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Evil Twin Yin | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.96/5
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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

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Reviews:
223
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1,045
pDev:
9.34%
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Photo of uncleotis
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BrettBrews
3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Completely black. Aroma is just roasted malt and alcohol. Taste is roasted malt,bitter coffee,and alcohol. Not a sweet stout at all and the alcohol is hidden but not completely. It starts bitter and has a bitter alcohol finish

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Photo of Shortbox81
4.32/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHDoyle
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Description: Dark black color with a deep brown head but not much of it. Looks pretty smooth as it pours. Smell is roasty, coffee and a definite hoppy note. Reminds me of a black IPA. Taste starts out similar to the smell with roasted coffee and hop bitterness but the most distinct aspect of the beer is its aftertaste. It's a little difficult to place, but the aftertaste is a little spicy and a little sour. It's complex and unique. Feel is, again, similar to a black IPA. It's not as thick or up to snuff with a normal stout but it's not terrible.

Overall: 4 (This beer is good and I may or may not drink it again) The aftertaste and hoppiness put a twist on a normal stout and place this beer in the "different" category. Not necessarily good different or bad different, just different. I wouldn't necessarily make it a point to try this beer but if you have the opportunity it's worth a look.

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Photo of bobv
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Moderate pour yields a 3/4 inch mocha head over a very dark brown body with very nice, sticky lacing. Nose of roasted malt, espresso, some smoke and slight vanilla with faint chocolate as well. Taste mirrors nose with just a bit of astringency to make things even more interesting. Nice feel and overall a fairly unique and very good offering from Dorchester Brewing Co. in Boston.

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3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeWard
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz can into a pint glass. Batch 001. actual canned date would be better Evil Twin.

looks very good. black as black body. thick coffee with a dash of cream head. leaves excellent lacing, bordering on coating.

nothing on the nose except roasted malt.

taste is good, a little basic perhaps, but as it warms, some plums and a little smoke. a slight burn from the alcohol, but the 10.0 is well hidden.

a tad below full on the mouth, lightly roasted malt on the finish, along with a little sweetness.

overall, a quite good and solid imperial stout.

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Photo of tubeyes
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
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 +6.1%
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 +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Abe_Froman
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beernoobie
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikee440
4.37/5  rDev +10.4%
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 -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of WOLFGANG
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.67/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tbeer40
3.89/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dcotom
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Invinciblejets
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hardy008
3.59/5  rDev -9.3%
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 -6.8%
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 -16.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

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Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,045 ratings
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