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Evil Twin Ashtray Heart - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Ashtray HeartEvil Twin Ashtray Heart

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83
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160 Ratings
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Ratings: 160
Reviews: 50
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 16.62%


Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
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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sk8man121

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +22.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Only two reviews so far? Just stumbled upon this sole bottle tonight; glad I did.

11.2 oz bottle poured into snifter. Best by 2015.

A: Pours an opaque dark-brown with faint mahogany highlights. Pours very flat (little to no head), although a nice frothy cap emerges when roused.

S: Campfire, dairy, oak, espresso and semi-sweet chocolate. Enticing.

T: More of the same, with a very nice bitter chocolate center. Finishes with a bit of vanilla and sweet, subtle smoke.

M: Thick, viscous and chewy; one of the creamiest mouthfeels I've ever encountered. Mouth coated in smoky chocolate. Yes.

O: I was a bit pensive when I cracked this, having recently had a few slightly negative rauchbier experiences. Ashtray Heart is a pleasant surprise, though; creamy as can be and much more subtly smoked than any of the more well-known German rauchbiers. The smoke works very well with the strong stout notes, resulting in yet another win for Evil Twin.

Complex, creamy and incredibly well put-together.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2011 02:17:03 | More by sk8man121
More User Reviews:
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.59/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 1/13/14

Pours a very effervescent mahogany with two fingers of mocha colored head. Stays effervescent throughout, average lacing & below average head retention

S: Dark fruit & faint smokeyness

T: Smokeyness, a little bit of figs up front & a little roastyness. Smokeyness, a little carob & some jammyness & baker's chocolate as this warms. Finishes with more chocolate, smokeyness & dryness & a little vanilla

MF: Medium bodied, firm carbonation, thins out a touch as this warms, warming

Drinks easy for the ABV & style, not bad, but would rather have some Alaskan Smoked Porter any day of the week

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 02:35:06 | More by russpowell
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DMarlinJ

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-19-2014 02:18:51 | More by DMarlinJ
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rudabegga9

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-18-2014 20:05:43 | More by rudabegga9
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marleyr

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +9%

04-18-2014 15:05:40 | More by marleyr
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paulish

New York

4/5  rDev +9%

04-18-2014 01:24:17 | More by paulish
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Hopstout

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-17-2014 02:13:54 | More by Hopstout
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

04-12-2014 22:20:50 | More by yanosh
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rbouton

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +9%

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

Indiana

3/5  rDev -18.3%

04-06-2014 21:11:24 | More by osuskin
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Hellpop65

Kansas

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-06-2014 02:17:35 | More by Hellpop65
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Pug

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-06-2014 01:26:28 | More by Pug
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Durge

Connecticut

4.01/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A licorice black colored brew with a fair dark tan head and modest bits of lacing. The aroma is pretty big , with chewy licorice smoked malt and veggie evergreen hop. There is an "ashy" idea here but it comes off very nice. The flavor brings out a tart prune malt shrouded in cigar ash and leathery tobacco. There's a little bit of whole grain flavor deep down but it's hard to overcome the primary smoky theme. This is medium plus bodied porter with a fairly chewy but smooth feel with quiet carbonation. As porters go this is a big flavored brew and I can see it being a controversial one. Either really like it or really dislike it. It's easily a good one for me.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 23:25:37 | More by Durge
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

04-04-2014 03:27:34 | More by jera1350
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

04-03-2014 04:50:55 | More by Beerlover
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TasteTester

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

04-01-2014 02:32:52 | More by TasteTester
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lochef81

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-31-2014 00:27:36 | More by mmulebarn
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Morey

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

03-29-2014 23:13:04 | More by Morey
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doremite

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-24-2014 02:10:00 | More by doremite
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

03-22-2014 12:59:01 | More by djrn2
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Twig2848

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

03-20-2014 14:30:33 | More by Twig2848
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RyanOooh

Vermont

2.25/5  rDev -38.7%

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

New York

3/5  rDev -18.3%

03-17-2014 22:45:43 | More by flyingPharmacist
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Evil Twin Ashtray Heart from Evil Twin Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 160 ratings.