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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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Reviews: 197 | Ratings: 711
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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Photo of clayrock81
3.9/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a blackish body with one finger tan head that left a minor lace ring around glass. A smoky, bitter chocolate and roasted malt aroma hits me first in nose and on tongue. Somewhat creamy, slick mouthfeel, the bitter chocolate and roasted malts, almost coffeeish, balance together for a dry, hearty yet sweet beer that is a nice sipper with well-hidden ABV (dangerous sipper).

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.48/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a thin tan finger of head on a black body.
The aroma is chocolate and vanilla.
The taste is sweet overall, vanilla and roasted malt.
The texture is soft and creamy.
Quite enjoyable.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this up for $3.69. Poured into a goblet.

A - Off to a great start such a viscous blackness with an even darker colored head. This head is thick and full two inch plus that takes forever to dissipate.
S - Soft notes of tobacco, roast and bakers chocolate fill the nose. Notable hop presence and very little sweetness means a very traditional stout.
T - Very viscous and sweeter than I expected with some bakers chocolate a bit coffee forward and a slight herbal finish with a twang of tobacco leaves.
M - Very full yet creamy medium to heavy in body.

Overall a very hearty stout with a decent price. It rivals most stouts around here. Recommended!

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Photo of nhindian
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Appearance - Not really much to look at with this beer - the body is essentially pitch black. The head is small but is tinted a mahogany brown. Doesn't last too long but leaves a decent lacing.

Aroma - The nose is smoky and slightly woody. Coffee, bitter chocolate, vanilla, and licorice fill the aroma.

Taste - The flavor focuses more narrowly on the coffee and roasted malt character and even picks up some hints of nuttiness as well. The vanilla is still here, but the chocolate seems to fade away a bit. The finish has a slightly ashy, smoke quality that gives it an acrid aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - Mouthfeel is thick, robust, and nicely carbonated. This definitely weighs on the palate, but the carbonation helps it from being too sticky.

Closing Arguments - Overall this is a decent imperial stout. I can't say there's really anything distinguishing about it that pulls it away from competition, but $3.30 for a > 10%+ beer is a solid bargain at least.

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

Soft Dookie? More like soft d#$/. This is a deep, chewy, roasty brew. Notes of dark chocolate, tobacco, coffee... nice distinct bitterness for balance. Delicious. Seek out for a nice nightcap.

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Photo of JackieKu
3.43/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

330ml bottle. Freshness date unclear.

A: Opaque black. The head is thin but well retained.
S: Somewhat nutty. A little vanilla.
T: Coffee. Low in roasted characters. Medium- bitterness. Semi-sweet. A little bit nutty (of hazelnut). A touch of spicy (of pepper). Alcohol hiding has been done quite well even if the flavors are weaker than many imperial stouts.
M: Full bodied. Not way too thick.
O: Unfortunately I think it's a bit weak in both smells and tastes.

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Photo of MartzMimic
3.67/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a blackish brown with a slight mocha head. Smells of chocolate and cinnamon with some smoke. The taste is roughly the same. There's dark chocolate, some spice and a bit of a roasted flavor. Not a lot of bitterness. The mouth is surprisingly thin. This is a decent stout, but I'll probably go a different direction.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.35/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thoroughly enjoyed this beast of an imperial from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. Pours a thick black with a nice brown head of foam that settles to a thick ring, great lacing, and a thin light layer. Nose of dark chocolate, subtle coffee, black strap molasses, and toffee. Flavors follow the nose with a huge dose of sweet toffee and dark chocolate likened unto a truffle. Subtle coffee and molasses blend in the middle to the back with a dark cola flavor on the aftertaste. Substantial with an awful namesake. Good carbonation makes for a smooth and creamy mouth feel that finishes with deeply roasted malts.

Excellent....but please change the name.....dookie is NOT what I want to think of when drinking a fantastic brew.

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Photo of Shockey
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil Twin doesn't produce a bad brew in my opinion. This is no exception. A solid imp stout that pours nearly black with a caramel colored head. Smell indicates the 10.4% abv. Taste is full frontal. Vanilla with some banana. Not much roast flavor at all. The sweetness of the alcohol pulls through, a bit too much for me. Gets better as it warms. Overall a really good stout by Evil Twin but by no means the best.

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Evil Twin Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
4.01 out of 5 based on 711 ratings.
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