Soft Dookie | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by baggio on 11-25-2010

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Ranking:
#7,431
Reviews:
209
Ratings:
741
pDev:
9.41%
 
 
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Photo of Mikecd234
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: black body with a thin layer of fizzy dark-tan foam. The color is great, but the head could use a little more staying power.

Smell: sweet with notes of molasses and raisin; it is also bready, almost like a kvass. Not complex, but good.

Taste: bready, sweet, and just a little bit roasty, with some of that good raisin/tobacco character. This thing really reminds me of a huge, slightly roasty kvass, it's got so much bready character. This is not a bad thing!

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a relatively low level of carbonation. Not super duper creamy, but quite smooth; I like it.

Overall: imperial kvass, maybe? Weird. An interesting beer; I wouldn't want to have it all the time but it is definitely a solid brew.

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Photo of GarrettB
3.72/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

April 7th, 2015 - This is my first tilt at Evil Twin Brewing, which has developed an important reverence in tandem with its counterpart, Mikeller. This is the Soft DK, sure black and with just a small wreath of foam around the edge of the glass. It's served in a chalice, so I have a hard time getting at the aroma, but it has a deep and lingering character of chestnut. On the tongue it is a different beast altogether, thick and syrupy, crawling low to the palate and intense. The taste is moderate and not too sweet, expressing dark fruits like fig, but in a restrained and powerful fashion. I don't know what style this technically is, bit it tastes a great deal like a Belgian Strong Ale, but smoother, thicker and denser than anything I've had with a monk on it.

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Photo of Holderness
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L — Pours a very dark black body with a small light brown head produced with aerated pour. Some retention and lacing
S — Nougat, dark chocolate, dark fruit, molasses, brown sugar, hint of maple… you can really smell the sweetness
T — Has a strong roasty chocolatey char presence. Good amount of molasses sweetness and banana, although not as much as expected. Coffee character is stale
F — Big mouthfeel, medium- carb. Too thin for the ABV, lacks viscosity
O — Description on the bottle is pretty misleading. Much less desserty and much more bitter/charry. Still fairly decent. Horrible name. Couldn’t get the idea of drinking liquid feces out of my head

77/100

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Photo of user785335
4.09/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of EMV
4.33/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip

L: Dark inky black pour... 2 fingers of thin tannish head. Falls fast with a nice rim of lacing.

S: Dark sugars and cocoa... espresso... charred malts and grains.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet and dark... rich and silky on the tongue. Strong mix of chocolate covered espresso beans and burned sugars. Dark fruits like plum and baked raisin... could perhaps use a little more bitterness to balance the sweet. Rather decadent. The finish is sweet and roasty. Warming... and hides the ABV up until the point that it doesn't.

O: A solid Imperial Stout... bordering on dessert. Great complex flavors that play nicely together... has most of what I look for in the style. Could use a little more bittering but that feels kind of like nitpicking since I'm enjoying this one so much.

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Mitchster
3.17/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

10.4% ABV, 12 oz bottle. No ingredients or specs per the website or bottle. Pours out to a clear dark black, forming a large dark brown head with excellent retention and lacing. Carbonation is mild, ~2.0 carbs or so. The nose is ripe with prunes, raisins, black walnut, soy sauce, chocolate. The mouthfeel is slick, oily, dense bodied. The taste is a recap of the nose, lots of prunes, raisins and black walnut. Bitterness is mild, a little earthy in the finish, not overly acidic despite the large amount of roasted malts, warming, a bit harsh in the finish worsens as it warms, Overall on the sweet side. Not oxidized, slight fusels,

Overall, not a very enjoyable experience. Too sweet, too warm, too harsh. Some may like this impy stout, but I don't.

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Photo of Beersplosion
4.63/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Blackop555
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours black. Short, foamy, light brown head fades fast.

Smells dark fruit, caramel, roast malts, chocolate and alcohol.

Tastes roasted malts, caramel, dark fruit, light coffee and light dark chocolate. Finish is dry with roast linger. Medium body as fizzy higher carbonation.

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Photo of anvindr
5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of SMKilp
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of a77cj7
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
4.42/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.04/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter. The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger’s worth of off white to tan foamy sustaining head. Thin lacing glosses around the glass nicely. The aroma starts roasty with a nice sweet dark fruitiness (raisins to plums) sliding in for a nice balance. Clean coffee bean bitterness flows underneath. The flavor allows a nice sweet to roasty flow of sweet dark fruit to sly roastiness, mostly balanced at a good behavior to accommodate a fantastic sweet to roasty sort of sticky yet "dressed" sort of wet aftertaste leading on into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable to sipping quality to it. Carbonation is super low, whoah, yeah, damn low, I want to say this is close to cloying because carbonation has died off so much. Overall, though the carbonation was low, I still thought this was super good Imperial Stout all around.

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Photo of The_Beergery
4.02/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 fl oz bottle from 2015 - hopefully it cellars well! This stout is a deep opaque black tone with a thin layer of tan froth. Aromas are a mix of coffee and chocolates and roasted malts. Taste is dark chocolate mixed with espresso coffee, some caramel, and above all sweet milky smoothness. This stout feels thick enough to chew and is truly a meal in a bottle, with neverending silkiness and smoothness. Carbonation is slightly above average which gives a bit too much buzz and may be a bit distracting from the underlying richness of the flavours.

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Photo of Coronaeus
4.36/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.6/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CNoj012
4.07/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a toy opaque jet black with a fizzy, two finger, milk chocolate colored head. Retention is very good for the style and there is a bit of spotted lacing.

Smell is deep roasted malts, caramel, burnt brown sugar, bakers chocolate and molasses.

Taste is the same. It starts off sweet and finishes smokey and slightly bitter. Very nice transition.

Feel is medium bodied, smooth and has very low carbonation.

Overall a very solid stout. Evil Twin has set the bar so high with their other stouts that this one seems kind of lackluster by comparison, but it is still a good beer in it's own right.

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Photo of akk14
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.77/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 741 ratings