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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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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

03-03-2013 03:42:04 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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daledeee

Iowa

3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Still working on my Christmas presents.

Poured a dark brown/black with creamy tan head and good lacing.

Nose is quite strong with chocolate, fruit and hints of yeast.

Taste is much different. Taste is quite bitter with a smoky tinge. I mean this beer has malt bitterness to the max. It poured rather watery and the mouth feel comes across that way too. This is surprising due to the ABV. There is cocoa and espresso also.

I find this beer to be a slight disappointment, too bitter for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2013 23:18:06 | More by daledeee
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imperialking

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-21-2013 20:00:17 | More by imperialking
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match1112

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

02-16-2013 13:10:28 | More by match1112
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Tone

Missouri

4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, alcohol, slight liquor, roasted malt, hint of hops, slight bready yeast, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, alcohol, liquor, slight hops, hint of wood, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of bready yeast. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, great body, and great blend.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 14:02:25 | More by Tone
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acevenom

Louisiana

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

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours black with a thin, tan head that doesn't hang around for very long.. The beer is opaque with no light shining through the edges. The aroma is of dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, anise, and some alcohol. I also get some hops, which adds some piney scent. The taste is very roasty with piney hops, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and anise. The alcohol is there as well as some dark fruit notes. The body is full and thick with moderate carbonation. The finish leaves a roasty aftertaste. This is a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 22:11:06 | More by acevenom
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macrosmatic

Florida

4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had at the Independent. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into an oversized tulip glass.

A: Extremely dark brown, opaque, with a good-sized mocha brown head that fades slowly. Low visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate and coffee, booze and some oak in the background.

T: Sweet chocolate, some coffee, strong but not unpleasant booze, with tobacco, leather, and dark fruit in the background. Booze flavor at the hang.

M: Thick body, low carbonation sensation but average for the style. Alcohol noticeable but seems an integral part of the beer.

O: This is a pleasant, tasty beer. Thoroughly enjoyable, and I'll likely have another if I find it around.

Serving type: bottle

01-15-2013 00:05:19 | More by macrosmatic
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-14-2013 17:42:00 | More by Texasfan549
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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-14-2013 00:06:59 | More by kjkinsey
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CORKSCREWFISH

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-09-2013 03:27:37 | More by CORKSCREWFISH
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enelson

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

01-09-2013 03:02:57 | More by enelson
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popery

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-08-2013 19:04:24 | More by popery
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davek72

Iowa

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-02-2013 01:53:20 | More by davek72
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arash1000

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-27-2012 06:32:26 | More by arash1000
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

12-27-2012 04:50:47 | More by ejimhof
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Patrickbrusil

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-26-2012 12:53:58 | More by Patrickbrusil
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ngeunit1

California

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black, finger chocolate colored frothy head. Fades medium.

S - Roasted chocolate malts, coffee, molasses, dark fruits, black licorice, earthy and pine hops, and a bit of booze.

T - Dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, dark fruits, black licorice, molasses, earthy and pine hops, and some booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and syrupy with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Nicely balanced bold imperial stout. Good malt character.

Serving type: bottle

12-19-2012 06:05:48 | More by ngeunit1
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

12-16-2012 09:25:50 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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sholland119

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-13-2012 16:04:45 | More by sholland119
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aztraz

Sweden

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-23-2012 22:44:16 | More by aztraz
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

11-16-2012 20:04:09 | More by JustinMatthew
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sneaks2210

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-15-2012 03:07:36 | More by sneaks2210
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DoktorZee

Alberta (Canada)

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a snifter. No best before date on the bottle.

A - deep black in color, no light penetration whatsoever. Creamy one finger tan head resolves to a thin rim of head a lacing at the edge of the glass.

S - lots of the usual imperial stout elements: espresso, licorice and a hit of smoke after warming. One unexpected element is a slightly vegetal quality (green pepper).

T - rich and deep flavours starting with a slight bitterness that is quickly overtaken by a rich, creamy black coffee and licorice malt. It never gets sweet and the bitterness returns in an enduring finish. A very slight hint of smoke at the end of the flavour. Maybe even a slight acidity as well. Very dry finish.

M - full bodied with light carbonation to tickle the tongue. It doesn't get cloying or syrupy. Definitely some alcohol warming, but not boozy.

Overall a powerful and interesting Imperial Stout. Lots of muscle and power. Definitely worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 23:01:24 | More by DoktorZee
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jrenihan

Ontario (Canada)

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

Beer is black with a moderately-sized tan head. Yes, ladies and gentleman, it is an imperial stout. Head dissipates almost totally before very long, leaves some lace.

Nose has toffee and roast malt, along with wood. A bit surprising and not what I expected.

Taste contains toffee, roasted malts, some dark fruit. Wood. Toffee is the strongest flavour for me, a bit burnt.

Mouthfeel is thinner than I look for in an imperial stout, though obviously still a big beer. Moderate carbonation level.

Overall, pretty good, but a bit disappointing. The toffee-flavour doesn't totally work for me.

Serving type: bottle

11-09-2012 02:07:20 | More by jrenihan
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sneth019

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

11-06-2012 04:21:47 | More by sneth019
Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
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