Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
Comes out of the bottle a rich, warm sable with a thick tan head. Have a nice thirsty towel handy, though - my sample fizzed quite a bit! Smoky aroma has coffee, licorice and chocolate notes plus a curious, though not repulsive, fishy hint. Flavor has typical good notes of semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, molasses and licorice. Texture has firm body and a good amount of fizz, though the tingle does not last long. Overall, not the best Imperial Stout I've had, nor Evil Twin's best - but a respectable stout and worth a purchase.
06-05-2012 21:31:50 | More by Cyberkedi
4.5/5 rDev +16%
Excellent! Opened at a good temperature and it was an enthusiastic gusher!! Poured a colossal, foamy, frothy, fluffy, tan head that settled very slowly. The bottle is about 20% full and is STILL gushing!! Wow. Color is an opaque black brown. Aroma is roast, malt, cocoa, coffee, toffee, vanilla. Flavor's like nose, smooth, balanced and has a light bittersweet on top cut with perfect carbonic tang. Body is full, lush, round and just right. Finish is like flavor, average length, and has some boozy warmth. Yum! Though I wish more wouldv'e gone into the glass v the sink.
06-02-2012 03:23:04 | More by drpimento
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black. Fine two finger medium brown head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of toasted malt, chocolate and light char. Flavor follows with very nice toasted malt, chocolate, coffee and slight dark fruit. Finishes with hops, burnt coffee. Excellent medium to heavy, creamy body, great mouth feel. A very nicely made imperial stout. Recommended. De Molan cap, so probably brewed by them.
05-17-2012 03:24:36 | More by LiquidAmber
4/5 rDev +3.1%
Pours pitch black with a small but thick tan head that recedes to a small cap and leaves only spotty lacing.
The aroma is typical Danish impy stout, at least to me, with lots of heavily roasted malts, almost charred really. Some bitter chocolate notes and dark fruit.
Taste mirrors the aroma with tons of roasted malts. Really roasty - espresso mixed with bakers chocolate. Plenty of licorice as well.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with soft carbonation.
I always enjoy these Danish-style stouts but they never really blow me away. Heavily roasted, licorice-heavy, not bad.
05-13-2012 04:07:16 | More by gford217
2.95/5 rDev -24%
Poured black with a thick tan head. The aroma was of chocolate, cocoa, with subtle hints of anise and some roasted malt. The taste was a lot less complex than the aroma, it was creamy with a slight amount of the roasted malt and anise detectable in the aroma without much else going on. The mouthfeel was extremely fizzy. There was no evidence of the bottle being shaken up before I had opened it, but that amount of carbonation in this brew feels as if I had. This beer is lacking the flavor, body, and burn of an imperial stout. Overall this beer was not very interesting at all, and was way overpriced for what I got out of it.
05-09-2012 00:32:52 | More by jonvan04
4.5/5 rDev +16%
One of the better imperial stouts I've tried recently. The same quality you expect from Evil Twin ,at %10 ABV it still retained a smoothness and drinkability that was surprising. Be careful with this one, It may go down a little too easy. Don't start your night with this beer. Your taste will be ruined for anything else.
04-01-2012 20:50:13 | More by USCbeersnob
4.15/5 rDev +7%
Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass (seemed fitting). Poured a MASSIVELY dark brown with a two finger light brown head that subsided to one finger extremely slowly and remained throughout. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark chocolate, dark fruit, raspberry, and sweet alcohol. The flavor was of roasted malt, alcohol, dark chocolate, dark fruit, bread, and subtle coffee tones. It had a heavy feel on the palate with medium-high carbonation. Overall this was a pretty good brew. I really enjoyed how well balanced the aroma was on this one for the style. It was very nice while still letting you know that there was quite a bit of alcohol present. A really well done brew that I’m glad I got the chance to try. I suggest you do the same if you have not already.
03-30-2012 10:43:13 | More by thagr81us
2.35/5 rDev -39.4%
Appearance: Pours out a black body with a huge, tan head bursting forth with very little encouragement.
Smell: The gentlest, most cautious pour produces an explosive head that refuses to settle out, so, sadly, not much of an aroma beyond faint, faint hints of roast, dark fruit, and licorice.
Taste: Roasted malts, suds, black licorice, suds, scorched chocolate ganache, more suds, spice-flavored suds, pruneskins. There's some bitterness and alcohol, maybe, but it's lost in a sea of never-ending foam.
Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Master Level Carbonation.
Overall: A foamy mess.
03-27-2012 14:56:44 | More by ChainGangGuy
2.58/5 rDev -33.5%
Appearance: Black bodied with a tall, dense and lasting head. It seems over carbonated for the style, but looks good.
Smell: Pretty faint. Charred malt and bittersweet chocolate, a little fruitiness from the yeast. Slightly botanical/soapy. Not much more to say about it.
Taste & mouthfeel: Thin in body and flavor, with sharp, fizzy carbonation. Raisin, bitter chocolate, a little bite from roasted malt. Licorice and toast in the finish, which is rather brief. A mediocre beer that's incredibly overpriced.
03-14-2012 05:09:48 | More by largadeer
4.29/5 rDev +10.6%
Bought this at a local lesser-known liquor store. It was quite a find and the name was really awesome! Poured from 12oz bottle (2011 vintage) into a tulip glass. Pours black with an amazing tan head that laces beautifully throughout until the very end. Aromatics of sweet wonders of caramael, toffee, dark fruit, and figs. The flavors mirror just exactly the way the aromas indicated. A very smooth and sticky mouthfeel. I would definitely seek this one out again especially on a cold wintery night when I’m in a mood for a malty winter warmer with beautiful complexity.
02-15-2012 23:08:06 | More by CuriousMonk
4.13/5 rDev +6.4%
A - This bottle would have been a gusher if it wasn't this cold. A dark red appearance, which looks to be clear. Man, I pored half the bottle into my Struise glass and the foam reaches the edge already. Even in the bottle the foam is slowly, but steadily going to the top.
S - Piny hops a faintly present, along with a good dark chocolate and coffee smell.
T - Is there some chili-pepper in here? Coffee and chocolate have the overtone. There's a touch of booze, some spices (I think it is cardamom).
M - Something is really heating up my palate, nice and surprising. The carbonation is way to heavy though. The fluid turns into foam in your mouth right away, therefore a lot of the taste goes lost. The aftertaste is like dark bitter chocolate.
O - I would love to try a fresh one because I think it can be way better. A good RIS however.
02-05-2012 09:03:01 | More by Mar02x
4.25/5 rDev +9.5%
Pours a pitch black into a 9oz snifter glass. On tap at my local beer shop at their bar. This has a smell of coffee and chocolate and a tinge of alcohol in the background. It's a little bit more carbonation than I'd like with such a dense stout but it doesn't detract from this one too much. Chocolate flavor lingers around for a while and while im a fan of that flavor it also is just a touch more than I expected. All in all this beer really grew on me and I might get tho one again if they run out of Emelisse RIS barrel aged JD
02-02-2012 03:52:49 | More by Rhynes2
4/5 rDev +3.1%
On tap at The Bruery Provisions in Orange, CA.
Pours an opaque black with a 1/2 inch puffy khaki head that settles to a small cap. Thick patches of lace form on the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and coffee. Taste is pretty much the same. There is a mild roasty bitterness on the palate after each sip. This beer has a nice smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout that is pretty tasty.
01-22-2012 21:36:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
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