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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

801 Ratings

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Ratings: 801
Reviews: 171
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 25
Gots: 121 | 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

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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%

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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
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.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.55/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours ebony with 3 fingers of mocha colored head. Nice lacing & good head retention

S: Coffee & smokeyness, fusel alcohol

T: Big time smokeyness, charcoal, woody dryness & a bit of chicory, faint booze heat & carob up front. Dryness & rough boozeyness, carob & a touch of pruneyness once warm, plus beechwood smokeyness. Finishes dry, smokey, with a bit of cocoa & coffee

MF: Oily, firm carbonation

A near respectable Imp Stout, not sure I'd buy it again. So far Evil Twin seems okay, but not flooring me

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.18/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Poured into a snifter.

3.5 A: Black color. One and a half fingers of frothy light brown head. Retention is okay given the ABV and plenty of lacing is left.

3.5 S: This really doesn't have a whole lot going on. It's surprising. Coffee, chocolate, and roastiness, but there just isn't a lot of power. That said, it doesn't smell bad. Indeed, it smells quite enticing, just needs some strength.

3.0 T: Taste is also a bit underwhelming. Coffee, roast, some caramel, and a touch of chocolate.

3.25 M: Heavier medium body. Good moderate carbonation. Lacking creaminess, but otherwise okay.

3.0 D: Underwhelming beer. Give it a try if you must.

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3.58/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Burley Oak snifter (best before 2015)

A: Pitch black with minimal mocha head. No lacing.

S: Sweet roasted malts.

T: It tastes like it would pair well with the Yin DIPA. It is just light enough to meld well with an IPA. However, the mouthfeel combined with the underwhelming flavors don't make for a great stout. The roasted malts are quite watery and thin and not very complex. Very one note.

M: Very smooth and just a tiny prickling of carbonation there. It starts to seem velvety and syrupy, but then it gets a bit watery. Very thin tasting.

O: Not a big fan of the taste but I got it on sale. I skipped on the Yang. Not a great stout and very underwhelming for the price.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 801 ratings.