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Evil Twin Soft Dookie | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by baggio on 11-25-2010

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Photo of justinp444
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
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.

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Photo of Marraybay
4.25/5  rDev +6%
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.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.65/5  rDev -9%
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.

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Photo of Apellonious
3.55/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
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!

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Photo of ONUMello
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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

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Photo of SerialTicker
3.91/5  rDev -2.5%
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.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

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Photo of MuFugga
4.21/5  rDev +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.

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Photo of Jack_Malts
4.13/5  rDev +3%
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.

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Photo of Stevedore
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
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.

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Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque black with a thin, bubbly tan head.

S: Strong aromas of black cherry, dark chocolate, roasted grain, coffee, and alcohol fill the nose.

T: Delicate notes of dried black cherry, blackberry, blueberry, pomegranate, roasted grain, burnt toast, dark chocolate, cream, and coffee are underscored by prickly alcohol in the mouth. The finish is long and punchy, offering a slow fade of fruit, chocolate, and roasted grain flavors that are gradually overwhelmed by alcohol.

M: Full-bodied, velvety, and smooth in the smooth. Carbonation is airy and delicate. Alcohol is very pronounced, but is not really all that distracting.

O: Evil Twin tends to do big stouts well and this one is no exception. It is both fruitier and boozier than many of the brewery's other offerings of this type, but Soft Dookie is still very appealing. I would definitely recommend it to fans of the style.

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Photo of janubio
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
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.

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Photo of BrewUSA
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
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

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Photo of dmgeng
4.49/5  rDev +12%
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

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Photo of pants678
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Black with tan head.

Not much of a smell. Malt.

Standard stout. I'm admittedly looking for banana, cuz it says on the label, and it's there. Or it's vanilla. Roasted malt that's barely sweet, though, not picking up plum mentioned in some reviews. Doesn't give away the 10%. Not a poor showing but nothing memorable here.

Feel's right.

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Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

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Photo of scotorum
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled in early March of this year, about two months ago.

Poured from the 12 oz. bottle into a Lawson's stemmed tulip.

a: Opaque black, finger thick brown head receded to even surface foam and patchy lacing.

s: Mild black coffee.

t: Black coffee and dark chocolate up front under a medium hop bite. Bitterness lingers somewhat on an otherwise dry finish. High ABV is very well covered.

m: Full, great body and carbonation tingle.

o: An exceptional impy stout, flavorful and chewy. Probably would age nicely to an even smoother sensory experience. Another good value from Evil Twin.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours quite dark with deep tan to brown head. Lacing is decent for high abv beer.
Nose is chalky riaated bitterness, enough sweetness to seem unsweetened chocolate.

Bitterness bite up front, but body is decent, flavor bold, although fairly straightforward. Coffee, cola and a mellow vanilla flavor, in combination, make for a decent profile.

Solid beer, straightforward stout notes. No obvious flaws. Bit chalky, maybe slightly to thr

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Photo of mabermud
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: Typical ET stout. Pitch brown body. Darker than usual thick foamy head that quickly retreats to a think film and halo around the glass.
Smell: Medium roast coffee, sweetness, a little lactose, maybe some chocolate, and a touch of char.
Taste: The taste is very similar to the nose.
Feel: Sufficient. It works well with all of the other elements.

Overall - Not bad. I would have it again, especially at the current price point. All of these breweries trying to top out their prices are killing my bank account. This one isn't like that, and I don't think it will be.

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Photo of Brenden
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This one is a thick, inky black with a nice tan head a full finger tall. The head retention is good, as is some thick and patchy lacing left in good volume on the sides of the glass.
This beer showcases a mix of dark fruits, bittersweet dark cocoa, and creamier sweetness with some roasty undertones that add a little dryness while allowing it to remain sweet overall. There's a little bit of herb or leaf, just a light hops presence seeming to add a little balance, with a bit of woodiness growing and a ghost of smokiness underlying. I could use a touch more vanilla, but it shows.
The body's not thick and heavy, perhaps to the point at which slightly more would be good, but it's rich and smooth. There's just enough crispness to even it and add some life without detracting from it. It finishes semi-sweet and lingers semi-dry.

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Photo of smakawhat
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
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.

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Photo of Slack
4.26/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Opaque with dark brown accents. An eighth inch of head with some lacing.

Aroma is dominated by chocolate, malt, coffee, and minor vanilla.

Taste is very similar to the smell with bittersweet chocolate, maltiness, and vanilla. Am also getting a roasted/burnt coffee flavor.

Mouthful is medium-light, smooth, and carbonation is light.

Overall a very smooth beer, easily drinkable with no discernible alcohol, and minor drawbacks in mouthful and price. Note that as this beer warmed IP, a detracting alcohol note in both smell and taste became present.

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Photo of dbrauneis
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

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Photo of russpowell
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
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

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.