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:
1,036
Reviews:
219
Avg:
3.97
pDev:
9.32%
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
208
For Trade:
9
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Ratings: 1,036 |  Reviews: 219
Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Inky dark brown with a froth of light brown foam; spotty lace.

Smell: Dark roasted coffee, smoky grains and toffee.

Taste: Roasted grains, slight smoke, dark coffee bitterness, cocoa and an underlying maple syrup sweetness. Slight alcoholic heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, creamy smooth and moderately carbonated.

Overall: Big, boozy, bitter and roasted stout. Mixes well with Yang IIPA: intense hops and roasted malt balancing each other.

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Photo of NSXAG
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
4.14/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukebell15
4.08/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.94/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 cdwil
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of killcore
4.04/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.91/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.17/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregcordle
4.25/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RickS95
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Spectacular looking beer that starts with a slow, thick pour. Dark black beer with a head that lags behind and cascades at it's own pace. Thick brown head with long legs. Amazingly thick lace, it just clings to the glass.

The scents are subtle, unlike the appearance. As you would guess, a malt bomb with dark roasty parts coffee expresso, and bittersweet chocolate.

It tastes exactly like it smells. While there seems to be a bit of hop presence, it could just be the combination of dark smoky grains. Coffee and expresso join bittersweet chocolate to combine for more of a breakfast drink than a shake.

Extremely creamy and smooth, especially early on where a bit of sweetness lives. From midsip on, the bitterness builds. It's never overly bitter and that bitterness doesn't linger. Very full bodied and that high ABV is way too well-hidden. Should be sipped but it's too smooth and goes down a bit easy.

Yin is a superb beer. All characteristics are subtle and well put together.

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

Photo of drmeto
3.84/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with no light coming through and a small,foamy,khaki head
S:
-chocolate,molasses,slight coffee,phenolic,medicinal,anice,figs,oats,licorice
T:
-Follows the nose with a toasty component and a slight cognac note
F:
-medium carbonation (overcarbonated)
-alcohol warmth
-medium to full body
O:
An imperial stout for people who arent into big, roasted beers

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Photo of Alan_Z
4.16/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of KyleSweetsema
4.44/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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

Photo of Sathanas
4.33/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Driftwood Brewery snifter glass.
L: Black body, +2 fingers mocha head. Looks awesome.
S: Coffee, milk and dark chocolate, olive skin, Leather, dirty hops. Smells awesome.
T: Stronger on the coffee and hop bitterness than the nose suggest (almost to the point of a black ipa), but still really nice. Dark fruits, chocolate, leatherey umami. Really nice, just a let down after the amazing smell.
F: Sticky, but not thick. No alcohol whatsoever. Bit of carbonation.
O: Really nice imp stout I could drink on a regular basis. Recommended for stout lovers who want a little more hoppiness or black ipa lovers who want to chill on the hops a bit.

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Photo of MunsonRoyE
3.67/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
3.97 out of 5 based on 1,036 ratings.
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