Evil Twin Soft Dookie | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Soft DookieEvil Twin Soft Dookie

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / 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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Reviews: 201 | Ratings: 724
Photo of rex_4539
4.93/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

L: Very dark brown, no head whatsoever. Medium to low carbonation.

S: Heaven :) Very complex. I could smell it all day.

T: Tastes amazing. Leaves nice, small aftertaste with no alcohol residue. Perfect!

F: I was very pleasantly surprised by this one. 10.40% ABV is not evident at all and beer is highly drinkable. I could happily have a couple of those on the fly.

O: I don't like the taste of alcohol. And this beer delivers exactly that. I get all the benefits of an imperial stout without that disgusting alcohol assault. This is a very underrated beer. I highly recommend it and I will definitely buy it again on every occasion :)

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Photo of drpimento
4.93/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Soft dookie indeed. Appearance is a fluffy, thick, tan head that slowly settles to a brown cover, lots of lace, and an opaque brown black color. Aroma is roast, vanilla, black patent malt, cocoa, coffee, old tree bark. Flavor's like nose, has carbonic tang against the bittersweet and vanilla up front and slowly tapers to the bittersweet flavors and some alcohol warmth at the end. Soft round body with just enough carbonation to balance. A masterpiece. Gimme some dookie!

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.89/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Beautiful syrup pour with slight khaki head and spots of lacing. Coffee, chocolate, vanilla, and a smokey ash upfront on the nose. Taste follows with the booze and molasses coming through. Slick, thick mouthfeel coating the palate wonderfully. Another great stout by Evil Twin that I would have again!

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.85/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Dark black with a small beige head.

S: Strong Chocolate, Vanilla, A hint of coffee

T: Chocolate, Vanilla, A hint of coffee

M: Slight carbonation, a little bitter with a nice vanilla aftertaste

This beer took be by surprise. I had never heard of it before but decided to try it at Rattle N Hum. Just smelling it before tasting I could tell this was going to be a good beer. The when I tasted it I was very happy that I tried it. Probably one of the best new beers that I've tried in a while. I wish this beer was more available because I would like to have it again and maybe age a bottle of it.

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Photo of DonDirkA
4.85/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Nose is dark roasted coffee, roast malts, some dark chocolate and just a hint of vanilla. Taste is spectacular. Evil Twin's stouts have consistently satisfied me. My least favorite has been their Yin Imperial Stout and it was a good one. There is vanilla right out front with heavy, roasted notes and some coffee coming up in the back. There's a slight strand of chocolate running through but the vanilla and roasted malts are strongest. The coffee flavors sticks around on the tongue afterwards paired with some hints of vanilla. It says "Best by 2015" on the bottle so I may put one away to try in a year or so. God I love Evil Twin.

EDIT: After reading some other reviews I can also pick up a bit of smokiness like Stone's Smoked Porter. Its really mellow though, and it comes across as roasted malts. There is definitely a smokiness there though, especially in the aftertaste.

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Photo of brewski09
4.74/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a good rendition of stout with a dark head that faded too quickly for my liking.

S - complex and strong. leather and malts on the nose. tobacco that i couldn't place until drinking it and then smelling it again.

T - Tobacco like a nice unlit cigar, leather, malt, hop bitterness to balance, mild alcohol on the palate. this is complex like most beers are not. I couldn't get enough of the taste on this one and it was great cold and warm.

M - soft and full, but not chewy.

D - I would drink this one again if it came my way, but couldn't spring for a victorian pint (?) for $13. This and the Yin are the best offerings by evil twin. I may break down and get one of these for a tasting sometime as it is pretty unique.

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Photo of justinp444
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Pours a dark black with a chocolate head. Smell of molasses, vanilla, caramel, chocolate, coffee, banana, and roasted malts. Taste of banana, chocolate, vanilla, and coffee. There isn't a ton of molasses notes but it is very balanced and maintains a great sweetness that isn't overpowering or too boozy. Full mouth feel and body.

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Photo of challenja
4.7/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Served On Tap at the Black Squirrel in ADMO.

A: Midnight dark chocolate froth, NO light Shinning through.

S: Dark chocolate syrup. Gothic england malts. Cane sugar, raspberry jam, Vanilla biscuits.

T: This is one smoootthhh operator. Seriously the most smooth stout ever, and it wasn't even on a nitro tap. Deserving of a repeat buy (I bought another, then came back a week later bought 2 more, and two weeks later..well you get my point) Think of Dark chocolate moose in a glass. Vanilla biscuit. Strawberry puree, bourbon barrel. Toasted English biscuit malts. Vanilla wafers.

M: Can I just call it ultra smooth froth??
That is the most eat smooth tasting stour ever. It feels like light whipped cream in your mouth with a low carbo pills.

O: A damn impressive drink. The smoothest beer of all time.. The name says it all. You can drink like 3 of these easy and then loose sense of gravity and pee all over the bathroom floor before saying "damn that is one damn good beer... burrrpp"

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Photo of Cyberkedi
4.65/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, rich sable only a whisker or two above black with a thick, foamy, fine-bubbled light tan head that leaves some good lacing. Strong aroma is smoky with tones of semi-sweet chocolate, coffee, caramel and molasses - and, yes, there is a subtle vanilla note as well. Flavor has notes of roast coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla and molasses. Smooth texture has above-average body and a fair amount of fizz. This one's a winner, so look for it!

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Photo of Ikeithbot
4.63/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance is nothing spectacular but the taste of this beer is nothing short of great. This is the best Evil Twin stout I have tried. Subtle flavors of coffee and vanilla and just the right proportion of each gives this a nice complex flavor that does not hit you over the head with one thing. Definitely not a one note beer and is worth trying. I would compare this to better than most of the 22 oz bombers of good stout that is sold and a bargain because it is sold as a 4 pack of 12 oz bottles

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Photo of ktrillionaire
4.62/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

On-tap at Local Option

A - It pours a visibly viscous deep brown-black, and is capped with a frothy khaki head.

S - The nose is a fantastic mix of chocolate cake, roasting coffee, rich toffee, and herbal-citric marmalade notes.

T - Amazingly luscious. Other than the expected (and delivered) roast-cocoa-coffee-toffee, surprising notes of green hoppiness abound, as does subdued berry fruitiness; it is sorta hopped like Old Rasputin, but way nicer. The roast and chocolate-vanilla notes are sublime, and the silky, decadent feel seems to push it over the top.

M - This brew is so amazing in terms of silky, satiny mouthfeel. The best mouthfeel I've experienced, I dare say.

O - This beer is fantastic. There is a new force to be reckoned with in Denmark: Evil Twin.

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Photo of janubio
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Great black colour and great brown head, doesn't hold for too long, but leaves a ring. There's a strong smell just opening the bottle, I wouldn't say dookie, more like used diapers. Then chocolate, dark fruits (raisins, plums), vanilla...Medium body, creamy and sticky palate. Taste of chocolate, dark fruits, mollasses, vanilla... Very complex great beer.

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Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Deep dense dark brown under a 2” dense tan foam collar that descends to a thick, lacy film that produeces Guinness quality lace.
S: Dark dried fruit, roast, some cocoa, espresso, very faint banana.
T: The palate follows the nose with more creaminess mellowing the roast and coffee flavors and giving the cocoa a creamy chocolate character. Also has a trace of vanilla with some banana appearing on the finish.
M: Very creamy chewy texture with very moussey, fine soft carbonation
O: A very easy to drink Imperial Stout.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: thick, black and viscous. A dark brown head forms when poured. Some lacing on the glass.
Smell: molasses, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla and dark fruits like figs and blackberries
Taste: tons of molasses, maple syrup, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla flavors. Pretty great.
Feel: creamy, thick, and chewy.
Overall: a sweeter variation on an RIS, but an excellent variation.

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Photo of rootbeerman
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: pours basically black, with a finger and a half of coffee with cream colored head. The head does leave an almost nitrotap like lacing.
S: big anise and chocolate. A dry floral hop. Dark roasted malt.
T: chocolaty, anise. nice floral, lightly bitter hop, almost makes the chocolate pop out more.
M: creamy, both in the overall mouth feel and carbonation.
O: first bottle that tastes almost exactly the same as it does on tap.

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Photo of BeerWithMike
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Yeah, a easy "4.5' across the board for this one. sampling right now on 6/16/15. 12 ounce bottle chilled down to 36 degrees F in my beer cooler and poured in to a "EMPYREAN BREWING COMPANY" snifter glass.

Brew pours a pitch-black in color with about a 1/2 finger beige head that stayed around a bit. Decent lacing is seen when sipped that sticks to the edges. Aroma is of roasted malts with some cocoa for the most part. The taste is about the same with a hint of black coffee also BUT isn't over powering. Perfect balance of flavors and does down easy. This is a SIPPER brew and not a 'chugging' type.Y ou really doesn't taste the alcohol at ALL in this Imperial Stout unlike some. Full-bodied with perfect carbonation for this type, which isn't much. A very tasty brew!

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Photo of dmgeng
4.49/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Everything about this beer intrigued me and beer trading allowed me to get one of these. I was very pleased with this imperial porter.

A - Deep dark brown that settles to black. It pours well with a small, fine brown head and light lacing.

S - Initially a very robust and sweet stout goes right for the nose. There is sweet malt, caramel, fudge brownies, roast, and some coffee. After the beer warms to room temperature it becomes more balanced and full of all of the flavors you would expect an Imperial stout to carry.

T - The first sip really lets you know how this beer is going to hit: sweet malt, deep caramel, chocolate fudge, dark roasted coffee, and roasted malt. It's robust and has the imperial stout flavors covered but this beer has a distinct "fudge" character that is almost like they mashed in brownies with the grains. It's dark chocolate, cocoa powder but smooth, rich, and almost cake like with the sweet malt grain. There is some roast and coffee bitterness to tame the sweetness but still tilted toward sweeter stout.

M - High mouth-feel with lower carbonation. A thick, sweeter beer but with enough ABV and good attenuation to keep it not too cloying.

Overall, this is a very tasty beer. Great flavor with tremendous smoothness and sweet flavor. If you like a robust and chocolate forward stout then this is a good one. If you haven't had a sweet stout and only like dry stouts this is probably not going to agree with you. I could understand the "flavored" nature of this stout due to the serious fudge tones but I really enjoyed the more cocoa and sweet stout.

Glass- Snifter

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Photo of ClePaul
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Soft Dookie

Look 9/10
Smell 18/20
Taste 37/40
Feel 9/10
Drinkability 19/20

Overall 92/100

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.46/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: Yep, that's an Impy Stout. Deep dark brown, nearly opaque, some cola highlights barely make it through when held to light. Decent size mocha head on the pour.
smell: Roast coffee and edgy balanced with vanilla sweetness and banana.
taste: all the flavors of the nose with a slightly bitter roasty RIS finish balanced with banana.
overall: as the Evil Twin site reads. "This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead." From the mostly tepid ratings I guess most are not into "utterly vanillalicious stouts". I am!

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Photo of Metalmonk
4.45/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Or "Soft DK," which I had on tap at Sessions in Greensboro recently. And it kicked my ass in the very best way, so a bottle had to be found, and here it is.

Frickin' gorgeous, with a smooth mocha/tan head, which doesn't last long, but consider the ABV. Liquid is as opaque and ebony as it could be.

Stellar aroma, equal parts gooey chocolate, medium-roast coffee, anise, vanilla, peppermint and alcohol.

Oh yum. Oh hell yeah yum. Tons of flavor here: a distinctive peppermint sort of vibe gives Soft DK an edge over others of its type. And that goes incredibly well with the other main aspect of the taste, the immensely chocolate flavor. There's also a touch of coffee and anise here, while alcohol merely lights a nice little fire under everything to keep it warm. It reminds me of Southern Tier's Choklat infused with mint. I suppose it's the hops and alcohol that combine to give it this minty aspect that I'm noticing. Whatever it is, it's working wonders.

Super-soft texture, which is made of lots of tiny bubbles that caress rather than tickle, and a lighter-than-expected body that is thankfully not at all thin. But you'd expect something thicker.

I see (and smell, taste and feel) nothing to dislike here. This is a fantastic stout, which could have been called Smooth Operator, as classy and silky and seductive as it is. My first meeting with Evil Twin, and most definitely not my last.

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Photo of nocaed
4.43/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Did I just pour the soul of a fallen angel into a tulip? No, apparently Twin Yang just dropped a huge deuce into a vat and is now selling it across the world calling it "Soft Dookie"... Not much head is my only complaint...

S - Wow, huge barley bong rips through the nostrils...Laced with chocolate and carmel notes that finish hard with vanilla...

T - Like an ancient civilization buried a burlap satchel that had been stuffed with the finest malts and barley, only to
have us pull it out an eon later and to milk it into a bottle...A hoppy stout...

M - A huge start to finish... No holding back on this one... It is hot hot hot, very sticky around the lips... Instantly takes control of your pallete with a warm bitter tingling sensation...

P.S. Fok you Eddie...

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Photo of dgilks
4.42/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with a small tan head. Some lacing.

Great aroma. Sweet, chocolate, vanilla, coffee. Really big but in a good way.

Massively sweet with so much chocolate flavour it isn't funny. Great vanilla notes too. Really smooth and very easy to drink.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

An awesome beer in my view. The sweet, chocoalte, vanilla flavour is fantastic and really works well here.

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Photo of HotHabanero
4.38/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled. Pours almost black with a brown glow and with an average sized creamy, beige head. Good lacings. Nose of toasted malts, vanilla and coffee. Flat carbonation. Medium sweet flavour with vanilla, dark coffee, chocolate and dark fruit notes. Full bodied. Oily texture. Ends up more dry, slightly bitter and with the alcohol well hidden. An enjoyable brew but it will probably develope with some storage.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed this beast of an imperial from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. Pours a thick black with a nice brown head of foam that settles to a thick ring, great lacing, and a thin light layer. Nose of dark chocolate, subtle coffee, black strap molasses, and toffee. Flavors follow the nose with a huge dose of sweet toffee and dark chocolate likened unto a truffle. Subtle coffee and molasses blend in the middle to the back with a dark cola flavor on the aftertaste. Substantial with an awful namesake. Good carbonation makes for a smooth and creamy mouth feel that finishes with deeply roasted malts.

Excellent....but please change the name.....dookie is NOT what I want to think of when drinking a fantastic brew.

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Photo of rfgetz
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark brown, near black with cap of dense creamy tan head, moderate retention and some lacing. Scent is a bold blend of vanilla, bitter baking chocolate, charred grain, coffee grounds with touches of earthy hops and a little dark fruit. Vanilla hits the tounge first, big and bold as expected. This isnt like a subtle tasting vanilla bean aged or "randalized" beer, nor does it taste like late secondary added extract, nails it perfectly. Quite sugary sweet before dark and bitter roast hits with baking chocolate and spent coffee grounds comming through. Again the end finds soft touches of earthy hops and some notes of dark fruit. Full bodied, smoth and creamy. An 8oz pour was nearly enough as the vanilla was so bold it began to overpower, not cloying though. A nice introduction to this newer brewery.

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