Soft Dookie | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.40%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by baggio on 11-25-2010

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Photo of mrebeka
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of devilfluff
3.94/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JimmyFlatRock
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CHickman
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours pitch black color cascading up to a creamy/foamy 1-2 finger brown mocha colored head that was full of tiny bubbles and faded very slowly, leaving great foamy lacing and rings as it went down - as with all Evil Twin stouts, this was a really good looking brew (especially for an imperial stout).

Smells of dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, cocoa powder, toasted to burnt grains, charred wood, yeast, tin metal or a penny, light vanilla, brown sugar, faint piney hops and some earthy notes like peat moss or dirt. The chocolate notes thankfully don't resemble a soft dookie and are the dominant aroma. The metallic aspects seem to tame it and it was not as robust as other ET stouts, but it still smelled good.

Tastes of Hershey's dark chocolate, burnt coffee grinds, piney hops, cocoa powder, burnt grains, vanilla, molasses, brown sugar, charred wood, yeast, a penny, light ash, espresso, a hint of booze, earthy notes like peat moss, twigs or dirt, roasted peanut shells and some mild dark fruit. The roasted malts let the hops add a little sweetness which has trailing caramel and red wine notes. It gets a little more complex as it warms, but the dark chocolate, coffee and hop bitterness drive the flavors towards sweet but keep it a nice bitter stout with a lot of malts showing through.

Mouthfeel is creamy, thin and a tad too watery like a milk stout, but the char and roasted flavors bring it back and allow the sweetness to compensate for the very light carbonation, light body and slick feel; what this brew does best is hide the ABV and go down easy. I enjoyed how easy it went down, but it certainly was not thick as I had expected from an imperial stout.

Overall a very tasty stout that was as smooth as a Guinness on draft, with the alcohol well masked and the Evil Twin stout basics all present. It was not the most exciting Evil Twin imperial stout since they set the bar very high with some of the other brews (Imperial Biscotti Break, I Love You With My Stout), but it was still a very good beer.

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Photo of Eaglefan344
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
4.13/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle

A — Pours into the glass with a rich dark dark dark brown hue, might as well be black, borderline thick. There is a caramel colored head that forms, and leaves moderate lacing behind. Just looks delicious.

S — Smells of rich roasted malts, bit of coffee, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, light hint of oak for some reason.

T — Taste is nice and complex without being overly bitter or hot, really nice balance of coffee, chocolate, and roasted malts.

M — Medium bodied, lighter than I really expected, nearly perfect carbonation level here.

O — Great overall, managed to be big and complex without being too super sweet or abrasive.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

look: Yep, that's an Impy Stout. Deep dark brown, nearly opaque, some cola highlights barely make it through when held to light. Decent size mocha head on the pour.
smell: Roast coffee and edgy balanced with vanilla sweetness and banana.
taste: all the flavors of the nose with a slightly bitter roasty RIS finish balanced with banana.
overall: as the Evil Twin site reads. "This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead." From the mostly tepid ratings I guess most are not into "utterly vanillalicious stouts". I am!

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Photo of mctizzz
3.85/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of infinitebruner
4.18/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

August 3, 2015

12 oz bottle, snifter

A – Very deep brown, basically black, with a medium-chocolate brown head, just a thin lacing. Retention is low. Pours with a moderate body, not particularly viscous or thin either way.

S – Basically a chocolate covered banana, but natural, not candy banana. Rich chocolate malt with the banana phenolic aroma, along with vanillin, maybe some light coffee bean. Perhaps some spicy yeast/fermentation notes, along with some green fruity (apple, pear) hops. Light herbal notes hiding in there too.

T – Mostly chocolate, with a touch of vanilla and light fruit, apples, perhaps that banana I smelled. Some low coffee here as well. Hop contribution is mostly bitterness, which is prominent from start to finish.

M – Thicker than it looks, with heavy, high, sudsy carbonation and a moderate-full body. Sweetness is pleasantly moderate, bitterness is somewhat high but not out of balance.

O – A little bit different from a lot of heavy imperial stouts due to the banana and green fruit character. Very good.

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Photo of Immortale25
4.03/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured into a Due South Brewing Co. snifter. Bottleneck says 062:15

A- Pours a fully opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that retains a bit before becoming a paper-thin ring around the edge of the glass and some tiny specs of surface foam. Not-so-resilient lacing leaves small clots behind.

S- Big dark roast aroma with notes of molasses, anise and a bit of raisiny sweetness. Solid booze fume.

T- Dark roast kicks in bringing with it char, dark chocolate and a bit of smoke. There's a hint of oxidation which is surprising since this bottle's only 5 months old. Still, very drinkable even with the bold flavors it carries. Also a slight glassy flavor.

M- Slightly creamy with medium-low carbonation and a full body.

O- A big, robust stout with all the charry bitterness one could want without it being overdone. Would like a bit more chocolate or coffee tones to go with it but you can't always get what you want.

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Photo of Jimlikesbeer
3.64/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: thick, black. Minimal dark brown head. No lacing on the glass. Smell: molasses, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla. Taste: Molasses, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla flavors. Pretty good. Feel: creamy, thick, and sticks to the palat. Overall: pretty good stout. The type of beer I like, but this one is heavy. Not going to drink many.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jbwimer
3.92/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of hollywood_15063
4.01/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of atlbravsrno1
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gtwreck45
4.12/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phigg1102
3.55/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Deep roasted malt and coffee in the aroma. Taste leaves a bit to be desired. A taste that I can best describe as overripe berries comes through, almost as if the sugars have been eaten by the wrong bacteria, also a bit of a metallic taste as well. I'm sure theres a more technical term for these off flavors that I need to research a bit. Not bad but not good for the price at all.

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Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Look: thick, black and viscous. A dark brown head forms when poured. Some lacing on the glass.
Smell: molasses, chocolate, and a hint of vanilla and dark fruits like figs and blackberries
Taste: tons of molasses, maple syrup, chocolate, dark fruits, and vanilla flavors. Pretty great.
Feel: creamy, thick, and chewy.
Overall: a sweeter variation on an RIS, but an excellent variation.

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Photo of Brew_42
4.32/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Jet black with a brown head that dissipated quickly

Smells like vanilla, brown sugar and dark fruits

Tastes like toasted malts with the PERFECT amount of vanilla and brown sugar sweetness. sweet Jebus this is good.

Mf- alittle thin for a stout but medium to heavy with some carbonation

Over-best sweet stout I've had. Evil Twin is an underrated brewery with awesome beers. Try it.

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Photo of VaporDome
3.5/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KJ2013
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of UBrew1984
4.41/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of brittanylicious
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of heysuz
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Soft Dookie from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 740 ratings