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

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #1,685
Ranked #13,255
3.95 | pDev: 10.13%
Apr 02, 2022
Dec 06, 2011
Very Good
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3.99 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Apr 02, 2022
3.54 by TMoney2591 from Illinois on Feb 16, 2022
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by Jack_14 from Italy

February 2022
On tap.
Version brewed in Holland, at the new Brouwerij De Molen brewery.
Just tapped the nose immediately scent of dark chocolate, toasted notes and caramel.
Soft beige foam that accompanies the first part of the drink.
In the mouth very dense body in which hints of dark chocolate, dried fruit (hazelnuts, almonds), a sweet but not overbearing note of molasses emerge and a taste reminiscent of peanut butter.
Alcoholic note well hidden, but which is still present.
Quite dry finish (despite everything), even if the sweeter notes remain on the palate (of chocolate and hazelnuts), while on the more notes of dark chocolate, therefore more bitter to counterbalance and balance everything.
Complex beer, warm and full, but well balanced.

Feb 08, 2022
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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Sigmund from Norway

Shared 330 ml bottle, ABV is 10%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Very nice roasty and malty aroma, with notes of chocolate, coffee, liquorice and dark dried fruits. The flavour has plenty of coffee on a background of medium sweet malts, some fruity hints too.

Jan 11, 2022
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4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by mschrei from Illinois

I bought this two years ago in Lake Geneva. Left one at the condo we were staying at and found it a year later. Was great with a cigar by the lake. Having my last one tonight, on Christmas Eve (technically it’s Christmas Day, but still...)

Typical appearance for a stout, not much head or lacing. Sweet and dark roasty malt smells. Taste is dark malt, roasty, dark fruit, slightly smoky. Pretty layered. Slightly medium bodied, a bit thin, definitely boozy.

Pretty good, and a great Christmas Eve nightcap.

Dec 25, 2020
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5/5  rDev +26.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5
by brian0912 from Pennsylvania

does this beer still exist and can it be found anywhere in philly or its surrounding suburbs?? thanks in advance for your help!

Nov 19, 2020
4.27 by lebrisa from Connecticut on Jun 04, 2020
4.5 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on May 13, 2020
4.16 by BKast409 from Virginia on Apr 09, 2020
4 by khargro2 from Tennessee on Mar 07, 2020
3.96 by Kolb from Montana on Apr 26, 2019
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4.03/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by daliandragon from Maryland

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.

Dec 27, 2018
3.98 by h4ger from Connecticut on Dec 15, 2018
4.13 by Montanabeerz from Montana on Nov 11, 2018
3.86 by liquorpig from Massachusetts on Oct 06, 2018
3.94 by Piglet_rulz_da_yard from California on Jul 16, 2018
4.25 by Grinky from Illinois on Jun 17, 2018
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4.21/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by YungAnejo from Nevada

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

Apr 11, 2018
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3.94/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by kitch from Hong Kong

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.

Feb 20, 2018
3.5 by 1971bernat from Virginia on Dec 31, 2017
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4.16/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by RyanK252 from California

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.

Dec 25, 2017
4.01 by MJSFS from Florida on Nov 11, 2017
4.17 by Goosehunter75 from Missouri on Nov 09, 2017
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3.92/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by TooManyGlasses from Canada (AB)

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.

Nov 06, 2017
4.19 by Tivlavrie from Canada (AB) on Sep 16, 2017
3.72 by DougT from Ohio on Sep 02, 2017
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4.98/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

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.


Aug 16, 2017
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3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by Sabtos from Ohio

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.

Aug 09, 2017
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4.37/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by MaltyPythonsHopCircus from Canada (BC)

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

Jun 23, 2017
3.9 by toscanoigor from Brazil on Jun 13, 2017
3.93 by Its_Dipset_Eyy from California on May 26, 2017
4 by sachie23 from New York on May 25, 2017
4.25 by tvenne from Minnesota on May 09, 2017
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3.68/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by The_Beergery from Singapore

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.

May 08, 2017
4.06 by axf4129 from Indiana on Apr 30, 2017
3.88 by Coronaeus from Canada (ON) on Apr 07, 2017
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3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by gshak from Texas

Purchased some time last year, didn't check the bottle dating, and not too concerned about it either, with this being a 10% ABV imperial stout.
A - Given my prior experience with evil twin beers, I poured this one hard and bang into the center of my $ store pokal. It generated a wispy half a finger width of mocha head that quickly dissipated. Yes, I've come to expect this of evil twin beers.
S - Very very subdued. Very light coffee, roasted malts and dark fruit. There is a bit of a woody/vanilla note in there somewhere.
T - Better than the smell for sure. Opens with a milk chocolate vibe, plenty of sweetness, and prickly carbonation that highlights the fruity aspects of the beer. There's a blend of dark fruits, and something much lighter, like a pomegranate or grapes even. There is a certain cola-like flavor to it, and the finish is much brighter and drier perhaps even slight oxidation. The roasty, coffee aspects are completely overshadowed by the aforementioned notes.
M - Heavy-medium and prickly. Not a fan.
O - Not a bad beer, but not a memorable one either. Worth a single purchase, but unlikely to be a repeat buy.

Feb 10, 2017
3.94 by hozersr from Pennsylvania on Feb 10, 2017
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4.22/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
by flagmantho from Washington

Poured from 12oz bottle into a tulip.

Appearance: totally, completely black with a finger of dark brown, frothy, creamy foam. Outstanding.

Smell: big, sweet malt; dark fruit; deep roast and -- is that a little wood? Very good indeed.

Taste: roasty, sweet, deep and dark. Starts of with fruitiness, moves into a bit of alcohol heat and finishes with a great roastiness. There is a little bit of a lingering vegetal character but that is acceptable given its other hugenesses.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body but with a bit of a restrained carbonation and a decent creaminess, if a bit light considering this beer's otherwise plenty of heft.

Overall: I enjoy the heck out of this beer. A great example of the style.

Feb 01, 2017
3.98 by johnnyboy76 from Oregon on Jan 25, 2017
Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
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