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

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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

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Added by timtim on 12-06-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
801
Reviews:
180
Avg:
3.96
pDev:
10.35%
 
 
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35
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162
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Photo of JerzDevl2000
4.19/5  rDev +5.8%
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 -0.8%
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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Photo of mfnmbvp
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, Julian bottle date 232:15. Truncated review.

Poured to a Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale mini snifter.

A - Thick, dark, black pour. Quickly fading one finger of dark mocha head.

S - Dark chocolate malt / roastiness.

T - Taste is the same: dark chocolate, roasted malts / barley, notes of chocolate, cream, vanilla, anise, licorice.

M - Feel is smooth & creamy, but there is definitely brisk carbonation.

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Photo of akolb
4.23/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a thick black with a light coffee head.
The aroma has coffee, chocolate, pine, and cinnamon. Strong and enticing. Some hoppiness lightens things up.
The taste is bitter, with some malt, caramel, and dark roasts. Lingering alcohol burn. Earthy.
Thick, moderate-low carbonation.
A very nice beer. Perhaps not super unique, but very tasty and well done.

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

Photo of chefbigjon
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JackieKu
4.27/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle.

A: Opaque black. No foam.
S: Strong roasted aroma. Coffee.
T: Medium chocolate. Medium roasted coffee. Somewhat caramel flavor. Moderate sweetness. Medium bitterness.
M: Full body. Moderate carbonation.
O: Great sweet-bitter balance, chocolate character. Excellent Christmas beer.

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Photo of jaypaul522
4.55/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Pours pure black, with a generous head. The aroma is very pleasant, promising flavors of coffee, chocolate, and maybe nuttiness. While drinking, the first impression is how full bodied this brew is. The feels is very full bodied, with a very pleasant after-taste that finishes with a slight alcohol flavor. This is my 2nd most favorite beer, and I highly recommend it.

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Photo of Homebrew
3.84/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.86/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of bobv
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Johncnh
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Xenoreactive
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Deep black color. Little bit of retention with solid lacing that carries through. Nice inviting look.

Smell: Piney, earthy, ether-y, roasty with slight tinges of dessert flavors. Smells like your typical America RIS.

Taste: Leather, dirt, pine nuts, coffee roast, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Definitely reminds me of a hoppy RIS. Balanced between the sweetness, hoppiness and roasted malt. Quite tasty.

Feel: A little thick with low carbonation. Perfect balance as it is not sludge, yet not quite a soda.

Overall: Pure balance. Nothing too special, but definitely another solid stout from Evil Twin. Good work.

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Photo of BryantForestry
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of JOrtiz
4.09/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of agreenman19
4.04/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jeffsta1
3.93/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Beautiful deep black color, pale brown head, fine lace.

Clean, malty smell, with an odd, primal, funky bit at the end.

Taste is good, classic; malt, molasses. Only mildly bitter.

Mouthfeel is nice, rich. Carbonation is very light, fine. Unusual for me: I wouldn't mind a touch more.

Finish is moderately long, not intense, changes interestingly.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.1/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of clarknova
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of stephenlee
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zazzi82
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of do_ob
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz. bottle into a New Belgium snifter. Dark brown pour, and pitch black in the glass. Initially, a massive 3 finger head of foam resulted from a fairly aggressive pour. Bubbled down to a respectable lacing after a few minutes, khaki in color. Modest nose, but very nice. Baker's chocolate, plums, cinammon, ginger, roasted malt, and sweet, candied sugar. Upon tasting, I am met with a layered wall of caramel malt, roasted malt, bitter chocolate, sweet molasses, candied sugar, and roasty expresso. Noth really ground breaking here, just a very good imperial stout, while roasty, is a little on the sweet side. Good mouthfeel; not overly chewy, but still dense enough to maintain a high abv. Overall, a hair thin, but at this point, who's counting.

This is a good beer, no doubt. Perhaps not anything to write home about, if you're caught up in the hype cloud. I'd but this again anytime. Definitely a solid, well-balanced brew.

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.38/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a with the blackness and thickness of motor oil – 2fb of dark brown head with copious lacing – fair carbonation. Smells strongly of cocoa, French roast, leather. Tastes semis sweet cocoa and burnt malts forward with notes of caramel, tobacco, leather and a hint of wet burlap/earthy with transition to piney hops and balanced with a hoppy bit. Body is smooth and full bodied with just enough carbonation to add astringency and lift the malty sweetness. ABV well hidden.
Overall, this is a solid American style imperial stout – some smoky and leathery notes that made it particularly interesting. Aptly named – I could easily picture enjoying this from a NYC hotel on Xmas eve overlooking central park. . . another great beer from evil twin. . .

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Photo of Greasy
3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Evil Twin Christmas Eve At A New York City Hotel Room from Evil Twin Brewing
3.96 out of 5 based on 801 ratings.
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