Twin Bing Stout
Fernson Brewing Company

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Stout - American Imperial
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3.65 | pDev: 8.22%
Fernson Brewing Company
South Dakota, United States
Twin Bing StoutTwin Bing Stout
Notes: Pastry Stout with chocolate, lactose, vanilla, cherry puree & raspberry puree.
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hoptheology from South Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The Palmer Candy Company's flagship candy bar, the Twin Bing, features a soft cherry nougat covered in a milk chocolate coating with rolled nuts folded into it. It's a delectable treat and one worth seeking out.

Fernson got the green light from Palmer to make a beer version of the Twin Bing. Naturally, us midwestern beer drinkers were all excited. (I was a little apprehensive admittedly). It's not every day that the legendary Palmer Candy Company allows a brewer to stamp its legendary official logo on their can.

Special thanks to Kae for this can.

Pours a rust color from the can and forms a ruddy brown body with a large amount of transparency. Not a great start. Head starts at 2 fingers, recedes to a creamy ring. My first thought is, "this does not look like a stout" - this should be oil black.

Aroma is decidedly metallic with some elements of cocoa powder and faint sweet and sour raspberries. Not much else here.

IMO, the flavor resembles nothing of a Twin Bing. If I were to drink this on its own without foreknowledge of what it was supposed to be, I would say it tasted like a brown porter with lots of fruity yeast flavors. Light notes of cocoa powder. More fruity yeast. It does not taste like it should - not like a Twin Bing, and not like a stout.

Feel is thin which matches the rest of the rest of the beer's mediocre profile.

Overall, a big failure. Mixed reviews on the street about this one. I was afraid of this since our local brewers are still having trouble producing quality beers. Come on, guys. It's just a shame the Twin Bing name had to go down with the ship on this one.

May 18, 2020
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bbtkd from South Dakota

3.73/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fernson Twin Bing Imperial Pastry Stout, 8.8% ABV. Pours dark brown, with a slight ring of bubbles. Nose is light cherry and chocolate. Taste is slight cherry and chocolate, very light sweetness and bitterness. Mouthfeel is thin and under-carbonated. Overall very good. Given that they label this a pastry stout, I expected stronger cherry and chocolate, some thickness, and some sweetness. I found it disappointing as a pastry stout. As a plain stout, it is pretty good.

Apr 17, 2020
Twin Bing Stout from Fernson Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.65 out of 5 with 3 ratings