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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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very good

738 Ratings

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Ratings: 738
Reviews: 162
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 22
Gots: 95 | FT: 8
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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2/5  rDev -49.4%

chippo33, Dec 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -49.4%

amalburg, May 05, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

mctizzz, Aug 17, 2013
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2.78/5  rDev -29.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Got this one at De Bierkoning in Amsterdam.

From a bottle into a snifter.

Note: Meant to be mixed with Yang. Tried them separately first.

APPEARANCE: A black pour yields a 1+ finger, medium looking, dark tan head with very good retention. Black body with virtually no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. Splotchy wisp remains until the end and leaves some nice lacing down the glass. Good looking.

SMELL: Some roasted notes with cocoa powder, sweet cream and some leather notes. Some rubbing alcohol in there as well, which isn’t all that great. Medium strength.

TASTE: Roasted and boozy base with cocoa powder and some sweet cream up front. Some more cough syrup comes through at the swallow, which is not as bad as the Yang variant DIPA earlier. Big aftertaste of roasted notes, bitter chocolate, cough medicine and alcohol is very persistent and a bit tough. Cough syrup is still to present to be enjoyable.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down fine with only a slight bite and finishes slightly sticky. Fine, and certainly less harsh than the Yang DIPA.

OVERALL: This was more enjoyable than Yang, but that’s not saying much. This stout looked pretty good and felt alright, but the nose and taste were plagued by a touch of that medicinal qualities that ruined Yang. Pretty lousy really; this pair of brews were definitely not worth it. Let’s hope they blend better.

EDIT: Mixed was actually pretty good. The hoppy nose from the DIPA still came through, which was probably the best part of the experience, and the cough syrup flavors were much more restrained. If I had to drink Yin and Yang again, I'd definitely mix them.

Jeffo, Oct 26, 2011
Photo of Beaver13
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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2.9/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours and abysmal black, no light escapes it. The dark tan head is whispy in places and foamy in others. More head than I thought possible in a 10% beer. Aroma is slightly lactic with lots of dark chocolate and dark coffee. There is also some mealy nuttiness, like walnut, with a slight sweet nut like pecan. Burnt toast wholly sums up this flavor profile. It is bitter and unyielding in its impression on the tongue. The roasted malts feel too roasted for this drinker. I suppose I get some green, chlorophyll flavors at the end, but is definitely masked by the aforementioned flavor. The feel is surprisingly light and the finish slightly dry.

Wouldn't try again, but it isn't bad.

Philousa, Jun 18, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

MADPolo, May 07, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

GRG1313, Dec 10, 2011
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Beestin, Apr 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

JordanPP, May 05, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

tclapper, Dec 21, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

pavpav12, Jun 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

BrewtalHonesty, Mar 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

beagle75, Aug 02, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

ejimhof, Dec 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

dannytz, Dec 30, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

yaksurf, Nov 14, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

jophish17, Dec 23, 2011
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Rekrule, Aug 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

JustinMatthew, Nov 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

AdmiralOzone, Jul 11, 2014
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

Alex5, Dec 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -24.1%

scottwurst, Oct 11, 2013
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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
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