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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

627 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 17
Gots: 68 | 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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bernat1971

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-09-2014 16:50:22 | More by bernat1971
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CalgaryFMC

Alberta (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

And now for the dark half ... Or side. Whatever. After the boozy bitterness of Yang, this is a welcome foray into the world of roasted smoky malts, well-rounded sweetness, and an ABV that is near-perfectly concealed. Perhaps this very contrast is why this tandem is supposed to form the ultimate black and tan. I shall have to try this melding. For now, Yin alone features what might be the darkest head I've ever seen on a beer to date, a cacao brown rich froth that starts large and looming but quickly tones down. We get an opaque brownish black brew releasing a potent aroma of dark chocolate, espresso roast coffee, and a subtle dark fruit (raisin) top note. Well-attenuated semi-thin and ultra smooth mouthfeel like Yang, the palate features the same elements as the nose but with an added smokiness that becomes more pronounced in the dryish roasted finish. Fairly tame carbonation. Emergent grape juice, licorice drop, and caramel flavors build along with the smoke, and its only near the end of a tulip glass that the booze starts to twinkle through. I appreciate more of a syrupy mouthfeel in these high caliber stouts but by and large this hits the sweet spot.

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:45:55 | More by CalgaryFMC
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dleiner

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-05-2014 16:52:53 | More by dleiner
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

04-05-2014 04:40:56 | More by schnarr84
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Fantalek

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

04-04-2014 14:23:06 | More by Fantalek
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masterofsparks

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

04-04-2014 13:34:51 | More by masterofsparks
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Rbroccoli

Alabama

4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Very opaque. Seems to be a dark black color, but tasting in a dimmer room, so it's hard to tell the exact color. Dark tan head, about 1/2 finger. dissipates somewhat quickly. Almost no lacing.

S: Somewhat boozy, but not overwhelming. Woody, smokey.

T: Cold: Smokey/Sweet. Light malts with some smoked wood flavors coming through. Warm: Fresh espresso bean and subtle fruitiness accompany a high percentage dark chocolate (Think ~92%) flavor lingering on the palate. The dark chocolate flavor builds up while the espresso flavor remains as I drink, a pleasing booziness breaks through, reminiscent of a well crafted bourbon. It warms extremely well. Actually, I would almost rather drink the entire drink at room temperature.

M: In between, leaning more toward the viscous end. Ideal carbonation. Lingers on palate to modify the pleasant aftertaste.

O: While the smell is not extremely complex, that is the least important factor in my opinion. This is a fantastic Imperial Stout-- my first experience with Evil Twin, and it definitely lives up to my expectations. You need to try this if you haven't. It's one of the best I've had.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 05:38:50 | More by Rbroccoli
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Rick778

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-30-2014 03:59:12 | More by Rick778
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GMUPatriot_inKansas

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-29-2014 01:32:05 | More by GMUPatriot_inKansas
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-28-2014 19:27:12 | More by HoppySeb
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zeff80

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-28-2014 14:43:53 | More by zeff80
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afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-28-2014 01:58:58 | More by afsdan
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lighthabit

Oregon

3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

pours like thin, dark molasses - viscosity is apparent from the get-go, and dark as all get out. smell is a bit weak, but shows coffee/chocolate - not the sweet chocolate so many have - a dark chocolate. taste has dark coffee, more dark choc but not the cocoa i see in some, just really dark chocolate, hint of smoke. very nice taste, i like this a lot. nose is lacking compared to taste. mouth feel is thick, super smooth, except carbonation is a bit more prickly than i want in this style, which kinda brings the smoothness down a bit (hint - be patient, give it 10-15 minutes, it gets better). not terribly complicated, but very enjoyable. if it had some currants hiding in there it'd be about perfect

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 06:40:17 | More by lighthabit
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BrewtalHonesty

Michigan

3/5  rDev -24.1%

03-25-2014 11:02:15 | More by BrewtalHonesty
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aProtagonist

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-24-2014 15:13:55 | More by aProtagonist
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Poupae

Thailand

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-23-2014 05:48:48 | More by Poupae
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Chuck_25

Kansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-23-2014 02:22:38 | More by Chuck_25
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Furlinator

California

3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 10/23/13.

Pours opaque black with a 1/2 inch tan head that quickly disappears completely and leaves faint spotty lace.

Smell is very subdued and is of earthy, almost herbal bitter hops with a faint hint of cocoa.

Taste is of dark fruit and roasted malt up front with hop bitterness on the finish.

Texture is medium bodied with medium carbonation.

A decent imperial stout. Slightly more hop presence in the flavor than most examples of this style. Aromas are somewhat muted.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 01:23:06 | More by Furlinator
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KevinL

Michigan

4/5  rDev +1.3%

03-20-2014 23:26:50 | More by KevinL
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BeerPunk1312

New York

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

03-17-2014 23:05:42 | More by BeerPunk1312
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smlmeyer

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-17-2014 21:13:36 | More by smlmeyer
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

03-17-2014 00:56:05 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

03-15-2014 18:35:00 | More by 510a
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Jaysmittyland

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-15-2014 03:40:29 | More by Jaysmittyland
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Schulte30

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

03-15-2014 03:40:19 | More by Schulte30
Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.