Evil Twin Lil' B - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.21/5 rDev +1%
a thick black sludgy pour with a finger of very dark brown head.. this looks ridiculously dark. smells of dark chocolate, molasses, coffee, licorice, brown sugar. this is a very sweet beer, lots of sugary sweet malt, milk chocolate AND dark chocolate notes, tobacco, licorice.. a very nice tasting blend of dark roasted grains combine to make this roasty, yet sweet beer. full body with low carbonation and a nice creamy mouthfeel. this beer is pretty much a meal on its own. very nice and heavy, but so flavorful that the abv is hidden behind the sweetness of it. another wonderful beer from evil twin!
07-29-2013 00:51:15 | More by facundoCNB
4.66/5 rDev +11.8%
This is a heavy, black, viscous beer, as much as any imperial stout I've ever seen, and by far any porter. A strong cap of tan head reaches a full finger and shows good retention. It drops slowly but never past a about a quarter of a finger, achieving sturdy patching and spotting on my snifter.
This aroma is hefty. There's a heavy roast without much char and no acridity to it. There's plenty of cocoa and a nice, light touch of smoke alongside a light dark fruits note that isn't tangy. The sweetness offered is of the creamier variety, touches of vanilla, molasses and caramel. This one has that soy sauce-like element found in heavier stouts (sans the salt, of course). There's no harshness on the nose despite all its weight and maltiness.
The flavor offers all the malts and big flavors as I hope for. The notes of molasses are strongest without being too sweet, exceptionally balanced by the big roast and some almost woody dryness. Bittersweet cocoa and gentle smoke lead into nuttiness and a bit more creamy vanilla, coffee underneath with a nuttiness. This is big, rich, complex and balanced while masterfully allowing a big ABV to deceive, warming without getting nearly as hot or obstructive as it could. This is a skillfully brewed beer and, if really technically a porter, perhaps the best out there.
Smoothness is the focus in this brew's feel, though a crisp bite hits up front. A full body coats the tongue but slides off a little in the finish (a good thing), where just a bit of dryness comes through and a little more crispness comes back out on the roof of the mouth particularly.
07-28-2013 19:22:19 | More by Brenden
4.36/5 rDev +4.6%
appearance: Dark as hell brown. A bit of crimson light gets in around the edges. Ptretty thick mocha head for such a big beer. Damn good lookin.
smell: Not particularly complex but damn good. Best description I can come up with is a muted brownie fudge. A relatively dry fudge. I mean, it smells freakin great.
taste: Oh man, that is the shit. Much like the nose but even better. smooth fudge brownie w/o cloying sweetness. a dry adult liquid brownie.
overall: A joy to drink. I'm disappointed I'm close to finishing.
07-17-2013 23:47:22 | More by cindyjeffsmith
4.13/5 rDev -1%
Bottled 6/10/13. Beer number 500!
A - Deep brown hue, accompanied by a large mocha head. Looks like a big stout, leaving nice lacing behind good retention.
S - Cocoa nibs, roasted coffee, slight dark fruit and warmth from the booze.
T - Very complex. Again, how is this a porter? Lots of chocolate here, plum adds a touch of character with deep malt and roasted coffee to make this a big blend of intense flavors.
M - Medium+ body with moderate carbonation.
O - Great complexity with robust flavors , making for an enjoyable sipper. The flavors could be better tamed, perhaps with better balance.
07-15-2013 03:00:42 | More by mscudder
4.1/5 rDev -1.7%
12oz bottle into a snifter. 6/10/13 bottling date
pours a pitch black with a half inch dark beige head. coffee, espresso on the nose. a bit faint though. this beer is definitely big. full bodied. roasted coffee up front and a lot of malt characteristics. dark chocolate too. as the beer warmed the flavors really came out. great drinkability for such a high ABV beer. alcohol undetectable. creamy feel, not syrupy.
overall a very good imp stout that fans of the style should definitely try if they see it available.
07-14-2013 23:58:23 | More by Axnjxn
4.43/5 rDev +6.2%
12oz bottle into a snifter
A: Pours pitch black, opaque even on the way out of the bottle. Two fingers of very dense dark tan foam forms.
S: Pretty subtle, yet it seems more and more complex the more I smell it. I get dark chocolate first and foremost, behind that I get equal parts roasted malt and toffee.
T: A great balance of flavors. Dark chocolate is again strongest, and the toffee and roasted malt balance each other in the background. A hint of milk chocolate is also there.
M: On the thick side with very creamy carbonation.
O: The balance of this beer is great. Intense dark chocolate with the perfect amount of sweetness and the perfect amount of roast. It's not extremely complex, but it's extremely well done.
EDIT: This beer gains much complexity with only 6 months in the bottle. I get smoke, sherry, and dark fruit to add to the dark chocolate and roast.
07-14-2013 23:34:49 | More by coreyfmcdonald
Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 816 ratings.