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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

628 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 628
Reviews: 149
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 17
Gots: 69 | 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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BMMillsy

Florida

4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2/13/13. Pours deep black with big creamy brown head. Roasted grains on the nose and a bit of earthy coffee. Flavor is huge roasted malt with some coffee and very bittersweet chocolate. A nice balance of bitterness. Thick and creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation. This should be talked about more. Excellent impy.

Serving type: bottle

10-13-2013 02:57:25 | More by BMMillsy
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scottwurst

Illinois

3/5  rDev -24.1%

10-11-2013 16:46:07 | More by scottwurst
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-10-2013 02:01:50 | More by IrishColonial
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jpd7374

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-09-2013 22:56:16 | More by jpd7374
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Ajlvt

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-09-2013 04:36:44 | More by Ajlvt
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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

I picked this up at State Line, enjoyed chilled in a snifter.

The color is beautiful ebony with opaque look like an 8ball with thick fluffy medium tan cap which settles to a compact ring of beads with snake-like lace rings. The smell is great-very cocoa-like with a dark cacao bitter scent with mild alcohol and light sweet woody aroma and mild hint of pepper. The feel is very good with malt body yet a bit bitter both from malt and hops with moderate carbonation and semi strong alcohol in the feel with some spiciness and mild drying in the finish.

The taste is very hoppy at first with more of a malt flavor emerging toward the middle -lots fo bittersweet dark chocolate and mild spice with a woody accent and some subtle sweet dried fruit and light pepper in the middle with a warming of alcohol leading to a dry woodiness with the warmth lingering after the beer is swallowed. a full on intense stout that is both corpulent in the malt and dry enough to be drinkable with the alcohol a little high but this could be a good candidate for cellaring - I recommend this to those who like a strong stout that isn't shy.

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2013 00:40:42 | More by Slatetank
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punisher1

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-08-2013 00:23:42 | More by punisher1
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jakea

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-07-2013 03:32:17 | More by jakea
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ONUMello

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, bottled 3/13/13 (in CT, not imported) poured into a pint glass
A: Pitch black, and even a slow pour results in a 2+ finger latte-colored head that is very slow to settle
S: Smoke, beef jerky, espresso & roasted malt. Complex, aromatically I really enjoy this
T: Smoky, a bit bitter, mostly roasted malt with coffee beans & black licorice towards the finish
M: Full-bodied with some bitterness, smooth but with a bit of bite
O: Nice beer though I think it could be better if the alcohol were a bit lower. Paired quite well with smoked cheddar. I tried the Black & Tan with the Yang but I think the beers are better on their own

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2013 15:03:05 | More by ONUMello
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Chugger

New York

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-04-2013 17:37:32 | More by Chugger
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SwG237

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-04-2013 13:29:12 | More by SwG237
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DustinSWB

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-29-2013 15:26:32 | More by DustinSWB
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jpd026

New York

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

09-27-2013 00:01:13 | More by jpd026
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BurgeoningBrewhead

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into snifter; jet black with a moderate brown head that fades quickly into an appreciable ring of foam that leaves lovely lacing.
Smell is metallic roasted malt, coffee, dark bitter chocolate, and some sweeter softer scents of caramelized sugar, toffee and milk chocolate. No booze in the nose at all.
Taste is dark roasted malt with lots of coffee and baking chocolate flavor, followed by some passing hints of milk chocolate and dark fruit before it disappears with a slight puff of alcohol warmth.
Mouthfeel does seem a bit thin for an imperial stout, especially one that is 10%.
Overall though, it's a great imperial stout. Not super-complex but very drinkable and tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-26-2013 03:58:24 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
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hardrock

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-24-2013 01:35:08 | More by hardrock
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ubenumber2

Arkansas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-22-2013 02:21:06 | More by ubenumber2
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keithmurray

New York

4.29/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - dark brown, almost black colour with dark tan head

Smell - dark chocolate, expresso, black licorice, chocolate brownie

Taste - dark chocolate, expresso, roasted malts, roasted coffee bean

Mouthfeel - medium level of carbonation, medium bodied but comes in a tad thin for the style, but the flavors and the balance make up for the lack of body, flavors linger for quite a while in the finish, booze is imperceptible

Overall - this is a very nice Imperial stout, the only drawback is the body is a tad thin, but otherwise worth a shot

Price Point - $3.75/12oz single

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2013 21:14:30 | More by keithmurray
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hulchris

Greece

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-21-2013 16:44:44 | More by hulchris
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Gschaf

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

09-19-2013 16:23:53 | More by Gschaf
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neckbracesub

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-19-2013 14:18:05 | More by neckbracesub
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BlurryVisi0n

New York

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

Served in a snifter glass.

Appearance: Thick jet black with its natural brown tint, medium bubbles on the body. Head is an average tab color maybe 1/3" off the body settling rather quick after one sip.

Smell: Coffee almost espresso like with a hit of burnt sugar.

Taste: Like it smells...it tastes, just much more robust. Bitter black coffee with a touch of molasses. Raw bitter and heavy malts, very easy to like.

Mouth: Medium carbonationcoming off a slight dry bitter finish that I can see many different outcomes depending on the drinker.

Overall: Well above average, I was expecting less considering my experience with "Yang". This beer I would and will buy again. It is a slight pricey consider how much a four pack goes for but try one just for kicks. Salud!

Serving type: bottle

09-18-2013 00:35:58 | More by BlurryVisi0n
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Bilco

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-17-2013 16:31:42 | More by Bilco
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Heretic42

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-16-2013 16:27:58 | More by Heretic42
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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

Pours a dark oily blackish brown with a khaki colored head. Aroma of chocolate malt and black coffee. In the flavor, very dark and toasty, nice coffee, molasses and charcoal notes. Mild earthy hops with a solid bitterness. Full bodied, smooth and creamy. Overall, a very nice stout.

Serving type: on-tap

09-14-2013 19:31:21 | More by Stinkypuss
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-14-2013 04:50:38 | More by johnnyboy76
Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
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