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Evil Twin Lil' B | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Lil' BEvil Twin Lil' B
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Evil Twin Lil' BEvil Twin Lil' B
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States
eviltwin.dk

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by avalon07 on 08-08-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,338
Reviews:
228
Ratings:
1,294
pDev:
9.35%
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Type: 12-oz. bottle
Glass: Karl Strauss 26th anniversary tulip glass
From: Bine & Vine Bottle Shop in Normal Heights (San Diego), Calif.
Price: $4.49
Purchased: Jan. 13, 2016
Consumed: Jan. 16, 2016
Misc.: N/A

I’ve never had an Evil Twin Brewing beer. They always seem to be a bit pricy for what I’m looking for. However, I got $50 for my birthday and decided to give it a whirl. Picked Lil’ B over Christmas Eve at a New York Hotel Room and Soft DK. Here’s to making the right choice.

Poured a black color with two fingers of dark tan, frothy head, which settled nicely on the top. Good amount of uneven, wet, foamy lacing on the sides of the glass. Very good retention. (Sight - 4.25)

Smelled some weird flavors off the get go, getting dark fruits - red apple, plum and purple grape - butterscotch, caramel, toffee, figs, dates, brown sugar and boozy molasses. Something a tad off. (Smell - 3.50)

Tasted better than the nose. Got smooth butterscotch, sugary caramel and toffee, maple syrup, brown sugar, licorice, molasses, leathery notes and dark red apple. So smooth. (Taste - 3.75)

Full body. Sticky texture. Average carbonation. Long, warming finish. (Feel - 4.75)

Overall I was disappointed in this one, although it did grow on me as it went down. I wonder how this would do with age. (Overall - 3.75)

3.82 | 86 | B+

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours dark mahogany, tan head recedes quickly. Nice viscous texture out of the bottle.

Typical porter flavors, with maybe some spicy-bozzy notes. hits the tongue hard with a full body of well carbonated, sweet malts. Super creamy, really nice feel.

Taste is outstanding, really complex layers of smoke and cocoa and maybe wood. Could be barrel aged for all I know... love it. Maybe this is a porter by definition, but this beer has massive body and complexity.

Overall this thing is awesome... well worth the ticket price. Finishes with a little bitterness, but the malts are center stage for this show. Complexity is off the charts, amazing.

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This is a nice beer to finish the night with. Would be awesome with a nice roast or big steak or even as dessert all by itself. Have a great day my friends.

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Evil Twin Lil' B from Evil Twin Brewing
Beer rating: 4.17 out of 5 with 1,294 ratings
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