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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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93
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961 Ratings
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Ratings: 961
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 58
Gots: 157 | 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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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.

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Bottled 06/10/13

Pours oily, pitch-black, effervescent & with a pinky of brown/caramel head. Above average head retention & lacing

S: Dark fruit, carob & molasses, vanilla & juicy fruit

T: Carob, leafy hops, prunes, booze & dryness up front. More leafy hops, carob & prunes as this warms, plus boozeyness, charcoal & dryness as this warms, slight coffee. Finishes dry with plums, raisins, charcoal, carob, plus leafy& woody hops

MF: Semi-chewy, slight carbonation, boozey heat. Becomes chewier & dry as this warms & somewhat sticky

This is alright, but over-priced & over-rated to me, won't buy again unless the price point is MUCH better. Worth a try, but not if you want value. Seems like this could stand about 6 more months of aging, Never quite turns the corner for me

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A - Pours a very dark brown with a dark brown head that fades fairly quickly.

S - Roasted malt, smokey, chocolate.

T - Smokey and burnt malts.

D - Decent carbonation with a heavy body.

O - Very burnt and bitter. I am not a fan.

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Brewed in Stratford, CT (Two Roads Brewing?), not Denmark or Westbrook Brewing (per Evil Twin's website). And most definitely an imperial porter (as per the label).

Pitch black body with a good, light brown head. Anise, chocolate, and vanilla scents. Dark, sweet chocolate, cherries, roasted grains, coffee, and a smidgeon of alcohol flavors; mild hop bitterness. Thick, heavy body; chewy.

A very well-done imperial dark ale. Big and robust all-around: appearance, aroma, and flavor. It's well-rounded, deep and complex. The malts and hops do a good job of keeping the high ABV under control taste-wise. Need a big'n? Try this one...

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Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 961 ratings.