Evil Twin Yin | Evil Twin Brewing

Evil Twin YinEvil Twin Yin
BA SCORE
3.96/5
1,044 Ratings
Evil Twin YinEvil Twin Yin
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:
No notes at this time.

Added by rfgetz on 04-22-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#4,664
Reviews:
223
Ratings:
1,044
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
46
Gots:
208
Trade:
8
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Photo of ChrisMon02
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On draft-poured into and snifter glass.

Jet black with a small head-nice lacing left on the glass as I sip.

Kind of a weak smell. Chocolate, some coffee and figs. A touch of anise.

Taste is similar to the smell. Not sweet at all. Flavors develop as it warms. Quite complex with layers of flavor-very nice. No booze detected-impressive for a 10% beer.

Very smooth and easy to drink. Not creamy, just smooth. Dangerous.

Wow-this better than expected. Lots of subtle flavors going on. Will definitely have again-highly recommended for those who like complex flavors without the sweetness that tends to go with the style.

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Photo of foundersfan1
3.53/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Briken
3.18/5  rDev -19.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of bylerteck
4.11/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of crob3888
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Taby
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of VaTechPhilly
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HipCzech
4/5  rDev +1%
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 +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DispyDnb
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lukebell15
4.08/5  rDev +3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Ultrarunner100
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of -DF-
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cdwil
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of killcore
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gregcordle
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of RickS95
4.16/5  rDev +5.1%
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 -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Evil Twin Yin from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 1,044 ratings
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