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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

888 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 888
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 56
Gots: 138 | FT: 12
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

mportnoy, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

illidurit, Jul 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Tucquan, Jul 04, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bcuz7, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Thorpe429
2/5  rDev -52%

Thorpe429, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of jpro
4.11/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz single from CBX. Bottled 3.20.13 - poured into a Westbrook snifter...

A: Seriously opaque black... like a dusty eight ball; mocha-tan, one finger head of dense foam leaves a few sticky strands of lace.

S: Cocoa; brownie batter; espresso notes; raisins; perhaps a touch of cinnamon; pretty complex - even more so as it warms.

T: Malted milk; dark chocolate; coffee; estery currant notes.

M: Full body; low carbonation; sticky and thick; doesn't quite have the finish of a stout - maybe a touch less roasty.

O: A big time porter... Lack of big finish and maybe a touch of roast help it remain just under stout territory. Definitely nicer and more drinkable as it warms. A big brew at 11.5%

jpro, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of GrindFatherBob
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

GrindFatherBob, Jul 03, 2013
Photo of griffeyb
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

griffeyb, Jul 01, 2013
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1/5  rDev -76%

oglmcdgl, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Tauroe, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of hoptualBrew
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Midnight black pour, small dirty brown head falls to nothing. Shades of this same deep brown on edges when held to light. Opaque, black, looks viscous.

Chewy chocolate malts, fudge, walnuts, sweet toffee and light raisin, all basted in a warming booze, meets the nose.

Sweet fudge, reduced brown sugar, milk chocolate, caramel on the palate with a drying bitter dark chocolate and mild roast to round the finish. A nutty, stone fruit English yeast character also lingers in the finish.

Thick, chewy, silky, smooth, carbonation is appropriate, leaves residual sugar sweetness in the back of the mouth.

Overall, for an imperial porter this is really nice. Borderline imperial stout, but restrains the roasted malts and emphasized the English yeast character well throughout.

hoptualBrew, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Amalak
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
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.

Amalak, Jun 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

TallSaint, Jun 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

GRDave, Jun 26, 2013
Photo of popery
4.21/5  rDev +1%
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.

popery, Jun 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ShemRahBoo, Jun 24, 2013
Photo of PorterLambic
4.55/5  rDev +9.1%
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!

PorterLambic, Jun 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

beerhawk41, Jun 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

HaveUSeenMyCellar, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

allenson21, Jun 22, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bmurray10, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of stella77artois
4.28/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

stella77artois, Jun 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Hophead717, Jun 16, 2013
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5/5  rDev +19.9%

PaulMc, Jun 15, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

ajzy, Jun 14, 2013
Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 888 ratings.