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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

680 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 23
Gots: 81 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Feb 11, 2014
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Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

oberon, Aug 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Tiernan, Aug 04, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

BenTherHppedThat, Apr 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

joemetric, Jul 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

sabitu, Jan 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

FadetoBock, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

lordofthewiens, Jun 14, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

NWer, Oct 03, 2011
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2.83/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

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.

Beaver13, Nov 09, 2013
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3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Swongler, Apr 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Jason, Apr 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

henryclay_, May 10, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

mctizzz, Aug 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

mikejonze, Feb 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

xdefeatsy, Jun 18, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Funky-Brewster, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of ehammond1
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

ehammond1, Mar 26, 2012
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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of tan head which slowly settle into a thin creamy layer. Leaves some good lacing.

Smell: A roasty and sweet dark malt driven aroma with big hints of chocolate, coffee, and toast. Dark roasted barley malt with upfront hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee beans, burnt toast, biscuit, nuts, milk, smoke, and yeast. Sweet hints of molasses and syrup. Hints of anise spice and leather. Dark fruit hints of raisin, dark cherry, prune, and fig. A very solid roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely dark and roasty malt forward taste with good notes of chocolate, coffee, smoke, and toast. Big presence of dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roast coffee, toast, biscuit, milk, vanilla, smoke, nuts, and yeast. Sweet notes of molasses and some syrup. Also some notes of leather, tobacco, and anise licorice. Dark fruit undertones with notes of cherry, raisin, prune, and fig. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and pretty drying on the finish. Some alcohol heat is felt.

Overall: A pretty good Imperial Stout. Good dark malt notes with a nice presence of smoke.

MattyG85, Sep 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Mantooth, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

doremite, Jan 06, 2014
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3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Sep 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

HoppySeb, Mar 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

kwkdmk, Jul 19, 2014
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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.