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

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88
very good

532 Ratings
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Ratings: 532
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 23
Gots: 90 | FT: 4
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Denmark

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

Availability: Fall

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Beer added by: timtim on 12-06-2011

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Photo of psweendogg
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of smccann
4.44/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ZEB89
3.96/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chrismattlin
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of aklude
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tillmac62
3.98/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

BOD 231/14. Pours dark as NYC during a black out. Excellent head volume, lacing and retention.

Nice nose of dark fruit (plums, dates) over a deep dark chocolate and molasses sweetness coupled with notes of roast and caramel. As it warms, anise becomes noticeable.

Light full body with an excellent creamy texture. Normal carbonation with just a bit of effervescence in the finish.

The flavor profile is intense, quite complex but lacks a bit in balance due to the strong alcohol background that tends to override what would otherwise be an outstanding stout. It begins with an oily sweetness over an anise background. As the anise fades, the rich malt flavors separate into chocolate, molasses and caramel. The middle is a significant rush of bitterness from alcohol, roast and hops. As the bitterness subsides, coffee and burned malt notes come to the forefront over a distinct alcohol background. The finish begins with a fading of molasses sweetness into the alcohol and the associated alcohol bite and burn at the back of the throat. it closes with a bit of dryness from the alcohol.

Photo of JC271
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Srkolodn
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EJJ1848
3.85/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trippnwo
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of _morandi_
3.78/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PittBeerGirl
4.14/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VaTechPhilly
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Goodspeed83
3.99/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rooskey379
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Nice, coffee forward beer from ET. Not as enjoyable as I Love You With My Stout which is the best I have had from ET. 12 oz into a snifter.

1 finger khaki head that sticks around. Dark, thick pour.

Smells like dates, dark chocolate, tangy.

Has a sharp bite that has an awakening effect. But for me, its all coffee.

Medium - full mouthfeel.

A good offering from Evil Twin that is worth purchasing.

Photo of Eric_Leon
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyI
4.35/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

*Bonus points for the curiously strange name*

Oily and opaque, the black liquid poured with a one-finger head of caramel foam, abating quickly, with minimal lacing or retention. At a cooler temperature there was a subdued aroma of earthy musk with hints of dark cocoa. Wisps of alcohol remind you that despite the silly name, this is a serious beer. As the brew warmed there were pronounced porter-like scents that added to the appeal. The flavor was filled with vibrant roasted malts and a sharp bitter twang. Godiva dark chocolate truffles with sweet candied dried fruit. Hints of cherry cordial. There's a bit of a steel-like quality that perseveres and lingers throughout, but it's not off-putting in any sense. The roasty char, although evident, is less pronounced than expected. A notable contrast between the Expedition Stout that I recently sampled. A little Ashy tobacco taste in the finish. The ample hop bitterness and roasted malt qualities help this brew achieve a nice balance. The mouthfeel is medium-full, with just a tad less body than expected for such a big beer. The carbonation is understated. It's not nearly as syrupy or viscous as other impy stouts that I've experienced, with less coating of the palate. This makes the brew feel a little cleaner, and accelerates the pace of drinking. With so much delicious flavor and a high gravity, that could be dangerous! Overall, this is a delightful stout that is both memorable and worthwhile. Another great product from Evil Twin.

Photo of BrettonJay
4.11/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tikk
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of OrangeMen
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Jet black, opaque. One finger thick mocha/cinnamon colored head, slightly frothy, bubbly. Very fine lacing on sides of glass.
Aroma- Roasted malt, chocolate syrup, big dark fruit aroma. Hints of coffee, caramel, and some anise.
Taste- Huge charred, roasted malt, bitterness. Dark fruits come forward and adds sweetness, nice creaminess rounds everything out. Coffee notes and lingering bitterness in aftertaste.
Mouthfeel- Medium to full bodied, creamy and exceptionally smooth. Moderate carbonation.
Overall- Strikes an excellent balance of sweet and bitter flavors, charred/roasted malts really bring forth a bitterness that is offset by an underlying sweetness of chocolate and caramel. Dark fruits add a wonderful sweetness, while the coffee kicks in and rounds everything out. Extremely enjoyable sipper, well put together.

Photo of StoutBoi
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.28/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dertyd
3.24/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of bigred89
4.29/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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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 532 ratings.