Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
Poured into a tulip- pours a thick black with 1.5 fingers of tan head, modest retention, some nice spots and streaks of lacing. Looks like it should.
Smell is mild and roasty- certainly not an overload. Roasted barley, a little coffee, a little caramel. Nice.
Tastes delicious- very rich, very slightly acidic. Rich roasted barley character all the way through, coffee comes through towards the end and a little caramel in the middle and at the end. Very good, well balanced, not too sweet, I don't taste the booze but my girlfriend says it's there.
Mouthfeel is fantastic and is what really makes this beer for me. Full bodied and lightly carbonated. Excellent beer- I have a bottle at home and I don't know whether I can save it.
11-30-2013 22:08:10 | More by Hopdaemon39
4.35/5 rDev +12.1%
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.
09-17-2012 04:40:23 | More by Falcon91Wolvrn03
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
4.26/5 rDev +9.8%
12oz bottle into snifter; jet black with a thin brown head that fades into a delicate ring of foam quickly.
Smell is roasted malt, coffee, dark and sweet chocolate, toffee, burnt sugar, dark fruit. A bit more complex than the Yin I had last night, and that's a good thing.
Taste is similar to the Yin; dark roasted malt starts off, with coffee and dark chocolate. Dark fruit is present as well, with tiny hints of milk chocolate sweetness. As with Yin, slight warmth of alcohol in the finish.
Mouthfeel is a bit fuller than Yin, which is a good thing. For a 10% imperial stout, Yin was dangerously close to porter-territory in mouthfeel. This one is fuller.
Overall, this is the one I prefer of the two Evil Twin stouts I've had so far. We'll see if that changes when I crack my Imperial Biscotti Break tomorrow.
09-27-2013 04:42:06 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.26/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
03-04-2013 03:56:04 | More by RickS95
4.26/5 rDev +9.8%
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.
01-16-2013 20:54:48 | More by acevenom
United Kingdom (England)
4.25/5 rDev +9.5%
on tap at the Cask Beer Co, Clerkenwell, into a hlaf pint 'tulip' style glass
very dark brown to black in appearnace, finger of head, lacing remained throughout drinking
smells of chocolate - of the bitter dark variety, and a hint of 'rausch'
flavour wise this was an excellent and complex beer with lots of questions asked of the palate
liqourice, toffee, roasted malts, bitter chocolate a trace of coffee and smoked/burnt flavours
mouthfeel, smooth, creamy, pleasant on the throat!
a great beer!
12-23-2011 22:06:28 | More by Ruds
Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
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