Evil Twin The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout - Evil Twin Brewing
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Ratings: 58 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Kendo:
3.95/5 rDev +3.4%
A: Got it on tap at the Evil Twin tasting event at the Lionheart in Albany. Body is black with a tannish/chocolate brown head.
S: Not terribly strong in the nose, but appropriate porter scents of char and roasted barley malt.
T: Burnt, roasty malt. Heat from the high (10.2% ABV) is noted pretty much right away. Roasted coffee beans. Finishes with char-type bitterness and alcohol heat felt down the gulley. Some dark fruits and milk chocolate as it warms.
M: Call it medium in heft, not a lot of carbonation, so it's smooth but not quite slick.
O: Solid. A bit too much alcohol, but you know to expect it in an "Imperial" porter I guess.
07-16-2013 22:46:23 | More by Kendo
More User Reviews:
3.63/5 rDev -5%
Pours an effervescent chestnut with minimal tan head. Some lacing & head retention
S: Some dark fruit, leafy hops & butter rum
T: Butter rum, dark fruit, woody & leafy hops, dryness up front. More leafy hops, figs. carob & slight cocoa & flat cola notes as this warms, some woody/oaky notes as well. Finishes with butter rum, oakyness,& a bit of figgyness & leafy hops. plus smokeyness
MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, thins out & dries out as this warms
Decent, nothing special. ABV is well hidden. Got better as this warmed. So far I'm not really impressed by these guys, especially as pricey as they are...
08-30-2013 03:21:52 | More by russpowell
3.79/5 rDev -0.8%
Served from bottle into a Mikkeller oversized wine glass (semi-proper!). Poured a massively dark brown with an almost non-existent light tan head. Maintained very minimal pacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, dark chocolate, and alcohol. The flavor was of sweet malt, milk chocolate, dark fruit, wood, earth, dark chocolate, subtle nuttiness, and sweet alcohol. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a pretty decent brew. Once you smell this one you made well aware of the ABV on this one and that it is going to make itself known. It definitely does a good job of this. However, while doing this it still manages to bring out some nicer well balanced flavors before telling your palate that it is a little bitch. I'm really digging this one for the style. Would definitely suggest others to try this one if they get the opportunity.
01-25-2013 00:45:11 | More by thagr81us
3.98/5 rDev +4.2%
Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours a very dark brown, appearing black in the glass. Only a hint of a head, but formed a light tan ring around glass that left light lacing. Aroma dominated by sweet toasted malt with light chocolate, vanilla dark fruit and alcohol. Flavor of toasted malt, coffee, chocolate and sweet malt develops gradually into a robust taste, finishing slightly drier with nice hop and charred coffee. Medium creamy bodied. An interesting porter that overlaps in style with American imperial stouts. As usual for Evil Twin, interesting and well made. I enjoyed spending the evening sipping this.
01-22-2013 04:28:29 | More by LiquidAmber
3.78/5 rDev -1%
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.
05-26-2014 13:00:55 | More by metter98
2.38/5 rDev -37.7%
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.
03-03-2014 17:49:20 | More by ChipMurray
3.8/5 rDev -0.5%
A - Dark brown-mahogany, half finger khaki head that fades fast, light traces of spotty lacing.
S - Milk chocolate, hint of coffee, vanilla cream, dark grains, some dark fruits.
T - Cocoa, raosted grains, subtle burnt notes.
M - Medium-full bodied, low carbonation.
O - This beer seems incomplete.
02-05-2013 22:06:07 | More by Rickythejeweler
3.24/5 rDev -15.2%
A - Pours a dark black with minimal head to it. Not much lacing or retention at all.
S - Not complex, but about what you'd expect to get out of a porter. For an "imperial" I was expecting a little more.
T - Roasted malts, dark fruits, char and licorice. A little heat to it as well.
M - Thin bodied and low carbonation. Really a let down here.
O - I've had better imperial porter offerings from the same brewery. Really a let down here.
11-30-2013 15:57:32 | More by cvm4
Evil Twin The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout from Evil Twin Brewing
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