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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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very good

785 Ratings

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Ratings: 785
Reviews: 167
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 24
Gots: 112 | FT: 7
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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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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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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of utopiajane
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Photo of lisahope27
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of Mark5252
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of Curloftheburl
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of yamar68
3.91/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of atone315
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of Philousa
2.96/5  rDev -25.1%
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
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
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%

Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 785 ratings.