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Evil Twin The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
85
very good

67 Ratings
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Ratings: 67
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 14.85%
Wants: 3
Gots: 11 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 01-07-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.
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Ratings: 67 | Reviews: 18
Photo of bigred89
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AngusOg
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

I actually really enjoyed the taste of this one. My biggest complaint is (my bottle at least) has very little carbonation,almost completely flat. Booooo!

Photo of Sammy
3.73/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of paresis
4.13/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of ttroha
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.54/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into brandy snifter

A: deep black color almost no head

S: figs, dates, alcohol, some roast

T: boozy licorice, figs, burnt dates

M: this beer is cloying and not in a good way

O: probably the worst ET porter/stout I've had it's boozy beyond belief and deeply cloying thank god it is retired

Photo of Soto
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of ZenBiscuits
1/5  rDev -73.5%

Photo of GeorgeCarroll
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of wesbourne
3.92/5  rDev +4%

Photo of Nightrain87
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of MrBeige
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of AlpacaAlpaca
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of NRo
3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Bandi
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is black when viewed from afar but when held up to a bright light the beer is clear and very dark red in color with a moderate amount of carbonation. It poured with a short beige head that quickly died down, leaving a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light aromas of burnt malts and molasses are present in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of burnt and roasted malts along with notes of molasses. There is a slight amount of bitterness and the flavors of molasses linger into the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is quite drinkable as any traces of alcohol are very well hidden from the taste.

Photo of Brinks
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of pinebarons
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of ChipMurray
2.41/5  rDev -36.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Brownish, thin appearance. No head or lacing.
Off smell, soy sauce, ugh.
The taste is similar to licking a dirty ashtray. (Well-traveled ex-smoker here...)
Thin, watery, bad.
I honestly wanted to like this, but it's too bad for that. A definite miss for a brewer with generally good recipes.
No, just no. Sorry.

Photo of Goldndomer
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of CowsandBeer
4.07/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Single 11.2 ounce bottle picked up at the Mall of the Bluffs Hyvee. I think I remember paying around $8 for this? Poured into a Blind Tiger Brewery snifter after letting it warm up for about 30 minutes.

Appearance: Poured straight down the middle no head was produced. Some bubble action on the sides, though. A very dark, just shy of black body. After coaxing out a very thin head the beer left some decent lacing on the sides of the glass. Despite being a huge beer I was still expecting more in the terms of head/retention.

Smell: Brown sugar, dark bitter chocolate, and a nice, sweet pruney nose. After it warmed up a bit some nice notes of coffee, chocolate cake frosting, caramel, and cream came up.

Taste: Smooth dark chocolate, brown sugar, stone fruit, medium roast coffee beans and cream. Finishes with a nice dark roasted malt note and some bitterness. I can only imagine how awesome this would smell out of a bourbon barrel with coffee added.

Mouthfeel: Low carbonation with a heavy, syrupy mouthfeel. Quite warming.

Overall: A big, warming, solid imperial stoutish beer. Not sure how the whole porter part works out, as this almost reminds me of Expedition stout. However, while it didn’t look like much it had a good nose and tasted great. Also it had a nice heavy mouthfeel which wasn’t boozy or rough but smooth and warming. While it’s not worth more than $5 a bottle, if someone offers you a pour I'd be willing to bet you'll enjoy it.

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Evil Twin The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 67 ratings.