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

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533 Ratings
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Ratings: 533
Reviews: 117
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.51%
Wants: 23
Gots: 91 | FT: 4
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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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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

BOTTLE: 12 fl oz brown glass with appealing label design. Symbol-branded pry-off pressure cap. "BILO 08/23/13."

10% ABV. Served cold into a tulip and side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated. Reviewed live as an imperial stout per the label.

No bubble show forms as it's poured.

HEAD: One finger wide. Dark tan colour. Good creaminess and thickness. Fairly soft. Retention is average at best - about 2 minutes. No lacing sticks to the sides of the glass as the head recedes.

BODY: Opaque dark black colour. No yeast particulate or hop sediment is visible.

Appears adequately carbonated. Not unique or special for an imperial stout, but generally appealing.

AROMA: Dark malts, chocolate malt, cream, vanilla, marshmallow.

No yeast character, alcohol, hop notes, or off-notes are detectable.

Overall, it's an appealing aroma of moderate strength. Seems well-balanced.

TASTE: Dark malts, chocolate malts, cream, cocoa, faint vanilla, cream, light marshmallow, light caramel, and buried roast with accompanying bitterness.

Pretty well-balanced, and nicely built, but not perfect. It's not quite a gestalt whole, but it's well put together. Has enough complexity and subtlety, but it doesn't impress.

Not yeasty, hoppy, boozy, or off.

Above average depth of flavour. Average duration and intensity of flavour.

TEXTURE: Smooth, wet, creamy, fairly soft, medium to full bodied, and aptly thick. Slightly overcarbonated. It could be softer and creamier. More lightness on the palate would only help.

Not oily, gushed, hot, astringent, boozy, harsh, rough, or scratchy.

OVERALL: It's a drinkable imperial stout, but isn't world-class. Many consumers will regard it as overpriced relative to its quality, but I quite like it and will enjoy finishing my glass. I wouldn't buy it again - at least at its American price - but it's well worth trying once. Will satisfy the discerning drinker.

High B-

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3.91/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle poured into a modified tulip glass.
A - Deep dark color, passes some light through. Well carbonated structure creates
mocha cap. Lacing rings the glass throughout the entire experience.
S - Hints of mint, bakers chocolate, and honey. Interesting nose, with some time
floral components including tobacco are released. More honey less cocoa.
T - Big wallop here, no attempt to hide the alcohol. Those chocolate notes are dominant,
reluctant to give up, eventually fading to show the beers real depth.
F - Surprisingly light in body, a hot mouth feel starts then the carbonation cleans up.
As an Imperial I thought the body could be richer, more rounded.
O - A beer that with some focus could go from good to great. Mouth feel, muddled body, make this a good Imperial Stout.

Cheers all

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours ebony with 2+ fingers of fluffed up mocha colored head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Elderberry, plums & booze & carob, chocolate & raisins

T: Dark chocolate, a little bit of booze, molasses, raisin & roastyness up front. Carob, a little bit of leafy/woody hops, figs & black currants as this warms & dryness. Finishes dry with carob sweetness, plus a little pruneyness, figs & molasses

MF: Thick, warming, subtle carbonation, warming

This a nice stout, still a few rough edges, this will age great I bet. Might have to pick up a 4 pack to age...

Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 533 ratings.