No Hero
Evil Twin Brewing

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From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Style:
Oatmeal Stout
ABV:
7%
Score:
87
Avg:
3.9 | pDev: 10.26%
Reviews:
80
Ratings:
136
Status:
Active
Rated:
Mar 14, 2020
Added:
Apr 24, 2016
Wants:
  1
Gots:
  42
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Notes: An alien-like outsider, always flirting with oddity and exploring anxiety and paranoia. A style chameleon, a wonderful labyrinth and truly a transcendent genius. It’s impossible not to idolize out of proportion. This is a stout. It may not be a hero but it’s attractive, clever and hungry for stardom.
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Rated: 3.82 by desint from Belgium

Mar 14, 2020
 
Rated: 3.75 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Mar 02, 2020
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Reviewed by HoppingMadMonk from New Jersey

3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
I have to wonder if there are some off cans as I found it to be charred,metallic, astringent in a very unpleasant way.
I have rated their beer before and have always found them to be at the least,above average. So I wouldn't take too much stock in my review.
Will try and find another can to give this another chance
Jan 20, 2020
 
Rated: 4.21 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Aug 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by BallsDeep from Florida

Jul 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by trocketsauced from New York

Jul 11, 2019
 
Rated: 4 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey

Jul 06, 2019
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Reviewed by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

3.99/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Chocolatey, metallic, and smooth, this is a stereotypical oatmeal stout in a good way. Clean, efficient in its goals, and gets the job done. A gold standard for oatmeal stouts.
Jun 26, 2019
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Rated by polloenfuego from Canada (NB)

3.59/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Overpoweringly bitter.
Apr 03, 2019
 
Rated: 4.75 by Vylo from New Jersey

Feb 25, 2019
 
Rated: 3.75 by ncjames from Arizona

Jan 23, 2019
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Reviewed by ovaltine from Indiana

4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pour is black with mahogany on the edges and a sudsy tan head. There’s char and cocoa on the nose and ..... something that approximates the Guinness yeast and malt profile.

The taste is very similar to the Guinness 200th Anniversary Stout with the Black Patent malt - if I was tasting this blind, I’d say this was that beer, and I love that beer.
Jan 14, 2019
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Reviewed by rex_4539 from Greece

4.26/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
L: Jet black color, one finger brown head, messy lacing, no visible carbonation.

S: Oats, sweet, chocolate.

T: Roasted coffee, bitter, chocolate.

F: Medium to full bodied, lots of flavor.

O: Mostly coffee stout than oatmeal stout but pretty good nonetheless.
Dec 25, 2018
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Reviewed by AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

2.21/5  rDev -43.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 2.5
A: Jet black with good foamy head and sticky lacing.
N: Very faint burnt coffee, some chocolate, and smoke.
T: Very bitter harsh old coffee flavors with a terrible aftertaste that lingers.
M: Bad bitter notes overwhelm the entire beer.
O: Hated this beer, the harsh flavor of burnt coffee and extremely bitter dark chocolate eliminated any enjoyment, poured this out.
Dec 22, 2018
 
Rated: 4.14 by BubbleBobble from New York

Nov 18, 2018
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Reviewed by jrc1093 from Connecticut

3.2/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
Bottom of can reads ‘BATCH#005’

Pours black with a finger of frothy light mocha head; excellent longevity on the head eventually leaves thin walls of lacing and a thick ring of froth around the edge in its wake.

Aroma shows hints chocolate-covered raspberries eventually giving way to a balanced bouquet of dark chocolate, roasty coffee, and bits of wild berries through to the finish.

Taste is light char and bitter baker’s chocolate along with aggressive heavily roasted, almost burnt coffee and malt notes carrying toward the finish, but ultimately fading spectacularly; this profile is a bit disjointed, albeit with decent flavor.

Mouthfeel has a medium body with even-keeled carbonation. A char consistently builds to a mild, malty bitterness on the palate; unsurprisingly primarily dry, especially toward the finish, where any stickiness fades almost entirely; end result is pretty thin.

The base is decent enough, but the flavor and body are a bit disorganized, and thin out even when things do come together.
Oct 23, 2018
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Reviewed by Shanex from France

4.35/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
A pint poured into a founders glass leaving a 1,5 inch brownish head.

Smells chocolate, raisin (grape?) other berries.

Taste is again dark chocolate and a hint of caramel... well balanced bittersweet aromas.

Overall I enjoyed this oatmeal stout offering from EvilTwin. Quaffable, thick, flavorful and pretty delicious, having it for a brunch on a Sunday late morning I doubt I could have had something better at the moment.
Oct 14, 2018
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Reviewed by Spiceepicklez from New York

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
Looks very thick and creamy with a solid head. Lacking on the smell a little, but can still smell the oats and chocolate with a little molasses. Taste is smooth, creamy, and inviting. Feel is the best part as it is incredibly creamy and thick.
Sep 27, 2018
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
L: Pitch black with a large creamy light brown head. Medium retention. A thin film sticks around, leaving sheets of lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, burnt toast, soy sauce, toffee, burnt raisin, prune.

T: Cocoa, dark chocolate, burnt toast, caramel, and some plum and raisin. A hint of soy sauce, though not as much as the nose. A nice mild lingering burnt/roasted bitterness.

F: Medium, well carbonated. A bit thinner than expected, but fairly smooth. Waters out a bit near the finish.

O: A solid oatmeal stout. Drinkable, aromatic, and quite flavorful. And a good value at $9.99 for four pints.
Sep 24, 2018
 
Rated: 3.75 by TheCrowsEye from California

Aug 13, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by Kwright from North Carolina

Jul 30, 2018
 
Rated: 4.12 by travelguy from Ohio

Jul 07, 2018
 
Rated: 4.57 by Xxambersky89 from New York

Jun 30, 2018
 
Rated: 3.78 by West_Chester_Ale_Tester from Ohio

Jun 23, 2018
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Reviewed by bobv from Vermont

4.23/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Draft pour at Doc Ponds, Stowe, VT.

3/4 inch tan head over a dark brown body with some sticky lacing. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. Taste mirrors nose nicely with a bit of espresso as well. Nice feel and overall, a very good oatmeal stout from the evil one. Cheers!
Jun 18, 2018
 
Rated: 3.98 by Branlott42 from Missouri

May 30, 2018
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Reviewed by ControlVolume from Colorado

1/5  rDev -74.4%
look: 1 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1
Two cans tasted like soap, one directly out of the can to ensure it wasn't my glass. I don't care if bad cans aren't supposed to be rated, if they can't get the packaging right then it deserves to be noted. Batch 5.
May 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.91 by blissfulNemo from Michigan

May 11, 2018
 
Rated: 3.94 by Calraven from Michigan

Apr 28, 2018
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Reviewed by avalon07 from South Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a dark brown / black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: A good, but not great aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, dark fruit, and cream.

T: Tasted of a moderate amount of hops (mostly in the finish), light cream notes, some dark chocolate (not as much as expected), lots of roasted malt, and dark fruit (plums, in particular). Not necessarily a bad flavor, but it could have used a little boost. This is one of those "not bad" flavors. The dark fruit is an interesting addition.

F: A well-carbonated beer with a surprisingly lively finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Overall, this is an uneven beer. It has some unusual qualities that make it worth a try.
Mar 18, 2018
 
Rated: 4.28 by B-J from Iowa

Mar 05, 2018
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Reviewed by YungAnejo from Nevada

4.19/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
(Reviewed after letting warm)
Normal pour from 16oz can into snifter glass produces a huge coffee brown head, solid black body, no lacing

Upfront the aroma is bitter sweet dark chocolate quickly followed by espresso roasts, but agitating the glass again brings out dark cherry, pomegranate, plums and prunes, maybe even grapes, no alcohol presence

Taste is bitter chocolate with light coffee notes, mix of dark fruit, slightly metallic and coppery, medium roast in the finish

Mouthfeel is smooth and medium, moderate carbonation, long finish, doesn’t sit really heavy like most stouts, almost feel like I could have another lol, no alcohol burn so I’d say it’s very well hidden

Overall for the $3 something I paid I’m satisfied and enjoyed myself drinking it w/ company tonight, would definitely pick up again due to the lighter feel and complexity
Mar 05, 2018
 
Rated: 5 by LeftyMike from New Jersey

Feb 21, 2018
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Reviewed by GuyFawkes from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Batch 001.

Black/brown appearance.

A rough pour yielded a HUGE, noisy dark khaki head; minimal lace.

Dark chocolate, mild marshmallow & faint dark cherry notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Bakers chocolate, fresh earth & faint marshmallow flavors up front; mild dark cherry notes on the finish. Cream notes emerged as this warmed.

Robust yet drinkable; almost a baby RIS. This was a pleasant surprise; well above average for the genre.
Feb 17, 2018
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Reviewed by Brentlock from Georgia

4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Just an all around good stout. Not any one thing really sticks out. It is balanced and the alcohol is well hidden. Enough sweetness to keep the bitter from the hops and roastiness in check. At $3 dollars for a pint, it beats anything I am going to get on tap somewhere for the same price. And I did enjoy it with a good meal, so it goes well with a little drinking food.
Feb 13, 2018
 
Rated: 3.84 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Dec 26, 2017
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Reviewed by chinchill from South Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
16 oz can -- batch #004.
Pours dark brown, looking near black and opaque in the glass. Very good tan head.
Well hidden alcohol. Loads of dark roasted grain flavor with a bit of burnt toast flavor. Smooth, full body. No off notes.
Dec 24, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by AyatollahGold from Indiana

Dec 13, 2017
 
Rated: 3.91 by MikeM417 from Connecticut

Dec 09, 2017
 
Rated: 4 by Brent_B from Iowa

Nov 30, 2017
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