Liquid Double Fudge
Evil Twin Brewing

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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,815
ABV:
12%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,432
Avg:
4.03 | pDev: 8.93%
Reviews:
126
Ratings:
453
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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle. The neck of the bottle is stamped 'BATCH #02 10:39'.
Opaque, black colored body. One thick finger of tan colored head. Leaves a thick web of lacing.
Aroma is dark roasted malts, fudge chocolate and black licorice. With a touch of woody molasses.
Taste is fudge chocolate and black licorice, with a touch of dark cherry and molasses. Boozy fudge in the aftertaste.
More than medium mouth feel. Good carbonation. There is a numbing to the tongue from the alcohol, but the alcohol vapors and burn are kept in check.
I like the black licorice component that balances against the chocolate fudge, but neither has more than a momentary touch of sweet. Each large sip numbs the tongue but it recovers quickly. Well made imperial stout.

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Pours a dark black color with a brownish head that had medium retention.

S: Dark chocolate, roasted malts, hints of caramel/toffee and light alcohol

T: Sweet on the tongue with dark chocolate, espresso coffee bitterness and light alcohol. Desert-like aftertaste

F: Moderate body with just about the right carbonation

Highly recommended if you are a fan of Imperial Stouts of this style

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.95/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

650ml bottle poured into a snifter.

Pitch opaque black in color, it tops with massive silky brown head that withstands with great retention before slowly subsiding to an eternal foamy layer on the surface and leaving unbeatable web of lacing all around.

In a nose, fudge, cream, caramel, charred bread, roasted, slight nuttiness, lots of licorice, lots of fruit like dark cherry, prune, plum, and dark grape, yet some soy sauce, and some spicy booze. It is reminiscent of wine in some sense.

The taste is so big with plenty of licorice and dark cherry as well as dark grape just like a fine wine. Alcohol is not hidden but it is there to show with its spice and warming touch. Also at the same time, there are notes of roasted, burnt bread, slight soy sauce, and charred nut participating. Great for sipping.

Rather full body with some chewiness touch but not that sticky with mild carbonation through the palate, the mouthfeel is soft and smooth while the feeling is well-rounded with a very dry finish.

Quite unique Impy Stout, there is not much of typical chocolate or coffee here but focus on sweet fudge, big licorice, dark cherry, grap-ish like wine character, and big booze.

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Photo of kitch
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A 22 fl. oz. bomber with no clear bottled on or best before date other than Batch #02. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger brown head that had decent retention and left some spotty lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate, liquorice and some booze.

Taste: Chocolate, liquorice, caramel and booze with a hint of char.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: This was ok cold out of the fridge, but as it warms up a bit, which is when Imperial Stouts usually thrive, it actually became more boozy and perhaps overly harsh. Also, while there is some chocolate in the flavour, it is nowhere near what we are led to believe in the name ‘Liquid Double Fudge’.

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Photo of DougT
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Deep dark black with a creamy tan head that lasts a long time.

Smells subtly of chocolate, malt, alochol and roasted grains.

Flavor is complex and wounderful. Some sweet, some roast, some dark fruits, not boozy, not hoppy. A good stout flavor. Not much chocolate for something with fudge in its name, but its there and it tastes great. Not getting the coffee flavor I find in a lot if modern stouts. Its ommision is not missed, wouldn’t belong in this beer.

Smooth full body mouth as a good stout should.

Overall I like it a lot.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a thin caramel colored head that forms less than a finger high. Head retention is okay, with no lacing left behind. Aroma is hearty, and dark, with notes of chocolate, molasses, and lactose. Flavor profile is chocolate, and molasses, in between thick and dense notes of hearty roasted malts. Alcohol becomes much more apparent as the beer warms. Mouth feel is medium in thickness, with a medium-fine smoothness and creaminess. Overall, a robust and hearty stout that delivers strong notes of chocolate and molasses. It isn't overly sweet, with the slightly bitter roasted malts balancing out the flavor profile well.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 22oz bottle.

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Photo of brentk56
3.92/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours out thick and jet black with a two finger tan head; shards of lacing hang around

Smell: Ashy, with dark chocolate, soy sauce and espresso tones

Taste: Dark chocolate forward, with a lot of soy sauce and roast; rather bitter, through the middle, with espresso tones building; the finish is very roasty, verging on ashy; dry in the aftertaste

Mouthfeel: Full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: With a name like Liquid Double Fudge, I was really expecting something quite different; this one dashes to the ashes and never really develops the chocolate fudge aspect; smells much better than it tastes

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Photo of BEERMILER12
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a pitch black color with 2 fingers of head that fades down to a thin cap

S: Roasted malt and chocolate up front along with a touch of coffee and char

T: Follows the nose. Starts off with the chocolate and roasted malt along with some light coffee. Moderately sweet with a bit of booze. Finishes with lingering chocolate and char

M: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

O: A solid stout that is a great sipper. Surprisingly easy to drink given the 12%. Could use a little more sweetness given the name, but at least it's not cloying at all

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Photo of Vader444
3.24/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bomber poured into Teku glass.

Not going to spend much time on this one. It's a dark alcohol forward stout with a bit of char on the finish. Not at all complex, much more bitter than I anticipated. Not reminiscent of any fudge that I've ever tasted. Does not live up to it's billing and a rare disappointment from Evil Twin for me. A shame; I was really looking forward to this beer.

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Photo of Beaver13
2.96/5  rDev -26.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle. Pours dark brown black with a medium creamy light brown head that retains well and leaves some lacing.

The aroma is sweet bakers chocolate, roast malt, a little fruit and some alcohol.

The flavor is very sweet chocolate malt and dark fruit with some black licorice and an acidic roast ashy alcohol finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and slightly watery.

Overall, not nearly as good as it sounded.

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Photo of Bdubz94
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bomber.

Pitch black with a half finger head that dissipates quickly. Minimal lacing-- some but not a whole lot. All typical for the style.

Aroma is chocolate, roasted malts, and molasses.

Taste is lots of chocolate and roasted malts. Just a hint of coffee. Sweet and savory with some bitterness.

Feel is heavy. Low carbonation. Very smooth overall.

Overall a great imperial stout.

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Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bomber poured into an East End Brewing snifter:

Look: Pours a nice jet black color with a light tan head. Some lacing is present with decent retention.

Smell: Plenty of roasted malts on the nose along with some chocolate notes. Wish this had a bit more coffee notes and this score would be higher.

Taste: Some dark fruits pop out on the taste. Very smooth tasting for 12% as the ABV is well hidden. Also nice chocolate notes and roasty malts which follows the nose.

Feel: Medium bodied.

Overall: Very solid imperial stout from Evil Twin! Only complaint is I wish this had a bit more coffee flavor to it. Glad I picked up a bomber of this to try and I would definitely pick this one up again!

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.74/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a snifter. The appearance was a thick dark brown color leaning to the black color. A nice one finger-ed off white to tan head hung around for a good minute before dieing into the beer. Light lacing all around. The smell starts off with thick milk and dark chocolate, like sticky fudge/brownie like bold cakey-ness. Subtle roasty coffee slides in for a nice balance with some light sweet dark fruits (really underneath for the most part). The taste leaned towards the sweet side with a fine roasty blissful quality about it. Super smooth fudge-like to brownie-like quality of an aftertaste and then leading on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium to almost full, yeah, this’un a thickin’, wooee, just what a Double/Imperial Stout should really be. Big sticky wooley chocolatey feels conglomerate on my tongue, but not cloying, yeah, wow, I just said that. Overall, this is that Double/Imperial Stout that one looks at, then you smell it, and then you taste it and hot damn, you think to yourself if Webster’s had a definition of a Double/Imperial Stout and had a picture of the beer, this would be the beer in the picture.

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Photo of Dewsby
3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This bottle in particular was aged for a year.

L: Looks standard for the style. Pours a lovely oily black; not too much light penetration when held to a light. The head is tan and doesn't dissipate very quickly.

S: The smell is fairly strong, although I would have expected it to be more powerful than it actually is. Roastiness dominates the nose, and lovely coffee and chocolate notes round it out.

T: The taste seems to be the weakness of this brew. While it does taste good, there is little depth to the roastiness. The malt definitely has several layers of flavor, there is almost a dark fruit taste to some of the residual sugars present, while the fudgey sweetness that the beer is eponymous for nearly dominates the palate. There does seem to be a slight acrid note that is offputting. Booziness can be detected as well.

F: The beer has medium carbonation, I wish it had a little bit less. The head is rich and creamy, but I wish it had more retention. There is a nice silkiness to the body though, which makes it a pleasure to sip.

O: A good imp stout, but not something I would rebuy. I probably would have rated it higher if it was a cloyingly sick chocolate bomb honestly, but it wasn't. While I do not regret the buy, there are just too many wonderful Imperial stouts on the market in America currently. Still worth trying though!

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle, Batch #003 08:45 stamped on the bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch tan head. Head retention is good, and there's a small amount of lacing. The brew smells like bittersweet and milk chocolate, roasted malt, dark bread, dark fruit, and some toffee. Taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some licorice, molasses and ashy flavors noticeable too. It's a more bitter/roasty imperial stout than it is a sweet one. Mouthfeel/body is full, it's creamy and coating with a moderate amount of carbonation. It's a little boozy, but not as much as I expected it to be. Overall I think it's a good imperial stout. Definitely recommended if you haven't had this before! $6.99 a bomber.

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Photo of Mongrel
3.63/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nose is fairly muted. And it's not terribly distinct on the palate either. Sort of a soy sauce/umami bomb. Salty and acidic. Would love some big chocolate or roasty notes to balance it out. There's just a little hint of char. As the beer settles, a fruity character emerges, namely cherry.

Definitely doesn't evoke "liquid double fudge," but still tasty and dangerously drinkable.

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Photo of Eamonn-Cummings3
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a speiglau stout glass.

Look is absolutely pitch black with a thin cola colored head.

Not much sweetness on the nose a lot more roast maltiness.

Taste matches aroma. See rich roast flavors like a dark and bitter coffee.

This is a great beer but a little bit of a misnomer. I was expected a big sweet fudgy stout and instead got a bitter roast bomb. Pretty good though.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.37/5  rDev +8.4%
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 -10.9%
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 Sak3
4.15/5  rDev +3%
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 -12.4%
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 -6.5%
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 -1.2%
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 -3.2%
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 -10.7%
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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Liquid Double Fudge from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 453 ratings