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Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail - Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Molotov CocktailEvil Twin Molotov Cocktail

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960 Ratings
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Ratings: 960
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 12.94%
Wants: 43
Gots: 185 | FT: 4
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  13.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: bark on 08-29-2011

Did you like Before, During, & After Christmas? Maybe you thought it poured brilliantly, and you loved of the arrogant amounts of hops wowed you. This beer will knock your tongue off, essentially due to the obscene amount of hops that went down this explosive fella. It’s a tour de force in hoppiness and by far the craziest beer made by Evil Twin… but not the last.

Brewed at Fanø Bryghus.
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3.8/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is our first review (but not absolute beer drunk!!) since our exam hiatus, but with this, we are back!! This was served on tap at Tom’s Oyster Bar in Royal Oak, Michigan. It arrived in a generic ¾ sized snifter showing the color of brassy sunset orange. It held a half finger tall head of eggnog colored aggregates of tight ice bubbles. This showed decent retention, dissipating into a cheesecloth film atop the liquid, with crystalline waves of lacing etched around the glass. Moderate haze was present, as was a light carbonation, but no sediment was noted. The aroma gave sticky sweet grassy and sappy pinecone hoppiness, marijuana and fresh tobacco leafiness, heavy caramel and pale malts against a background of skunky general ale malt grit, sugary lemonade, lemon zest and seed, light chemical phenols, and fermented strawberries. When allowed to warm fully to room temperature heavy booze and sulfuric tinderbox fumes came forward. Our first impression was that the flavoring offered was intensely juicy up front, but you are quickly sideswiped by a sweet but massively fusel booziness. The beginning opened up with an initial cloying flash of honey and white sugar, herbal hops, toasty caramel malts, and plastic and chemical phenols before the harsh burn of booze kicked in. This dominated most of the middle, with closely nestled notes of black pepper, paprika, roasty rye and pale maltiness, and continued honey cloy. A dank red apple fruitiness help transition us to the finish, along with sticky apricot and peach preserves, cereal grain and rye grit, oily fried potatoes, garlic fumes, brown and caramel malts, wet fermented berry fruitiness, and floral and dried grassy hoppiness. The aftertaste breathed of baker’s yeast, similar grain of rye, cereal, pale, and caramel, graphite and erasers, grassy and lightly piney hops, peach and apple fruitiness, gravel, and fresh mustard greens. The body was heavy, full, and chewy, while the carbonation was medium but bubbly. Each sip had a nice and thick slurp and smack, with only okay cream and froth to back it up. The mouth was left coated with sugars, but puckered from the booze. The latter also helped dry the mouth as time wore on, with brushes of tannins. The abv was warming and a touch hot, and the beer was subsequently a slower sipper.

Overall, the best thing about this brew was its taste and the warmth of the booze. On multiple fronts this is a super heavy DIPA. The booze puts it over the top, and is not compensated for in any way by a lightness of feel or ease of drinkability. As far as flavoring we had trouble deciding if this was more of a malt bomb or a booze bomb. They throw enough syrupy sweetness and juiciness of hops into the mix to keep things at least decently balanced, and it works, but it is just a bit too much. The base flavoring actually reminds us of something like a heavily spiked summer honey tea, but again, carried in too big a vehicle. Thus, enjoying this guy outside in warm weather, as we did, made it seem on the unseasonable side. Either way it went well with a couple sandwiches and offered a reasonable counterbalance to a light lunch.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Bottle shared with stillmatic2232, bottled 10/18/13. An experiment to see how this beer has held up time.

Pours a ruddy copper brown color, with very little head or lacing. Looks oily.

Smells veeeery boozy, alcoholic as hell, with some sweet caramel, and toasted bread. A little bit of grapefruityness comes through from the hops.

This has turned into a messy barleywine. A tiny bit of hop bitterness, some zesty grapefruit flavors, and overwhelming caramel flavors, with a long boozy finish. It's not bad, per se, but it's not what it's supposed to be. If it was a barleywine, it still wouldn't be all that good, since it's so sweet and boozy.

Medium bodied, very slow sipper, very low carbonation, sweet sticky mouthfeel.

This has degenerated quite a bit- take the review with a grain of salt due to that fact.

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4.9/5  rDev +24.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Aroma: Deep and malty, with plenty of brown sugar and decadent sweetness, very light pine and resin
Appearance: An amber maroon hue that is quite beautiful to behold!
Taste: Heavily sweet, lightly bitter, with a medium sourness that holds on for a brilliantly long finish
Palate: Medium body with a thin, slick texture, average carbonation and an abrupt finish
Overall: A triple IPA should be "different". This is. With an approximate 13% ABV this is a potent, malty, sweet beer with slight hints of hops and abundant malts. Hand your buddy the keys and have three, or five! Serving type: on-tap ”

Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 960 ratings.