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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by brystmar on 05-08-2012

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4.28
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Photo of Dakota_Homebrew
4.03/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured in swifter.

L: Just as expected motor oil. Nice dark head. Not too big, but stayed long enough.
S: Dark fruit, a little smoke
T: Licorice, black cherry, dark dark chocolate, chewy, char, dark fruits, . Extremely heavy and a little hot. People say sweet and sugary but I didn't get too much.
F: Like I said a little hot and chewy. A small sipper beer. I couldn't take a big sip if I tried.
O: Haven't had a stout in awhile. It reminded me why I tend to love the darker beers. The beer took awhile to finish but that is more a positive than negative. Rich and dark. Lots of different flavors. A little hot for my liking, but overall a great beer.

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Photo of Karnivool1
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Darkest and thickest stout I've had. This literally pours like motor oil. Get a burnt taste right off the bat, then small licorice and then roasted taste, dark chocolate with smokey and sugary flavors following. Glad this is sold in cans now, although it was a little tough to finish 16 oz solo. Real good stuff though.

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Photo of beerman207
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

It's been a while since I've reviewed an imperial stout. Decided this would be a good one to get started with again.

L: Dark, black like death in the glass. Two or three fingers of dark tan foam fills the glass immediately. Little to no lacing but this thing just looks amazing. Pours out of the can like motor oil

S: Chocolate, molasses, dark fruit, maybe some licorice, some smoke

T: First flavor is burnt malt then some vanilla and even a little fig. Hardly any booze in the taste of this and it's 12% so nice job masking.

F: Perfect - Not too thick but a little chewy. Also has a medium carbonation in the balance.

O: This beer is fantastic and rivals some of the best Imperial Stouts I've had. Highly recommended.

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Photo of FFreak
3.56/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Used motor oil black with no head and obviously viscous as heck. Aromas of dark chocolate and molasses. Taste is at first delicious but quickly becomes overly sweet. Mouth feel is Full-bodied, uncarbonated, cloying. Overall, if I only had a 2-4 oz pour of this, I'd probably love it, but trying to kill a bomber or even a full pour would be impossible for me due to the sweetness and weight of this beer. Unfortunately, 3/4 of it went down the drain.

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Photo of Jeffsta1
3.71/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours like a black hole leaking 20W-50 motor oil. It's blacker than black, Spinal Tap black. Head starts medium brown and lightens a bit as it settles. Very fine lace. If a beer could look intimidating, surely it's this. This beer looks like what you serve when Henry Rollins or Chuck Norris comes by, and you don't want him to think you're a wimp.

Smells like malt, cocoa, licorice. So far it seems a lot like Ten Fidy. Which, of course, is high praise. Maybe this could be subtitled "twelve-nuthin."

Taste is sweet, intense, licorice, molasses, hints of honey or corn syrup, more licorice. Damn, it's just a bit too sweet for me to actually enjoy. Pushed it just a bit too far. But, for me, no.

Mouthfeel is rich, awesome. Perfect carbonation, fine, not overdone.

Long finish, perfectly consistent, actually rather subtle considering the rest of the beer.

There's some good stuff in here, but it's just too damned sweet. I tried to like it, tried to convince myself, but no: A few sips and it goes in the sink.

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Photo of MusicBeer_1961
4.85/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Honestly, if you like Imperial Stouts, this brew is in the world class arena. I've drank a ton of excellent imperial stouts.. NONE were more intense, thick, chewy and substansial than this one.. Amazing fudge, char, coffee and a perfect bit of sugary sweetness. It's rare that malts were brewed so (nearly) perfectly..

Even More Jesus is World Class.. And then some.. Magnificent!...

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Photo of ThisWangsChung
4.27/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch fuckin' black color. The head is a finger high and dark tan in shade. Retention is fabulous, aided by the dense, creamy texture. It leaves almost a solid wall of lacing on the glass, too.

This smells like roasted heaven. The first whiff of the aroma leads to a ton of dark chocolate, but the roasted malts build as this opens up. There are additional touches of piny hops, smoke, espresso, and really dark caramel. I think some stone fruit esters would send this excellent aroma way over the top, but it smells killer regardless.

The taste of the beer opens up with plenty of smoke. Dark chocolate and heavily caramelized sugar rounds out the middle, leading to an espresso-laden crescendo. Hops also close the palate fairly assertively, blending very well with the umami and roast flavors. This seems to feature a few shouty yet balanced notes, with additional subtleties lying in the background. All in all, a textbook example of a Scandinavian-style imperial stout.

My mind boggles how such a thick, creamy beer can be so agile on the palate. The hops and roasted malts are earning their keep when it comes to this stout's texture. Carbonation is fairly gentle, being obscured by the fullness.

This shit's like Storm King on steroids. Of course, it's still remarkably easygoing for its gravity - to the point of being dangerous, in fact! Now that this is in cans - and somewhat reasonably priced - this will become a go-to for me in the future.

4.27/5: Well, it's not quite as good as Jesus...but it isn't far off, either

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Photo of Mar02x
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A thick chocolate velvet ness that sticks on ones palate like glue op paper. With just a touch of smokey-ness to make it interesting. Man what a brilliant beer and that without any barrel aging.

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Photo of beercam
4.82/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Somehow even more jesus from evil twin - Big fan of this here guys. Read up;

L: Beautiful can. Has me believing. What year is this?? Upon a confident pour, the head was a raging, dark, deep, turbulent brown universe, settling eventually into a noble fizzy halo round the glass for the entirety of the drink. Fucking nice, if you’ll pardonnez le frenche. The strangest, faintest lacings left on high. Liquid is jet black.
S: Mocha. I smell mocha. I also smell charcoal, a sort of char, woodsmoke. Definitely alcohol. I’m interested.
T: Liquid leather. A deep, creeping fruit emerges in and after the sip. But before this, at the front of the sip, is baker's chocolate, a railroad sort of metallic taste, an presence of the finest fresh-roasted coffee beans, and a sooty active carbonation, all kick off the flavors in a very heavy, wet, nimble way. More to come on that later. After a time, literally strawberries emerge. Mango. Guava, a very distant, exotic hop. In the end come up again rustic, smokey tones that play out slowly. Lingers exquisitely. Starts like the spark of a match, rides like the flame of a candle, then sets like the sun. FINE AS WINE. Haha, finer! A true stout.
F: F: Its viscosity is over-hyped! Just saying what I feel about what I got. Seen thicker from such breweries as OB’s, SA’s, even san diego’s Stone! But stop right there, and please allow me to say that this thing’s viscosity is very high. It is thick, frothy, oily. It’s about level with perhaps St George’s Cavatica in terms of thickness and some other ways. Its mouthfeel is an absolute smorgasbord, with smooth, ashy, oil-slicky, nearly lager-y exhibition. In this respect, it has a sort of expanding feel on the mouth, it feels like a marshmellow! I know, it’s a lot to sip on, but its after-effects feel especially amazing; just don’t underestimate the excellent post-sip experience on the palate!

O: Evil Twin is up to some sssssshhhthtufffff here… this one, to me, proved it. What are you up to, my evil twin…

Take care and keep enjoying, cherishing, drinking, and livin’. Thanks for reading! And be sure to check back soon.

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Photo of pants678
4.02/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Black with a brown head.

Marshmallow and malt.

Notable sting on the finish. Marshmallow and something like 90% cocoa chocolate. Super bitter/sandy/dirty, a tad dry, a real superlative treat. The real knock is the zero in the sweetness department.

One of the most viscous beers can remember. Edging on too thick, really.

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Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 fl oz. can, Batch #004 printed on the bottom of the can. Finally getting around to reviewing this one from Evil Twin; acquired a single can from the local beer shop.

Poured to a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a thick dense oily black liquid - one of the thickest, blackest beers I've ever seen poured from a can. Conjures about a finger of extremely dark dark dark mocha brown head that lingers as a nice surface skimming, and leaves minor spotty lacing.

S - A mostly smooth, creamy aroma. Notes of dark barley roast, chocolate, vanilla, cream, subtle yeasty "beer" type smell.

T - Taste follows the nose: smooth, dark, rich, roasty, & creamy. Notes of dark burnt barley roast, coffee beans, notes of char, smoke, chocolate, & leather. Subtle notes of sweetened dark fruits do appear - cherries, figs.

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Photo of argock
4.19/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 16 oz tallboy can into a clear glass tulip. Batch #003 stamped on the bottom of the can.

A: Black with 2-finger chocolate cake batter head with good retention but kind of disappointing lacing.

S: Burnt caramel, roasted dark coffee, prune and raisin, and smoke with some lingering licorice.

T: Flavor is intense as hell with huge roast and dark chocolate and smoky coffee flavors followed by a huge bitterness. There is a lot of licorice in the finish which I don't care for but a lot of people will like. Some accents of vanilla and medium caramel throughout as well. Too smoky and bitter with too much licorice for my taste but I can see how a lot of folks will like this brew.

M: Full and then some with a tacky and sticky coating feel.

O: Intense to 11 with no holds barred for sure.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.68/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Absolutely delicious beer. It pours thick and black with a brown head that was three fingers with an aggressive pour. The aroma is full of scents that bust you right in the nose like molasses, coffee, cocoa, bitter dark chocolate, vanilla and licorice. The taste is similar to the smell with molasses, licorice, bitter chocolate and charred malt. It is sweet but balanced with the bitter chocolate char and molasses. Nice thick and creamy mouthfeel with a nice level of carbonation. Really fantastic beer.

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Photo of johnnyd10vt
3.81/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Blacker than night. No light whatsoever passes through this beer. Even the smoke head is such a dark brown it is almost black too. To my nose the smell is tanned leather (and alcohol). The high ABV makes for an incredibly complex and strong flavor, sweetness, leather, dried fruit (and alcohol). It's a fine offering, although at this ABV I'd prefer a Prairie Bomb!

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Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The bitter / dry / savory aspect of this that many cite as a critique is exactly why I love it. All the thick chewiness of much sweeter stouts but with the added complexity of tasting leathery, very slightly smoky and meaty, rich dark chocolate, molasses, charred grain, tobacco, deeply chocolatey ... like chewing on chocolate covered espresso beans at times.

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.36/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

16oz can, no date, batch #4. Pours jet black with a larger sized dark brown head which lasts a while; some lacing. Smells of roasted malt, earthy hops, molasses, char, cocoa, and light coffee. The taste follows with mostly roasted malt, molasses, and char with some hops, cocoa, coffee, and some dark fruit. Moderate bitterness, dryness, and sweetness. Alcohol is completely hidden. Above average body and average carbonation. Overall, it's a heavy hitting IS packed with lots of roasted flavor and complexity. Good balance, but more on the bitter/dry spectrum.

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Photo of BFCarr
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a big beer with aggressive and complex tastes. Coffee is dominate but there's also a lasting sweetness. Dark fruit is detectable, but just a touch.
Pours black with a 0.5" brown head. Smell is roasted coffee. Mouthfeel is excellent. A must try if you like Imperial Stout.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow what an intense beer such deep darkness with what you expect in an imperial stout with perfect foamy mocha goodness. Smell is excellent mixes of liquid smoke, cocoa powder and coffee roasts throughout. Love the taste its not over the top sweet but it is just enough to cut through the high ABV. Smokey good, Cocoa powder and milk chocolates with just the right amount of coffee twang and dark chocolate. Goes down ow so smooth especially if you let it warm for 5-10 minutes. Another great beer which I will have to buy a couple along with the imperial biscotti break.

Bonus points for ponders of this high octane Goliath for a very reasonable cost!

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Photo of pezhead_79
4.44/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I have yet to find a bad stout from Evil Twin. This is a little hot out of the gate, and just keep warming as you drink. I'm overjoyed that they are selling their beers in cans now.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours super dark, like used motor oil. The head is dark golden-brown, 1-1/2 fingers thick, and it lingers to the bottom of the glass with amazing lacing. Already, I know I'm dealing with a serious imperial stout.

S: A lot of aromas going on here, including burnt toast, aged dark rum, vanilla, and orange.

T: A lot of malty sweetness. A whole lot. Cloying, even. Acrid, burnt grain. Dark fruits, including dates and raisins. Vanilla. Rum. And just a hint of citrus.

M: Smooth, creamy, and with just enough carbonation. Booziness is pretty mild for such a high ABV beer.

O: It's a malt-bomb, which is the only strike against it in my book (I like some malt sweetness, but this one was a bit cloying). If that were toned down a notch, it would be the perfect imperial stout. I'm definitely going to buy another can (or 4) the next time I'm at the local beer shop.

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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.42/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a two finger da k brown head.
Smells of chocolate, booze and smoke.
Taste follows the nose. The smoke is kind of a suprise. A nice hop bite with this, and the burn continues after going down. What a big beer!
Very thick mouthfeel.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.29/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Batch 003. Pours dark as Satan's heart. World class head volume, lacing and retention.

Quite outstanding rich nose of molasses, caramel, dark fruits (plum, raisin), light roast and even lighter char and chocolate.

Rich heavy full body that is very creamy and coats the tongue. World class carbonation / body balance that opens the complex flavors up. The middle is nicely effervescent and the finish hits just the right mark of prickliness.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding and more complex than the nose. Had the alcohol remained completely covered, it would be world class. Char and roast lead with tobacco and leather lurking underneath. These add notes of coffee as the middle approaches. The middle is a rich sweet explosion of caramel and molasses that is balanced by a moderate bitterness derived from both roast and herbal hops. As the bitterness ebbs, plum and raisin arrive over bakers chocolate. The finish begins as a slow fade of mostly caramel but here alcohol comes uncovered...both in flavor and astringency. This astringency leaves a bit of heat and implied dryness. The lingering finish is that of astringent alcohol and prune.

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Photo of WunderLlama
4.49/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Can poured into a pint glass

Pours a Dark brown liquid but is pitch black. Giant brown foam head, settles to a dense, solid three finger foam cap. Good lacings.

Aroma of chocolate , roast coffee, dark fruits, and a whiff of peppery spice

Taste is delicious. Smooth choclate, hint of coffee

Can taste the alcohol, but it is smooth. Roast coffee taste lingers in the back of the tongue.

Great stout, repeatable

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.9/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Can from ABV. Batch 003.

A jet black pour with a dense, dark brown head, this looks great. The nose hits all the notes you'd want from an imperial stout. Thick, roasty with coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, cream and milk. Hops are minimal here. The brown sugar sweetness is quite a bit more noticeable than some of the other, more bitter RIS's. The palate opens with a big sweetness and roastiness, grainy, bitter with a coffee grounds flavor present. This is followed a blend of sweet flavors - raw brown sugar, buckwheat honey, creamy, milky coffee, a touch of vanilla and some licorice. Full in body, softly carbonated, this beer has a long, sweet finish with dark caramel, honey and some coffee bitterness. Solid stuff

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Photo of Mongrel
4.15/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Looks like liquid sex. Straight up old motor oil that somehow manages a velvety mocha head with excellent retention.

Unfortunately doesn't really smell like much. Maybe some licorice and sweet roasted malt.

Flavor-wise, this is one gnarly, burly brew. Like Ten Fidy with more of a dark fruit presence. Tons of char and strong bitterness. Reminiscent of campfire coals up front, but redeemed by a mildly sweeter, fruitier, almost syrupy mid-palate. Smoke and burnt marshmallow continues to envelop the whole flavor profile. Opens up towards the end to include some apple, grape and licorice.

Overall, a big ballsy stout that's not for the faint of heart. That's said, the bold flavors come together really well after a while.

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