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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

770 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 770
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 22
Gots: 100 | FT: 7
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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Photo of schoolboy
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought the Yin and Yang to try together. I tried the Yang, and now the Yin. I prefer the Yin. Next I will mix them.

The Yin is a deep rich stout so it's black and not terribly aromatic (especially after the Yang). It has a ton of flavors going on. This is the kind of stout I usually like to age, but it is good now. Lots of roasty flavors In the malt. Not much hops showing through. The aftertaste is sublime. I prefer this to the Yang, but both are very good.

So now together - they seem to have lost quite a bit of edge but gained complexity. The aroma is great, but the taste is bewilderingly complex. I like it and would recommend this big time. I was skeptical, but it proved to be a first rate blend.

Keep in mind, drinking these is like doing shots. Very strong stuff.

Photo of Rosquin
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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

Starts with good beige head, but it settles to rim bubbles. Leaves a combination of ring and stringy lace. The brew is deep, dark brown where no light shines through.

Dried powered cocoa is the first impression from the smell. A bit chalky.

Starts off thin and non-descript. But holding the liquid in the mouth is like fireworks--one starts with the anticipation but must wait for the explosions. When the flavor kicks in, it's quite strong. I note chocolate milk with a peppery bitterness. Dark burnt malts are the strongest flavors. Rather a classical Imperial Stout without the strong alcohol under current.

Photo of ErinnA
4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of vfgccp
3.76/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

A - Thick black body, light mocha head. Great lace, nice retention.

S - Light roast, malted milk balls, toast. Touch of molasses.

T - Nice roast character. Molasses, burnt toast, touch of cream, leather, dry cocoa nibs, soft booze.

M - Medium-full frame. Nice creaminess, but a shade light.

O - Not bad. Drinks a little like a milk stout. Could use a little more body.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of OtherShoe2
3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours thick jet black with a tan head. The head reduces to a skim, and leaves sticky, splashy lace. The carbonation is evident, as you get these small clumps of foam rising to the top even when the head from the initial pour is gone.

Dark roasted malt, molasses, bruised dark stone fruit, some charred elements.

Rich deep malt, with charcoal and prune, some molasses. A touch of acid, and a little cream. Bitterness emerges but does not overpower or even offset the malt. Finishes with deep malt notes and moderate charcoal bitterness. Very very good, but a little out of balance.

Thick and rich, with a little acidic tingle.

Overall, this is very good brew. Not over hopped, and the malt is just right. Texture and flavor work well together.

Photo of rorjets
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 770 ratings.