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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962 Ratings
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Ratings: 962
Reviews: 145
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 9.59%
Wants: 58
Gots: 157 | FT: 13
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Denmark

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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4.03/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.43/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of SP1_FLA
3.5/5  rDev -16.1%

Photo of JoeLacy
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

Photo of superspak
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 5/21/2014. Pours dense pitch black color with a small dense dark brown head with good retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and moderate dark fruit notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness. Moderate amount of roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, molasses, raisin, prune, licorice, dark bread, light smoke/char, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and moderate dark fruit flavors; with a great roasted bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, moderately slick, and lightly chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial porter. All around great complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts and moderate dark fruit flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

Photo of Brain-eat-Brain
4.76/5  rDev +14.1%

Photo of pigpen892
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of braican
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Photo of papat444
4.15/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of CHickman
4.18/5  rDev +0.2%

Bottled 12/17/13: Pours pitch black color with a 2 finger creamy tan head that was full of bubbles and faded slowly leaving very good foamy lacing coating the sides.

Smells of chocolate, burnt wood, char, burnt coffee grinds, vanilla, molasses, licorice, dark fudge, some dark sweet fruit like cherry or prunes, mild booze and herbs or mild spices. Sweet and burnt are the main combo that hits your nasal passage, and like all dark Evil Twin beers this one is deep, rich and roasty with a strong coffee, mocha and brown sugar presence that lets the booze peek through but not offend.

Flavor walks the fine line of being cloyingly sweet, but pulls back with the charred taste that’s almost smoky and goes well with the mocha/espresso, burnt coffee grinds, vanilla, chocolate, burnt wood, brown sugar, char, raisin, toffee, molasses, licorice, cocoa powder and what seems like pine cone/piney hops as the bitterness comes into play with some light spices like pepper and then trails off with dark bakers chocolate, port wine, soy sauce and caramel. The sweetness suppresses the 11.5% ABV, masking it as it attempts balance that just can’t overcome the sweet malt dominance that has dark fruity notes and minor hop hints adding to the rich complexities.

A meal in a bottle, this was thick and chewy with mild carbonation, a heavy body and a slightly bitter aftertaste that trailed off quite sweet considering the very earthy burnt and charred malt presence throughout the consumption.

Like other “Imperial” Evil Twin beers, this was a slow sipper that was nice to take down in a controlled manner, allowing it to warm and bring out more flavor and aromas that helped hide the booze yet let the alcohol provide enough zing and buzz to add to the overall experience. Another quality Evil Twin beer that I really enjoyed and would recommend.

Photo of Franck
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Smell of black chocolate and roasted malt. Hint of alcohol
In mouth it's very tasteful. Cocoa, anise and expresso. Aromas of dark berries give a light sour side. High abv is well-hidden. Medium/high roundness. Low carbonation.
Bitterness is quite long and dominated by anise.
Very good overall. Great complexity and well balanced.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of Jimisyourdaddy
4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

I'm fairly new to reviewing brews. I have, however, been drinking craft brews and seeking the best beer I can find for many years. I picked up a 4 pack of Lil B yesterday and I couldn't wait to get home and try it. The reviews I've read about Evil Twin Brewing are phenomenal and they are really on the cutting edge with the stuff they're putting out. Let me tell you, this beer does not disappoint. I've never given a beer a "5" rating because I always want to leave room for improvement. This is the closest thing to a perfect beer I have come across in my travels. Outstanding by any means. I didn't want the one I drank to end. Do yourself a favor and give this one a try. It will not disappoint.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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4/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.1/5  rDev -1.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of TBlightning
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of brentk56
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: I noticed some leakage from the cap when I unpacked this beer yesterday and when it poured out flat I was not surprised; I am just going to rate it a "4" in this category and presume it would have poured with the typical mocha head on the pitch black liquid

Smell: Dark chocolate, mocha, licorice and prune

Taste: Dark chocolate and prune, up front, with the licorice and mocha elements building in the middle; fudge and black bread tones, after the swallow, with some coffee in the finish

Mouthfeel: Again, I am going to give this a "4.25" as I presume that the full body would have been matched by some carbonation rather than the flatness I encountered

Overall: A really nice Imperial Porter (as distinct, of course, from an Imperial Stout); nice range of flavors

Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
93 out of 100 based on 962 ratings.