Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room - Evil Twin Brewing

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88
very good

502 Ratings
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Ratings: 502
Reviews: 112
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 23
Gots: 83 | FT: 5
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: timtim on 12-06-2011)
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Reviews by Jsenay:
Photo of Jsenay
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter

A - As everyone else has been saying this beer is definitely a gusher. I had to be super careful pouring this into the glass. The first ounce pour filled the entire glass with head and it took about five minutes to dissipate. Even after pouring some out it continues to foam upward in the bottle. I eventually had to pull out another glass to catch what was coming out of the bottle.

S - Smell has a nice roasted nature to it, sweet milk, dark chocolate, ash, vanilla and a slight nuttiness

T - Has a metallic taste at first, as does most of his beers. They just need a couple minutes for the volatile particles to trail off. Starts off with a effervescent chocolate sweetness that trails off into a smoked nutty toast flavor. A tinge of sourness as it warms.

M - The mouth feel is rather thin. With the boldness of smells this gives off I didn't expect this to have such a watered down consistency. Trails off into a dry bitter finish.

O - This beer gets better as it warms. It isn't quite what I was expecting but, when does Evil Twin ever brew something predictable? I was however looking for a much more creamy and thick mouth feel which is a necessity for a beer of this style. All the other elements were present except this one which was a disappointment to me.

More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
3.65/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nearly jet black with a almost non existent head atop.Aromas of buttery rum,bitter chocolate,and dark fruit.A flatter feel with flavors of dark fruit and bitter chocolate mainly,brash sweet alcohol in the finish.Eh not as good as I was hoping for but not awful.

Photo of braugon
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of t2grogan
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of MadScientist
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 08/23/13

A: A jet black beer with a thick, espresso colored head. The head is made of compact, long lasting foiam.

S: Some dark stone fruit, a bit of alcohol and a slight note of citrus hops.

T: Strong dark malt flavors with some unsweetened chocolate, roast, burnt sugar and a some dark fruit flavors. There is a moderate dark malt bitterness and a medium hops bitterness; against the moderate caramel sweetness the balance is somewhat towards the bitter. There is a linger bitterness in the aftertaste with some alcohol sweetness in the medium finish.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with medium-strong carbonation.

O: A big, richly flavored Imperial Stout.

Photo of SanFranJake
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of sabitu
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Shagator
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of aboyd87
2/5  rDev -48.7%

Astringent flavor on the back end turns me off. Not comparable to the other stouts evil twin puts out.

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of ImFlyerThanYou
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JeffNev
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of ehammond1
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Dark, deep brown with nearly no head and eventual dots of lacing down the glass.

Huge amounts of roasted malt in the aroma along with little else, perhaps the tiniest hint of chocolate sweetness and dark fruit, but this is simple and roasty, though very boldly aromatic.

The flavor is again dominated by huge amounts of roasted malt with almost a smokey characteristic, a bit of bitter chocolate, and a mild dark fruit component; this beer is also relatively, almost strangely, bitter for a big stout. Drinkable, though simple.

Medium to full bodied with low carbonation.

A fine, above-average stout, but certainly not worth the price tag, as there are finer examples for less than half the cost.

Photo of MattyG85
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer. Leaves some decent lacing.

Smell: A roasty and toasty dark malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Roasted malt with upfront hints of dark chocolate, coffee beans, burnt toast, biscuit, grains, caramel, yeast, and smoke. Sweet hints of molasses and cream. Dark fruit hints of cherry, raisin, and fig. Subtle earthy hop hints. A very solid roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely roasty and toasty dark malt driven taste with some good notes of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Roasted barley malt with upfront notes of dark chocolate, dark roast coffee, toast, biscuit, grains, caramel, smoke, and yeast. Sweet taste of molasses along with some notes of cream. Subtle dark fruit notes of raisin, fig, and cherry. Light background notes of earthy hops. A pretty good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate level of carbonation. Creamy, bitter, and pretty drying on the finish. Alcohol heat is fairly minimal.

Overall: A pretty good take on an Imperial Stout. Good dark roasty malt flavors with a nice drying bitterness.

Photo of amstokesdb9
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of BurgeoningBrewhead
4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle into snifter; jet black with a thin brown head that fades into a delicate ring of foam quickly.
Smell is roasted malt, coffee, dark and sweet chocolate, toffee, burnt sugar, dark fruit. A bit more complex than the Yin I had last night, and that's a good thing.
Taste is similar to the Yin; dark roasted malt starts off, with coffee and dark chocolate. Dark fruit is present as well, with tiny hints of milk chocolate sweetness. As with Yin, slight warmth of alcohol in the finish.
Mouthfeel is a bit fuller than Yin, which is a good thing. For a 10% imperial stout, Yin was dangerously close to porter-territory in mouthfeel. This one is fuller.
Overall, this is the one I prefer of the two Evil Twin stouts I've had so far. We'll see if that changes when I crack my Imperial Biscotti Break tomorrow.

Photo of Jammergordon
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of williamjbauer
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of kwkdmk
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of TheBrk
4.25/5  rDev +9%

Photo of Adkins1203
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of tappangordo
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Schlafly33
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
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