Trick Or Treat | Evil Genius Beer Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Darkmagus82 on 09-03-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
210
Reviews:
38
Avg:
3.56
pDev:
16.29%
 
 
Wants:
12
Gots:
65
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 210 |  Reviews: 38
Photo of wattoclone
4.55/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

This is the best I've had so far from Evil Genius, easier to drink than Purple Monkey Dishwasher or I'll Have What She's Having, but full of flavor. Smells like a chocolate milk shake. Hits your palate as a sweet chocolate bar, similar to the BUN cluster maple bar but with pumpkin filling. Very smooth and sessionable, I'm on my second bottle already.

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Photo of tigg924
3.64/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours clear, dark brown, with 1/4 inch head. Taste is sweet milk chocolate, roasted malt, cinnamon, clove, and light peanut as the beer warms. The beer has more of a porter taste than pumpkin or peanut. Interesting beer, but I would have liked to see the other flavors more pronounced.

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Photo of jvgoor3786
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Greg2977
4/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was the top beer at my Pumpkinfest this year. Most people liked the taste (not over done on the pumpkin spice). Loved the slight taste of chocolate.

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Photo of tdm168
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AnitaBrewski
3.62/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of dbl_delta
3.45/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

OK so in general I really don't like pumpkin beers, so take this review FWIW.

Undated bottle (acquired in a swap) into pint glass. Quite dark (darker than, say, Coca-Cola) with a thin, off-white head that reduces itself to a skim quickly. Initial impression is, um, underwhelming. Not much pumpkin, a little cocoa malt, no hops, not much else. OK, maybe the cocoa comes to the forefront as it warms, but it's certainly not the most flavorful beer I've ever had. Light mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Finish is in keeping with the rest of the experience - meh.

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Photo of CreightonSM
3/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of costanzo_mike
3.96/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kegatron
3.58/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of laurapompeo
3.36/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of TheNakedStiletto
4.2/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dacrza1
4.08/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

DATE TASTED: October 2, 2015 ... GLASSWARE: Hop Devil nonick... OCCASION: warming up a cold, windy night with something tough enough... APPEARANCE: dark ruby/black body that supports a grey, thin head that settles to a quarter-inch creaminess; ... AROMA: pumpkin, cinnamon, vanilla, slightly toasted dough, oak, and strong, powdery cocoa builds a promise that demands continued inhalation... PALATE: fizzy at the throat, medium-bodied throughout, and slick at the lips... warming and lingering in its aftertaste--the creaminess encourages repeated sips ... TASTE: the cocoa overpowers the pumpkin--not a bad thing--and the vanilla rounds off the profile pleasantly... a nice, earthy spice mills through the sip; some toasted oats make this somewhat balanced... OVERALL: despite other less impressive Evil Genius Halloween offerings, this one hits with a smoothness and drinkability that would have me seeking out a six for sure... the ABV ensures sessionability...I will make this a part of my Halloween celebration in a few weeks ...

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Photo of lauries444
3.25/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Patches826
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tuowl74a
4.34/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tranquilocigars
3.55/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jcal616
4.27/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Monkeefartz
3.15/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

The taste is not well developed in this beer. The smell suggests flavors that just do not come through. It does not have the flavor profile of a pumpkin porter, but there is a bit of cocoa flavor. It is a decent beer, but just not as described. Expect to have a dark, not particularly robust (kind of watery) porter with a light touch of spice. It may be different from a tap or allowed to warm towards room temperature.

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Photo of polopaul20
3.89/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of knextel
3.22/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Can't really taste the pumpkin. Light on the chocolate.

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Photo of skriv
3.5/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Slack
2.83/5  rDev -20.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Brown and clear with a very small amount of head and no visible lacing.

Smell is dominated by chocolate and sweet malt.

Taste is a mix of bitterness, malt, unknown spice, and a metallic finish.

Mouthful is thin and light with medium-low carbonation. Finish lingers.

This sounded like a great beer but was a big disappointment. The strongest points were the look and smell. The taste was bad - no discernable chocolate or pumpkin and a lasting metallic taste. Pass this one by.

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Photo of tnjsrich
4.01/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I took a big chance and bought a 6pk. The monkey dishwasher has too much going on but the Trick or Treat is just right. A good porter with a fairly strong flavor of chocolate with a mild pumpkin and pumpkin spice flavor. I'll probably end up with another 6 ok before the season is iver

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Photo of IPAchris
3.69/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Trick Or Treat from Evil Genius Beer Company
3.56 out of 5 based on 210 ratings.
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