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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed at Companyia Cervesera del Montseny SLL, Catalunya, Spain.

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Photo of MakeMineADoubleJack
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Evil Twin is one bad mother-stout-maker. Like Even More Jesus, Biscotti, the other A Jesus beers, this one is rich and chewy. A slow roll of dark chocolate from the front end to the back end. A delicious stout that only grows in complexity as it warms to room temperature. Coffee notes, a dark roast, but all slathered in thick fudge-like chocolate.

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Photo of tmoneyba
4.29/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle. Poured a black color with an average frothy brown head that lasted with excellent leg lacing. Moderate to heavy toasted dark chocolate, soft coffee and alcohol aroma. Heavy dark toasted chocolate malt flavor with a heavy dark sweet and small alcohol bite finish of long duration. Full body with a dry smooth texture and flat carbonation. This is a standout beer.

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Photo of Chris912
4.44/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A- Black, ink black. Dark toffee mocha head which doesn’t last. Some lacing, not much. Little effervescence
S- chocolate, fudge, cafe espresso. Fudge is most prominent, no boozy smell present.
T- Again, fudge and espresso. Dark chocolate.
M- Mouth coating, Thick, velvety, Finishes nice & smooth.
O- Great easy drinking imperial stout. Lasted about 45 minutes and the flavors crept out over that time period. Would buy again, but at 10-14 bucks a bottle, hard to stomach (the price, that is).

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Photo of russpowell
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a pitch black with a pinky of cocoa colored head. Good lacing, nice viscosity, plus alright head retention

S: Chocolate, raisins & some booze & vanilla at the end

T: Chocolate, some red pepper, very dry up front. Dark chocolate, a little pepper heat, dryness & a faint bit of coffee

MF: Medium body, minimal carbonation

A good take on the style, but too similar to Bomb! I'd just soon drink that since it's cheaper & better. Glad I got to try it!

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Photo of TheElectricOne
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass VIGOUROUSLY. Could tell while pouring that head was going to be minimal, and the finished product looked like a straight up glass of crude oil. Almost no head, with a tiny rim of mocha colored bubbles on the perimeter. Body is completely matte black, with no detectable carbonation. 12% will do that to a beer, I suppose. The aroma bangs of crazy dark roasted malt, coffee and fudge. Taste follows the smell, beginning with roastiness, followed by deep dark ganache-y flavor, and finishing with some bitter coffee notes. Really a delight to savor, as it's definitely not a crusher. Desserty and delicious, it's a really solid imperial stout, though an expensive one when compared with Founder's and Oskar Blues more available offerings.

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Photo of MattyG85
4.52/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Brooklyn chalice.

Appearance: Pours jet black with a moderate amount of bubbles. Solid finger of dark brown head that settles into a thin creamy layer.

Smell: A very rich and roasty dark malt driven aroma with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malt with a scent of dark chocolate, coffee, burnt toast, biscuit, grains, yeast, and smoke. Sweet hints of molasses and cream. Dark fruit hints of raisin and plum. Subtle earthy hops. A really solid dark and bold aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a rich and roasty dark malt forward taste with notes of dark chocolate, coffee, and dark fruit. Dark roasted barley malt with notes of dark chocolate, coffee beans, toast, biscuit, smoke, grains, and yeast. Dark fruit undertones of raisin, fig, and plum. Sweet taste of molasses and cream. Light earthy hop notes in the background. A very good taste.

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

Overall: A very good take on an Imperial Stout. Big in your face roasty malt notes with some nice dark fruit underneath.

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Photo of Robomunky
4.56/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A side by side with Even More Jesus. Bitter dark chocolate. Kinda smoky. Pitch black, very thin head. Smells smoky. Very viscous. So good. I definitely prefer this one. Joy.

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Photo of teromous
3.41/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Black body with a very thin dark brown head the color of chocolate milk.

Aroma: There is a bit of an acrid burnt wood aroma and a touch of coffee. the aroma is so subdued that I nearly buried my nose in the beer trying to pick up any scent.

Taste: I get a lot of burnt charcoal flavor with a bit of earthy espresso character. There is quite a bit of pine flavor with a bit of mint in there as well. The overall flavor character of this beer is dark with roasted earthy woody charcoal character. Don't expect a lot of coffee character from this beer, and there is no chocolate character.

Mouthfeel: The mouthfeel is the crowning achievement on this beer (for better or worse) with a very thick and creamy mouthfeel. It is a bit like taking a bite of heavy mousse. It not only coats the palate but overwhelms it.

Overall: It's a good beer if you're looking for that dark roasted charcoal and woody pine character. If you're looking for something that accents the coffee, chocolate, or other sweet and pleasant malt characters you won't find it here. That obviously doesn't make this a bad beer but it's important to note. If you take your coffee black, burn your popcorn a bit, and like a really thick char on your steak then you will enjoy this beer. The mouthfeel on this beer is amazing. It is a thick rich coating blanket. It was a good beer to drink once.

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Photo of HopHunter19
3.85/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

alright, let's keep in mind the price point here...

A - nice dark brown black opaque beer that has a big mocha head that leaves great lacing on the glass. I can't possibly knock it for this.
S - roasty, dark chocolate, creaminess, coffee
t - roasty, dark chocolate, creamy, coffee, an almost smokiness to it, bitterness from the roasted malts.
m - actually medium - heavy mouthfeel, alc is completely covered at 12%, aftertaste is roastiness and dark chocolate
o - this is where I start to get annoyed with this one. Tastes a whole lot like Founders Imperial Stout. The price for one bottle of this is about the same as a four pack of FIS. Why would I buy this over Founders Imperial Stout, and more so, why would I buy this over Bell's Expedition stout? I wouldn't. Won't buy again - if this cost 8-9 bucks a four pack like Old Raspy i'd consider it, but at 8 bucks a 12 oz hell no.

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Photo of ONovoMexicano
4.06/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter from a 11.2 ounce bottle. This would be an expensive bomber.

A- Pours oh so viscous. Engine oil. Dark khaki, mocha-colored head. Foamy and thick before receding to a sticky lace over the pitch-black body. Quintessential Evil Twin (with special thanks to all the breweries they brew at). 5

Smells of dark cherries and prunes and boozy chocolate. Some sort of wine or sherry property too. Smells a lot like many of their other beers, which is good, but at some point I gotta cry foul. Is this just the same beer by a different name and packaging as so many other ET imperial stouts? 4

Burnt roast finish... First thing I notice. Dark cherries and sweet, caramelized malts are up front. A touch of boozy flavor that stick to the sweeter flavors. Throughout the palate there are subtle notes of coffee that eventually settle and chill on the palate. 4

Thick-bodied, viscous, and at times syrupy, this beer borders on a digestif. The finish is roast, a bit of burnt feel and bitterness. The brew lingers as a liquor would. 4

Expensive, indistinguishable from other ET imperial stouts, and yet a bit boozier perhaps. Good but far from worth the price.

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Photo of AllDayIPA23
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Look: jet black pour. Minimal copper head that dissipates quickly.
Smell: strong toasted cocoa that puts anything else into the background. As most are saying, a faint roasted berry/fruit hidden away
Taste: powerful roasted chocolate with a smoky backbone. Not much else to report.
Feel: solid carbonation. Hides the ABV well.
Overall: very solid imperial stout. Will certainly drink again, but won't be racing back for another at its price point. Another solid, yet expensive, Evil Twin beer.

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Photo of Roguer
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful black beer, topped by a firm mocha head with fabulous retention and lacing.

Waves of roasted barley and overripe fruit and red grapes on the aroma. Perhaps a bit of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate from the roast.

Flavor is immediately sweeter on the palate than the aroma intimated; plenty of roast still comes through; big but smooth. Lots of grainy, roasted barley. Slight metallic tinge.

Lovely feel; thick and smooth, very low heat for the ABV, little foaming, no sting. Exceptional drinkability.

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Photo of RichD
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a pitch black color with a small dark khaki colored ring that eventually gives way as I drink this.

S: The smell of roasted chocolate malts overpowers anything else that my nose could pick up. There is a bit of dark fruits packed in there, but it's not picked up immediately like the smoky chocolate is.

T: The taste follows the nose pretty well. Those dark fruits are present, but the smokiness and the chocolate mesh well together and combine for a deep flavor profile even though there isn't much else other than that.

F: I could not tell that this was 12%. This is a pretty thick stout, but that's what I like in my imperial stouts. Definitely felt like dessert. The carbonation was there, but it had just enough to make this enjoyable.

Overall: This being my first beer from Evil Twin, I was satisfied. This is a straight forward imperial stout and it's a very solid one. If you like the taste and smell of roasted chocolate malts then this is the beer for you. While I enjoyed it, I'm not sure that I'll be picking up another bottle at 8 bucks a bottle. Great beer nonetheless.

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Photo of clayrock81
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a black body with khaki head and no lace at all. Roasted, even coffeeish, aroma with touch of chocolate in smell. Smooth and silky yet sticky and sweet, balanced between roasted malts and a milk chocolate presence and at times it even seems to have touch of dark fruit like raisin or plum. Slightly dry finish with well hidden abv and very enjoyable.

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Photo of smakawhat
4.26/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the bottle into a large snifter glass.

Deep thick and two finger tall very dark rich mocha brown head on top from the pour. Comes out quite viscous and slightly oily, with dark black walnut color and not a speck of light getting through. Head settles slowly to an almost milkshake like collar, with a nice top that is shiny but not too slick or oily looking. Excellent super dark looking brew.

Nutty and charring dark aroma fills the senses on first whiff. Velvety and rich creamy flavors fill the nose with a bit of spicy tones of clove and to some degree almost like a hot pepper. Dark cocoa powder, fudge sundae cake and roasted dark malts just come out rich and big.

Palate makes some nice pleasantries. Solid and almost easy drinking porter like feel, with a slightly milky texture on first sip. The nose leads on to give what the palate expects with some differences. Lighter chocolate roast, and a very interesting almost spicy chocolate pepper character. Aftertaste lingers with warm coffee qualities as well, and a mild tinge of tobacco sourness slightly. Almost charring woody smoke a bit too, with a lingering pepper like tingle as the beer warms up.

Real interesting, and I am liking this spicy angle to this beer with no added pepper like ingredients. Real fun and tasty stout.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.39/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I had this second at our annual stout tasting -enjoyed chilled from the 1year old bottle in a glass.

The color is black opaque with medium tan head with tiny bubbles and no lace. The smell is strong with cocoa and moderately smoky malt aroma with slight yeast adding to the rich caramel aroma with low alcohol in the nose. The feel is great with big rich body and smooth feel with medium high sweetness and mild spice with gentle alcohol as it finishes semi-dry.

The taste is excellent with strong dark cocoa and toffee-mix with sweet roasted nutty flavor and mild caramel-like taste with a mild woody spicy quality mid palate with mild bitterness of dark roasted malt and hint of smoke with roasted flavor which is long with rich boozy intensity. Overall this is a very good Imperial stout with big malt complexity and rich roast with coffee in the taste even though there was none in the brewing process with lots of character and complexity easy to drink for such a high abv stout -this was my second favorite of the group of stouts we opened

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Photo of von_kaiser
4.12/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Holy thick!! Half finger head, jet black and lining the piss out of my tulip. Dark chocolate coffee scent. Rich coffee taste. Thick lacy feel in my mouth. Wish more than coffee stood out. Solid sipping stout. Worth the try.

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Photo of cindyjeffsmith
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ook: Looks like a imp stout ought to. Very dark, nearly opaque. Some deep ruby highlights when held to light. Thick creamy mocha head.
smell: Rich, chocolate, roasty coffee fudge. Decadent and smoky.
taste: Rich decadent coffee, dark fruit, and cream with a slightly bitter finish.
overall: An extraordinary imp stout in a time of extraordinary imp stouts. Well done.

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Photo of KATCanada
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black with slight dark tan foam. Very little carbination. Nose id coffee cacao bean and sweet moca. Very full and smooth mouth feel - VISCOSITY baby. Big chocolate hit and then the cacao nib hits along with the coffee. Super long finish. As it warms I get a charred taste sort of like a blackend fish crossed with some molasses. Very nice. Alcohol is very well integrated not feeling the heat. Had a KBS last night and while this is not as good, it's still solid.

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Photo of bowzer4birdie
4.31/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Black and viscous. Deep and rich. No head, almost no lacing at all. Agree with hint of coffee, cherry. Charcoal, tar, espresso, dark chocolate, tobacco, leather? If you were in a cigar bar, you'd want this to accompany your smoke....and take your time with both.

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Photo of halo3one
4.08/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - black, no froth, almost no lacing at all

S - toffee, sweet, hint of coffee, cherry

T - charcoal, tar, espresso, dark chocolate, finishes with tobacco

M - smooth, heavy, low carbonation

O - blue collar man's beer, thick, heavy, bring a cigar and enjoy

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Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.8/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

A- Pitch black. It slides into the glass like the sneakiest of cat burglars at night. This one is so black it makes dark look light. Half a finger of a caramel color head.

S- Raw coffee, vanilla, and hints of chocolate rolls on a roasted malt backbone.

T- A mix of espresso, chocolate, and smokey, charred notes. The roasted character is quite strong as it borders on astringency. I love the fudge-like start, but the finish is somewhat of a let down.

M- This aspect is so damn impressive. You can cut this baby with a knife. Very little alcohol detected at 12%.

O- Not bad overall. Few stouts are this impressive in the look and feel. The taste isn't bad either.

$9 for 11.2 oz bottle

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.47/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours pitch black with a thin brown head with good retention and light lacing. Aroma of toasted dark malt, mocha, mild dark chocolate, vanilla and a bit of coffee. Flavor is dark toasted malt with a hint of sweetness, peaty smoke, dark chocolate, dark dried fruit, finishing malty, slightly smoky with a light hop bitterness. Medium, nicely creamy body, good mouth feel. A very pleasant dark, toasty and mildly smoky imperial stout with great balance and so densely flavorful that the ABV is barely noticeable. Superb. Pricey, but rewarding. Evil Twin sure know how to pick its participating breweries. This Spanish one knows its chops.

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Photo of GallowsThief
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured out a bottle into my snifter. Grabbed this bad boy at Bobby’s Liquors in San Jose.

A – Black. Black and more black. Very small chocolate brown head appeared and then disappeared all at once.

S – Roasted malts, dark and milk chocolate, coffee, espresso and toffee.

T – Heavy hitting roasted malts with a nice deep chocolate taste. Vanilla, toffee and molasses notes. Great smoky flavor all throughout but not overpowering. If you dig coffee this is your cup with a rich coffee bean flavor. Alcohol makes its presence known at the end but again not overpowering. Finishes off with just a tiny bit of sweetness.

M – Medium to heavy bodied with a nice creamy texture. Low carbonation.

O – This is good..very good. It is exceptionally balanced with all the favor palates shining through. Tastes just wonderful. The ABV is expertly hidden in here making it’s a dangerous brew. You just want more and well if you have too many you will be feeling it for awhile. Wish I would have bought a couple of bottles. Greta stuff.

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Photo of Damian
3.76/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Drank from an 11.2 fl. oz. bottle purchased at Liquor World, Cambridge, MA
Served in a snifter

Spectacular appearance. The viscous, pitch black, ominous looking liquid was capped by tight, creamy, bubbly, two-finger tall, mocha-colored plume. Amazing for any beer, never mind one that clocks in at 12% ABV. Tons of drippy lacing along the glass. The crown slowly dropped to a thick, bubbly mass of froth.

The aroma was solid. Some smoky, peaty notes were a bit of a surprise initially. Tons of deep, dark, charred malts. Quite ashy. Slight chalky yeast presence. Perhaps I had Scotch on my mind, but I also seemed to pick up some salty notes as well. Good dose of bakers chocolate. This reminded me a bit of burnt brownies. As the beer warmed, the nose turned sweeter. Brown sugar and raisins were noticeable.

Super roasty, charred malts dominated the flavor profile as well. Smoky. Peat smoked malts were apparent. Slightly salty. Hints of day-old espresso in the center. Somewhat woody as well. The finish was bitter and dry with subtle earthy hop notes. Like the nose, the flavor profile turned sweeter with time. Dark fruits were noticeable. Quite raisiny with a touch of brown sugar as well. Although not nearly as smoky or as peaty, I definitely saw similarities between this and Auld Yin, Evil Twin's Scotch barrel-aged imperial stout.

The mouthfeel was moderately thick and slick. Smooth on the palate with an ultra fine and mild carbonation. Almost a touch flat.

Flavor-wise, the most impressive aspect of Aún Más A Jesús was how well well it hid its high ABV. Although I can see many people liking this beer, it was far too ashy and bitter for my palate. Also, at $11 a bottle, there are numerous better options available.

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