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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: 1,005
Reviews: 155
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 63
Gots: 165 | FT: 12
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

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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4.48/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bought at Little's Wine & Liquor Store in Denver CO. bottled on 06/10/13, so exactly 3 months ago.

Cleaned palate with honey roasted peanuts and water.

A&S: The smell is truly amazing: complex and unique but not going beyond the bounds of the style. Powerful dark fruit (cherries) and upfront, balanced with a dark chocolate, molasses, and roasty background. Also in the mix bourbon and wood tones. Head is a dark brown/red that pour about a finger but doesn't hang around long, retained in a thin layer. Deep charcoal colored beer.

T&M: Similar to the smell just not as many elements to it. Still has a powerful alcohol component. Not as much cherries and other dark fruits as the aroma, and more on the dark chocolate side (especially towards the finish). Silky smooth and full bodied but not overly chewy and heavy in the finish.

Overall: This might be one of my favorite beers, not only for the style but overall also. I'm REALLY looking forward to what else this brewing company has in store.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle ~$3.50. Super dark black, huge head at first which was dark brown. Aroma is sweet, dark, hints of cookie dough, smells rich. Flavor was super rich dark chocolate, sugar, no hint of alcohol at all. This could just as easily been labeled as an imperial stout, not sure what the difference here is but this was quality. In fact, I think this was better than the imperial biscotti break. Good stuff.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brilliant ebony coloring gave way to a thin brown head. The frothy foam collared quickly and left no lacing.

The scent had more stout qualities with chocolate malts, toffee, caramel and even a bit of praline. Light char and roast sit underneath a more powerful toffee.

The flavor is smooth, not very full but has a creaminess. That creamy taste is brought about by the strong toffee flavor, sweet and tasty. The caramel malt is a little roasted with a vague smoky flavor.

11.5 pct ABV is completely masked in this exceptionally smooth, creamy and a touch thin drinkable porter.

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4/5  rDev -4.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

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4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer pours like dark roast coffee, oozing between a deep brown and a black coloring. It pours with a tiny head of miniscule, dark khaki bubbles (as is expected at this ABV), which quickly slicks into a scrim ring along the glass. The beer leaves a super slick, thin curtain of lacing when it washes over the glass, along with a small set of legs to suggest its alcohol content. In body, the beer is too dark to penetrate, but as it pours it does not seem to be the thickest thing to ever come out of a bottle… On the nose, the beer smells richly fruity with dark plum, raisin, and chocolate notes. Brown sugar and dates also appear on the nose, along with the ghost of fusel alcohol. The smell is richly fruity both in malt and yeast character, blending with slight nutty smells. Roast coffee is also present, but it is sitting beside a very pungent raisin/date/plum dipped in brown sugar and chocolate. On the tongue, the beer tastes richly sweet at first, almost cloying with definite alcohol notes, but this perfectly melds into a dry, lightly bitter roast as the beer finishes. There is a light, tart pop at the back of the finish, which adds a level of complexity that I did not expect from this beer. In flavor, the beer begins as sweet plums dipped in a light chocolate. Faint raisins and brown sugar dance on the tongue after the initial flavor, but they are buoyed along by cloying, sweet alcohol that takes a little away from the beer. Luckily, this alcohol is very brief, and is bludgeoned aside by beautiful, dry, French roast coffee. A touch of vanilla and cinnamon, also, bring light spice to the tongue, perhaps from the alcohol, just as the coffee flavor moves in. The finish is light, but long and gives hints of praline, pecans and milk chocolate. In the mouth, this beer feels silky smooth and on the heavy side of medium in body. Carbonation is smooth and velvety, blanketing the tongue in oozing goodness. The mouth is left roasted dry and slightly sticky. Overall, this is a beautifully complex and rich porter. Its thinner mouthfeel and silkiness definitely lend it to the porter style, and not to the thick and chewy stouts, but it works beautifully. This beer is not revolutionary, nor is it even that weird in today’s beer world, but it is well crafted and richly nuanced. I think it could do with a little aging to smooth out the cloying alcohol in the middle of the sip, but I still think it’s great to drink now.

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2.78/5  rDev -33.5%
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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4/5  rDev -4.3%

Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 1,005 ratings.