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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 478   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
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Few times in the history of craft beer it has happened that a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits and muscovado sugar, obviously only made in limited amounts and most crucial of all Ė it must taste rare!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thornecb (4461) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - AUG 9, 2013
Pours oily black into a snifter. Mocha head with good retention recedes to skim surface. Chocolate and earthy fruit aromas. Thick with chocolate syrup and espresso front to back. Lasting hot finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3276) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle at The Festival. Oily black pour with brown head. Aroma of smoke, intense almost milk chocolate aroma, light winey notes, a bit peppery. Intense chocolate flavor, red wine, not too sweet, light coffee finish. Thick, slightly slick body, sticky finish. Good, but a bit overpowering.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (2107) - Tokyo, JAPAN - AUG 4, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 20, 2013 Tap at Craft. Dark, dark brown. Small golden head. Aroma is smoke, meat, some sweetness, initially. Further down gets a bit more interesting. Unsurprisingly boozy. Lots of roast too. Taste is bacon at the beginning and right at the end. Lots of booze. Sweet and smoky. Maybe feels a bit too strong to get the subtleties. Very nice still. Less meaty further down. I think i should try this again. It was nice, but reading the other ratings I maybe expected a bit more. Rerate: maybe got a bit more the second time, but still not blown away. Taste gives a bit more, maybe a touch of fudge, but still booze dominates.

4.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DiarmaidBHK (3466) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Draft at hessen haus. Pours black with a thin brown head. Very thick mouthfeel. It really coats the tongue. Big chocolate malt on the tongue. This beer is almost chewy. Lots of licorice and dark fruits on the tongue. Finish lingers a long while. Evil twin has been really hit or miss for me but this is really fucking fantastic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmerz (712) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Bottle. New. Pours black with very dark brown head. Aroma is soy, umami, molasses, chocolate, smoke. Flavor is heavier chocolate, wood, very sweet but also very bitter. Texfture is wooden, thick and viscous, lively. Very very rich and delicious.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (1003) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours an opaque black with a small brown ring around the glass that leaves good legs. Aroma is complex which consists of roasted malts, dark fruits, licorice, bready, chocolate, and creamy espresso. Flavours, well there are an abundance of them... Smooth chocolate, espresso, black licorice enhanced by some alcohol giving a strong black licorice bite also emphasized by bitter dark malts and some hops, and a thick creamy mouth feel. So much complexity to this beer Iím sure I missed some flavors and smells but they are just so well balanced. Great work on this one!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Reimer96 (1288) - Alberta, CANADA - JUL 28, 2013
Pours a thick opaque black with a dark brown creamy head big long legs on the glass. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, biscuit, some roasted malts, sweet dried fruits and brown sugar. Taste is coffee, chocolate, brown sugar, biscuit, sweet dried fruits and a nice well balanced smooth alcohol warming. Excellent imperial stout, one of the best most well balanced beers Iíve ever had.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prokroustis (689) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - JUL 27, 2013
Pitch black body, creamy brown head. Amazing aroma with espresso, mocha, dark chocolate, licorice, some sour cherries. Quite heavy, alcoholic palate. Really great, roasted malty flavour with lots of coffee, dark chocolate, brown sugar, some caramel, sour cherries and plum. Heavy and complex, certainly wonderful.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dresden (884) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - JUL 25, 2013
Pours a still viscous black like dirty mower oil. Aroma is pretty standard, heavy wafting booze though. Taste is strong alcohol, roast coffee, smokey malt and fudge chocolate. Really warming alcohol, delicious beer.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beergeek23322 (2340) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 22, 2013
22 oz. bottle. Pours black with a brown head. Roasted malt, oak, chocolate and coffee aromas. Smoky flavors, bitter malt, alcohol burn on the finish.


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