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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
Ranking:
#3,121
Reviews:
206
Ratings:
736
pDev:
9.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 736 |  Reviews: 206
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

Photo of Harrison8
4.11/5  rDev +1.7%
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 -2.7%
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 -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -25.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Everydayoff
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 736 ratings
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