Big Ass Money Stout 3
Evil Twin Brewing

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From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #521
ABV:
17.2%
Score:
95
Ranked #1,592
Avg:
4.31 | pDev: 8.58%
Ratings:
106
Status:
Active
Rated:
Jun 19, 2021
Added:
Mar 24, 2018
Wants:
  4
Gots:
  22
SCORE
95
World-Class
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Notes: Collaboration with Lervig
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4.16 by Gemini6 from Michigan on Jun 19, 2021
 
2.92 by stephenlee93 from England on Dec 11, 2020
 
4.31 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Sep 01, 2020
 
4.14 by Richter525 from Michigan on Aug 16, 2020
 
4.35 by lebrisa from Connecticut on Jun 04, 2020
 
4.36 by BeerBeast from Florida on Apr 23, 2020
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4.44/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

16 oz can split 3 ways - May 23/18 package date.
Pours a viscous oily black with scant brown head - looks syrupy.
Aroma has notes of vanilla, chocolate, bit of dark fruit - caramel as warmed.
Taste of creamy rich chocolate cake, vanilla, fudge, bourbon soaked bread pudding - definitely boozy but not fusel, rather adds to the complexity.
Viscous, full, silky smooth yet clearly boozy mouthfeel - still would have guessed 10-12% not the whopping 17.2 - warming fudge sweetness with just a hint of bitter - phenomenal big stout.

Apr 05, 2020
 
4.27 by smithj4 from New York on Mar 26, 2020
 
4.25 by h4ger from Connecticut on Jan 05, 2020
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5/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by pathman from Ohio

12/23/19 can @ home

Dec 23, 2019
 
4.5 by shigg85 from Japan on Dec 17, 2019
 
4.35 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Dec 12, 2019
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3.92/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by metter98 from New York

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a half finger high dark tan head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface and a narrow collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of dark malts and soy sauce are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark malts along with notes of soy sauce and black licorice along with a light amount of bitterness and hints of alcohol.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied on the palate and has a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This definitely tastes strong, but does a rather good job at masking a good amount of alcohol from the taste.

Serving type: can

Nov 18, 2019
 
4.3 by akopczyk from Ohio on Oct 19, 2019
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4.29/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25
by beersampler6 from Michigan

Wow this one was just incredible! The mouthfeel, the depth and complexity. Canned date 5/23/18 - this one was aged a year. Pours a deep, dark, rich, syrupy black color with a little tan head and scant rings of lingering lacing. Smells of strong dark chocolate fudge, medium roast coffee, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, malt and toasted nuts. Taste follows the nose, great balance and complexity and depth. Smooth, creamy vanilla and the extremely high ABV was quite subtle and didn't hit you in the face until the beer warmed somewhat. Mouthfeel was outstanding - so thick and syrupy and rich, coated the palate, luscious and delicious. Perfect amount of light carbonation. An outstanding beer.

Sep 23, 2019
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4.16/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by arizcards from North Carolina

Picked up a single from the Craft Beer Hop Stop 6-7-19 for $9.99. Canned on 5-23-18; consumed on 8-16-19.

Beer poured black with a good tan head that dissipated pretty quickly.

Nose is heavy on the roasted malts with a dose of cocoa.

Taste is very well balanced between the ginormous chocolate malt base, a touch of vanilla and heavily hopped to keep sweetness at bay.

Mouthfeel is large bodied and very smooth.

Overall i am surprised at the balance in the taste and the lack of alcohol burn. Very impressive brewing job by Evil Twin!

Aug 16, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by StonedTrippin from Colorado

so, this is actually made with money and pizzas from what i understand, how totally foolish, but here i am drinking it, so obviously my disdain for this sort of thing is only surface level, curiosity gets the best of me here, and frankly, i give evil twin about as much leeway as anyone with this sort of thing. its thick as blacktop sealant, and doesnt smell much different either, just tar and density, thick treacle syrup and viscous coffee, sludgy and oozy looking, sweet and boozy in an overly intense way, i think i get some sweat and minerals, even metallics from the money, but that could be in my head, no sign of pizza in the nose, id love to know how much of each were used. it all seems stupid, but the beer tastes great as a big stout, and who is to say is not the influence of these weird additives making it all come together?! heavy dark chocolate, molasses, cigar mouth, pipe tobacco, graphite, cracked pepper, and fusel alcohol. the texture coats my whole palate like jello or something, and even though its cold, it almost tastes and feels like its temperature warm to me. maybe not as diabetic as i thought, but still, even a few ounces of this is a ton, and i am glad to be sharing the can around several ways. dumb idea or brilliant? trying too hard or just having fun? i dont care either way, this was cool to share with friends old and new, and im real curious about the old lervig bottle of it i have in the cellar...

Jul 17, 2019
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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
by ScruffySouthpaw from New York

Served in a teku glass from the can.

Appearance: pores very thick dark brown tinted black body coming like motor oil pouring from an engine with a million bubbles on the body creating a dark tan head rising half a finger's length off the body.

Smell: heavy brown sugar scent which lingers around the nostrils.

Taste: deep thick rich molasses accompanied with vanilla and like chocolate which feels a touch like desert feels like dinner at the same time.

Mouth: super full body with medium carbonation.

Overall: what an incredible grab and honestly I have big ass money Stout 2 to pair with it but I might hold it for tomorrow or Friday because honestly this beer is so potent it is very hard to compare. If you're like me always in a glass, Salud!

Jun 27, 2019
 
4.23 by KAP1356 from Pennsylvania on Jun 17, 2019
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4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by grinreeper from New York

Pours like a sludge of Oil in the snifter. Not watery and very dark indeed. There was no noticeable head that appeared. The smell of dark chocolates with vanilla and coffee are noticeable. Taste is pleasantly dominated by rich fudge like dark chocolates, with mild notes of vanilla, and finishes with a subtle hint of dark roasted coffee. Very smooth and creamy going down with a slow swallow. Well balanced and amazingly not boozy for something that's 17.2 ABV!


Along with "Even More Jesus"...which I already reviewed...these are actually my first experiences with Evil Twin stouts. And I'm very pleased with them. Also bought "120 Days Dry Aged Stout" from ET, also with high ABV. And am now looking forward with imbibing it too. Will comment and rate it when i do.

Jun 06, 2019
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4.32/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
by CHickman from New York

Canned 5/23/2018, it a menacing black color like a black hole with a massive 2 finger brown foamy head that was packed with bubbled of all sizes, dissipating very, very slowly and leaving nice spotty lacing. Extra credit for a 17.2% ABV brew having such longevity in the head.

Smelled of rich dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, soy sauce, molasses, dark fruit like dates, grapes, blackberries, raisins, and then pumpernickel bread, black licorice, brownie batter and light booze like a dark rum. Complexities galore as it warms and expands, bringing out charred grains, wood accents, leather and chocolate syrup. Metallic hints, as with most Evil Twin beers, and those tinny notes add a nice dynamic like a penny was dropped in the beer.

Like the nose, the taste is full of roasty malty notes and chocolate. Quite complex and rich, this is not too sweet and brings in cocoa powder, brown sugar, caramel, hazelnuts, cola like a warm flat glass of Coke and peat moss in addition to the dark chocolate, fresh ground coffee, soy sauce, molasses, dark fruit, etc., listed above in the aroma. It's hefty and the booze is evident but not hot or like a shot of bourbon, but that 17.2% lingers in the background. It's much easier to drink than expected and there's no bitterness, almost no carbonation and only a mild sweetness. I forgot I bought this can as it was hidden in the back of my beer fridge for over 6 months, but the age must have mellowed it out in a good way as I really enjoyed this.

Jun 01, 2019
 
4.47 by RossMaxwellWAPL from Wisconsin on May 09, 2019
 
4.04 by beergorrilla from Michigan on May 07, 2019
 
4.35 by Wizzle32 from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2019
 
3.87 by Zaphog from Michigan on May 07, 2019
 
4.43 by Wheels2532 from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2019
 
4.38 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on May 07, 2019
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4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Beer_Right_Back from Arizona

This beer is big, and mean mean BIG. This is type of beer for those who want to get drunk, but only want one beer to do it. Surprisingly, it also hide most of it's ABV quite well with a deep, rich chocolate flavor. We rate it high as a sign of respect to the brewers that thought to dream so big.

Apr 11, 2019
 
4.25 by heysuz from Indiana on Mar 17, 2019
 
4.25 by brittanylicious from Indiana on Mar 17, 2019
 
4.57 by Shayne71 from Oklahoma on Mar 16, 2019
 
5 by jdmatherlee from Virginia on Mar 06, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by superspak from North Carolina

16 ounce can into snifter, canned on 5/23/2018. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky dark brown head with insane retention, that reduces to a large cap that lasts. Thick soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a light amount of streaming carbonation. Insane appearance. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, vanilla, cream, toasted biscuit, and dark bread; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Minimal booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/black/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, vanilla, cream, toasted biscuit, and dark bread; with lighter notes of licorice, raisin, prune, cherry, fig, date, smoke, charcoal, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal, roast, char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, molasses, toffee, brown sugar, fudge, brownie batter, roasted nuts, vanilla, cream, toasted biscuit, dark bread, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, charcoal, wood, leather, tobacco, herbal, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of ark/black/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with a solid roast/hop bitter/sweet balance, and no cloying sweetness after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering bitterness. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety, and slightly slicky/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mildly increasing warmth of 17.2%, with no booziness lingering after the finish. Overall this is an insane huge imperial stout! All around amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/black/roast/bready malts and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the very mildly bitter/drying finish. Insanely rich malt complexity; with mild fruity yeast and earthy hops against sweetness. A highly amazing offering, and top tier style example. This was a pretty significant improvement over the one brewed at Lervig years ago. A lot less bitter, charred, drying, and fruity on the yeast. Also a lot less boozy on the alcohol.

Jan 12, 2019
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2.48/5  rDev -42.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2
by micada from New York

Let this 2017 16oz sit for a year. Didn’t know what to expect from the adjuncts, but sounded like fun. Poured cellar temp hard to a tulip glass. Pours dark black, oily, heavy, menacing. Looks promising...and then, ick. Smells like licorice, okay. Taste is way off, unbalanced. Surprisingly super cloying, artificial sweetener which was totally unexpected. Just can’t dig any part of this, but what a waste to dump straight down the drain. Overall, I think I haven’t liked any Evil Twin offerings, and this is the last I’ll try. Terrible! Tastes like ass! Mikkeler on the other hand, is light years better.

Jan 11, 2019
 
4.47 by DruC4 from Michigan on Jan 08, 2019
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4.53/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Damian from Massachusetts

Drank from a 1 pint can purchased at Downtown Wine & Spirits, Somerville, MA
02/22/18
Served in a snifter

The beer poured a super thick and viscous, absolute pitch black. Shimmery and slick, like used motor oil. A tight, frothy, inch-tall, saddle brown head topped the ominous looking body. The crown slowly dropped to thin swirls. Later, the swirls transformed into a lasting collar.

The aroma was a bit understated initially but intensified as the beer warmed. Super malty and robust. Boozy. Moderately roasty. Dark fruits came through strong. Big raisin character. Perhaps some oxidative Port-like notes as well. Brown sugar was also apparent. Good dose of vanilla too. Touch of powdered cocoa. Hint of burnt caramel. The boozy notes became more pronounced as the beer warmed.

The flavor profile was fantastic and even more complex than the nose. Huge malt presence up front. Loads of sweet brown sugar and burnt caramel. There was a big, robust smokiness too. Peat smoked malts perhaps. A bit campfire-like. Bit of powdered cocoa in the center. The booze really kicked in here as well and crescendoed as the beer moved along the palate. For 17.2% ABV, however, the alcohol was remarkably well hidden. Hint of wet paper and oxidation on the back end. More booze, bitterness, oxidation and sweetness on the finish.

Ultra rich, creamy and thick mouthfeel. Completely full bodied for the style. The beer contained a fine, moderate, tongue blanketing effervescence. Pillowy soft on the palate. By the drink’s end, the liquid left an intensely sticky film on my lips.

Big Ass Money Stout 3 is an over the top whopper of a beer, much in the vein of Dogfish Head’s World Wide Stout. Whether or not this beer is brewed with pepperoni pizza and/or money (which I am hoping it is not), it is a very unique offering and definitely worth a try.

Dec 29, 2018
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4.63/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
by Shlar from Minnesota

I am not sure what the f'k this is. But I adore it. Pure Stout Syrup. The blackest syrup-beer you've ever laid eyes on. However, it actually doesn't leave too overwhelming of a saccharine kinda aftertaste or mouthfeel. It is hefty and syrupy. But it's shockingly drinkable, if you can embrace the sweet syrupy nature of it, which isn't very difficult...
There is actually an aroma akin to pepperoni! I kid ye not. Perhaps it is just me... but it's like the smell of pepperoni without the grease or animal flesh. There is also what I believe to be an actually-noticeable hop presence, which sits nicely among the predominant sweet-aromatic robust-chocolate notes.

Dec 28, 2018
 
4.25 by Lukass from Ohio on Dec 21, 2018
 
4.23 by wordemupg from Canada (AB) on Dec 08, 2018
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4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by bobv from Vermont

16 oz. can.
17.2 % abv.
Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch tan head over a near black body with nice lacing. Nose of cocoa, malted milk, milk chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit as well. Wonderfully rich flavors of all kinds of chocolate (milk, dark, bittersweet), dark fruit (black cherry), and booze. Wow, this doesn't taste like 17.2%, but close. ;) Nice feel, akin to chocolate syrup. Overall, an awfully good example of going over the top with fantastic results. Damn, what a true pleasure! Go out and track this down! Cheers!!!

Dec 02, 2018
Big Ass Money Stout 3 from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 95 out of 100 with 106 ratings