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

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3.95/5
Very Good
806 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:
#5,307
Reviews:
181
Ratings:
806
pDev:
10.13%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
164
Trade:
4
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Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of q33jeff
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

**
12/12/2015
On tap at Max's. Fells point.
Aroma is Dark fruit. Dark malt.
Look is Dark black, medium head.
Taste is raisin, plum , pomegranate, dark chocolate coffee.
Feel is very full bodied.
Very nice."

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Photo of chinchill
3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a Belgian snifter.
This is a mediocre looking RIS with a mediocre aroma.
The flavor and smooth mouthfeel are, however, well above mediocre. There's a sweet, boozy aroma from the near black, opaque body that's unimpaired by a head, there being only a ring moments after the pour. Full body with light carbonation. The flavor though, is rich, moderately complex and well balanced. Partially hidden high ABV.

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Photo of Stoutmeister
4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Songminx2
3.43/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of madelf66
4.17/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of avalon07
3.83/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a small amount of foamy, tan-colored head that lasted a below average amount of time. No real lacing to speak of.

S: Smelled of a lot of dark fruit, malt, and some coffee.

T: Tasted of a small amount of coffee, light chocolate notes, roasted malt, dark fruit (plums?), molasses, grassy hops, vanilla, and some caramel. A solid enough flavor, but not as aggressive as it should be, given the style. Could have used a bit more coffee and chocolate. Still, a good flavor.

F: An average amount of carbonation with a silky finish. Medium- to full-bodied.

O: This isn't the greatest stout I've ever tried, but it is definitely drinkable. Worth a look.

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

Photo of Hayley_86
4.25/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Birdlegs
3.9/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of jcubz
4.26/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PerfecTool
3.78/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

12 ounce bottle into a snifter.

Pours a very dark brown, a little ruby around the edges, opaque, with a small head and some lacing. Smell brings roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, a little molasses, a touch of smoke. Taste leads with the malt- not as roasty as the nose, chocolate- more than the nose, vanilla, some coffee, a little molasses. A slight hop bitterness throughout. Smooth, fairly full bodied, a little creamy, the taste lingers.

Kind of a different Imperial Stout from Evil Twin, very enjoyable and drinkable. Lots of vanilla, even if it doesn't lead. And, the 4 pack makes it seem like an everyday kind of stout! Seriously, this is well worth a purchase.

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

Photo of Cramshawbar
4.5/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Not as good as Peche Mortel but man, this is a great beer. And potent!
One of the best stouts you'd ever want to try. The coffee element is strong with this one.
No head to speak of, low carbonation.

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

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of briancathy
4.11/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Zanico
3.99/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Nyrangersgrrl
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ambruns1979
3.82/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjdevel
4.82/5  rDev +22%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Look:
This brew is very flat when pouring out of a 12 ounce bottle. There was barely a “piff” sound when I opened it, but it is possible that there was an issue with the seal on this one. There was some dried gunk under the rim and some downward almost as if it had a slow leak/boil over at one time, and later resealed. I poured a bit roughly to over-compensate and only ended up with a foam ring. The date on the bottle was 8-29-2013. This beer is VERY VERY DARK. No light will ever penetrate this one. The foam ring is a dark khaki color and some lacing is evident.

Smell:
Quite aromatic! First are smells of chocolate, coffee, toffee, and tobacco. Some fruity scents also swirl around (cherry, mango). Also a slight charred oak/smoky smell.

Taste:
A slight hop bitterness at first, and then the waterfall of flavors begin (not a little trickle of flavors here, but like opening the flood gates!). AWESOME beer! A blast of caramelly sweetness pours in first, followed by chocolate, coffee, toffee, tobacco, nuttiness, charred wood, etc.… -you name it, the flavor is bound to be in there. Every rich and dark dessert thrown into a blender. There are fruity hints as well in the flavor. When all else fades, you are left with a nice comforting campfire and s’mores taste left in your mouth!

Feel:
Thick and chewy. Full bodied but not very fizzy: expected low carbonation for the style. Slick and oily on the tongue.

Overall:
Great, super, and awesome. My first EVIL TWIN beer and very impressed.

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Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.95 out of 5 with 806 ratings
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