Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil Brew | Jack's Abby Brewing

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245 Ratings
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Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil BrewJack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil Brew
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jack's Abby Brewing
Massachusetts, United States
jacksabbybrewing.com

Style: Schwarzbier

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by bleeps on 12-20-2013

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
245
Reviews:
37
Avg:
3.86
pDev:
8.81%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
14
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 245 |  Reviews: 37
Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmbphoenix
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SPD656
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.04/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Nucleosynthesis
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kmbeer
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.01/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of whatname
3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beersilio
4.62/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A great example of this style. The smoothest and most pleasing of what can be a style not suited for everybody. Sweet with chocolate note and hints of coffee, Very smooth with no hoppy snap at the end.

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Photo of Chaz
3.46/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours an inky-black to the naked eye (cola brown when held up to direct light) with a medium tan head.

On the nose there's prominent notes of roasted malt, light cocoa, and some smoke. Equal parts sweet and tangy -- reminds me of a dark, bitter chocolate.

Sweet, with heavy milk-chocolate and lighter bitter cocoa on the first sip, just the lightest touch of tanginess and astringency toward the end. Dry-ish on the finish with something like a "chalk"-like texture in the resultant mouthfeel.

Not bad. Lighter in body than the label would suggest, but on par for the style for the most part. Granted also that this beer is now retired and thus an older bottle, but it's held up in the 'DBF' very well.

Pretty good overall.

Thanks to BA gory4d for the opportunity to finally try a Jack's Abby brew.

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3.69/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisrarebeer
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of akang
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SocalKicks
3.52/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.59/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Smelled like a bowl of oatmeal. Dark, oaty, sweet. Aged for a year or so. I was socializing with friends while I was drinking it so I didn't feel like it was appropriate to excuse myself to delve nto my phone to write a review. That's the type of behavior that perpetuates a negative (read:hipster) image of us beer geeks amongst those who don't populate this site. Unfortunately, I don't remember all the nuances and flavor notes now that I have time to be on my phone. However, BA won't let me simply add the beer to my list in a manor that allows me to simply remember how much I liked it or not without writing a review. So here's the review... It would be nice to be able to use this site in whatever manor I choose. I've added over 600 beers to my list, and visit the site daily. I rate them in a way that allows me to keep track and remember my overall impression of it without having to major in English literature, especially when I'm with company- which is the best way to drink good beer-- and the worst for being sucked into your phone.

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Photo of costanzo_mike
3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Howlader
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BigZ2214
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of JKV96
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of paresis
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of fossage78
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ZEB89
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of eluvah
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of LutherBrau
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ppoitras
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

16.9oz bottle purchased as a single from Yankee Spirits, Sturbridge, MA.

Poured into an imperial pint glass, formed a dense 1/4" tan head over the slightly cloudy reddish brown brew. Head holds as is, with sporadic slow-falling lace. Aroma is roasty and sweet.

Taste starts where the nose left off, sweet and malty through and through, balanced to the end. Very smooth mouthfeel, and drinkability is great. Would search out again.

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Jack's Abby / Evil Twin Jack's Evil Brew from Jack's Abby Brewing
3.86 out of 5 based on 245 ratings.
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