Ashtray Heart | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.77/5
Very Good
491 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: Smoke Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.90%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at De Molen, the Netherlands..

Added by SilentSabre on 07-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#23,297
Reviews:
109
Ratings:
491
pDev:
14.06%
 
 
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21
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Photo of Chilmer
1.3/5  rDev -65.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.25 | overall: 1.25

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.89/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 12oz bottle with a bottling date of May 2014, so I've had this for quite a while. Acquired ages ago from the Brewdog webshop and stored in a box. Described on the label as an amazingly rich smoked porter. Brewed in Stratford, Connecticut.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark reddish-brown hue that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy light-brown foam that lasts for a few minutes before subsiding to a patchy surface layer.

S: Aroma of intense dark malt with hints of roasted grain, wood smoke, soy sauce, molasses, brown sugar, subtle dried fruit, bitter chocolate, a twinge of port, ale yeast and faint leafiness. Mild oxidation but this doesn't hurt. Amazingly complex yet retains a satisfying balance - excellent.

T: Tastes of rich dark malt with notes of roasted grain, smokiness, molasses, soy sauce, brown sugar, dried fruit, mild chocolate, wood, a touch of port, ale yeast and subtle leafiness. Quite sweet, followed by a robust malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and tingly, with fizzy carbonation and good body. Could perhaps be a shade thicker given the strength. Somewhat astringent. Aftertaste of roasted malt, molasses, smoke, mild dried fruit, ale yeast and leafiness.

O: Nice - a big beer with an understated smoky character. Looks great, while the aroma and flavour are replete with roasted malt, molasses, smoke, dried fruit, mild oxidation, ale yeast and bitterness. Good body; could be a tad creamier. Goes down like a dream - a must try for lovers of dark, smoky beers.

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Photo of GregSemenza
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
2.5/5  rDev -33.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Photo of paresis
4.02/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.92/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a dark chocolate milky looking color with a sly brown tint to it. A thin edged off white to white foamy head started and dissipated. Spotty lacing runs here and there. The aroma starts off with some roasty coffee bean blending with some smoked malts. Sly sweet meat slides in to balance nicely. The flavor starts sweet and leads to a nice balance of smoke. Meaty portion tends to blend subtly with a crisp sweet aftertaste. Nice sweet and smoky finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionably smooth sweet feel just rolling stealthily over my tongue. Beautifully and wonderfully done mouthfeel! Carbonation seems to hit spot on. Overall, damn nice smoked porter, watch out Alaskan Brewing Company, looks like you have some competition with this one.

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Photo of rljkeimig
4.94/5  rDev +31%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of moose1980
3.99/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Smooth smokiness.

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Photo of Narthax
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of toddstolarski
3.86/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.79/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of thinwhiteduke
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of T-34-85
3.58/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of shigg85
4.61/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dutchcraftbeergeek
4/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great smoked porter!
Great looking beer also.

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Photo of archero
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DrDemento456
3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Picked this up for around 3 bucks single at Vintage Estate.
A - Very deep dark black stout with just a 1/4 inch of head deep mocha in color that dissipates rather quickly.
S - More roasty that smokey to tell you the truth. Some licorice and coffee roasts all around
T - Smoke is pretty nice mixes well with the roasted malts and leave you with a slight hoppy bitterness in the finish. Anise is also there but mixed in which I can take in small doses.
M - Quite smooth drinkable stout with a medium to heavy body

Overall I am glad I picked this up and remember someone calling this a "licking of ashtray" beer and avoided but it's pretty good. Still not as good as "Even more Jesus" but still a nice stout.

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Photo of BryantForestry
4.27/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ThisWangsChung
3.64/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The aroma is smokey, sure, it's just not massively smoky (bear in mind I'm drinking this after a Schlenkerla marzen). The smoke character is also subtly different to that one - here, it takes on more of a peaty tone than a woodsy one. There is also an impressive amount of brown sugar, dark chocolate, and roasted malt. There's no surprise to the flavor profile, as it starts off fairly smoky (again, more peat than bacon). The middle has a nice touch of cherry, and it finishes with some roast, Irish cream, and dark chocolate. I really enjoy the flavor profile, but it needs a touch more "oomph" to achieve greatness. On the other hand, it's quite light and easygoing for nearly 9% - nor does it rely on a wimpy texture to achieve the relative drinkability. I'd even call this a bit dangerous. This isn't Evil Twin's best stout, but it's definitely tasty.

3.64/5: Not just good for an ashtray, but good period

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Photo of JoeLacy
4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of connecticutpoet
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of JamesLeung
3.9/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NotoriousBAC
4.79/5  rDev +27.1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 5

Photo of puck1225
3.52/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured a dark brown from a bottle into a pint glass, thin brown head with light lacing. Very subdued smell,but slightly smoky. Taste is earthy and smoky with a bit of chocolate. It is not bad.

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Ashtray Heart from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.77 out of 5 with 491 ratings