Evil Twin Soft Dookie | Evil Twin Brewing

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by baggio on 11-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
725
Reviews:
202
Avg:
4.01
pDev:
9.48%
 
 
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51
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Ratings: 725 |  Reviews: 202
Photo of The_Beergery
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
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 +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Foley67
4.6/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of CNoj012
4.07/5  rDev +1.5%
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 -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BYOFB
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of runeatdrink
4.24/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.77/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Harrison8
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours black with a finger of caramel colored head. Head formation is more fizzy then bubbly, which results in moderate retention. Lacing is totally absent. Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, and toffee. While the note list is short, keeping the beer from being very complex, each note is executed well giving Soft DK a solid aroma. Flavor profile is more of the same - in a good way. Roasted malts, caramel, and toffee all seep out of a dark, simplistic flavor profile. A little hint of cocoa at the back adds a subtle layer to the otherwise straight forward stout flavor. Mouth feel is filling, with some graininess to it. Otherwise, it's smooth, with a medium-thick feel. Overall, a quintessential imperial stout. Nothing is too grandiose or overdone, nor are there any adjuncts, making this beer a classic, flavorful experience.

Served in a 12oz snifter.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.93/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from ABV

A very dark brown with a thin, dark brown head with good retention, this looks great! The nose is intriguing. Dark chocolate, cream, vanilla, bananas and a definite molasses note are present, The palate's a little better, with the chocolate and cream more noticeable, along with a burnt sugar note that when paired with the vanilla brings to mind a flambeed bananas. Sweet on the finish with vanilla lingering, this beer is full in body and great on the palate. A lovely, silky feel is present as well. Nice stuff.

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Photo of beebs22
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Everydayoff
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a sniffer.

Deep opaque black in color, the pour yields one finger of frothy tan head that stays for a while before collapsing to some long-lasting bubble film atop, several sticky lacing patch and spot appeared from time to time.

Dark chocolate, black coffee, cocoa, vanilla, molasses, toffee, dark bread, roasted, peat, charred wood, some twang of booze, dark fruits in kind of prune and plum, ripe banana, spiciness from hop, very complex aroma.

The taste is intense and powerful with all the characters of good Stout ranging from roasted and astringent note in the lead then big sweetness, dark chocolate, black coffee, cocoa, vanilla, molasses, toffee, dark bread, and charred wood. A hint of sweet and spicy alcohol too as it is hidden behind the palate. There is also a suggestion of dark fruits to mingle and add some complexity to the flavor structure and it is delicately done.

Full body with some sticky touch through the palate, smooth with some lively carbonation to generate some good crisp, finish is very dry.

Good brew indeed especially if the Stout is your glass. With that big sweetness from both malt and alcohol, this can be treated as a dessert beer and proper for sipping or ending the night.

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

Appearance: Pitch black, kinda thick looking, and poured with much aggression to get a half finger of medium brown sugar head - very chunky and rapidly disappears with no lacing left-overs

Aromatics: Very rich dark chocolate and roasted plums. Almost single purpose in its simplicity.

Taste: A continuation of its roasted and burnt aspects - burnt roasted scents like almond, toast, and coffee blend very well with a mildly fruit molasses. The finish holds a wonderful licorice linger that is tempered with a delightful bitter-sweet balance and it also has an odd metal tang that kind of sneaks in somewhere, barely noticeable until you get close to the end.

Palate: In relation to its flavour, it is actually quite thin. You’d think it would be really thick or sticky, but it is actually a fair bit closer to the lower end of a medium body. The carbonation doesn’t hold itself much, so it last a bit of palate action, but at least it doesn’t come off as day old crappy coffee. And its 10% is barely perceptible - leaving the palate cleanly and dry with the mildest of bitter lingers.

Overall: Very nicely done. Not as complex as I thought it was going to be, but definitely delicious. I think it lacks a bit given the other offerings that Evil Twin has had, but it is quite enjoyable none-the-less.

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Photo of ppavlick
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of OUJayhawk1799
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of rjd722
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Martine
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SavageHopHead
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of thedifferencemaker
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 tommy5
4.04/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
2.97/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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