Irish-ish Coffee Stout | Evil Twin Brewing

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4.28/5
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Irish-ish Coffee StoutIrish-ish Coffee Stout
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial stout brewed with lactose, Demerara sugar, nutmeg, vanilla, medium toast oak spirals, and coffee from Tandem Coffee.

Added by superspak on 01-21-2018

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,339
Reviews:
14
Ratings:
46
pDev:
5.14%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
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8
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Photo of RickyBfromCT
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Damian
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Fort Point Market, Boston, MA
Served in a tulip

Dark brown/black appearance. The viscous body was capped by an immensely tight and creamy, finger-tall, saddle brown head that slowly dropped to a frothy, lasting collar. A streaky, spotty wall of lacing trickled down the glass after each sip.

Creamed coffee came through strong in the aroma. Vanilla and lactose notes were also apparent. There was a dry roastiness as well. After the head fell, sweet brown sugar notes appeared. Some spices were noticeable too. Not sure I would pick out the nutmeg however. I might actually guess chili spice. Big dark malt notes and more roast also came forth.

The flavor profile was very sweet and coffee forward. Strong dark malt notes up front. Somewhat roasty. Loads of brown sugar sweetness. A bit excessive perhaps. Dark roast coffee appeared in the center. Bit of milkiness too. The roasted malt notes intensified on the back end and crescendoed in the finish. Some bitter char was noticeable here as well.

Outstanding, viscous mouthfeel. Amazingly creamy, slick and smooth. The liquid contained a finely beaded, zippy carbonation that enveloped my palate. After a few sips, the sugars in the beer deposited a thick, sticky film on my lips.

I usually love Evil Twin’s adjunct-infused pastry stouts, but this one was even a bit much for me. While the aroma was really enjoyable, the beer tasted excessively sweet up front and overly roasty on the finish. If you buy a can, I would definitely recommend splitting it at least two ways. Sixteen ounces of this beer is way too much for one person to finish alone.

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Photo of dvmin98
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.34/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a one inch tan head that was well retained and left many dots of lace. Smells of coffee, roasted barley and vanilla. Tastes of coffee, roasted barley, cinnamon, vanilla, oak, and bitter chocolate. Medium bodied, slightly thin bodied for the style, dry and bitter finish, light carbonation.

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Photo of dfhhead25
4.09/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DMcGirr
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tvenne
3.75/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jagada
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.78/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

**
03/28/18

can to snifter.

LOOK: dark black, a little thin looking in pouring. Healthy tan head, fades....ok retention.
AROMA: mostly all coffee. hint of roasted barley underneath.
TASTE: coffee, wood, charcoal, burnt sugar, touch of bitter chocolate and some sourness in the finish.
FEEL: a touch astringent. Medium to full body.

Good beer, just not anywhere near tops for the style or this brewery.

**

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Photo of Duncian
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of connecticutpoet
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Appearance – One finger head on a clear dark brown body.

Aroma – Strong coffee, light vanilla and cinnamon.

Taste – Lots of coffee, light cinnamon and a little bit of heat. Some oak and vanilla on the finish.

Mouthfeel – Smooth and creamy, coats the tongue.

Overall – Quite a good stout but pricey.

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Photo of peterpunk15
4.35/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: very dark, nearly opaque brown. Some cola highlights when held to light. Big mocha head on the pour that mostly recedes.
smell: Coffee with cream. Hints of nutmeg and vanilla.
taste: much like the nose but better. Some initial sweetness that lingers but countered by bitter coffee. Rich and decadent.

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Photo of dental
4.31/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of swierczt
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.72/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dense jet black with an enormous dark khaki head that refuses to recede for what seems like an eternity. Leaves great lacing. The aroma is dark roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. The flavor is dark chocolate, vanilla, caramel, and coffee loaded with sweet cream. The feel is thick and full. Outstanding beer.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.67/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can

Pours dark brown black with a creamy light brown foam head. Smells like big Irish coffee, lactose milk sugar, light brown sugar, nutmeg, vanilla, toasted oak, dark chocolate, dark molasses, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Tastes like big roasty dark coffee, sweet lactose, vanilla, brown demerara sugar, a hint of earthy brown nutmeg spice, dry toasted oak, dark chocolate, dark molasses, dark roasted malts, with earthy herbal grassy pine. Feels medium bodied, smooth and creamy with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really nice imperial stout brewed with lactose and demerara sugar with nutmeg, vanilla, medium toast oak spirals and coffee added.

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours an opaque jet black in color with heavy amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and very faint chestnut brown + dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a four finger tall dense foamy creamy tan head that slowly reduces to a large patch of very thin film covering the entire surface of the beer and a thick ring at the edges of the glass. Significant amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted malts, vanilla, molasses, caramel, and dark chocolate with moderate to strong aromas of lactose sweetness. Strong aromas of coffee with moderate aromas of nutmeg + toasted oak as well as a hint of charred malts.

T: Upfront there are moderate flavors of roasted malts and hints of charred malts with moderate to strong amounts of caramel, molasses, and lactose sweetness. That is followed by strong flavors of coffee with moderate flavors of dark chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg, and toasted oak. Light amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish which lingers along with a moderate amount of lactose sweetness.

M: Full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and creamy.

O: This is a big, sticky, sweet stout that is best enjoyed as a dessert but very enjoyable. Alcohol is well hidden, especially considering the strength of this beer. Very enjoyable and a beer that I would definitely have again - I can see that it is based on the cocktail an Irish Coffee.

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Photo of reebtaerG
4.37/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benjamincarter
4.56/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattmarka1
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DrBier
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Irish-ish Coffee Stout from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.28 out of 5 with 46 ratings