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Evil Twin Ashtray Heart - Evil Twin Brewing

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360 Ratings
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Ratings: 360
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%
Wants: 10
Gots: 60 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  8.90% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: SilentSabre on 07-28-2011

Brewed at De Molen, the Netherlands..
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Photo of crosenkrantz
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DJoe
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of snoopy5023
4.24/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

While the picture shows it as a smoked stout, my bottle, bottled on 03/07/2014 states a smoked porter. Smokey slap to the face. Hints of dark chocolate, black pepper, and strong black coffee. Smells just like an ashtray as stated in the name with hints of a bitter cocoa. Good though, never knew something smelling of an ashtray could taste so good.

Photo of JustinSparks
3.1/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of gillagorilla
3.74/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 oz. bottle poured into a snifter (bottled on 1/3/14, so a little over a year ago)

A: Pitch black with a nice little dark roasted mocha head that sticks around for a bit. No lacing and just a bit of a collar.
S: Very mild overall. Just a light roast and fog of smoke.
T: I was expecting this to be a huge smoke bomb, but it is more of a smoke time bomb that just mildly lingers on the palate. This is just a pretty good porter with a tinge of smoke.
M: Light carbonation that is just a bit foamy.
O: It is possible that the smoke died over the past year. But smoke doesn't seem like something that would fade with time.

Photo of Hayes86
3.12/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gemini6
3.66/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of snowmageddon
3.63/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of far333
3.84/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Dark brown, nearly black and opaque with ruby highlights where the light gets through. Tightly bubbled head of brown foam settles out slowly, leaving frothy bubbles around the inside of the glass.

Aroma of cocoa and licorice, smoke and leather. Rich and bold flavor immediately hits the taste buds, smoke and espresso, cocoa, root beer, and a hint of cherry. Lots of flavors, lots of character, very complex. Malts are darkly toasted, no bitter roast flavor, hops are understated, but there's a good balance of sweet and bitter. Slightly ashen dark roasted malt flavor lingers, perhaps hence the name. Full mouth feel, moderate carbonation. Alcohol strength is masked by the flavors. Very good beer.

Photo of VAcrossr
3.67/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mltobin
3.54/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kuishinbo_tantei
3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gajo74
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of largadeer
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Nordbier
3.98/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of StoutBoi
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FriedSlug
4.32/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mconner666
2.72/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a dimpled mug. Apparently smoked porters aren't really my thing, I love Stone, but I didn't like their smoked porter with vanilla bean, and it is highly rated. With this the pour, color, and mouth feel were fine, but I got smoked fish, and band aid in the nose, and the flavor came off like burnt band aid. I have liked almost all Evil Twin brews I have had, but this was a major disappointment, at least for me. Again, it is probably just not my style, but I think it would of went well with BBQ'ed pork as a pairing.

Photo of beerfishkitedog
3.59/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Meadhall in Cambridge few weeks ago, served in a snifter. Interesting stout-meets-smoke beer combination. Good taste but probably couldn't have more than one in a sitting. Fairly light mouthfeel for a stout. Slightly oily. Ashtray is a good comparison. Needs food pairings like cheese or meat, neither of which I had when I drank it.

Photo of ZCW
4.13/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of schoolboy
4.22/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am most definitely an Eviltwin fan. I had some a while back and now recently I've had a few huge winners. That's what this is. A huge winner.

First off, the current labeling as a smoked porter is what I would call this, and as such, it works. Its the expected oil can black with a beautiful head and lace. The aroma is smoked, roast malts. The taste is a rich creamy roastyheavily smoked flavor. Like the best Rauch bier. I've had smoked porters before, but this one is American style-over the top. I'm going to seek out more evil twins. Theyhave been spectacular.

Photo of braugon
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PatGreer
4/5  rDev +7%

Photo of kemoarps
3.37/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

3.75/3/3.75/3/3.25
Deep dark pour, though the consistency appears a little thin. Massive brown head, but not particularly smoothe.

Smells like smokey burnt malts and metal.

Unsurprisingly there's a fair amount of ashy smoke to the front. After that we get into some molasses and alcohol. Not much nuance, and doesn't feel well put together. Way overcarbonated. Finish wants to be ashy bitter, but comes across more like leftover alcohol. Honestly kind of reminds me of a homebrew I did a while back that I messed up on and didn't come out right. In general Evil Twin seems to be money when it comes to the big and dark, but this one feels like a miss.
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4/5  rDev +7%

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Evil Twin Ashtray Heart from Evil Twin Brewing
84 out of 100 based on 360 ratings.