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Evil Twin Brewing
New York, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Photo of DrinkThemAll
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a snifter.

Pours an opaque black with an absolutely beautiful dark caramel head. Very sexy. Dissipates to just a ring though.

Smells of strong coffee and malt. Bittersweet chocolate and some pow.

Bitter chocolate and coffee attack right away, with some heavy malt and bitter dryness. Strong on the coffee, but lacking a bit in other flavors.

Mouth is pretty full with decent carbonation. Coffee and malt all the way. Semi dry finish.

Overall a decent coffee stout. Strong on the coffee and alcohol. Looks better than it actually taste. Solid nonetheless

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Photo of clayrock81
4/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with minimal tan head and no lace. Coffee bean and slight fudge brownie like aroma. Really strong and dry coffee taste with roasted cocoa notes. If you love dry coffee beers with minimal sweet chocolate tastes then this is it but wish tad more sweeter.

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Photo of alarmclock314
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle, no date. Pours jet black with a small sized brown head; some lacing. Smells of roasted malt, char, bittersweet cocoa, coffee, and some earthy hops. The taste follows exactly with roasted malt, char, cocoa, coffee, and hops. Some moderate bitterness, dryness, and sweetness. The alcohol is very well hidden. Above average body and lower carbonation. Overall, it's on the bitter/dry flavor spectrum but has some moderate sweetness for balance. Not as coffee-forward as other coffee IS's.

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Photo of Slack
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Black in color with no head or lacing.

Nose is dark coffee beans, roasted malt, a faint sweet fruit, and minor booze.

Taste is roasted malt, a semisweet cocoa, and black coffee throughout especially on the finish.

Body is medium and smooth with a lightly creamy nature. Little carbonation. Finish lingers and is warming if swirled.

A huge coffee forward stout. Looks, smells, and tastes like coffee! If you like that, you will be in heaven, if not avoid like the plague. The biggest strength (coffee) is a bit of a drawback (to me) because it unbalances the beer. Don't get me wrong, it is very drinkable and quite nice but the other flavors are muddled by the coffee. It opens a touch as it warms, perhaps try this after it has sat open awhile.

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Photo of EMH73
4.16/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap, poured jet black with extremely minimal tan head. Smells of burnt coffee, dark chocolate and dark fruits. Tastes of espresso, dark chocolate, sweetness from the dark fruits and licorice. Bitter finish. ABV is very bell hidden. Heavy bodied and lightly carbonated with a viscious mouthfeel. Base beer is better IMO.

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

Aged bottle served cold in a snifter. No bottling date but it shows signs of age.

Nice bottle artwork. There is a massive amount of sludge in the bottom of the bottle and a thick ring at the top where the liquid level is. Opened with a nice hiss. Poured very thick and creamy with a 1 finger head that is dark coffee colored. The beer is a very dark brown. Nose is coffee grounds, bakers cocoa, raisins, prunes, figs, notes of sherry and port wine, boozy but not intense. Taste follows the nose well. The 12% alcohol alcohol is very well hidden and it drinks more like something in the 8% range. Cocoa, old coffee, roasted malts, smokey, slight booz, slight ozidized notes that present like dark fruits and sherry, coffee grounds. Ultra smooth and creamy. A delicious offering from one of the masters of Imperial Stouts.

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

Not a lot of coffee in aroma. More tar and dark chocolate. Not sure of age, on tap.

Flavor is more coffee, but the base beer dominates. Rich dark chocolate, licorice, dark fruit.

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Photo of leroybrown10
3.1/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours quite black. Very tiny khaki colored head which took about 10 seconds to finally appear. No lacing.

Aroma is strong dark chocolate and bitter coffee. Some sweetness from molasses and caramel.

Very bitter coffee on first taste, kinda burnt-like. Dark chocolate, again quite bitter. Caramel. brown sugar, and molasses all offer a mild sweet counter point.

Medium body with medium carbonation. Extremely bitter on the tongue. Leaves a burnt, ashy feeling.

Rather let down with this beer. It's like it was scorched before bottling. Still scraping my tongue to get the feel off it.

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Photo of angelmonster
3.86/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours jet black body, viscous like motor oil. Head is super thin and chocolate colored. Head retention and lacing are below average.

Smell is of intense burnt coffee beans, burnt malts, and faint dark chocolate. Alcohol is very present but hops arent.

Taste is big on acidic coffee, almost acrid/oily. Hops arent present. Charred oak, burnt espresso, fudge, and alcohol round out the beer.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and oily. Carbonation levels are good. Head died immediately unfortunately.

Overall this beer was kind of a mess. Bitterness from coffee was overpowering along with lots of burnt overtones. I enjoyed the malt profile but as a whole, it needs refinement.

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Photo of FFreak
3.96/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Purchased at the Bevie for $7.99 for a single 12 oz bottle. Poured into a short tulip. Pours thick, oily black, with no head at all despite a fairly aggressive pour. Aroma is somewhat muted and has very little coffee aroma. I smelled mostly molasses and licorice. Taste is good...somewhat on the sweet side, and with no carbonation at all, comes close to being cloyingly sweet. And again, no coffee to speak of in the taste. It's mostly molasses, dark fruit, licorice, dark chocolate....good but not what I expected. Mouthfeel is heavy, full-bodied, thick and viscous with no carbonation. Overall, this probably appeals to fans of really thick and sweet, high-ABV stouts. For me it was a little too much.

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Photo of thepenguin
4.21/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was gonna hold on to this one but it was Christmas Eve and I was in Mexico and I couldn't think of a more perfect time to drink it!

L: Pours a pitch black with no head and very little visible foam.

S: Pungent sweet dark coffee, with toffee and caramel, bread, some baker’s chocolate and oily coffee beans.

T: Sweet, thick black iced coffee. Bready, caramel-like and roasty with some alcohol. Medium length, pleasant coffee finish.

F: Medium-full body, slightly oily mouthfeel, close to no carbonation and very little alcohol presence. Would be great with a little more carbonation.

Overall: Very tasty coffee stout – strong flavored, but with the well-masked alcohol and relatively short finish, it’s really drinkable for the abv. Could have used more carbonation, but lack of carbonation doesn’t bother me all that much with imperial stouts. The quality doesn’t justify the pricepoint however, and few beers at this price actually do, but it was good nonetheless.

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Photo of Ohiovania
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Looks nice. Oily black crimson with little head. This must not hold up well. I've had it refrigerated since i got it but I'm assuming the coffee had to be better than this for the price tag. Aroma smells nice but little coffee. Taste has nice coffee and malt balance with the coffee eventually winning out. Although the body is heavy and oily it seems to be a little undercarbed which is kind of a bummer. Nice beer. Wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of ccg
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours jet black. After pouring, a small amount of thin bubbles appear on the surface, but it looks barely carbonated.
On the nose, there is some coffee, but it's subtle and not dominant. It's mixed well with smells of dark malt, toffee, bitter chocolate, dark fruit. It's all well balanced, but you really have to stick your nose in the glass to pick it up.
The taste follows the smell, with a bit of bitterness on the finish. Coffee, sweet dark malt, some earthiness.
The mouthfeel is excellent. It's rich and chewy and viscous.
Overall, it's kind of like drinking bittersweet chocolate brownie batter mixed with espresso. The flavors are well integrated. The real star is the mouthfeel, if you're looking for a rich and chewy dessert stout.

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Photo of spoony
3.88/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From a 330 ml bottle (no date) to a snifter. Reviewed from notes dated December 1, 2015.

A-A normal pour produces a short, tan head that fades immediately. The foam leaves a film that doesn't quite cover the dark, shiny, viscous liquid below. The beer is still in the glass.

S-The aroma is heavy on the roasted coffee flavors. Like opening up a bag of espresso beans. I also sniff a little bakers chocolate. The whole package is pretty bitter. I was expecting to sniff more sweetness given my experience with previous Jesus beers.

T-The taste is closer to my expectations. It is rich with fresh brewed coffee and suggestions of chocolate syrup or brownie batter and there is some vanilla bean to go with the still-huge coffee flavor. The alcohol is pretty well concealed with just a little sweet, fruity kick in there.

M-The mouthfeel is substantial and chewy, but perhaps a little flat.

O-This is a good beer, but I am a little let down. I really like Chili Jesus, so I was hoping this beer would match it, but I find this guy a little one-dimensional. It is rich and heavy, so if you want a dessert or night-cap, this should work, but there are better options.

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Photo of rolltide8425
4.44/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours an opaque jet black with almost no head. Smells like fudge and premium coffee. Thick, fudgy mouthfeel with more chocolate, coffee, and some booziness.

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Photo of BeerDawgs
3.93/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

L - Pitch black, with no head, lacing, or noticeable carbonation. It looks like oil sludge

S - Coffee and booze, and chocolate

T - Coffee, chocolate, and booze

F - Heavy body, medium carbonation

O - A tasty coffee stout, but doesn't blow me away

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Photo of jopezu
4.5/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

pours an opaque "dirty motor oil" color with no head. slight agitation shows that it's mega-carbonated, however. nose; roasted coffee, dark fudge and chocolate. taste; huge roasted malt, fudge, chocolate and coffee. vanilla & plum sweets in the middle, and ringing on the aftertaste with toffee and espresso notes. hops are present (though suppressed) and the whole beer has a dark-rich de-bittered character. massively carbonated, and the tiny bubbles lend a creamy/velvety heavy mouthfeel. very much reminds me of eviltwin's other dessert stouts. they are impressive, but like a heaping serving of "death-by-chocolate" cake, it's most definitely a one-and-done affair; well, the big abv is hidden with magical pixie dust, so maybe not. eviltwin seems to have the market cornered on extreme dessert stouts (it shows in the price), and this one is right in the mix.

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Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

11.2 ounce bottle, no dating on it that I was able to find. Served in a snifter, the beer pours dark brown/black with about a half inch tan head that stuck around a while. There's a decent amount of lacing. I like the aroma, the brew smells like coffee, molasses, chocolate, roasted malt and a bit of anise. For the most part I think the taste is similar to the aroma, but there's also some smoke, burnt/charred malt and dark fruit noticeable. Lots of roasty bitterness, but the sweet flavors are there, too. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's creamy and slick with a moderate amount of carbonation. I think it's a pretty good imperial stout, definitely worth picking up if you like stouts and/or coffee beers.

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Photo of cjgiant
4.23/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours close to, if not motor oil thick. Head fights to the surface in a mocha color, but settles in with somewhat surprisingly light tan bubbles. Lacing is sparse and hints at the alcohol level. Simply tipping the glass for a sip brings back a little head.

Nose is strong and pungent. I've never smelled "raw" coffee, but I get an impression here. Very dark roast notes cut by a live, young (green), woodiness. Some old leather and cherry wood as odd accents I am getting, and some more generic smokiness/charred wood notes.

Smokiness comes out a bit more in the taste over the think battle of coffee and chocolate. The entire combination leads to a green pepper note by mid-taste. Ending leans chocolate, but has a significant woody and astringent bitterness to it.

Definitely full bodied, nice carbonation if ever so slightly watery by the end taste on a warmer beer. oily finish, slick and very lightly coating - a little surprising given the body heft.

A nice beer for those wanting bold, coffee-ish flavors with a dose of dark chocolate - but to me a bunch of bravado lacking a bit of nuance. Very enjoyable, and I could see it complimenting food very well. But of itself, there is a je ne sais quoi that wants something mas.

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Photo of maximum12
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to my good friend CaptCleveland for this bottle. You send a guy a bunch of Wet, & he sends back the nuclear bomb equivalent of a box. But. I. Will. Remember. 11.2 oz. holy bottle.

The pour is dense black with a quick up, quick down head. This is a reeker, one of those beers that I just want to cradle lovingly under my nasal drip for a while, breathing deeply. The coffee/roast is gentler than straight-up coffee with none of the astringency or sharpness, just the flavor cut, no doubt, by the Belgian chocolate. Late bit of lactose. Lovely.

Aun Mas Café Jesus is what coffee should taste like. A river of coffee flows, but the huge malt base slaps the bitterness into non-existence. The rare beer where even the coffee has layers: coffee, char, mocha, I’m pretty sure you could identify any Starbucks drink in here if you had a mind to. Chocolate & lactose complete the portrait. No apparent alcohol. Very, very smooth, & goes down plenty easy.

I really like the high fidelity coffee with zero bitterness, & this is as easy to drink as any monster stout. Very good beer.

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Photo of Brutaltruth
4.34/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed from the 12 oz bottle in a snifter. This nice imperial coffee pours a slick blackish brown with a nice head of light tan foam that subsides to a moderate ring, thin layer, and light lacing. Nose of rich coffee, DARK fudge, light char, and dark bruised fruits. Flavors exceed the nose with black rich coffee, anise, and fudge on all sides followed by a strong booze and deeply roasted malts to form a fantastic rich imperial stout experience. Smooth and full mouth feel, satisfying and rich with a touch of cream and roasted malts on the aftertaste. Excellent. Period.

Muy Bueno Evil Twin----ok----that's the end of my Spanish.


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Photo of StonedTrippin
4.06/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

another expensive regal drinking experience from evil twin, who continues to push the envelope pretty far. i guess i liked this more than others, i have heard some negative feedback lately, especially with how poorly its apparently aging, but not in my experience at all. picked up an eight dollar bottle at liquor mart in boulder, and its a nice buy at that price. shiny black and thick in the glass, not much head on it, but looks pretty nice even without it. an aroma of bitter stale drip coffee ahead of burnt barley and hot alcohol, sounds not that appealing, but as a night cap late, and with whatever this yeast is, it comes together really well in the aroma, at least in my opinion. the flavor is a little less compelling, the coffee does in fact taste a bit stale, unnecessarily bitter, and there is a thickness that goes a little too far for me in the feel. notes of dark chocolate and licorice flash in and out, and it ends up being kind of like dessert, even though its not real sweet for what it is. minimal carbonation and an actual hop presence give it a dark barleywine feel for a minute before all the coffee rushes back after the swallow, with just a touch of acidity. well made beer, but i would not buy this one again. worth trying though, as i think its unique among the big coffee stouts. might do well in an apple brandy barrel or something, just a thought...

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Photo of ryan1788a5
4.04/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pitch black. Brown head retains very well at a two finger height. Chunky lacing.

S: Roasted malts put down layers of roast and char. French roast coffee. Acrid, burnt. Black coffee, bitter dark chocolate. The beans themselves are assertive, but complement the roasty malt notes tit for tat. Hops are a bit aggressive too with earthy and spruce-like tones. Hints of Worcestershire sauce.

T: Wood and char, heavy roast, acrid, smokey. Layers of bitter dark chocolate, chocolate truffles, and mocha. Coffee flavors take on a dark French roast type of character, either because they are very heavily roasted or because the extreme malt flavors are rubbing off on them. Vanilla. Earthy hops have some punch too with woody and spruce-like flavors. Hint of alcohol, quickly. Overall bitterness is high, eclipsing the perceived sweetness. Long acrid and smokey finish.

M: Thick and creamy in body, though it stays very light and airy in feel. Velvety even. No sense of weight at all, which is a big surprise considering its size. Moderate, softly prickling carbonation.

O: Brash and bold throughout. Acrid, smokey, and very bitter. It is not for the faint of heart.

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Photo of smanson56
4.15/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tried this beer for the first time from a 12oz bottle from Hops N Barley in Woodstock VT. It poured a dark black color with a great nose lot of coffee aroma with a nice spice blend. I think I was actually a little let down by the taste do to the impressive nose. The mouth feel was smooth and thick like a good stout should be. The over all impression is I need another ASAP. a really good beer!

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Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 2.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent ebony with a sliver of caramel colored head. Nice viscous look to this, still effervescent, zero head retention & lacing

S: Coffee, dark fruit, a little vanilla

T: Dark fruit, carob, a little bit of woody hops, some booze, a little dryness. Raisin, chocolate, a little charred grain & dryness as this warms, some vanilla & a little leafy hops. Finishes with faint boozeyness, raisins, figs, a suggestion of coffee & a little caramel

MF: Fairly chewy, low carbonation. Carbonation picks up once warm

Fairly complex, drinkable enough, but this beer failed to truly impress me. I can better examples of this style for far less cost. Evil Twin will continue to just be a tick for me. Even when the quality is there, the price is just insane

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