Bozo Beer
Evil Twin Brewing

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From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #864
ABV:
17.2%
Score:
94
Ranked #2,470
Avg:
4.23 | pDev: 9.46%
Ratings:
375
Status:
Active
Rated:
May 08, 2021
Added:
Dec 05, 2013
Wants:
  48
Gots:
  70
SCORE
94
Outstanding
Bozo BeerBozo Beer
Notes: This is a really big beer and we wanted to put it in small bottles, but the two bozos were so fat they couldn’t fit on the label. Enjoy this rich, ridiculous and screwball-ish Imperial Stout with hints of: molasses, lactose, chocolate, almond, hazelnut, vanilla bean, cinnamon, oak spiral, chili, marshmallow, muscovado sugar, chesnut and coffee. Made for Bozos.
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3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

473 ml can, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 17.2%. Pitch black colour, moderate tan head. Aroma of roast malts, roasted nuts, vanilla, chocolate, oak and coffee. Soft carbonation, soft mouthfeel for its strength. Sweet flavour, with notes of roast malts, marshmallows, chocolate, vanilla, roasted nuts, spices and coffee. Moderate bittering hops. Flavour bomb!

May 08, 2021
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4/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by firesidewithphil from Illinois

Bozo Beer is the original "extreme" imperial stout coming in at a whopping 17.2% ABV (wine comes in around 13% for comparison). The can states over 10 flavor compounds but the main flavors I get are the oak and turbinado sugar. The beer is good, but becomes great in the barrel (see BA version review).

IG: @firesidewithphil

Aug 15, 2020
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by ChrisMon02 from Ohio

Pours a dark brown color with a small mocha head that quickly recedes leaving no lacing.

Smells of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, spiced and faint booze.

Taste follows the nose. Tons of malt and very flavorful. Rich and satisfying.

Medium-heavy mouthfeel. Low carbonation but quite prickly.

Unbelievably drinkable for such a huge beer. Impressed how well the booze is hidden. Glad I tried and would gladly have again.

Aug 01, 2020
 
4.75 by NonicPanic from Pennsylvania on Jun 29, 2020
 
3.83 by BEER88 from Washington on Jan 16, 2020
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3.1/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75
by KooVee from Finland

1 pint can, no idea about bb, the markings are impenetrable.

Very dark opaque brown. Brown thick foam, disappearing fairly rapidly and not leaving anything.

Nose is peanut butter with lactose. And too obvious alcohol. Coffee beans and brown sugar. Not really enticing, the booze is too obvious and the aroma is just too.... thin, for a big imp.

Taste brings the red berries of the coffee beans to the front. Alcohol grows as the beer warms up, sucking all of the oxygen out of the room, gaining a perfumy edge. Some hop-derived bitterness but it gets swamped by the cheap spirit funk.

I have had some exquisite examples of this type (even higher alc) imperial stout, but this one is coarse. Half the strength and you would have an average imp. This has nothing going for it except the booze.

Dec 26, 2019
 
4.25 by RMW66 from Australia on Dec 21, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by pathman from Ohio

12/07/19 can @ home

Dec 08, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Bruno74200 from France

Quite a balanced and a softy for a bozo beer I was expecting some harsh experience. In fact it's quite drinkable and a lot on the spices mostly cinnamon and green pepper from the coffee

Nov 29, 2019
 
4.74 by Googie from Pennsylvania on Nov 18, 2019
 
4.5 by archero from Texas on Sep 29, 2019
 
4.23 by stephenlee from England on Sep 16, 2019
 
4.09 by Avitra from Switzerland on Aug 25, 2019
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4.56/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
by Dr_C from Colorado

Poured into a pint glass, this was a deep dark brown, nearly black brew with a small head the color of burnt caramel which faded quickly.

The aroma was malty with cinnamon and chocolate notes.

Flavor was bold with a certain sweetness but not overpoweringly so. There was chocolate, cinnamon and oak up front as well as a pleasant amount of alcohol. Other flavors were there but harder to describe. I think it's from the chili perhaps. It was spicy but it was BIG and I don't know quite how to describe it. A touch of heat on the back end. Very powerful stout.

The feel was think and heavy but in a clean way. Think rich cream

Overall, this is one of the best stouts I have ever had. At 17% abv it can knock you out, otherwise I would want to drink this all the time. Simply an amazing beer that you should try. Sort of like a bourbon barrel aged brew but a whole lot better.

Aug 24, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a 16 oz can from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 6-7-19 for $8.99. No decipherable canning date, just this code 2894-2895 - 10:40. Consumed on 6-28-19.

Beer poured black with a nice off white head that dissipated quickly.

Nose has hints of chocolate, almonds, and alcohol.

Taste is cocoa forward with almonds and cinnamon up front with a touch of vanilla on the back end. Hopped fairly well as this is not overly sweet. Finishes with a warming alcohol kick.

Mouthfeel is medium to large bodied and very smooth.

Overall better than what i anticipated after seeing the abv. Fairly affordable so give it a shot if you like big stouts!

Jun 28, 2019
 
4.27 by TylerJ from Iowa on Jun 14, 2019
 
4.44 by DokiDokiLitFam from New Jersey on Jun 03, 2019
 
4.28 by Nunya from Ohio on May 14, 2019
 
4.25 by dshansen1184 from Washington on May 09, 2019
 
4.23 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on May 03, 2019
 
4.54 by onewayboogie from California on Apr 23, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

This is another huge beer from Evil Twin, but this one has a much smoother, drier finish, mostly due to the coffee flavoring instead of chocolate. We recommend this beer for those who are looking for something more refined.

Apr 11, 2019
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4.21/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by sphmiel from Missouri

Pours opaque black, thin head, nose of chocolate malts.
Taste of toasty malts, chocolate, vanilla.
Slight alcohol burn.
Worth trying.

Apr 06, 2019
 
4.27 by zbelair from Pennsylvania on Mar 30, 2019
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4.12/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high tan colored head that hardly died down, leaving a thin layer of bubbles covering the surface and a wide collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of lactose and chocolate are present in the nose along with hints of vanilla beans.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolate and dark roasted malts along with spicy notes of chili peppers and cinnamon and hints of dark chocolate. Notes of alcohol become perceptible once the beer warms up.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout has a nice blend of chocolatey and spicy flavors, but you can get notes of the alcohol in the taste given its strength.

Serving type: can

Mar 10, 2019
 
4.25 by kybeerdrinker from Kentucky on Mar 10, 2019
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4.33/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by MrCruz23 from South Carolina

Bozo shiz....

Mar 05, 2019
 
3.5 by jgunther71 from Illinois on Feb 22, 2019
 
4.21 by GreenMind from Pennsylvania on Feb 16, 2019
 
4.85 by Impfan from Washington on Feb 15, 2019
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4.54/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by mschrei from Illinois

This is a serious stout. Thick in that it poured like black ink into a glass. Sweet malt grabs you nostrils and pulls them into the glass. Taste is malt, malt, and ummmm... malt. Roasty. Toasty. Chocolate and coffee and vanilla. Syrupy feel. Slightly oily. First taste, I thought "this is thin. Weak. It ain't nothing." As I've gotten into it, there is a definite strong ass body and some serious booze presence. If this ever gets barrel aged, it could be weaponized. Awesome beer.

Feb 11, 2019
 
4.64 by DruC4 from Michigan on Feb 04, 2019
 
4.2 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey on Jan 16, 2019
 
4.25 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Jan 10, 2019
 
4.19 by I_Like_Beer from New York on Jan 01, 2019
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4.26/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by bluejacket74 from Ohio

16 ounce can, date stamped on the bottom of the can says 04/20/2018 which I'm assuming is the canned on date. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head that stayed around a while. There's a decent amount of lacing. The brew smells like burnt/charred malt, vanilla, nuts, molasses, dark chocolate and coffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, with burnt/charred malt, coffee, brown sugar, molasses, licorice, dark bread, nutty, cream, chili pepper, dark chocolate, oak and earthy flavors all noticeable. There's a lot going on here, but everything seems to mesh well together. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's slick and thick with a moderate amount of carbonation. For being 17.2% ABV it's not as boozy as I was expecting it to be. I thought this was good, glad I picked this up! Definitely worth trying.

Dec 30, 2018
 
4 by McBraniel from Virginia on Dec 26, 2018
 
4.37 by sd123 from Georgia on Dec 23, 2018
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4.37/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Gajo74 from New York

Had it on tap at Beer Shop, NYC.
Pours a very dark brown, nearly black color. A large mocha head displays good retention; surprising for the high ABV.
Aromas are roasty, redolent of coffee beans and notes of dark chocolate. Lactose imparts creamy aromas. Oaky, vanilla like aromas, lots of nutty malt. Very inviting overall.
This is a complex brew that is full of flavors. The taste opens up sweetly with notes of dark and milk chocolate, lactose, brown sugar, molasses, dark caramel and vanilla. Soon, the spices open up, displaying a wide array of flavors. There is cinnamon combined with hot spices. The hot spices stand out in particular, a blend of chili peppers and alcohol heat. Amazingly enough, the taste is not boozy despite the high ABV. Furthermore, there is a nice roasty, espresso like bitter finish that further balances things.
Full bodied, robust and creamy. There is lots of alcohol warming and peppery spices, creating a wonderful interplay between sweetness and heat. It is amazingly drinkable despite the high ABV.
This beer might be called Bozo, however, there is nothing clownish about it. A serious, complex and decadent drink.

Dec 23, 2018
 
3.96 by Zaphog from Michigan on Dec 22, 2018
Bozo Beer from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 375 ratings