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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Reviews: 355 | Ratings: 1,874
Photo of MikeWard
3.84/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

part of a 5oz flight at Champs in Altoona yesterday.

looks pretty evil. black, black, with a coffee with cream head. good lacing.

Aroma is predominantly of dried fruits and molasses. it is also very apparent that this is a high abv beer.

taste is a battle between molasses, alcohol, and dried fruit. molasses and alcohol win out over dried fruits. I would have preferred it the other way around.

close to full on the mouth, booze on the finish. Wondered for a while if this was the Maple Syrup BBA version, but not according to the description. I had the same issue with another Evil Twin beer.

Overall, not unpleasant, and the dried fruit was appreciated. The alcohol less so.

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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, oily appearance. Modest tan head.
Chocolate and coffee aroma. Tobacco.
Great taste. Bittersweet chocolate, espresso. Nice char.
Big-bodied. Dry.
Nice beer.

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Photo of HorseheadsHopHead
4.74/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L: Black as tar and used motor oil. In the glass, it has a HUGE brown head, with excellent retention and lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, espresso, tobacco, beef broth, soy sauce, caramel, earth, burnt toast.

T: Massive dark chocolate, espresso bean, cacao nib, and burnt toast; huge roasted bitterness, mixed with caramel/chocolate sweetness, and meaty/savory brothiness. A bit of vanilla as well. A huge mix of roast and chocolate flavors with umami, bitterness, and sweetness.

F: Full-bodied, pretty well-carbonated, smooth and oozing. Not super chewy or milkshake-like, but definitely full-bodied and creamy.

O: A top-tier imperial stout. World-class. Stands head to toe with Founders Imperial Stout and Ten Fidy. Amazing.

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Photo of flaskman
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured dark brown/black into an IPA glass with a nice deep head and good lacing. Smells sweet. It tastes like roasted malt, brown sugar and molasses. Very well balanced for such a strong beer. The mouth feel is thick and at times is sticky on the lips. Tastes great on the front and the back end. A very good stout. It's on sale at 9.99 a 4 pack. I will go buy 8 more cans tomorrow and put them away for the fall.

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Photo of Bruno74200
4.61/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

L - Motor oil pours from a pint can, nice beige head

S - Good complexity, cocoa, coffee, almost vinous, earthy notes, a bit boozy, almond

T - Balanced all along, follow the smell with a light acidity. Nice bitterness. Semi-dry.

M - Chewy, melted marshmallow, astringent. Great, great mouthfeel

O - A BIG but balanced beer. I really love its astringent roasted character. Reminds me of Noa Pecan Mud Cake but how I'd have liked it. Glad I've got an other can.

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Photo of Sabtos
4.29/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Dark black with a thin brown edge and a thick, creamy mocha head that recedes slowly.

Smell is chocolate fudge even from afar, with a little charred wood and potent molasses, as well as a hint of toasted coconut.

Taste is that strong molasses up front and heavy roasted dark malt following after, nearing hickory charred wood or even bacon but not quite. Deep dark chocolate swirls into the mix, with raisins, in this exceedingly full bodied, nicely rounded and frothy brew that is also tangy and crisp but with a thick fizz.

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Photo of MaximalC
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours like motor oil with a finger of fine, mocha foam on top. Mild aroma suggests dark chocolate, brown sugar, dates, molasses, prunes, and a hint of booze.

The taste features a hefty slap of booze and earthy hops up front, followed by a crescendo of brown sugar, molasses, and roasted malt. The initial onslaught subjugates the sweetness to such an extent that it's difficult to decipher cold. Warming reveals maple syrup and undertones of dark fruit. One thing's for sure--the flavor is BIG. The body is equally massive, with a viscous, sticky mouthfeel.

Overall, this is an unabashedly bold stout that pulls no punches. A slow sipper to be sure, and perhaps even a bit more than the uninitiated are prepared for.

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Photo of bibo_ergo_sum
4.19/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Completely opaque deep, deep near-black brown. Waves of booze hit you between whiffs of mocha, espresso, burnt caramal. Taste is not much different although more muddled. Definitely more vanilla in the mouth than on the nose. Finish? there is no finish, this beer sticks in your mouth forever.

Nota Bene: I was overly ambitious and tried to drink a whole bottle by myself. I got pretty drunk. The effects of alcohol probably elide the true complexity of this beer.

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Photo of Dankacheese
4.42/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

One of my all time favorite non- barrel aged stouts. Perfection in what I'm after. Tan head, deep toasty hazelnuts and hop bitterness. Caramel malty deliciousness. One of the best base stouts to pour in a barrel!

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Photo of Cylinsier
4.43/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint can

Pours jet opaque black, tan film for a head retains well. Eventually dissipates to a bit of lacing.

Aroma is of leather, tobacco, caramel, coffee, walnut and toast.

Flavor is rich, caramel, tobacco, toffee, chocolate, walnut, hints of maple syrup and vanilla, mesquite and wood bitterness.

Full viscous body, stinging carbonation on the tongue and booze warmth going down.

Phenomenally​ good, drinks smooth but packs a punch. A definite slow slipper but a must try for imperial stout fans. There are better imperial stouts, but not many.

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Photo of chicagobeerguy
3.62/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

L: Dark black, slight mocha head, cool can

S: A sweet smelling beer of dark fruit, chocolate, nuts, grapes, almost a dark chocolate wine smell

T: A blend of the smell but slightly bitter after taste, taste is sweet and sour, like a cheap chinese restaurant

F: Body is smooth and what I would expect for a beer of this style and ABV

O: Overall I am dissapointed with this beer, I had heard great things but upon tasting it was left very underwhelmed and wondering what the hype was for. Its taste is very sweet and not in a good way. Wish I would have liked it but sorry to say this beer will not be bought again by me.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. Bottle

Poured into a goblet a very nice black color, pretty nice carbonation, with a very quick fizzy tan head, which leaves a very nice medium size island, and some very minimal sticky lacing. The nose is malty, lots of chocolate/toffee notes, some vanilla. The taste is very nice malty, very nice chocolate/toffee notes, kinda roasty, slight vanilla, there is a nice sweetness about it. Full body, ABV hidden pretty well, a pretty complex brew. Overall, this is a very tasty brew.

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Photo of rmpic82
3.96/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Inky black, dense pour from a can. Drinks like its peers...nothing necessarily out of the ordinary here. A light coffee edge and some roundness to make it a satisfying, but not overwhelmingly tasty, beer.

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Photo of RabbleRouserRye
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 4-pack of 16 oz. cans at Whole Foods while over in Georgia.

Look: Black as the oil in my car when I was in HS and waited 20,000 miles to change it. Small, medium/dark-brown head.

Smell: Heavy dark malts, booze, dark chocolate aroma

Taste: Flavor packed. Immediately grabs hold of your taste buds and assaults them with a wonderful flavor. Sweet and savory

Feel: Very thick and syrupy, low carbonation, sticky residue.

Overall: Fantastic, a world-class imperial stout for sure.

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Photo of Spoild
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Canned date unknown.
Reviewed 3/22/17.
Poured into tulip glass.

A: Jet black in the glass, no light coming through. Somewhat vigorous pour generated 2+ fingers of a deep brown, mocha colored head. Dissipated in about two minutes to a film. Alcohol legs as expected for 12% ABV.

S: Subdued chocolate notes, lots of roasted malts.

T: Taste follows the nose. This is a chocolate stout. Maybe some molasses, but mostly chocolate and malt. There is a fleeting hint of slightly burnt coffee as well.

M: Low carbonation, thick body. Almost syrupy. As far as the alcohol, it is not hidden as well as it could be. It's not painful to drink by any means, but you do get it on the back of the tongue and in the throat.

O: Good imperial stout, but it is fairly one dimensional unless you count the alcohol presence.

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Photo of craigbelly
4.53/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my glass looking like motor oil. Everything about this beer is on point . I'm confused when I read the other reviews. It's wonderfully executed. I would have never guessed this one checked in at 12%.

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Photo of TreyIsWilson
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a midnight black with a thin tan head. Light soapy lacing.

S - Aroma is roasted malts, molasses and light coffee.

T - The taste is molasses, brown sugar, dark chocolate, roasted malts and black licorice.

M - Full bodied with low carbonation. Syrupy mouthfeel with a sticky finish.

O - This is a big rich Imperial Stout. The flavors are on the sweet side making this a nice after dinner sipper.

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Photo of CraftBeerRunner
4.88/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Really an excellent and very strong stout. Coffee, licorice, some sweetness, a viscous feeling beer. Bitterness after the sweet.

A: Thick, black, dense, brown head.
S: Boozy, bitter, coffee
T: Coffee, licorice, sweet dark caramel.
M: Viscous, not chewy but.. there.
O: Excellent pay attention. Potential to be religious experience when drunk at the right moment.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black and fudgey with the darkest tan head I've ever seen. Nice and foamy and laces well. Smells sweet and roasty with traces of bread and alcohol. Tastes of roasted malts and extra sweet black strap molasses. Feel is thick, oily, creamy, and coats the mouth between sips. Balanced and carbonation is hidden by its richness, and alcohol warmth is present. Overall, this is outstanding imperial stout, but for the price tag of one can, I can think of a few brews I'll reach for first. Cheers!

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Photo of Derek
4.2/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of tan head, but it dissipates. Shows some sticky leg.

Big boozy & roasted aroma. Taste is dark rum, licorice, black strap molasses, tobacco, bakers chocolate, coffee and a little soya sauce. Good bitterness, with plenty of warmth, without being too hot.

Fairly full body has a light residual sweetness, modest acidity and a drying alcohol finish.

This is a sipper, and a bomber is a bit much.

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Photo of fx20736
4.3/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought a 4 pack from AJ's Beer Warehouse on 02/23/17. Poured into a Duvel tulip at a cool temperature,

Look: Obsidian black, sandstone head, scant lacing.

Smell: Rich chocolate, hint of coffee.

Taste: dark chocolate, touch of licorice. Some fusel heat.

Feel: slippery, pleasing.

Overall: phenomenal, a top notch imperial stout,

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.79/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Black in color and impenetrable to light. There's a half inch of tightly compacted creamy brown head. The aroma is not too pervasive, but I'm getting dark roasted barley, a lightly smoky note, and chocolate. I'm tasting loads of dark roasted barley and some bitter piney hops at the back of the palate. The mouth is thick and viscous.

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Photo of Ltdsaint
4.4/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Picked this little jewel up at the shop for $4.99, big bang for my buck! This brew reminded me of an oil change as I poured it into my snifter and left a two finger head. Dark brown frothy crown for the head with good lacing, body is darker than the mines of Moria, impenetrable to light. First smell I find the high alcohol content, but a good amount of dark fruits, chocolate, and even a burnt wood scent. Something sweet is buried in there as well, I will call it molasses. The taste is very roasty and rich, coffee notes encompass the brew along with a slight burnt taste which is polished off with the sweet sensation of molasses. Not extremely boozy for a 12% abv stout, but decadent and smooth.

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Photo of tlema1
3.59/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

L: deep deep brown with a thin tan head
S: toasty, coffee, roasted malts
T: rich, sweet , boozy, toffee notes
F: way too hot for me, should have let this one age a few years
O: too hot for me to enjoy

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Photo of Zythophile
4.07/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle Date: none, but more than a year
Palate Contaminants: none

Color is very dark, with a reddish-brown meniscus. No head at all.

The smell is coffee and dried dark fruit, like prunes and figs – and they're thick if that's a thing for smells. Molasses, as well. Graham crackers as it warms up a bit.

The coffee isn't present in the taste, but the dried dark fruit flavors certainly are. I half expect to bite into an apocryphal wasp. (Note: The crunch y things in figs are seeds, not remnant wasp exoskeletons.) The molasses flavor takes on a scorched character, which reminds me of a high quality rum. The smokiness is at a good level. Finally, there's some rye flavor in the background.

The weight is just right, although I wish it had a little more carbonation. The aftertaste is that smoky rum flavor, and it's moderately strong.

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