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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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93
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766 Ratings
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Ratings: 766
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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Brown120

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-26-2012 01:57:36 | More by Brown120
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

11-25-2012 21:11:46 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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plumcrazyfx

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-23-2012 20:28:03 | More by plumcrazyfx
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lackenhauser

Maryland

5/5  rDev +20.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours just like used motor oil-thick and viscous right out of the bottle. Jet black with a very slight tan head on top. Deep raisen, dark dried fruit aroma. Chocolate and espresso notes. Mild oak and port. Slightly treacle like and a faint caramel sweetness. Big and bold dark roast flavors. Deep espresso and bakers chocolate. Sticky toffee sweetness to it as well. Velvety smooth mouthfeel. Lip smackingly sweet finish. No sense of being so high in abv. WOW! My first offering from these folks and I am just blown away. Just a huge wonderful beer all in. Has desert island beer written all over it.

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 02:00:02 | More by lackenhauser
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GradyS1

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-16-2012 16:57:51 | More by GradyS1
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bsuedekum

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-14-2012 02:50:30 | More by bsuedekum
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jmgrub

California

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-13-2012 22:01:05 | More by jmgrub
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-11-2012 16:29:54 | More by orangesol
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dunix

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

11-09-2012 20:45:49 | More by dunix
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -3.8%

11-09-2012 14:04:21 | More by AngusOg
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oline73

Maryland

3.95/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap during Baltimore beer week. Served in a sampling glass.

Appearance: The beer pours very dark brown, almost black. There is a layer of tan head on top of the pour that fades to a ring around the glass.

Smell: Sweet and malty right off the bat. As you smell the beer, bitter notes of coffee and dark chocolate balance things out a bit. I'm also getting some dark fruit.

Taste: I think this one has a pretty good balance to it. Bitter roasted malt, coffee, and dark chocolate flavors show up along with sweet malt and dark fruit. The bitter notes linger a bit longer through the finish.

Mouthfeel: The body is thick and syrupy with tingly carbonation and a finish that is drier than I would have expected.

Overall: I thought this one was quite good. The balance of flavors was very nice. The mouthfeel could have been a bit less thick. I might have another depending on the price point.

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2012 22:28:46 | More by oline73
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wdarcy77

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

11-04-2012 14:18:33 | More by wdarcy77
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itsthepleats

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-31-2012 22:40:12 | More by itsthepleats
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-30-2012 05:05:03 | More by duceswild
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bifrost17

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-29-2012 17:35:49 | More by bifrost17
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Reaper16

Alabama

4.1/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

*drinks beer to Lil B's "I'm God" album, for thematic effect.*
*Scratch that: listens to the Clams Casino instrumentals from that album because Lil B is an awful rapper but his beats are fantastic*

22oz. bomber served into a snifter

Pours like an imperial stout. It's ink-black, with no head. Seriously, I'm worried that the beer will taste flat. There's just the tracest suggestion of tan foam. No lace to speak of then, but there are alcohol legs.

Upon first smell I wonder if this beer is named "Lil' B" as in "Little Biscotti Break," because this beer bears many resemblances to Evil Twin's lauded, super-sweet imperial stout. The aroma is full of cookie dough and vanilla and chocolate. Full of it. There's also an aroma that smells like a stout being brewed in a commercial brewhouse; It's uncanny how much this smells like a brewhouse. Lots of dry, crumbly cookies. Brownie batter. A flash of darkish fruit, like prunes meets blueberries. If I'm scoring this aroma as a stout? It does very well for itself.

Let's get this straight: this does not taste like a porter. Imperial Porter is a mostly bullshit style anyway, usually it just means "this imperial stout is more roast-forward." But while I can even mentally twist myself to consider, say, Deschutes' Black Butte XX__ series of beers to be related to porters, Lil' B is a stout all of the way. There's no roast. Like, at all.

But what there is is a melange of sweet flavor that together make for a very good stout. The dark fruits are strong here; lots of purple and blue fleshed fruit flavors. Those are grounded in a heavy dose of milk chocolate and vanilla. This tastes like eating a variety of cookies at the same time that you eat a Russell Stover's sampler. It's not cloying, though. This is a marvelous dessert sipper.

The mouthfeel is extremely thick. Many imperial stouts don't achieve the fullness and silkiness that Lil' B does. Overall, this is a very good imperial stout. Forget this porter business. It's a big ol' stout.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2012 21:15:10 | More by Reaper16
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jsteel2

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -15.9%

10-22-2012 20:10:30 | More by jsteel2
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

10-22-2012 04:37:50 | More by Crimsontider22
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Mark000

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-20-2012 11:08:50 | More by Mark000
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

10-19-2012 19:29:57 | More by mendvicdog
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -3.8%

10-17-2012 23:12:24 | More by kaelingirl
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jacewg

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

10-16-2012 17:48:42 | More by jacewg
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hangthedj

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

10-15-2012 00:36:18 | More by hangthedj
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TheRealBigC

Nevada

3.83/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like one would expect. Notes of chocolate and dark fruit in the aroma. Taste has a little more of a charred malt taste along with chocolate, figs and a little raisin. Feel medium-heavy with little carbonation. All in all, it's got some taste, but I can't help comparing it to this year's Black Butte XXIV and favoring that one. This isn't quite as good and costs more. However, this one isn't a one-and-done brew, so there's that.

Serving type: on-tap

10-14-2012 02:02:24 | More by TheRealBigC
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inlimbo77

Delaware

4.33/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz, Summer '12
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A: Pours a deep dark black color. Poured like motor oil, pretty darn thick. Basically no head. Just a thin ring of dark tan. Leaves some spotty lacing.

S: Licorice, dark chocolate, dark fruits, roast, molasses, etc. Smells big! Bigger than normal porters. Some booze.

T: Tip of the tongue, you get dark chocolate bitterness. Really dark cocoa. Then some of that roasted malt and coffee in there. That molasses. The beer really smooths in the center. It's got a creamy mouthfeel. Surprised me. Big beer. Big porter. Dry finish. No really alcohol burn, but abv is there. Lingering dark chocolate. Delicious.

M: Full bodied. Very silky.

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 17:21:39 | More by inlimbo77
Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 766 ratings.