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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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Photo of Drvitlkeyustolit80
4.38/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First had 1/14/17 at Adam's house. Great layers of flavor starting with roasted, chocolate malts and anise. Has a thick, almost chewy, molasses, or fudge like body.

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Photo of patre_tim
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Looks awesome coming out of the can, like oil gushing from a Texan well. Pitch black oil with 3 fingers of beige, orange tinged head.

Smells fruity and floral, like molasses and caramel and tar and black liquorice. A hint of alcohol as well.

Brown sugar, molasses, tobacco, tar and caramel, floral notes, as well as fruity notes. Alcohol is well hidden.

Thick and oily body, with moderate, slightly foamy carbonation.

Got in Albany, NY, and drinking it in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Really good brew, awesome name!!! All round amazing.

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

Rich cacao, dark chocolate, roasty, umami, bitter chocolate, dark fruit

Similar to Marshal Zhukov with the savory rich character. Almost a light smokiness as well

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Photo of HopsAreDaMan
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 OZ can; drank only a few weeks after it appeared on the shelves. This tasted a lot like North Coasts' Old Rasputin. Not bad, but I expected more out of a 12% ABV beer.

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Photo of ajm5108
2.4/5  rDev -43.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.25

Pours a thin, oily black with a very faint lacing. Aroma was very off for me - there is some distant roasted malt, bitter baker's chocolate and wet oak, but there is a raw astringent smell bordering on the dreaded nail polish though it doesn't quite reach that level, but it certainly throws it off. Taste is a little better - very heavy on bitter cacao notes with some dark malt & a tad of vanilla - but still has a bit of wet cardboard / wood flavor. Maybe it was just a bad batch cause I have had the aun mas a Jesus - same recipe brewed at a different location - and it was noticeably different. Not awful but floats around mediocrity at best.

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Photo of ZebulonXZogg
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours jet black from a can, big frothy head that lingers and then coats the glass with a dark brown film.
Aroma is roasted malts, cocoa, coffee.
Taste is dominated by heavily roasted flavors.
Thick, chewy, oily texture just coats the mouth.
This is one fabulous beer, highly recommended.

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Photo of Everydayoff
4.48/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

On-tap served in a snifter at Hair of the Dog, Bangkok.

Pitch black in color with very rich fluffy tan head with excellent retention, it just slowly dissipates to everlasting foamy layer covering the surface and leaves numerous intricate and sticky lacing patch all along. Gorgeous.

In a nose, milk chocolate, coffee, cocoa, licorice, some roasted with subtle astringency, vanilla, caramel, toffee, charred nut, brown sugar, a little smoke, dark bread, hint of dark fruits, cherry, and a little alcohol trail.

Boom, the palate instantly soaks with generous dose of sweet/milky/creamy chocolate, espresso, mocha, vanilla, toffee, caramel, nut, licorice, and brown sugar. It is quite sweet overall with a bit leverage by roasted and burnt profile as well as suggestion of dark fruits and cherry. Subtle sweet and warm alcohol at the end together with all those chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt flavors persistently rolling in.

Full body, rich, with silky smooth mouthfeel and rather low carbonation but it is crisp enough to carry all the things well inside the palate, very dry finish.

Bold, rich, complex and very tasty chocolate/coffee Stout with complicated notes of dark fruits and cherry to get it more exciting.

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Photo of far333
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep brown with a chocolate brown head that rises up a half inch high and settles out slowly to a frothy cap. Low aroma of cocoa and marshmallow, a hint of coffee. Rich flavor of darkly roasted malt, a little ashy, mix of cocoa and espresso, some cola, and a hint of leather. Very rich and complex. Full and rich mouthfeel, finishes a bit tannic. Really good beer.

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Photo of ManapuaMan
4.02/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle stored appropriately in the cellar for ~8 months. Dark black pour with a brown-corduroy-pants colored head that lasts. Aroma is charcoal, fudge, roasted malt. Taste is roasted malt, cherries, dark roast coffee grounds, charcoal and bitter chocolate. Thick and sweet and heavy on the palate. Huge beer in every way.

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Photo of BucannonXC5
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Type: 6-oz. draft (listed as 6, more like 8)
Glass: Clear snifter
From: Pub 365 at Tuscany Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Price: $8.00
Purchased: Dec. 15, 2016
Consumed: Dec. 15, 2016
Reviewed as: American Double / Imperial Stout
Misc.: N/A

Went to this place with the intention of trying and reviewing two barrel-aged stouts. This was after eight 4-oz. tasters each at Craft Haus and Bad Beat. Decided on Even More Jesus and Bomb! over a Russian Imperial Stout from Joseph James. Did not know anything about this beer beforehand. Phone had died, so was doing this review on chicken scratch on basically a napkin. Also was a rushed review.

Poured a pitch black color with 2-to-3 fingers of frothy tan head when I got it. World-class layered lacing. Almost perfect retention. (Sight - 4.50)

Smelled mocha, chocolate milk, espresso, toffee, caramel, pecan and hazelnut. (Smell - 4.25)

Tasted mocha, espresso, milk chocolate, toffee, caramel, cocoa, pecan, maple walnut and hazelnut. (Taste - 4.00)

Medium body. Creamy texture. Soft carbonation. Long, smooth finish. (Feel - 4.50)

This was a very good imperial stout. Would love to try it again. (Overall - 4.25)

4.19 | 93 | A-

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Photo of snaotheus
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can served in a tulip.Batch #004 17:59 is printed on the bottom of the can.

Pours black with a surprisingly dark head. Head is creamy and thick and fades slowly. Carbonation exists, but it's fine and slow. Smell is dark cherries, a little smoke, chocolate.

Taste is bright cherry up front, then super bitter roast coffee.

Mouthfeel is super thick, very satisfying. Overall, excellent beer.

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Photo of 911CROFT
4.3/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

473ml (US Pint) can into a Spiegleau Stout glass. Paid £5.50 for a single.

Pours a completely opaque, pitch-black, viscous oily body that remains unchanged when held to the light. A three-finger in height, rocky, dark-tan coloured head with excellent retention slowly reduces to a patchy film and collar, leaving behind small amounts of sticky soapy lace.

An incredibly rich and intense combination of heavily roasted dark malts, bittersweet baking chocolate and dry, earthy powdered cocoa comprise the majority of the nose upfront. Underneath, subtle hints of sticky dark fruit, cherry, liquorice, and vaguely woody impressions are perceptible to a lesser extent, while fresh-ground espresso and a brandy-like alcohol become apparent towards the finish. Taste follows suit, managing to eclipse the nose in intensity and complexity of flavour. Big, bold, dark roasted malts lead, while copious amounts of bittersweet dark chocolate and cocoa are present by the bucket load from start to finish. Mid-palate, traces of sweetness manage to break through, revealing ripe cherries, sticky plums, figs, dates and woody black liquorice. Lighter toasted grains follow, along with a vaguely fudge-like impression and raw demerara sugar profile that adds just enough relief, without deviating from the intense dark-roasted structure. In the mouth, a robust, chewy full body and perfect levels of present, but soft and fine carbonation combine to give a hugely slick and smooth feel, coating the palate with rich, oily viscosity. Towards the back-end, faint espresso, char, wood-smoke and tobacco join intense lingering dark roast and bitter earthy cocoa to form a complex and lengthy finish. On the very end, hints of perceptible, but well-hidden alcohol and a suggestion of vanilla dry the palate with gentle warmth, lightly felt in the throat and chest.

Overall this is a fantastic beer. Rich, robust and complex, it’s hugely chocolaty and indulgent without being overly sweet. At 12% ABV, alcohol is incredibly well-hidden, but still prevalent. While I feel this detracts very slightly from taste towards the back-end, it also serves as a reminder to slow down and sip and savour what is in the glass. A wise precaution considering the large serving size and the fact that I tend to get very little done after putting one of these away! Recommended.

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Photo of smartypintz
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pour oil black, some head, but goes away really quick. Chocolate and coffee come through big time on the nose. Creamy taste with cocoa, coffee, dark dark malt, and a touch of vanilla. Overall thick mouth, but leaves quick. Super good drinker, but nothing out of the park.

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Photo of KettleBellFreak
3.98/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Solid beer.

Good look, tight carbonation, light brown coffee colored head, beer has LEGS.

Smells ashy, coffee and bitter chocolate.

Taste is toasty bread, coffee and cacoa. Bit of ashy bitterness that is slightly off-putting. With a thick heavy mouth feel that's great.

Overall good stout. Nothing mesmerizing but true imperial stout style with big flavors.

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Photo of keithmurray
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - dark brown, nearly black body with dark tan head.

Smell - black licorice, roasted malts , dark chocolate, molasses

Taste - much like the smell, black licorice, dark chocolate, roasted malts

Mouthfeel - full bodied, medium level of carbonation, licorice and roasted malts upfront, slight char on the back end, bit of alcohol burn

Overall - decent stout here, It does pack quite a punch 16 oz at 12 %, but other than that nothing too exciting or memorable

Price Point - $12.99 4 pk/ 16 oz cans

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Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
2.31/5  rDev -45.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

Oily black pour with an angry reddish-brown head of 3 fingers. Delicate skirted beige lace on the sides.

Aroma of oats, alcohol, peppermint, peanut hulls, metal, cocoa, and cardboard. Just a mismash of weird things.

Flavors of wet cardboard, diesel fuel, and rotten fruits. Infected. Oxidized. Nope.

Feel is thick and viscous

I'll return to this once I get a kosher 4 pack. Really disappointed.

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Photo of Lumens66
4.86/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Now this is an imperial stout... The pour immediately shows its viscous nature with a syrup like density and tight minimized carbonation. As such, the head is virtually nonexistent. Its color might as well represent the event horizon of a singularity, absorbing any light it comes in contact with. It is that dense and black. The nose reveals star anise, vanilla, cocoa nib, and coffee. One sip reveals the sensation of an egg cream soda but with more tannins and has a long lingering coffee like astringent finish. Like most imperial stouts, this is for sipping and it is absolutely fantastic. Highly recommended.

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Photo of polloenfuego
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as night with a thin pinky's worth of brownish head. The head lasts for a while and there is good lacing left behind. The aromas are of roasts, chocolate and a touch of leather, a very nice combination. The taste carries on the nose, but there is also a touch of anise perhaps? This beer is full of flavor, with roasts, cocoa, anise, fruits and much more going on. Quite an enjoyable experience for the palate. The feel is full and rich with a nice amount of carbonation. All in all, this is a beer that one should take the time to enjoy as I found it almost a new experience every sip. Quite a nice sipper on a cool day.

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Photo of Vader444
4.87/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

One pint can pour into tulip.

This was almost everything I expected it to be which was a rarity when sampling such acclaimed beers. My only slight niggles were that the mouthfeel was a touch thinner than I would have liked and the aroma did not quite match up to the richness of the taste. Overall an outstanding beer though; a dark chocolatey, burnt fruit delight. Definitely up there with the best I have ever tried. Cheers!!

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Photo of Qbdoo
3.73/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

DARK with a frothy deeply tan head. For a beer with such a powerful taste, not much of a nose. Tastes richly inky, chocolate, a bit of coffee, and dark fruit. Texture is rich and creamy. But there's an alcohol burn that detracts from the complex flavors and makes this a really good but not quite great beer.

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Photo of MikeyMcD86
4.51/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank at the bar out of a tulip.

Beer pours out like motor oil and is pitch black. Aroma is very chocolaty with a bit of dried cherries as well. Flavor translates over to the palate. Tastes like a chocolate covered dried cherries. Mouthfeel is super full bodied bordering on inky. Definitely a sipper. 95 points

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Photo of LuckFreeZone
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a sixteen can and drank slowly. Very dark with an unusually thick, light brown, head for a stout. A very inviting look. I did not note any strong aroma. The taste was a bit dryer than I was expecting from reading other reviews, which is certainly not a bad thing, but very solid and with a backend alcohol finish. I did not note any aftertaste and the taste did not change much as the beer warmed (which seemed a bit unusual to me for a stout). Overall, I would say this was not overly-complex, but rather a straight ford and very well done stout.

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Photo of tone77
3.63/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A thanks to the founding father of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a black color with 1 inch of black head. Smell is of roasted malts, chocolate. Taste is chocolate, alcohol, roasted malts, smoke, light licorice. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer, but I wasn't blown away by it.

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Photo of JColin
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Can 1 pint. Batch #004 17:14
Duvel Tulip

A - Motor oil with a dark tan head. Lots of carbonation

S - Roasted malt, rubbing alcohol, boozy, dark fruit

T - Sweet and BOOZE

F - Chewy with a tobacco aftertaste, hot and heavy

O - A bit too heavy/boozy for me but I'd be willing to age one at give it another try

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Photo of JonCorbett
4.45/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Poured black right out of the bottle. tried its best to rise up a foam topper but it just never materialized. A half head of dark leather and sand - gritty and blocky looking.

Aromatics: Very easy on the nose, plenty of sweet caramel malts, and chocolate, coffee, and date and plum - all are fairly standard and noticeable..

Taste: I love stouts - and the flavour in this one is absolution outstanding. Like drinking an ex trick chocolate milk with a blast of espresso.

Feel: On the bottle it says ‘thick fudge-like body” and they weren’t wrong. It literally feels like soft and gooey fudge fresh from the oven. It has an amazing full rich buttery body and enough carbonation to excite the sides of the palate to keep the sensation train rolling. There is a somewhat boozy caboose backing it all up, but is merely a passing fancy, and at the end of the line everyone de-boards in a quick and calm and clean manner, nothing is left on board except a melted dark chocolate candy bar that some kid left to melt in the sun and sticks to the palate a bit.

Overall: Absolutely superb. Finally an Imperial Stout I can start to look for as a staple in my Stout shelf in the cellar. I do like better head though (and who doesn’t, amiright guys?! ;) LOL). But this one has it all for me just in flavour and ABV - I can overlook any other deficiencies really easily.

Pairing : I’d take this with me to the Keg for dinner - that's the only place I have been able to get steak that is well done Chicago style and the don’t over cook it. A great broiled fancy steak, but you need the char so make sure it is Chicago style. It was a very a sweetened finish too, so even trying out a spicy dish like Pad Thai with beef (not shrimp) and a good 6 thai chilies.

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