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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

680 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 680
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 23
Gots: 81 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

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 DoktorZee
3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 330ml bottle into a snifter. No best before date on the bottle.

A - deep black in color, no light penetration whatsoever. Creamy one finger tan head resolves to a thin rim of head a lacing at the edge of the glass.

S - lots of the usual imperial stout elements: espresso, licorice and a hit of smoke after warming. One unexpected element is a slightly vegetal quality (green pepper).

T - rich and deep flavours starting with a slight bitterness that is quickly overtaken by a rich, creamy black coffee and licorice malt. It never gets sweet and the bitterness returns in an enduring finish. A very slight hint of smoke at the end of the flavour. Maybe even a slight acidity as well. Very dry finish.

M - full bodied with light carbonation to tickle the tongue. It doesn't get cloying or syrupy. Definitely some alcohol warming, but not boozy.

Overall a powerful and interesting Imperial Stout. Lots of muscle and power. Definitely worth a try.

DoktorZee, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of jrenihan
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a moderately-sized tan head. Yes, ladies and gentleman, it is an imperial stout. Head dissipates almost totally before very long, leaves some lace.

Nose has toffee and roast malt, along with wood. A bit surprising and not what I expected.

Taste contains toffee, roasted malts, some dark fruit. Wood. Toffee is the strongest flavour for me, a bit burnt.

Mouthfeel is thinner than I look for in an imperial stout, though obviously still a big beer. Moderate carbonation level.

Overall, pretty good, but a bit disappointing. The toffee-flavour doesn't totally work for me.

jrenihan, Nov 09, 2012
Photo of sneth019
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

sneth019, Nov 06, 2012
Photo of warrenout330
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my duvel glass

A- pours a nearly pitch black color... starts off deep brown, once the bottle is fully poured you get a combination of complete black... little to no head, minimal lacing

S- dark roasted chocolate, sweet smelling fruit? Cherries? Strawberry? Pumpernickel bread

T- sweet dark fruits covered in dark chocolate. Pumpernickel bread in the back

M- slick, oily mouthfeel. Oily thick body. Mild hop bite...

O- very interesting take on this stout... I get sweet fruit, bread and malt in one complete
Layer of beer.... very complex for the style.... kudos evil twin

warrenout330, Nov 01, 2012
Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sendbeer, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of DocJitsu
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours an entirely opaque, very dark brown. This is as dark brown as it gets before becoming black. A gorgeous, foamy mocha colored head forms and lingers. Mild aromas of coffee with emerging light notes of both cherry and chocolate. It has a viscous, nearly chewy mouthfeel with some carbonation scrubbing mid to late. Flavors of toffee and dark chocolate balanced with some grassy hop that emerges in the middle. It finishes strong with coffee. No alcohol warmth. Weird for a 10 ABV. This is a nicely balanced stout and is quite drinkable. A very well crafted brew.

DocJitsu, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out almost completely black while pouring it. Once the liquid settles it's still black for the most part, dark to cola brown on the bottom and top edge areas. Coffee with a little milk colored head that comes up pretty strong. Sticks around awhile and has better than average lacing.

Smell is good, really good. Very robust and super roasty. Mild (earthy pine) hop presence with hints of dark fruit as well. Slight charred more sweet than bitter chocolate.

Taste is on par with the smell. Big on the roast again, plenty of roasted grains. The chocolate is present but there's a coffee flavor that presents itself stronger here. Sort of a not exactly a mocha/java type thing but sort of. Slight vanilla and some dark fruits present at the end. Sweet without being too overwhelming in any way. This is a really great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel is great. It's full bodied, smooth and a great carbonation level. More sweet than bitter but it's a good balance. Smooth for most of it with a nice bitter finish. No bite from the alcohol. Great drinkability, it's a nice sipper, but if your not careful it can be drank like any stout.

I'm digging this brewery even though I've only had a few beers from them, looking forward to more.

AndyAvalanche, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of twelveinches
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

twelveinches, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of ThickNStout
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle from Bullocks (Marietta, GA). 6.99. No bottling info. Served in a Sweetwater snifter.

Pours jet black with a finger and a half biscotti tan head. Tiny sporadic chips of lace.

Smells of dark chocolate, roasty malts, figs and coffee.

Bold dark tastes. Dark chocolate covered dates, coffee, molasses, currants and a hint of piney hops towards the finish. Good smooth blend that only hints at it's 10% abv.

Fairly full creamy thick feel with moderate carbonation. Long bitter cocoa aftertaste.

I'm glad I revisited this one. Previously I'd only tried it in partnership with the Yang. It was excellent blended but this is quite worthy on it's own. Any stout fans that see this on a shelf should know that it's drinking quite well right now.

ThickNStout, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of freedomlinux
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

freedomlinux, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of Pelicanrocks
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Pelicanrocks, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of MrRockstar
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

MrRockstar, Oct 23, 2012
Photo of choover14
4/5  rDev +1.3%

choover14, Oct 15, 2012
Photo of jsteel2
4/5  rDev +1.3%

jsteel2, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of Daniellobo
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Daniellobo, Sep 30, 2012
Photo of t0rin0
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

t0rin0, Sep 26, 2012
Photo of Exiled
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Exiled, Sep 22, 2012
Photo of sbanacho
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

sbanacho, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of wordemupg
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle poured into tulip 14/9/12

A black with some dark cola at the edge, two fingers of brown foam fizzes out quickly and leaves zero lace

S lots of molasses and some chocolate fudge, some licorice and cold coffee and a slight booze sting on deep whiffs,

T booze is better concealed and the flavors a little richer, some mild smoke and charred wood and the hops are still noticeable, some chocolate covered raisins but not overly sweet

M silky and just enough carbonation too give it some life but it could use a little more but its not flat, has some weight too it but not that thick considering the color

O its good but not great, quite easy too drink for the strength but although a solid beer its missing something to put it into the upper class of big ass stouts

I liked it but I didn't love it, perhaps I had high expectations for this brewer but I still have a few to get blown away by. Perhaps some age would help its cause but a few more bubbles would help its cause too

wordemupg, Sep 15, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.38/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pitch black, one finger mocha head, nice lacing.

S - Chocolate, olive, smoked malt, oats, earthy hops, tobacco, alcohol.

T - Black malt, dark chocolate, bitter hops, brown sugar, hint of ash, grains, alcohol.

M - Medium-full bodied, medium-low carbonation.

O - Very tasty, I love trying Evil Twin's stouts and darker beers, always interesting.

Rickythejeweler, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of TasteTester
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

TasteTester, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Evil Twin jumps the English Channel to try their lot at Brewdog. Sure.

This beer pours a solid black, with slight reddish basal highlights, and two fingers of dense, puffy mild chocolate brown head, which settles steadily, leaving a nice rocky shoreline of painted lace around the glass.

It smells of roasted malt, bitter chocolate, astringent wood fiber, some green banana peel, a touch of thin soy sauce, and a whiff of floral, perfumed alcohol. The taste is sugary, lightly toasted grainy malt, a hefty dose of bittersweet baker's chocolate, some softer warm vanilla extract, more pithy, yet sharp woodiness, a bit of sour black cherry fruitiness, salty black licorice, and a further underlying edgy alcohol twinge.

The bubbles are very sedate, to the point of being soporific, the body a decently sturdy medium weight, the smoothness quite up in the air with all those astringent wood and liquor notes swirling about. It finishes sweet, but ever so tempered, that besotted 2x4 character still a big-ass fly in the ointment.

There seems to be the requisite malt weight, attitude, and alcohol integration here to really have a go at things, but unfortunately that edgy, raw barrel character (was this offering even actually shown the wood?) detracts from all things good just a wee bit too much. Evil Danish twin meets crazily sly Scot, and worlds collide, providing balance, if I'm to believe the label marketing babble. There is certainly a collision here, but more one of the rubber-necking sort, as I'm not grokking any real balance, sublime or otherwise.

biboergosum, Aug 28, 2012
Photo of ILiveOffHops
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

ILiveOffHops, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of tmars13
3/5  rDev -24.1%

tmars13, Aug 21, 2012
Photo of hiphopj5
4/5  rDev +1.3%

hiphopj5, Aug 19, 2012
Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 680 ratings.