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Pure Evil | Evil Genius Beer Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States | website

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by FickleBeast on 12-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
67
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
29.86%
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
10
For Trade:
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Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 67
Reviews by FickleBeast:
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4.05/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Snifter. Part of a Mixed 6-pack of Evil Genius beers.

Pours pitch black with a finger of off-white foam. Aroma smells like dark chocolate syrup and a hint of bitter roast malt.

First sip is very roasty, with a tannic bitter middle, but finishing extremely smooth and velvety with no lingering bitterness. This has a nice smooth drinkable flavor. I wish the cocoa syrup flavor came through a bit more, and maybe it was a touch sweeter, but overall this is pretty solid.

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Photo of Mpenders
3.72/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Hessian257
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of KTCamm
4.1/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Evil genius choc stout. Served on tap at the Morris Tap and Grill 10/12

Pours a Jet black with clingy layer of foam. Rings and sticks Rich roasted nose coffee like dark chocolate and espresso beans. Beautiful . Smooth creamy rich taste. Creamy. Very well balanced bitter. Quite tasty. 4 45 4 375 4

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Photo of tone77
3.9/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a black color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of coffee, some roasted malts. Taste is the same, big on coffee, some roasted malts, really not getting any oats. Feels creamy in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

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Photo of DaveEcenrode
4.5/5  rDev +30.4%

Photo of ArtZan
3.48/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of IdrinkGas
3.62/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Chugs13
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of st9647v3
3.6/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mendvicdog
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jjd315
3/5  rDev -13%

Photo of fx20736
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This has been in my cellar for a while now, originally a gift from my neighbor. Served in a Duvel tulip at cellar temp.

Look: Black with a light khaki head, nice lacing

Smell: Rich chocolate atop of malt; Malt-o-Meal

Taste: thinnish, dry roast with some chocolate

Feel: Silky, full bodied

Overall: decent

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Photo of axxe
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of Nicholas_Gates
3.76/5  rDev +9%

Photo of JohnK17
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of rfgetz
3.42/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark, near black with small cap of brown froth. Scent brings strong notes of roast, ground coffee and light chocolate. Taste again is mostly roast, some coffee grinds and very week presence of advertised chocolate, light fruitiness. Was surprised to see this listed as an oatmeal stout as the body was anything but creamy... light and grainy. Overall, much better Oatmeal and Chocolate stouts out there, decent and drinkable as a plain stout.

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Photo of Drknight
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

Photo of outoffocus
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Jeffmarv
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of wiegs4life
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of Gavage
3.1/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance: pours a black color with a 2" head. Some moderate lace develops.

Smell: roasted malt and a hint of chocolate is all you can detect here.

Taste: roasted malts, prunes, light coffee tones, and barely a hint of chocolate. Soft bitterness here too.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer. Light crispness to start, smoother and a touch dry at the finish.

Overall: not a very exciting stout and it is a bit thin too. Tough time finishing the glass.

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3.75/5  rDev +8.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -5.8%

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Pure Evil from Evil Genius Beer Company
81 out of 100 based on 13 ratings.
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