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Evil Twin Yin - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
89
very good

812 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 812
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

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Beer added by: rfgetz on 04-22-2011

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Ratings: 812 | Reviews: 173
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of ngeunit1
4.2/5  rDev +6.3%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of sholland119
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of aztraz
4/5  rDev +1.3%

Photo of JustinMatthew
3/5  rDev -24.1%

Photo of sneaks2210
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of DoktorZee
3.83/5  rDev -3%
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.

Photo of jrenihan
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of sneth019
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of warrenout330
4.57/5  rDev +15.7%
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

Photo of sendbeer
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of DocJitsu
4.41/5  rDev +11.6%
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.

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

Photo of ThickNStout
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
89 out of 100 based on 812 ratings.