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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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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 got to me, and, to me, proved it. What are you up to, my Evil Twin…

Keep cherishing, keep drinking, keep livin’. Thanks for reading! 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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Photo of Chickenhawk9932
4.23/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours black as midnight oil with a rich coffee colored head.

Smells of coffee, chocolate, roasted malt, plumb, raisin, and a heavy alcohol whiff.

Bitter sweet coffee, bitter chocolate, dark rich plumb, some raisin, molasses, caramel, and a good hit of alcohol. This is a big aggressive beer with delicious complexity. Sip at your own risk.

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Photo of StoutElk_92
4.77/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

16 oz. can Batch #003

Pours opaque pitch black with a dense creamy brown foam head. Smells like smoky dark roasted malts, some cola-like spice, dark chocolate, charred coffee, vanilla, toffee, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark fruits, mild booze, with earthy grass and pine. Tastes like luscious creamy dark chocolate, smoky dark roast coffee, charred toasty malts, dark fruits, vanilla, caramel, brown sugar, molasses, dark toffee, with mild pine and earthy grass. Feels medium-light bodied, creamy and viscous with moderate low carbonation. Overall a really rich, creamy and luscious, super tasty imperial stout.

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Photo of teromous
4.11/5  rDev -4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The bottom of the can says: "Batch #003 08:14"

Appearance: Black body with a medium khaki head. It has a thick fluffy head that has good retention and leaves good lacing on the glass. It holds up very well for a 12% ABV beer.

Aroma: It has a rich (almost buttery) caramel flavor that smells very inviting. I get a strong alcohol aroma, which is no surprise, but for some reason it seems to work with the aroma in that it gives the caramel a bit of a liqueur scent. It reminds me a bit of butterscotch schnapps but it is not quite there (much less buttery and more of a caramel scent.

Taste: Up front I get that sweet caramel flavor mixed with a good dose of bitter charcoal. It reminds me a lot of how a Doppelbock tastes but with the bitter coal-like flavors of a stout. It is interesting. The end is slightly woody and has a bit of pine at first and then it reminds me of the taste of cedar right at the end. Off-and-on it will give me a bit of chocolate at the end as well. The more I drink the beer the more that chocolate goes away and the more it is dominated by the woody finish.

Mouthfeel: It has a nice thick mouthfeel. It has a bit of a sticky finish but the flavor is clean at the end. Moderately high bitterness from the roasted grains.

Overall: A very enjoyable beer. For me it just feels like a good holiday beer to drink around Christmas time. It is an outstanding beer that I would buy regularly and recommend highly.

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Photo of Billolick
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

16 oz can -"Batch 003 07 : 40" - Printed on the bottom of the can

Pour black, large and lasting dark mocha head, reduces to a fine bubble film and scattered bits of lacing all up and down the glass..

Gobs of dark chocolate and coffee grinds on the nose

More of the same on the palate, coffee, dark chocolate, oooey-gooey-rich and chewy "death by chocolate" kinda brew.....delicious and well crafted

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Photo of thebeers
4.07/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black with a huge three-finger chocolate-colored head that's frothy and lasting, slowly dissipating to leave behind thick cappuccino lacing. Faint berries and a little coffee in the aroma. Fudge-like dark chocolate taste, with red wine and dark fruits behind. A little alcohol bite and some hop and dark chocolate bitterness on the backend. Thick and heavy mouthfeel with strong carbonation. Tasty.

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Photo of ichorNet
4.39/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Released concurrently in cans with a new batch of Imperial Biscotti Break, EMJ is a somewhat similar-seeming beer, being an imperial stout as well that nevertheless ends up being light-years away in terms of overall character and composition. I've always loved this beer (which shares the same recipe as I Love You With My Stout for the record; it's pretty much only considered a different beer as a joke), and to see it in a four pack of 16 oz cans alongside IBB is just phenomenal to me. Hope there's another batch soon. Anyway, enough gushing... on to the review itself.

Pours a terrifying, foreboding pitch-black color with a rim of dark mocha foam that laces absolutely gorgeously as it fades to a finger and a half. Even after 5 minutes or so in the glass, this beer's head is still actively bubbling and churning. Very dynamic, full-looking and ominous beer here.

Nose has lots of brown sugar, dark fruits, roasty notes, coffee, dark chocolate and freshly-made fudge. Incredibly well-layered with a lot of ethanol present as well, which is fine for the style. I actually have always felt that this touches a bit more on the Russian Imperial-style side of things more than the drier, "hoppier" and/or roastier American-style double stout profile in general, as it really does contain a lot of plum, licorice root and bitter chocolate notes alongside some vague ashy elements and even some light smoke. There's a lot going on here, for sure. Almost a perfect imperial stout nose in my opinion.

Flavor is similarly ashy and tobacco-laden as is predicted by the smell, but there are a lot of layers of toffee and chocolate malts here, combined with a sticky, resinous hop note in the finish. Dark roast coffee and light wisps of smoke pick up in the middle of the palate as well. Finish brings a lot of plum, raisin, brown sugar and molasses before closing with a drying, lingering sensation of smoke and earthy, slightly pine-y hops. Great tasting beer, just slightly less fulfilling than the intense nose would lead you to believe. Definitely no knock against this one, however as it's one of Jeppe's best stouts. Pretty much any criticism I have about this should be taken as nitpicking.

Feel is fudgy, thick and dominating with a fullness of flavor to rival many classic imperial stouts, both "Russian" style and strictly Americanized. Carbonation creates a pillowy sensation and never comes off as too rough or harsh. As mentioned previously, ethanol is certainly perceived here but I feel that's actually a strength of this one... it lets you know that this beer doesn't mess around or beat around the bush. This is a grown-up stout with a big, burly, complex flavor profile and compares very favorably to many classics, especially at the better price point it has begun to occupy more recently due to format/brewery/distribution changes. I'm absolutely 100% for this, and I await even more Even More Jesus in my fridge (and cellar!) soon.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
4.17/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a stemmed tulip.
Pours jet black, inky. Small layer of deep caramel colored head.
Aromas are complex with chocoalty sweetness mixing with deep roasted notes.
Flavors is complex as well. Some smoke along with chocolate and coffee.
Mouthfeel is good but could be thicker for me.
All in all, complex and expertly crafted.

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Photo of scotorum
4.2/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25


Poured from the 16 oz. can into a Samuel Smith English tulip.

a: Opaque black with a two inch thick medium brown head which receded slowly to thin surface foam and dense lacing.

s: Mild black coffee and dark chocolate primarily.

t: Follows the nose with moderate to heavy hop bite and smoky notes at the finish. Alcohol is also prominent initially but the flavors cover it pretty well later.

m: Medium, good body and carbonation tingle.

o; Inevitable comparisons to Founders IS and Old Rasputin not to mention Stone RIS leave this one a solid competitor in appearance and taste. EMJ is also more powerful ABVwise than any of the others yet covers that nicely. Dangerously easy drinking and also like the new can issue of Biscotti Break a very good value. I've seen both of them in the $13-15 range for 64 oz. (compare to Founders IS at $13/48 oz. and Stone at $10/22 oz. Old Raspy at $11/48 is the only one of the three competitive pricewise.

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