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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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very good

767 Ratings

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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 22
Gots: 97 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
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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 jpro
3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz single bottle (Bottled 3.13.13) from CBX - poured into a Mikkeller tulip glass...

A: black, with a frothy, 2-finger head of mocha suds; no lace.

S: black malt; roasty char; sweet; a touch smoky.

T: deep, roasted malt flavor; some vinous notes; a hint of alcohol and licorice on the end.

M: medium-bodied; higher carbonation; quite bitter.

O: a pretty good imperial stout... not quite as complex as some... feel is a touch thin.... bitter. Tasty, though.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pitch black in the glass, dark head of dark sea foam (big-as-ya-want-it)

S: dark, roasty malts hint at espresso and cocoa nibs; subtle suggestions of anise and herbs

T: deep and roasty dark malts and bittersweet dark chocolate dominate the palate - layers of dry, chalky cocoa powder and cold, semi-sweet espresso coffee; very mellow and understated

M: smooth, full-bodied, coating, roasty aftertaste; dry finish

O: a very nice Imperial stout - lots of roasted dark malt flavors (if you couldn't tell) typical of the style - nice from start to finish

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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

Pours black with a bit of purple hue like an eggplant color. Thick, frothy, creamy head of mocha colored foam with good retention and some lacing. Alcohol legs and the head fell off slowly and to a tallish ring around the glass that reminded me of seafoam. Nose is bittersweet with chocolate and bold espresso. Roasted toffee and dark fruit that's a little ominous. Plum. A hint of cola that doesn't translate into the drink and a wet smell like damp earth. Taste is smooth. A touch of booze and a creamy milk chocolate with plenty of coffee and burned toast. Some smoke, char a little roasty and some bitter. There's a mild hint of vanilla and a dry malty finish. Medium body and medium carbonation.

This is an impressive stout that does not lean toward the overly sweet. As milky and creamy as the chocolate is, the drink is strong and clean. The char is not over powering and together with the small bitter makes this a spirited stout that dares to be amenable and vast. Spirited and well turned out.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

6 week old bottled poured into a dimple mug. Near black body capped with a persistent finger of medium brown head - great lace, some subtle booze legs.

Chocolate chip cookie, mild roast, creamy milk chocolate... nothing here indicates that this would clock in at 10%. Smooth, pretty mellow.

Some chalky bitterness stemming from the roast... fudge and licorice... not as smooth and easy-drinking as the nose would suggest.

I tossed in a handful of puppy chow halfway through the glass. Best decision I made today.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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2.9/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

Pours and abysmal black, no light escapes it. The dark tan head is whispy in places and foamy in others. More head than I thought possible in a 10% beer. Aroma is slightly lactic with lots of dark chocolate and dark coffee. There is also some mealy nuttiness, like walnut, with a slight sweet nut like pecan. Burnt toast wholly sums up this flavor profile. It is bitter and unyielding in its impression on the tongue. The roasted malts feel too roasted for this drinker. I suppose I get some green, chlorophyll flavors at the end, but is definitely masked by the aforementioned flavor. The feel is surprisingly light and the finish slightly dry.

Wouldn't try again, but it isn't bad.

Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.