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

Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel RoomEvil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room

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BA SCORE
87
very good

249 Ratings
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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 72
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 11.63%


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Denmark

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque yet clear jet black in color with light amounts of visible carbonation and some dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a four finger tall very dark mocha head that slowly reduces to quarter finger tall head across the entire surface of the beer evenly. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted and chocolate malts.

T: Upfront there is a moderate to strong flavor of dark roasted malts with some lighter notes of smoked malts. Light hints of dark chocolate as well. Light amounts of bitterness which fades rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: The alcohol is this beer is very well hidden (even with the extra age on it). I had this beer fresh and aged, I happen to prefer it better with a little bit of age on it. Definitely a big beer and a sipping beer but one I will have again if I come across it. Quite enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2013 02:08:05 | More by dbrauneis
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Big bubbly head. Finger worth of head. Dark amber head color. Not an overbearing thickness was noticed on the pour.

Smell: Thick chewy malt. Dark hops, black licorice, leafy greens, molasses, dark chocolate, and sweet maple syrup. Interesting how much brightness comes from the dark aromas in this brew.

Taste: The bubbly carbonation is huge on the front of this beer. A medium bodied malt presence carries this beer. A slightly metalic sweetness follows through in the aftertaste. Sticky toffee and coffee presences hang on the palette. Carbonation is too heavy, but does settle in the body well.

Mouthfeel: The carbonation really creates a soft bubbly feeling. Some lingering alcohol sting as well.

Overall: A unique feeling imperial stout. Definitely has a European feeling versus a traditional American imperial stout. Not something I would buy again at $9 a bottle but gives you perspective on the diversity of the style.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2013 04:48:17 | More by KFBR392
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bobhits

Kentucky

2.63/5  rDev -32%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Dark roasted beer with far too little character or focus. I suppose the name says it all, a new york city hotel room is close to so much amazing stuff but it is hell to be there. It is small, cramped, and over priced as hell. This beer is the same. Sweet roasted and boring as hell. At 10% AND AT 10 bucks a bottle any sane person would want more.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2013 21:23:34 | More by bobhits
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weonfire

Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

First off - pretty stupid name for a beer.

any rate,

A - Very dark brown, pinky width of medium/light mocha head - dissipates quickly, leaving just a small amount around the rim of glass. not opaque what so ever.

S - Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, faints hops and very faint spice.

T - initial: Roasted coffee hits immediately- I don't think i'd say harshly or overwhelmingly but is up front and center. Dark chocolate eeks itself in a bit. Finish is more roast, bitter hops, and a little bit of booze. 10 ABVs are hidden for the most part.

M - Creamy, a little thin, not velvet. The roast flavor will stay with you for a few minutes. Viscosity is medium.

O - It's good. I liked most everything but nothing really stood out. Coffee/Chocolate/roast tones are balanced. More roasty then other stouts ive had- you will taste it for a while. It is a bit dry and bitter tho. I do wish the nose was more. Not real complex either. But, I payed $9.99 for this. I will never be purchasing this again.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 23:09:58 | More by weonfire
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RickS95

Indiana

4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Watch out for the pour, it's like a volcano after just a few drops. A good ounce or so is no on the floor because I wasn't expecting it. The beer is very dark black, which I like, but the pour is all about the explosion of bubbles. The head is enormous. A bit too much, though it's an attractive brown color. For every one inch of dark liquid, you get three inches of brown head.

The smell is slightly subdued, but what's there is all of the roasted variety. Roasted malt dominates, with licorice and alcohol in supporting roles. Has a bit of an expresso/coffee/bittersweet chocolate thing going on.

Caramel malt is on display for the taste buds. Early on it tastes like a Coke, only not as sweet, with some hints of smoke. As it warms, coffee notes begin to emerge, as well as the bittersweet chocolate that showed up in the nose. Little evidence is shown that this beer is so strong.

It's got a very pleasant feel for something so strong. Initially sweetness is the dominant characteristic. But almost immediately, the carbonation cleans your tongue and puffs out your cheeks. Bitterness gains strength as the beer works its way back, with a lingering bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied because you've got a heavy beer that's full of carbonation, making a nice balance. Finishes dry with that lingering bitter.

Overall, I liked this beer a lot. It went down a bit too easy for something so strong. Very smooth, somewhat unexpectedly given the smell and the high ABV. Expensive, but worth it. Sad it's been retired...glad I've got a second bottle in the cellar.

Serving type: bottle

03-04-2013 03:56:04 | More by RickS95
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TheSevenDuffs

Ontario (Canada)

2.65/5  rDev -31.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured in to snifter.

A - Poured black with a thin layer of espresso coloured head.

S - A big roast aroma is met with sweet molasses and chocolate and some noticeable alcohol.

T - A big roast profile up front that becomes overpowered by a big sweetness and some molasses, sweet milk chocolate and brown sugar. After a few sips the sweetness becomes somewhat cloying, making this beer difficult to drink.

M - Medium body at times, but somewhat light and watery at other times. Light carbonation.

O - This was one rough. Couldn't even get through a 12 oz bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 01:55:07 | More by TheSevenDuffs
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

2.75/5  rDev -28.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Caramel character is great. Toast is good. Roast starts to polarize taste. But scorched is plain offensive. This nonsensically named ale flirts with the line that separates scorched character from roasted character and is highly divisive in its taste.

The pour erupts from the tulip up on its initial pour. The billowing head easily topples the rim with hardly and notice of actual beer beneath. Although the bottle didn't spew, the beer overtakes the glass with ease. After what seems to be an eternity to this thirsty beer drinker, the beer finally settles into an unmistakable black beer with tan-ish spiderwebbing lace that sticks to both the glass and the surface of the beer. Its champagne-like carbonation and the way it explodes in the glass is fairly obnoxious.

Sharp aromas of burnt wood, ash, and spice strike the nose with brunt force. With the most slight of molasses malt aroma, coffee grounds, and cocoa, the malt influence is heavily roasty and is exacerbated by spicy peppercorn, burnt fruit, and alcohol.

Elevated roast flavors flirt with the taste of burnt carbon-rich ash from the very first sip and extends well into the finish- carrying with it very little supporting malt sweetness. Its dry, powdery taste exposes high yeast spices, tart vine-dried fruit, medicine, and grain tannin. An ill-conceived balance to promote roast flavors show flaws in the beer's recipe formulation and its acrid dry taste is problematic in brewer execution.

It's enormous carbonation engulfs the mouth, turns to ash, and dries the mouth unnecessarily. This happens on the early, middle, and late palate. Sharply astringent and acidic to palate sensations show a messy mouthfeel that may signal infection to come. Powdery dry and terribly ashy, the beer is problematic on all fronts of drinkability.

But even with all that, I finished the beer (albeit with slight pain) and find that there's some dry roast flavors to celebrate behind all that ash and pang.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2013 19:14:06 | More by BEERchitect
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.26/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter glass. The beer pours black with a thick, creamy tan head that dissipates slowly. The head is rather large for a beer with 10% ABV. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass during consumption. There are aromas of dark roasted malt, prunes, molasses, coffee, booze, and some chocolate. The alcohol smell is definitely not hidden in the aroma. The flavors of the beer do follow the nose. The chocolate, prune, alcohol, and molasses flavors hit up front and the roastiness from the malt comes in the back. There's some hop bitterness on the back end as well. This is a thick, creamy, full-bodied stout with moderate carbonation. The alcohol brings a nice warming quality and the beer itself drinks very easy despite being so big. This is an excellent beer that hits the spot on a cold day.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2013 20:54:48 | More by acevenom
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ngeunit1

California

4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Dark brown-black with a big finger of frothy chocolate colored head. Fades slowly.

S - Dark chocolate malts, molasses, black licorice, touch of coffee, vanilla, earthy hops, and a bit of booze.

T - Dark chocolate malts, molasses, black licorice, roasted coffee, a bit of dark fruit, vanilla, some earthy hops and a bit of bitterness, and a bit of booze.

M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth and a bit creamy with a sweet and warming finish.

D - Nice smooth imperial stout. Great mouthfeel and overall balance.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2013 04:51:45 | More by ngeunit1
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KAP1356

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle my brother gave me as a Law School graduation gift. What a great name for a beer. Hopefully the neer tastes as good as the name is. Poured into a snifter...

A - This beer pours a deep black color with a surprisingly large, 3 finger head that is a tan/khaki color. The head retains quite well and leaves some nice lacing as it recedes.

S - The aroma starts with some bitter chocolate and coffee notes followed by some super roasty malt aromas. There are some earthy hops present giving it a nice full quality. There also seems to be some smoke-like aromas there too.

T - Roasted, dark malts and bitter chocolate come out in the profile first. There is a bit of bitter coffee mixing in there are well. There are some flavors of caramel and dark fruits coming through as well. Earthy, piney hops come next giving a slightly fruity addition as well.

M - Medium to full bodied beer with moderate carbonation. More carbonation is present than I would've expected for a 10% ABV imperial stout. But at times it is quite smooth.

O - Not a bad beer, but not the best imperial stout I've ever come across. It was nice to try something new from this brewery and I look forward to trying the barrel aged version sometime soon.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2012 17:07:38 | More by KAP1356
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pitch black, tons of carbonation bubbles pushing up an ever-growing 4 finger khaki head, which I had to lick multiple times so it wouldn't overflow (tastes pretty good!), light lacing.

S - Smoked malts, milk chocolate, espresso beans, brown sugar.

T - Smoked malts, dark chocolate, slight bitter/burnt finish. Gets sweeter as it warms.

M - Medium body, moderate-high carbonation.

O - Not his best, but tasty enough, still want to try Room 603.

Best by 2015

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 15:13:32 | More by Rickythejeweler
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wordemupg

Alberta (Canada)

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle poured into tulip 20/9/12

A I'm sure glad I didn't open this over my laptop because I'd be down a computer as this one barfed foam as soon as I popped the cap. Very dark liquid after the glass of foam settles down with just a thin cola edge when held to the light, zero lace and I mean zero, strange that that much foam leaves no evidence at all

S peat and coco with some cold coffee, faint booze and some sour fruit

T even darker roast with just a little licorice and the cold coffees replaced with espresso and charred wood, not as much sour fruit and fairly well hidden booze

M don't really get a chance to feel the weight because it instantly turns to foam, big foam, not much heat and a nice aftertaste of ultra dark malts but way to much carbonation

O I'm confused by this one as everything's telling me there's an infection setting in but it still somehow tastes pretty good? I'm not sure if this is what the brewer intended but flavor can go a long way

I have a feeling this will taste very different in a year, I can see this one going South in a funky way quite quickly. I'm going to go read some reviews to see if I'm the only one who thinks this way

Serving type: bottle

09-21-2012 06:01:20 | More by wordemupg
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Falcon91Wolvrn03

California

4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pitch black with a dark chocolaty foamy head. The head slowly dissipates to a thin layer, with a nice lacing.

Smell – Chocolate, caramel, vanilla, a sweet liqueur, and a touch of coffee. I love the smell!

Taste – Not as sweet as it smells. Chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel – Creamy and well carbonated. Alcohol is very well hidden. Slightly bitter aftertaste.

Drinkability – An excellent beer. Goes down easy, as the alcohol is so well hidden.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2012 04:40:23 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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Jsenay

Texas

3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from bottle into snifter

A - As everyone else has been saying this beer is definitely a gusher. I had to be super careful pouring this into the glass. The first ounce pour filled the entire glass with head and it took about five minutes to dissipate. Even after pouring some out it continues to foam upward in the bottle. I eventually had to pull out another glass to catch what was coming out of the bottle.

S - Smell has a nice roasted nature to it, sweet milk, dark chocolate, ash, vanilla and a slight nuttiness

T - Has a metallic taste at first, as does most of his beers. They just need a couple minutes for the volatile particles to trail off. Starts off with a effervescent chocolate sweetness that trails off into a smoked nutty toast flavor. A tinge of sourness as it warms.

M - The mouth feel is rather thin. With the boldness of smells this gives off I didn't expect this to have such a watered down consistency. Trails off into a dry bitter finish.

O - This beer gets better as it warms. It isn't quite what I was expecting but, when does Evil Twin ever brew something predictable? I was however looking for a much more creamy and thick mouth feel which is a necessity for a beer of this style. All the other elements were present except this one which was a disappointment to me.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 03:42:29 | More by Jsenay
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Now what does the name of this beer mean? It sounds mildly depressing.

At first pop of the cap, I stupidly assumed this would be like any other imperial stout out there, and sit there quietly until I deemed it necessary to tip into the glass. Alas, this wasn't to be, as after a momentary beat an eruption of thin beige foam jetted forth, coating the entire bottle, like a breadcrumb crust, before starting to pool on the counter. Snapping out of my gaping reverie, I carefully poured this mess into the glass, getting no more than an inch of liquid before the foam halted things once more.

Anyways, after a wee further spell, I am left with a fairly inky blackness, with a basal cola hue, and a thin cap of broadly bubbly tan fizziness, with a weird lack of lace, and some hard to discern swirling sediment.

It smells of a thin roasted graininess, an oily nuttiness, some sour, acetic fruitiness, a light ashy smokiness, and some mild warming alcohol. The taste is a significant step up, imperial stout-wise, with some moderately roasted caramel malt, sturdy bittersweet chocolate, soft cherry and apple tartness, dry black liquorice, and some newfound leafy, floral hop bitterness. The 20-proof booze is rather well hidden, overall.

The bubbles, after their initial outburst, are quite tame and genially supportive, the body a bit too much on the light side of medium weight for the style, but agreeably smooth at the same rate. It finishes on the sweet side, the caramel and chocolate notes persisting, as the tart and bitter aspects peter off just a bit.

A so-so imperial stout, a bit too thin and sour, with not enough weight and roundness to recommend as a repeat imbiber, even though the big ABV is expertly integrated. I'm now guessing that the effervescent opening act helps reinforce my impression of the theme of this offering's moniker, one which may not be appropriate for more delicate dispositions.

Serving type: bottle

08-21-2012 02:11:26 | More by biboergosum
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lacqueredmouse

Australia

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased from K&L Wine Merchants in Redwood City, CA.

Opens with a distressing hiss and starts to bubble over the lip of the bottle. Caught in my glass, it forms a solid black-brown beer, with a frothy, but insubstantial head, that seems to have used up all of its oomph in spilling out of the bottle on the uncapping. Actually, the body, when tilted, looks a little bit less solid than I thought it might be. But overall, it's a decent looking Imperial Stout. Shame about the fizziness though.

Nose is much better. Big, deep complex roastedness, with an overlaid lovely sweetness. Hints of smoke, slight cherry and a touch of booze. Even hints of dusky earth. It's big and deep, and helpfully in one of my very favourite styles.

Argh, but my hopes are dashed again when I take a sip. Quite a thinness and a genuine lack of sweetness dominate the body, leaving a dusty roasted character hanging lonely in the palate. There are touches of booze, again with a touch of cherry hanging around pippy and stemmy like sharp kirsch. Yeah, genuinely missing depth and weight for a beer weighing in at 10% ABV. It's such a shame.

Really, this beer is pretending to be something it's not. It has a high roast and a definite booziness to it, but everything else is missing from what makes this style great. It's far from a bad beer, but I'm tempted to say that it *is* a bad Imperial Stout.

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2012 04:34:17 | More by lacqueredmouse
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PeterIngemi

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from an 11.2oz bottle into a duvel glass.

A: body of the beer is black with a massive three finger obnoxious tan head, even pouring this into a 20oz glass I had to keep stopping so the foam would not overflow, and the head takes quite some time to dissapate. Leavs a ton of lacing... A nice lookin beer but that obnoxious head was a bit much for me.

S: creamy black chocolate with hints of coffee, alcohol, an earthy hop note, a pretty good smelling beer, with a nose that becomes more and more pleasant as the brew warms. Some
Smokey notes start to become more apparent.

T: much like the nose, I get chocolate and coffe, mixed with some earthy hops slight touch of pine and even slighter hunt of citrus hop on the finish, a nice creamyness hint of alcohol, there is a bit of smoke in here as well, not overwhelming but very complimentary. a very tasty brew.

M: love the mouthfeel here, nice and thick and creamy, with light/medium carbonation, velvety and drinkable.

O: very enjoyable minus the obnoxious head, very well balanced and delicious, I could deffinatly see myself drinkin another one.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2012 01:14:02 | More by PeterIngemi
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

06-05-2012 21:31:50 | More by Cyberkedi
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drpimento

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

06-02-2012 03:23:04 | More by drpimento
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 03:24:36 | More by LiquidAmber
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gford217

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-13-2012 04:07:16 | More by gford217
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jonvan04

Pennsylvania

2.95/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2012 00:32:52 | More by jonvan04
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USCbeersnob


4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-01-2012 20:50:13 | More by USCbeersnob
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2012 10:43:13 | More by thagr81us
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

2.35/5  rDev -39.3%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 14:56:44 | More by ChainGangGuy
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