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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Photo of Sammy
3.78/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cloying sweet cookie. Last beer of the night, bottle shared with George at The Ginger Man NYC. Oatmeal cookie aroma along with the roast coffee, lots of sugar dust. Black and lacey.Carbonation is right there. Average mouthfeel. Chocolate finish and aftertaste.

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

Photo of Texasfan549
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GRG1313
3.8/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours black with a dark tan/khaki head.

Nose of refined but assertive sweet black chocolate, sweet black coffe and hints of chocolate cherry cordial. An undertone nose of a nice chocolate/coffee malt.

Mouthfeel is medium thin but the thin is compensated by a nice flavor profile.

Flavors of dark chocolate; rich roasted coffee/grains; plum and sweet whiskey. The alcohol is present but not pervasive.

Finish is bitter coffee/roasted grain/bitter chocolate. Nice over all.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jaydoc
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of spycow
4.25/5  rDev +6%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap for Churchill's Renaissance at Churchill's Pub & Grille in San Marcos, CA.

Pours a murky dark brown with a tan head that settles to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and vanilla. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, and vanilla bean. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a nice medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good stout with some tasty vanilla flavors.

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Photo of djrn2
3.92/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.79/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

apparently inspired by a soiled diaper, the label claims banana and vanilla and chocolate and all kinds of stuff, but this is pretty bogus, and one of those beers that for me sort of ends the mikkeller vs evil twin debate, if there even still was one, dont get me wrong, a very good stout, but its less than half as interesting as the label claims it to be. one thing i like a lot about it is its lightness. you get all the dense coffee roast flavor of the dark barley, but you dont end up with all the viscosity that bog these down. the alcohol is impressively well disguised, this drinks dangerously quickly for what it is, thats for sure, and thats one of its best features. there is also a cool nuttiness to the flavor, roasting chestnuts or something, almond flour, its very earthy in there with the coffee notes. its not as sweet as suggested either, which i like. maybe some dried fruit, dates or plums or something, but no banana on my palate at all. maybe a trickle of vanilla too, but very mild in that regard. i like all of the stout, the yins, the christmas eves, the i love you with mys, and on and on, but they really in some ways arent all that different from one another. i see the appeal in this one, but taken in the context of all of his stouts, it certainly doesnt stand out for me. these beers (in some ways because of their price), are judged to a higher standard than most, and frankly this doesnt get the job done for me, as good as it is in terms of overall quality. nothing distinct to revisit here, but thats just me.

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

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of metter98
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Rattle 'n Hum, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a very thin mocha head that died down and left a very thin ring of bubbles on the surface around the edge of the glass.
S: There are faint aromas of roasted chocolate malts in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of dark chocolate and mocha along with some hints of roasted malts towards the finish.
M: It feels medium-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a light to moderate amount of carbonation. There are some hints of dryness in the finish.
O: Considering its strength, this beer is very easy to drink because the alcohol is well hidden from the taste.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BEERchitect
4.13/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Don't let its unsavory name fool you, Evil Twin's new imperial stout shakes out is similar fashion as a whole host of others of the style, as a roast-lover's dream of a stout!

Espresso-black in its abyss of darkness, there's no doubt- this is a robust beer. As it sheds a mocha-laden froth, its elevated carbonaiton billows to carry the strong earthy roast scent of fresh-ground coffee, cocoa powder, smoldering embers, roasting walnuts, burnt toast and the undercurrent of burnt sugar and vanilla.

Its robust taste carries the expected turkish-type blended coffee, along with bitter baker's chocolate, burnt marshmallow, charred toast and smoky campfire flavors. Its seared sweetness is deep with molasses and over-cooked caramel. Once the palate acclimates to the power of roast and sweet, estery and fusal nuances of cherry, licorice and plum pull from the coffee and soil and give the taste a complex, drying and multi-dimensional taste.

But as the sweetness retreats and the roast garners more and more control, the beer's emboldened effervescence and acrid char invites an acidic finish and a roast-derived astringency and also opens the door for ash and spiced whisky to linger in aftertaste.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, 10% ABV. A shame how the real name of this offering had to obfuscated, in order to bamboozle/satisfy the North American moral authorities. Sigh.

This beer pours a solid, veritable black, with only the meekest of basal cola edges, and three average fingers of tight, foamy, puffy, and silken beige head, which sinks away nice and slowly, revealing a broad array of hanging bonsai tree band lace in its wake.

It smells of roasted, caramelized malt, a bit of toffee/treacle, some oozy, molasses-esque brown sugar notes, smoked flesh - of land and sea - dark chocolate and boozy real vanilla, a mild coffee bean earthiness, and straining leafy, dusty hops. The taste is lightly toasted, but still big and brash caramel malt, emboldened semi-sweet chocolate, soused vanilla wafers, a more moderated, kind of indeterminate sour smoky character, still sweet, sticky, baked brown sugar, simmering dark roast coffee, an underlying, well damped alcohol warmth, and soft earthy, musty hops.

The bubbles are quite sedate, and more of a behind the scenes operator, the body a sturdy medium weight, fairly creamy, and generally smooth, the alcohol tugging away a bit too strongly - I had such higher initial hopes for this part. Anyways, it finishes definitely sweet, the caramel, chocolate, vanilla, and gate-crashing booze all indulgently complicit.

An agreeable enough big-ass Imperial Stout, with a few rough edges, that I'm sure will get evened out as the remainder of this bottle is drained. Lots going on, and well put together, overall. Oh, and other interpretations of the "Soft DK" label moniker shall start swirling through my simian brain soon, I'm afraid.

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

Photo of kojevergas
3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Brown glass bottle served into a Westvleteren goblet in Stockholm, Sweden. Reviewed live.

A: Pours a half finger head of wonderful tan colour, full lovely cream lacing, and excellent thickness, but lackluster retention - excusable for the high ABV and wide mouth serving vessel. Colour is a dark solid black.

Sm: Raspberry and strawberry fruit esters are both bright and dark (at different levels of fermentation expression I suppose), vanilla, light roast, and caramel. A moderate strength aroma. Pleasant and appelaing.

T: Varying dark and bright fruit esters dance around the caramel/vanilla foundation in a sort of fuckabout manner, exposing its wonderful complexity but also its questionable sense of balance. No alcohol or cream comes through noticeably. It doesn't even warm the stomach. The vanilla and caramel are strong but feel a touch out of place. The roast from the aroma doesn't come through. The finish has a sort of thin light caramelized malt tone. Complex all around and built well, but balanced strangely. There are buried hints of chocolate, especially about the climax.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Too wet I'd say, to such excess that it fails to complement the flavours of the body. I'd like dryness on the climax and coarseness throughout to bolster the flavours of the body. I may be nitpicking here.

Dr: The alcohol hardly comes through at all because it's so drinkable. The thickness prevents quaffing it, but it's still definitely worth a try for the quality of its flavours. The price could be far better, but it comes with Swedish territory. (I acquired this in Sweden, not Denmark). I look forward to trying more beers from this brewery.

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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 emerge077
3.95/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thin bare skim on the surface, wispy and broken with a tan ring around the edges if the glass. Minimal lacing, brown when poured, black in the glass.

Big vanilla aroma, some supporting chocolate and coffee notes also, light sweetness present. Taste is similar, dominant vanilla with chocolate not far behind. Very light bodied considering the abv. Sort of a slippery feel, with a light aftertaste of ashy roastiness. Overall it's pretty good though I'm not sure it's worth the premium price. Seems kind of like Breakfast Stout minus the coffee with a dose of vanilla bean instead.

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Photo of largadeer
3.53/5  rDev -12%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of zeff80
4.1/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dmorgan310
3.87/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of olradetbalder
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

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