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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 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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Photo of fscottkey
3.71/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A: [5.00] The can lists the ABV (12.0%) it has some batch code that is useless to tell how old it is. The beer is motor oil colored and it looks thick. It forms a 3 finger dense mocha head. It looks great in the glass.

S: [3.25] Dark fruit, alcohol, charred wood.

T: [3.75] Alcohol really hits you in the face. It is front and center on the palate. Underneath there is dark fruit like plums and dates. There is also lots of sweetness and it leans in a bittersweet chocolate flavor as it warms.

M: [4.25] Nice thick and chewy body. Low carbonation but high alcohol feel.

O: [3.50] This is a booze bomb. I really wanted to like it but the alcohol note is drowning out the subtler scents and flavors. As it warms it gets better balance - but it is still harsh early on. I'd pass on this in the future and get something with 1/2 the ABV and twice the flavor.

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Photo of jooler
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

look is like black sludge.
smell is of alcoholic coffee.
taste is pretty alcoholic. lots of coffee and some fig notes. pretty good but not as good as founders imperial stout.

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Photo of Moradin
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: it pours so dark that it doesn't let any light out, thin layer of deep brown head
S: smells roasty and a little boozy, coffee ground
T: taste like roasty, dark chocolate, darck cherries and dry coffee finish
F: thick and chewy, dry finish with medium astringency, can't feel the booze
O: great imperial stout, gives the best opening up and warming up. decadent

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

Evil Twin Brewing - Even More Jesus (Batch #005). 12% ABV. 16oz can poured into a snifter. (Reviewed 9/4/16).

Look: Pitch black body, with a pourus mocha head.

Smell: Cocoa nibs, graham crackers, dark malt, plums, figs, and a slight boozy aroma.

Feel: Heavy, chewy, thick bodied with a small amount of carbonation.

Taste: Spot on with the aroma. Some alcohol is noticeable up front, but is lost within the sweet cocoa, graham cracker, malts and fruits.

Overall: A liquid brownie describes this pretty accurately. One of the best stouts I've had for a while.

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Photo of Cthulhusquid
4.85/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Two finger brown head, solid black body.

Smell: Black cherry, dark chocolate, plum, molasses, a little bit of roast.

Taste: Same as above. More roast than the smell.

Feel: Full body, medium carbonation, warming alcohol, sweet and creamy upfront.

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Photo of Mdog
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16oz can:

Appearance: Totally black, big brown head. Poured like motor oil.

Smell: Sweet, some chocolate.

Taste: Sweet, chocolate, some dark fruit, molasses, a bit of booze. Thick mouthfeel.

Overall: A big impy stout in cans for about $12 a 4-pack, not bad. The beer is good, too. Hits most of the big stout markers: more on the sweet side (that's a plus for me) instead of the roasty side, chocolatety, a little boozy but not too much. Pretty good stuff.

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Photo of ForceForGood
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

16oz. can:

Look: Dark as the night! Reminiscent of old engine oil. Head is very thick, brown, and lasting.

Smell: Sweet molasses and brown sugar. Coffee and chocolate are present. At 12%, it smells boozy too.

Taste: Much like the smell suggests, it is abnormally sweet, countered by the alcohol. Flavors of molasses and dark chocolate highlight initially, with a boozy finish.

Feel: Thick, syrupy, oily, really full bodied. Leaves your mouth feeling sticky and dry. Overall very tasteful, but definitely non-sessionable!

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Photo of jmdrpi
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

16 oz can

jet black, thick dark brown head, that eventually fades. nice strong bold aroma of bitter chocolate and espresso. sharp flavors, a bit of smoke with the roasty malt flavors. a little boozy. oily, slick mouthfeel, medium thickness.

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Photo of kculrich
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 16oz can, batch #005, undated. Served in a pint glass.

Looks exactly like pouring motor oil. A half finger of profoundly ugly brown head dies back quickly leaving a thick, viscous ring and thick lacing around the glass.

The nose and the taste are inseparable, all prunes and raisins, bittersweet chocolate, cold coffee and tobacco. Plus some soy sauce and smokey grains on the palate. Finishes fast and clean with no hint of booziness.

Mouthfeel is thick and heavy, verging on syrupy without ever crossing the line.

I have finally met a stout which is too heavy for me to enjoy. It's delicious but, if I drink this whole can, I'm going to die.

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Photo of rajendra82
4.49/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

The color looked dark brown when pouring and black when poured. The head formation was brown, but settled down into a deep khaki color. The aroma was deeply roasted coffee, chocolate, and roasted grains. The taste was not as hoppy as many beers of this style, which allowed sweet flavors like cocoa, toffee, brown sugar, dates, and vanilla shine through. The finish was a little warm, but nowhere near feeling like a 12% ABV beer. The feel was quite silky, and there was very little astringency . This was quite easy to drink for an Imperial Stout.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.65/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 16 oz. can into a chalice.

Appearance: Pours midnight black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Big two finger tan head which settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very rich and roasty dark malt driven aroma with a scent of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted malt with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, toast, and biscuit with yeast. Sweet scent of molasses. Dark fruit hints of raisin, fig, dates, and prune. Also some hints of leather, tobacco, and earthy hops. A really good rich aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a rich and roasty dark malt driven taste with notes of chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted malt with rich notes of dark chocolate, coffee, smoke, toast, and biscuit along with yeast. Sweet notes of molasses and syrup. Dark fruit notes of fig, raisin, cherry, dates, and prune. Some notes of leather and tobacco along with earthy hop bitterness. A really good taste.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Rich, creamy, and somewhat syrupy. Alcohol heat is masked well.

Overall: A really great Imperial Stout. Good rich roasty malt notes with some nice dark fruit undertones.

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