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

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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:
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Added by timtim on 12-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
799
Reviews:
178
Avg:
3.95
pDev:
10.13%
 
 
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35
Gots:
163
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4
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Photo of jp32
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours thick and black with a nice khaki colored head on top of the beer. Looks great.

The aroma is rich, sweet, and malty. Dark chocolate, bitter hops (or something else giving it a bitter tint), a little bit of licorice or chicory in the smell as well.

The flavor has plenty black licorice, some semi-sweet chocolate chips, a nice level of sweetness throughout the body of the beer that I'm guessing comes from the malts. Occasionally I get a smoked characteristic, but its quickly flushed away with the sweetness of this stout.

This has a nice, heavy body. It's everything I would expect, and want, an imperial stout to be. I've had a few that are better, but it's difficult to find anything wrong with this one. I like it!

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Photo of RichH55
3.77/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CorkandCageAllentown
4.27/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheBeard89
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of GinjaSlice
4.3/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Tried at high 5s. Tons of coffee and amazing mouthfeel

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Photo of Immortale25
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Dogfish traditional oversized snifter. Bottleneck says 315:15.

A- Pours a 99% opaque black color with a 1/4 inch light brown head that retains a bit before becoming a thin ring around the edge of the glass and a small center patch of bubbly surface foam.

S- Bold, rich dark roast nose brings to mind dark chocolate. Booze is somewhat apparent.

T- Intense charriness right off the bat with very little sweetness. Notes of black licorice, dark bread and a bit of smoke. The alcohol, just as in the aroma, is certainly there but not overbearing. There's also a significant amount of hop bitterness to accompany the roast bitterness.

M- Sharp from the hop/roast/booze combo. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- Just about what one expects from an Evil Twin imperial stout: brash, assertive, unforgiving, but quite tasty.

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Photo of xtonytx
3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Smconnor
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
3.96/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mantooth
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of gurumsd
4.43/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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 DMcGirr
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of stephensinner
4.28/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of bdiiorio
4.54/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Serving: 12 oz bottle poured into a 9 oz Libbey Embassy snifter.

Appearance: Near black dark brown with a short but substantial head of dark khaki foam; spotty lace.

Smell: Roasted grains, chocolate - Ovaltine.

Taste: Roasted malt, caramel, chocolate and coffee. Finishes with roast bitterness. Slight alcohol bite emerges with warming.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, almost sticky feel, and light to medium carbonation.

Overall: Drinkable stout with focus on roast and nice cocoa notes; unassuming ABV.

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Photo of bigmanlavos
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
3.95 out of 5 based on 799 ratings.
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