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Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room | Evil Twin Brewing

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3.95/5
Very Good
816 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,312
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
816
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
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36
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164
Trade:
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Ratings: 816 |  Reviews: 187
Photo of daliandragon
4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Another heavy abv and strangely named brew from the rebels at Evil Twin. Nose is heavy on dark fruit and baker's choclate. The flavor is suitably complex with a thick, dripy texture. Espresso, burnt ends, leather, grapeskin, molasses and wood/earth notes ae all detectable. Balancing hops are present but under the radar.

Not an everyday drinking beer but a great snifter or nightcap.

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Photo of h4ger
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Montanabeerz
4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of liquorpig
3.86/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Piglet_rulz_da_yard
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grinky
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of YungAnejo
4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 231-14 so it had almost 4 years to settle down, picked up the single 12oz for $4.99

Hard pour, it’s thick like motor oil with a light brown head, maybe inch or so that settles into a nice film with a decent collar, minimal lacing

Aroma is licorice root, sweet dark fruit like some sugar plums, hint of leather and tobacco make this decently phenolic, slight sharpie alcohol burn but after agitation it brings out a sweet milk chocolate

Taste is slightly bitter at first but mostly sweet black licorice prune juice that turns to a slightly metallic copper acidity, hint of grape and oaky tobacco in the finish

Mouthfeel is a tad light, proper carbonation but most notable the finish is extremely bold and long, this thing stains the mouth so be ready, slight alcohol warmth is still present but enjoyable

Overall another solid offering from EvilTwin, I’m surprised I ever found one but if you get the chance it’s definitely worth a try, more along the lines of a Russian imperial then American imperial but awesome nonetheless

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Photo of kitch
3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 23215, meaning it was bottled on 20th August 2015, so aged for about 2.5 years. Poured into a snifter glass.

Appearance: Black in colour with a half finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.

Aroma: Roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, cocoa, raisins and dark fruit with hints of char and leather.

Taste: Peppery spice and woody beginning, followed by roasted malts, cocoa, chocolate and molasses. There is a touch of dark fruit and hints of smoke on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with moderate to low carbonation.

Overall: My first impression wasn’t so good, but the more I drank it, the more I grew to like it. Perhaps partly it was because it got better as it warmed.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RyanK252
4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2014 Bottle poured into a Founders Brewing Co snifter

A: Pours nearly black with a frothy milk chocolate head that settles to a thin layer and leaves few spots of lacing.

S: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, molasses, earthy, faint fruity notes, a touch of spice, and a hint of alcohol as it warms.

T: Roasty, earthy, the lightest hint of smoke, rich dark chocolate, molasses, a touch of spice, a little dark fruit, fig, with a little alcohol coming out as it warms, though not harsh or unpleasant.

M: Full body, moderate carbonation, a little alcohol warmth as it goes down.

O: I've been meaning to drink this one for a while, and now I finally get a chance on the appropriate night. For once my procrastination has paid off. Age has treated this one very well.

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Photo of MJSFS
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Goosehunter75
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of TooManyGlasses
3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a thick black with scant brown head. Aroma of dark fruits, burnt caramel, and licorice. Taste is moderately boozy coffee, licorice, raisin/dark fruits, molasses - mild bitterness but finish is smooth and sweet. Very good - not quite as good as some Evil Twin offerings - but high standard to live up to.

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Photo of Tivlavrie
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DougT
3.72/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.98/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room has a thin, beige head, a very dark brown (essentially black) appearance, and no glass lacing. The aroma is of metal, raisins, dark fruit, black strap molasses, leather, dark malt, and brown bread crust. Taste is of chocolate, malt, raisin, dark bread crust, and just a touch of acrid bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to heavy and velvety, and CEAANYCHR finishes sweet and strong.

RJT

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Photo of Sabtos
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A black body has a slow to show dense tan creamy finger of foam that grows and dies in an unusually steady manner shortly after the pour is completed.

Smell is cocoa and woody, cedary hops with salted, smoked almonds and molasses. I get a hint of vanilla as it warms.

Spicy, woody peppery hops bite the tongue first, which then transitions into nutty cocoa, molasses and wafer. As it warms, cola and blueberry flavors develop, but hops definitely are at the fore with this beer.

Feel is not as thick as you’d think, with a moderate body, mild carbonation, and semi-wet finish.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Small tan head even with an aggressive pour. Aromas are subtle coffee, roast malt and slightly woodsy. Flavour is quite roasty with coffee, sawdust, tobacco and a subtle berry note. Flavours open up more as it warms but head dissipates quickly

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Photo of toscanoigor
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Its_Dipset_Eyy
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sachie23
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tvenne
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of The_Beergery
3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle from back in the middle of 2015 - thankfully, stouts keep quite well! Pours a deep black shade with a minimal layer of tan froth. Aroma is strongly dominated by dark chocolate and roasted malt, with hardly any trace of hops. Taste follows the nose, rich draft chocolates and roasty malts, sweet to the taste with a absolutely divine chewiness and thickness in the mouthfeel. Carbonation is average which nicely balances out the thickness and smoothness of the mouthfeel with its buzziness.

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Photo of axf4129
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Coronaeus
3.88/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 816 ratings