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Evil Twin Lil' B - Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Lil' BEvil Twin Lil' B

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

955 Ratings
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Ratings: 955
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 57
Gots: 156 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: avalon07 on 08-08-2012)
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4.26/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Unctuous chocolate black with stiff leather brown head that fades a bit too fast. 4
Steak crust, fig, 70% chocolate, and whiskey barrel on the nose - deep. 4.25
Ganache, dates, slight smoke, umami, then all sort of Christmas cake - whiskey-soaked dark cake with cherries and raisins - but most of all chocolate. Hints of brandy and slight soy, too. 4.25
Vinous acid finish and plum liqueur-filled chocolates and hints of vanilla to linger.
Medium-full, silky, big chew. 4.5

-- Like drinking a chocolate fountain. How is this not stout? Deep, amazing body, with the heat buried - hard to fault at all. Low on roast, coffee or licorice; instead juggles sweetness, dark fruits, chocolate, savoury and port notes. No hint of hops.

Sip it like a cognac - superb. 4.25

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4.12/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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2.75/5  rDev -34.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/21/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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4.18/5  rDev +0.2%

Bottled 12/17/13: Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger creamy tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly leaving very good foamy lacing coating the sides.

Smells of chocolate, burnt wood, char, burnt coffee grinds, vanilla, molasses, licorice, dark fudge, some dark sweet fruit like cherry or prunes, mild booze and herbs or mild spices. Sweet and burnt are the main combo that hits your nasal passage, and like all dark Evil Twin beers this one is deep, rich and roasty with a strong coffee, mocha and brown sugar presence that lets the booze peek through but not offend.

Flavor walks the fine line of being cloyingly sweet, but pulls back with the charred taste that’s almost smoky and goes well with the mocha/espresso, burnt coffee grinds, vanilla, chocolate, burnt wood, brown sugar, char, raisin, toffee, molasses, licorice, cocoa powder and what seems like pine cone/piney hops as the bitterness comes into play with some light spices like pepper and then trails off with dark bakers chocolate, port wine, soy sauce and caramel. The sweetness suppresses the 11.5% ABV, masking it as it attempts balance that just can’t overcome the sweet malt dominance that has dark fruity notes and minor hop hints adding to the rich complexities.

A meal in a bottle, this was thick and chewy with mild carbonation, a heavy body and a slightly bitter aftertaste that trailed off quite sweet considering the very earthy burnt and charred malt presence throughout the consumption.

Like other “Imperial” Evil Twin beers, this was a slow sipper that was nice to take down in a controlled manner, allowing it to warm and bring out more flavor and aromas that helped hide the booze yet let the alcohol provide enough zing and buzz to add to the overall experience. Another quality Evil Twin beer that I really enjoyed and would recommend.

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Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 955 ratings.