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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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very good

678 Ratings

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Ratings: 678
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 22
Gots: 81 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
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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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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

DoctorB2B, Nov 19, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

osant37, May 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

FTowne, Apr 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

JohnathanColeman, May 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

swierczt, Mar 11, 2014
4.45/5  rDev +12.7%

On-tap. Snifter glass. Enjoyed on dec´11. Dark brown in color. Crown is beige in color, creamy & leaves copious rings & collars on sides. Toasted & roasted malts, with chocolate touch to he nose. Intense cocoa upfront the gentle toasted malt sweetness. Dry nuts & kind bitterness in the middle. Full body, moderate carbonation. Notes of molasses & dark fruits into the finish with dry bitterness. Well balanced flavors. Great Beer !!

GONZALOYANNA, Apr 29, 2012
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4.45/5  rDev +12.7%

A: pitch black, dark cocoa head, good retention, no light passage

S: huge dry bitter chocolate, some mellow sweetness shows up against the roast, very nice

T: sweet malts , chocolate, tons of bitter roast all the way through, notes of coffee as well. This imperial stout leans more to the roasted side than sweet which I like

Mf: nice big body, mellow carbonation, smooth texture

O: very nice imperial stout, lots of flavor, worth a try

homebrew311, May 30, 2011
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4.44/5  rDev +12.4%

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, alcohol, slight liquor, roasted malt, hint of hops, slight bready yeast, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, alcohol, liquor, slight hops, hint of wood, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of bready yeast. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, great body, and great blend.

Tone, Feb 07, 2013
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4.44/5  rDev +12.4%

Poured into a chalice.

A wonderful imperial stout with no adjuncts (i.e. chocolate, coffee, etc.). Definitely opens up as it warms for better aromas and tastes. Not enough stouts like this and the beer gets bonus points for it. 4.5

A – Pours an opaque black/reddish brown with a half-finger brown head that dissipates quickly, but retains a thin film. Average lacing. 4.25

S – Roasted malts, faint chocolate, some flora sweetness and a bit of alcohol. 4.5

T – Burnt/charred is up front, but not in a bad way. Roasted malts, coffee, licorice, bitterness but not overwhelming. 4.5

MF – Smooth start with a dry finish. Medium bodied. 4

Sludgeman, Dec 16, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

Pours an entirely opaque, very dark brown. This is as dark brown as it gets before becoming black. A gorgeous, foamy mocha colored head forms and lingers. Mild aromas of coffee with emerging light notes of both cherry and chocolate. It has a viscous, nearly chewy mouthfeel with some carbonation scrubbing mid to late. Flavors of toffee and dark chocolate balanced with some grassy hop that emerges in the middle. It finishes strong with coffee. No alcohol warmth. Weird for a 10 ABV. This is a nicely balanced stout and is quite drinkable. A very well crafted brew.

DocJitsu, Oct 30, 2012
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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

Poured into 13 oz tulip glass. Pours a midnight black, with a nice inch of thin mocha head, little lacing. Smell is of roasted malts, Expresso, some smoke, and bakers chocolate. Taste all of that with a touch of alcohol in the finish. Body is thinner then my favorites, but doesn't hold it back much. Plenty of life, with a fairly easy drinkability for it's ABV. I really love the flavor on this beer, wish it was a little chewier. Nice stout.

SawDog505, Nov 01, 2011
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4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

Strong, oily aroma is smoky with nutty and roast coffee tones, very tempting. It pours black as midnight with a thick, fine-bubbled, dark tan head - most appetizing. Smoky flavor fills the mouth with roast coffee, licorice, unsweet chocolate, nuts and a hint of oak. Texture is silky smooth, on the thick side, and subtly fizzy, but the tingle that it leaves behind on the lips and tongue persists for a while. Recommended!

Cyberkedi, May 29, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +11.4%

Bottled. Pours opaque black with a brown glow and an averege sized, frothy to creamy, beige head. Excellent lacings. Nose of roasted malt, caramel and coffee. Sweet flavour with roasted malt, coffee and licorice notes. Full bodied. Oily texture.Flat carbonation Ends up with some bitterness too.. An excellent brew.

HotHabanero, Aug 26, 2011
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4.39/5  rDev +11.1%

Reviewed from notes. Had at the Independent. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into an oversized tulip glass.

A: Extremely dark brown, opaque, with a good-sized mocha brown head that fades slowly. Low visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate and coffee, booze and some oak in the background.

T: Sweet chocolate, some coffee, strong but not unpleasant booze, with tobacco, leather, and dark fruit in the background. Booze flavor at the hang.

M: Thick body, low carbonation sensation but average for the style. Alcohol noticeable but seems an integral part of the beer.

O: This is a pleasant, tasty beer. Thoroughly enjoyable, and I'll likely have another if I find it around.

macrosmatic, Jan 15, 2013
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4.39/5  rDev +11.1%

I bought the Yin and Yang to try together. I tried the Yang, and now the Yin. I prefer the Yin. Next I will mix them.

The Yin is a deep rich stout so it's black and not terribly aromatic (especially after the Yang). It has a ton of flavors going on. This is the kind of stout I usually like to age, but it is good now. Lots of roasty flavors In the malt. Not much hops showing through. The aftertaste is sublime. I prefer this to the Yang, but both are very good.

So now together - they seem to have lost quite a bit of edge but gained complexity. The aroma is great, but the taste is bewilderingly complex. I like it and would recommend this big time. I was skeptical, but it proved to be a first rate blend.

Keep in mind, drinking these is like doing shots. Very strong stuff.

schoolboy, Sep 07, 2013
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4.38/5  rDev +10.9%

A - Pitch black, one finger mocha head, nice lacing.

S - Chocolate, olive, smoked malt, oats, earthy hops, tobacco, alcohol.

T - Black malt, dark chocolate, bitter hops, brown sugar, hint of ash, grains, alcohol.

M - Medium-full bodied, medium-low carbonation.

O - Very tasty, I love trying Evil Twin's stouts and darker beers, always interesting.

Rickythejeweler, Sep 03, 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
Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 678 ratings.