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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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#4,838
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223
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1,045
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9.34%
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Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid two fingers of tan head which slowly settle into a thin creamy layer. Leaves some good lacing.

Smell: A roasty and sweet dark malt driven aroma with big hints of chocolate, coffee, and toast. Dark roasted barley malt with upfront hints of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee beans, burnt toast, biscuit, nuts, milk, smoke, and yeast. Sweet hints of molasses and syrup. Hints of anise spice and leather. Dark fruit hints of raisin, dark cherry, prune, and fig. A very solid roasty aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a nicely dark and roasty malt forward taste with good notes of chocolate, coffee, smoke, and toast. Big presence of dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark roast coffee, toast, biscuit, milk, vanilla, smoke, nuts, and yeast. Sweet notes of molasses and some syrup. Also some notes of leather, tobacco, and anise licorice. Dark fruit undertones with notes of cherry, raisin, prune, and fig. A very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and pretty drying on the finish. Some alcohol heat is felt.

Overall: A pretty good Imperial Stout. Good dark malt notes with a nice presence of smoke.

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12 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 10/23/2013. Pours pitch black color with a 1 finger dense dark tan head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass, with a moderate amount of streaming carbonation. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, raisin, plum, toast, dark bread, light char/smoke, herbal, light pine, and roasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with good complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and light-moderate earthy/piney hop notes; with good strength. Taste of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, molasses, toast, dark bread, raisin, plum, light char/smoke, pine, herbal, and roasted earthiness. Good amount of pine/roasted bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, toast, dark bread, molasses, raisin, plum, light char, herbal, pine, and roasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Damn nice complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; with a great roasted malt/hop bitterness/sweetness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy, and lightly slick/chalky mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a light warming present after the finish. Overall this is an excellent imperial stout. All around great complexity and balance of dark/roasted malt and moderate earthy/piney hop flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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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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