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

Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel RoomEvil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room
BA SCORE
3.95/5
803 Ratings
Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel RoomEvil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room
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: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by timtim on 12-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,034
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
803
pDev:
10.38%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
162
Trade:
4
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1.24/5  rDev -68.6%

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1.28/5  rDev -67.6%

Photo of atpca
1.75/5  rDev -55.7%

Photo of aboyd87
2/5  rDev -49.4%

Astringent flavor on the back end turns me off. Not comparable to the other stouts evil twin puts out.

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Photo of ChainGangGuy
2.33/5  rDev -41%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Pours out a black body with a huge, tan head bursting forth with very little encouragement.

Smell: The gentlest, most cautious pour produces an explosive head that refuses to settle out, so, sadly, not much of an aroma beyond faint, faint hints of roast, dark fruit, and licorice.

Taste: Roasted malts, suds, black licorice, suds, scorched chocolate ganache, more suds, spice-flavored suds, pruneskins. There's some bitterness and alcohol, maybe, but it's lost in a sea of never-ending foam.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Master Level Carbonation.

Overall: A foamy mess.

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Photo of wheezlelump
2.48/5  rDev -37.2%

Photo of oso
2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -36.7%

Photo of teromous
2.53/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle is marked with:
232:15
15:34
I'm guessing that's the 232nd day of 2015 so Aug 20th 2015.

Appearance: Black body with a quickly fading light khaki head. Not much lacing or retention. Pretty average appearance for an Imperial stout.

Aroma: There is a sweet oak aroma and a touch of a slightly fruity candy-like scent. It smells more like a Belgian style ale than a stout. Some ethanol as well.

Taste: A ton of alcohol flavor which is paired with a touch of chocolate and some charcoal. There's a very sweet caramel taste to the beer. It starts to become sickly sweet which doesn't work well with the charcoal.

Mouthfeel: It has a decent mouthfeel. It is very sweet though which decreases drinkability.

Overall: This year it was not a very good beer. I bought this beer again because I had it back in September of 2014 and it was an excellent beer. This time it is just way too sweet without contributing much of that to a positive character to the beer. It's drikable if you have some very bitter dark chocolate to cut it with.

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Photo of largadeer
2.59/5  rDev -34.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Appearance: Black bodied with a tall, dense and lasting head. It seems over carbonated for the style, but looks good.

Smell: Pretty faint. Charred malt and bittersweet chocolate, a little fruitiness from the yeast. Slightly botanical/soapy. Not much more to say about it.

Taste & mouthfeel: Thin in body and flavor, with sharp, fizzy carbonation. Raisin, bitter chocolate, a little bite from roasted malt. Licorice and toast in the finish, which is rather brief. A mediocre beer that's incredibly overpriced.

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2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Bottle poured in to snifter.

A - Poured black with a thin layer of espresso coloured head.

S - A big roast aroma is met with sweet molasses and chocolate and some noticeable alcohol.

T - A big roast profile up front that becomes overpowered by a big sweetness and some molasses, sweet milk chocolate and brown sugar. After a few sips the sweetness becomes somewhat cloying, making this beer difficult to drink.

M - Medium body at times, but somewhat light and watery at other times. Light carbonation.

O - This was one rough. Couldn't even get through a 12 oz bottle.

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Photo of bobhits
2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Dark roasted beer with far too little character or focus. I suppose the name says it all, a new york city hotel room is close to so much amazing stuff but it is hell to be there. It is small, cramped, and over priced as hell. This beer is the same. Sweet roasted and boring as hell. At 10% AND AT 10 bucks a bottle any sane person would want more.

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Photo of Marco-Escuandolas1
2.75/5  rDev -30.4%

I wanted this to be good. But it was meh

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Photo of BEERchitect
2.76/5  rDev -30.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Caramel character is great. Toast is good. Roast starts to polarize taste. But scorched is plain offensive. This nonsensically named ale flirts with the line that separates scorched character from roasted character and is highly divisive in its taste.

The pour erupts from the tulip up on its initial pour. The billowing head easily topples the rim with hardly and notice of actual beer beneath. Although the bottle didn't spew, the beer overtakes the glass with ease. After what seems to be an eternity to this thirsty beer drinker, the beer finally settles into an unmistakable black beer with tan-ish spiderwebbing lace that sticks to both the glass and the surface of the beer. Its champagne-like carbonation and the way it explodes in the glass is fairly obnoxious.

Sharp aromas of burnt wood, ash, and spice strike the nose with brunt force. With the most slight of molasses malt aroma, coffee grounds, and cocoa, the malt influence is heavily roasty and is exacerbated by spicy peppercorn, burnt fruit, and alcohol.

Elevated roast flavors flirt with the taste of burnt carbon-rich ash from the very first sip and extends well into the finish- carrying with it very little supporting malt sweetness. Its dry, powdery taste exposes high yeast spices, tart vine-dried fruit, medicine, and grain tannin. An ill-conceived balance to promote roast flavors show flaws in the beer's recipe formulation and its acrid dry taste is problematic in brewer execution.

It's enormous carbonation engulfs the mouth, turns to ash, and dries the mouth unnecessarily. This happens on the early, middle, and late palate. Sharply astringent and acidic to palate sensations show a messy mouthfeel that may signal infection to come. Powdery dry and terribly ashy, the beer is problematic on all fronts of drinkability.

But even with all that, I finished the beer (albeit with slight pain) and find that there's some dry roast flavors to celebrate behind all that ash and pang.

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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3/5  rDev -24.1%

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