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
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164
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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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Photo of ChrisCage
4.61/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Love the name of this one....very original! The beer itself pours a rich motor oil brown/black color and it looks thick initially....there are some bronze hues when held up against the light....quite nice! The head on this one is a mocha coffee color and looks velvety upon inspection....it retains well and is rather dense in nature! Lacing is modest, with most of the foam sinking back into the brew rather quickly...above average overall!

S- Upon the first whiff, it is rich, deep and robust in aromas! Black French roast coffee, dark, heavily roasted malt that has hints of nutty sweetness blended into it, and along with this, there is some bakers chocolate and black cherrry....almost like black forest cake...with some boozeiness, and the finish is Earthy, balanced and surprisingly clean!

T- Semi Sweet dark chocolate with dark chocolate covered cordial cherry booziness and sweetness. Heavy black forest cake and dark ripe black cherry fruits....this is some of the best balanced beer that I've ever had! Deep French Roast coffee brewed with fresh vanilla pod is noted, creamy yeast, and a smooth nuttiness! Awesome!

M/O- Velvety smooooooth creaminess and solid medium-full body, this is simply gorgeous beer to drink! I cannot believe how well hidden the alcohol is in this one....it is impressive and a very highly drinkable stout!!! The best before date on the label suggested that this was to be enjoyed no later than 2015....it is 4 months into 2016 and I'm telling you, this is a proper vintage date....enjoy with black forest cake or cheesecake!......I would love to acquire more of this and have to give full marks to EvilTwin! Superb!!

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Photo of leitmotif
4.18/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm enjoying this in a hotel room. Pitch black with mocha head. Sweet malt, roasted coffee and milk are straight forward in the nose. Hints of cocoa and some dark fruits follow. The taste is rich, heavy. Coffee and lactose. Plums, figs and raisins. Nice milky finish. Awesome dark chocolate aftertaste with some warm alcohol feel. Just a bit of harsh feel from the hops make this not so easy to drink.

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

Photo of SaxmanRick
4.33/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kenai4
4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Picked this up a while back at the Whole Foods on Houston St in New York City. I had to buy a beer with "New York" as part of the name and thankfully, this was just as playful on the inside as well. Amazingly smooth for a Stout of this type while not being boozy or heavy at the same time. This ended up being a good choice for a raw day such as this one!

Nice pour to this with a dark raisin hue, a moderate light brown head, and just a few rings of lacing around the top of my pint glass. Much thinner than I thought it would be as the liquid flew out of the bottle upon pouring. Coffee, molasses, and dark fruit in the nose with lots of the former in the taste. Some vanilla bean came out in the aftertaste and only a hint of booze could be felt here once the sips went down, along with a trace amount of warming. Not full and not very hoppy, this was a Stout that felt like it was full or dark and/or chocolate malt that hardly came across as being roasted.

I could feel a bit tipsy once I finished off this bottle but aside from that, this was a Stout that begged for another as a chaser. A nice dark pie or figgy pudding would go great with this but if no food was available, this would still be a find dessert beer by itself. The flavors were enjoyable to the point that the light carbonation was a perfect complement, not having to scrub them away. A smooth take on this style worthy of another as a chaser!

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Photo of gonzo000
3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

The beer looks beautiful. Pores a nice dark black color that you cannot see through with a two finger old gold head. The smell is almost all malt. It is not very complex on the nose. The taste is good not great but the very end of the finish taste like a chocolate chip cookie. It might even be the aftertaste. The fact that this cooked chocolate chip cookie taste lingers in my mouth pushed the taste to excellent. The field is OK but overall it's a very good to excellent beer.

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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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