Pure Evil | Evil Genius Beer Company

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Brewed by:
Evil Genius Beer Company
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Winter

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Added by FickleBeast on 12-16-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 68 |  Reviews: 14
Photo of stakem
1.25/5  rDev -64.5%

I normally would not write a review as short as this but folks should be aware that purchasing this is risky. A friend shared a bottle of this with me this weekend and it was either a terribly executed oatmeal stout or grosely infected. All sour fruit with carbonic and mineral character.

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Photo of q33jeff
2.5/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25


Aroma is light chocolate and coffee. Dark Black color, thin white head. Thin beer. Taste is Alka-Seltzer; not very flavorful for a Stout. Missing sweetness, boldness, bitterness that you would expect Thin feel.


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Photo of brez8791
2.75/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

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3/5  rDev -14.8%

Photo of Gavage
3.1/5  rDev -11.9%
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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Photo of Suds
3.12/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Utterly black, the beer has a moderate tan head. Decent lace. The aroma has a pronounce oat and roasted grain smell. There is a slight astringent and acrid smell....a bit of charcoal too. The taste is similar, very dry and a lot of smoke. Not as much creamy oatmeal flavor as I expected. Still, solid and forceful flavor. Lots of roasted notes. Low hop flavor and moderately high bitterness. Full mouthfeel, but I feel that it could have been far creamier. Overall, this is just an average stout.

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Photo of Darkmagus82
3.24/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Poured from bottle into pint glass

Appearance – Pours a dark brown color with a huge and thick tan colored head. The thick and creamy head has a wonderful level of retention, very slowly fading to give a wonderful level of lacing.

Smell – The aroma is rather light overall, but consists mostly of darker smells. There are aromas of cocoa and a roasted malt. There are some lightly sweet aromas of vanilla and caramel mixed with the darker and roasted aromas as well.

Taste – The taste starts out with a roasted malt and lighter cocoa flavor. As the taste advances a light caramel sweetness comes to the tongue. Quickly after this more bitter flavors begin entering the taste. A earthy and citrus hop bitterness comes to the tongue along with more bitter cocoa. Some flavors of coffee and almost dirt flavor come to the tongue at the end. The roasted flavors and sweet p front don’t meld to well with the more bitter flavors that come to the tongue at the end and leave a slightly off bitter roasted flavor on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the lighter side in terms of creaminess with a carbonation level that was rather average. The body was a bit thin for the roasted flavors with the carbonation level being a little too high for the darker brew, taking away from the roasted flavors(although it may have helped diminish some of the more bitter flavors).

Overall – It has a god look and a decent smell, but its mouthfeel and taste were both a bit off. Not really one I would recommend.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of mothmanscott
3.31/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, deep brown, with ruby highlights, so dark as to appear black, producing a huge 3+++ fingers of mocha, moderately lasting, frothy head that leaves beautiful, clumpy webs of lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, Baker's cocoa, rich dark chocolate, roasted nuts & coffee with hints of molasses & a faint touch of dark fruit. Taste is overwhelmingly Hershey's chocolate syrup, followed by dark roasted malts & slight burnt notes, hints of cola & coffee with a hop bitterness appearing at mid-sip. The dry finish exhibits a slightly burnt, unsweetened cocoa & low caramel like sweetness. Aftertaste is dry, bitter chocolate, roast & a more exaggerated burnt note than in the finish. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low-moderate carbonation, chewy, creamy & smooth.

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Photo of ToddT
3.33/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

L- Dark brown, almost black with a thin tan head. The head fades quickly to a cap and leaves some decent lacing on the glass.

S- Roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, and hints of toffee.

T- Roasted malts dominate at first, coffee and chocolate are a nice counterpoint with out being a distraction. Somewhat bitter hop note makes an appearance at the middle but is quickly displaced but a bit of toffee and caramel sweetness.

M- A little light in body for my taste is an oatmeal stout, low in carbonation but it doesn’t have a creamy feeling that I usually associate with this style. Finish is dry with a final note of semisweet chocolate as it should be.

O- Interesting take on the style, more creaminess and body and this could have been a real winner. The 5.6% ABV makes is a decent session candidate if it gets tweaked a bit.

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3.4/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of rfgetz
3.42/5  rDev -2.8%
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 ArtZan
3.48/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -0.6%

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Pure Evil from Evil Genius Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.52 out of 5 with 68 ratings
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