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
82.2%
Liked This Beer
3.95 w/ 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:
#4,956
Reviews:
180
Ratings:
803
Liked:
660
Avg:
3.95/5
pDev:
10.38%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
162
Trade:
4
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Ratings: 803 |  Reviews: 180
Photo of Warren2621
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of OGdirty
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Ohiovania
4.31/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Eziel
4.35/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brandoman63
4/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of teamchevymxer
3.89/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nugganooch
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle into my Sierra Nevada balloon Leitich glass
Notes taken on 12/18/2014

A: Dark coffee black and semi thick on the pour. Totally opaque with some more brownish tones around the glass edge. A dense two finger deep dark khaki head develops over head. Nice ample stay power to this one with some mild dotting and swaths of lace left sticking to the glass.

S: Deep and earthy with dark roasted malts and some fresh ground coffee beans. Very earthy and green with a dash of ashy char to it. I get some lesser notes of licorice and molasses with brown sugar, carob, and chicory root. Mild alcohol presence. Lots of roast character to this one and plenty of malt sweetness to go with.

T: Big coffee roast in the flavor. Highly kilned malts and darkened cereals manifest further flavors of chocolate crème, black strap molasses, and licorice, with some scorched sugars giving off a smoky char towards the finish. The beer has a higher level of an earthy drying bitterness and all things considered the alcohol is well managed here. Pretty swell brew. Not terribly complex for an Evil Twin dark ale.

M: Moderately heavy and full bodied on the palate. Nice creamy consistent texture. Very sleek feeling with a bit of constricting bitterness and a much dryer finish to it.

D: Another nicely roasted sipper of a stout from evil Twin. Not quite as in depth as some of their other brews. I enjoyed the Love You much more than this one. Still pretty nice to quaff on for a bit.

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Photo of ejmw
3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Johnroby
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Bottled in 2014.

A- The 12oz bottle pours a beer into my teku with a midnight black body and super dark mocha cap rising to over two fingers high. Good head retention as it has a thick, creamy texture and drops thin but large sheets of lace.

S- Dark chocolate, charred roasted grains and a fairly strong yeast presence make up the main components to this aroma; rather hoppy I must add. Burnt barley, bitter cocoa, espresso beans, slight smoke, earthy citrus hops and heavily caramelized sugars come to mind.

T- The heavily roasted grains and an noticeable sweetness run the show and gain strength compared to the other things I found in the aroma. A heavy dose of charred barley, caramel and molasses sweetness, dark cocoa powder and coffee are followed by earthy hops, smoked grain, dark fruit like raisin and cherry, ash, licorice and some alcohol.

MF- Medium or just a shade towards thick bodied with a luscious, creamy consistency. Carbonation is right down the middle for the style and warm dark bitterness lingers long after finishing each sip.

I have only sampled this once before and both times I got a solid stout experience out of it. It drinks like 10% but in a good way as the warmth compliments the massive cocoa and bitter roasty flavors. Seems like many have gotten bad bottles but this was anything but that.

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Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tb4475
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Erik1121
4.53/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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

Look 7/10
Smell 16/20
Taste 36/40
Feel 8/10
Drinkability 18/20

Overall 85/100

Summery: Just ok, a let down considering I usually LOVE 'Evil Twins' Stouts~

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Photo of SierraJosh
3.61/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of atrocity
3.71/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dutesanch
3.59/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of dhank
4.24/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MissSmisje
4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
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.

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Photo of bgold86
4.58/5  rDev +15.9%
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.

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Photo of azkkr
4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nodder
4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle

A- Black with a one finger tan head. Thin rings of lacing on the glass. A pretty beer.

S- Coffee, dark chocolate, black licorice, prunes. Very "roasty"

T- Burnt coffee, heavily roasted malts, dark fruits, dark chocolate. So much going on. Not a timid beer.

M- Full body with average carbonation. Thick and creamy but quite bitter. No missing the alcohol on this one.

O- I like it. Would only want it once or twice a year as its very "in your face". Still, its worth the effort.

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Photo of benzalman
3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AMCimpi
3.98/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of bmjivi221
4.55/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 82.2% out of 100 with 803 ratings
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