jrallen34 (3478) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draft... Light brown with a big tan head... Smell is light espresso and smooth vanilla... Taste is awesome with a perfect mouthfeel, espresso mostly dominates, a hint of roast and vanilla adds a big creamy note to it... This is great
bgburdman9 (857) - Kettering, Ohio, USA - AUG 19, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at local option. Dark pour small light brown head. Nice flavor where vanilla and espresso come through. Had a weird finish that kept it from being great.
BMan1113VR (7834) - Los Angeles, California, USA - AUG 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Pours with a thick, long lasting deep brown head with great lace. Pitch black body underneath. Extremely good looking beer. Aromas of chocolate, raisins, coffee, malty, caramel, oily, almond, nutty, vanilla. A bit grainy. Light roast. Flavors are grainy, oats, bready, coffee, vanilla and lightly estery. Creamy, medium bubbles, very smooth and lightly warming. Very good!
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
A - Served a dark black-brown color with a thin ring of tan-chocolate head around the glass. The head fades quickly but leaves behind some nice lacing.
S - Aroma is a mix of strong burnt chocolate malts and coffee with some sweet vanilla in the background and just a tough of toasted almonds. Really nice aroma.
T - Starts off with strong espresso bitterness that transitions into lots of burnt chocolate flavors. Through the middle, the sweet vanilla flavor comes through with some toasted almond flavor as well. Very nicely balanced. The finish is a mix of espresso, burnt chocolate, and vanilla that linger nicely.
M - Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation. The beer feels smooth and dry from all of the burnt and coffee flavor.
D - Very drinkable. There were a lot of flavors contributing to this beer, but everything really seemed to come together nicely and balance out. Love the vanilla and toasted almonds.
brokensail (10642) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
A: This one pours a dark brown, nearly black, color with a finger of tan head.
S: A big chocolate aroma as well as lots of oatmeal cookie kind of notes. This really does have some biscotti character to it. A little bit of coffee and some cocoa, too.
T: Sweet chocolate and slightly bitter cocoa. There is a very nice oatmeal cookie flavor to it with a bit of coffee and dark chocolate. Slight toffee sweetness with a hint of molasses.
M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.
O: This was a really nice beer. Excellent sweetness and balance with a really nice mouthfeel.
beersearcher (2315) - Glendale, California, USA - AUG 13, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The best of three Evil Twin beers that I sampled. Big coffee aroma. Black brown in color. Some licorice notes along with the roast. Some sweetness at the end and some beer sticking to the side of the glass.
popery (1360) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 11, 2011
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap, City Beer Store. Very good strong porter. Pours a very dark brown with a small, dissipating beige head. The aroma has a lot of dark chocolate with coffee, roast and a light touch of vanilla. The vanilla is mild and the coffee is relatively restrained, but both mesh very well and neither tries to take center stage. Taste is mild to medium sweet with a lightly bitter and drying finish. Lots of rich dark chocolate tinged with espresso. It’s a pleasure to drink. Good stuff.
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 18, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught @ Cruise Roma - Barcelona, Un Mare di Birra, Grimaldi Lines.
Clear dark black brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly diminishing, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, dark chocolate - coffee, licorice, moderate roasted and caramel. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and moderate bitter with a long duration, dark roasted, chocolate (vanilla), coffee - espresso. Body is medium full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.