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Evil Twin Yin | 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): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by rfgetz on 04-22-2011

BEER STATS
Reviews:
213
Ratings:
1,015
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
20.4%
 
 
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Reviews by AndyAvalanche:
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4.18/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint Glass. Liquid comes out almost completely black while pouring it. Once the liquid settles it's still black for the most part, dark to cola brown on the bottom and top edge areas. Coffee with a little milk colored head that comes up pretty strong. Sticks around awhile and has better than average lacing.

Smell is good, really good. Very robust and super roasty. Mild (earthy pine) hop presence with hints of dark fruit as well. Slight charred more sweet than bitter chocolate.

Taste is on par with the smell. Big on the roast again, plenty of roasted grains. The chocolate is present but there's a coffee flavor that presents itself stronger here. Sort of a not exactly a mocha/java type thing but sort of. Slight vanilla and some dark fruits present at the end. Sweet without being too overwhelming in any way. This is a really great tasting beer.

Mouthfeel is great. It's full bodied, smooth and a great carbonation level. More sweet than bitter but it's a good balance. Smooth for most of it with a nice bitter finish. No bite from the alcohol. Great drinkability, it's a nice sipper, but if your not careful it can be drank like any stout.

I'm digging this brewery even though I've only had a few beers from them, looking forward to more.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter a deep deep dark chocolate brown with a thin deep beige head atop.Dark fruit dipped inalcohol,bitter chocolate,and faint wood smoke in the nose,the alcohol is big and sweet.The alcohol is a bit more restrained on the palate with dark fruit and chocolate being the main flavoring,again faint smokiness in the finish.After awhile it gets a little sticky but it's a solid imperial stout.

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Photo of t2grogan
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tiernan
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of BenTherHppedThat
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of -DF-
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of joemetric
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Nyved
4.49/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on draught at a local pub.

Looked great; It was almost pitch black with a light-tan head and lacing. The smell was incredible. Strong smell of coffee, roasted malt, and (what I believe to be) cocoa. The taste was incredible. Coffee, roasted malt, and cocoa were present in the taste as well. There was some bitterness, but it was also very sweet. The really smooth, creamy mouth feel really brought it all together. I'd recommend this to anyone that likes imperial stouts. It's one of my favorites so far.

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Photo of sabitu
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of FadetoBock
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Photo of dandaugherty1221
4.1/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of lordofthewiens
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best by 2015 on the label.
In a snifter the beer was a black color with a brownish tan head. There was a little bit of lacing.
Strong roasted malt aroma, almost burned. Sweet chocolate.
What I thought was sweet chocolate in the aroma turned out to be more of a bittersweet chocolate taste. Lots of espresso coffee, again almost burned (but not in a bad way).
Medium-bodied, alcohol not noticeable.
I liked both the Yin and the Yang. Will have to try the Black and Tan.

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Photo of NWer
4.15/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured dark brown from bottle into tulip glass.
Nice aroma with coffee and chocolate notes. Mildly smooth taste firm but not overpowering. Taste lingers nicely on the palate making for a very good sipping beer.
A good Imperial Stout worth seeking out.

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Photo of warnerry
3.6/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Beaver13
2.88/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

12 oz bottle. Pours dark brown with a medium creamy brown head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is a little subdued - roasted chocolate malts and some black licorice and a little smoke.

The flavor is some sweetness up front with heavily roasted chocolate malts and some dark fruit and black licorice. There's lots of charred bitterness in the aftertaste. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, but a bit watery.

Overall, it's got too much charred bitter roast.

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.19/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Swongler
3.99/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A really good, really simple, true imperial stout. Enjoyed at Tørst in NY from a tap into a wine glass.

A - Near-black, but it was a dimly-lit bar. A finger of unbroken tan-colored head. Decent lacing

S - Minerals/dirt, and that wake-up-to-fresh-pot-of-coffee smell. Hint of molasses and dark, ripe fruit. That typical stout/porter smell. Almost no creamy or vanilla smell to it.

T - REALLLY black coffee. Almost makes your face curl with the strong coffee taste. It settles nicely into a smooth baker's chocolate/cacao. Lacks any smooth vanilla or milk chocolate - almost 0 sweetness.

M - Stung a little at first, but finished nicely toward the back of the mouth. Leaves a slight coat.

O - This is a great benchmark stout. A truly simple, imperial, strong stout. No fancy flavoring, just a damn tasty beer that is just beer.

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Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of mctizzz
2.75/5  rDev -30.7%

Photo of olradetbalder
4/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mikejonze
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a thin espresso head. Smells like dark chocolate, smoke, roasted malts, cherries. The taste notes include dark chocolate, espresso, roasted malts, cherries, smoke, subtle hints of peated whiskey.

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Photo of xdefeatsy
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%

Photo of Funky-Brewster
3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
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