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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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777 Ratings
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Ratings: 777
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 51
Gots: 110 | FT: 10
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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Amalak

New York

4.18/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Got a growler at Beer Street in Wiliamsburg, Brooklyn.

A. It has a pure black color, with a brown foamy head that leaves some lacing.

S. A very strong malty roasted nut scent. Some chocolate.

T/M. This is quite lovely, very burnt. It has a very cherry chocolate taste. It has a hoppy bitterness underneath. It is full bodied. Tart and

O. It is so flavorful and complex. I really like this, but if you have more than one or two you will be staggering, no doubt.

Serving type: growler

06-29-2013 01:25:08 | More by Amalak
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TallSaint

New York

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-28-2013 15:04:16 | More by TallSaint
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GRDave

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-26-2013 00:55:11 | More by GRDave
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popery

California

4.21/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black. Quite black. Tiny bit of brown at the edges but this beer is dark. A nice brown head puffed up at first, but it faded after a couple minutes, leaving behind some scummy-looking lacing. The aroma is sweet caramel and cocoa and a lightly acidic roast edge. There's also a healthy dose of vanilla, dates and a touch of soy, which probably grows as the beer ages. Taste is sweet with lots of toasty malt flavors. Vanilla stands out. The sweetness starts out with light caramel and gets darker and darker. Big chocolate fading into coffee and roast at the end. Toffee, sherry, molasses, mild smoke. It's a little bland upfront, but malt complexity comes out as the beer progresses. Letting the beer warm up helps a lot, too. The aftertaste is chocolate, sherry, Bailey's, smoke and roasted coffee. The mouthfeel is thick and smooth. This beer isn't quite as refined as the Jesus series, but it's a dead solid imperial porter with a great mouthfeel and lots of good flavor for a pretty cheap price. Evil Twin is ridiculously good at making imperial porters/stouts.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2013 06:42:47 | More by popery
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ShemRahBoo

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-24-2013 03:01:09 | More by ShemRahBoo
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PorterLambic

Florida

4.55/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Arrives pitch black with a dark tan, espresso-colored head. Retention is short but I didn't expect it to last anyway. No surprise, no lace.
Smell is toasted malt, rum, molasses and some faint dark fruit notes. Nice balance.
Taste is toasted malt, whiskey, molasses, dark fruit. Phenomenal balance.
Full bodied, barely carbonated (nice). Amazingly rich and incredibly smooth, beyond smooth. Delicious squared. But let it warm up first!

Serving type: on-tap

06-23-2013 23:58:30 | More by PorterLambic
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beerhawk41

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-23-2013 23:32:18 | More by beerhawk41
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HaveUSeenMyCellar

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-22-2013 20:01:09 | More by HaveUSeenMyCellar
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allenson21

New York

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-22-2013 05:15:57 | More by allenson21
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bmurray10

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-19-2013 22:42:32 | More by bmurray10
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stella77artois

New York

4.28/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served on tap.

A - BLACK. Just a tiny area at the bottom of the glass showed a dark red-brown in the light. A good sized and very thick, creamy brown head that stuck around for a while.

S - Not unlike other quality porters. Lot's of malt, some roasted characters, and a faint alcohol aroma.

T - A damn good tasting porty. Very creamy but yet still drinkable. Lot's of malt noticed, especially up front. A fiar amount of chocolate and cocoa noticed in the aftertaste. Suprisingly, I couldn't notice any booze.

F - Thick as per usual with quality porters, but not too dry.

O - One of my new favorite porters. Damn good tasting, and actually somehwta refreshing. Creamier than most porters, yet remained very drinkable.. Highly recommended.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2013 20:03:39 | More by stella77artois
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Hophead717

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-16-2013 03:55:40 | More by Hophead717
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PaulMc

Georgia

5/5  rDev +20.2%

06-15-2013 04:47:03 | More by PaulMc
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-14-2013 13:02:05 | More by ajzy
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BlackBelt5112203

Michigan

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a nonic pint glass at cellar temperature.

L – Black color with a thin 1-finger rocky, brown head that dissipates relatively rapidly even with a vigorous pour. No lacing. Perhaps one of the redeeming factors of the appearance is the viscosity of the beer itself.

S – Tons of rich, dark, malty aromas such as dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, plums, raisins, currants, and a bit of soy sauce.

T – Much like the aroma, there’s tons of rich, dark, malty flavors starting with bittersweet dark chocolate, molasses, and some dark fruits like plums and raisins. As the taste progresses, more bitter, roasted coffee flavors come into play along with spicy, vinous phenols.

F – Medium-full-bodied, not much carbonation, a creamy, sticky, and velvety mouthfeel, and a spicy, bittersweet, somewhat dry, and somewhat hot finish. Bitter coffee and vinous, spicy phenol flavors linger and pair with a strong throat-warmth from the alcohol.

O – I know that styles don’t quite matter, especially when you’re talking stouts vs. porters, but the only thing that is like a porter about this one is the slightly thinner mouthfeel. This smells, tastes, and feels like an imperial stout. It certainly has the ABV for it. It smells very nice and tastes good, but drinkability suffers with the high ABV and strong throat-warmth. I’ve heard that this is the base beer for (Imperial) Biscotti Break and I’ll tell you, I much prefer this. It is not cloying at all and has more roasted character. Nice beer from Evil Twin.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2013 04:01:03 | More by BlackBelt5112203
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cyrushire

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-13-2013 00:11:29 | More by cyrushire
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Paccamacca

California

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-11-2013 13:26:01 | More by Paccamacca
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pottergator

New York

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-11-2013 03:24:25 | More by pottergator
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Bubbles

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

06-09-2013 16:52:06 | More by Bubbles
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TheBeerAlmanac

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -3.8%

06-08-2013 15:13:12 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
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warnerry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-08-2013 03:17:12 | More by warnerry
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.55/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a globe)
A- The jet black body has a thin deep cocoa tan head that fades to a ring.

S- The clean aroma has hints of inky black bitterness with some dark graham malt notes coming through with as it opens.

T- The mellow black roasted malt with a dry nougat hint in the finish with a touch of sweetness. There is a black bitterness that hints in the back of the throat and stays. There are some dark burnt toffee notes coming through as it warms.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a slight slippery texture that turns into a gentle fizz. There is no alcohol heat.

O- There are some nice hints of malt with some complexity but they are very faint and only come through when it is really warm in the last 3 oz.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 11:06:57 | More by rhoadsrage
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JacobGumina

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

06-05-2013 19:18:39 | More by JacobGumina
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maxwelldeux

Washington

2.5/5  rDev -39.9%

06-05-2013 03:21:51 | More by maxwelldeux
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Nutwood

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

06-04-2013 02:59:57 | More by Nutwood
Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
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