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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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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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Photo of ohiobeer29
2/5  rDev -50.1%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
2.42/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Pours a dark murky brown, slightly thin in appearance, with a sudsy beige ring and what looks like a patch of oil where a head should be. Let's hope it wins Miss Congeniality.

Smell -- Black malt, charcoal, rubber, cocoa, some vanilla. Slightly sweet, mostly burnt. Meh.

Taste -- Whoa! Black malt, charcoal, and burnt coffee. There's a menthol-like flavor that I can't pin down - I'm not sure if it's hops or the interplay between the heavy malt roast and the vanilla bean. Lots of malt sweetness, like raw sugar and cocoa powder. Lingering flavor of vanilla-flavored gas station coffee.

Mouthfeel -- Medium-light in body with moderate carbonation. It's a bit thin, but not bad.

Overall -- I came into this really expecting to like it; I didn't. The crazy roast bitterness really kills whatever vanilla was bringing to the table. Not my thing, your mileage my vary.

Additional Notes: Much better warm than cool as most of the 'off' flavors peter out - still roasty as hell. Also, this beer made my fillings hurt. Inexplicable.

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Photo of MbpBugeye
2.58/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Appearance
Kinda thin looking, but not so much as to be worrying. A tall, tan head leaves minor lacing.

Aroma
Highly roasty. The vanilla is all but smothered by burnt malts. Some grassy hops arise as well. The vanilla comes out a little bit after the beer warms, but needs due swirling to capture it. There are a bit of alcohol and rubber aromas.

Taste
Too roasty bitter. Hardly any balance. Again, the vanilla can only come out once the beer is warmed enough. There is a lot of ash, charcoal and some melted rubber.

Mouthfeel
Not as thin feeling as I had expected, but its not really chewy either. Its a sticky beer with formidable heat and low carbonation.

Overall
Not impressed here. No balance. This beer is gnarly bitter and sticky. You'd be lucky to pick out the vanilla if you didn't know it was there. So far it seems that the evil twin likes bitter, oily beers.

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Photo of bark
2.63/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

The colour is black, the liquid clear. The low head is warm pale brown.

The smell is dry with notes of coffee, vanilla ice cream and vegetables.

The taste starts with old tired coffee, vanilla and boiled vegetables (cabbage). Burned notes, hints of chocolate cookies. The aftertaste is roasted/burned with more vegetables and some sour artificial vanilla.

The carbonation is medium strong, the bubbles small. The liquid is semi-dry and quite light.

Sour. Dry. Odd notes of vegetables. Not a very good imperial stout.

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Photo of M_chav
2.66/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

L - pitch black, looks thin, nice golden foam layers the top
S - dark coffee, metallic
T - Full metal jacket! Just too much metal, burnt metal, charred coffee, just not my jam
F - medium/light body
O - not something I'll seek out again - I fee like my review was overly negative, it was just underwhelming

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Photo of EfilsGod
2.75/5  rDev -31.4%

Photo of ER527
2.81/5  rDev -29.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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

Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of IdrinkGas
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of phishphorce
3/5  rDev -25.2%

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

Photo of damngoode
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of 4amepiphany
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of funkel81
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of jophish17
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Nichols33
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Alex5
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Photo of Karibourgeois
3.06/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of craftaholic
3.17/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Very subtle in all respects. Dark fruits and slight vanilla

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Photo of pants678
3.2/5  rDev -20.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Black with tan head.

Not much of a smell. Malt.

Standard stout. I'm admittedly looking for banana, cuz it says on the label, and it's there. Or it's vanilla. Roasted malt that's barely sweet, though, not picking up plum mentioned in some reviews. Doesn't give away the 10%. Not a poor showing but nothing memorable here.

Feel's right.

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Photo of oline73
3.22/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Poured from a bottle into a snifter.

Appearance: Pours almost black with a very little bit of light coming through at the edges. There is a very small amount of tan head.

Smell: Very roasty with some dark chocolate and mild vanilla. Just a mild sweetness.

Taste: Just as roasty as the smell. There is some sweet burnt malt and the finish is bitter from some hops and a lot of roast. The bitter roast is hiding everything else.

Mouthfeel: The body is on the thick side of medium with mild, tingly carbonation and a finish that has just a touch of dryness to it.

Overall: The bitterness made it impossible to taste anything else going on with this beer. I would have liked it toned down just a little bit.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of Sludgeman
3.23/5  rDev -19.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A 16.0 oz bomber purchased in a bottle shop in St. Louis. Brought home in my luggage. Best before date of 2015. Poured into a stemmed flute.

Poured a little too cold in the beginning. I had a hard time reading this beer. Nothing really stands out to me. An odd imperial stout. Not barrel aged. Too fruity. Lots of sediment. Disappointing. Will not drink this one again, but not a drain pour either. 3

A – Pours an opaque dark brown with a three-finger dark tan somewhat mousey head. Black in the glass. Nice alcohol legs. Average lacing. 4

S – Roasty, alcohol, dark fruit/raisins and figs 3.75

T – Roasted malts, sugary, vanilla but not significant, a tinch of that dark fruitiness. A very faint, and this is crazy, taste of pickles. 2.75

MF – Medium bodied with a semi-dry finish. Creamy and smooth. Warming in the mouth. Alcohol is clearly evident. 4

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Photo of ChicagoNick
3.25/5  rDev -19%

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