Some People Are Immune To Good Advice
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #211
ABV:
10.7%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,313
Avg:
4.43 | pDev: 4.97%
Reviews:
19
Ratings:
68
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Notes: Some People Are Immune To Good Advice Maple Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Maple Stout is an intense imperial oatmeal stout brewed with a healthy amount of the best maple syrup money can buy, from our friends BliS in Michigan and then aged in barrels that previously aged that same syrup.
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Photo of TooManyGlasses
4.3/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep black with a viscous look and a scant creamy brown head.
Aroma of molasses, chocolate, bourbon, dark fruit - maple note though not overpoweringly so.
Taste follows nose with dark chocolate, molasses, oaky note, bourbon with rich maple backbone ; bittersweetness at the finish.
Full mouthfeel but not viscous - nicely carbonated and an awesome creaminess coats the palate with a lingering maple bittersweetness. Outstanding.

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Photo of avalon07
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of creamy, tan-colored, somewhat long-lasting head. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A big, bracing aroma of chocolate, maple syrup, booze, and malt.

T: Tasted of a decent amount of maple syrup (especially up front), a bit of malt (a subtle presence, but kind of overpowered by the other ingredients), a lot of bourbon (and its accompanying barrel), and a good shot of chocolate (very sweet). Not much oatmeal. This is a powerful, boozy, and complex flavor. It's focused and has a great deal of character.

F: A decent amount of carbonation with a silky smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: An excellent, well made stout. Drinkable.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a very dark mahogany brown, appearing opaque black in the glass with a thin, dark khaki head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, maple syrup, bourbon, a little cocoa and plum, a bit boozy. Flavor is dark toasted malt, bourbon, maple syrup, plums, dates, raisins and a touch of cocoa. Lingering, somewhat hot, bourbon finish with maple. Medium bodied with light to moderate creaminess. A strong, full flavored barreled stout that has absorbed copious amounts of bourbon and maple syrup. The malt body is substantial and hold up to the barreling, and the overall flavor is well balanced. Would score a little higher if it weren't so hot; light alcohol burn in the finish. Still, rich and loaded with flavor. I never miss an Evil Twin stout and glad I grabbed this one.

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Photo of StraightNoChaser
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: deep dark, nearly opaque brown. Some. Ola highlights when held to light. Sparse mocha head, oily lacing.
Smell: rich maple bourbon chocolate.
Taste: more of the same, rich and decadent.

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Photo of stortore
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into a snifter. Had 7/27/18.

Pours dark, opaque and thick looking, with a short, quickly dissipating head and some soapy lacing. Aromas of bourbon, malt, chocolate, oak, figs, toffee, caramel, raisins, dates, some maple, some cocoa, light tobacco. Smells pretty awesome. The flavor is mostly follows- malt, figs, some bourbon- more as it warms, chocolate, caramel, oak, maple, raisins, prunes, some cocoa, some molasses, light tobacco. It’s a little sweet, but not bad. Tastes as good as it smells. Smooth, a solid full body, well carbonated.

I could use a lifetime supply of this, although it’s pretty pricey (and worth it), I might have to give up food. Explodes with aromas and flavors. The maple integrates well with a great base beer, and the bourbon compliments both without dominating. This one is a delight to drink. One to run for, when available.

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Photo of Damian
4.77/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Total Wine & More, West Hartford, CT
Served in a tulip

The beer poured pitch black and rather viscous. A thin, frothy, saddle brown film topped the liquid and quickly transformed into a small, lasting collar. Droplets of lacing trickled down the glass.

The aroma was amazingly complex and intense. Port wine notes came through big time. Loads of dark fruits. There was a strong oxidative presence as well. Brown sugar was also apparent. Fairly sweet but not overly so. Touch of roastiness from the malts. Hint of raw cacao too.

The flavor profile was nearly identical to the nose. Dark fruits dominated. Raisin, plum and fig came to mind. Oxidative notes were again quite apparent. Like the nose, the port wine comparisons here were obvious. Moderate roasted malt presence. Brown sugar appeared in the center. Pleasantly sweet. More roast, dark fruits and a lingering sweet, boozy warmth on the back end and the finish.

Excellent full bodied mouthfeel. Rich and lush on the palate. The liquid contained a soft, moderate, finely beaded effervescence that gave the beer a nice supple frothiness.

Some People Are Immune To Good Advice is a fantastic imperial stout that exhibited characteristics which might lead one to believe that this beer was aged in port barrels (even though it was not). While the maple and bourbon notes were completely absent, it was incredibly flavorful and complex nevertheless. This beer is a splurge at $29 a bottle but worth it in my opinion.

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Photo of MonDak_Joe1953
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bottle into glass. No dating information found.
Black, opaque colored body. Half a finger of tan creamy head. Impressive lacing after each sip, but the foam, for the most part, slides back slowly into the body.
Aroma is dark roasted malts, bourbon barrels, and a hint of maple.
Taste is dark roasted malts, with some dark dried fruit (prunes and raisins). The bourbon barrel comes in mid way, along with a hint of maple. Not at all bitter, and the sweetness level is not over the top.
Medium plus mouth feel. Good carbonation.
This is a sipper stout, with tasty levels of dark fruit, bourbon oak barrel, and the hint of maple.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.46/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a motor oil black with a thin tan head.

S - Aroma is maple, milk chocolate, vanilla and bourbon. Light soapy lacing,

T - The taste is maple, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla and bourbon.

M - Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel with dry finish.

O - Very well done BBA maple stout. The flavors are nice and sweet. Very easy drinking for 10.7% ABV.

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Photo of mothman
4.34/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Tan head. Black color.

A lot of sweet maple. Chocolate and fudge dipped bourbon. Oak. Has a dark fruit, raisin, molasses flavor.

Thick and rich. Nice feel. A little roasted. Well done.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.87/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Chocolate covered maple candies, rich creamy dark chocolate, smooth vanilla, a hint of dark fruits and dark coffee wash over the palate lingering with oak, some slight bourbon, and more maple syrup.

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Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.93/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Solid black color. Body has a thick oily feel, medium light carbonation which seemed a little bit too much for the style .
Aroma was maple syrup, bourbon, alcohol, and it smelled almost candy like sweet .
Taste is all bourbon followed quickly by maple syrup. As it warms the maple syrup gets stronger, dominates the taste, coats the tongue and lingers awhile . There's a small amount of coffee, malt, and roasted malt that shows up in the finish.
Overall the maple syrup and bourbon dominated to the point of washing out the flavors of the base beer. It was good but not my favorite from eviltwin

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Photo of dbrauneis
4.53/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

A: Pours an opaque yet still clear thick viscous inky jet black in color with moderate amounts of fine active visible carbonation rising along the edges of the glass and very faint extremely dark cola brown colored highlights. The beer has a finger tall dense foamy dark mocha head that slowly reduces to a handful of small to medium sized patches of thin film and a thin ring at the edges of the glass. Moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate to strong aromas of roasted malts, oat malts, caramel malts, and chocolate malts with moderate to strong amounts of maple syrup sweetness. That is followed by moderate aromas of bakers chocolate + hazelnut as well as moderate to strong aromas of vanilla + caramel + toasted oak + bourbon. Hints of dark fruits (prune + fig).

T: Upfront there are moderate to strong flavors of roasted malts, oat malts, caramel malts, and chocolate malts with moderate to strong amounts of maple syrup sweetness as well as light flavors of dark fruits (prune + fig). That is followed by moderate flavors of bakers chocolate + hazelnut as well as moderate to strong flavors of vanilla + caramel + toasted oak + bourbon. Light amounts of roasty bitterness in the finish which does not linger for too long slowly fading to flavors of bourbon + maple syrup.

M: Just shy of full bodied with light to moderate amounts of carbonation. Slick and smooth with a hint of alcohol warming in the finish.

O: Easy to drink for such a big sweet stout - definitely a sipping beer - with relatively well hidden alcohol. Very enjoyable with rich flavors and aromas.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is everything I hoped it would be and more. The evil twin stout signatures of hazelnut, baker's chocolate, caramel, light creamy body, go perfectly with the bourbon maple barrels, resulting in a stout that is sweet, rich, and finishes bright for the style in a rewarding way. Tastes like a rich chocolate maple truffle. The smell is bourbon and maple rich with chocolate supporting. The brighter body is perfect for the ingredients, admittedly not the most full. Is very sweet though, so be in the mood for that and you are good to go!

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Photo of Ego
4.6/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

not a very stout type of day... but this was irresistible sounding and looking (and the brewery has a solid track record in my book so...)

eyes...
completely devoid of anything considered light, this thing even seemingly swallowed the event horizon and B.O.B. (maximillian may have survived... hard to tell), the head was (emphasize was) 3 fingers strong and a much darker shade of cocoa than I have seen on... well... any stout I can recall at the moment, however it dropped faster than David Caruso's movie career, lacing is super nice.... total coating and coverage, nice

nose...
wow...bourbon laced in maple syrup, ok, i seems obvious given the description on the bottle but you can't always trust a book by it's cover, you get a strong booze (bourbon) note bathed in vanilla goodness with a pancake smack of maple on top.. man.. this is damn damn (damn) fine, all the components are peas in a pod here, they totally get along, no sense of acrimony, only cooperation, absolutely fantastic!

taste etc...
smooth as lando calrissian, the ABV only shows in the warming down under, in the mouth this is a study in seduction... the carbonation has just enough float and the flavor has just enough coat... coat the mouth in lovely flavors that is... deep, rich vanilla notes balanced out with maple (which never gets to the overly sweet phase... which would totally go against my flavor profile), one strange thing... you smell more boozy than you taste ya floozie, but that is a good thing. This has decent weight... maybe it could be a bit heavier but that is being pretty nitpicky on my part.

verdict?
OK... $27 for one bottle is a bit much... is this worth $27? ...hmmm.... it's actually a close call, that is how good this beer is, it scores in so many ways but mostly in the sensation... the nose combined with the taste with the feel... a great beer. one to split for dessert among friends (not out on the porch in the summer though!)... really great stuff here.

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Photo of AdmiralOzone
4.29/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a midnight black with a smallish mahogany head that leaves minimal lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, vanilla, oak, bourbon and slight maple syrup. Flavor follows the nose with the maple syrup stronger in the finish. Feel is thick and creamy. Overall my only two gripes would be that it's a bit too sweet and vastly overpriced.

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Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4.23/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle, undated, but this was released in Spring 2018, poured into Belgian ale glass and allowed to warm.

L: Dark black. 1F+ tan head with minimal retention, no lacing and a thin cap and ring.

S: Bourbon barrel, bourbon, maple syrup, roasted malts. Pretty straightfoward. Only a hint of booziness, at most.

T: Follows nose. Bourbon quite assertive up front, mellowed by maple and roasted malts. Some booziness on finish as it warms.

F: Pretty full-bodied, definitely not a quick drinker. Mild carbonation. Pretty solid construction and balance, but probably could stand a couple of years of in-bottle aging as well.

O: A very sold maple aged stout, but two issues: 1. Still seems a bit raw. 2. It's $32 a bottle.

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Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 ounce bottle into snifter; no bottle dating, but is a recent release. Pours dense pitch black color with a small fairly dense tan head with solid retention, that reduces to a thin spotty lace cap that lingers. Slight spotty lacing clings on he glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, toasted oak, nuttiness, and dark bread; with light notes of coconut, raisin, plum, fig, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, and roast/oak earthiness. Touch of booze in the aromas as it warms, but not overwhelming. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt and maple/bourbon barrel notes; with great strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, toasted oak, nuttiness, and dark bread; with light notes of coconut, raisin, plum, fig, smoke, char, leather, tobacco, and roast/oak earthiness. Very mild roast/char bitterness and bourbon/oak spiciness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, maple syrup, molasses, vanilla, toffee, bourbon, marshmallow, fudge, brownie batter, toasted oak, nuttiness, dark bread, light smoke/dark fruit, leather, tobacco, and roast/oak earthiness on the finish for a while. Incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and maple/bourbon barrel flavors; with a great roasted bitter/sweet and bourbon/oak spiciness balance; with zero cloying flavors after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy, silky, velvety, and rich mouthfeel that is fantastic. Slight chalky roast, oak tannins, and increasing dryness. Mildly warming 10.7%, with zero barrel booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an amazing BBA imperial stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt and maple/bourbon barrel flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the big ABV. Extremely rich malt complexity, with perfect barrel integration. Not overly roasty/charred on malts; with minimal tannic/boozy barrel notes. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing style example as expected.

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Photo of oberon
4.28/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours jet black with a a half finger deep mocha colored head atop that settles quickly leaving no lace behind.Deep chocolate and vanilla/bourbon in the nose along with slight nuttiness and sweet alcohol,very rich aromas.A thick decadent feel in the mouth with low carbonation,goes down very smooth.Starts out chocolaty on the palate kind of tootsie roll-like,then rich vanilla and then a tinge of the that maple syrup I was looking for lingering in the finish.The alcohol on top of everything makes for some hefty sweetness but there is a nice complex flavor profile that is quite rich.Not quite in the CBS league but it's really damn good.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.49/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Asking a lot with the retail price of the beer, the brewers of Evil Twin put their malt where their moolah is with a massive imperial stout that's spent a good long slumber in maple bourbon barrels. Emerging with the best of them, the transcendent stout does not disappoint.

Some people Are Immune To Good Advice (doesn't that just roll off the tongue?) pours with a tawny shade shy of complete black. Inky, leggy and glossy, the dark ale swirls with the appearance of dark brandy or sherry. Sultry aromas of sweet roast, syrup, chocolate, wine, oak, whisky and deep, dark, dehydrated fruits bring an enormous savory character to the nose. Succulent sweetness greets the tongue with an explosion of decadence. Blackstrap molasses, toffee, caramel and that undeniable maple syrup quickly takes command of the early palate.

As the malt and maple unfold on the middle palate, the tastebuds become saturated in wonderfully toasted, aged and oxidized sweetness. A bold sense of port wine, sherry and madeira come with a spicy, sweet and fruity savory flavor that hinge on plum, prune, fig, raisin, date and blackberry. Chocolate, coffee and roasted walnuts rise while the finish comes with a long, full and lavish malt dominance.

Bourbon simmers on the throat as the full bodied and somewhat cloying ale continues to deliver a slow and sipping suggestion, much like that of fine cognac. A long and maple soaked aftertaste fuses with the next sip as hints of leather and oak add a pep of dryness late.

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Some People Are Immune To Good Advice from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 68 ratings