanilla. Dominated by the vanilla with sweet chocolate. There is a bit of cherry and some roasted malt and cocoa powder. Mild licorice and a touch of molasses round things out.

T: There's a slight...funk to it that I can't exactly describe. Lots of cherries and vanilla. Sweet chocolate with a little bit of roasted malt and coffee. There's a hint of metal and a hint of booze.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Fairly smooth on the tongue. (604 characters)

Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Dogfish Head snifter.

Big thanks to VDubb86 for sharing this bottle!

The final brew during Mike and my Ghost Adventures impromptu mini-tasting. Get some. It pours a straight onyx topped by a half-finger of dirty white foam. The nose comprises chocolate syrup, roasted malts, light coffee, and some light black cherry in the very back. The taste holds notes of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, light coffee, and some very light charcoal. The dark chocolate and the char really add quite a bitter punch to things. The body is a solid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a kinda chunky feel. Overall, a very nice bit o' stout, though a bit much on the acridly bitter side to achieve true greatness. I wouldn't mind having more, though... (763 characters)

Photo of oline73
3.22/5  rDev -19.3%
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. (708 characters)

Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A name like that, how could you go wrong?!

Pours a big fluffy head over a pitch black beer.

Nose is porter like, dark malts, chocolate, some roasted malts, oats, bit of booze, creamy chocolate.

Taste is tons of chocolate, like Young's Double Chocolate but heavier, like they dumped cocoa nibs and powder into it. Some roast, dark fruit, light earthy hops make themselves known as well, it gets pretty bitter too due to the spicy hops and some of the charred malts. Some booze as well. A long bitter finish too that coats the mouth with plenty more chocolate.

Mouth is pretty heavy bodied, with decent carbonation for the style, some warming booze.

Overall pretty good, too much chocolate for me, but decent otherwise. (722 characters)

Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev -5.3%
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 (594 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
3.94/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown glass bottle served into a Westvleteren goblet in Stockholm, Sweden. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a half finger head of wonderful tan colour, full lovely cream lacing, and excellent thickness, but lackluster retention - excusable for the high ABV and wide mouth serving vessel. Colour is a dark solid black.

Sm: Raspberry and strawberry fruit esters are both bright and dark (at different levels of fermentation expression I suppose), vanilla, light roast, and caramel. A moderate strength aroma. Pleasant and appelaing.

T: Varying dark and bright fruit esters dance around the caramel/vanilla foundation in a sort of fuckabout manner, exposing its wonderful complexity but also its questionable sense of balance. No alcohol or cream comes through noticeably. It doesn't even warm the stomach. The vanilla and caramel are strong but feel a touch out of place. The roast from the aroma doesn't come through. The finish has a sort of thin light caramelized malt tone. Complex all around and built well, but balanced strangely. There are buried hints of chocolate, especially about the climax.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too wet I'd say, to such excess that it fails to complement the flavours of the body. I'd like dryness on the climax and coarseness throughout to bolster the flavours of the body. I may be nitpicking here.

Dr: The alcohol hardly comes through at all because it's so drinkable. The thickness prevents quaffing it, but it's still definitely worth a try for the quality of its flavours. The price could be far better, but it comes with Swedish territory. (I acquired this in Sweden, not Denmark). I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery. (1,670 characters)

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

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/3/2015. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation retaining the cap. Aromas of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, vanilla, toffee, toast, dark bread, tobacco, raisin, plum, light wood smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, vanilla, toffee, toast, dark bread, tobacco, raisin, plum, light wood smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Light-moderate roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice robustness, balance, and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly chalky/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warmth lingering after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice imperial stout. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and light-moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering. (1,592 characters)

Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev 0%
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. (1,083 characters)

Photo of Halcyondays
3.89/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Beachwood II,

A: Pours black with a creamy full yellow-tan head, thick lace.

S: Lots of roasted malt, dark chocolate, hint of vanilla.

T: The vanilla comes to the forefront early and often in this beer which I enjoyed. Strong undercurrent of dark chocolate and molasses. Full flavoured.

M: Medium-full bodied, a little lighter than I expected, soft carbonation, creamy and sticky.

O: This is a real nice Imperial Stout, I enjoyed the vanilla aspect. Super pricey, but I'd say worth a try. (503 characters)

Photo of smakawhat
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from the 12oz. Bottle into a snifter glass.

Deep rich head. Two fingers and creamy thick with a dark espresso brown to mocha color and very fine creamy top, with the occasional big bubble in places. Settles slowly with a little bit of weeping leg and spotted lacing. Body color is very midnight black and dark with a touch of walnut brown and mahogany red edges. Very impressive looker.

Bouquet is real fruity, hinting of grape and mild sweet plum notes. A little hint of booze with a nice clove spicy note. Tobacco really comes out quite a bit with a leafy and green fresh sense, some drying woody like tones seem to come out nicely as well.

Palate comes with a nice light tone. Charring roast, and milky sweetness but also in body, as the coating comes off a little watery. Some fruit aromas but lots of nice lingering char and almost smokey tones. Fruit sweetness also kicks in after some time as well, but doesn't come until later bringing some of the red grape and a touch of raisin. Very weak sensing mild chocolate as well.

Overall not too bad, kind of a solid imperial on a well easy drinking lighter note. (1,136 characters)

Photo of corby112
4.12/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at The Farmers' Cabinet in Philadelphia.

Pours pitch black with a one finger mocha head that quickly settles into a lasting ring.  Sporadic spots of lace left behind.

Silky sweet choclate malt aroma with hints of vanilla bean, coffee bean, toffee and caramel.  Nice and roasted but not burnt or acrid smelling.  Like chocolate covered vanilla bean coffee.  Pretty outrageous.

On the fuller end of medium bodied with a nice balance of roasted dark malt, silky choclate and boozy sweetness.  Nice roasted coffee bean bitterness up front countered by the silky sweet chocolate and vanilla bean smoothing things out.  Again, it's roasted but not acrid.  Gourmet coffee beans, chocolate, toffee, caramel, oatmel and vanilla.  Vanilla beans usually aren't very prominet but they really stand out in this beer.  Some booozy heat/sweetness in the finish but overall the abv is nicely masked making it easy to drink.   Really good. (943 characters)

Photo of weeare138
4.32/5  rDev +8.3%
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. (438 characters)

Photo of johnnnniee
3.73/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at The Lion's Pride.
Came to the table a solid black color with a huge fluffy tan head that shows great retention and lots of lacing. Smells of vanilla, roast, caramel, and a hint of smoke. Lots of vanilla as promised. The flavor is lots of smoke, vanilla, roast, chocolate, and caramel. I get more smoke and roast than vanilla in the flavor. Thick body with a creamy mouthfeel and a light level of carbonation. Its a nice thick stout, but I found the way that vanilla plays off the other flavor to be a little weird for my taste. (537 characters)

Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
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. (1,156 characters)

Photo of John_M
4.08/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's today.

The beer pours a blackish brown color with very good head retention and considerable lacing all around. The nose is impressive, with considerable licorice, coffee and vanilla. The coffee and licorice dominate the aroma profile in this one. Flavor provile replicates the nose, but the licorice really dominates, and there's some noticeable bitterness in the finish. Mouthfeel is pretty full bodied, with a long, coffee and vanilll filled finish. Aloohol is definitely noticeable, but this beer is not at all heavy or hot on the palate.

Very nice RIS from these guys.... (593 characters)

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

A - Poured black with a small amount of light brown head.

S - Roast, vanilla and a fairly prominent spice presence that smells almost like cinnamon.

T - Roast, sweet vanilla and a lot of spice, as the nose indicated. As was the case with the aroma, I can't pin point the spice flavour: could be cinnamon or nutmeg? There is also a spiciness coming through, which reminds me of cinnamon or maybe some chillis. Some chocolate and sweet molasses in the finish.

M - Medium body. Light carbonation.

O - Couldn't figure out all of the ingredients on this one from the label as they were written in Danish. Seems like there was a spice of some kind added that I just couldn't pinpoint. (686 characters)

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.