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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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Ratings: 924
Reviews: 140
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 57
Gots: 147 | FT: 13
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: avalon07 on 08-08-2012)
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

TKEbeerman, Aug 03, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Herky21, Aug 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

beagle75, Aug 02, 2013
Photo of becktone
3.24/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Eye: Pours jet black, pretty much no head whatsoever. It could look better.

Nose: Overall weak aroma. Im getting some chocolate, but even that is weak.

Tongue: Chocolatey upfront with some burnt and hints of roast in the back. Tastes like a porter. Bitterness from roasted malts. Alcohol is detectable and plays a role in the flavor. Maybe some hints of prunes in there, other dark fruits. Body feels light due to higher carbonation that I would expect. Just a bit too much alcohol, more body and flavor and I'd be happier with it. Just really not impressed. Sure I drank the other three bottles no problem and enjoyed it, but for me its just not worth the money.

Drinkability: I mean this is a nice porter or Imperial porter I should say, however, as far as flavor goes, I'd much rather go for Founder's Porter. Such a better beer. The price point on this one two isn't justified by the flavor. Its good, but not that good. Somewhere around $13 a 4-pack, I'd rather go for Founder's at $10 a 6er. This is a good beer, don't get me wrong but I feel I'm left wanting more. Glad I've tried it, but I would rather drink something else, and come back to something else.

becktone, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Steve_Oldrati, Jul 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Cynic-ale, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Dbrulet, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Curloftheburl, Jul 29, 2013
Photo of facundoCNB
4.21/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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!

facundoCNB, Jul 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

KVota, Jul 28, 2013
Photo of Brenden
4.66/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

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.

Brenden, Jul 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

tun, Jul 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

apasternak, Jul 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

bbadger, Jul 27, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

AndrewMichael, Jul 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Kelp, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CheapBeerBuzz, Jul 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

kevdemers, Jul 24, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

HaleNo85, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

markgugs, Jul 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

TonyTalon, Jul 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Ivegotmule, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Thedrizzle, Jul 19, 2013
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4.36/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

cindyjeffsmith, Jul 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Stephanieha, Jul 16, 2013
Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 924 ratings.