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Evil Twin Lil' B - Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin Lil' BEvil Twin Lil' B

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

618 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 618
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 10.07%


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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jera1350

Minnesota

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Solid brownish black with a fizzy head that settles to a ring of foam. Sweet chocolates smell with a hint of smoke and roast and molasses. The flavor is rich chocolate, sweet, lightly roasty and bitter. The chocolate and cocoa linger well into the aftertaste. Drinks like it is 7% abv. Smooth feel. Wonderful beer here. Would definitely get this again.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2014 03:15:35 | More by jera1350
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morimech

Minnesota

4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 02/19/14
Black and viscous fluid with a half finger head that settles to a thin cap. Moderate amount of spotty lacing is left down the glass.

Cocoa Crisp smell with its chocolate and cookie like malt aroma. Slight hint of coffee and alcohol.

Flavor of a mocha beverage except with the alcohol flavor and heat which is quite strong in the finish. Some earthiness and mild bitterness as well.

Big and thick body. Wonderful carbonation gives a rich texture that is really appealing.

A massive porter that has some very good flavors. Would definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 21:57:35 | More by morimech
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ricknelson

Vermont

3.8/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Slight dark brown head but with lasting retention, mild lacing but again with lasting retention.
Molasses and roasted chocolate malts are the first part of the aroma to hit. Alcohols makes itself known very lightly for a relatively high alcohol brew. For me this was a hard brew to finish because it had a bitter after taste that was not to appealing. First mouthfeel was OK but the bitter after taste just killed it for me. Like to think of myself as one who enjoys a good Porter, but it wasn't this one.

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 14:45:51 | More by ricknelson
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Brewing - Lil' B, poured into a Fiddlehead snifter.

Look - Medium viscosity oil black with a cm sized mocha head. Great lacing.

Smell - Surprisingly faint aroma for such a big beer. As it warms you can pull out slight hints of chocolate, roasted malts, and brown sugar.

Taste - Rich, creamy, and cocoa chocolate followed by slight bitter roasted malt and hot booze.

Mouthfeel - Rich and full bodied, low-medium carbonation. Hot malty boozy throat and stomach warmer.

Overall - Really good imperial porter, nice and creamy rich. Big beer.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 22:15:23 | More by JMScowcroft
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Roguer

Connecticut

4.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge, dark brown head, ~2 1/2 fingers. Brew is a solid black with purple and brown hues. Head retention is outstanding, and lacing is super thick and full.

Slightly boozy grapes are the first part of the aroma to hit, followed by roasted chocolate malts and barley. Smells thick!

Flavor follows the nose. Delicious and luscious notes of roasted barley and chocolate, a hint of cream, and the booziness makes itself known very lightly.

Thick, creamy, silky, not quite chewy. Very full. Long, lasting finish. Nice bitter balance from the roast, and a slight sting. A noticeable alcohol presence builds over time.

This is an absolutely fantastic stout - err, imperial porter. Yeah. Anyway, it's potent and strong, thick and creamy, and exceptionally well-balanced. It's not incredibly creative - there's nothing

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 00:41:48 | More by Roguer
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TheBullsHorn

Florida

4.05/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a big beer in just about every way. On the palate it starts out with fruitier notes of cooked cherries, raisins, and plums. On the mid palate roasted undertones of coffee and and bittersweet molasses push forward and covering up the present alcohol. The balance of this beer really shines through in the smoothness in which this beer finishes.

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 04:21:26 | More by TheBullsHorn
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Weavah

Maryland

4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2014 02:03:58 | More by Weavah
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keithmurray

New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - jet black color with mocha head

Smell - cocoa, molasses, roasted barley

Taste - cocoa, dark chocolate, molasses, hint of booze

Mouthfeel - heavy body, medium carbonation, flavors are bold, booze is present but not overwhelming, rich, luscious

Overall - very good porter with a solid mouthfeel and bold flavor

Price Point - $3.89/12 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2014 00:47:11 | More by keithmurray
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TreyIsWilson

Michigan

4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a midnight black with a very thin reddish brown head.

S - Roasted malts, dark chocolate, and a hint of alcohol.

T - Nice bittersweet dak chocolate upfront. There is some nice dark fruits that follows the chocolate. Finish has some roasted malt bitterness.

M - Medium bodied with low carbonation. Sticky mouthfeel. Slight alcohol warmth.

O - This was very good. Drinks more like a stout than a porter. Very drinkable for being 11.5%.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 03:23:52 | More by TreyIsWilson
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barczar

Kentucky

4.16/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque brown black with minimal deep chocolate head that dissipates completely.

Roast malt, dark chocolate, a vinous character, tar, and soy form the initial aroma. Mocha and malted milk balls dominate as it warms. Hops are indistinguishable.

Flavor reveals a slightly acrid/vinous character at the outset, which is quickly overwhelmed by dark chocolate, fading to coffee mid palate, and finishing fairly roasty and a touch bitter. Notes of tart cherry add intrigue. The balance is decidedly chocolatey.

Body is full and rich, smooth and lush, with minimal carbonation and noticeable, but not obtrusive, alcohol warmth.

Very rich malt character with an agreeable emphasis on chocolate over roast or coffee. The tart dark fruit character is interesting. Anxious to see how this ages.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2014 02:37:55 | More by barczar
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brunomorenodebrito

Brazil

4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Really dark black color, brown head with good retention. In the nose coffe, chocolate, roastness, dark druits as plums and raisins, caramel/toffe really complex aroma. In the taste the complexity is equal, coffe, dark chocolate, plums, raisins and caramel/toffe. The mouthfeel is really good, high and smooth body. Wonderfull brew!

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 00:55:29 | More by brunomorenodebrito
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rodlavers

Pennsylvania

4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Served in a snifter

Black no head some lacing

Smells lightly smoked, with a decent malt bill

Tastes similar but with sweetness added, possibly fruit but more artificial desert than natural. Light oak and vanilla. Jerky/pork.

Feels super smooth, medium carbonation, and not at all 11.5ABV.

Overall not sure what makes this a porter, but very good. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 22:12:27 | More by rodlavers
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UCLABrewN84

California

2.71/5  rDev -35%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Bottled 8/20/13.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Tiny dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, smoke, cocoa, vanilla, oatmeal raisin cookie dough, and alcohol aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, char, soy sauce, and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of roast bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty poor beer with a solid set of aromas, but the taste is way too hard to stomach with the metallic and other off flavors.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 07:15:13 | More by UCLABrewN84
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iheartmyTHO

Georgia

3.23/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

A coworker gifted me some bottles of this beer. Her husband had gotten some and didn't like it, so she gave them to me.

The flavor of this beer reminded me of Raisinette candies. It's not a bad thing, but I've never been a fan of chocolate covered raisins. But in beer form, it was alright - not quite my preference in beer flavors as it was a bit too sweet and heavy tasting for my liking. But it wasn't too bad to sip on.

Because of the higher alcohol content, and having already drunk another beer earlier, I was only able to finish half of the bottle. I still have a bottle left, but I may have to separate it into 2 servings to share.

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2014 08:03:01 | More by iheartmyTHO
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ryan1788a5

Massachusetts

4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a large snifter.

A: Pitch black. An eighth of an inch of brown head dissipates quickly. Lacing is sparse and spotty.

S: Deep fudge and dark chocolate sauce aromas. Tootsie rolls. Espresso. Hint of smoke. Chocolate covered raspberries. Big esters of raspberry, currant, and brandy. Vinous. Soft-spoken alcohol.

T: Vinous. Brandy and sherry. Currants and raspberries. Chocolate covered cherries. Malt takes hold slowly, first with a deeply roasted espresso flavor that builds in intensity. Char. Bitter dark chocolate. Woody roast. Drying finish with lingering flavors of heavy roast, soot, char, and smoke.

M: Thick in body. Coating. Silky with a slick feel that glides over the tongue. Little to no carbonation.

O: A huge beer at 11.5% abv. Its power is obvious with all the vinous qualities, but it drinks very gently. Evil Twin makes some gargantuan beers, but what's more impressive is their ability to keep these beers drinkable despite their brawn.

Serving type: bottle

12-30-2013 02:12:40 | More by ryan1788a5
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WildRoverBrewery

Florida

3.6/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Lil' B poured a jet black, crowned by a thin, light tan head, which settled out very quickly, and left little to no lacing as I finished the glass.

Aroma: Poking my nose into the glass, I'm hit with a wall of bitter chocolate, pecans, and an undertone of campfire smoke. Each concurrent whiff also brings with it a slightly stronger booze character along for the ride. By the smell, this is a very promising beer.

Taste: As I take my first sip, I get a lot of that dark, bitter chocolate, along with more subtle notes of raisins, or some similar dark, dried fruit. I also get a lot of the alcohol that was showing up in the aroma. Too much, for my liking. The back end of the palate also has the slightest touch of wet dog to it. Almost imperceptible, (and in some sips, not present at all), but enough to make each sip a little cautious, and thus diluting the overall experience.

Mouthfeel: This beer finishes fairly sweet, with very low carbonation, carried by a fairly medium sized body. I was expecting a drier finish, being a porter, and an imperial at that, but it's not unpleasant.

Overall: I had high hopes for this imperial porter, but in the end was left a little wanting. The most off-putting was the little bit of wet dog taste; if not for that, I probably would have rated it at least half a point higher in both taste and overall.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2013 16:44:06 | More by WildRoverBrewery
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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.6/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Tulip Style Glass. Liquid portion comes out dark brown with red edges. It slowly turns to black. Once in the glass it's black most of the way through deep red highlights. Lighter than brown but darker than tan colored head, very decent lacing. Liquid coats on the glass nicely against the glass after each sip as well.

Smell is really good, roast, nutty, and slightly fruity similar to a solid Russian Imperial Stout. Plenty of slightly bitter chocolate and some medium roasted coffee. Almonds, honey, some dried cherries and a hint of brown sugar aromas, all really nicely blended together. Slight warming sting from the alcohol.

Taste elevates from the smell more than expected. A high class medium roast coffee that's been perfectly brewed so it's rich, bold, and just the right amount of bitter. Dark fudgey chocolate covered over raisons, craisons, dehydrated cherries, figs, and apricots, pretty much any dark dehydrated fruit you can think of. There's a slight almond flavor that's almost vanilla like. A little grassy hop flavor at the end. It all meshes quite nicely.

Moutfheel is pretty much perfect. It's a soft full bodied beer. Great carbonation level that was sweet, rich, bold, with a nice dry bitter finish at the end. Good all around beer, great drinkability level. Can hang with the best dark beers out there. Nice job.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2013 05:46:17 | More by AndyAvalanche
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A big, sweet interpretation of a porter. Tastes like dark chocolate covered cherries with a bit of spice on the finish that gives you a little tingle- cayenne like. Definitely a bit sweet, but in a liqueur sort of way. This would be nice in front of a roaring fire after a nice winter meal, or perhaps as a post-priandal beverage with the missus? In any case it does remind me of a box of chocolates. Not an every day drink, but one with a well-done very particular taste. Very smooth and silky as well. Interesting.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2013 00:41:04 | More by Georgiabeer
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Treyliff

West Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter

A- Pours pitch black with a fizzy dark tan head that settles and eventually disappears completely, leaving no lace behind

S- Lots of dark fruit on the nose; notes of dried fig, prune juice and raisin. Dark chocolaty malt and some booze close it out

T- The dark fruit flavors directly follow the aromas; big fig and prune flavor, some chocolate covered cherry, blueberry, chocolaty malt that is just slightly roasted, sweet finish with alcohol on the end

M- Heavy and viscous body with low carbonation, chewy mouthfeel with a smooth finish, some warming alcohol on the linger, but pretty well contained for 11.5%

O- Dark fruit is showcased in this brew and its a nice change from a typical porter. It's definitely a sipper, but not overpowering

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2013 01:51:07 | More by Treyliff
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babaracas

Florida

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very dark brown with dense creamy orange tinted dark brown head, a few patches of delicate lace on the glass. Smell: espresso, milk chocolate, fig, prune, date, toasted brown bread, mild earthiness, no alcohol.
Taste: super roasty espresso blast. followed by syrupy highly caramelized sugars and dark fruit reduction - fig, prune. Dark chocolate covered waffle cone. Earthy hopping and mild alcohol balance the sweet. Full bodied, creamy carbonation cuts through. Decadent, incredibly delicious. 3/13 bottling.

Serving type: bottle

12-10-2013 03:45:54 | More by babaracas
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challenja

Virginia

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!

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2013 01:04:27 | More by challenja
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mttaylor1066

Connecticut

3.81/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

If you're looking for a rock-heavy porter with a lot of alcohol, the Danes have a brew for you!

An opaque black brew with a tan head.

Smells of barnyard and malt.

Tastes of sweet malt and shoe polish. A man's ale: "Hey, bartender, put that in a dirty glass."

Tastes heavy... really heavy, man.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2013 23:40:45 | More by mttaylor1066
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Scotchboy

Idaho

4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

11.2oz, $3.99 bottle into a New Belgium Globe.

A: Viscous, syrupy opaque pour leaves a filmy residue on the glass; short lived off-khaki head.

S: Big malt, roasted and sugary, hints of espresso, vanilla, molasses, charcoal and dark fruit. Booze is very subdued, though there is a hint of almond and a suggestion of spirit barrel.

T: A touch more burn on the palate; dark, sugary black patent malt...awesome body on this thing. More suggestions of almond, vanilla, and deep dark caramel. Again, more suggestion of barrel-aging; this porter drinks like a big barrel-aged stout.

MF: Full bodied and viscous with low carbonation; chewy.

O: Really good, non-BA porter. Big body, with a depth of flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 13:29:37 | More by Scotchboy
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Beercheer31

Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Havent had a porter in a while so I thought id give this little sea monster a shot.

Poured it into a Brooklyn snifter glass because an American porter requires an American glass.

Appearance is dark as night with the khaki head looking all hot n' bothered

Smell was a biggy on this one as I immediately got carmel, banana, malt, sex, booze like bourbon.

Taste in the start is boozy and a big body mamma slamma while the finish has a dark mocha, bitter, bourbony taste.

Overall this is a great beer and Im glad I picked er up. Babba booey babba booey.

Serving type: bottle

11-06-2013 22:13:44 | More by Beercheer31
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biboergosum

Alberta (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz single bottle, a worthy brewing concern, for All Hallow's Eve, methinks, while all the li'l munchkins roam up and down the street.

This beer pours a veritably solid, light-absorbing black, with two skinny fingers of tightly foamy, and rather creamy mocha head, which leaves little beyond a few wayward specks of remote islet lace around the glass as it duly recedes.

It smells of pungent bittersweet chocolate, rich black licorice, concentrated black fruit - prune, cherry, and raisin - dense caramel, vanilla pudding, charcoal smoke, mildly astringent alcohol, and musty earthy hops. The taste is again replete with anise and sweet cocoa notes, caramelized toffee, edgy dark, dusty fruit - the usual and already delineated suspects - overly sugared espresso, a hint of dank treacle, cold smoked wood, well-restrained simmering booze, a mild soya saltiness, and a mustiness that one might mistake for, or perhaps be given to assign to, hops.

The carbonation is quite low-key, a tad frothy, and generally dismissible, the body a swarthy medium-heavy weight, and undeniably smooth, with a heady creaminess to top it off. It finishes on the sweet side, the chocolate, coffee, caramel, and well-behaved alcohol ceding nary an inch.

A hell of an imperial porter, with strong RIS or DIPA tendencies. The somewhat sour fruit does drag this kicking and screaming squarely back into porter territory, only to be bedeviled by the subtle smoke and burgeoning booze. Complex, sexy, and quite compelling. Watch out if this one suggests going back home to its place.

Serving type: bottle

11-01-2013 02:17:08 | More by biboergosum
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Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 618 ratings.