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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

488 Ratings
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Ratings: 488
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.79%
Wants: 23
Gots: 80 | FT: 5
Brewed by:
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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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Photo of kevdemers
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of superspak
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 8/19/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, licorice, raisin, toast, dark bread, leather, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of dark/roasted malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, licorice, raisin, toast, dark bread, leather, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of roast/char bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, licorice, raisin, toast, dark bread, leather, tobacco, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, dark fruits, and earthy hop notes; with a nice roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth, moderately creamy/bready, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice Russian imperial stout. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roasted malt, dark fruit, and earthy hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of vfgccp
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Solid black body with trace cola highlight around the rim. Nice dark khaki head pours a finger high with nice retention and lace.

S - Cola, carrots, and licorice.

T - Smooth and creamy. Milk chocolate, dark roast latte, molasses, light gingerbread and licorice, booze, and burnt toast. Dark fruits, booze, burnt espresso beans and bitter herbs through the finish.

M - Medium body

O - A nice AIS on the creamer side of the style.

Photo of jdw275
3.6/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PG2G
3.31/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of DarkUnity
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ralerwen
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jimlamb44
4.34/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kfh227
3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The taste is not to my personal liking. I usually like imperials. I usually like double IPAs but IPAs in general are not for me so please don't take my review to seriously. I am writing it because I like to keep a track record of what I'v e had for future reference.

Fir tghose still reading. Poured into a Duvel glass. Very dark. Small head, maybe 1/2".

Smell? ya, not much of a smell. My nose was never great though.

I don't get any chocolate taste out of it. A slight bitterness. Oaky for some reason. Another reviewer noted the same thing and that there is no barrel involved in the process. Alcohol slightly notable but nothing that would make you think it unless you look for it.

More IPA than stout for those wondering.

I'd do this once a year. Thankfully it ia seasonal (Fall) so I suppose I can just grab it once a year.

Photo of Pawoto
3.98/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Blue Lobster Tulip. The nose almost smells barrel-aged but the bottle doesn't mention that. Maybe just a little too boozy for my taste. Less "roasty" on the nose and more quad-like notes with hints of chocolate.

Roasty up front, but then gives way to an almost sweet finish. I want to say the finish tastes a little like amaretto, but I don't think that is right.

Overall, a good solid imperial stout. Doesn't hang with the BA impy stouts that seem to be everywhere now, but tasty. I could definitely see myself drinking this on Christmas Eve!

Photo of barczar
3.95/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sweet, dark chocolatey malt, moderate roast, nutty malt, a touch of licorice, and cinnamon accompany dark fruit to form the aroma. Very rich. Flavor reveals phenols at the forefront, becoming roasty bitter at the finish. Nutty malt runs throughout. Notes of bruised cherry are reminiscent of cough syrup when mixed with the phenols. Dark chocolate is relatively subtle, but appreciated. I get a touch of citrus, but that phenol dominates.

Photo of Magbas
3.91/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Full bodied and a rich tasty beer, but doesn't hold up to the more malty and impressive Even More Jesus. For it's price, a reasonably good stout with a solid ABV for a cold day.

Photo of BB1313
4.05/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with a mocha head that leaves nice lacing and retention. The aromas are very nice. Lots of fudge. Tons of milk chocolate with hints of vanilla. Some wood and oak, although this wasn't aged in barrels. Some caramel and butterscotch. Some dark fruits. The flavors are bold and bittersweet. Milk chocolate notes really shine. Some fig and raisins in the mix. Sweet malts are there. It finishes with a subtle warmth, but this is definitely not hot or boozy. Mouthfeel is on the lighter side of full-bodied. It's light, but has a silky body to it. Very smooth and dangerously drinkable.

This is a very nice stout. I really like it. It's fun to drink and is well crafted. Good stuff. Recommended.

Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ThickNStout
3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

12oz bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop (Marietta, GA). 12.99/ 4 pack. Bottled 8/18/14. Served in a goblet.

Pours black with a finger and a half deep tan head. Maintains a nice surface haze and leaves a decent bit of lace.

Sweetly simple nose of dark fruits, chocolate and roast.

Rich flavors of dark chocolate fudge, sherry soaked raisins/ figs, coffee, burnt sugar, roasted malt, hints of smoke, toast and a healthy kick of booze. A nice fudgey, roasty and moderately boozey stout.

Creamy, medium full feel with carbonation that approaches slighty too sharp. Dark cocoa, fruit skins and charred malt all linger in the bittersweet finish.

Evil Twin produces yet another mighty fine stout with this one. A rich, flavorful base that I would enjoy trying with a barrel treatment at some point.

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +9%

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4.64/5  rDev +19%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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4.12/5  rDev +5.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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3.98/5  rDev +2.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

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Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 488 ratings.