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

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Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #2,047
ABV:
10%
Score:
89
Ranked #8,826
Avg:
3.97 | pDev: 10.08%
Reviews:
187
Ratings:
821
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  36
Gots
  162
SCORE
89
Very Good
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Reviews by ThaneMcC:
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ThaneMcC from Germany

4.38/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a with the blackness and thickness of motor oil – 2fb of dark brown head with copious lacing – fair carbonation. Smells strongly of cocoa, French roast, leather. Tastes semis sweet cocoa and burnt malts forward with notes of caramel, tobacco, leather and a hint of wet burlap/earthy with transition to piney hops and balanced with a hoppy bit. Body is smooth and full bodied with just enough carbonation to add astringency and lift the malty sweetness. ABV well hidden.
Overall, this is a solid American style imperial stout – some smoky and leathery notes that made it particularly interesting. Aptly named – I could easily picture enjoying this from a NYC hotel on Xmas eve overlooking central park. . . another great beer from evil twin. . .

Jan 30, 2016
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flagmantho from Washington

4.22/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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
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Ciocanelu from Romania

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black color with mocha head. Aroma has chocolate and some sweet spices. I get vanilla, cloves, cinnamon and some liquor. Taste starts sweet and slightly boozy. Finishes bitter and roasty, lingering in the aftertaste. I also get some hops in the aftertaste. Body is heavy and has medium carbonation. Quite good overall, just slightly boozy for my taste.

Jan 26, 2016
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oberon from North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours nearly jet black with a almost non existent head atop.Aromas of buttery rum,bitter chocolate,and dark fruit.A flatter feel with flavors of dark fruit and bitter chocolate mainly,brash sweet alcohol in the finish.Eh not as good as I was hoping for but not awful.

Dec 07, 2014
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imbuckeye from Ohio

3.93/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 17, 2015
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Canada_Dan from Colorado

4.06/5  rDev +2.3%

Dec 05, 2014
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Josholson666 from Minnesota

4/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 02, 2015
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mntlover from Tennessee

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black no light getting through this one even when held up to the lights. Head is two fingers of dark brown, almost coco colored but not quite dark enough, plenty of lacing left behind on my goblet.

Aroma is roasted malts, good chocolate aromas, light whiffs of dark fruit. Aroma is pretty good but seems little subdued for a big ass stout.

Taste is good roasted notes almost lightly burnt like bitterness to start, then the chocolate notes pick up and sweeten it out quite a bit until the finish. Finish is sweet chocolate malts with a god dose of tobacco like hop bitterness with some lingering herbal notes. Some lingering licorice in the finish also.noticed after it warmed up even more i guess.

Mouthfeel is almost approaching full but carbonation picks up some and seems to lighten the feel in the finish.

Overall a pretty solid big stout, not bad but the same can be had for half the price so see no reason to really purchase this one again.

Oct 20, 2013
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woodchip from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Oct 17, 2013
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chrishiker1409 from New York

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dec 25, 2013
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Jcarriglio from Missouri

3.96/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Jul 06, 2016
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John_M from Oregon

3.95/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Max's last night. Great name for a beer... as for the beer itself, maybe not so much.

The pours the expected blackish brown color with good head retention and lacing. On the nose, I get considerable coffee grounds, licorice and light dry citrus. The coffee ground flavor and licorice completely dominate the flavor profile, although I get some roasted malt and hoppy bitterness on the finish as well. It compltely dries this beer out on the finish, and as as result, the mouthfeel comes across as a bit thin. Alcohol is fairly well disguised, though you can tell it's up there.

While I thought this a decent effort (and possibly a beer that will improve with age), I didn't find it to be a particularly outstanding RIS. The mouthfeel in particular was a bit lacking, and the dry, hoppy, licorice infused finish just wasn't my cup of tea. Oh well...

Dec 07, 2011
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olradetbalder from Sweden

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Dec 02, 2014
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rct from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +7.1%

Oct 27, 2013
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bgold86 from New York

4.58/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very similar to Founders Imperial Stout, lots of roasted malts and dark fruit.

Apr 01, 2015
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Sammy from Canada

3.7/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed on tap as part of the Darkside flight at Bruery Provisions. A decent stout but just OK for an imperial stout. Sheet of lace, dark appearance, OK drinkability.Lots of roast and burnt parts. Some chocolate,licorice, all combining for abundant sweetness.

Jan 20, 2012
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h4ger from Connecticut

3.98/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dec 15, 2018
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IPAIsaac from Delaware

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Sep 24, 2013
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Songminx2 from Korea (South)

3.43/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sep 04, 2016
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Seantronz3030 from Washington

4/5  rDev +0.8%

Nov 24, 2014
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jdw275 from Colorado

3.62/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Dec 21, 2014
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EJJ1848 from Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jan 07, 2015
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MissSmisje from New Jersey

4.61/5  rDev +16.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

L: Velvety, Motor oil black with thin coffee brown head. S: Has the ET stout smell that I still cannot place, chocolate, charred malts, a little dark fruit and tobacco. T: Dark roasted coffee, bittersweet chocolate, charred malts, licorice, some dark fruit, tobacco and leather. Pleasantly bitter but not unpleasantly sharp. Long linger of coffee and malts and a little rum-ish heat. F: Medium mouthfeel with some weight, but not quite creamy or oily. Lighter than expected for a RIS. O: Excellent. A favorite.

Apr 06, 2015
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bark from Sweden

3.03/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

The colour is extremely dark warm21 brown (100 EBC), the liquid is clear. The two finger head is warm brown and compact. Some lacing occurs.

The smell is sweet and very smooth. Some alcohol, roasted nuts and quite a lot of roasted malts. Dried fruits and red apples. A gentle touch of smoke in the background.

The taste is very sweet with growing notes of hot alcohol. Green plants and unripe fruits. Roasted malts; black coffee with sugar and dark chocolate plus a hint of plastic. Medium body. The aftertaste got intensive alcohol flavours, ice cream with dark chocolate and prunes. The finish is milder with cocoa and coffee.

The carbonation is strong, the long-lived bubbles are small and sharp. The liquid is thick and sticky.

Way to evident alcohol in this one. And a tad too sweet.

Jan 07, 2014
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rolltide8425 from Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -5.5%

Jul 13, 2012
Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 821 ratings