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Evil Twin Naked Lunch In A Heavenly Copenhagen Resto - Evil Twin Brewing

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84 Ratings
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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 9.11%
Wants: 12
Gots: 5 | FT: 1
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThePorterSorter on 05-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 23
Reviews by jpro:
Photo of jpro
3.82/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Syndikatet tulip-ish glass...

A: Glossy black; 1/2-finger sandy head of loose foam; no lace; minimal retention.

S: Dark chocolate; cookies; crusty brownies; roast malt; weird / artificial malt (sweet); almonds; peat smoke.

T: Sweet malt; chocolate syrup; coffee; darkness.

M: Full body; moderate carbonation.

O: A big, chewy, roasty stout - probably wouldn’t have again, though; a definite sipper.

*from notes: 01.06.14

More User Reviews:
Photo of Brenden
4.07/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This stout has the look, thick and oily and pretty vicous. It doesn't have much of a head, just a layer on top that recedes to some heaviness at the edges. What little head there is manages some spotting.
The smell is nice, all big malt and bittersweet chocolate and vanilla/toffee notes with a little char but no acrid note, avoiding too hard a bitterness.
The taste essentially follows suit, more roast coming out and, accordingly, a touch more char. Each sip has a vanilla, caramel and toffee sweetness to it, though aside the bittersweet chocolate and a roasted coffee note. The main difference here is that there is an acrid note that follows each sip into the finish, though it's not hard enough to mar it too much.
The feel is good, robust without being too heavy, thick without being cloying. It goes pretty smooth all the way from the beginning to the end of each sip. there's something about the beer's even, steady creaminess and the fact that it doesn't need to rely on crispness, having just the very slightest but just remaining lush the entirety of each sip for the whole session.

Photo of thagr81us
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served from bottle into a Westbrook snifter (semi-proper!). Poured a massively dark brown (almost black) with a one finger light tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained excellent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, coffee, earth, roasted malt, dark chocolate, and subtle dark fruit. The flavor was of roasted malt, earth, coffee, and dark chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with medium carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. The aroma on this one was definitely the highlight of this one with a really nice note of dark chocolate and coffee going on here with just a kiss of sweetness. However, on the flavor it was quite roasty and toasty. This was just a touch overwhelming for my palate as there was no real balance aspect going on at all. Really wish there would have been a touch of sweetness to help make this one much more easy to drink. But it has to be said, that you would not think this one was 10% by aroma or flavor alone. Definitely worth your time trying if you have not done so already.

Photo of KYGunner
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Gorgeous jet black color holds a deep brown frothy head that collared quickly.

Very coffee-centric in the nose I caught some Graham cracker, marshmallow, char and smoke.

The stout played tricks on me as it came out richly with chocolate. Maybe a touch of caramel but really chocolatey. Suddenly it changed to an iced coffee flavor, with some marshmallow sweetness. Then I get cracker like malt, kind of bready, with char and tobacco. This ended more towards coffee and cigar. The 10pct ABV is incredibly well hidden and I found no warmth or evidence.

Outside the worst name ever, this is an exciting and interesting take on a very good beer.

Photo of bluejacket74
4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

11.2 ounce bottle. Served in a DFH snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with a half inch tan head. The head didn't stay around for very long, but there's a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like roasted malt, coffee, leather, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla and dark fruit. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some licorice, burnt toast/bread and toffee noticeable. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and coating with low/moderate carbonation. I thought this was a good Imperial Stout, but then I can't think of any Evil Twin beers that I haven't liked. Certainly worth trying if you come across a bottle.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.22/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into an Elysian snifter. Pours pitch black with only a thin light brown ring of foam around the glass leaving light lacing. Rich aroma of toasted malt, molasses, coffee and chocolate; hints of smoke and vanilla. Flavor follows, dominated by toasted, slightly charred malt, chocolate, vanilla and coffee. Finishes with a light bitterness and residual woodiness, hints of smoke and charred coffee. Nice medium to heavy bodied with mild creaminess. Finish leans towards the dryer maltiness of a foreign export, but retains the richness of flavor of an imperial stout. Quite nicely done.

Photo of metter98
4.06/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high light beige head that died down a bit but consistently left a large collar of large bubbles around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of cocoa and burnt malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell and also has notes of roasted malts and hints of dark chocolate along with a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: If you like flavors of burnt malts, roasted malts and chocolate, this is a really nice beer tat also hides its alcohol well.

Photo of maxwelldeux
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Bottle. Pours a thick and near black color with a smallish dark tan head. Nose has some great roasting and coffee elements to it with some light and subtle bitterness being present underneath. Taste is a little bitter and almost burnt, but still very roasty with a very subtle sweetness finishing it. I like it.

Photo of zac16125
4.09/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

11.2oz bottle into a snifter
no bottling dates

Thanks to jsteel2 for sending this one over as an extra!

A: Opaque black with 1 fingers width of tan colored head, which dissipates down fairly quickly and leaves only a few small patches of lacing.

S: Big roasty, tobacco, and leather notes. Ash, a bit of cocoa and coffee.

T: Tons of leather notes, tobacco, roasted malt, cream, subtle chocolate and coffee.

M/D: Full bodied, a bit chewy, appropriately low carbonation, good smoothness, ABV well restrained and drinkability is good.

O: Another good IS from Evil Twin, this one reminds me a lot of Mini Growler, except I remember Mini Growler being a little better. Either way, certainly worth a try, but ET has many other IS's that I prefer to this one.

Photo of dbrauneis
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear yet opaque black in color with some light amounts of visible carbonation and some dark cola brown highlights. The beer has a finger tall sudsy dark beige head that slowly reduces to a medium patch of medium large bubbles and a very thin film covering the entire surface if the beer with a thin ring at the edges of the glass.

S: Moderate aromas of roasted malts with a hint of burnt malts along with some notes of roasted coffee and just a hint of chocolate.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malts with lighter amounts of burnt malts. Light to moderate flavors of roasted bitter coffee and some notes of dark bittersweet chocolate. Moderate amounts of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Just slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: Enjoyable with a very deep roasty flavors and aromas. A good slow sipping beer and the alcohol is very well hidden.

Photo of WillCarrera
4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at Tørst in NYC, served in a wine glass.

A- Pours black with a thin brown head, leaves little lacing.

S- Lots of roast, more-so than some of Evil Twin's other stouts, a nice amount of chocolate, vanilla, maybe some caramel.

T- Lots of chocolate, some caramel and dark fruit, big roasty flavors become more prominent towards the finish. A bit of booze towards the finish.

M- Full-bodied, thick and creamy, slightly boozy finish.

O- Another more than solid stout from Evil Twin. This is a style that they really have on lock, but while this is a tasty beer, I do prefer others Evil Twin beers like the Jesus series.

Photo of dnphoto
4.47/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

This beer, as a dark beer, ironically is very refreshing. It has a perfect body, tastes like pure roasted malts (reminiscent of fresh dark grains from the homebrew shop)

Appearance: dark as can be, pleasantly opaque

smell: slight at first, sweet and vanillaesque on the finish

taste: a bomb of great fresh toffees, smoked/roasted malts. But all amongst a pleasantly balanced body.

Lingers in a perfect way. this beer needs nothing more.

Photo of dar482
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I had this on tap at Torst. It pours in a pitch black color with a light brown head.

The aroma had some coffee, roasted malt, chocolate.

The flavor followed with an emphasis on the dark chocolate and coffee. It was quite a complete beer with its gentle finish and body. The flavors did not overpower to get this beer out of balance.

It's a very smooth drinking beer and the body is quite mild and medium for a 10% ABV beer.

Photo of jrenihan
4.03/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Beer is black with a smallish and frothy tan head. Head begins to fade quickly, leaving some bubbles.

Nose contains roasted malt, chocolate, marshmallow, a bit of dark fruit.

Taste is similar. Focus on roasted malt, some bittersweet chocolate, a bit of coffee. The marshmallow flavour is there as well. Moderately bitter.

Full bodied, but much thinner than expected. Low carbonation level. Smooth.

Overall, quite good, but not one of Evil Twin's better imperial stouts.

Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Knocking it out of the park once again, Evil Twin hits the taps with another rock-solid Imperial Stout that- in true Evil Twin fashion- rides that fine live of high roast and burnt flavor. But its sweet malt underpinnings and fruity roundness keeps that palate off guard at every sip.

Simply put, the beer pours black. Its matte finish signifies its heavy yeast haze. Settling slowly in the glass, the head character slowly builds on top the body and does so with light sandy tan creaminess. Strong staying power and classic concentric lace ensures firm quality right down to the last sip.

Strong French roast coffee and cocoa-rich chocolates immediately jump out- the beer's roasty scent is front and center. Burnt toffee and a melange of vinous and dark fruit peak through the roast to ensure a balanced and enticing nose. To taste, its the burnt toffee and molasses maltiness that teases the early palate. But a quick rise of deeply roasted espresso beans pierce through the sweetness with ease and not only balances the taste but continues to grow into complete dominance in the middle. Trailing dry-roast taste allows for a mix of plumb, red grape, cherry, and oak-soaked sherry wine. Spicy peppercorn highlight the alcohol taste as well as a peak of aniseed. Extreme complexity keeps building even as the rougher edges of roast taste of ash and grape seed at times.

Of course the beer is full bodied, but equipped with its burst of carbonation- the beer retains a creamy dryness and fluffed lightness despite its enormous viscosity. Late alcohol and roast embers add a prickling sensation that's borderline numbing to disguise its burnt astringency quite well.

Naked Lunch is extremely close to being a world class Stout, but it's also just as close to becoming a dumpster fire of a mess. This is the fine line that the masterminds of Evil Twin ride. I applause their daring and exhilarating taste!

Photo of lackenhauser
4.67/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very deep cocoa colored beer-more a deep brown then even bordering on black. Richly deep in the aroma department. Roasted coffee, chocolate. Rich, rich flavors of cocoa and mild espresso. Roasetd graininess that cant be beat. Some sweetness at first but finish is dry. Bready/grainy like mouthfeel. Very full. Just a great beer-so much going on in the cocoa/coffee thing. Big bold and boodacious! Well worth a shot.

Photo of BubbleBobble
3.42/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Very little head formation - about an 1/8 of an inch - that quickly disperses. Color is midnight black. What few bubbles of carbonation there are rise very slowly to the surface.

S: Dark chocolate, vanilla, and cherries are most prominent. There is the slightest bit of heat and alcohol that make an appearance, it is not at all overpowering or lingering.

T: All the flavors that I expected from the smell - especially the chocolate and cherries - are there, as is the alcohol, once the beer warms up a bit. With said, everything is a little too subdued.

M: Creamy mouthfeel that coats the tongue and lingers.

O: Certainly not a disappointing beer, but it just wasn't that memorable. No huge knocks and drinks smoothly for a 10%er, but not worth going out of your way or budget to try.

Photo of lacqueredmouse
4.12/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

33cl brown bottle purchased from Healthy Spirits in San Francisco.

Uncaps with barely a hiss, and pours a surprisingly light colour: still very dark brown, but translucent at the edges. Head forms a fine film with some coaxing, but otherwise settles out to just a ring with a sheen of oil across the top. Carbonation is minimal, but very fine. Some patchy lace. Looks pretty good.

Nose is excellent. It's big sweet stout territory, but this is bolstered by a big robust oatmeal and cereal character, laced with a little brown sugar. There's a surprising freshness to it as well, giving it a lightness and a slight herbal quality. It's perhaps not a beer with the ridiculous richness or potency of the very best, but it has some interesting twists to it.

Taste is smooth and supple. True to the nose, there's a freshness that lightens it a lot, giving slight herbal tones a little like curly parsley over the dark richness. Underneath there's that oatmeal, multigrain character to it, but extremely smooth and silky, meaning it has the same quality as a big sweet, heavy impy stout would have. Aftertaste has lots of bitter chocolate which provides an interesting diversion.

I love that something is twisted in this imperial stout. It has such a lightness to it which is quite unusual. This is despite the fact is still has stacks of flavour (and that most of the flavour is still malt-driven), and that it still tips the scales at 10% ABV. Really remarkably drinkable for all that.

Photo of mdfb79
4.14/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

From 06/01/13 notes. Had an 8 oz. pour of this on tap at Tørst in Brooklyn, NY.

a - Pours a deep, dark brown, almost black color, with one inch of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks like a great big stout.

s - Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, coffee, and light vanilla. Very nice nose...light in every aspect but a lot going on here.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, milk chocolate, toasted notes, sweet dark fruits, and light vanilla. Taste has more coffee than the nose, a slight step up for me.

m - Thick, full bodied stout with low carbonation. Body is thick, smooth, and chewy, and doesn't feel like 10% ABV at all. Excellent mouthfeel, best part of the beer.

o - Overall another really good stout from Evil Twin...they really know how to make them. I like IBB and AMCJ better than this, but it is another great coffee stout with an amazing mouthfeel. Would definitely order it again.

Photo of GallowsThief
3.74/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into my snifter.

A – Poured out jet black, no light to see. Just a tiny bit of creamy tan head that quickly disappears.

S – Big malts, roasted coffee, toffee and vanilla all in the nose. Bit of smokiness as well.

T – Well just like the nose this is a massively malty brew. Malts all over this with roasted malt up front followed by a burned malt flavor at the end. Lot of smoky, charcoal grill taste. Tons of chocolate but not overtly sweet as it is much more bitter of a flavor. Toffee and vanilla play but lightly. Coffee again like the nose. Has a bitter bite at the end.

M – Full bodied all the way. Creamy across the palate. You can feel the ABV run right down your throat with each sip.

O – This certainly is a big, complex beer. It has some great flavors that mix well and it just gets better as it warms up. Much more bitter then I would have thought for a double but it is a great, easy drinking brew.

Photo of challenja
4.4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Served on tap at Church Key Washington DC
A: Nice coffee press black mocha foam head. Chocolate moose fluffyness no head after 2 minutes.

S: Sweet juniper malts. Beady chocolate years. Sweet maple bacon. Cherry oak smokehouse.

T; Very sweet. Fruit forward. Juniper strawberry jam. Dark cocoa. Foamy 64 percent chocolate bitters. ItAlian roast.Sweet bread Malts.

M: Very froathy. Slippery respite Medium body carbonation that really drives the brew to a Smokey Finchley conclusion Would do better on cask.

O: A great fruity Coci Italian roast stout. A nice rotation for evil twin. A top notch effort.

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.96/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Brewed at De Molen, distributed by 12 percent

The beer pours an inky black with a razor thin tan halo of head that fades. The nose is a tad metallic and boozy, sweet/grainy, with a touch fruity. The taste presents as I'd expected with full bodied rich chocolate, coffee, and malty sweet (but not overly sweet/cloying like the Jesus series), a touch of booze, and relatively no bitterness. The mouthfeel is full bodied with bold stout flavors, masked ethanol, drier than expected finish (but still sticky like sweet caramel), no carbonation, and has very little bitterness. This definitely would be well served at cellar temp. Overall, this is pretty tasty beer, albeit over priced very similar beer to all the other ET stouts I've had, but may not be a "repeat" this summer (unless temperatures dip low again like they have been).

Photo of alaimoa
3.33/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A: 3.75 Poured jet black with no real head or lace
S: 4/5 aggressive burnt coffee/cocoa with roast undertones
T:3.75/5 sweet chocolate with deep coffee malt in the backend. Fairly hot on the alcohol in the aftertaste
M: 3.75/5 nice carb, little bit thin
Overall 3.75 I think this tiny 12oz bottle was 8.99 which is pretty steep for what is a decent coffee stout but a bit aggressive on back end booziness and slight thin mouthfeel

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Evil Twin Naked Lunch In A Heavenly Copenhagen Resto from Evil Twin Brewing
90 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.