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

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BA SCORE
86
very good

58 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 3
Gots: 9 | 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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Kendo

New York

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
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random846

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

07-05-2013 06:01:04 | More by cyrushire
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-18-2013 00:31:26 | More by ajzy
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jklecko2

California

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-13-2013 16:33:13 | More by jklecko2
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-26-2013 06:02:35 | More by twelveinches
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kmahe

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

04-05-2013 03:12:33 | More by kmahe
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UltimateLivewire

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

03-01-2013 14:16:47 | More by RedneckBeerz
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FlussigkeitMut

Indiana

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-24-2013 19:26:21 | More by FlussigkeitMut
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nickfl

Florida

3.73/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

02-23-2013 19:03:33 | More by nickfl
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kylehay2004

Florida

3.44/5  rDev -9.9%

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.

02-22-2013 03:19:30 | More by kylehay2004
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Lovely85

Florida

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-22-2013 03:11:25 | More by Lovely85
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Dactrius

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-20-2013 01:16:32 | More by Dactrius
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bostonryan

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-17-2013 02:56:30 | More by bostonryan
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-16-2013 10:36:11 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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Naters333

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-15-2013 16:58:01 | More by Naters333
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JustinWhipple

Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-10-2013 22:55:48 | More by JustinWhipple
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4.15/5  rDev +8.6%

I'm not sure why the beer is no longer known as Blackout, but its dark-as-night appearance and after effects sure still suggest so. But I'm assuming that it's the Prince of Blackouts, so it will likely become regular Blackout again very soon. I see the pattern.

And with certain stout-like properties, the dense mocha-stained ale is carries a viscous visual texture and epic creamy proportions. A latte-like creme tops the beer like steamed milk, creating a whipped topping effect. Long lasting retention and milky lace seem to be a continuation of the 30-weight ale beneath.

Heavy toast, coffee roastiness, cocoa powder, and roasted walnuts all play into the savory and stern aromas. Even a tinge of tangy yougurt and tart berries offer an intriguing malty-vinous interplay.

But where the aromas suggest harsher char and tart elements, the flavors are smooth and warm- leading with bittersweet chocolate, espresso, light charred woods, walnut, and mild smoke. Light cherry pit flavors offer up mild wine-like acidity and berry-like tartness to accompany the roasted grain. But with creamy malt underpinnings, the beer's lush taste is of milkshake and whipped cream.

Full bodied, the beer is easily mistaken for imperial stout- its heavy weight is dense, creamy, and playfully chewy. As the malt and marshmallowy carbonation recedes, the rise of roasty bitterness, mild acrid dryness, and slight astringency carry the beer into a warm finish and an extended aftertaste of roast and chocolate.

With its imperial stout proportions, the beer hardly resembles a porter. Toast turns to roast, and the body projects extreme fullness- all making this beer more stout than most stouts.

02-09-2013 03:54:50 | More by BEERchitect
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Rickythejeweler

Maryland

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
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IpeeA

Missouri

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

02-01-2013 23:27:42 | More by IpeeA
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

01-26-2013 12:25:36 | More by dcbeers
Evil Twin The Beer Formerly Known As Blackout from Evil Twin Brewing
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