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

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BA SCORE
85
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:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

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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crusian

Oregon

2/5  rDev -47.5%

01-12-2013 02:46:45 | More by crusian
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ChipMurray

Pennsylvania

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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NRo

California

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-29-2014 17:53:39 | More by NRo
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cvm4

Mississippi

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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sonofliberty2

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-10-2014 02:10:36 | More by sonofliberty2
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firstlighthiker

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-06-2013 21:03:31 | More by firstlighthiker
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.44/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

No head or lacing on a deep brown, likely clear body. Aroma of dark chocolate, cola, roasted malts, hint of coffee, some orange. Flavors of molasses, brown sugar, vanilla, caramel, very little roast. Medium body and light to moderate carbonation. Fairly sweet. The porter character is overshadowed. These things hurt drinkability.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2013 03:19:30 | More by kylehay2004
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-26-2013 12:25:36 | More by dcbeers
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random846

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

07-06-2013 01:37:23 | More by random846
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

01-27-2013 04:31:01 | More by lupercmda
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Jd2391

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-07-2013 03:07:19 | More by Jd2391
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-14-2013 06:49:09 | More by Texasfan549
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strongaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-13-2013 10:37:07 | More by strongaf
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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-04-2013 15:26:41 | More by BMart
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russpowell

Oklahoma

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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kemoarps

Washington

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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nickfl

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours with a small head of off white foam that settles rapidly and leaves almost no lace. The body is clear with just a hint of ruby showing through.

S - Caramel, toffee, smoky molasses, and some chocolate.

T - lots of dark sugar up front with molasses and toffee in the middle. Finishes with caramel and burnt toffee.

M - Medium thick body, moderately low carbonation, and a dry finish.

D - A bit too much dark sugar for me, perhaps with more age or some barrel character it would be nice, but as it is it doesn't work that well for me.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 19:03:33 | More by nickfl
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aztraz

Sweden

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-11-2014 09:46:37 | More by aztraz
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-16-2013 10:36:11 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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MrBeige

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-10-2014 02:00:24 | More by MrBeige
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-18-2013 21:59:18 | More by nmann08
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

04-04-2013 23:58:54 | More by UltimateLivewire
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-11-2013 14:27:12 | More by kjkinsey
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BrewBoyR

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-07-2013 00:53:47 | More by BrewBoyR
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Bandi

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-26-2014 13:26:00 | More by Bandi
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Evil Twin The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout from Evil Twin Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 56 ratings.