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

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very good

56 Ratings
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Ratings: 56
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 12.34%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 01-07-2013)
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Reviews by Rickythejeweler:
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3.8/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2013 22:06:07 | More by Rickythejeweler
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4/5  rDev +5%

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06-09-2014 23:05:31 | More by AlpacaAlpaca
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3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-29-2014 17:53:39 | More by NRo
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New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-26-2014 13:26:00 | More by Bandi
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New York

3.78/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2014 13:00:55 | More by metter98
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-13-2014 17:46:14 | More by Brinks
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New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

03-12-2014 01:10:58 | More by pinebarons
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2.38/5  rDev -37.5%
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.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 17:49:20 | More by ChipMurray
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-01-2014 14:21:15 | More by Goldndomer
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4/5  rDev +5%

01-17-2014 03:37:23 | More by Griffith
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4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
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.

Serving type: bottle

01-09-2014 03:11:27 | More by CowsandBeer
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-13-2013 10:37:07 | More by strongaf
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-07-2013 03:07:19 | More by Jd2391
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3.24/5  rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-30-2013 15:57:32 | More by cvm4
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-04-2013 15:26:41 | More by BMart
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3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This is surprisingly diaphanous beer off the bat. There was a decent cream head initially, but it fades pretty quick, leaving some lacing down the side, but not enough to get Key and Peele's vampire's excited.

It does smell good, though! I'm not generally a fan of the fruitier side of dark beers, tending towards the roastier creamier side of things, but this is inviting. Dark fruits predominate, with some brown sugar, a round creamy note and almost a little bit of rum.

I have generally been very impressed with Evil Twin's big dark beers, but this one I find to be quite lacking. Starts off aggressively sweet with the dominant type being the dark fruit variety. Prunes (how appropriate listening to this gerontology lecture...), plums, some raisin and almost a tart cherry character. The sweet dark fruits coupled with the boozy heat (which is certainly there) actually almost remind me of a port. This is one that could well be worth laying don for a bit to let it mellow and hopefully that sweetness and alcohol will not be quite so dominant. I'm probably not going to buy another one just to try that, though, but maybe I will. But probably not. But maybe. I am decisive.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2013 01:27:11 | More by kemoarps
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

09-03-2013 12:30:14 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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3.63/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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...

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2013 03:21:52 | More by russpowell
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New York

3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: on-tap

07-16-2013 22:46:23 | More by Kendo
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Evil Twin The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout from Evil Twin Brewing
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