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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

812 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 812
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 28
Gots: 125 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011

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Ratings: 812 | Reviews: 173
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look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.39/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful black color. Brown head.

Smells consistent with the best parts of the flavor.

Tastes... well... inconsistent. On the attack it's fairly light. On the midpalate its much more like a classic stout: malty. Quite bitter.

Lighter mouthfeel than I want in a big stout. Very creamy though - that aspect is nice.

Overall a good beer, but not a great one.

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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephens101
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A combustible black and tan head stands bubbly and firm. Smells of mincemeat, plum, black grape, cherry and sugar and portends a very rich beer. Tastes of dark and sweet chocolate with a welcomed hop undercurrent and mellow, dark fruits. Alcohol heat is deceivingly low.

Enjoyed.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Excellent stout. Well rounded highly recommend

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4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger tan foamy/creamy head that faded slowly and left excellent foamy lacing coating the sides and rings as it went down. A nice tan layer settled on top and stuck around most of the time.

Smells of dark chocolate, licorice, fresh ground coffee beans, molasses, cocoa powder, roasted grains, charcoal, Hershey’s Chocolate syrup, and a mild fruity sweetness. The chocolate and roast aromas are so dominant but yet work and complement each other with a lot more complexities then the initial whiff lets on; taking in the stout lets subtle notes of booze come through, a hint of citrus and then rich espresso. Signature Evil Twin imperial stout nose that is wonderful to inhale.

Tastes of dark chocolate bar, bitter bakers chocolate, fresh ground coffee beans, molasses, toffee, cocoa powder, roasted grains, charcoal or burnt wood, espresso, ashy notes, Hershey’s Chocolate syrup, mild booze, light smoke, grapefruit/citrus hops, fruity sweetness and an intense bitterness that is half burnt coffee and half piney hops. The light booze that comes through tastes like bourbon barrel aging, not offensive heat like a shot of 151 rum, and the roast notes are a bit sweet towards the end like the black part of campfire burnt marshmallow. A very nice mix of smoky, bitter, sweet and earthy, with the coffee and chocolate malts the center of attention. I really enjoy the Evil Twin flair and find their stouts to be some of the best on the planet.

Mouthfeel is smooth and watery, a tad bit on the thin side, with very mild carbonation, a medium chewy body and a nice bitter finish with lots of chocolate, roast and coffee sweetness that trails off semi-dry.

Another impressive stout from Evil Twin. This may not be the boldest from this brewery, but it was still very, very enjoyable and well above average.

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4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a brown 12oz bottle, bottled on 3/13/13, into a snifter. Initial temp. about 45F.

A - Poured very dark ruby-brown and looks black in the glass. The smallish head soon reduced to a partial coat and thick ring.that left spotty lacing behind. This is a decent looking stout.

S- Burnt toast; dark roasted grains and an odd floral element that (after tasting) seems to be from hops and alcohol. Off-putting at first, I mostly adjusted after a few sips. Still, the strange aroma led me to search (in vain) the label for hints of odd ingredients. High ABV is not hidden here.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma at first, particularly in being ignificantly sweet, but this fades quickly, eventually ending n a mildly bitter aftertaste. Only a little bit of burnt grain and char but plenty of dark roasted grain flavor. There's a modicum of boozy alcohol but the ABV is partly hidden, and a positive facotr, in tasting.

Feel: full and somewhat smooth with near medium carbonation noticeable alcohol.

Overall: an interesting and appropriately rich imperial stout. Improved with warming/adaptation.

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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.