Evil Twin Lil' B | Evil Twin Brewing

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Evil Twin Lil' BEvil Twin Lil' B

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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

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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Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A 12oz bottle with a bottling date of Feb 2014, so I've held on to this one for a while. I hope it has held up. Acquired from the Brewdog webshop ages ago.

A: Poured into a Duvel tulip. Bottle conditioned. A very dark brown that appears utterly black in the glass. Produces a small head of creamy coffee-coloured foam that quickly subsides to a persistent collar.

S: Aroma of rich, dark malt with hints of roasted grain, dried fruit, prunes, figs, molasses, brown sugar, subtle chocolate, a touch of coffee, fruity ale yeast and a warming whiff of booze in the background. Mildly oxidised but this doesn't impinge on the character. Impressively complex.

T: Tastes of dark, fruity malt with notes of dried fruit, prunes, figs, fruit cake, molasses, brown sugar, mild roasted grain, chocolate, subtle coffee, ale yeast esters and a touch of alcohol. Slightly oxidised. A robust, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing, though this is attenuted by the beer's significant sweetness.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth, rich and creamy, with soft carbonation and great body. Envelops the palate like velvet, however it is also quite astringent. Aftertaste of bitter roasted malt, fruity sweetness, ale yeast and a hint of booze.

O: An impressive imperial porter, though not the greatest beer I've sampled. Perhaps it's a tad old or maybe I just find it too sweet. It looks great, while the aroma and flavour are replete with notes of dark fruity malt, brown sugar, ale yeast and alcohol. Excellent body. Lightly oxidised but this doesn't really detract from the character. A beast of a beer; definitely one to sample if you like 'em big and boozy.

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Photo of BEER88
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StormAles
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Poured into a snifter, this had a black color with a thin finger’s worth of white to off white foamy head that quickly dies off. Moderate stringy lace. The aroma takes on a nice balance between the roast, the sweet and the bitter. Coffee beans, chocolate malts and some marshmallow riding in nicely. The flavor leans towards the roast first while bringing the sweetness in for a great balance. Sly roasty to bitter to semi-sweet aftertaste running into the finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fair sessionable to sipping quality about it. Mild carbonation. Some light slickness. Overall, damn nice beer for a cold Winter’s night. Definitely would have again.

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Photo of shelby415
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjrider
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HabaJohn
4.13/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TrueSoul515
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Lil' B Imperial Porter Evil Twin

A: Dark brownish black with a outer ring of chocolate brown colored head
S: Sweet candy sugar
T: Rich, delicious chocolate with a lingering sweetness that finishes with a faint roasted malt notes. Chocolate never goes away, some leather notes upon retro olfaction
M: Medium to light carbonation compliments the overall experience. A little slick, but smooth with some mouth coating. Like chocolate fudge.
O: Delicious imperial porter. This beer is well balanced and yummy as hell.

BTW... I made this review while evaluating the beer before viewing others evaluations and lol, you have got to be kidding me with the pretentious douchery. GTFO with the dark fruit, figs, vinous, sans banana nonsense. A simple and delicious beer.

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Photo of BdM
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Spikester
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bought this as a local crowler fill. (32 ounce can) Black or dark brown opaque with one finger of brown head. Good retention for such a big beer. Some spots of lace.
Smell is mostly vanilla with a bit of chocolate.
Taste is sweet molasses vanilla a bit of coffee and cherry. A little like eating those liquor chocolate covered cherries.
Mouthfeel is full with ample carbonation. Finish is sweet and lightly dry.
Overall a really big beer in every way.

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Photo of WanderingFool
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of qrazvan
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black, oily body with almost no head; low acidity.
Smells like licorice and bourbon.
The taste is similar to a good liquor, aged in oak casks and vanilla.
Sweet aftertaste, dried fruits.
The alcohol is very well mixed with the complex aromas.
A highly recommended porter!

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Photo of Jonathan-Morgan
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of moose1980
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this in the cellar for a little more than a year. Opaque, except for deep, brown edges. Aromas of licorice abdominal berries, like a black licorice twizzler. Also, chocolate covered cherries. Taste follows, with a hoppy bite at the end. Full-bodied, nice and oily.
Overall, really fantastic. One the best strong Porters.

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Photo of thedifferencemaker
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Ohiovania
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of AustinWadkins
3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours dark black with a beige 1 finger head that later disappears

Nose is dark fruits, molasses, roasted malts

Taste includes dark fruits, cherry, a bit floral

Overall a quality potter. Very thick like syrup

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Photo of CertifiedG81915
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of q33jeff
3.6/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75


Bottle to snifter.

LOOK: dark black, medium khaki head.
AROMA: roasted malt, a bit weak, shoving my nose in further I get something chemical or vinegar.
TASTE: much more solid. Dark fruits dominate, blueberry, black cherry, raspberry.
FEEL: thick, syrupy.

Pretty good porter.

Comparison of 4 porters: 1. Kane Morning Bell; 2. Ballast Point Victory at Sea; 3. Evil Twin Lil B; 4. Flying Dog Gonzo.


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Photo of npendres
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of patre_tim
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black like motor oil, no carbonation. There's a half finger of rusty chocolate milk head.

Smells really fruity and floral, of coffee and liquorice all sorts. Coco powder and dried tobacco leaves.

Sweet and fruity, lots of floral notes, ending with a slightly smokey, fresh roasted coffee note. Grape jello and my wife's Clinique lipstick.

Medium, smooth and only a slightly sticky body, with smooth and foamy but light carbonation. Really covers the alcohol.

Amazing brew. Loving this more than any imperial stout I've had. Complex and fruity, floral notes with an amazingly smooth body. Got online, drinking in Chiang Mai, Dec 8th, 2016.

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Photo of chinchill
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 oz bottle with a batch stamp of #013.

Pours very dark brown but looks nearly black and opaque in the glass. Small weak head and little lacing.

Aroma: light booze, molasses, dark dried fruits and a hint of cookie dough.

Flavor: Sweet notes mix with dark dried fruits, toffee, molasses and faint booze.

Feel: Thick: low carbonation. Very smooth

Overall: a potent and BIG porter with fairly well hidden alcohol.

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Photo of Frisbits
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

10/3/16...pours dark black, looks like bubbly motor oil. Brown (dark) head of foam settles out. Woodsy, dark earthy nose. Some coffee too. Smooth, thick boozy, chocolate malty flavor. Surprisingly smooth and then the power of the 11.5 hits you.

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