Evil Twin / Decadent - Decadent Delight II
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Style:
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #1,128
ABV:
11.7%
Score:
92
Ranked #10,096
Avg:
4.17 | pDev: 6.47%
Reviews:
11
Ratings:
21
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Evil Twin / Decadent - Decadent Delight IIEvil Twin / Decadent - Decadent Delight II
Notes: One sunny Spring afternoon in Westchester's premier basement bar, the Snake and Owl, Evil Twin and Decadent were struggling with a tough problem... How could they drink beer, play videogames, and eat their favorite treat, the fuffernutter at the same time? Fortunately, our enterprising brewers came up with a nifty solution... Decadent Delight 2. An Imperial Stout with peanut butter and marshmallow fluff.
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Reviews: 11 | Ratings: 21
Photo of avalon07
4.04/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a tallboy can to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted an average amount of time. Not much lacing to speak of.

S: A very good aroma of chocolate, peanut butter, malt, marshmallows, and vanilla.

T: Tasted of a fair amount of malt (present throughout), a bit of marshmallows (lingers around), lots of chocolate (a big factor), a hint of vanilla, a little char (kind of odd), and a good shot of peanut butter. A sweet flavor that gets better as you go along. It's not as heavy on the peanut butter as expected, but it still works.

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

O: A solidly made, subtle beer. Worth a look.

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Photo of BlurryVisi0n
4.07/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter glass from the can.

Appearance: Thick dark brown tinted black body with a dark tan head rising half an inch off the body.

Taste: Touch bitter with chocolate but light and more like dark chocolate considering it is bitter. Peanut Butter is obvious with doses and doses of molasses.

Smell: chocolate, peanut butter and brown sugar, deep sweet aroma. Strong but not super potent.

Mouth: Sticky beer, soft carbonation but super full bodied.

Overall: Good good brew, granted because I taste another Evil Twin peanut butter beer, this one would come second. Granted I will drink the next couple of cans with a smile.

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Photo of bobv
4.19/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 oz. can.
Moderate pour yields a one inch dark tan head over a near black body with some sticky lacing. Nose of roasted malt, vanilla, bubble gum (?), and peanuts. Taste mirrors nose with peanut butter leading the way right through the finish. As it warms there is a sort of malted milk chocolate flavor as well. Nice feel and overall, well, they certainly succeeded in a fluffernutter kind of way. Cheers!

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Photo of Roguer
4.02/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Decent sized but fizzy and short lived head. Body is fantastically dark and inviting.

Roasted barley, cola, caramel, brown sugar, peanuts, and fairly unsurprising stout tones of espresso and dark chocolate.

Thick and sweet, a touch boozy (but not perhaps as boozy as an 11.7% ABV stout should be), with a strong roasty bitterness and a building sweetness. Peanut notes emerge around mid palate and grow throughout the back third. Most of the tones are fitting for an imperial dessert stout: brown sugar, chocolate, caramel, and some coffee. Finish features mostly cola and burnt brown sugar.

Remarkably smooth and full bodied, and surprisingly solid despite the fizzy appearance.

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Photo of teromous
3.18/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From the bottom of the can: "3026-3027 09:21"

Apeparance: The beer has a black body and a short dark brown head. Moderate retention that fades into a ring.

Aroma: There is a burnt wood aroma with notes of charcoal and oak. A light bit of pine in the background.

Taste: Chocolate comes out quite a bit. There is a bit of a sour flavor to the beer. There is some carbon flavor and a decent amount of alcohol.

Mouthfeel: The body is full and thick. It has decent carbonation. Bitterness is good. Alcohol presence is moderate-to-high and drinkability suffers a bit because of it.

Overall: The can states that this is an "IMPERIAL STOUT WITH PEANUT BUTTER" but peanut butter never enters the equation for this beer. It tastes like an average Imperial stout. Additionally the alcohol presence sticks out like a sore thumb. It's not a bad beer but it is more accurately an average beer. I wouldn't recommend it unless you want a stout an nothing else is available. The lack of peanut butter flavor is disappointing. I wouldn't buy it again but I would drink it if somebody gave it to me.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can, 3026-3027 10:18 stamped on the bottom of the can, have no idea what that means. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about an inch and a half tan head that stayed around for a while. There's also a good amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like peanuts/peanut butter, chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and vanilla. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some marshallow, cream, dark bread and molasses flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I thought this was a good sweeter tasting imperial stout, it's sweet but not quite too sweet if that makes sense. Glad I picked this up, not a bad choice if you can get a single somewhere. $7.99 a can.

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Photo of clayrock81
3.85/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured a black body with minimal khaki head and no lace. Smell is roasted peanuts slash peanut butter and that’s about it. Thick, heavy, body with a sticky peanut butter feel and a dry, semi-boozy finish. Has some hints of roasted chocolate in it but not much else.

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Photo of superspak
4.35/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16 ounce can into snifter; no can dating, but is a recent local release. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1 finger fairly dense and rocky dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a thin cap that lingers. Nice spotty lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanut butter, marshmallow, caramel, brow sugar, vanilla, fudge, brownie batter, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Minimal booze in the aromas as it warms. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malts, peanut butter, marshmallow, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast notes; with big strength. Taste of huge milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanut butter, marshmallow, caramel, brow sugar, vanilla, fudge, brownie batter, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with light notes of molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Very mild herbal, grass, pepper, roast, char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, peanut butter, marshmallow, caramel, brow sugar, vanilla, fudge, brownie batter, toasted biscuit, dark/brown bread/crust, molasses, licorice, dark fruit, smoke, char, herbal, grass, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Amazing complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, peanut butter, marshmallow, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast flavors; with a nice roast/hop bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Slightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and very full body; with a very smooth, creamy/silky/velvety/bready, and slightly slick/sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Mild increasing warmth of 11.7% after the finish. Overall this is an amazing flavored imperial pastry stout! All around incredible complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malts, peanut butter, marshmallow, and light earthy hops/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to sip on for the huge ABV, with the mildly bitter/chalky/drying finish; amazingly soft feel for the style/ABV. Perfectly balanced between super rich malts, peanut butter, and marshmallow flavorings; with mild earthy hops and fruity yeast presence. Not overly sweet/heavy from lingering dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and amazing top tier quality style example as expected. Not overwhelming on any aspect.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.34/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black, appearing opaque black in the glass with a two finger dark brown head with great retention and nice lacing. Aroma of dark toasted malt, cocoa, peanut butter and a hint of coffee. Flavor is rich, dark toasted malt, dark chocolate, peanut butter, coffee and a bit of lactose, with a little char in the finish, which is drier than expected from the aroma. Medium bodied with moderate creaminess and nice mouth feel. This lived up to its name, full bodied, full flavored and leaning towards a dessert stout. It is not sweet, but is reminiscent to me of a rich, bitter chocolate dessert that emphasizes flavor over sugar. I'm not getting marshmallow, but that's fine with me. This is quite nice. Looks, tastes and smells fine. Two masters of the stout did good. I'm going to look for another one of these.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Dry and roasty versus sweet and savory. The mindsets of Evil Twin and Decadent Ales brewers couldn't be more different so one is expected to win out in a collaboration imperial stout.

Coming together, their Decadent Delight II promises peanut butter and marshmallow along with the lusciously roasted taste of stout as the ale pours creamy, viscous and with a milkshake visual consistency. As a dense, rich lather builds upon the ominously dark beer, its scent comes calling with campfire, boldly roasted coffee, roasted nuttiness and the aroma of burnt cream to suggest marshmallow. Its taste doesn't let down. A rich and bold maltiness slathers the early palate with blackstrap molasses, condensed milk and peanut brittle.

As the devious ale rolls along the middle palate, its full saturation of sweetness and roast is measured as sweetened espresso, bittersweet chocolate, heavy whipping cream and vanilla; each seemingly seared to an uncomfortable level without burning. Coming together, the roasted marshmallow medley continues to outshine any peanut butter element although the ale trends smoky with candied and roasted nuts, possibly pecan-like. Bittersweet to finish, the late palate is broad, earthy and woodsy with a campfire whimsy.

Very full, sticky and chewy, the beer really wants to be an alcoholic milkshake, but its stout character gets in the way. The good news is that for stout lovers, the underlying beer style shines high through all those pastry additions, but much to the determent of Decadent Ales' over the top approach.

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Photo of DVMin98
3.87/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Deep brown color. Minimal head with some lacing. Smell is roasted malts and some peanut flour. Flavor is the same. Roaste malts, peanut, but nothing in the way of marshmallow. Mild chocolate bitterness. Overall, decent, but doesn't live up to its description.

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Evil Twin / Decadent - Decadent Delight II from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 21 ratings