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
Ratings:
1,036
Reviews:
219
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
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46
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Photo of tubeyes
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

**
04/22/2017

Cans to snifters, sampling Yin, Yang, and the combination black and tan simultaneously, while trying to achieve a higher state of consciousness.

(%) YIN
LOOK: dark black, pretty tan head that constantly reforms upon agitation.
AROMA: quite light, mineral, roasted malt, slightest touch of coffee.
TASTE: all malt, very simple but tasty.
FEEL: very light and airy, though not completely like a guinness. Was looking for the separation in the black-n-tan, but it just mixed right up with the IPA. Ok carbonation for a stout.

(%) YANG
LOOK: orange with light brown, above average off-white head, lacing lasts throughout a long sip session.
AROMA: light touches of fruit and pine...in a crazy fractal way of looking, the Yang itself has both the YIN (dank/resin/pine/wood) and YANG (fruit/citrus/grass) of the IPA dichotomy.
TASTE: pine, tea, unflavored syrup. Slight little hairspray.
FEEL: light to medium body. Subtle, but above average carbonation.

(%) YIN/YANG

Like a black IPA.
Nice mix of hoppy and malty.
Hops win out in the aroma, but the malt dominates the flavor.

Cool concept.
**

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.2/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L - pitch black with a small mocha head

S - good complexity with a big roasted presence, little burnt caramel, a bit of smoke, brown shuggar, grass. Gettin better as it warms up

T - Very roasted, maybe overly so with some acidity and astringency. Big herbal bitterness. A bit of booze. Some peat

M - nicely carbonated

O - A big stout. Maybe bigger than itself

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Photo of Rilesmiles
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Mikee440
4.37/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

If you are looking for an excellent stout that you can find readily available at a fair price YIN is one you have to consider. I have been spoiled by the most recent batches of Doubleshot from Tree House and you know what, Yin can hold its own. Those TH's though they are smooth as silk, they have a sweet finish. (with the exception of batch 500 , which was milked from God's right teat and is "beer"in its most perfect iteration). Mind you I lean more towards the bitter, than the sweet in my preference for a stout. Yin has a nice pronounced coffee, stouty taste...it is not syrupy on the finish..It kicks you with its reasonable 10% and you feel like you have just finished smoking a rewarding cigarette after chopping down a redwood tree. its a good smoke, like an old Winston when tobacco was not a chemical mine field and men were men...

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Photo of nmann08
3.73/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.02/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeer40
3.89/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.27/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Invinciblejets
3.77/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hardy008
3.59/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark black with a two finger mocha head with good retention and lacing. the aroma has dark roasted malt, cocoa, and smoke. Tastes like it smells. There is quite a bit of bitterness, but it is not overwhelming. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Worth trying.

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Photo of Suds
3.69/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

This was number two of your Yin & Yank experience. I wonder if we should have had it first. The beer is obsidian black with a tall chocolate-milk colored head. The aroma is quite good...smokey, with coffee and wood notes. The taste has a strong and boozy quality with bitterness and dark roast. Full in body, creamy, and warming. This would be good on a very cold night.

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Photo of Mikexw
3.29/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of kkarimi
4.03/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nicktav4
4.21/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Oily black pour with a saddlebrown head. Mild scent, caramel and chocolate. Medium-weight mouthfeel. Slightly sweet, notably bitter. Chocolate, coffee, malt, toffee. Expected flavors from a not-so-sweet stout, but very well balanced. The beverage's alcoholic potency is well hidden behind the flavor profile. Overall, quite enjoyable.

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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 Karibourgeois
3.5/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of nickfl
4.24/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Tasted in a 10 oz snifter from draft at Half Day Brewing on December 1, 2016. Look is thick dark brown with a tan head and lingering lacing. Smell and taste is coffee, bitter chocolate and dark roasted malts.

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Photo of Budinetz
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle on 12/30/13.

Poured from the bottle into a Belgian tulip.

Pours a dark, black color with a dark tan head that dissipates slowly. Lacing sticks somewhat around the glass as I sip.

Smells of bitter chocolate, coffee, tobacco. Very sharp on the nose, almost pungent.

Tastes sweet on the front end with an immediate dry and bitter flavor.

Mouthfeel is baller status. Like heaven on the palate.

Overall, an awesome beer aged well. I would be curious to try this young as this is my first time.

Cheers!

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Photo of williahd
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bushbeer75
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz brown bottle - bottled 99:15 [4/9/2015]

Evil Twin Yin filled my snifter with an opaque black [that was as dark as motor oil] body. The relatively hard pour produced a 1 1/2 finger bubbly chocolate milkshake looking head. The smell was of roasted malt, chocolate and burnt toast. The taste was dominated by roasted malt, dark bread and chocolate. However, to my surprise there was more of a hop presence than expected. The bitterness seemed to build as consumed. The mouth feel was thick and full with moderate carbonation.

Overall, the drinkability is only limited by its full flavor and 'good sized' abv.

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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
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