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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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Ratings: 807
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 52
Gots: 116 | FT: 10
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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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Reviews by Damian:
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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Served in a snifter

Inky jet black in appearance. The liquid poured viscous and slick with a motor oil-like consistency. Completely opaque. There was no head but some spotty patches of cocoa colored froth. The froth quickly dissipated to a thin ring of lasting foam.

The nose was remarkable. Rich, dark and complex. Super smooth and quite sweet. Bourbon notes were apparent, even though this beer was not barrel aged. Boatloads of dark malts. Good amount of vanilla and brown sugar. Strong indications of licorice and dark fruits. Plums, figs, raisins and prunes were noticeable. Lots of dark chocolate and freshly brewed coffee. Some smooth, port-like notes came through as well. Touch of smoke as the beer warmed. This reminded me a lot more of a rich and robust, well-aged imperial stout than a relatively fresh porter.

The flavor profile was even more impressive than the nose. Quite sweet with intense bourbon and brown sugar notes. Tons of vanilla. Lots of semi-sweet chocolate and molasses. Dark fruits galore. Strong notes of plums, figs and raisins. Good dose of black coffee. Slightly roasty on the finish. The 11.5% ABV was completely undetectable. Like the nose, the flavor profile shared many similarities with an aged imperial stout.

The body was super viscous. Rich, oily and slick. Creamy on the palate with a fine, mild effervescence.

Even though this beer is classified as an imperial porter, it drinks much bigger. Lil' B is the base beer for Imperial Biscotti Break, but I liked this so much better (and I happen to be a huge fan of espresso, vanilla and almonds, which are added to Lil' B to create Biscotti Break). With its smooth, sweet, indulgent richness and over the top mouthfeel, it brought back memories of earlier Dark Lord vintages.

02-09-2013 04:15:49 | More by Damian
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

Pours a deep dark cola brown with a thinner beige head atop that doesn't last long,aromas of dark fruit and brown sugar really jump out at ya,sweet alcohol and a faint nuttiness there as well.Dark fruit and a whiskey-like flavor up front with minimal roast and more molasses and brown sugar sweetness in the end,it's all of 11.5% here.It's big and pretty sweet but I like it,sweet but not overly so it's a great sipper.

10-30-2013 21:25:57 | More by oberon
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

08-05-2013 00:35:54 | More by OhioBobcat
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

07-10-2014 15:53:47 | More by joemetric
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

04-30-2014 04:48:21 | More by BubalooBrewMaster
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

12-20-2013 01:08:45 | More by sabitu
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Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-25-2014 02:27:40 | More by FadetoBock
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

03-19-2014 23:34:14 | More by DaftPatrick
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-08-2013 03:17:12 | More by warnerry
Photo of Weavah


4.09/5  rDev -1.9%

A: Nearly jet black with a light brown and foamy head. Like being out in the country, in a forest, on a cloudy night. Dark man, real dark.

S: Fresh tar, charcoal, and booze. If you ever worked or lived near a coffee roaster then you'll get the nose on this beer. Just dirty nasty char funk.

T: Pardon the redundant obviousness of this description. It has this funky fermented quality. And for anyone who likes kimchi you'll know what I mean. It also has this sour wine thing going on that makes my head spin. You'll also get the typical coffee and chocolate notes.

M: Sticky with a low, but lingering, carbonation. Surprisingly, not super heavy for an 11.5.

O: Lil' B is a very sexy beer. There is so much going with this beauty it's hard to come up with a complete and worthy summation. It's incredibly aggressive whilst retaining a refined elegance.

If if you see her, don't hesitate. Make your move or she'll end up between the sheets of another suitor.

02-17-2014 02:03:58 | More by Weavah
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

11-28-2013 05:43:02 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

07-30-2013 02:42:38 | More by Dbrulet
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New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -4.1%

10-12-2013 00:17:43 | More by JakerLou
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

11-11-2013 17:23:52 | More by Beerswag
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

03-29-2014 05:26:20 | More by mikejonze
Photo of mjtiernan

New York

3.68/5  rDev -11.8%

12oz bottle poured into an oversized stemmed tulip

A: Can’t tell if this is black or if the lovely dark brown head is influencing me to think that the body is also brown. Either way, it’s dark as you would expect. Head faded away pretty quickly, leaving a thin ring around the edge. Not much lacing as it went down.

S: Sweet milk chocolate. Roasted chocolate malt. Cocoa. Some caramel. Slight floral hop presence.

T: Starts syrupy sweet and evolves into some nice roastiness. Fills your mouth with rich flavor then dries it out in the finish. Getting some soy sauce which isn't ideal. Some hop flavor shows up in the middle toward the end. Pretty intense flavor overall.

M: Full body, medium carb. Drinkability pretty low for me due to the sweetness and overall flavor intensity.

O: A well brewed beer, but most sweet porters/stouts just aren’t my cup of tea. I didn’t care for Imperial Biscotti Break and this isn’t different enough for me to like it more.

05-10-2013 03:51:25 | More by mjtiernan
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-08-2014 15:27:39 | More by fionn13
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

09-03-2013 21:24:14 | More by bpfrush
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4.2/5  rDev +0.7%

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

A beautiful stout: black throughout, small dark brown head, thick, viscous, and substantial in the glass, leaving messy, irregular splotches of lace down the glass.

Bold aroma of roasted malt, mild coffee and chocolate, along with some licorice, especially as the beer warms.

The flavor follows a similar trajectory as the aroma: roasted, chocolate, coffee combine initially, with more and more licorice flavors emerging as the beer comes closer and closer to room temperature.

Full bodied with low-moderate carbonation. Rich and thick.

Delicious, straight-forward, stouty goodness.

09-27-2012 16:36:31 | More by ehammond1
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4.38/5  rDev +5%

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice. Bottled on date of 02/19/14.

Appearance: Pours pitch black with a moderate amount of bubbles. About one finger of tan head that fades into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing.

Smell: A roasty and fairly sweet dark malt forward aroma with hints of chocolate, coffee, and smoke. Upfront roasted barley malts with hints of dark chocolate, coffee, biscuit, burnt toast, dough, caramel, toffee, yeast, and smoked malt. Sweet hints of molasses. Light hints of anise spice. Hops are very light. Some hints of booze as well. A pretty good roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a dark roasty and sweet dark malt driven taste with big notes of chocolate and coffee. Big taste of dark roasted barley malts with upfront notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, burnt toast, biscuit, cookie dough, caramel, toffee, smoked malt, and yeast. Sweet taste of molasses and brown sugar. Light notes of anise licorice spice. Subtle hops in the background. A very good roasty taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Creamy, slick, and slightly syrupy. Some booze heat is noticeable but not overly strong.

Overall: A very good imperial version of a porter. Very much like a solid imperial stout with a good dark taste of chocolate, coffee, and some smoke.

04-26-2014 06:17:39 | More by MattyG85
Photo of brojas91

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%

This is my first review so give me slack

Lil B' is a nice imperial porter with a strong kick.

Serving: Bottle

Appearance: pitch black with a dirty brown head.

Aroma: mix of chocolate, fruit, with a light smokey character

Taste: Chocolate and malts are the most noticeable, with the taste of alcohol definitely noticeable. Can't tell what the fruit is but has a sweet fruit taste to it as well.

Feel: Creamy, velvety texture with light carbonation.

I really like this porter, has a nice kick to it that you feel from the beginning and only continues as you drink more, while not having an overpowering taste of alcohol you would expect in an 11.5% beer

07-27-2014 03:35:14 | More by brojas91
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

07-07-2013 05:31:55 | More by Mantooth
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

06-16-2014 01:48:03 | More by sourdog
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

07-30-2013 03:26:04 | More by Cynic-ale
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

09-10-2013 01:06:37 | More by HeyYoMar
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Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
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