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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
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887 Ratings
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Ratings: 887
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 56
Gots: 137 | FT: 12
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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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Onemoresolo, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: jet black - motor oil. Fluffy tan head that collapses to a thin ring.

Smell: chocolate, caramel, fruity, a little coffee. Much heavier on the chocolate/fruit than coffee.

Taste: revelatory. Chocolate, fruit, caramel, gentle coffee. This is a porter rather than a stout - the chocolate is up front and centre, the coffee is in the background, but still there.

Mouthfeel: for such a thick beer the mouthfeel is lovely - dense and creamy rather than viscous.

Aftertaste: rich caramel fruit, chocolate, light coffee.

As it warms: the coffee becomes more apparent in the nose, but the flavour leans to more chocolate and fruits.

This is a truly wonderful beer deserving of more recognition.

StuartCarter, Sep 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

KeeganRohovich, May 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

analienacorn, Mar 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The best porter I’ve ever tasted, hands down. I’m not usually a big fan of Baltic style porters, only because I find them to be too sweet, but this Imperial version is deceptively complex. At first, I thought it was a bit flabby in texture, and totally straightforward in flavor. However, as I continued to sip this voluptuous monster, flavors other than chocolate, toffee, and vanilla began to emerge...leather, tobacco, plum, kumquat, raisin, sandalwood, smoke, Cabernet, and bourbon began to poke out their heads, seemingly out of nowhere. The richness continued to build, but the sweetness never became overbearing, and leveled out at just the right point. This may be the best Evil Twin I’ve tasted, which is even more surprising when one takes note of the fact that it’s a contract brew executed by Westbrook Brewing Co of Mount Pleasant, S.C. I’d never heard of them, but I’ll definitely be looking for any future nationally distributed beers of theirs.

Impfan, Sep 15, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

abomb9581, Oct 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

PaulMc, Jun 15, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours just like used motor oil-thick and viscous right out of the bottle. Jet black with a very slight tan head on top. Deep raisen, dark dried fruit aroma. Chocolate and espresso notes. Mild oak and port. Slightly treacle like and a faint caramel sweetness. Big and bold dark roast flavors. Deep espresso and bakers chocolate. Sticky toffee sweetness to it as well. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Lip smackingly sweet finish. No sense of being so high in abv. WOW! My first offering from these folks and I am just blown away. Just a huge wonderful beer all in. Has desert island beer written all over it.

lackenhauser, Nov 19, 2012
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Bruinbear, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Siha_in, Aug 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

ejane, Oct 30, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

mhbarber, Friday at 09:33 PM
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Jamison85, Jan 22, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

Bernie_Mizer, Sep 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

rheimbro, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of challenja
4.88/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams special pint glass.

A: that is no porter its a dark stout. Its a black witches cauldron of death. I can just see the Ale bubbles rise through the glass. The milk chocolate head dissipates rather quickly to little more than a thin ring around the edge.

S: malty juniper berry, mocha bean, thick molasses, burnt sugar, alcohol esthers. Raspberry puree. Smells like their imperial biscotti break.

T: wow holy fucking Moses! This is no porter..its a super alcohol raging stout. Its as if you put a 1/4 ounce of whiskey in a small tumbler and then pouring a fruit forward Russian imperial stout on top then drinking it. Its a boozer clone of imperial biscotti break. Molasses, dark candied fruits, tannery malts, dark cocoa, juniper fruits.
M: this is oil slick in a bottle. Medium carbonation. Frothy.

O: this is one super heavy beer. Massive fruits and malts. Boozy as no other. Evil twin has a masterful full flavor for dark boozy imperials. A must have for any stout lover!

challenja, Nov 23, 2013
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4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pitch black, one finger dark mocha head, light lacing.

S - Smoked malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasty/grainy.

T - Amazing! Smoked malts, tobacco, chocolate wafers, walnuts, vanilla, espresso beans covered in Hershey's syrup!

M - Full body, viscous, low carbonation.

O - So very good! I have tried it both on tap and from a bottle; I actually prefer the bottle.

22 oz. @ Liquor Pump, Baltimore, MD $15.99

Rickythejeweler, Oct 08, 2012
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4.8/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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.

Damian, Feb 09, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Mantooth, Jul 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Delicious Beer with honey notes to it!

JkOd81127, Sep 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

mfunk9786, Jun 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

Duwey, Jul 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

jpd026, Feb 28, 2014
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Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 887 ratings.