Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin I Love You With My StoutEvil Twin I Love You With My Stout

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Reviews: 216 | Ratings: 1,336
Photo of NastyNorseman
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours black with milky brown head. Lacing coats the glass in sheets. Smells like maple syrup and toffee. Dark fruits, dark chocolate, and nearly burnt malt give this thick brew boast wonderfully rich flavors. Brown-sugar sweetness in the finish. Full-bodied.

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Photo of JonSchwartz
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Growler Grlz in Durham. I realize I'm rating it lower than others. Its bitterness and its lack of creaminess are knocks, for me, in an imperial stout.

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Photo of RyanK252
4.04/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2015 Bottle poured into a BarrelHouse Brewing Co pint glass

A: Pours nearly black with a frothy milk chocolate head that settles to a nice layer and laces well.

S: Roasted malt and dark chocolate lead the way, earthy, touch of spice, and a little dark sugar sweetness.

T: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, earthy, a hint of anise, a bit peppery and almost minty, and a little toffee sweetness. Alcohol is pretty well hidden

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, with just the faintest hint of alcohol.

O: A bit one dimensional, but still a nice imperial stout.

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Photo of oberon
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours ink black with a deep beige head atop that settles slowly into a creamy-like mass.Coffee roast and vanilla stands out most in the nose,some alcohol dipped fruits in there as well.Bitter chocolate intertwined with caramel/vanilla upfront on the palate with more sweet alcohol and just enough roast in the finish to keep it from being cloying...but only barely so.It's big and packed with alcohol and flavor,it's thick and creamy and quite a brash impy stout.

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Photo of JakeScully
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 Oz bottle poured into a teku glass

Pours a brownish 2 fingers head fading quickly. Has both chocolate and coffee aroma with a clear coffee finish. At 12%, this imperial stout will whack the shit of you. It's heavy stuff, but pretty good. Cheers!

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Photo of Vader444
4.31/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottle pour into tulip.

Grabbed 8 of these when I found them in a local shop. After the first 3 I kinda regretted it; I found the smell and flavours to be really muted and one-dimensional. Nothing like the Even More Jesus clone it purportes to be. Then I let one warm for a good while and poured half a bottle at a time. This really opened this beer up and it was transformed into a rich chocolate-fudge decadent stout with an amazing mouthfeel; the difference is incredible. I think I may even prefer it to EMJ. 4 more bottles to make my mind up. Cheers!

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Photo of buschbeer
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 FL. OZ bottle
Served in a snifter

This beer pours black and is topped with less than an inch of tan head that leaves a leaves a little lacing.

I smell roasted malt and anise right away. I get some hints of chocolate and coffee. It smells pretty mellow with a couple years on it.

The taste begins with roasted malt with a little chocolate. The anise flavor comes on strong in the middle then subside leaving a coffee finish.

Thick, viscous mouthfeel

It reminds me of Bells Expedition Stout. It is very smooth, and the mouthfeel is perfect. This is a very solid beer from a renowned brewer. It is definitely worth a try.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle, batch 8, from ABV.

A very dark brown with a dense, brown head with solid retention and lacing, this looks good! The nose is on the sweeter side, with a blend of licorice and dark fruit, a little buckwheat honey, and an assortment of sweet aromas and a touch of umami. The palate opens sweet with a blend of sugar, palm sugar, licorice, a little molasses and some cocoa. The mid-palate is thin with a mild soy and a little umami. A little sweet on the finish with a mild bitterness to go with it, this beer is medium-light in body, a little overcarbonated and ultimately, a little disappointing.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark brown with tan head that soon fizzles away into a collar

Smell isn't the best, roasted malts, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, molasses, coffee ?

Taste includes roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon?, coffee

Overall this was a decent beer for me. Maybe I just don't like Evil Twin

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Photo of ordybill
3.77/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. The appearance is a pitch black color with a very small brown head. The aroma is, duhh roasted malt with coffee and some chocolate. The taste follows the nose. Not my favorite stout from Evil Twin.

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Photo of hophugger
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep dark, almost pitch black in color with a finger of light tan head. Aromas are of sweet malt and a touch of coffee and maybe some light chocolate. Aromas are lighter than I expected. Taste is not overwhelming, especially for such a strong stout. Alcohol is well hidden and I get flavors of bitter coffee, lots of sweetness from the malts and a bit of hops bitterness. Overall complexity is light and this beer tastes like it would do better with a little age. Finish is way too light and overall, a decent stout, but nothong that will stick in mind for a long time

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Photo of captaincoffee
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Pours near black wth a small thick khaki head that leaves lacing and a ring. Nose is sweet brown bread, bourbon?, and some mild roasted chocolate notes. Taste is very sweet, dark bread, malt syrup, and some booze. 12% is partially hidden by sweetness. Over time, beer seems to become more unbalanced. Overall, a decent big beer, but just too sweet and lacking some balance. Becomes difficult to drink after the first few ozs quite honestly. Would not have again considering I didn't even finish the last few sips.

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Photo of Vierenner
4.24/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Entered into a blind stout/porter taste test with 14 different beers and 8 people - this beer came in third. It is certainly one of the better stouts I've had, but I get kind of a sour aftertaste. The initial flavors are awesome, but something happens about 30 seconds after a swallow ... the leftover tastes are disappointing.

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Photo of chinchill
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from Stratford CT, bottled on 16 April 2014, served in a Belgian snifter after some warming.

Looks, pours and feels thick; Very full bodied with medium-light carbonation and some alcohol heat.

Good but not great aroma. Flavor is much better. Rich, strong and suitable complex, with hints of dark bread, brandy, vanilla, molasses, prunes, raisins, chocolate and coffee.

Overall: excellent; My impression is that, even at 2.5 years old, this strong stout could have been left in the cellar for another year or 2.

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Photo of do_ob
4.02/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle into a teku. Black body with a 1/2 finger head of khaki foam. Nose is smokey, roasted malt, baker's chocolate, mesquite, and bitter coffee. The taste is similar, leaning more on coffee flavoring than the nose would lead on. There is a decently sharp bitterness in there that I would attribute to the chocolate malt, along with a signature smokiness that most of ET's stouts possess. Pleasant, albeit a bit one-dimensional. Little sweetness to be found, as the robust, dark coffee-esque character dominates from start to finish. Highly carbonated, this beer has a moderately chewy feel that hides the alcohol well without being overly filling.

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Photo of BloodSoakedAleMug
4.53/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a jet black hue with a billowing two finger, beige head.
On the nose, intoxicating aromas of muscovado sugar, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla beans, rich connecticut tobacco, leather, burnt custard, espresso and black licorice.

The flavors are a little unwieldy at first, but don't let the complexity of this beer scare you, as you drink and become accustomed the initial bitterness, the delicate, sweet, sexy and approachable side of this stout will reveal itself.

It tastes strongly of bitter dark roasted malt and peated scotch whisky at first, with mild notes of bitter, piney, hop resin. But if you spend enough time with it, flavors of tiramisu, cappuccino, amaretto, gourmet swiss milk chocolate, cocoa nibs, hazelnut, bitter dark chocolate, caramel, chocolate covered raisins, mascarpone, graham crackers and slight notes of black licorice will come out to play.

Feel is undercarbonated and slightly sticky on the tongue. Light weight in body, giving some much needed crisp and refreshing qualities to this otherwise boozy and intimidating stout but something is just off here.... it's syrupy and watery at the same time - maybe it's just my imagination.

Overall I enjoyed it, although this is not something I would drink every day. My first beer from Evil Twin, I was not let down.

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Photo of Andrewharemza
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From bottle, pours pitch black colour with a small layer of tanned colored head that disapates to a thin ring. Aroma chocolate, coffee, cocoa, roasted malt. Taste pretty much follows the nose. Very nice. Very smooth and goes down fast for a 12%. Well made.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.34/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Jet black beer with a tan head. The aroma is amazing and contains chocolate, coffee, brown sugar and a malty sweetness. The taste is nice with a sweetness from the malt that is reminiscent of raisins and plums. There is some char and burnt sugar and a nice bitter chocolate, coffee like finish. This is a really nice and smooth high ABV stout.

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Photo of Marius
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Craft & Draft Amsterdam - last pour from the barrel. Pitch black pour with a fine-grained dark tan head with excellent retention. Dark cherries, milk chocolate, coffee. Smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation. Excellent.

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Photo of yung_peli
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Brown on the verge of black, 2 finger tan head, some retention.
AR: Roasted malt, cocoa, molasses, dark fruit.
T: Follows nose, cola, a slight bitterness and roasty malt on the finish.
M: Medium body, medium carbonation, smooth and slightly sticky, warming finish.

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Photo of brewskis
4.19/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle dated December 31st, 2014 and opened May 29, 2016.

Pours dark as night with a finger of mocha head.

Aroma consists of big molasses, chocolate, raisin, prunes, roasted malt, licorice, black pepper, light coffee, and light peat. Very sweet from the molasses, but also quite complex.

Taste is quite sweet from the molasses and rustic, burnt brown sugar, but is complemented by dark fruits, roasted malts, licorice, pepper, dark and bittersweet chocolate, and slight peaty malts.

High medium body. Creamy and smooth carbonation. Oily and sticky.

Overall, a very complex regular imperial stout. Some say this is brewed in vein of Even More Jesus, which would be very welcomed. Get many complexities from such a normal stout. Cheers!

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.89/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Well...the roasted malts take an interesting aromatic sensation here. I pick up licorice, star anise, and olives. But there's also a distinct hoppiness, which seemingly attributes to some of those aforementioned qualities. The dark fruit and chocolate of, say, Even More Jesus isn't found here. Neither is a great tasting RIS found here, sadly. It opens with touches of fruit, and then devolves into pure licorice and olives. There's a little bit of coffee to finish things off. The general profile seems muddled and out of balance, but the hoppiness near the end is interesting. I do like the feel, too: fairly light on the palate but not insubstantial, it leaves the palate very easily for 12%. I'm not digging this very much either way - the flavor profile is out of whack and just wrong for me.

2.89/5: It's like Even More Jesus with all the Jesus taken away

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Photo of SebD
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: It has a nice jet black color to it. It has a nice thick creamy tan head that dies down slowly and leaves lovely lacing.

Smell: The aromas definitely give out hints of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate, coffee, figs, raisins, faint licorice and a light booziness.

Taste: Like the aromas, it has loads of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, sweet dark fruit (figs, raisins), some booziness, and light licorice. This Stout is really on the sweet side.

Mouthfeel: It has a low carbonation with a nice overall balance and feel.

Drinkability: It's a very smooth drinkable beer accompanied by good flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of rex_4539
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A superb imperial stout.

Full bodied and very complex. A joy on the palate.

Leaves a nice bittersweet aftertaste.

Only downside it's very present high ABV that goes with the beer style.

Would gladly have this again.

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Photo of crosenkrantz
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amazing display of chocolate flavors, right sweetness and a subtle gentle final bitterness. Almost no roast, not boozy, it is delightful. One of the best non-BA stouts I've had recently.

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