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 challenja
4.7/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served On Tap at the Black Squirrel in ADMO.

A: Midnight dark chocolate froth, NO light Shinning through.

S: Dark chocolate syrup. Gothic england malts. Cane sugar, raspberry jam, Vanilla biscuits.

T: This is one smoootthhh operator. Seriously the most smooth stout ever, and it wasn't even on a nitro tap. Deserving of a repeat buy (I bought another, then came back a week later bought 2 more, and two weeks later..well you get my point) Think of Dark chocolate moose in a glass. Vanilla biscuit. Strawberry puree, bourbon barrel. Toasted English biscuit malts. Vanilla wafers.

M: Can I just call it ultra smooth froth??
That is the most eat smooth tasting stour ever. It feels like light whipped cream in your mouth with a low carbo pills.

O: A damn impressive drink. The smoothest beer of all time.. The name says it all. You can drink like 3 of these easy and then loose sense of gravity and pee all over the bathroom floor before saying "damn that is one damn good beer... burrrpp" (993 characters)

Photo of jfmorey
4.33/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured in a sinfter at Pizzeria Paradiso in Georgetown.
Opaque black with brown highlights, adequate head with good lacing.
Smell is ok, sweet.
Initial taste is pleasantly roasty sweet, licorice, chocolate; aftertaste is clean, just enough hop sharpness. Balance and complexity of flavors is unusual.
This was my desert, so I am more than pleased.
A drinkable Imperial Stout is an oxymoron, this is to be sipped, slowly. (420 characters)

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

Thanks yeahnatenelson for getting this one, and many others to me.

Appearance. Pours black with a finger of light tan head that rose up after the pour.

Smell. Molasses and licorice with a little chocolate, vanilla and booze. Smells really good.

Taste. Big dark chocolate, some molasses and dark roasty malts. A bit of cherry and fruit, and a little booze. A little woody and a good amout of hops. A bit on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel. Full body with low carbonation.

Overall. A nice big stout. Tastes like a ris to me. (521 characters)

Photo of thagr81us
3.8/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass. Poured a massively dark brown (basically black) with a half finger light khaki colored head that subsided to a minimal amount very quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, toffee, and vanilla. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, bread, dark fruit, vanilla, coffee, tobacco, wood, sweet alcohol, and subtle toffee. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I shared this one awhile back at a Foothills release in the original bottling and I remember it being quite good. Not sure if they changed the recipe on this one or not, but it just doesn’t seem to be the same as before to me. Still a fairly nicely balanced brew, but just falls a little short of some of the other things I’ve had from Evil Twin in the past few days. Definitely worth trying if you have not, or if you just love the name. (1,005 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 ehammond1
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Dark black throughout, no clarity, thick, viscous, heavy, and substantial looking. Gorgeous. This leaves a bit of sticky web-like lace down the glass.

Rich aroma of dark chocolate, roast, a bit of cream, earthy vanilla, and a hint of anise. Complete.

The chocolate flavor in this beer is phenomenal. The chocolate flavor is rich, bitter, sweet, and earthy all in one. There's a bit of dark fruit, sweet vanilla, and anise character as well, but it's minimal and only a complementary accent.

Medium to full bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

This was incredibly tasty, and surprisingly so. Easily, the best Evil Twin beer I've had to date. (697 characters)

Photo of derkfromwi
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1PT .9oz bottle that says Best Before 2015

A: Mocha one finger head, really dark, almost black, noticeable carbonation

S: Roasted malts, vanilla, chocolate, touch of coffee

T: Roasted malts, bitterness, touch of vanilla and chocolate, strong alcohol presence at end

M: Thick and creamy, carbonation is there, a bit boozy for me-feels like it's 18%ABV instead of 10%ABV

O: Good Imperial Stout, but not worth the $15+tax I paid in WI (437 characters)

Photo of Metalmonk
4.45/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Or "Soft DK," which I had on tap at Sessions in Greensboro recently. And it kicked my ass in the very best way, so a bottle had to be found, and here it is.

Frickin' gorgeous, with a smooth mocha/tan head, which doesn't last long, but consider the ABV. Liquid is as opaque and ebony as it could be.

Stellar aroma, equal parts gooey chocolate, medium-roast coffee, anise, vanilla, peppermint and alcohol.

Oh yum. Oh hell yeah yum. Tons of flavor here: a distinctive peppermint sort of vibe gives Soft DK an edge over others of its type. And that goes incredibly well with the other main aspect of the taste, the immensely chocolate flavor. There's also a touch of coffee and anise here, while alcohol merely lights a nice little fire under everything to keep it warm. It reminds me of Southern Tier's Choklat infused with mint. I suppose it's the hops and alcohol that combine to give it this minty aspect that I'm noticing. Whatever it is, it's working wonders.

Super-soft texture, which is made of lots of tiny bubbles that caress rather than tickle, and a lighter-than-expected body that is thankfully not at all thin. But you'd expect something thicker.

I see (and smell, taste and feel) nothing to dislike here. This is a fantastic stout, which could have been called Smooth Operator, as classy and silky and seductive as it is. My first meeting with Evil Twin, and most definitely not my last. (1,403 characters)

Photo of bark
2.63/5  rDev -34.1%
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. (522 characters)

Photo of Rizalini
3.92/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a pint bottle into my Deschutes pint glass...

A - Pours pretty much black, with a thin 1/2 finger head that does leave some thick lacing.

S - Smells deliciously chocolatey! That being the foremost aroma, followed by the rich vanilla. Smells like dessert in a glass.

T/M - Not as rich as the smell leads to, but still pretty tasty. The taste is more raosty than rich. More bittersweet chocolate than milk chocolate. The mouthfeel is a little thinner than I would prefer my imp stouts to be.

O - A pretty descent stout overall. I was kinda hoping for a more thick/creamy mouthfeel, but it came up a little thin for me. (632 characters)

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

I recieved this in Secret Santa '11, jet black pour with very little carbonation, very littel head. The aroma is lots of coffee and vanilla. I thought there was alot of coffee in this one, along with some vanill and fruit notes. The body is full, very light carbonation, alcohol not easily noted. I liked it, easy drinking for a big beer. (338 characters)

Photo of thepeter
4.25/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this at Brew Dog Camden a little while ago. Poured a deep black with a small head that remained there and left a decent bit of lacing. Aromas of chocolate molasses and LOT'S of Vanilla. Falvours are quite similar with again tons of vanilla, caramel, molasses, and some bitter cocoa in the finish. Full bodied and very soft cabonation made this a really nice sipper. Overall a very nice sweet stout as long as you like vanilla. . .Which I do. (445 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 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 AgentZero
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Black beer with a bit of a brown head that didn't stick around for very long.

S - A lot of vanilla as well as some chocolate. Reminds me a little bit of a milk stout. A bit of molasses in there as well.

T - Creamy with emphasis on the vanilla and a backbone of chocolate with a touch of molasses. Nothing particularly special something slightly off with it but otherwise fine.

M - Creamy, smooth, moderate carbonation, medium bodied.

O - Not bad, wouldn't complain about drinking this. As far as vanilla stouts go, it gets the job done. (544 characters)

Photo of Bendurgin
4.3/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip. This one pours black with a big creamy dark tan head. It settles pretty quickly and leaves some sparce lace.

The aroma has hints of dark roast coffee with a nice char aroma. A littl ebit of vanilla sweetness rounds this out. Real big roasted malts on the pallet with some coffee tones and a bit of vanilla. A little smoky in the finish.

Real nice full body here with soft carbonation. Somewhat of a silky feel.

Real glad I finally pulled the trigger on this one. Really a well done IS. (511 characters)

Photo of woosterbill
3.38/5  rDev -15.3%
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! (791 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.65/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, rich sable only a whisker or two above black with a thick, foamy, fine-bubbled light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Strong aroma is smoky with tones of semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel and molasses - and, yes, there is a subtle vanilla note as well. Flavor has notes of roast coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and molasses. Smooth texture has above-average body and a fair amount of fizz. This one's a winner, so look for it! (454 characters)

Photo of Jeffo
3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

Imperial vanilla stout. New label with a funny looking cartoon guy on the front.

From a 500ml bottle into a snifter.

APPEARANCE: A black and relatively thick pour makes a 2+ finger, medium looking, tan head with great retention. Black body with higher levels of visible carbonation evident. Head eventually fades to a good foam cap and clings to the sides. A splotchy wisp and ring remain until the end leaving some decent lacing down the glass. Good looking stout.

SMELL: Roasted and smoky malts, cocoa and some light sweet cream and vanilla notes. Medium strength nose, and everything blends together very nicely.

TASTE: Roasted malts, sweet cream, cotton candy flavors and vanilla. Lots of carnival candy sweetness on this one. Smoky notes and slight hints of chocolate and cocoa as well. Interesting mixture of flavor. Medium but persistent aftertaste of sweet candy, vanilla, creamy and smoky chocolaty flavors. Pretty interesting and unique, but just needs to be a little bolder for top marks.

PALATE: Medium body and higher levels of carbonation. Relatively light on the palate and a little airy, but still creamy enough. Goes down fine and finishes slightly sticky on the palate. Creamy enough, but definitely needs a little more weight.

OVERALL: Good beer, and definitely the best of the three sampled today. Interesting combination of flavors on this one, and it definitely looks the part. A heavier body and a touch more boldness in the flavor would put this one over the top, but regardless, this is interesting and well worth checking out. Recommended. (1,623 characters)

Photo of Spider889
3.88/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Brick Store Pub, review from July.

A - Medium thickness, black, with a nice frothy cream colored head. Awesome lace.

S - Light notes of vanilla and chocolate. Very small amount of char, too. Smooth and inviting aroma.

T - Char is pretty big. Semi-sweet chocolate adds some sweetness and a rounder character mid-palate. The finish is bitter.

M - Dry with a bitter finish. The carbonation is apparent enough that I am tasting its strength.

O - Overall a solid beer, the best from Evil Twin to date. (515 characters)

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

This was my first brew from Evil Twin, but what a nice experience.

A: Jet black with one finger of soft carmel head.

S: Wonderful milk chocolate, brown sugar, light hops, with just a bit of "mustiness".

T: Hoppy, roasted coffee, burnt malt, mild alcohol burn, and a pleasant back-end bitterness.

M: Medium viscosity with a mild bit of harshness.

O: Very good stout but lighter in mouthfeel than I prefer and at ~$16.00 for a pint bottle, a bit pricey. (456 characters)

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

Poured into a snifter.

Pitch black with two fingers of beige head. Great retention and lacing.

Cacao nibs, vanilla extract, touch of soy sauce, smoked malt, some citrusy hop notes, some black currants.

Tastes of cacao nibs, black currants, a bit of licorice, some vanilla, a bit of smoked malt, hints of soy sauce, coffee, citrusy hop notes on the finish.

Mouthfeel is pretty full. Low carbonation. Good for the style.

Well, this is pretty good, but it's not quite as rad as I was lead to believe. (502 characters)

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3.86/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Pours opaque black with a finger of medium brown head with a steady pour. The head dissipates into a thin ring of foam fairly quickly. Solid lacing.

S: Heavily burnt malts, moderate floral hops, light licorice.

T: Again heavily burnt malts, but now with some vanilla and light chocolate. Moderate amount of bittering hops. Slight smoky flavor.

M: Quite thick mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

O: Decent imperial stout, but I like mine with a bit stronger flavors. (514 characters)

Photo of isitsavage
3.53/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at Smoke & Barrel in DC.

Arrived at my table in a snifter, jet black with a tiny wisp of cream head.

Smells sweet, vanilla, chocolate, coffee.

Taste is very smooth in the mouth. Malt, vanilla, chocolate, really enjoying how smooth this is. After swallowing the alcohol really takes hold, though it is a surprisingly pleasant alcohol and bitter coffee burn. Nice lacing on the glass as well.

Mouthfeel seems a little bit thin for this style not bad but I feel it could be a touch more thick and syrupy.

This one was pretty much what I was looking for when I walked into the bar, it was a bit chilly out and I wanted something to warm me up quickly. This did a good job of that after just one 12oz. pour I was feeling nice and toasty. (746 characters)

Photo of smittybrew83
4.23/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the red DK labeled bottle into a snifter.

A- Pours pitch black with a 1/4 inch dark tan head that dissipates quickly. the appearance is somewhat watery with light carbonation.

S- Alcohol, vanilla, roasted malts and a touch of coffee.

T- The taste is mostly of roasted malts with underlying flavors of alcohol (though not hot), vanilla, chocolate and coffee. there is also a slight bitterness at the end.

M- this beer has a lighter body for the style, not quite coating the mouth. the carbonation is light to medium. I feel this takes away from this beer a bit.

O- Overall a worthy beer. Big flavor and a good all around imp stout . The price tag is a bit steep but seeing as I have another bottle I am looking forward to having this one again. (762 characters)

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