I'll Have What She's Having | Evil Genius Beer Company

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Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
Chocolate Hazelnut Imperial Stout clocking in at 9.4%

Added by alcohline_trip on 02-13-2015

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Ratings: 143 |  Reviews: 33
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.18/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Evil Genius Beer Company "I'll Have What She's Having"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "BTLON: 101217 11:51 AM"

Notes via stream of consciousness: Wow, much darker than I though it would be. It's an absolutely opaque black even when held to the light, you don't want to spill this on yourself! The head is a fluffy dark tan. The aroma is chocolatey, nutty, and roasty. What's in here again? Just chocolate and hazel nut, OK. Of course they're not real, it's made with "natural" flavors. Oh boy, that's good. It's definitely a dessert beer. It tastes like rich dark chocolate and then the nuttiness comes out in the finish with some coffee-like roastiness. There's some bitterness there, keeping it from becoming to sweet or cloying. What's the alcohol content on this? 9.4%, that's certainly respectable, and I don't find it at all. To top off the dessert beer aspect of it the body is medium and it's moderately carbonated so as to leave it a bit creamy in the mouth. They've really scored with this one. It's not a beer that I'd drink often, but for what it is it's great. The head has only now dissipated and there's still an island floating in the center, and there's some very nice lacing left behind. Nicely balanced and rounded. Very nice. Well worth trying.

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Photo of cafequaid
4.5/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dodo2step
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A- dark chocolate and black. 2 finger tan head that dissipates quickly. minimal lacing on pint.

S- chocolate malts and hazelnut

F- taste mimics nose....very sweet on the chocolate...almost like cocoa

M- thick yet creamy and smooth. Very nice complement of flavors. i like it!

O- well worth it and will always get it again.

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Photo of Adam1993
4.54/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acurtis
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jrosso
3.54/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CreightonSM
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of akpichette
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours very dark with a nice + light brown head. Smell is very chocolatey and rich.

Very heavy but absolutely delicious beer. Very chocolatey with heavy coffee notes. Clocking in at 9.4%, you can barely taste the alcohol in it

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Photo of TheFightfan1
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

12oz beer served in a tulip. Brought from Philadelphia by my wife. Brought to her by friends. I can see that there was a date, but about the top half is rubbed off -- I think it might have been 10/12/17.

Pours basically black with a respectable light brown head support by significant carbonation. Smell is super chocolatey -- like a shake.

Taste is over the top. Strong coffee and chocolate flavors, strong accents of hazelnut, strong bitterness deriving from something (maybe almost burnt roast of malts).

Mouthfeel is just slightly thick and chewy. Overall, tasty beer.

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

Photo of dlos
3.97/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from 12oz. bottle into glass, color is jet black with a finger foam head that disappeared quickly with slight lacing. Chocolate, nuts, coffee and malt all hit the nose with a slight sweetness about them.

Slightly bitter taste to the cocoa and hazelnut but has a sweet vanilla finish with moderate carbonation. This is a really delicious and pleasant beer to drink, wish I'd gotten more than I did.

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint glass: color is solid black, head is tan, presents about 1/2 inch thick and then dissipates to a solid top with some lacing on the glass.
Smell is cocoa and solid nuttiness, definitely a hazelnut like note, some lighter bitter roasted malt notes.

Taste chocolate, hazelnut, bitter roasted malt, with lingering sweetness.

Mouthfeel is moderate, well balanced carbonation and sweetness.

Overall a good beer with well hidden abv, pleasant chocolate and hazelnut flavors.

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Photo of stonelis
4.45/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a nonic pint glass and a mini snifter. The appearance in both was a dark brown color close to black color with a one finger tan foamy head in the nonic that dissipated and left a stringy spider web lacing sticking to the glass. In the snifter, the head dissipated quicker and left the same looking lacing. The smell had a roasty dry coffee bean meeting head to head against the sweet cocoa and allowing a nice hazelnut to enter in and balance as it warms. A light vanilla also starts to come out as it warms. The taste was roasty, sweet, and bitter taking the coffee bean and the hazelnut to blend nicely. A dry roasty coffee bean aftertaste leads to an extremely dry nutty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a medium on the body with a nice sipping quality about it. The vanilla comes back to lead a nice smooth and slightly creaminess to combine into a drying roastiness over my tongue. Overall, I dig this one as an Imperial Stout.

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

Photo of EMV
3.79/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head pint glass

L: Dark black pour with very thin brown head. Spotty lacing around the glass.

S: Roasted grains.. hazelnut liqueur and coffee.

T/F: Rich sweet roasted malts and grains... good notes of espresso and hazelnut... some cocoa mixed in. Some mild hop bitterness as well as bitterness from the roast. Medium bodied... lighter than expected and mostly smooth. Mild carbonation, and finish is sticky/sweet.

O: A big sweet Imperial Stout.... good melange of flavors and a tad on the sweet side. An able dessert beer but not tops for the style.

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Photo of bgold86
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of epyon396
3.76/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of reitzbrewing
4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vylo
4.81/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Act25
3.64/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Let's be honest, if you dont care for flavored coffees you probably dont like flavored beer. And if there was not enough sugar and sweet in beer for you, you'd probably be drinking cider, wine, or bourbon.
This is very well made, but definitely a dessert.

1st Review: "Too sweet by far, too artificial, broken nose."
2nd Review: "It's fine and interesting, and worth a bake off in a flight of Imperial Stouts"

A) Best part. Deep dark but not pitch black body (unlike Carton Unjunct) with ruby hues. Spouts a two fingers of mocha, pillowy head that lasts and sheet laces. A looker.
S - Aroma starts nice: hazelnuts, coffee and dark chocolate nibs. But aside from baker's chocolate, it grows more chemically as it warms, until it's a "HOLD YOUR NOSE".
T - the taste remains true to form, it's over-done sweet chocolate, a little coffee roasts, not enough bitter herbal hop bite, finished in a gooey, over sweet nutty goo-i-ness. But not chemical or alcoholic. Quite a dessert beer.
M - Too flat and thin for the style as I think additives always thin the experience.

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Photo of jagada
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dmecca
3.83/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Categart
4.75/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Exceptional taste, aroma and feel! Definate chocolate hints with a smooth finish!

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