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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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very good

708 Ratings

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Ratings: 708
Reviews: 156
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 23
Gots: 92 | FT: 8
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 Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

Nage37, Mar 26, 2013
Photo of artoolemomo
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance- This pours up a boisterous chocolate milk head that looks like its going to take some time to recede. The body is a very dark and opaque chocolate brown such that it is pretty much brown. Much of the foam is composed of large bubbles and a good amount of lacing is being left behind.

Nose- This starts of with a sour smell of cherry and yeast which moves into chocolate, raisins, figs, and wood. This is a very tasty smelling brew. The aroma is quite powerful and really invites one into tasting the beer. There is also some coffee in their as well.

Taste- Bitterness with a slight sour taste are what appear. Lots of woodiness, coffee, and earwax. Very dark chocolate with very sour raisins and brown sugar. The alcohol makes itself known but not in a bad way. It's pretty typical of an imperial stout. It may be a little too bitter as some reviewers have complained but so far I haven't noted anything really offensive or absolutely amazing. It probably needs a little more time to open up.

Mouthfeel- It has a heavy body with some creaminess. Texturally, this a very good beer. The carbonation is at the right amount and the body is right where it should be for this type of beer.

Drinkability- It maybe a good thing that this one is a little bitter because at 10% it is very drinkable. The bitterness that other reviewers have complained about is pretty standard for this type of beer. Don't see it as a problem at all.

Overall- This is a good to very good beer. I've had far better imperial stouts but this is a solid beer. At a price of 8 bucks of 11.2 ounces, I probably won't buy this again. There are better stouts (which are just as alcoholic) that are better. I give it a B+.

artoolemomo, Mar 25, 2013
Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Sparky44, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of chrisrose30
4/5  rDev +1.3%

chrisrose30, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of cyrushire
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

cyrushire, Mar 20, 2013
Photo of Japple
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Japple, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Mar 03, 2013
Photo of daledeee
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Still working on my Christmas presents.

Poured a dark brown/black with creamy tan head and good lacing.

Nose is quite strong with chocolate, fruit and hints of yeast.

Taste is much different. Taste is quite bitter with a smoky tinge. I mean this beer has malt bitterness to the max. It poured rather watery and the mouth feel comes across that way too. This is surprising due to the ABV. There is cocoa and espresso also.

I find this beer to be a slight disappointment, too bitter for me.

daledeee, Feb 26, 2013
Photo of imperialking
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

imperialking, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of match1112
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

match1112, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Tone
4.44/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and good lacing. Smells of sweet malt, alcohol, slight liquor, roasted malt, hint of hops, slight bready yeast, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of wood. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is smooth and creamy, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of roasted malt, sweet malt, alcohol, liquor, slight hops, hint of wood, hint of dark citrus, and a hint of bready yeast. Overall, decent appearance, good aroma, great body, and great blend.

Tone, Feb 07, 2013
Photo of acevenom
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip glass. Pours black with a thin, tan head that doesn't hang around for very long.. The beer is opaque with no light shining through the edges. The aroma is of dark roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, molasses, anise, and some alcohol. I also get some hops, which adds some piney scent. The taste is very roasty with piney hops, bitter coffee, dark chocolate, and anise. The alcohol is there as well as some dark fruit notes. The body is full and thick with moderate carbonation. The finish leaves a roasty aftertaste. This is a very good beer.

acevenom, Jan 15, 2013
Photo of macrosmatic
4.39/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed from notes. Had at the Independent. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into an oversized tulip glass.

A: Extremely dark brown, opaque, with a good-sized mocha brown head that fades slowly. Low visible carbonation.

S: Chocolate and coffee, booze and some oak in the background.

T: Sweet chocolate, some coffee, strong but not unpleasant booze, with tobacco, leather, and dark fruit in the background. Booze flavor at the hang.

M: Thick body, low carbonation sensation but average for the style. Alcohol noticeable but seems an integral part of the beer.

O: This is a pleasant, tasty beer. Thoroughly enjoyable, and I'll likely have another if I find it around.

macrosmatic, Jan 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Texasfan549, Jan 14, 2013
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

kjkinsey, Jan 14, 2013
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of enelson
4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

enelson, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of popery
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

popery, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of davek72
4/5  rDev +1.3%

davek72, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of arash1000
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

arash1000, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -24.1%

ejimhof, Dec 27, 2012
Photo of Patrickbrusil
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Patrickbrusil, Dec 26, 2012
Photo of ngeunit1
4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark black, finger chocolate colored frothy head. Fades medium.

S - Roasted chocolate malts, coffee, molasses, dark fruits, black licorice, earthy and pine hops, and a bit of booze.

T - Dark chocolate malts, roasted coffee, dark fruits, black licorice, molasses, earthy and pine hops, and some booze.

M - Full bodied, moderate carbonation. Smooth and syrupy with a warming and sweet finish.

D - Nicely balanced bold imperial stout. Good malt character.

ngeunit1, Dec 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

BeerBuddy2122, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +1.3%

sholland119, Dec 13, 2012
Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 708 ratings.