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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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767 Ratings
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Ratings: 767
Reviews: 124
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: 9.86%
Wants: 51
Gots: 110 | FT: 10
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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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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

Pennsylvania

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
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured out as a deep black color with a mocha creamy head on top. The head settles a bit and leaves a moderate to light lacing on the glass. The smell of the beer is roasted and earthy, it's almost musty and charred. The taste of the beer is slightly sweet with a good amount of roast in there as well, more earthy robust flavors with a burnt bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was dry, a little high in carbonation but heavy as well. Overall this beer was decent, not something I'd spend a lot of money on though.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2013 14:40:37 | More by Knapp85
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mwgroove23

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-31-2013 22:16:26 | More by mwgroove23
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SHerninko

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from the man Andy, have never had this brew. 5/2013
Bottle poured into a brandy snifter. Allowed to warm up for max flavor and smell.
Says a "Porter" but it tastes like a Russian Imperial Stout. Classic, great flavors and smells. I would buy and drink it again.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2013 15:29:05 | More by SHerninko
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craftbeerasian

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

05-30-2013 00:00:09 | More by craftbeerasian
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kevindp9

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

05-29-2013 18:42:01 | More by kevindp9
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AndrewScottPentland

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

05-28-2013 17:55:18 | More by AndrewScottPentland
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IrishColonial

Texas

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 01:48:20 | More by IrishColonial
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billab914

Virginia

4/5  rDev -3.8%

05-27-2013 01:27:08 | More by billab914
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Immortale25

North Carolina

4.53/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Saint Somewhere wine-style glass. No freshness date.

A- Pours a fully opaque inky black color with barely any head derived from the pour and ends up as a thin ring around the edge of the glass and trace amounts of brown surface foam. Sticky lacing leaves a resilient ring behind on the glass.

S- Boozy, solvent-like aroma with chocolaty dark roast interlaced. As more sniffs are taken, the sweetness comes out bringing with it notes of cherry cordials and caramel. Wasn't expecting that.

T- Surprisingly smooth milk chocolate flavor. No cherry detected here yet still quite sweet but then turns the other way as the roast bitterness lingers on the palate. Definitely bordering on a stout but the sugary chocolate that balances out the bitterness keeps things in check without going to the extremely malty side.

M- Low carbonation is right where it should be for such a viscous and chewy porter.

O- This beer, like other high gravity heavily roasted offerings from Evil Twin, is so elusively tasty you really don't notice the ABV until it's too late. Definitely worth whatever exorbitant amount of money I paid for it.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 01:55:21 | More by Immortale25
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Erice78

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

05-24-2013 22:22:52 | More by Erice78
Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 767 ratings.