Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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770 Ratings

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Ratings: 770
Reviews: 165
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 22
Gots: 101 | FT: 6
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011)
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Philousa
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of mxchap
4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep, dark brown. Dense dark brown head. Leaves a bit of lacing. [3.5]
Aroma: Esters, background of sweet chocolate, bitter roasted coffee, small amount of licorice, and a bit of smokiness [3.75]
Taste: coffee and peated malt upfront, only a bit of chocolate. Bit of fusel alcohols [4.25]
Feel: Thick and somewhat syrupy. Low carbonation. Well done [4.5]
Overall: A solid interpretation of the style. The smokiness is nice [4.0]

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of TwelveOunces
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- A beautiful black beer with a large brown head,

S- Roasty and very smokey like BBQ. A lot of burnt wood.

T- A massively smokey beer. The bold and lasting smoke flavor. A BBQ like flavor profile. The malt is very roasty with traces of chocolate and coffee. A dry aftertaste with lingering smoke. Dry but a good bitter balance.

M- Bold flavor with bold feel. Well balanced and well rounded.

O- If you like a strong smokey flavor, this is the stout for you.

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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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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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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%

Photo of Brenden
4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black, with a pretty viscous-looking thickness to it, this beer certainly looks big. A light-medium brown head grows to right about one finger tall, showing some staying power and some good stick as well.
While roasty, the aroma isn't heavy on it. Instead, alongside the soft roasty note comes a touch of sweet cocoa and toast with a hint of something like a metallic note, but not an off-putting one. There's a gentle smokiness in with a toffee-like sweetness, and the toasty note is of darker breads. A light touch of citrus hops add more balance.
The taste is mostly the same, sweet but not too sweet and nutty with a touch of smoky char and woods.
The body is full, though not as huge as I would expect from the look of it or the depth. It's still hearty and thick.

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of justintcoons
3.2/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pitch black with 3 fingers of loose, brown head that dissipates quickly. Tiny bit of light penetration along the edges.

Espresso, charcoal, dark chocolate, dark fruits and a little booze.

Deeply roasted barley and charcoal. Light notes of espresso and dark chocolate. Earthy and roasty with a bitter, piney finish. A little bit boozy.

Medium bodied, smooth, creamy and dry.

A good beer but it seems to be lacking depth. Perhaps a tad too bitter for my liking.

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3.95/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

8oz pour from a bottle into a tulip
Bottled on: 3/13/13

A: Pours an opaque jet black with 1 fingers width of mocha colored head. Head dissipates fairly quickly and leaves only the faintest spots of lacing.

S: Huge leather notes, followed by tobacco. Char, roasted malts, stale burnt coffee, burnt toast. Not my favorite IS aroma profile, but well done and very strong nose.

T: Follows the nose with leather and tobacco coming out in full force. I also get roasted malt, char, subtle notes of dark fruit sweetness, burnt coffee, hints of piney hop bitterness, a touch of booze towards the end of glass.

M/D: Full bodied, but would benefit from being thicker. Carbonation on the higher end of the spectrum for the style. ABV is well restrained, and drinkability is moderate.

O: Overall, good not great, but well above average. Evil Twin really has an impressive lineup of Imperial Stouts. They make many others that I prefer to this one (IBB, Even More Jesus, Minigrowler), but I would definitely drink this again in the future.

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4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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