Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge | Evil Twin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by superspak on 02-08-2016

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108
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395
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
8.98%
 
 
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Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22 oz. Bomber
Batch: #003

Pours a very nice black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a pretty nice thick/creamy one-finger tan head, which also leaves some pretty nice creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some nice chocolate/toffee, some vanilla, licorice, some roastyness. The taste is malty, with some chocolate/toffee, vanilla, licorice, roasty. Full Body, ABV hidden pretty well, definitely a sipper. Overall, this is a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of gcamparone
3.59/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a pint glass. Purchased in Smithfield, RI.

Pours a dark brown body with a light brown head that reduces slowly to leave lacing and a little retention .

Aromas are typical stout.. a little metallic with some cocoa and sweet chocolate. Taste is the same.. a cocoa and caramel, toffee, finishing watery sweet. 12%?? It drinks like a 8% stout.. which is good because its easy to drink but bad because its watery.

Decent but not worth the price.

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Photo of h0wdy
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Look: Very deep color to the beer with a thin off white head with a hint of brown to it.

Smell: Not much, a hint of roasted coffee.

Taste: A lot of dark chocolate in the forefront of the taste with a hint of licorice in the finish.

Feeling: A clean smooth with no detectable kick from the alcohol or any carbonation to it.

Overall: Reasonably good beer, although the taste didn't blow me away and that's the primary factor of beer.

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Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

L: pours dark black, only a little light passes through. 1/2 finger of dark brown head that fades fast. Pitch black in the glass.
S: sweet dark fruit, tobacco, bitter coffee, dark roasted malt. Sadly no fudge
T: humm. Well this tastes better than it smells. I get big molasses. Sadly no fudge.
F: medium thickness but high carbonation.

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Photo of babaracas
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch very dark brown with a finger's worth of creamy espresso foam; delicate sheeting breaks up leaving splotchy rings of lace down the glass. Smell: not a lot happening... a little roast and char, baker's chocolate, caramel. Taste: chocolate syrup, booze note, prune juice, caramel and earthy espresso, roasty note, finishing with plum skin. Medium-plus bodied, creamy feel, a bit lactose-y. The aroma was a bummer, but overall this is pretty tasty. It's also pretty standard RIS-y stuff. The accomplishment here is making a 12% stout named "double fudge" such an easy drinker.

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Photo of alarmclock314
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, no date, batch #4. Pours black with a large sized light khaki head; some lacing. Smells of roasted malt, char, licorice, dark fruit, and bittersweet cocoa. The taste follows exactly with roasted malt, char, cocoa, dark fruit, and licorice. High bitterness and lingering dryness. Noticeable alcohol presence. Higher carbonation and average body for the style. Overall, it didn't have nearly as much cocoa as advertised and seemed closer to a RIS in style. Could use a better mouthfeel and more cocoa sweetness.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 14/2/17

a sits black in the glass with a deep cola edge, big three finger foams fairly loose, falls quickly and leave no lace, about what you expect when the brew has enough booze for legs

S cocoa powder, chocolate syrup, licorice, charred wood, a little boozy, some dark fruit I can't place

T lots of dark chocolate, I'd stop short of fudge, coffee comes out, molasses, still lots of licorice, mimics the smell

M a little thin and boozy but not that bad, sticky on the lips, chocolate syrup lingers

O solid brew but not the body or complexity I was expecting in a big boy, I liked it but was expecting something super rich and this wasn't quite it

Maybe a little pricey for what you get but this seems to becoming the new norm in these parts, I doubt I'd buy it again with Imperial Biscotti Break on the same shelf for the same price...

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.6/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown color with mocha head. Aroma has chocolate and some berries with a hint of booze. Taste starts slightly sweet with some chocolate but continues with fruity booze, quite hot on the finish. Body is really light for the style, carbonation is medium. Overall it's quite disappointing for an imperial stout with this name.

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Photo of buschbeer
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.75

1PT 6FL OZ. bottle
Served in snifter
Batch 002

This beer pours black and is topped with two inches of mocha head that leaves some decent lacing.

I smell some cocoa and anise with a little chocolate. I even smell a little alcohol.

The taste is roasted malt, black coffee and anise. It has a bitter finish and aftertaste.

It has a very smooth and creamy mouthfeel.

I love the mouthfeel. I am not crazy about the bitter taste. It is cheap, but I doubt I buy it again.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 2.75

Pours a pitch black color with an thin espresso foam. Aroma starts with a nice wave of chocolate malt that isn't sweet or cloying, but underneath there is a bit of acetone & green pepper smell that i have gotten from a few Evil Twin beers. A mixed bag to say the least. Taste is a bit better but it definitely has a pronounced fusel alcohol underpinning that throws it off. Beyond that there is some nice chocolate malt and bitter cacao. Nothing out-of-this-world, just a typical chocolate style beer but with those off industrial flavors underneath. Mouthfeel is good though

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Photo of BeerAndGasMasks
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From the growler (Total Wine - Fredericksburg), it pours a deep brown with a moderate light brown head, which lasts a bit. Lots of chocolate and roasted malt in the nose - a good bit of alcohol as well. I got chocolate and cocoa in the mouth, along with roasted malt. Wow!

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Photo of kojevergas
3.38/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

BOTTLE: Cost $7.04 at a Whole Paycheck in New York City (about as good [read: least shitty] as you're going to do on a bomber, it seems). 1 pint 6 fl oz. Silver/back pry-off crown cap with a logo on it. Batch #004. Distributed by Twelve Percent LLC (which helps explain why the price is more reasonable; the Shelton Bastards aren't pulling the strings). Brown glass. Grey and black label design with no real art on it. Brewed by Evil Twin brewing, Stratford, CT (ostensibly at Two Roads Brewing).

12% ABV. "Imperial Stout."

Served cold into stemware and allowed to come to room temperature over the course of consumption.

HEAD: Thick and robust, with a heavy creamy consistency but an appealing softness and fluff. Luscious. Not too rich judging by its tan colour, which indicates it's less a dessert beer than its moniker might imply. Retention is damn impressive for 12% ABV - ~8 minutes at least. Leaves light lacing as it recedes.

BODY: Predictably, it's an opaque solid black. Definitely to style. No yeast/lees visible within.

A good looking imperial stout with no overt issues. The head retention helps it stand out, and it's right on the money for the style though not unique or special. So far, so good...

AROMA: Chocolate - milk chocolate and chocolate malt/carafa mainly, but no cacao nibs or cocoa powder. Still, it avoids that artificial Hershey's syrup aroma that plagues so many imperial stouts. Dark malt sweetness throughout. Cream. A blip of roast on the backend.

More roasted barley would be nice to help counter its sweetness, but it's not as sweet as I imagined it would be given it's named liquid double fudge. In fact, it isn't all that fudgy, and the chocolate is there but not overwhelming/cloying. There's a kiss of char to help aid the roasted barley in providing a bitterness to counter the sweetness, but more char/burnt notes and more roast would really help this along.

I'm not finding caramel, coffee, marshmallow, or any other adjuncts.

I expected a rich dessert beer, but I'm pleasantly surprised to discover this seems a bit more balanced than many imperial stouts. Suggests an enjoyable albeit somewhat simplistic imperial stout with a well hidden ABV and concomitantly a higher drinkability than many.

Aromatic intensity is above average (though probably average for the style).

I find no overt yeasty or hoppy notes. No off-notes.

TASTE & TEXTURE: Chocolate and/or carafa malt is at the forefront, with a sweetness that synergizes with the dark/schwarz malt sweetness at the core of the beer but is countered by a subtle charred malt bitterness and a blip of roast in the deep second act.

Lacks the silky soft mouthfeel I hoped for, as well as the gooey texture that is so effective in dessert stouts. But it's well-carbonated, smooth, wet, and approachable. Full-bodied but not overbearing, syrupy, or overly heavy/thick on the palate. Not oily, gushed, hot, boozy, astringent, harsh, or rough. Hides its ABV surprisingly well, though not as well as the greats.

There's a kiss of piney hop character buried up front; hard to find, but I noticed it when I started looking for hops (which, to style, are minimally present). No yeasty flavour (to style).

My notes on the taste echo those on the aroma...please, more roast, more char, more burnt malt, more balancing bitterness. It's sweet but not cloying...more a chocolate stout than a dessert beer sipper.

Adjuncts are all the rage these days, and while the complexity they'd lend would be welcome (I can't see coffee or espresso hurting this flavour profile), I think this can be fine-tuned with just the fundamentals (malt: smoke it, roast it, toast it, burn it).

The creaminess of the mouthfeel helps set off the milk chocolate flavour, but overall that kind of accentuation isn't happening for all of the flavours, and flavour delivery is above average but not stellar. Flavour duration is average (if not below average, seeing as how that late bitterness cuts the momentum of the chocolate flavour down immediately). Flavour intensity is moderately high. Depth of flavour is nice but not excellent; this could be more vivid and more expressive.

OVERALL: Surprisingly drinkable for its 12% ABV, Liquid Double Fudge is a beer that's better for not living up to the expectations its name might generate, tending more towards balance than fudgy sweetness. Cynics may view that as the beer not living up to its premise, and maybe they're right, but for my money it's worthwhile to try once at the $7.00 price.

It won't be a regular rotator for me (and wouldn't be even if offered in 6 packs at ~$10.99), but price aside it's a true-to-convention imperial stout that doesn't try anything fancy. Experienced drinkers may find it simplistic for the style (which is, at its best, amongst the most intricate of all beer styles), but I enjoy it for what it is.

Not Evil Twin's finest work (particularly in the imperial stout category), but worth trying.

B- (3.38) / WORTHY

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.24/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Dark black pour though not as thick as their other stouts.

Some faint nut and bakers chocolate on the nose, salami, prune, and a lactose sweetness. Wet newspaper read with fudge covered fingers.

Not quite the fudge bomb I was expecting. Metallic presence is huge, with cheap imported chocolates and bakers chocolate. Again, wet newspaper. Planty.

Feel is roasty, creamy, carbonated, slick.

Overall it's hard to finish. A possible drain pour .

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Photo of Kendo
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bomber into a Duvel tulip. Body is black - midnight black - with a half-finger of light-brown head on top.

S: Surprised that it's not more chocolatey in the nose. I get some molasses, a bit of black licorice, some toasted coconut and a touch of both chocolatey malt and vanilla. But given the name, I was expecting a big punch of sweetness that isn't there. Finishes with a waft of booze too.

T: First impression: yup, there's that 12% ABV. Black licorice is noted, as it was in the nose. Some cocoa powder and dark baking chocolate is there, but not nearly with enough force to be called "double fudge." Roasted, or even slightly burnt coffee is there, along with a bit of campfire char. Finishes both bitter and burnt - like a burning log of pine.

M: Full in body, nice carbonation for a big stout - beers this big can often feel syrupy, but the carbonation here keeps that from happening.

O: A good beer that suffers from a wee bit of false advertising with the name. Expecting a super-chocolatey sweet malt bomb of a Double Stout, instead I get a beer that tastes more like an Imperial Porter, with lots of char and more bitterness than expected. It's good though, and well-crafted. Just not what I expected given the name.

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Photo of metter98
3.85/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dark tan head that died down, leaving wisps of bubbles on the surface and a collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Light to moderate aromas of black licorice are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of black licorice and tobacco.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: I thought that this beer would be more like a dessert beer based on its name, but it is more like a Russian Imperial Stout with the roasted and licorice-lied flavors. The alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

Serving type: bottle

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Photo of Bonkinishwa
3.99/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Brewing - Liquid Double Fudge [Batch #02]. 12% ABV. 22oz bomber into a stout glass.

Look: Completely black in the glass, sporting a hefty two finger tan head that leaves sticky lacing behind.

Smell: Big notes of sweet chocolate, vanilla, cream, dark malts, and boozy alcohol.

Feel: Chewy medium body, lots of carbonation.

Taste: Definite chocolate and roast, but not overpowering, which is slightly disappointing. Dark malt also backs the chocolate flavor.

Overall: Not bad at all, but not as rich as I'd assumed from the name. Has a long lasting flavor, and small alcohol bite, but lacking in flavor.

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Photo of gueuzeonhigh
4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I'm not certain if I should be jubilant or I should be disappointed.
On one hand this is a hearty beer and most certainly an imperial stout.
On the other it seems to me to not be worthy of it's title.
Pours as expected-- dark almost black opaque with a long lasting head.
As the head collapsed it laced the glass walls but ended with a ring.
But here's the rub: I just can't conjure up the "liquid double fudge" in the flavor.
The flavor's got a nice bitter hops signature, and up front and center taste stance, an effervescent mouthfeel and a long lasting finish-- but where's the "liquid double fudge" -- OK, so what's in a name?

I wish this beer had a "heavier" flavor profile-- It's no light weight and the 12% ABV makes itself know if you down a bomber.

It's a very worthy beer and certainly worth your time and pallet.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an opaque very dark brown almost black like oil color with khaki colored head. Chocolate, fudge, roast, and a little vanilla on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with chocolate and sweetness.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.17/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

L- Pours completely black with a Jin, off-white head.
S- Burnt, bitter dark chocolate malt with booze.
T- wonderful fudge/brownie taste with a healthy bitter hop taste. Bitterness sticks around.
F- Smooth with bitter warming.

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Photo of pants678
3.18/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Black with a thin head.

Malt.

Bitter dark chocolate stands on the front of the palate, syrupy sweetness follows. The latter keeps this one alive but the balance is off. Not the rich desert I expected, leans closer to burned malt. Alcohol's sorta masked.

Seems closer to a porter--almost a Belgian feel. Tad oily.

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Photo of bob_roberts
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Looks amazing, but that's about it. IMO, not as good as other evil twin stouts. Get a bit of fudge but would expect more by name. I feel the flavors aren't as bold in this one as they are in other ET stouts.

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Photo of dwagner003
3.62/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The name of this beer leads you to believe that the beer should pour out with the richness and viscosity of chocolate syrup. It's much thinner than I was expecting.. Even thinner than most stouts of the same style. Aroma is slight chocolate, with some generic roasted notes. A nice smell, but I'm not smelling overwhelming fudge by any means. Taste is much of the same. Not getting hit in the face by fudge by any means. It's a very basic stout, with a thin mouthfeel. Reading other reviews of this rich, decadent beer is confusing. That's not that I had.

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Photo of AustinWadkins
3.74/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured sludge oil black with a decent muddy head that lasts

Smell is lots of roasted barley, bitter chocolate, dark fruits, and char with some alcohol

Taste is lots of roasted barley with bitter chocolate and some hints of alcohol. Sweet yet bitter. Very chewy and great mouthfeel

All in all this was a delicious beer. Expected more fudged flavors ( given the name) but still a fantastic brew

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Photo of sjdevel
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Look: Very dark - black. No light gets through. Only a 1 finger head after a fairly rough pour. Ok for a stout.
Smell: Rich chocolate fudge (no kidding, it's not just in the name) / brownie. Some alcohol comes through. Some wood and roasted nut.
Taste: Very rich blast. Some hop bitterness and bitter from the crazy amount of charred grains. Gets very chocolatey and some sweetness. The alcohol burn slashes through the chocolate and caramel flavors. It dries out very quickly. As the flavors fade out, there is a smoky and burnt wood flavor.
Feel: Full-bodied. Pretty thick and oily.
Overall: There are times at the beginning and at the end of a sip where it gets a strange metallic/oxidized flavor, but it moves out pretty fast. It comes back with every sip. I'm not sure if I have an older bottle that is a bit off, but overall flavors are good. It is rich and chocolatey. Great stout and quite boozy at 12%!!!

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Photo of Lukass
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Definitely let this one warm up a bit - the sweetness comes through more and helps balance those bitter, astringent flavors; probably associated with the high amount of black roasted barley. I've been sitting on this one for a while, and was expecting a sweeter, more decadent stout, with well, fudgy flavors. Instead you get a lot of dry, charred grain, unsweetened dark chocolate with some tobacco, ash and burnt coffee on the back end. An enjoyable imperial stout, just not what I was expecting from the name.

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