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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

680 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 23
Gots: 81 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

letshaveanother, Mar 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

Brinks, Mar 14, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 8/26/14

A bit of age may have helped this beer.
Poured in a MOA snifter, the color was pitch black-brown with very little head.

Aroma: heavy roast, smoke, leather.

Mouth feel: pleasantly carbonated, not over-the-top- which works well
for this beer.

Taste: highly complex. heavy roast-but not overdone. Smoky with warming.

Finish- crisp, no bitterness- maltiness and roasts.

Overall, an excellent beer. I enjoyed the heavy, smoky, roasted malts, which were not overdone.
The finish adds to the taste- it's relatively smooth and counterbalances the heaviness of the roasted taste.

brureview, Mar 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

swierczt, Mar 11, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

jupiterl, Mar 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +26.6%

ejane, Mar 10, 2014
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4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Picked up a single for $3.59 which was quite a deal since these beers usually run 5-6 bucks. Into a goblet.

A - Quite possibly the darkest stout I have had for a while! Even the head is such a deep shade of brown and I am even more impressed with the carbonation giving me well over an inch of foam that never quits.
S - Musty roasts, leather, and black strap molasses highlight which is usually bad but it smells so... balanced. Hopefully it has sweeter malts or this may have been a bad purchase.
T - Well I am hit with the smells which are mild but bite the palate in the finish. Leather and molasses with touches of star anise are everything I hate in big stouts but this is truly done so well I am baffled. Very aggressive bitter finish though makes this a sipper and maybe some dark chocolates. It's very complex.
M - Very syrup like its is a deep complex stout so it is heavy in body.

Overall this is a great example of a stout with heavy flavors. Worth trying.

DrDemento456, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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

Sampling right now on 3/3/14. Date of brewing :10/23/13. From the Eviltwin Brewing Company, Stratford, Connecticut and in a 12 ounce bottle. Single bottle for $6.99 chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured into a pilsner flute glass.

Pours a jet black in color with a very thin beige head that lasts the whole time. A good amount of lacing is seen with each sip. The aroma is of dark roasted malts with a light hint of smoke. The taste is the about same with the 'black coffee' taste right up front followed by the roasted malts with a very light hint of smoke for the finish. Just a slight bitterness aftertaste. This ones a 'sipper' and not a 'clugger' type of brew.

BeerWithMike, Mar 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Light on the nose, but perfect on the taste. Very toasty and even slightly smoky. Typical vanilla and cocoa nib notes.

No heat for a 10.0%abv noticed. As it warms up, the same. Only more smoke comes out of it.

Mouthfeel is a perfect stout.

Should've got yang too to see what kind of concoction would've been created.

leobageo, Feb 27, 2014
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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.