Liquid Double Fudge | Evil Twin Brewing

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Liquid Double FudgeLiquid Double Fudge

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American 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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Ratings: 449 |  Reviews: 125
Reviews by szmnnl99:
Photo of szmnnl99
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

More User Reviews:
Photo of maximum12
4.05/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked up because who doesn’t like fudge? You? OK, you’re excommunicated, then defenestrated. 22 oz. bottle at a relatively tame price point split with the wife.

Black. Aroma is all slow-roasted chocolate, much more beanish that I expected.

Liquid Double Fudge is no lawnmower beer. Serious alcohol prickle up front, backed up by (as you may have guessed) lots of fudge packing. Sweetness never even gets a good toehold, as that roast in the nose arrives hard on the chocolate’s heels. I could blow smoke up my ass & talk about the subtleties here but really it’s about chocolate & roast: full stop. Rich, decadent, dessert beer. Going down fast for a stout that kills brain cells at a breakneck clip.

Super simple, super tasty. I mean, who doesn’t like roast & chocolate (the defenestration was successful, so, nobody). Excellent beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle - how many variants of this confection-forward stout are we going to see?

This beer pours a solid black abyss, with the barest of red cola basal edges, and three zaftig fingers of puffy, finely foamy, and somewhat bubbly brown head, which leaves a bit of scratchy snow rime lace around the glass as it quite slowly sinks away.

It smells of rich, bittersweet chocolate pudding, cafe-au-lait, lightly roasted and doughy caramel malt, a touch of biscuity toffee, some muddled dark orchard fruitiness, black licorice, reduced dark sugar syrup, faint earthy and leafy green hop bitters, and a sense of malevolent booziness. The taste is medium-dark cocoa powder, a further indulgent fudge thing, bready caramel malt, Scandinavian anise candies, sort of acrid coffee beans, a maple tree woodiness (sans the sap), some laid-back piney and leafy hoppiness, and more of that lurking alcohol warmth.

The carbonation is fairly tame in its barely-there frothiness, the body a decent medium weight, and more or less smooth, excepting that now officially party-pooping heat quotient. It finishes off-dry, and yet much less sweet than I was anticipating - the booze and the hops taking the shine out of the titular promise.

Overall, for something called 'liquid double fudge', this isn't particularly chocolatey - it's there, sure, but duly moderated by fruit, spice, hop, and wowee sauce alike. Interesting, but not really all that well integrated, as the alcohol starts to get annoying after a while (in terms of flavour, and not effect, of course!).

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.08/5  rDev +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 zac16125
4.02/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Liquid Double Fudge
22oz bottle into a snifter
Batch 002

A: Pours a thick appear jet black with 1 fingers width of dark mocha colored head. Head dissipates at a moderate rate and leaves a decent amount of cling. 4.25

S: Huge leather/tobacco notes, lots of roasty characters, subtle bitter dark cocoa but otherwise essentially no chocolate notes. 4

T: Taste follows the nose, very roasty with predominate leather and tobacco notes. Like the nose there are almost no chocolate notes. 4

M/D: Full bodies, carbonation on the heavier end for the style, ABV is well masked and drinkability is pretty good. 4

O: It's a good beer but Liquid Double Fudge is a misnomer. Still very much worth drinking though, and an enjoyable IS. 4

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.14/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

When a brewer like Evil Twin says things like "fudge", "double", "liquid", they have trained us to expect excellence. And as the beer is poured and its rich lather floats above an ominously dark body- expectations are formed.

A quick pass of the nose reveals a host of chocolates- bittersweet, Swiss and Belgian varieties are wrapped in a vanilla and coconut scent with a soft yogurt-like lactose nose. Its taste is awash with burnt toffee, dark-roast coffee, seared cream and those earthy chocolates that claim victory of the beer's flavor.

And as the taste unfolds, its luscious cream, caramel and vanilla underpinnings uphold a host of espressos, bitter baker's chocolates, whipping creams, and burnt marshmallows that mesmerize the tastebuds. Trending bitter with pine and coffee, its hoppy counterpart is bold and unyielding.

Finishing full and robust, the beer's lingering cream sweetness with a deep and dark chocolate weave may suggest fudge, there's a sense that this fudge-like intangible is much more elusive than a young stout can achieve. With some age to allow its bitterness to soften and its booze to become rounded and then this beer will likely achieve its fudge aspirations.

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Photo of Jeffo
2.02/5  rDev -49.5%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Got this one in Buffalo for $8

From a bomber into a snifter
Batch #2

APPEARANCE: A pitch black pour yields a 2+ finger, medium looking, slightly creamy tan head with great retention. Pitch black body with no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full foamy wisp and clings to the sides of the glass. Dots of wisp and a ring remain leaving touches of lacing down the glass as it empties. Good looking stuff.

SMELL: Lots of roasted barley and ashy aromas, with burnt malts and some bitter black coffee. Hints of toffee as well and ethanol all over the place. Pretty rough going.

TASTE: Roasted barley, burnt malts and charred coffee beans up front. Some toffee sweetness as well. Big, burnt and bitter finish or roasted barley, burnt and bitter coffee, some chocolate flavors, ash, tar and lots of ethanol. Harsh, burnt, ashy, and lots of ethanol. Nothing like the name suggests, unfortunately.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Semi-creamy on the palate, goes down fine with a burn and finishes sticky. Lots of heat and ash linger.

OVERALL: Wow. Really surprised this one gets high ratings. Looks and feels good, but this is harsh, ashy, tarry, acrylic, and bitter. Piles of ethanol all over the place too. This is not at all like the name suggests and is a far cry from the glorious base stout that Jesus is. Luckily this was only $8, as it was probably brewed in the States somewhere. Probably the worst stout from Evil Twin, though I Love You With My Stout was pretty horrible as well. Definitely not worth the effort. Avoid.

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Photo of argock
3.75/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Batch #002 on bottle neck. Poured into a clearheaded tulip. Ashy, big woody aroma and flavor, boozy with a lot of dark chocolate and cocoa, finishes very bitter and smoky with a slight espresso note but then licorice and more ash. Over-carbonated but better feel with swirling and patience although does have boozy bitterness on the palate. Not one I would go for again but not surprised roast fans love it. Just call it "Roasted Liquid Double Fudge" or something.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.64/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JW_WNC
4.37/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of lordofthewiens
4.49/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer after playing golf in cold, deplorable conditions. I loved the beer. Maybe it's because I needed warming up, but I doubt it.
It's a very dark brown color with a thick tan head that retains well.
Chocolate fudge aroma and chocolate fudge taste. You get what's advertised.
A nice thick mouthfeel. I feel like I'm drinking a piece of fudge.'A very well done beer.

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

Photo of Beaver13
2.96/5  rDev -26%
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 AlarmClock314
3.98/5  rDev -0.5%
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 Dbrulet
3.91/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JakerLou
4.03/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
4.2/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stephenlee
4.41/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PSU_Mike
3.89/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MattyG85
4.55/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Slight finger of tan head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A rich and roasty dark malt driven aroma with a scent of sweet chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Dark roasted barley malt with a sweet scent of dark chocolate, milk chocolate, fudge, coffee, biscuit, toast, smoke, caramel, and toffee along with yeast. Sweet scent of vanilla, syrup, and molasses. Dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, and prune. A really good rich aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a rich and roasty dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and vanilla. Dark roasted barley malt with rich notes of dark chocolate, fudge, milk chocolate, coffee, toast, biscuit, smoke, caramel, and toffee with some yeast. Sweet taste of vanilla, molasses, and syrup. Dark fruit undertones of fig, raisin, and plum. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, syrupy, and slick. A little booze heat is felt as expected.

Overall: A great rich Imperial Chocolate Stout. Very good mix of fudge chocolate flavors.

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Photo of HopsForBrains
4.5/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zonian1
4.27/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of acurtis
3.71/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sam671217
4.4/5  rDev +10%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Liquid Double Fudge from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4 out of 5 with 449 ratings