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Evil Twin Ashtray Heart - Evil Twin Brewing

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262 Ratings
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Ratings: 262
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 15.05%
Wants: 9
Gots: 40 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Molen, the Netherlands..

(Beer added by: SilentSabre on 07-28-2011)
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Reviews by lochef81:
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lochef81

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

I was very excited to try this offering as I love smoked beers especially Evil Twins The Cowboy. This stout pours very near black color with a small tan head and a small but nice lacing. The aroma is very appealing with lots of coffee and chocolate offset with a subtle smokiness and sweet vanilla. The flavor is unfortunately not as inviting. It is very one note with an avalanche of smoke and coffee. No depth at all. This is a good beer to try if you haven't had anything like it before but otherwise seek out something like Founders Smoked Porter for a much better take on this style.

03-31-2014 21:47:34 | More by lochef81
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tectactoe

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-17-2014 10:55:09 | More by tectactoe
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FadetoBock

Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-29-2014 01:38:46 | More by FadetoBock
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-15-2012 03:19:16 | More by danthehopslamman
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

07-22-2014 01:46:48 | More by warnerry
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

04-14-2014 04:19:32 | More by chossboss
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dogfishandi

New York

4/5  rDev +7.5%

07-12-2014 20:23:19 | More by dogfishandi
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MattyG85

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +13.2%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice. Bottled on date of 02/05/14.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head that slowly fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A roasty and sweet dark malt forward aroma with good hints of chocolate and smoke. Dark roasted barley malts with upfront hints of dark chocolate, coffee beans, smoke, burnt toast, biscuit, dough, tobacco, leather, caramel, toffee, and yeast. Sweet scent of burnt molasses and brown sugar. Hints of anise licorice spice and slight pepper as well. Dark fruit hints of raisin, cherry, and prune. Hops are very light. A very good roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with big notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Dark roasted barley malts with a big taste of dark chocolate, coffee beans, and smoke as well as notes of biscuit, burnt toast, caramel, toffee, tobacco, leather, dough, and yeast. Sweet taste of burnt molasses and brown sugar. Slight anise and pepper spicing. Dark fruit undertones of cherry, raisin, and prune. Subtle earthy hops. A very nice taste.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, silky, and fairly drying on the finish. Alcohol is masked well.

Overall: A very good imperial smoked porter/stout. Good roasty malt flavors with a nice kick of smoke.

05-03-2014 05:30:06 | More by MattyG85
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.4%

05-20-2014 15:38:18 | More by Mantooth
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

03-24-2014 02:10:00 | More by doremite
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b2hogan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.5%

03-13-2013 16:01:40 | More by b2hogan
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SPRichard

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

12-27-2011 15:30:52 | More by SPRichard
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daveytheformer

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-07-2012 19:16:25 | More by daveytheformer
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Beer21

Florida

4/5  rDev +7.5%

06-08-2014 01:23:17 | More by Beer21
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.8/5  rDev +2.2%

(Served in a teku)
best before 2015
A- jet-black body with a dark tan-brown body with a fizzy head that pushes above the glass and last as a thick sheet. There is a wall of micro-bubbles.

S- The aroma of graphite pencils and black malt has a smoked sausage quality and slightly earthy and sweaty quality. The finish has a slight endive bitterness in the finish with more hop character coming out as the beer opens.

T- The dark fruit and raisins flavor fades to a sweaty black malt flavor with a dandelion green bitterness and a slight tang to it and an inky black note that lingers.

M- The medium-light mouthfeel has a tight fizz in the finish but no real alcohol heat.

O- The head is amazing with an interesting blend of smoke and malt with a bit of an odd bitterness. The black malt and roasted barley has a strong brassy flavor this gets a bit to strong as it warms.

02-20-2012 21:15:21 | More by rhoadsrage
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rbouton

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7.5%

04-07-2014 22:20:52 | More by rbouton
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -19.4%

07-22-2012 19:43:11 | More by acurtis
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CloudStrife

New York

4.01/5  rDev +7.8%

12 oz bottle split and poured into mini pilsner glasses. Best before 2015.

A: Pours a deep brownish black with a large puffy khaki-tan head. LIght gets through about a 1/4 inch. A spot or two of lacing. Head remains as a covering on the top throughout the experience.

S: Smokey rauchbier campfire aroma. Reminds me a bit of a bandaid. Almost like a smoked meat too.

T: Almost like a blend of a dopplebock, stout and rauchbier. A dark fruitiness comes through, roasted malt and of course a heavy smoked flavor. Lingering smokey aftertaste. Bit of a milkstout aspect as well. Just a touch of metallic flavor.

M: Medium body with average carbonation. Has a bit of velvety mouthfeel to it. A touch on the sticky side. Isn't too hot considering the abv.

Overall an interesting variant to the RIS style. The smokiness is well done and adds some complexity. Would be great with some smoked meats.

05-12-2013 02:42:16 | More by CloudStrife
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.74/5  rDev +0.5%

330ml bottle. I highly doubt that the 'placebo effect' alluded to on the label has anything to do with the legally mandated ABV value detailed in close proximity.

This beer pours a solid, colour sucking black void, with sliver-thin, glowing basal mahogany highlights, and a spillage-tempting rising tower of billowing, loosely foamy tan head, which leaves a few wayward specks and one rising blurry sea monster of painted lace around the glass as it eventually recedes.

It smells of roasted, mildly meaty caramel malt, soft bittersweet cocoa notes, somewhat zingy black fruit, ashy tobacco leaf, and some growing whiffs of medicinal alcohol. The taste is more charred caramel/toffee malt, fleshy smoke that has passed at least somewhere near a seaside fishery, chalky dry chocolate, stale black licorice, singed citrus rind and forest floor leaves, and a warming, subtly prickly booziness.

The bubbles are relatively spent after their initial petulant outburst, the body a robust medium weight, and a bit too tacky and edgy to wave the smoothness attribute banner all that fervently. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa malt sweetness still having its hands quite full with the lingering smoke and soused fruitiness.

A generally well-rendered RIS, not too sweet or boozy, but instead, of course, smoky. The effect isn't overpowering, but it does cast a spell over the proceedings - all constituent components seem to be touched by it. If you like that idea, then have at 'er. And to re-address the marketing schtick from the bottle label - placebo is just a so-so 90's indie band, man.

01-23-2013 02:25:48 | More by biboergosum
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Griffith

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

01-17-2014 03:35:25 | More by Griffith
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seanthornton152

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

04-28-2014 04:20:24 | More by seanthornton152
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Dawkins

Pennsylvania

2/5  rDev -46.2%

09-29-2013 22:59:20 | More by Dawkins
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.94/5  rDev +5.9%

Bottle at Torst. Big smoke, ash smell. But its great as I like the style. Ashtray, in the best way. Peaty, however that's in the secondary perhaps muted over time aged in a bottle. In that way, stands out from classic smoked beers.Lacy with a bit of head. Middling mouthfeel. Good drinkability.

04-14-2013 12:33:41 | More by Sammy
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RyanOooh

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -39.5%

03-19-2014 05:42:47 | More by RyanOooh
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riotontheroad

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

08-31-2014 15:41:18 | More by riotontheroad
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Evil Twin Ashtray Heart from Evil Twin Brewing
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