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
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#7,270
Reviews:
33
Ratings:
144
pDev:
10.61%
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3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of djrn2
3.52/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.99/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 DrBier
4.14/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PhineasMcClintock
3.65/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kegatron
3.81/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of woodychandler
4.35/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.25

What a weekend! I felt a cold coming on when I returned home on Friday and so I decided to ensconce myself at Chez Woody to watch hockey and reduce the backlog. This beer came home with me from The Fridge and is an intriguing addition to the weekend.

From the bottle: "Chocolate Hazelnut Imperial Stout". Whee!

Having Pop!ped the cap, I decided to again see what I might net with an aggro pour. Once more, I had to back off, but the net result was a finger-and-a-half of dense, rocky, deep-tan head with great retention. Color was likewise easy - Black/Opaque (SRM = 44) since there was precisely ZERO light penetration. Nose smelled like hazelnut coffee. I am a huge fan of coffee, having retired as a U.S. Navy sailor over sixteen years ago, but flavored coffees do not do it for me, except blended with regular coffee. Just sayin'. Mouthfeel was thick, full, creamy, like a big dollop on my tongue! Jesus, this plus 9.4%. I may have to give up sooner than I had intended. The taste was like a Cadbury Fruit & Nut bar in that it was chocolaty, nutty and even with some notes of dried, dark fruits. Mmm. If I keep up like this, they are going to revoke my Hophead status! The lacing that was beginning to appear was going to require a jackhammer to remove. Finish was semi-sweet and the brewers should be applauded for keeping this in check. It could have been wildly over the top and totally undrinkable, but it was really good. That said, it was more of a one-and-done for me, probably better suited as a dessert beer.

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3.92/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.07/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared by Isaac the other day, thanks man.

This one pours dark and deep, with a 1/4 mocha head, and only a small amount of lacing.

This one smells pretty good, tons and tons of hazelnut, they definitely did not skimp here. Chocolate and coffee are definitely noticeable on the nose as well.

This is essentially a nutella stout, with the big emphasis on hazelnut and chocolate. Both flavors taste real, and not artificial. I did worry they might taste a bit fake. However, my fears were not realized, and this was a rich, creamy sweet stout. There's some roasted malt here to remind you it's a stout, not chocolate milk.

This has a very creamy mouthfeel, with a lower level of carbonation. The drinkability is very nice.

This was definitely not on my radar, and I'm glad I got to try it.

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3.32/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

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3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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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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3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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4.43/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Wonderful chocolate and hazelnut flavors with just enough bitterness to balance, smooth creamy mouthfeel, and zero alcohol noticeable. Just a terrific all around beer.

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Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -24.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Dicers
3.95/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CharlesK
3.25/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours clear, dark brown in color with 1/4 in head. Taste is caramel, dark chocolate, and hazelnut. Medium bodied, sweet, with low carbonation. One of the better Evil Genius brews I have had. Makes for an excellent dessert beer.

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3.88/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.85/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DrDemento456
4.06/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Deep dark not pitch with some ruby hues to the base. A inch plus of deep mocha head that takes a while to dissipate.
S - Aroma is real nice hazelnuts, coffee and cocoa nibs.
T - Good taste a nice balanced sweet chocolate, some coffee roasts, slight bitter herbal hop bite, and some nutty goodness.
M - A bit thin for the style pretty much my only complaint. Creamy smooth body though.

Overall its a good rather sweet take on a nutty imperial stout. I would get it again.

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

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I'll Have What She's Having from Evil Genius Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 144 ratings