Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by GRPunk:
3.35/5 rDev -15.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
Bottle, dated 10/23/13 poured into a Stone Imperial Russian Stout snifter.
A- 1/2 finger, brown head quickly drops or a light lace. Near jet body shows dark shades of brown and red when held to the light. Nothing left behind on the glass as it all falls slowly back into the body.
S- Lots of coffee initially, medium roast. Hints of chocolate, licorice, maybe a little raisin. A little boozy with warmth (subtle, not hot or jarring).
T- Hmm. Really interesting at first sip. A lot of very roasted grain, and dark roast coffee. Lesser chocolate and licorice. A lot grainier than expected. Licorice and raisin comes out with another sip. On further sips it might be more of a by-product of the roasted characteristics. Quite long in the finish. It gets smokey by the end. Bold for sure.
M- Very full bodied. Viscus with moderate/light carbonation. ABV is pretty well hidden.
O- Decent brew at first. A bit one-dimensional as anything else gets lost behind the dark roasted malts. Glad I tried it, but I've had more enjoyable beers at the pricing point (and cheaper). That said, I'd be interested in trying Yang alone and as a mix. I suppose I'm a sucker for their marketing. The more I drank this one, the less enjoyable it became.
Serving type: bottle
01-20-2014 01:24:11 | More by GRPunk
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4.01/5 rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.
Appearance: utterly black with a finger of creamy dark-tan foam atop. Not much more you can ask of a beer.
Smell: rich and roasty, but not acrid, with a good sweetness underneath. Coffee and chocolate come through, along with a nice dark-fruitiness. I'm a fan.
Taste: much like the aroma, in that it is super roasty without being astringent or acrid. Specific coffee and chocolate notes are a little toned down from the aroma, but there's still that subtle element of dark fruit complexity that I like. Quite good.
Mouthfeel: big body with a decent carbonation and a good creaminess. Appropriate for a stout of this nature; I quite like it.
Overall: this is a pretty satisfying Imperial stout. I could see myself drinking more of this.
Serving type: bottle
07-16-2014 23:04:29 | More by flagmantho
Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.