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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

811 Ratings

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Ratings: 811
Reviews: 173
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.62%
Wants: 28
Gots: 124 | 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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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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A: black, with a frothy, 2-finger head of mocha suds; no lace.

S: black malt; roasty char; sweet; a touch smoky.

T: deep, roasted malt flavor; some vinous notes; a hint of alcohol and licorice on the end.

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S: dark, roasty malts hint at espresso and cocoa nibs; subtle suggestions of anise and herbs

T: deep and roasty dark malts and bittersweet dark chocolate dominate the palate - layers of dry, chalky cocoa powder and cold, semi-sweet espresso coffee; very mellow and understated

M: smooth, full-bodied, coating, roasty aftertaste; dry finish

O: a very nice Imperial stout - lots of roasted dark malt flavors (if you couldn't tell) typical of the style - nice from start to finish

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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
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