Naughty Or Nice? | Evil Genius Beer Company

Naughty Or Nice?Naughty Or Nice?
BA SCORE
3.5/5
91 Ratings
Naughty Or Nice?Naughty Or Nice?
BEER INFO

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

Style: Herbed / Spiced Beer

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Winter

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Slatetank on 07-11-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#38,877
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
91
pDev:
15.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
0
Gots:
32
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 91 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Ardeer
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of chasmandocharles
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ordybill
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass. Has a plain silver bottle cap for beer cap aficionados. The appearance is a translucent, deep, dark brown color with a small white. The aroma is full of roasted malt and yeast. The flavor follows the aroma and has a nice roasted malt flavor. A fairly good spiced herb beer.

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Photo of 21Maestro8
3.99/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Reckage
4.1/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of woodychandler
4.22/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I am continuing to weed through my seemingly interminable backlog here at Chez Woody, some of which includes bottles, preventing me from getting to the all-important CANs. This was yet another procurement from The Friendly Greek Bottle Shop, in case you wondered.

I Pop!ped the cap and began an aggro pour which resulted in close to three fingers of dense, deep-tan head with reasonable retention. Nose reminded me of a dunkelweizen, with notes of banana and clove. Interesting! The label mentioned "Ale brewed with spices" and I wonder if my inadvertent aging did not have an effect on it. Color was Copper-Brown (SRM = > 17, < 22) with NE-quality clarity. Mouthfeel was medium-to-full, not quite creamy, but close. The taste was cinnamon spicy with milk chocolate undertones. I did get the banana flavor on the extreme finish, though, so I stand by it. Once again, the inclusion of spices rendered it fairly dry. This was a really nice beer and my aging did not seem to have had much of an adverse affect.

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Photo of Mattsacr3
5/5  rDev +42.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Best seasonal Ale out there. #MerryChristmas #InApril #HappyFourTwenty #

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Photo of KTCamm
3.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

2/26...tested in a mix a six. Pours dark brown, deep reddish hints with white foam layers. Cinnamon/nutmeg smell, some cherries. Cloves. Taste is light, almost watery, malty sweet spiced back. Light mouthfeel. A touch too sweet though.

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Photo of GetTheYayo
3.35/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.34/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JMS1512
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrDemento456
3.33/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Ow no this beer apparently is heavily spiced with anise (licorice)

A - Nice clear amber brown red hue with a 1/2 inch of opaque colored head.
S - Yep from the nose heavy licorice, molasses, and coffee roasts.
T - Not bad the licorice isn't overbearing with mild faint notes of cinnamon. Coffee roasts and sweet molasses too.
M - Kind of light for a winter warmer.

Overall I guess its not terrible just not what I want in a winter warmer.

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Photo of timnkate
3.19/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Lambdon
3.52/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WallstreetB
2.8/5  rDev -20%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of BeerCon5
4.16/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark amber color with a nice amount of fluffy white head. The scent is of toasted malt, bread, and notes of coffee and molasses. The taste is of toasted malt, spices, molasses sweetness, and notes of coffee with a mild hop bitterness. Full body and crisp feel with a clean finish.

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Photo of Jeffreysan
3.01/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 ounce bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a very pretty, clear, deep, dark brown color with a quarter of a finger of white head that dissolved into a thin halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass and formed wispy clouds that partially covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Very roasty and malty up front, with strong notes of freshly baked dark bread, coffee, molasses and licorice.

Taste: A lot like the aroma. It has lots of roasted malt and coffee flavors, balanced with some brown sugar or dark molasses-like sweetness. The beer finishes with some very assertive spices of star anise or wormwood, imparting a very strong licorice flavor that I don’t like.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied to slightly chewy. The beer has hardly any carbonation what-so-ever, and with an ABV of 5.7%, there is no presence of alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an interesting beer, with some nice roasted flavors, but there’s too much licorice flavor in it that actually turns me off. If you like licorice, you’ll like this beer, but if you don’t, like I don’t, I recommend that you pass on it.

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Photo of RyanByorick
4.5/5  rDev +28.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great beer. Would definitely recommend.

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3.84/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.67/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with an amber hue. White head forms and stays at a small fine layer. Heavily toasted malts are apparent upfront, this seems like it going to be a malty, warming hop bomb.

The taste has loads of toast and burnt caramel sugars, and a light holiday spice that is barely detectable. A touch of allspice and peppercorn/coriander are on the edges but really not too noticeable which is refreshing in a winter brew. This tastes like a solid beer.

Full bodied feel with almost perfectly crisp carbonation. No real hop bite, surprisingly clean and drinkable.

Overall, this is a well put together, simple ale that really reminds me of a true winter warmer. Nice toasted malt character and warming qualities. I could see myself drinking a good bit of this on a chilly night some time.

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2.82/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Photo of hillind
3.5/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of alcohline_trip
3.31/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of CreightonSM
3.12/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

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Naughty Or Nice? from Evil Genius Beer Company
Beer rating: 3.5 out of 5 with 91 ratings
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