Evil Twin Lil' B | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Lil' BEvil Twin Lil' B
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Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by avalon07 on 08-08-2012

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227
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.31%
 
 
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Photo of mlockman
4.95/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A sweet malt-bomb of a beer, the thick-and-creamy mouthfeel are totally devoid of alcohol flavor; deliciously sweet and smooth, especially considering its high ABV.

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Photo of dpgoblejr
4.94/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Almost black dark brown color that eliminates all light that bombards the brew. Mild aroma of molasses, alcohol, sugar, and chocolate. Really complex and well balanced flavor that entices the palate. Incredibly smooth and thick with a creamy mouthfeel that was fantastic. Overall, a sweet porter that was truly a treat.

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Photo of soccercoachjames
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of beerinchapelhill
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

On tap at 580 craft beer! Yum!

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Photo of Mike_Aguirre
4.91/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I´m not a fan of dark ales, but yesterday I opened this beer. Pours deep black with a brown foam head, little retention. Aroma is spectacular, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, very well balanced, hops are not present. Taste is complex, rich and balanced, imperceptible acidity wich is great. Full body with low carbonation. Overall an outstanding beer I´ll be drinking frequently.

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Photo of shortbus126
4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Math_You
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Tastes like a plum soaked in coffee and alcohol then dipped in chocolate then rolled in brown sugar and spices.

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Photo of WeedWolf
4.87/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

From bottle to snifter. Aged 1 year 3 months.

Pours a viscous liquid black with a minimal light brown head that quickly dissipates. Full on alcohol legs. Almost intimidating at first...

The smell on this brew is intoxicating by itself. Starting with full force dark roast espresso it then mellows ,as it warms, into a strong chocolate laced coffee like aspect with a assertive booziness tying it all together.

The taste is surprisingly smooth and balanced. Incorporates all the aroma characters with hints of date and sweet stone fruits in the background. Alcohol is subtle only lurking in the darkness.

The mouthfeel is amazingly smooth. The sweetness isn't cloying. The finish is delicious and entices another drink.

Overall this a a top notch brew in my book! I have had this before a few months old, and it's great then 2, but am very happy with the result of a year+ worth of aging. Highly recommend stashing one or two of these in the cellar for at least a year or more. Fantastically excellent. Cheers!

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Photo of challenja
4.86/5  rDev +16%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Sam Adams special pint glass.

A: that is no porter its a dark stout. Its a black witches cauldron of death. I can just see the Ale bubbles rise through the glass. The milk chocolate head dissipates rather quickly to little more than a thin ring around the edge.

S: malty juniper berry, mocha bean, thick molasses, burnt sugar, alcohol esthers. Raspberry puree. Smells like their imperial biscotti break.

T: wow holy fucking Moses! This is no porter..its a super alcohol raging stout. Its as if you put a 1/4 ounce of whiskey in a small tumbler and then pouring a fruit forward Russian imperial stout on top then drinking it. Its a boozer clone of imperial biscotti break. Molasses, dark candied fruits, tannery malts, dark cocoa, juniper fruits.
M: this is oil slick in a bottle. Medium carbonation. Frothy.

O: this is one super heavy beer. Massive fruits and malts. Boozy as no other. Evil twin has a masterful full flavor for dark boozy imperials. A must have for any stout lover!

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Photo of mikebu
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

The most interesting thing about this porter is the bourbon notes. Huge! Incredibly smooth with amazing chocolate malts. This might be the best porter ever.

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Photo of Rickythejeweler
4.83/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A - Pitch black, one finger dark mocha head, light lacing.

S - Smoked malts, vanilla, dark chocolate, roasty/grainy.

T - Amazing! Smoked malts, tobacco, chocolate wafers, walnuts, vanilla, espresso beans covered in Hershey's syrup!

M - Full body, viscous, low carbonation.

O - So very good! I have tried it both on tap and from a bottle; I actually prefer the bottle.

22 oz. @ Liquor Pump, Baltimore, MD $15.99

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Photo of benjamincarter
4.81/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of ALLISON01
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of tastesogood
4.79/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Damian
4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Drank from a 1 pt. 6 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Served in a snifter

Inky jet black in appearance. The liquid poured viscous and slick with a motor oil-like consistency. Completely opaque. There was no head but some spotty patches of cocoa colored froth. The froth quickly dissipated to a thin ring of lasting foam.

The nose was remarkable. Rich, dark and complex. Super smooth and quite sweet. Bourbon notes were apparent, even though this beer was not barrel aged. Boatloads of dark malts. Good amount of vanilla and brown sugar. Strong indications of licorice and dark fruits. Plums, figs, raisins and prunes were noticeable. Lots of dark chocolate and freshly brewed coffee. Some smooth, port-like notes came through as well. Touch of smoke as the beer warmed. This reminded me a lot more of a rich and robust, well-aged imperial stout than a relatively fresh porter.

The flavor profile was even more impressive than the nose. Quite sweet with intense bourbon and brown sugar notes. Tons of vanilla. Lots of semi-sweet chocolate and molasses. Dark fruits galore. Strong notes of plums, figs and raisins. Good dose of black coffee. Slightly roasty on the finish. The 11.5% ABV was completely undetectable. Like the nose, the flavor profile shared many similarities with an aged imperial stout.

The body was super viscous. Rich, oily and slick. Creamy on the palate with a fine, mild effervescence.

Even though this beer is classified as an imperial porter, it drinks much bigger. Lil' B is the base beer for Imperial Biscotti Break, but I liked this so much better (and I happen to be a huge fan of espresso, vanilla and almonds, which are added to Lil' B to create Biscotti Break). With its smooth, sweet, indulgent richness and over the top mouthfeel, it brought back memories of earlier Dark Lord vintages.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Brain-eat-Brain
4.76/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of Mantooth
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Newbeergeek1
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.

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Photo of JkOd81127
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Delicious Beer with honey notes to it!

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Photo of mfunk9786
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Onemoresolo
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

For what it's worth, my bottle of Lil' B had nearly a year on it. I guess that gave it plenty of time to mellow out the hot booziness. That said, this beer blew my mind. Seek it out.

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Photo of SkylerM
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Broanoke
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
4.19 out of 5 based on 1,290 ratings.
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