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

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BA SCORE
88
very good

412 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 412
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.54%
Wants: 20
Gots: 64 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: timtim on 12-06-2011)
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Reviews by jayhawk73:
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3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a super dark brown with a one finger chocolate head. Minimal lacing on my CBS snifter. Soapy bubbles left over on top after a minute of pouring. The nose is chocolate, coffee, smoke, hops. A familiar nose profile. The taste follows suit, with the same profile. It's not sharp tasting, rather fairly mellow in character. Nice malt backbone. I was worried the hops would be too present, but they're way in the background on the taste.... Thankfully. Feel is medium, with low carbonation and a somewhat dry finish. Overall, this was a pretty good beer, but not for the price I paid for it- ridiculously overpriced in Washington DC. Cheers.

jayhawk73, Jan 14, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

braugon, Sep 03, 2014
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.

MadScientist, Oct 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

sabitu, Sep 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Shagator, Jan 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Marius, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ImFlyerThanYou, Oct 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

JeffNev, Apr 29, 2013
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.

ehammond1, Jan 11, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

amstokesdb9, Oct 23, 2014
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.

BurgeoningBrewhead, Sep 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

Jammergordon, Oct 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

williamjbauer, Oct 23, 2013
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3.64/5  rDev -6.7%

kwkdmk, Oct 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +9%

TheBrk, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Adkins1203, Jan 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Schlafly33, Oct 15, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

acurtis, Oct 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +2.6%

Brewcycler, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of weonfire
3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First off - pretty stupid name for a beer.

any rate,

A - Very dark brown, pinky width of medium/light mocha head - dissipates quickly, leaving just a small amount around the rim of glass. not opaque what so ever.

S - Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, faints hops and very faint spice.

T - initial: Roasted coffee hits immediately- I don't think i'd say harshly or overwhelmingly but is up front and center. Dark chocolate eeks itself in a bit. Finish is more roast, bitter hops, and a little bit of booze. 10 ABVs are hidden for the most part.

M - Creamy, a little thin, not velvet. The roast flavor will stay with you for a few minutes. Viscosity is medium.

O - It's good. I liked most everything but nothing really stood out. Coffee/Chocolate/roast tones are balanced. More roasty then other stouts ive had- you will taste it for a while. It is a bit dry and bitter tho. I do wish the nose was more. Not real complex either. But, I payed $9.99 for this. I will never be purchasing this again.

weonfire, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of rdilauro
3.66/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This has been about my 10th EvilTwin Stout in the past couple of months. I've enjoyed all of them, but one thing I have noticed is that IF I was to put them all together in a flight, there would be very little difference between each of them.
Now, that is not a bad thing, just a plain and simple observation.

This one had everything you would want in a full stout, It was hard to detect this was a 10% abv. It was relatively smooth. No chocolate, or coffee in this one and if there was whiskey, it was played down

rdilauro, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of AdamF625
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A-pours dark brown to black with no head and a thin brown ring around the glass.
S- sweet chocolate aroma, coffee, roasted malts
T- dark chocolate, ash, black malts, bitter coffee
M- smooth with medium carbonation then becomes very oily towards the finish. Alcohol is masked well.
O- very smooth imperial stout that is sweet upfront and turns into a bitter, dark, and oily beast.

AdamF625, Nov 24, 2013
Photo of biboergosum
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Now what does the name of this beer mean? It sounds mildly depressing.

At first pop of the cap, I stupidly assumed this would be like any other imperial stout out there, and sit there quietly until I deemed it necessary to tip into the glass. Alas, this wasn't to be, as after a momentary beat an eruption of thin beige foam jetted forth, coating the entire bottle, like a breadcrumb crust, before starting to pool on the counter. Snapping out of my gaping reverie, I carefully poured this mess into the glass, getting no more than an inch of liquid before the foam halted things once more.

Anyways, after a wee further spell, I am left with a fairly inky blackness, with a basal cola hue, and a thin cap of broadly bubbly tan fizziness, with a weird lack of lace, and some hard to discern swirling sediment.

It smells of a thin roasted graininess, an oily nuttiness, some sour, acetic fruitiness, a light ashy smokiness, and some mild warming alcohol. The taste is a significant step up, imperial stout-wise, with some moderately roasted caramel malt, sturdy bittersweet chocolate, soft cherry and apple tartness, dry black liquorice, and some newfound leafy, floral hop bitterness. The 20-proof booze is rather well hidden, overall.

The bubbles, after their initial outburst, are quite tame and genially supportive, the body a bit too much on the light side of medium weight for the style, but agreeably smooth at the same rate. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel and chocolate notes persisting, as the tart and bitter aspects peter off just a bit.

A so-so imperial stout, a bit too thin and sour, with not enough weight and roundness to recommend as a repeat imbiber, even though the big ABV is expertly integrated. I'm now guessing that the effervescent opening act helps reinforce my impression of the theme of this offering's moniker, one which may not be appropriate for more delicate dispositions.

biboergosum, Aug 21, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

mdaschaf, Nov 07, 2013
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Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
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