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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin YinEvil Twin Yin

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very good

810 Ratings

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Ratings: 810
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 28
Gots: 124 | 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

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Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011

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Ratings: 810 | Reviews: 173
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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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

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

Taste - dark chocolate, espresso, 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

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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
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