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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

648 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 648
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 18
Gots: 76 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011)
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Reviews by Ego:
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Ego

New Jersey

3.95/5  rDev 0%

eyes...
super dark cocoa head (one of the darkest I have seen in some time), some audible sizzle while standing at 2 fingers of attention, soapy/craggy flotilla of goodness on top of jet black, uber black, utter black, pitch black.. did I mention the hue ? light doesn't even bother to
wander into the zip code of this thing, I think I even lost whatever tan I had as it was sucked in by this massive vortex of black gravitational pull, grappling lacing tears down the sidewalls, so yeah.. it's ok looking. er, monstrous looking!

nose...
dry sweet cocoa with sugary molasses, some light roast notes, faint prunes, a real sense of dryness and sweetness are the strongest notes here, nice

taste etc...
smooth in a weird way, it almost 'floats' on your tongue, and then some of the big flavors hit, there is that strangely dry almost chalky flavor on the middle of your tongue, on the forward sides there is some sweetness akin to chocolate and then in the back there is some bitterness mixed with roasted tones, this thing really coats the mouth, the ABV is barely noticeable (if at all), the flavor is pretty damn deep on this puppy, full mouth feel with deceptively bright carbonation, as you linger on the chocolate bitterness seems to assert itself a touch more and the alcohol peeks out as well giving it a bigger overall flavor almost as if it is building upon itself

verdict?
woah. f the yang, get the yin. deep flavor, big ass ABV and bold. a must try for impy stout fans imo

12-27-2013 05:05:41 | More by Ego
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured into a snifter a deep deep dark chocolate brown with a thin deep beige head atop.Dark fruit dipped inalcohol,bitter chocolate,and faint wood smoke in the nose,the alcohol is big and sweet.The alcohol is a bit more restrained on the palate with dark fruit and chocolate being the main flavoring,again faint smokiness in the finish.After awhile it gets a little sticky but it's a solid imperial stout.

08-08-2012 19:44:29 | More by oberon
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Tiernan

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-04-2013 00:11:54 | More by Tiernan
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BenTherHppedThat

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

04-11-2012 04:06:36 | More by BenTherHppedThat
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joemetric

Kansas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

07-10-2014 15:55:10 | More by joemetric
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sabitu

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-07-2014 02:27:10 | More by sabitu
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

06-01-2014 02:00:58 | More by FadetoBock
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev +1.3%

Best by 2015 on the label.
In a snifter the beer was a black color with a brownish tan head. There was a little bit of lacing.
Strong roasted malt aroma, almost burned. Sweet chocolate.
What I thought was sweet chocolate in the aroma turned out to be more of a bittersweet chocolate taste. Lots of espresso coffee, again almost burned (but not in a bad way).
Medium-bodied, alcohol not noticeable.
I liked both the Yin and the Yang. Will have to try the Black and Tan.

06-14-2011 10:53:43 | More by lordofthewiens
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NWer

Washington

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured dark brown from bottle into tulip glass.
Nice aroma with coffee and chocolate notes. Mildly smooth taste firm but not overpowering. Taste lingers nicely on the palate making for a very good sipping beer.
A good Imperial Stout worth seeking out.

10-03-2011 03:12:09 | More by NWer
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.83/5  rDev -28.4%

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a little subdued - roasted chocolate malts and some black licorice and a little smoke.

The flavor is some sweetness up front with heavily roasted chocolate malts and some dark fruit and black licorice. There's lots of charred bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, but a bit watery.

Overall, it's got too much charred bitter roast.

11-09-2013 05:31:04 | More by Beaver13
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Swongler

California

3.99/5  rDev +1%

A really good, really simple, true imperial stout. Enjoyed at Tørst in NY from a tap into a wine glass.

A - Near-black, but it was a dimly-lit bar. A finger of unbroken tan-colored head. Decent lacing

S - Minerals/dirt, and that wake-up-to-fresh-pot-of-coffee smell. Hint of molasses and dark, ripe fruit. That typical stout/porter smell. Almost no creamy or vanilla smell to it.

T - REALLLY black coffee. Almost makes your face curl with the strong coffee taste. It settles nicely into a smooth baker's chocolate/cacao. Lacks any smooth vanilla or milk chocolate - almost 0 sweetness.

M - Stung a little at first, but finished nicely toward the back of the mouth. Leaves a slight coat.

O - This is a great benchmark stout. A truly simple, imperial, strong stout. No fancy flavoring, just a damn tasty beer that is just beer.

04-09-2014 19:30:18 | More by Swongler
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Jason

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-06-2013 00:11:51 | More by Jason
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henryclay_

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

05-10-2014 15:13:32 | More by henryclay_
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mctizzz

California

2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

08-17-2013 13:31:19 | More by mctizzz
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mikejonze

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-27-2014 22:23:03 | More by mikejonze
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xdefeatsy

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

06-18-2012 18:14:01 | More by xdefeatsy
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Funky-Brewster

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-19-2014 01:07:41 | More by Funky-Brewster
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ehammond1


3.9/5  rDev -1.3%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Nearly black in color with a small light brown head that leaves dots and irregular lines of lacing down the glass. Pretty and appropriate.

The aroma is a big combination of roasted malt, espresso, mild chocolate, and a hint of booze.

The flavor follows the aroma similarly, with big notes of roasted malt and espresso leading the way along with a tiny bit of smoke and char.

Medium to full mouthfeel with moderate carbonation.

A nice, roasty, flavorful imperial stout, though there are certainly better and less expensive options available from closer to home.

03-25-2012 23:59:58 | More by ehammond1
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-16-2013 23:11:56 | More by Mantooth
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Cynic-ale

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

07-30-2013 03:27:12 | More by Cynic-ale
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doremite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-06-2014 15:49:30 | More by doremite
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured into snifter; jet black with a moderate brown head that fades quickly into an appreciable ring of foam that leaves lovely lacing.
Smell is metallic roasted malt, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and some sweeter softer scents of caramelized sugar, toffee and milk chocolate. No booze in the nose at all.
Taste is dark roasted malt with lots of coffee and baking chocolate flavor, followed by some passing hints of milk chocolate and dark fruit before it disappears with a slight puff of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel does seem a bit thin for an imperial stout, especially one that is 10%.
Overall though, it's a great imperial stout. Not super-complex but very drinkable and tasty.

09-26-2013 03:58:24 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-28-2014 19:27:12 | More by HoppySeb
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kwkdmk

Louisiana

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

07-19-2014 21:21:50 | More by kwkdmk
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

12-27-2011 15:33:45 | More by SPRichard
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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 648 ratings.