1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

Not Rated.
Evil Twin YinEvil Twin Yin

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
89
very good

801 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 801
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 25
Gots: 122 | 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

No notes at this time.
View: Beers (103) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Evil Twin Yin Alström Bros
Ratings: 801 | Reviews: 171 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a tiny light brown colored head. The head fades very fast to leave a bit of thick and syrupy lace on the sides of the glass. You can tell just by swirling the beer in the snifter that this is going to be a thick and syrupy brew.

Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell with tons of sweeter more sugary aromas mixed within. There is a good showing of brown sugar, caramel, and molasses which is accompanied by some sweet vanilla and milk chocolate tastes. Some dark fruit aromas of fig and prune are there as well enhancing the sweetness even more and are joined by a hint of an almost coffee liquor aroma. A bit of wood and a decent showing of a burnt coffee smell are there as well, overall producing a nice dark, roasty, and sweet smell with just a hint of a warming booze.

Taste – The taste begins with a thick roasted malt flavor with a good showing of a sweet brown sugar and caramel taste. A vanilla flavor is present soon after the initial taste which grows in intensity as the taste advances. Along with, and complementing well, the increase in vanilla, comes a milk chocolate flavor. Only a light level of darker fruits come to the tongue, being almost entirely of a prune and cherry taste. A little bit of an espresso also joins the profile more toward the middle of the taste, adding just a hint of bitterness to the brew. Some light herbal and grassy tastes come to the tongue more toward the end as well, but these are quite light in comparison to the sweeter and roasted flavors of the brew only adding a touch more of bitterness. While some booze is present in the nose, there is very little detected on the tongue, and with a surge of milk chocolate coming at the very end of the taste, one is left a smoother roasted and sweet imperial stout flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thicker and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thick and syrupy feel is great for the big sweet and dark flavors of the brew and allows all the big flavors to coat the tongue and bath it in all the big flavors.

Overall – Being quite big on sweetness and with only a little alcohol taste, this brew is a dangerously and easy drinking 10 % abv stout. A rather tasty brew and one to try.

Photo of jpolet
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Washuffizi98
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Theniz
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of aklude
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of brittanylicious
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of heysuz
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of WckdVbz
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of EnojysAnyBeer
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Photo of bellbw
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of rogerdandy
4.04/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of SenorDragon
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ethanmc12
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of atrocity
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Tyecko
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of myuncle
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Photo of MattyG85
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.

Photo of Carl_R
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of BrahptimusPrime
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of socon67
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/23/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, raisin, plum, toast, dark bread, light char/smoke, herbal, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate earthy/piney hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light char/smoke, pine, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, light char, herbal, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; with a great roasted malt/hop bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of soulcougher
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of JDizzle
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.