Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by Thingus:
3.73/5 rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Live tasting, bottle into tulip...
Appearance; pours black, with a finger of lush brown head, retention is good and lacing hangs around for a bit, sticking to one spot in particular but is nothing spectacular... When held to light, beer appears opaque at the heart, with root beer colored edges...
Smell; smokey, roasty malts, hints of char and burned toast...
Taste; quite similar to the smell, smokey but not overly so, roasty malts, burned toast, hints of dark roasted coffee
Mouthfeel; Yin poured quite a bit thinner than I expected it to, with a good amount of carbonation for the style (although I'm not certain that I know what Taiji means, and I'm too lazy to look it up) it feels thin in the mouth, but seems to coat it fairly well given the long smooth finish...
Overall; this is a solid beer if a little one dimensional and that's where Yin loses points with me... I would like a little more going on in the flavor department and I know the potential is definitely there. Additionally, it wasn't quite as thick or full bodied as I had hoped and anticipated, hence the points loss in the mouthfeel department... I would certainly not mind checking out other vintages of this brew and definitely will keep my eyes on where Evil Twin is headed... I also would like to note that Yin is part of a Black and Tan, which I generally don't drink but would try sometime if I could find both Yin and Yang...
Serving type: bottle
01-14-2012 05:48:22 | More by Thingus
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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.