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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

560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 122
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 24
Gots: 101 | FT: 4
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New York, United States

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

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: timtim on 12-06-2011

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

$4.29 single poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint.

Appearance: I'm thinking "It's a 10% stout, it wouldn't hurt to do an aggressive pour down the center." I got about 10oz into the glass and the foam almost came out, but slowly... one of the slowest forming heads I've ever seen in a beer. Wound up with about three fingers of a creamy brown head and a lot of lacing. The beer is absolutely completely pitch black. (4.5/5)

Smell: Smells like a big ol' Imperial Stout with loads of roasted malt, chocolate, and some coffee. There are also dark fruits, of course, and an underlying note of... cinnamon? There's some booze in the aroma as well. (4/5)

Taste/feel: Huge char/ash flavor on the front with tons of bitterness. Some cocoa on the middle with the dark fruits, and then a finish of some warming alcohol, dark fruit sweetness, and then a sticky, dry, bittersweet aftertaste. Tastes almost a little... flat? I don't know what it is exactly -- I guess it's just missing the complexity I usually expect from Evil Twin. The feel is pretty nice, as it has a feel of a nitro stout with a heavy cream sort of mouthfeel... very smooth on the start, which is good, considering the ending has a fair amount of heat from the alcohol. (4/5, 4.75/5)

A bummer overall considering my expectations. Good beer? Yeah, it's actually a very good beer, but all of the Evil Twin stouts I've had up to this point have been exceptional or better. CEAANYCHR just misses the mark a little bit as it's not as balanced or complex as I'd like it to be. It's a tasty sipper that'll warm you up nicely on a cold evening ... or morning ... but at $4.29/12oz bottle, it's not something I'd look to have again considering Evil Twin's other superior Imperial Stout offerings. (4/5)

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QUICK EDIT: As it approaches (or is at) room temperature, an almost leathery flavor comes out to add a little more depth. The aroma also seems to produce a very slight earthy, resinous hop smell. Not worth changing the rating for, but just a little note.

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A) Black brew with a finger of dark tan head that settled quickly settled to a collar.
S) Heavy roast, vanilla, dark fruits, some booze.
T) Follows the nose... But to me it's heavy roast and alcohol.
M) Fairly thick, I'd say full bodied. A smooth feel. Light carb. Roasty, boozy aftertaste.
O) I've really enjoyed everything I've had by Evil Twin. This however, just didn't do much for me. I thought the alcohol could have been better hidden. Worth a try...

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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 560 ratings.