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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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987 Ratings
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Ratings: 987
Reviews: 151
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 63
Gots: 162 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: avalon07 on 08-08-2012

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

On tap at Coffee District. Served in a Duvel tulip.

Appearance - Black body. Nice khaki head. Great surface wisping.

Smell - Boozy dark chocolate. Some sweetness and a hint of a chemical aroma. Almost meaty.

Taste - Rich chocolate. Caramel malt. Boozy. The finish is a little bitter. And then the plasticky flavor kicks in. Really kills what works with this beer.

Mouthfeel - Not too heavy, but boozy. The plastic flavor ruins it though.

Overall - Someone else described it as metallic and meaty. I got plastic. Something is off though.

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4.39/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into Funky Buddha snifter.

Pours nearly pitch black with a quarter inch of dark khaki head that dissipates quickly.

The smell reminds me a lot of Imperial Biscotti Break. Lots of roasty and chocolaty notes. A moderate sweetness is also detectable.

It begins with a roasty dark chocolate bitterness followed by a malty sweetness. It is very complex with long lasting flavors.

Full Bodied and well carbonated. perhaps a little more carbonated than I would have expected, but it suits the beer nicely.

Overall, this is a great beer, a new favorite if I can afford it. I agree with a previous reviewer, however, in that there is just a little something missing from this. Otherwise, it would be perfect.

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4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle into a tulip.

Damn good from tip to tail.

Looks proper.

Aroma is solid roasted malt with a hefty alcohol note. Dark chocolate covered cherries and slight roasted nuts.

Smooth, creamy without being milky. This does linger a bit, and I generally like a more crisp finish, but the finish/after taste is very nice and doesn't detract from this at all.

After a full glass this actually feel more one-note than it does at the beginning. Not a knock if you're looking for a everyday porter. This is sublime but lacks a depth, a complexity, that would make it 'perfect'. Of course, that also makes it an excellent session beer. If you like to session 11.5% abv porters.

Excellent offering that will find it's way into the rotation, mitigated only by the price (I paid $4 for a 12 oz bottle).

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance- Pours up a fair amount of head that looks as if it will dissipate rather quickly. The head is a lovely, dark brown beige (with hints of burnt umber) while the body is an opaque and dark chocolate black. Only a few spots of lacing are left behind.

Nose- More subdued than I would like. Initially, I got a lot of caramel, vanilla, and toffee from the bottle but now, not much at all. There is some of this from the glass but it's very faded. A conspicuous note of raisins/a little bit of cherries are the dominant aspects at this time. Hints of chocolate that are on the darker side. Some roasted and nutty aspects start to replace other notes. Swirling shows chocolate and alcohol.

Taste- Starts off with coffee, roasted malts, and dark chocolate that starts to deepen. Definite notes of raisins and cherry while the dark chocolate really starts to dominate. It's almost fudgy or brownie-like. This is definitely a dessert beer. Also, the alcohol is very present though it doesn't detract much- there's enough presence to buttress against the heat becoming overwhelming. Minor notes of coconut in the background. There's a little bit of messiness about this beer but it works, especially with the strong fudge, dark chocolate, and almost espresso aspects of the flavor profile. This is a damn good beer. Maybe not world class, but I would not hesitate to get it again. Pretty much in the same league as Imperial Biscotti Break except I can get a 4 pack of 12 ouncers for the same price as a bomber of Biscotti Break.

Mouthfeel- Heavy bodied- pretty thick and I almost never describe a beer as chewy, but this is it. This beer is chewy and meaty and with even a little bit of syrup in the texture. Perhaps a little more carbonation than it needs but this not a real complaint.

Drinkability- It's good that the alcohol is present but I don't know if it's much of a deterrent. The price is good as well, especially since the price of Evil Twin has been coming down. 15 for a 4 pack of 11.5% deliciousness sounds like a bargain to me.

Overall- Very solid beer, very good, almost great. This is a must try and this will be a re-buy.

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Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 987 ratings.