Evil Twin Ashtray Heart - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by Zraly:
4.08/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
On tap at The Birch in Norfolk, Va. Beautifully presented in a goblet; deep black with a crema-style head.
Nose of smoke and earth. Rich, dark chocolate notes with cigar smoke lingering in the background. Hints of cafe au lait and espresso are present. A touch of fresh earth and leather underlie the coffee/espresso notes. Finish is smooth, creamy, and silky. Alcohol is present but does not dominate.
Very tightly constructed and a pleasure to consume. This is prime material for a dessert beer and/or to accompany a good cigar.
Serving type: on-tap
09-10-2011 01:03:48 | More by Zraly
More User Reviews:
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Pours pitch black with thin toffee head. Smell is subtle...mostly dark cocoa, coffee, bready malt, and faint smoke.
Taste is pretty one noted with not much development. Cocoa Coffee centered with the smoke/ash hitting the edges of my palate.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low carbonation.
Overall another interesting brew from Evil Twin but lacks the intensity of his other works such as Lil B or Imp Biscotti. Worth a try if available simply to keep your beer palate intrigued but not one to seek out.
Serving type: bottle
03-01-2014 23:42:46 | More by oldmankoch
3.7/5 rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Appearance- Pours up a decent amount of head which looks to have good retention. The head is a very dark beige which almost has hints of purple while the body is an opaque, dark chocolate black. A few spots of lacing are left.
Nose- No smoke at all. Not a bad aroma but it seems to be a bad sign. Chocolate with some cocoa. Some roasted malt notes that do start to lead into slight ash. It is pretty faint and it easily gets lost in the minor, bitter coffee notes. Swirling does give it a bit more definition and shows some wood, a minor bit of smoke (more than just ash).
Taste- Starts off with a twinge of fruitiness that seems to recall raisins but quickly moves into bittersweet coffee that blends with roasted malts and coffee bitterness on the finish. Ashiness (not really smoke) hangs around the edges for most of the flavor profile. Some cherry to the fruit front as well and these cherry notes extend even to the finish and are borderline cloying but the ash and bitterness prevent it from becoming like cough syrup. An above average to good beer but certainly not in the same league as many of the other porters that Evil Twin makes. Definitely lacks complexity and the presence would benefit from the promised smoke. No flaws but becomes boring pretty quickly. Oh well. Slight jam on the linger- makes me think of generic berries. As in a kid's cereal. Still, pretty enjoyable. Above average to good but closer to good. The subtle fruitiness on the linger nudges it upward.
Mouthfeel- Close to medium bodied but a bit thin for a porter. Slight syrup to the texture and the mild carbonation helps a mouthfeel which could be considered sparse.
Drinkability- Pretty easygoing but does lack the kind of complexity that keeps the palate interesting. A little over 4 bucks a bottle is okay but I would much rather put that money toward a Lil' B instead.
Overall- Above average to good beer, closer to good. A bit of a disappointment from Evil Twin but I guess they can't all be really good. For fans of smoked beers, don't expect too much- it's a solid porter with hints of smoke but not much else. Worth a try but get some of Evil Twin's other stuff if you're undecided
Serving type: bottle
02-22-2014 06:05:05 | More by artoolemomo
3.93/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
A-pours an inky black with a dark tan head that leaves some lacing around the top
S-the smell is very nice, roasted malt with chocolate, molasses, and light bitter coffee
T-taste is similar to the smell, dark roasted malt with dark and milk chocolate, light molasses, light coffee, and a bit of smoke in the finish
M-mouthfeel is a little on the thinner side, moderate carbonation, smokey finish
Overall another interesting beer put out by Evil Twin, not my favorite, but worth a try if you like smoked beers
Serving type: bottle
02-12-2014 22:53:00 | More by ksimons
Evil Twin Ashtray Heart from Evil Twin Brewing
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