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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

650 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 650
Reviews: 152
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 20
Gots: 76 | 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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DocJitsu

California

4.43/5  rDev +12.2%

Pours an entirely opaque, very dark brown. This is as dark brown as it gets before becoming black. A gorgeous, foamy mocha colored head forms and lingers. Mild aromas of coffee with emerging light notes of both cherry and chocolate. It has a viscous, nearly chewy mouthfeel with some carbonation scrubbing mid to late. Flavors of toffee and dark chocolate balanced with some grassy hop that emerges in the middle. It finishes strong with coffee. No alcohol warmth. Weird for a 10 ABV. This is a nicely balanced stout and is quite drinkable. A very well crafted brew.

10-30-2012 03:59:15 | More by DocJitsu
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.18/5  rDev +5.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out almost completely black while pouring it. Once the liquid settles it's still black for the most part, dark to cola brown on the bottom and top edge areas. Coffee with a little milk colored head that comes up pretty strong. Sticks around awhile and has better than average lacing.

Smell is good, really good. Very robust and super roasty. Mild (earthy pine) hop presence with hints of dark fruit as well. Slight charred more sweet than bitter chocolate.

Taste is on par with the smell. Big on the roast again, plenty of roasted grains. The chocolate is present but there's a coffee flavor that presents itself stronger here. Sort of a not exactly a mocha/java type thing but sort of. Slight vanilla and some dark fruits present at the end. Sweet without being too overwhelming in any way. This is a really great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel is great. It's full bodied, smooth and a great carbonation level. More sweet than bitter but it's a good balance. Smooth for most of it with a nice bitter finish. No bite from the alcohol. Great drinkability, it's a nice sipper, but if your not careful it can be drank like any stout.

I'm digging this brewery even though I've only had a few beers from them, looking forward to more.

10-30-2012 00:14:49 | More by AndyAvalanche
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twelveinches

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

10-29-2012 05:48:16 | More by twelveinches
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.03/5  rDev +2%

11.2oz bottle from Bullocks (Marietta, GA). 6.99. No bottling info. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours jet black with a finger and a half biscotti tan head. Tiny sporadic chips of lace.

Smells of dark chocolate, roasty malts, figs and coffee.

Bold dark tastes. Dark chocolate covered dates, coffee, molasses, currants and a hint of piney hops towards the finish. Good smooth blend that only hints at it's 10% abv.

Fairly full creamy thick feel with moderate carbonation. Long bitter cocoa aftertaste.

I'm glad I revisited this one. Previously I'd only tried it in partnership with the Yang. It was excellent blended but this is quite worthy on it's own. Any stout fans that see this on a shelf should know that it's drinking quite well right now.

10-28-2012 03:41:09 | More by ThickNStout
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freedomlinux

New York

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

10-27-2012 17:33:34 | More by freedomlinux
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Pelicanrocks

United Kingdom (England)

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-23-2012 22:14:05 | More by Pelicanrocks
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

10-22-2012 23:08:03 | More by MrRockstar
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choover14

Ohio

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-15-2012 01:30:09 | More by choover14
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jsteel2

Maryland

4/5  rDev +1.3%

10-11-2012 15:30:26 | More by jsteel2
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-30-2012 13:57:10 | More by Daniellobo
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-26-2012 03:12:48 | More by t0rin0
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Exiled

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-22-2012 00:41:30 | More by Exiled
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sbanacho

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

09-21-2012 04:50:38 | More by sbanacho
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%

330ml bottle poured into tulip 14/9/12

A black with some dark cola at the edge, two fingers of brown foam fizzes out quickly and leaves zero lace

S lots of molasses and some chocolate fudge, some licorice and cold coffee and a slight booze sting on deep whiffs,

T booze is better concealed and the flavors a little richer, some mild smoke and charred wood and the hops are still noticeable, some chocolate covered raisins but not overly sweet

M silky and just enough carbonation too give it some life but it could use a little more but its not flat, has some weight too it but not that thick considering the color

O its good but not great, quite easy too drink for the strength but although a solid beer its missing something to put it into the upper class of big ass stouts

I liked it but I didn't love it, perhaps I had high expectations for this brewer but I still have a few to get blown away by. Perhaps some age would help its cause but a few more bubbles would help its cause too

09-15-2012 04:40:25 | More by wordemupg
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

4.38/5  rDev +10.9%

A - Pitch black, one finger mocha head, nice lacing.

S - Chocolate, olive, smoked malt, oats, earthy hops, tobacco, alcohol.

T - Black malt, dark chocolate, bitter hops, brown sugar, hint of ash, grains, alcohol.

M - Medium-full bodied, medium-low carbonation.

O - Very tasty, I love trying Evil Twin's stouts and darker beers, always interesting.

09-03-2012 14:12:41 | More by Rickythejeweler
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-28-2012 20:35:29 | More by TasteTester
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -10.6%

330ml bottle. Evil Twin jumps the English Channel to try their lot at Brewdog. Sure.

This beer pours a solid black, with slight reddish basal highlights, and two fingers of dense, puffy mild chocolate brown head, which settles steadily, leaving a nice rocky shoreline of painted lace around the glass.

It smells of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, astringent wood fiber, some green banana peel, a touch of thin soy sauce, and a whiff of floral, perfumed alcohol. The taste is sugary, lightly toasted grainy malt, a hefty dose of bittersweet baker's chocolate, some softer warm vanilla extract, more pithy, yet sharp woodiness, a bit of sour black cherry fruitiness, salty black licorice, and a further underlying edgy alcohol twinge.

The bubbles are very sedate, to the point of being soporific, the body a decently sturdy medium weight, the smoothness quite up in the air with all those astringent wood and liquor notes swirling about. It finishes sweet, but ever so tempered, that besotted 2x4 character still a big-ass fly in the ointment.

There seems to be the requisite malt weight, attitude, and alcohol integration here to really have a go at things, but unfortunately that edgy, raw barrel character (was this offering even actually shown the wood?) detracts from all things good just a wee bit too much. Evil Danish twin meets crazily sly Scot, and worlds collide, providing balance, if I'm to believe the label marketing babble. There is certainly a collision here, but more one of the rubber-necking sort, as I'm not grokking any real balance, sublime or otherwise.

08-28-2012 05:49:53 | More by biboergosum
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ILiveOffHops

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

08-26-2012 17:51:15 | More by ILiveOffHops
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tmars13

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -24.1%

08-21-2012 03:24:07 | More by tmars13
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hiphopj5

Colorado

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-19-2012 22:16:58 | More by hiphopj5
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adamdarcy

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

08-10-2012 02:46:46 | More by adamdarcy
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oberon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +1.3%

Poured into a snifter a deep deep dark chocolate brown with a thin deep beige head atop.Dark fruit dipped inalcohol,bitter chocolate,and faint wood smoke in the nose,the alcohol is big and sweet.The alcohol is a bit more restrained on the palate with dark fruit and chocolate being the main flavoring,again faint smokiness in the finish.After awhile it gets a little sticky but it's a solid imperial stout.

08-08-2012 19:44:29 | More by oberon
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djrn2

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +1.3%

08-05-2012 17:36:36 | More by djrn2
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.68/5  rDev -6.8%

Picked up a bottle of this over the border in New York.

Appearance is black in color with a short tan head. Its` nose hits with roasted malts, chocolate and wood. The taste has vanilla, more of the roasted malts, coffee. It is a fairly tasty beer, but not quite as good as I had hoped. Mouthfeel is medium, a sweetness lingers in the finish. A tasty, but pricey 12 oz bottle of beer. Worth trying, but likely would not buy again.

08-04-2012 02:40:59 | More by mltobin
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stakem

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -6.3%

Thanks to BA smoked for hooking me up with the yin and yang pair of bottles. Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a tulip the brew appears black in color with more than a finger of mocha head sitting atop. The cap slowly fades leaving spots and stringy lacing pattern on the glass. When held to the light, a bit of ruby clarity is seen around the edges.

The aromatics are quite roasty on this bugger. It displays a very rich and inviting char to chocolate quality that hints towards super strong espresso, earth, leather, tobacco and some dark fruited elements. Once the sweeter dark fruit gets inside your nostrils, it is hard to shake. Initially it was all about the bitter roasted grain and chocolate elements, but once that fruity quality takes hold, good night to everything else. As it warms up and the glass is swirled, even more dark fruit and a kiss of fusel alcohol emerges.

The flavor of this brew is perplexing at first. The roasty espresso and bitter unsweetened cocoa you might expect are missing in action. In it's place you find a bit of mineral element and solvent alcohol. As the palate becomes accustomed, a rich earthy roast quality emerges. Digging deeper, you get a bit of leathery quality mixed with tobacco and more earth. It has almost an ashy aspect about it with a very minor hint of dark fruits or molasses with the alcohol coming out towards the backend.

This is a medium to fuller bodied brew with a moderate amount of carbonation. It is roasty, bold and aggressive with the alcohol not hiding at all. The nose and the taste of this brew are seemingly polar opposites at times. It has a lasting oily hop character to it that keeps me thinking american black ale. Regardless, it isn't a bad brew it just isn't something I would return to considering the price.

08-02-2012 01:43:04 | More by stakem
Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 650 ratings.