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Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil Brew - Jack's Abby Brewing

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Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil BrewJack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil Brew

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BA SCORE
86
very good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 33
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 8.92%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Schwarzbier |  5.20% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bleeps on 12-20-2013)
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morebeergood

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

02-25-2014 22:44:21 | More by morebeergood
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New York

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07-20-2014 21:02:34 | More by digitalflood
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.54/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

a rather unimpressive brew here considering the collaborators. a schwarzbier type, with a hit of smoke to the finish and a nice rich creamy feel that in typical jack abby fashion, hides the fact that its a lager really well. hazy soft brown, less black than the style usually shows, but sporting a tall cream colored head that has pretty good lasting power. the nose on this is smokey to me, slightly peppered, and only minimally roasty. so much more going on in the malt flavors than most of these beers. smoke mostly in the finish, stays subtle but quite evident. there is a dark baked bread middle to this, giving it a little richness and substance to the feel, before the lager yeast cleans up. some lingering grain not hop bitterness as it closes out. not bad and kind of interesting, but i just expect these two brewers to blow me away everytime, and this comes way short of that high mark. a totally drinkable and tasty beer though, just not up to the high bar they have both set.

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2014 00:12:39 | More by StonedTrippin
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Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-30-2014 20:25:12 | More by BeastLU
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tectactoe

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-29-2014 03:01:18 | More by tectactoe
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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

06-28-2014 01:32:42 | More by Jmbbabson
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Indiana

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-26-2014 23:40:49 | More by HumanParaquat
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New Hampshire

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Rhode Island

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-23-2014 03:04:52 | More by beertardis
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dolander92

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-19-2014 00:02:24 | More by dolander92
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kjrod20

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

06-18-2014 19:05:12 | More by kjrod20
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seanc49

New York

4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

06-16-2014 02:34:58 | More by seanc49
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BH712

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-15-2014 22:22:53 | More by BH712
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New York

4/5  rDev +5%

06-11-2014 21:16:22 | More by timmy2b
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Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

06-05-2014 19:08:23 | More by jshusc
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle of uncertain bottling age. Thanks Andrew. Poured into a Darkness goblet 5/30/2014.

A- Dark cola brown body, two finger off-white head with very good retention. Thick collar, splotchly lacing.

S- Smoked malt, a bit of peat, crisp biscuity malt, cocoa. Smells good though not particularly forward in any one characteristic.

F- Peat, biscuit malt, cocoa, a good amount of smoke and nuttiness, pie crust. Sweet and nutty are the first two descriptors that come forward the most, then the smoke. Tasty and a decent example of the style, with a bit more of the cocoa than typical German examples.

M- Thinner bodied, not particularly thick but seems to be about right. Good carbonation. The aftertaste makes me think smoked walnut, but the finish leaves a strange roughness on my tongue, not quite resinous but quite a bit dry too. Something is off about this mouthfeel in my opinion, it leaves my palate a bit muddled.

O- Decent schwarzbier, just enough smokiness that you can conceivably call it a schwarzbier but it's not exactly meant to be a textbook example of the style, I would think. Still, it's not offensive and has an interesting flavour profile.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2014 02:45:54 | More by Stevedore
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vfgccp

New York

4.09/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Great looking beer. Dark Coca Cola brown body with a lightly toasted marshmallow head. Ok retention and low lace.

S - Excellent nose. Soft roasted wheat, toasted Brazil nuts, bread crust, chocolate syrup, a little vanilla, and maybe just a touch of burnt brown sugar and nutmeg.

T - Smooth, soft, toasted bread with burnt edges. Dusty center. Semi-sweet finish with bitter cocoa nibs and bread crust.

M - Medium-light to style, but thins a little too quickly.

O - A great, superbly sessionable schwartzbier.

Serving type: bottle

05-29-2014 23:01:37 | More by vfgccp
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Connecticut

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Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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maximum12

Minnesota

2.8/5  rDev -26.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 1 | overall: 3

Thanks to NYCBUCKEYE for this brew, the last remaining bottle from our trade that slipped behind a big 750ML & was lost for a while in the shadow. 500ML bottle.

Pour is a dark brown shading into light black, carbonation is slim. Despite making lots of disgusting sucking sounds, I get almost nothing from the aroma: maybe chocolate, maybe roast, maybe not.

Jack's Abby/Evil Twin Schwarzbier is the beer version of White Castle coffee. Light roastiness is offset by an anorexic mouthfeel that almost exactly mimics a bad cup of coffee in cheap white styrofoam. Not much else going on. Glad I split this mini bottle with my wife.

Not bad, there's just not much here...here. Terrible mouthfeel really kicks this beer in the nads & drops it out of running for the title of average.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2014 02:41:51 | More by maximum12
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Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

05-18-2014 17:07:24 | More by BG718
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New York

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

05-16-2014 23:30:45 | More by nh2032
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Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil Brew from Jack's Abby Brewing
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