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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

833 Ratings
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Ratings: 833
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.83%
Wants: 56
Gots: 126 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: avalon07 on 08-08-2012)
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Jwale73, Aug 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ERRL710, Aug 15, 2013
Photo of ThickNStout
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%

12oz bottle from Hop City (Atlanta, GA). 13.99. Bottled 6/10/13. Served in a Cigar City snifter.

Pours ink black with a three quarter finger cap of mocha hued head. It looks like the thin ring of head wants to lace but it slowly slinks down, leaving none.

The nose seems a shade muted. Cocoa, coffee, roast, a little smoke and faint caramel.

Flavors are bold and roasty. Coffee, dark cocoa, roasted malts, stone fruit skins, burnt caramel, char, trace brown sugar and a nice little burn from the alcohol. Bittersweet and delicious.

Heavy and creamy with light to moderate carbonation. A long bittersweet cocoa and roasty finish along with a slight alcohol cooling effect.

This is an enjoyable imperial porter. It compares favorably to many top tier imperial stouts, doing nothing to clarify that vague line between porters and stouts (if there ever was one to begin with). I'm glad this came in a 4 pack because I get to enjoy it 4 times over the coming several months. Another big dark beer from Evil Twin that deserves your money.

ThickNStout, Aug 14, 2013
Photo of MasterSki
3.86/5  rDev -7.4%

Bottle purchased at The Beer Temple. Served in a snifter.

A - Mocha foam settles to wisps, a thin collar, and minimal lacework. Very dark brown body.

S - Extremely saccharine, with yeasty dark bread, molasses, red fruits, semisweet chocolate, a bit of obvious alcohol presence.

T - The taste seems surprisingly muted relative to the aroma. Lots of milled dark grains, pumpernickel bread, and some nebulous cake-like sweetness late on the palate along with a touch of char. Very yeasty and doughy, and significantly less sweet than the smell. Alcohol is better-hidden too.

M - Medium-full body, very chewy and viscous, with lower carbonation. Alcohol warmth is present but appropriate.

D - Somewhat disappointing compared to Imperial Biscotti Break and other variants. Seems messy and unfocused. I'd be interesting in revisiting this in a small serving on-tap small serving, but drinking a full 12oz bottle would be a challenge for me.

MasterSki, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

SadMachine, Aug 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

dbc5, Aug 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

mecmd, Aug 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

db12, Aug 11, 2013
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3.66/5  rDev -12.2%

12oz. Bottled June 2013. Thick dark brown pour, layer of dark tan froth. Retained ok.

Aroma, healthy roast, caramel, some sweeter malt, plenty of chocolate.

Taste, Really sweet, malty caramel with cocoa and dark chocolate. Molasses. Not enough roast at first to offset this. Improves as it warms. Quite a bit of fusal-y alcohol present as well. It is big and boozy. Borders on a little Dark Lordish. Just a little roast and hop presence in the finish. Does become more balanced as it warms as I mentioned before.

Alcohol warmth is a bit warm at first. Nicely coating and solid body wise. Maybe it is just this bottling but that abv is nowhere near hidden. Heat from the mouth all the way down. Combined with the heavy sweetness this is not the easiest drinker. That also improves as it warms.

Starts out really well, ends up not so much for me. For the price this will probably be the last Evil Twin brew I try in a bottle. Will only seek out on draft where I can get half pours.

Bung, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Darkmagus82
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%

Poured from bottle into a snifter

Appearance – Pours a super thick looking massively dark brown brew that boarders on black. Upon pouring there is only the trace of brown colored foam sitting atop the brew. The foam fades almost instantly leaving little to no lace on the glass. Upon swirling the thickness of the brew can be seen with sticky fingers clinging to the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is sweet, roasted, and malty. There is a strong brown bread smell mixed with lots of caramel and molasses. Mixed with these aromas is a big chocolate smell that has notes of vanilla and a little bit of dark fruit, overall adding to the sweeter and roasted aromas of the brew. A warming alcohol smell accompanies the darker, roasted, and sweeter smells of the brew creating a sweet roasted cocoa aroma overall.

Taste – The taste begins with a roasted malt flavor mixed with some flavors of caramel and molasses. A moderately strong and somewhat sweeter chocolate flavor is present upfront as well. A little bit of vanilla soon comes to the tongue adding to the chocolate sweetness. Toward the middle of the taste some of the caramel fades with the chocolate taking on a more dry cocoa like flavor. A big dose of coffee also comes to the tongue more toward the end of the taste intensifying the roasted and darker flavors of the brew. With some oaky booziness also coming to the tongue mixing with the other flavors at the end of the taste a warming dark roasted flavor is left to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is on the thicker and more viscous side with only a small amount of carbonation. The thickness and lower carbonation are fantastic for the roasted, coffee, cocoa and boozy flavors of the brew and make for a nice slow sipper.

Overall –A rather nice brew overall. It has a sweeter roasted aroma with the taste matching up in the front, but more toward the end it dries out rather nicely creating a nicely roasted flavor to linger on the tongue. A rather nice slow sipper.

Darkmagus82, Aug 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Brewski, Aug 10, 2013
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Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 833 ratings.