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Evil Twin Soft Dookie | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Soft DookieEvil Twin Soft Dookie

Brewed by:
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: 196 | Ratings: 704
Photo of spinrsx
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from the beverage warehouse in winooski vt for $5. A little thin and a little boring. A nice well rounded taste though, and the alcohol is well hidden.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a pitch black with minimal head and little effervescence. Smell is a muted roasted malts, smoke, leather, some dark fruit. Taste is sweet malts forward, transition to smoke, leather, espresso and a metallic twang that is a bit off putting. Improves as it warms- body is a bit thin for the style- finish is clean.
Overall- this is a good rip- and well hidden- profile not complex and the smoky, metallic notes are a detraction- I prefer their other stouts- not my favorite and I wouldn't purchase again- though I wouldn't turn it down if offered at a party or on tap

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Photo of bgold86
4.31/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a 13 oz snifter glass, nose is big and fudgy, lots of chocolate. Taste is sort of a bitter dark chocolate (a good thing), big sort of roasty coffee thing going on as well, some sweet raisin/prunes/dark dried fruit also. As usual, another fantastic Evil Twin stout, well done!

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is really solid. A very good example of what an imperial stout should taste like. Good chocolate and caramel upfront with good mouthfeel and head retention. A nice hot finish of booze hits as it coats your mouth.

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Photo of MacSon1982
3.96/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

L: poured into a snifter. About a 1/4 of head quickly dissipated into a small amount around the rim of the glass. Beer is dark in color like used motor oil. Head was dark brownish black. Each pour leaves a very tiny amount of lacing as there's not much head remaining.

S: some light molasses and smoke but not much else.

T: slightly boozy, solid caramel and malt presence. Smoke and a sticky bit of molasses on the tongue with chocolate rounding it all out. Faint hint of leather and toffee in the aftertaste.

F: medium to medium high mouthfeel. Carbonated bubble dance nicely on the tongue and the sugary sweetness leaves a nice sticky feel.

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Photo of Stevem68
4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark chocolate color with a chocolaty sweet aroma. Flavor is chocolate with a hint of smokeyness and roasted malts. Has a sweet smooth finish, a little lighter in the mouth feel than I would expect. Overall this is a nice stout thats really easy to drink.

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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 chinchill
4.05/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle into a Belgian snifter.

Look: opaque, essentially black body topped by a thin and weak medium brown head. Limited lacing.

Aroma: Complex and appealing with less obvious alcohol than usual for 10.4% Hints of dark fruits, vanilla, and toffee.

Flavor: Dark chocolate, vanilla and faint coffee and aged wood flavors. Some dark fruit flavors with a touch of cherry. Excellent bitter/sweet balance. Some light spicy hop notes and plenty of dark roasted grain come out in the finish

Mouthfeel: Creamy smooth. Very full bodied. It has some alcohol warmth but it’s not hot or harsh.

Overall: excellent.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours dark, motor oil black with a brown head. Aroma was strong with alcohol, coffee, cocoa and slight fruity note in the nose. Smooth flavor with molasses and vanilla, really nice. Alcohol flavor is a background element but not a detractor. Full bodied chewy beer with legs. Overall, this is a very nice American Imperial Stout.

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Photo of 57md
3.83/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with two big fingers of tan head. The nose has some roast but also some astringent quality as well. The body is on the hearty end and there is a decent bitter roasted quality in the flavor profile.

That said, the bottle correctly self describes this offering as "delicate." That is certainly not a quality that I want in my imperial stout.

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Jet black pour forming a 2 fingered angry almond-red head in my snifter. 100% opaque, total inky blackness.

Aroma of strong alcohol comes out first, but as it's allowed to settle some banana and caramel notes come out as well. Everything kind of meshes together when it's swirled...plum/banana/toffee/burnt malt with tons of alcohol sharpness.

The flavor is powerful, offering initial flavors of roast and burnt malt and alcohol soaked plums. As it fades to the back alcohol-soaked banana, plum, prune, and blood orange surface. The finish is purely antiseptic.

Feel is huge, drying, and taut with carbonation. Lots of parch on the finish.

Overall, from the label (aside from being hilarious) I was expecting much more banana, chocolate, and sweetness overall. What I got was a very alcohol-heavy imperial stout with whispers of metallic banana and burnt malts. Even with a clean palate (for 6 plus hours) I am unable to pick up anything of total worthiness from the flavor. I probably won't be having this again.

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Photo of MrMcPickles
3.97/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a small amount of quickly disapating head. Smells of carmel, char, and banana. Thin, slick feel up front that is quickly balanced with a hop kick and a dry finish. Taste is roasty, cocoa, a little smoke, and alchol. Overall, a fairly complex stout that you warm up to as you sip.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.01/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours black with a one finger tan head.

S - Aroma is dark chocolate, coffee, and vanilla.

T - The flavor follows th aroma with dark chocolate, coffee, molasses, and vanilla.

M - Heavy body with low carbonation. Very soft mouthfeel with a smooth finish.

O - Very nice Imperial Stout. Perfect after dinner sipper.

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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 ivehadthatbrew
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Look (4.25): Scary think jet black poured out of the bottle into a splinter glass. The head is a thick foam of dark tan and brown. It looks delicious.

Smell (4.5): Extremely complex, dark bitter chocolate, some vanilla french coffee and freshly cut cedar wood.

Taste (4): Cocoa nibs, vanilla and sweetened coffee flavors. There are woody cedar and leather hints laced throughout. Maybe some dark fruit flavors in there such as darker chocolate covered cherries.

Mouthfeel (4): Creamy silky smooth. Very full bodied. It's got some spice on it at the end which might be due to the high ABV, which is masked very well.

Overall (4.25): A fantastic brew. A little pricey, but all Evil Twin brews are.

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Photo of babaracas
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque very dark brown with thin medium brown colored head, fades quickly to a thin ring, spray of lace part-way down the glass. Smell: dark chocolate, anise, roast, brown sugar, dark brown bread, mildly earthy. Taste: boozed plum, raisin, anise, dark brown sugar, a little milk chocolate, roast and burnt notes, earthy and slightly piney. Medium-plus body. Dunno, seems like a fairly straightforward anise-oriented RIS. Not one of their better double stouts.

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Photo of brewskifan55
4.14/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass

A: Black with a tan half finger head that fades to foam. Fragmented lacing.

S: Anise, leather, chocolate, vanilla, molasses.

T: So decadent. All of the above plus light banana on the finish. Sweet, rich, robust. Let it warm for maximum punch.

M: Medium with medium carbonation.

O: A luscious dessert drink. Sip slowly and enjoy. Recommended.

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Photo of jdhilt
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours two-finger light tan head that fades slowly leaving a ring of lace. Black color, no highlights. Light carbonation and medium bodied. Dark fruit nose and flavor is semi-sweet molasses and dark fruit. Higher ABV is hidden. $4.79 for a 12oz bottle from Julio's Liquors Westborough, MA.

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Photo of EEscobar
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: dark black with a thin brownish yellow head.
Smell: arguably the best feature of this beer. Licorice, malt, dark fruits
Feel: thin to medium
Taste: roasted malt,dark fruit, bitter cocoa
Overall: not their best imperial stout but still worth trying. I would not invest in a full 4 pack but worth having 1 or 2

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Photo of KeithE
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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 TX-Badger
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black like oil color with tan head. Very viscous, thick pour. Vanilla, roasted malts, coffee, and raw cocoa on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with vanilla and roast.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.34/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. Bottle
Bottled On: 13 Mar 15

Poured into a chalice a very nice black color, nice carbonation, with a nice small dark tan head, minimal sticky lacing left behind. The nose is malty, lots of chocolate/toffee, slight dark fruits. The taste is malty, slightly sweet, very nice touch of chocolate/toffee, very slight dark fruits. Full body, ABV hidden pretty well. Overall, this is a very nice brew.

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Photo of Lucas_Druid
3.73/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A fantastic Imperial Stout. This is actually my first impression on Imperial Stouts, and I am quite impressed with this style. Right away you get this rich, bitter, burnt malt flavour that I guess is to be expected of Imperial Stouts. It has a very complex feel that especially brings hints of coffee to mind. It's higher volume also lends to its flavour and compliments the roasted malts. Overall a great choice in my opinion.

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.21/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours deep black with a very mild tan foam head. Aroma is of roasted malts, some chocolate and dark fruits, no hops. Taste is what you would expect from an American Stout, but not very well balanced, too sweet. Creamy body and low carbonation. Nice beer.

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Photo of thefreakinjman
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

12oz B, Bottle Date 05/13/15, Enjoyed 10/23/15

A: pitch black with no light passage,topped with a brown head

S: scent of something sweet like bananas, some wooden fence post comes through as well

T: roasty malts, sweet alcohol touch, followed by nutty and roasted coffee flavor

M: full and creamy with heavy coat on tongue

O: A nice, full, heavy, roasty stout. Great color to look at. Smell is unique with the baby dookie banana smell. The taste is very balanced with the alcohol content lurking underneath. Leaves a coating on the tongue that makes you want to go back for more. Would be a nice nightcap beer and could also be enjoyed outside as the cold begins to creep in.

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
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