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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 pants678
4.08/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black with a thin tan head.

Bold coffee.

Doesn't feel like the coffee was supposed to be subtle or well blended. Harsh edge is right out front. But, it's not imposing enough to be off putting. It rides the border and is not really worth $9 for 12oz. Like the base, a touch of sweetness would do a lot of good.

This series is super dense.

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Photo of stouts4me
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured the 12 oz. bottle into a Tallgrass snifter.I took a look at the bottom of the bottle and there is a coating of black,thick ? Coffee grounds, I dunno.

The beer itself is midnight black with a good 1 inch foamy tan head.

My nose must not be on because I don't get much here.

The taste , though, is really good, a nice balanced, not the least bit bitter, malted milk ball, cocoa powder , mild chocolate fudgy goodness.

Mouthfeel must fall in the middle area, not thin, not viscous like your motor oil.

I bought two of these and I believe this is about a year on it, so the other should be good for about another year tops, or you prolly lose a little more of the taste.

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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 avalon07
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a jet black color and a thick consistency. There was a massive, tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Below average lacing.

S: As expected, there's a lot of coffee in the aroma, along with some malt as well.

T: Like the smell, a boatload of coffee in the flavor, along with some dark chocolate, light hops, and malt as well. There's slight burnt quality, but it's negligible. A robust, forceful, well done flavor.

M: A fair amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Full-bodied.

O: I'm not going to say this is my favorite example of the style, but it is still a very good beer. Definitely worth a look.

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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 Knapp85
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This poured out as a jet black colored beer with a brown colored head on top. The head faded into just a thin ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass. The smell of the beer is loaded with some serious dark coffee aromas, very rich and very roasted to say the least. The taste of the beer follows the nose quite well, the roasted coffee floods the taste buds and leaves a bitterness of dark chocolate in the aftertaste. It's a got a big taste to it for sure. The mouthfeel was pretty heavy, plenty of body to this as well as a decent amount of carbonation also. Overall it's a powerhouse of a beer, if you like strong coffee and dark beer you'll enjoy this one a lot.

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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 jbwimer
4.09/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought this at Brawley's in Charlotte back in May, I believe. I probably let it sit too long, and can't imagine the coffee flavors will be as dominant. Oh, well! Here it goes.

A- Standard pour into a brandy snifter. Very small, dark-brown head that disappeared rather quickly. Some traces are left on the glass, though not much lacing to speak of. This beer is hella dark. No light is getting through. I like the looks of it.

S- Nothing too impressive. It's nice, but very understated. Hardly any coffee on the nose, which is no surprise seeing as it's been sitting in my basement for about 6 months. Smells like a solid imperial stout with just a hint of coffee mixed in with the chocolate and roasted malt. Alcohol has a slight presence, but not much.

T- Very tasty. More coffee comes out in the taste, especially towards the end of the sip. Before that it's a very smooth, rich chocolate. More milk than dark, though there is a hint of that bitterness. Same as the nose, slight presence of alcohol flavor, but not enough to be disturbed.

M- Honestly, I'm going between a 3.75 and a 4 here. It's super smooth and creamy, but then a carbonation that isn't entirely pleasant enters in and leaves a bit of a burning sensation in the throat. It's not awful, just a little off-putting. If that wasn't there, I'd rate the mouthfeel pretty high, cause apart from it, this beer is SMOOTH.

O- I want to get one of these and drink it fresh. First of all, I feel like a lot of the coffee died off, which is sad cause I love those flavors. Second, I want to know if that same carbonation would be present. I'm not well-versed in how oxidation works, but I'm wondering if this is a result... Someone help me here. Overall, a really enjoyable beer, but I'm fairly certain a fresh one would get a higher school. Perhaps I'll be able to revisit down the road. But, for now, ¡SALUD!

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Photo of jrenihan
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Beer is black with a large tan head. Head fades slowly.

Nose contains a lot of coffee, dark chocolate and roasted malt. Perhaps a whiff of vanilla too.

Taste is like the nose. Roasted malt. coffee and dark chocolate. Some dark fruit as well. Quite rich.

Full bodied, low carbonation level. Thick and smooth. Nice.

Overall, a good beer. Not one of my favourites from Evil Twin, but good.

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Photo of CNoj012
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a pitch black with a small mocha head. Retention and lacing are minimal.

Smell is very strong bitter coffee and sweet milk chocolate.

Taste is the same but more subdued. Starts off with the sweet chocolate and finishes very bitter with the coffee.

Feel is medium to thick and syrupy. Lacking severely in carbonation.

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Photo of MasterSki
4.11/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle from The Beer Temple. Served in a taster glass.

A - Big tan foam lingers, leaving behind tons of sticky lacing. Pitch black body. Ominous. Not sure what else one would want here.

S - Big coffee, roasted malts, light smoke, dark pumpernickel bread, dark chocolate, and perhaps a tad yeasty. Alcohol is very well-hidden.

T - Taste isn't quite as good, with less of the sweetness and more espresso bitterness and heavier emphasis on roasted and charred malts. Basically my exact same problem with the other beers in this series, but more extreme due to the coffee addition.

M - Medium-full body, some roasty and gritty coffee grounds in the texture, viscous, chewy, with lower carbonation. Again, well-hidden alcohol.

D - I didn't find this to be a big improvement on the base beer; while the coffee imparted more depth to the aroma it put the burnt and charred notes out of balance flavor-wise. Otherwise, it's a very solid Imperial Stout. Worth checking out, particularly if you're that guy who likes eating the burnt cookies and/or popcorn.

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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 epyon396
4.12/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Smells of coffee, brunt coffee, smoke, and dark malts. Very boozy nose. Not the best.
Taste is tons of coffee, dark chocolate, and a surprising amount of smoke.
Super smooth, yet somewhat chewy and subtle carbonation. Great feel to this one.

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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 corysmith01
4.13/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on tap at Tørst in Brooklyn. As you might expect, jet black and lots of coffee on the nose. Moderate carbonation. Quite a bit of sweetness masking the ABV very well. This is one of those "must try" beers, so glad I was able enjoy it finally.

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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 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 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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Photo of papat444
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My first taste of Evil Twin. Thanks to my buddy Jeremie for this one.

Thick, dark pour which is totally black-brown; huge brown head that makes itself at home without budging much. Aroma is cocoa beans, chocolaty roasted coffee. Flavor delves a bit more with decadent bitter chocolate, strong espresso and rich cocoa beans. Low carbonation and an amazing ease to drink belie the 12%. Very good stuff.

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Photo of jacewg
4.19/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Brookland Pint.

Look. Jet, jet black. Almost no light coming through. Small khaki head that drops quickly. Moderate lacing. Appearance looks similar to Bourbon County. Viscous as can be.

Aroma: Holy coffee. Tons of it on the nose. Big and rich with hints of astringency and acidity. Lots of roasted malt and some very dark chocolate character.

Taste: Incredibly thick and viscous mouthfeel. Dominant coffee profile. An assault on the palate. Supporting dark chocolate character and roasted malts. Between the malts and the coffee, quite bitter. Sweetness is remarkably subdued for 12%. This drinks more like 8 or 9%. Big all around, but everything plays together.

Feel: Again, in the Bourbon County vein of things. Light on the carb, heavy on the body. Coats the mouth. Lingering coffee character, acidity, and bitterness. Tastes like the most intense, alcoholic cold brew you've ever had. The feel is nailed on this.

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Photo of BradenMK
4.2/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This was an interesting one. It's definitely really, really good, but it's just not quite worth the price tag. I'm glad I bought two bottles (I will be aging the other), but it's just a smidge overpriced.

Really, really dark black pour with a mocha colored head. The head however is nearly non-existant. Pour AGGRESSIVELY. The coffee oils did a number on the head retention.

Smell is a little acrid, and little burnt, and otherwise very subtle. Not the most inviting thing in the world, but not repulsive.

Taste is pretty great, the most massively coffee forward beer I've ever had, to be sure. It's got more coffee than Peche Mortel (a wonder of a beer). It puts me in mind of a more espresso version of the Espresso Yeti from Great Divide, only, for the price, it's not really better.

Feel is definitely fantastic. Many a beer will *tell* you it has a fudge-thick body, but this one truly delivers. Oak Aged Yeti (and variants) is the thickest mouthfeel stout I've ever had, and it still might be just right up there as my favorite stout of all time, but Aun Mas Cafe is probably its equal. It has less carbonation, and the coffee definitely has done something to the feel of the beer, yet, I feel with age, this feeling, combined with the mellowing of the massive coffee flavor, *could* produce something utterly fantastic. Time will tell (and I will be there to tell you all in one year).

Overall, I've had better stouts, but few better coffee stouts. There are too few accessible imperial coffee stouts out there, and this is not something I would call accessible by any means, but if I see one, I will try it. Personally, I think Espresso Yeti is just as good (fresh) and you get more for your buck, and KBS is better. I also think (fresh anyway) that Evil Twin's Imperial Biscotti Break is better too (if even more expensive). Still a great, great beer that I can't wait to examine again in a year.

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

A: Pours pitch black with a huge and very dense dark brown head. Head fades quite slowly, leaving pretty substantial lacing behind. Great head retention.

S: Mild coffee with a decent bit of char. Bittersweet chocolate. Has an indistinct aroma that I can't quite describe properly. Kinda reminds me of chicory but not quite.

T: Decent coffee up front with lots of chocolate. Interestingly bitter, especially on the back end, probably the coffee and more bitter chocolate. Surprisingly bitter here given the 12% ABV. Almost a welcome surprise, most big stouts this strong are hugely sweet. Sharp coffee and baker's chocolate lingers between sips.

M: Heavy but not overly so. Thick.

O: Nice beer, I like the coffee addition. Not quite as good as regular Even More Jesus. Even More Jesus was like drinking brownie batter, sweeter, thicker and more viscous. This has the additional complexity of coffee which is nice, but is almost hugely bitter (reminds me of a fresh Expedition stout but not as good). Not quite as good a mouthfeel either. Still a delicious beer, just hard to reach the heights of the regular Even More Jesus. Great bitter coffee and chocolate flavors, if that's your style.

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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 Tone
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a black color. 1/2 inch head of a tan color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of coffee, roasted malt, sweet malt, hops, hint of pine, alcohol, and slight wood. Fits the style of an American Double / Imperial Stout. Mouth feel is sharp and clean, with an average carbonation level. Tastes of coffee, roasted malt, sweet malt, hops, hint of pine, slight alcohol, and slight wood. Overall, good appearance, aroma, body, blend, and complexity.

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Photo of jaasen64
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

11.2oz bottle poured into HF "fest" sherry glass.

A- Pours an opaque jet black with about a quarter finger of fairly thick creamy mocha brown head that has about average retention but recedes to a flat almost creamy looking top that leaves some thin layered lacing.

S- Aromas of dark creamy chocolate fudge, lactose sugars, molasses, and coffee. Slightly above average aroma strength with nice pleasant aromas for a stout.

T- Dark chocolate fudge and bitter coffee greet the palate, followed by more of a roasty slightly hazlenut coffee balanced with baker's chocolate, finishes with more coffee and cocoa powder.

M- Rich, creamy, velvety, alcohol almost non-existent, very easy to drink. Exactly how a 12% stout should feel.

O- Even More Jesus is easily one of my favorite high ABV stouts- the rich, creamy mouthfeel and delectable chocolate fudge tastes are almost unparalleled. The addition of coffee adds a nice uniqueness to the beer that complements nicely but I wouldn't necessarily say it improves the beer that much. If this beer was cheaper (I think it was just over $10/11.2oz bottle) I would probably drink it all the time, but at that price it is more of a rare but enjoyable treat.

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