90 Days Dry Aged Stout
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90 Days Dry Aged Stout90 Days Dry Aged Stout
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Style:
English Sweet / Milk Stout
ABV:
9%
Score:
89
Avg:
4.02 | pDev: 6.22%
Reviews:
20
Ratings:
45
From:
Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
Avail:
Retired (no longer brewed)
Wants
  2
Gots
  6
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Photo of sulldaddy
4.02/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Sampling a cellar temp 16 oz can poured into my snifter. The beer was part of a trade recently.
Beer pours jet black into my glass with a creamy beige head foaming up about 1 cm after a gentle pour. This foam gradually fades to a thin edge layer and one large island in the center of my glass. the beer does leave dense lattice on my glass after each sip.
The aroma is very roasty with a dry roast coffee character and some high% cacao notes mixing. There is also a bit of a dark fruit character, raisin or plum note buried. No hop presence and not boozy either even with the 9% ABV.
First sip reveals a medium to thicker body with smooth texture and very fine prickly carbonation. The bubbles stab my palate on each mouthful.
Flavor is similar to the nose with roasted notes dominating and almost going to a burnt wood note here. SOMe dark chocolate and coffee grounds again, but no fruitiness. I also never find any lactose or sweetness from this milk stout. HOps are absent and the ABV is only faintly present on the swallow with just a little bite.
This is a decent big beer, but the flavor is a little more one dimensional than I would like to see. That being said I am enjoying it, worth a shot if you like dark roasty brews.

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Photo of KooVee
3.64/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

1 pint can, unable to determine age.

Very dark not completely opaque brown with ruby highlights against light. Tan head that stays just the right amount of time, and nice lace.

Nose has lactosey soft roasted notes, bitter chocolate, just a ghost of alcohol.

Taste adds coffee bean style red berry notes, little of actual sweetness is evident, there is an oily part lingering on top of your tongue of an otherwise quite agile mouthfeel. The berries seem to get almost perfumey and the oil soapy as the beer warms up. Chocolate becomes the dominant flavour over time. Alcohol rises to one's palate as the temperature increases. But not really disturbingly.

Surprisingly dry and fruity. It's not like that doesn't work up to a point.. just I feel like this is like a slightly off Black IPA where the ingredient flavours don't quite come together, just in the imperial milk stout context.

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Photo of russpowell
3.62/5  rDev -10%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a turbid mahogany with a thumb+ of caramel colored head. Zero head retention & lacing

S: Sweet cream, iron & a little plum

T: Follows the nose, dry with roastyness and faint raisin notes up front. Roastyness, a touch of iron & faint coffee & cream notes as this warms. Finishes dry with a slight creamy sweetness, roasty & a touch of woodyness

MF: Medium body, creamy carbonation. Body thins as this warms

ABV is well disguised, but expected better flavor

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Photo of hman43
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It pours black with a brown head. Head retention is excellent.

Smell: It has some sweet notes with medium roast. There is a low chocolate and vanilla note in the background.

Taste: It has a coffee and roast flavor that has a bit of sweetness to it. There are some dark fruit that are most like plums.

Feel: It is quite creamy and has a medium full body. The sweetness lasts in the finish which is counterbalance with a dry impression.

Overall, a stout that is sweet without being overbearing and has a quite good flavor profile.

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Photo of Cylinsier
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

16 oz can

Pours opaque black, light tan head dissipates to a lacing.

Aroma of cocoa, brown sugar, biscuit, toffee and cream.

Flavor is of brown sugar, mesquite, toast, coffee and cocoa with hints of molasses and oats.

Full body, tingly carbonation on the roof of the mouth.

Pretty good stout. Flavor is good. Goes down slow. Worth a try.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

i dont totally understand the name and the process on this one, i dont believe its barrel aged, perhaps the malts undergo some sort of ageing the way meat might, to develop flavor and decompose a little bit or something, not totally sure, and i cant find much information about it, so ill let it be and just enjoy the beer for what it is, and that is a very well made and highly compelling robust stout, big on the dark earthy malts, lots of roasted barley, some smoke and peat notes, espresso, black pepper, and molasses. i like it being on the drier side, seems impossible with all this body but its true, not sugary in the least in conclusion, just tons of depth here. the weight is nice, its wintery for sure, the smoke kind of warms me and as the beer comes up in temperature i get anise and licorice way in the back, maybe burnt wood, scotch, its awesome. its a pretty dense drink, in that more than one can would be a big dose of this, but the alcohol isnt an issue at all, it stays way in the back. its neat to see this malt in this context, id love to see it in a lighter beer though too without the bitter and roast, what exactly does dry ageing do for it i have to wonder. in any event, this is just an expert stout, even if the name and process come across as a gimmick, the beer is more than good enough to allow for that, as is almost always the case with evil twin. worth the money, i loved this.

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Photo of Treyliff
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16oz can poured into a tulip

A- pours deep black in color with a two-finger creamy khaki head that has great retention after the pour

S- grainy roasted malt on the nose gives notes of chocolate, char, coffee, freshly spent grain, anise and some slightly woody aromas. Undertones of milk sugars adds a vanilla note

T- roasted grains gives notes of chocolate, bread crust, charred wood, anise & espresso. Mid-palate gives just a hint of milk sugars that adds a sweet creamy note. The finish gives a bold roasted malt flavor that linger long after the finish, with coffee and milk sugars

M- medium body with moderate carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- simple, yet big and bold, with strong roasted malty notes throughout

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

That's a big milk/sweet stout, so I poured a tulip.
The appearance was a pure dark black color with an eggshell white foamy head softly dissipating. Messy lace wound around my glass.
The aroma had a soft sweet woody milk chocolate glazed cake-like/fudge character bumping fists with some dark chocolate bitterness and a light touch of marshmallow/vanilla sweetness.
The flavor leads with the sweetness to end up becoming more balanced with some roastiness and bitterness as some qualities of anise, coffee bean dryness, and the blend of milk and dark chocolates. Aftertastes of milk chocolate, marshmallow, fudge and wood spice.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Wood spice harshness invades slightly, not bothersome. Carbonation felt good. ABV seemed appropriate. Finish of wood spice harshness, milk chocolate, semi-sticky marshmallow and a light touch of vanilla.
Overall, nicely done imperial stout, exciting and enamoring enough to come back to.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

16 ounce can, no dating that I noticed but the stamp on the bottom says Batch #001, 11:09. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with maybe a half inch tan head that stuck around a little while. There's also a good amount of lacing. The brew smells like roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, coffee, wood, cream and some dark fruit. I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some herbal, licorice, burnt/charred and dark bready flavors noticeable too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's smooth and slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. Easy enough to drink. I think it's a good all around brew, certainly worth trying. I know I wouldn't mind buying this one again!

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Photo of jzlyo
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Aroma is chocolate, dark/roasted malts and mild wood. The flavor is chocolate, roasted malts, mild wood/fruit and an acidic/slightly sour/dryish finish.

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Photo of BB1313
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Batch #001. 16oz can poured into a tulip. Pours almost black with a nice creamy khaki head that falls leaving great retention and sticky lacing. The aromas are malt forward. Milk chocolate is there along with some marshmallow. The flavors basically follow the nose for the most part. More chocolate and marshmallows. Mild and subtle hints of coffee. Some sugar. Decent bitterness. It's slightly sweet, but nothing cloying or over the top. Strong malt backbone. It finishes dry for the most part. Mild warmth in the finish, but the alcohol is ultimately well hidden. Mouthfeel is full-bodied with moderate carbonation. It's fluffy, slightly creamy and velvety, smooth and ultimately dangerously drinkable.

This is a pretty solid stout. It's like a mixture of a Sweet/Milk Stout and an Irish Dry Stout. It might not be "mind blowing", but it's still simply good stuff. The craftsmanship is on point and takes this one to the next level. Not bad at all. It's enjoyable and fun to drink.

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Photo of ovaltine
4.39/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pour is black with a big old foamy dark tan head. Gorgeous beer. The nose is rife with smoky char notes, dark chocolate, and stone fruit. Holy wow.

The smoky char notes translate to the taste perfectly, and the dark chocolate and stone fruit notes provide a substantial backbone. If the mouthfeel was a bit more substantial , this would be world-class, IMHO.

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Photo of avalon07
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | 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, mahogany brown color and a thick, opaque consistency. There was a quarter inch of creamy, tan-colored, fairly long-lasting head. Average lacing.

S: A so-so aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, cream, lactose, and coffee.

T: Tasted of a good amount of roasted malt (present throughout), a tinge of vanilla, a fair amount of lactose (too much), light coffee, some cream, and a little milk chocolate. This is one of those flavors that seems to be halfway there. Some of the ingredients aren't quite pushed far enough. It has its charms, nonetheless.

F: A good amount of carbonation with a super dry finish. Medium-bodied.

O: An uneven beer, but it has its good qualities.

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Photo of mmilyko
4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Classic....with more and more coffee and chocolate influence showing up in New World stouts, it’s really really nice for Evil Twin to remind us what a high quality classic dry aged stout can taste like. A reminder that was much appreciated.

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Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 ounce can into snifter; batch #001, no can dating, but was just released. Pours opaque dark brown/black color with a 1-2 finger dense and rocky khaki head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, roasted nuts, smoke, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, licorice, raisin, fig, date, cherry, charcoal, ash, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of black/roast/bready malts, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, roasted nuts, smoke, toasted biscuit, and dark/brown bread/crust; with lighter notes of vanilla, cream, licorice, raisin, fig, date, cherry, charcoal, ash, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Light-moderate pine, herbal, woody, grassy, roast, charcoal, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, brown sugar, toffee, molasses, roasted nuts, smoke, toasted biscuit, dark/brown bread/crust, vanilla, cream, licorice, dark fruit, charcoal, ash, herbal, wood, grass, pepper, pine, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of black/roast/bready malts, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome hop/char bitter/sweet balance; and no cloying, acrid, astringent flavors after the finish. Light-moderate increasing dryness from lingering hop/char bitterness. Medium carbonation and medium-full body; with a very smooth, creamy/bready/grainy, and fairly sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 9%. Overall this is a fantastic imperial milk stout. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of black/roast/bready malts, lactose, and light-moderate earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and dangerously easy to drink with the modestly bitter/charred/drying finish. Awesomely rich English malt complexity, balancing earthy hops, and restrained English yeast fruitiness. Light residual sweetness with lingering hop/char bitter dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example. Tastes exactly like a hybrid of English style Dry/Milk stouts for an imperial version.

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Photo of DoghouseReilly3946
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Date: Batch #001, with an imbibing date of 03/15/19.

Appearance: Pours out looking like cola with some ruby color but once its in the glass, it looks much more like the standard Evil Twin blackout. 90 Day Dry produces a healthy finger and a half or khaki colored head.

Aroma: Big roasted malt aromas flood the nose mixed with a large lactose sweetness. The malts used are very multifaceted, at times bringing to mind more of a coffee roast aroma and at other times feeling almost burnt. There is also a good amount of rich chocolate present that when mixed with the aforementioned lactose creates what I would call adult candy. It would appear that this will be a sweet one but hopefully not overly so. It smells quite good.

Taste: The front end and all through the mid palate is a mash up of solid dark chocolate malty and milky sweetness. Right at the finish though, this one thankfully jumps into more bitter coffee roast and charred grain flavors, both of which help to control the high level of sweetness present here. As it reaches room temperature things get sticky with a swirl of the glass leaving a light coating that slowly recedes but that bitter charr is right there to counter in equal measure. The mouthfeel falls almost completely into the full category but it does seem to be very well carbonated keeping things a little more light than your average 9% stout. It has been enjoyable to sit down with a nice milk stout again, something sweet that fits into the dessert category without instantly inducing diabetes. Evil Twin has been killing it lately with beers like O.F.Y.M.D. and Some People are Immune to Good Banana Stout and this is just another in that line.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.69/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Sweet and dry, dark, smoky, rich chocolate, coffee roast, rich dark fruits, candied dark dried fruits, smoked malt, ash, caramel, creamy lactose, thick medium full bodied, smooth

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Photo of Sabtos
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This otherwise classic stout adds elements of smoky cigar, and while not too heavy on that front, it's certainly making for a savory brew with a thick body.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On the hunt for the most savory stout possible, the brewers at Evil Twin allow their imagination to go to steak. Dry aging barley malt to bring out natural oxidation and that quintessential sherry tone is sure to give their imperial stout those savory intangibles that you just can't quite put your finger on.

It's black. No way around it, its just black. A thick and luscious coat of the glass comes with a gentle swirl, building a creamy mocha froth along the way. Robust, rich and in celebration of all-things-burnt, the carbonized char of vegetation sends an overcast across sweeter, savory, or fruitier nuances. But as the dark ale embarks upon the early palate, 90 Days Dry Aged Stout sends a brown sugar, molasses and toffee maltiness onto the tastebuds.

Lavishly malted, the sweetness is strong and persistent, relenting only to the strong char that eventually engulfs the middle palate as well. Smoldering embers bring a mesquite smokiness to emphasize the savory intent while nuanced fruits of grape, fig, date and cherry bring about a mild vinous spice and a madeira ester profile. Bunt toast, espresso and scorched vegetation round out the stronger flavors while baker's chocolate and hints of teriyaki play delicately underneath.

Full bodied and nearly marshmallowy, the beer's strong carbonated presence highlights the spice of char and booze, and limiting the sweeter and more savory tones. A long and roasty aftertaste eventually leave a trail of ash, peppercorn and vodka on the finish.

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Photo of CHickman
4.23/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A "Milk Stout brewed with dry aged malt" with an imperial ABV at 9%, the nice roasty dry aged malts used are so smooth that I assume milk sugar/lactose helped make the body feel creamy and milky.

Pours black with hints of brown at the edges, with a 2 finger thick tan/brown colored head that faded in average time and left excellent camouflage patterned foamy lacing clinging to the glass along with a layer around the rim on top. Smells of roasted malts, burnt coffee grinds, mineral water, sheet metal, chocolate, faint caramel, soy sauce and smoked malts. Somehow this had a sweetness to it, which gave nice balance to the nose.

Flavor is very much like the nose with roasted malts, burnt coffee grinds, bakers chocolate, mineral water, sheet metal, light piney notes, dark chocolate, brownie batter, charred wood, soy sauce, hints of dark fruit, ash and smoked malts. It's smoky, but like the nose has a sweetness which must be from the milk sugar/lactose. It was very easy drinking, hiding the ABV perfectly, and a tasty, roasty stout that I'd definitely have again.

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90 Days Dry Aged Stout from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 45 ratings