1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

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

Not Rated.
Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel RoomEvil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

388 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 388
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 11.28%
Wants: 20
Gots: 64 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website

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

Availability: Fall

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: timtim on 12-06-2011)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 388 | Reviews: 87 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Brewcycler
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Brewcycler, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of Ljoreilly
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Ljoreilly, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev +2.6%

PopnLoads, Oct 31, 2014
Photo of VaporDome
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

VaporDome, Oct 30, 2014
Photo of Alextricity
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
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)


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.

Alextricity, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Rick778, Oct 28, 2014
Photo of Theogre83
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Theogre83, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

acurtis, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of nickleeye
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

nickleeye, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of tykechandler
5/5  rDev +28.2%

tykechandler, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of kwkdmk
3.64/5  rDev -6.7%

kwkdmk, Oct 27, 2014
Photo of RoamingGnome
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured this from a 12oz bottle into a CBS snifter at cellar temp.
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...

RoamingGnome, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of msumike89
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

msumike89, Oct 26, 2014
Photo of GaToWyo
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%

GaToWyo, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +2.6%

BillRoth, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of Bloodbuzz99
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

Bloodbuzz99, Oct 25, 2014
Photo of RyanAU
4/5  rDev +2.6%

RyanAU, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Jhfinn
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%

Jhfinn, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +9%

KevinGordon, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Sparky44, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of amstokesdb9
4.25/5  rDev +9%

amstokesdb9, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of Ngntjp
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%

Ngntjp, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of BrewmanCapote
4.25/5  rDev +9%

BrewmanCapote, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of Bmmaher
4.52/5  rDev +15.9%

Bmmaher, Oct 23, 2014
Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
88 out of 100 based on 388 ratings.