Lil' B
Evil Twin Brewing

Lil' BLil' B
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Style:
Porter - Imperial
Ranked #43
ABV:
11.5%
Score:
93
Ranked #1,873
Avg:
4.19 | pDev: 9.31%
Reviews:
232
Ratings:
1,302
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Evil Twin Brewing
 
New York, United States
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Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
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Gots
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SCORE
93
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Lil' BLil' B
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Reviews by SirElton:
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SirElton from California

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Apr 02, 2014
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flagmantho from Washington

4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into a pint glass. Bottled 5/21/14.

Appearance: totally black with a thick finger of rich, frothy dark-tan foam. Very good.

Smell: extremely rich aroma of chocolate, malt and rich, dark fruits: raspberry, cherry, date, raisin; it's like a Belgian quad and a porter got together. This seriously appeals to me.

Taste: much like the aroma, it's extremely rich and fruity. The same dark fruits are there, along with chocolate and a very impressive smoothness for a beer this strength. Two words: more please.

Mouthfeel: medium-rich body with a big carbonation and very good creaminess indeed. Shazam!

Overall: there are few beers as spot-on calculated to appeal to my taste. I love this.

Jul 27, 2014
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royalflushr from Connecticut

4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

I love everything about this beer except the alcohol taste. The beer tastes great except for the alcohol taste. It looks great. You smell it and it tastes great. As soon as that alcohol taste bites you it is not that great.

Feb 02, 2015
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masterofsparks from Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Apr 04, 2014
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Myst from Maryland

4/5  rDev -4.5%

Jan 01, 2013
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georgiaboy8686 from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Oct 07, 2013
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epyon396 from Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Dec 06, 2015
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Johng19751 from Indiana

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Jun 17, 2015
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bigbluebeerguy from Kentucky

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Oct 21, 2013
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MITCHELLMPLS from Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Nov 02, 2013
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seavercm from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Oct 04, 2013
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caahare from West Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Oct 04, 2014
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dandiprat2015 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Feb 27, 2016
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Beerontwowheels from Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Sep 26, 2012
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Hopstout from Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Mar 26, 2014
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Colby8938 from Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Sep 12, 2014
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HoppySeb from Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Sep 18, 2014
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Newbeergeek1 from Maine

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

One of my 5 best beers of all time!!! Can't tell you how many times I've recommended it (even to servers at World of Beers as I am a member and have visited 17 WOB'S) who have never heard of it. Not easy to find but when you do BUY IT!!!! My first one WAS at a WOB and was a recommendation by one of there very informed bar guys. A f##king amazing beer.

Aug 14, 2015
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Tele from California

4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Serving Type: Bottle
Consumed: 9.13.15

A: 4.5 Pours pitch black with a small, tan head. The head doesn’t last long and leaves very little lace.

S: 4.25 Aromas are only okay when the beer is cold, but around 60 degrees things really open up. Lots of chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, dark coffee, and liquorish. Unfortunately, there’s a bit of soy sauce on the nose, but it’s very mild.

T: 4.25 Taste follows the nose very closely. Starts off a bit sweet, then moves to strong, roasted malt, marshmallow, vanilla, and chocolate. Like the nose, there’s a bit of soy sauce, but the roast and sweetness from the malt cover it quite well. Finish is more dark chocolate, some maple syrup, and light bitterness.

M: 4.5 Rich and thick body with great carbonation. The bitterness adds a bit too much of a dry finish for the style.

O: 4.25 Evil Twin’s stout game is great and Lil’ B is no exception. I remember previous bottles being a bit better, so at a year old, it may be slightly oxidized or past it’s prime. Overall, I prefer I Love You With My Stout, but this is a great alternative.

Sep 14, 2015
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csustar001 from New York

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Dec 08, 2013
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Cramshawbar from Canada

3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

To me, this was a disappointment. Strong, nice complexity but it is so sweet that at the end of the bottle, you just want to have some water to rinse your mouth. The Belgians know how to add just enough sweetness and Evil Twin could have used some tips on this one.
You will taste the goodness in this one, as well as a mouthful of syrup.

Jul 25, 2016
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KHarz from New York

4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Jan 28, 2014
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ccg from District of Columbia

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: It has the motor-oil look of a heavy, boozy stout, and dark khaki head. Nice lacing.
Smell: At first, it's has a slightly bitter smell, but a chocolatey sweetness soon dominates. Almost smells like a milk stout.
Taste: Deliciously sweet, just on the edge of cloying. Hints of coffee-like bitterness and... blueberries? I feel like I'm getting more blueberry flavor from this than I did from Evil Twin's "From Amager with Love," which was supposed to be a blueberry stout.
Feel: Solid, not quite chewy.
Overall: If I didn't know better, I might think this one had been barrel-aged. Quite good.

Oct 29, 2015
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budsandsuds8 from Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Sep 05, 2013
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bifrost17 from Washington

3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Oct 29, 2012
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