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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by rfgetz on 04-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,039
Reviews:
221
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
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46
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Photo of TonyTalon
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of TrickkyGangsta
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of Bonko_the_sane
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of milesmayhem
4.75/5  rDev +19.6%

Photo of brewski09
4.72/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

a well balanced and aggressive IPA

A - clear, pale, good head that does not fade quickly, and a small amount of lacing down the glass.

S - hop forward, but not sharp or biting. subtle malty background.

T - Wow, what an IPA. This has so much hop flavor, but it isn't overly bitter at all. I was loving the hops so much that I had a hard time concentrating on the malts. However, the malts where there in undertones for sure and balanced the beer nicely. wish i had more than a tasting poor of this one.

M - smooth and refreshing. This was an IPA that could be swished around a few times and it would continue to develop. The carbonation was perfect. it was definitely present, but not overpowering.

D - I would drink several of these at once if they weren't so darned expensive. $6.99 for a single 12oz. bottle. If they come down in price, I will buy some. a fantastic IPA that i am happy i had the chance to try!

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Photo of leobageo
4.71/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Light on the nose, but perfect on the taste. Very toasty and even slightly smoky. Typical vanilla and cocoa nib notes.

No heat for a 10.0%abv noticed. As it warms up, the same. Only more smoke comes out of it.

Mouthfeel is a perfect stout.

Should've got yang too to see what kind of concoction would've been created.

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Photo of Hopdaemon39
4.68/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I'm reviewing the Black and Tan, Yin and Yang. It's awesome. You should get both and do it because it's incredible. You can smell more hops than you could possibly hope for in a stout and more barley than you could ever wish for in an IPA. It's amazing- I highly recommend you get both and do it.

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Photo of allistermcg
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bigjerk89
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

My first beer from Evil Twin. It did not disappoint. Great Imp. Stout.

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Photo of Sludgeman
4.65/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

3/14/16 - Opened my last of the batch bottled on 5/19/14 - With another 18 months on it this beer still tastes wonderful. My review below still stands. Maybe some more bitterness and sharper drier finish.

Re-reviewed on 8/25/14.

Bottled on 5/19/14. Poured into a chalice.

A wonderful no adjuncts (i.e. chocolate, coffee, etc.) imperial stout with a sharp/sweet finish. Hides its 10% ABV well. Very pleased with this beer. Definitely opens up as it warms for better aromas and tastes. Not enough stouts like this and the beer gets bonus points for it. Becoming a big Evil Twin fan. Need to side-by-side this with the Fultons. 4.75

A - Pours slightly viscous, black, opaque, with a three-finger light brown/red tinged mousey head. Head dies down to a sustaining layer in a few minutes. 4.5

S – Some coffee, but not too strong, roasted malts, vanilla and a tinch of raisins. 4.25

T – Roasted malts, licorice, some minor sweetness, a tiny bit of smoke (but not off-putting to those who don’t like smoky beers), with accompanying dark chocolate bitterness. 5

MF – Medium bodied with a medium dry finish. Smooth with a nippy bitter finish. 4.75


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A – Pours an opaque black/reddish brown with a half-finger brown head that dissipates quickly, but retains a thin film. Average lacing. 4.25

S – Roasted malts, faint chocolate, some flora sweetness and a bit of alcohol. 4.5

T – Burnt/charred is up front, but not in a bad way. Roasted malts, coffee, licorice, bitterness but not overwhelming. 4.5

MF – Smooth start with a dry finish. Medium bodied. 4

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Photo of AndreasDif
4.64/5  rDev +16.9%

Photo of fgmiele
4.63/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours midnight black with a slowly receding caramel foamy head. Aroma is dark espresso, coconut, coffee. Taste is following the nose..full bodied dark chocolate, Colombian coffee and sweet cacao. Mouthfeel is thick and creamy with heat. Overall a thick and creamy boozy stout with a lot of body..wouldn't normally drink this in summer but highly recommended for time to come

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Photo of hbettenhausen
4.59/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Falcon91Wolvrn03
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – Pitch black with a dark chocolate colored, rich foamy head. The head sticks around longer than their other stouts and leaves good lacing on the glass.

Smell – A solid scent of malt, chocolate, coffee, with a touch of brownie.

Taste – Roasted malts, Chocolate, coffee. Kind of similar to my all time favorite “Aún Más A Jesús”, but with less alcohol and flavor.

Mouthfeel – Creamy, lightly carbonated, and very smooth for 10%abv. Maybe even a bit on the light side; could use a little more alcohol or carbonation. No lingering aftertaste which is nice.

Drinkability – This one really took me by surprise based on the relatively low BA score of only 3.9. It’s FAR better than that in my opinion, although I really tend to like all Evil Twin stouts.

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Photo of warrenout330
4.57/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into my duvel glass

A- pours a nearly pitch black color... starts off deep brown, once the bottle is fully poured you get a combination of complete black... little to no head, minimal lacing

S- dark roasted chocolate, sweet smelling fruit? Cherries? Strawberry? Pumpernickel bread

T- sweet dark fruits covered in dark chocolate. Pumpernickel bread in the back

M- slick, oily mouthfeel. Oily thick body. Mild hop bite...

O- very interesting take on this stout... I get sweet fruit, bread and malt in one complete
Layer of beer.... very complex for the style.... kudos evil twin

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Photo of josanguapo
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From 32GP. In Teku glass. Watching Los Soprano 1x07. Very balanced and with the alcohol well hidden. Just the adequate amount of roastyness and more chocolate as it warms up.

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Photo of jimmypoag
4.55/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ssjkyle
4.54/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Brewcycler
4.53/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

on draft in sample size. pours black w light tan head. smoky taste is great. like this a lot

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Photo of Dougwillhike
4.52/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of pat61
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From a 3 month old 12 oz. bottle.
A: the 2” quickly dissipating head is deep tan, the body is pitch black.
S: roast, coffee
T: exceptionally creamy, a range of malt flavors from caramelly vanilla to roast coffee. The roast especially comes forward in the aftertaste. There is some dried fruit but the main thing here is the malt action.
F: the body is medium full, the carbonation is very fine and soft suggestive of Guinness style nitro carbonation.
O: The creamy texture of this beer is outstanding.

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Photo of Nage37
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.5/5  rDev +13.4%

Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,039 ratings.
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