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

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BA SCORE
85
very good

63 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 15.43%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  10.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ngeunit1 on 01-07-2013)
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Reviews by Rickythejeweler:
Photo of Rickythejeweler
3.8/5  rDev +1.1%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of dcbeers
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Griffith
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.49/5  rDev -7.2%
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 aztraz
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of russpowell
3.63/5  rDev -3.5%
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...

Photo of thagr81us
3.79/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.25/5  rDev -13.6%

Photo of cyrushire
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of NRo
3/5  rDev -20.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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1/5  rDev -73.4%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.98/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of metter98
3.78/5  rDev +0.5%
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 ChipMurray
2.38/5  rDev -36.7%
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.

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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2/5  rDev -46.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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Evil Twin The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.