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

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States
evilgeniusbeer.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
128
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
11.37%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Photo of ThisWangsChung
2.12/5  rDev -45.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

Pours a dark brown color. The head is two fingers high and khaki in shade. Retention is quite good, and a consistent sheet of lacing sticks to the glass.

How 'bout them apples, the aroma is just like Nutella. Hey, I like Nutella, and this brings nice quotients of chocolate, hazelnuts, and more general nuts. But here's the thing - as soon as it opens up, it becomes almost ridiculously chemical-smelling. There is a touch of piny hoppiness to break things up (and perhaps, save it from being overtly sugary), but I can't get over the artificial qualities coming through. Normally, beers like this (see: DuClaw Sweet Baby Jesus) smell great but taste chemical and meh. This doesn't even waste any time tricking those senses: the aroma screams "ARTIFICIAL".

Hrm, this is odd. This actually tastes a bit less chemical than the nose suggested. Still, beneath the healthy brown sugar, caramel, and dark chocolate sweetness that opens this up, there is an artificial twinge to this that I could do without. Did I say twinge? Did I say a bit less chemical? I lied. This is smacking me with notes of hairspray and potpourri on the finish. It's both too sweet and too lacking in natural qualities - ergo, I don't like it one bit.

This feels insanely sweet and coating - not in a good way, either. It just coats the tongue with an artificial (there's the word again), candy-like sweetness. Carbonation isn't very noticeable, thanks to how slimy it is.

I most certainly will NOT have what Sally is having, thank you very much. Next!

2.12/5: If nothing else, it makes DuClaw's chocolate peanut butter silliness look like Rochefort 10

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Photo of Kennethzelljr
2.73/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 1.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Photo of barneysdad
2.83/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of q33jeff
3.08/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

**
04/01/2015
Bottle to glass.
Aroma is strong nutty, but nothing else is discernible. Seems more peanut than hazelnut. Appearance: Dark black. Small, but thick, white head. Taste: chocolate, coffee, late bitterness from hazelnut/ peanut. Sour fruit late also. Feel is heavy, muddy, flat. Interesting and great name, but beer is so so."
**

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Photo of FickleBeast
3.17/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle poured into a DFH snifter.

Pours jet black with a half finger of off white foam. Aroma is strong with an artificial hazelnut flavor. First sip is a rush of artificial sweet flavor, with a roasty finish. The flavor is dominated by hazelnut syrup, like what one might add to a coffee drink.

This one is a miss for me. The flavor isn't natural or particularly appealing. Body is on the thin side.

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Photo of Joe_wineworks
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GetTheYayo
3.18/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TTripp725
3.19/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of t2grogan
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -16%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Act25
3.28/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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.

Too sweet by far, too artificial, broken nose. I would never get it again.

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Photo of SadMachine
3.32/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Sludgeman
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Fievel
3.42/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Evil Genius needs to figure out why almost all of their beers have a metallic after taste... Figure that out theyll have some solid brews.

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Photo of ctylinebeer
3.44/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle hard poured into a tulip glass. Winter seasonal 6-pack. Imperial stout with chocolate and hazelnut. Named after The famous movie "When Harry Met Sally" starring Billy Crystal and Meg Ryan. 2016 vintage as well.

L - deep dark brown color, pitch dark body, light brown/white foam dome with semi large bubbles around the top.

S - chocolate is very prevalent with some coffee notes. 80-20 with chocolate being the majority. Boozy BCBS character as well

T - notes of chocolate, mocha, coffee. Mostly come off as after tastes, little flavor from the liquid

F - watery mouth feel, no velvety texture or heaviness. Resembles more of an imperial brown ale.

O - the nose and feel for this beer are great, but the taste is lacking crucial flavor. Granted it is a vintage bottle, so flavors change over time. For being in a 6-pack and $13.49, this will feed your big beer taste for sure. Cheers!

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Photo of Enochase04
3.48/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kalosjakar
3.49/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours brownish black with a tan foamy/creamy head.

Hazelnut up front in the aroma, faint sweet chocolate, roasted notes.

Thin mouthfeel, taste of chocolate up front, low carbonation, very basic and the flavors taste artificial.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
3.51/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JMS1512
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Mikus
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rutkiller
3.59/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A dark, heavy imperial stout with strong hints of chocolate and hazelnut. Pours pitch black and has a very small 1/4 inch tan, creamy head. Great feel in the mouth, but leaves an odd after-taste. Smells sweet; overly sweet. Nice looking beer, but wouldn't buy again.

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Photo of Stermax
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.65/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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I'll Have What She's Having from Evil Genius Beer Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 128 ratings.
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