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Evil Twin Soft Dookie - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 291
Reviews: 107
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.36%
Wants: 36
Gots: 36 | FT: 2
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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 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 oberon
3.58/5  rDev -11.6%
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.

Photo of GRG1313
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of cobrarax
3.26/5  rDev -19.5%
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 womencantsail
3.55/5  rDev -12.3%
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.

Photo of Halcyondays
3.89/5  rDev -4%
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.

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 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 KickbacksSteve
4.2/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a mini snifter. Moderate head, clear oily lacing. Aroma is dominated by coffee, light chocolate, grassy hops and alcohol. Taste coats the tongue with coffee, roasted malt, dark chocolate and phenol notes. Actually, overall the alcohol is well hidden in the taste. Quite easy to drink considering the abv. Mouthfeel isn't thick but isnt too thin. Loaded with flavor, a great brew.

Photo of Mississipping
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Soft Dookie:

Bottle shared at the BA Sexy Chocolate release. This was consumed straight out of the bottle, so I can't comment on the appearance, although it did appear to be completely black, allowing absolutely no light to pass through.

S: Roasted malt and slightly smokey up front with subtler coffee, toffee, and chocolate in the background. Not much else appears to be there, however, remember that I am reviewing this straight out of the bottle. If allowed to open up, it might become a little more dynamic.

T: Dark, heavily roasted malt and chocolate are dominant. Slightly smokey and bitter. In the background are, again, chocolate and vanilla just behind, providing a juxtaposition to the roastiness. Flavors are not particularly strong, but are there and are complementary.

M: Heavier side of medium, but not quite full bodied. A bit creamy and fairly low carbonation. I'd love to have seen a bit more thickness. The lack thereof makes this a bit disappointing, but really is parallel with the quality of the smell and aroma.

D: I didn't have a whole lot of this, but it was tasty and went down easily. Missing a bit of complexity in the smell and taste, and the mouthfeel was a little thin for the style. I'm glad I was able to try this, but it just didn't quite get there fore me.

Photo of Urbancaver
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a very pretty dark dark brown. A bunch of tan head. This beer looks great contrary to the name. Smells... Boozy. Sweet malts, vanilla, alcohol, almost smells barrel aged because of the vanilla. Tastes vanilla heavy. Thick heavy malts but a nice driness. A bit too much booziness but overall not too shabby!

Photo of ColdPoncho
3.83/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks Cam for sharing.

A - Nice dark brown/black body, very narrow red in the edges. Grey/brown head, ok.

S - dark sweetness, big maltiness. bit of smoke. Kind of muddled, but not bad.

T - Pretty big. Some hop bitterness up front, preceded and followed by dark malty sweetness. Bit of dry smoke toward the back. Vanilla comes out very much as it warms. Not bad.

M - Pretty big, dryish, medium smooth.

O (D) - Yeah this is pretty good. Nothing offensive, not out of place. A decent beer.

Photo of CWBlues
3.98/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

A: Pours a good, dark black with a solid 2.5 finger mocha-latte colored head. Good retention here too. Beautiful lacing.

S: I get a lot of roast, with coffee, and a little bit of vanilla.

T: It tastes remarkably like a vanilla-flavored coffee. Not overwhelmed by vanilla (though I wouldn't mind that), and a lot of bold coffee.

M: This one has a little more carbonation than I like. Leaves a pretty decent "oil-slick" on the tongue. I'd like it a bit more if it were a tad bit smoother.

O: Overall, it's a pretty good beer. Not sure I would splurge to buy many more of these, but it's good for a taste, for sure.

Photo of kojevergas
3.94/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Photo of NittanyBeerFan
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Eulogy. Poured into a snifter.

Black body bordering on really friggin dark brown. Topped by some espresso-cream-colored head that is very well retained, and leaves a thick wall of lace on the sides of the glass.

The aroma is somewhat one-dimensional overall, with roast and coffee really dominating anything else that might be in there. Digging deep, I can find some chocolate, but aside from that, only the bitter piney hop characteristics are notable. The flavor is similar, with the pine receding somewhat, and leaving only bitterness. Again, roast and coffee notes dominate, this time even snuffing out the chocolate.

Slightly thin as a result of above-average carbonation levels, but this is still oily and well-bodied overall. I would like to see a bit more complexity in this, but it was enjoyable enough that I would consider getting it again.

Photo of John_M
4.08/5  rDev +0.7%
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....

Photo of MbpBugeye
2.58/5  rDev -36.3%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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

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.

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.

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

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 gford217
4.17/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle.

Pours deep chocolate brown out of the bottle and settles in completely black in the glass with a decent tan head that leaves great lacing on the way down to a thin cap.

Aroma is really sweet, malted milk balls soaked in vanilla is best way to describe it. There are roasted chocolate malts but the vanilla is really dominant. There is also a light coffee presence and it's a great nose overall.

Taste is a little more bitter than the aroma with roasted espresso and bakers chocolate. There is some sweetness with plenty of vanilla but the sweetness is definitely less prevalent than in the aroma. The finish is bittersweet and roasty.

The mouthfeel is excellent - super smooth with moderate body and soft carbonation. Velvety and dessert-like feel.

This is my first Evil Twin beer and I'm impressed. The feel is fantastic and it drinks far below it's 10+% abv. Solid. Looking forward to more from this brewer.

Photo of baconsausage
3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark stout color. Aroma is of sweet and dark malt and a bit of licorice. Taste follows nose, with a bit of an odd sweetness that reminds me of a beer that fermented at a high temp, along with a slight spicyness. bitter licorice, like sweden. Maybe a little smoke. A lingering bitterness. No poop flavor. Nice mouth feel for a stout. Overall a good sipper that was too expensive.

Photo of jlindros
4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.8/5  rDev -6.2%
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...

Photo of Vdubb86
3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served in a Duvel tulip

Thanks to pvequalsnrt for the hook up on this bad boy

This beer pours the blackness that I always look for and hope for with a beer of this style, the head which fades quickly was a light sand color. The aromatics were not too fragrant, but from what I could grasp there was a definite smell of roasted chocolate and cocoa powder. I must admit that this beer requires being warmed up at this point. The first sip I took burned going down. Everything mellow as it warmed to room temp. I'm surprised that the ABV wasn't hidden too well as it's not on the higher end of the scale for it's style. That having been said there is a decent amount of espresso, oatmeal, and cocoa powder in the flavor. The finish is all cocoa powder as if I took a rather large spoonful and shoved it into my mouth. Overall, when allowed to warm this beer can be quite enjoyable, but if that isn't allowed I believe it to be unfit for consumption. I think this beer could seriously be helped out by aging.

Photo of Evil_Pidde
3.95/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours pitch black with a medium-sized brown head that dissipates into nice lacings.

S: Roasted sweet malt, some smoke in it as well as vanilla. Chocolate and black coffee.

T: Chocolate, molasses and vanilla. The malt is sweet and heavily roasted. Some smoke. Strong black coffee and dark bitter chocolate.

M: Long bitter aftertaste. Body is full and carbonation moderate. The alcohol is present in the mouth.

O: Drinkable. Smooth. Goes down easy.

Photo of davidbowers13
4.03/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft at Fountainhead. Served in a snifter.

A - pitch black with a brown head of 1 finger tall. Laces glass well

S - description suggests vanilla, but I pickup more chocolate notes than anything. A very small vanilla presence.

T - Smooth flavor up front, but the finish is slightly overpowered by the alcohol content.

M - Coats the mouth well. Sticks around long after you've had a sip.

O - Solid beer overall. I'd prefer the finish to be a little smoother and not so dominated by booze. However, I would order it again.

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.

Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 291 ratings.