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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: 466   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.09   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!


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Torrefacto (532) - Madrid, SPAIN - JUL 14, 2013
Color negro intensamente negro. Aromas de licor, chocolate, maicena y frutos rojos. En boca es densa y sedosa. Comienza con un dulzor tostado que evoluciona hacia um amargor intenso, seco y acafetado. Espectacular!

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
mwbrady12 (469) - Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 12, 2013
Almost smoky aroma and dark, lacing pour with a sharp but balanced taste and warming mouthfeel. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (2278) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Received in trade from Bencooper27, thanks for the opportunity! Pours thick and black with a small tan head that needs coaxing to even appear. Smells of brownie batter, chocolate, licorice and smoke with hints of alcohol and dark fruits poking in from time to time. The flavor is really sweet with thick chocolate cake batter mixed with cherries and plums with a bit of smoke and a lot of anise. Mild alcohol is present but not too distracting as is a hint of oxidation. Thick like oatmeal body with a light level of carbonation and a sweet syrupy mouthfeel. Nice imperial stout, I enjoyed it.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
craftycarl21 (2214) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2013
Draft at Churchkey. Ultra thick black pour with a dense, deep brown head. Nose and flavor bring gigantic flavors of chocolate ganache and truffle, milk chocolate, heavy cream and sweetened espresso, bits of fig, and rich sugar. Incredibly viscous and coating mouthfeel, not super complex but decadent and tasty.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
elgiacomo (745) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
12oz bottle, 2012 batch. Served at cellar to room temperature.

Pours very thick black with a two finger very dark brown head that holds a nice cap and leaves impressive lacing behind. Purty.

Aroma is full of rich dark chocolate, anise, black currants, dark fruit, coffee/espresso, roasted malt and a decent bit of alcohol. Very good strength.

Flavor is tons of dark chocolate, tons of it, fudge brownies, gourmet coffee beans, some underlying dark fruit especially on the finish, fairly sweet, mild bitterness, some alcohol on the end but not too bad. Really rich and tasty!

Mouthfeel is super-thick, sticky, chewy, moderate carbonation.

Freaking expensive ($11/12oz), but freaking delicious too! Extremely rich, decadent Imperial Stout. A treat!

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cunningham (4426) - Halden, NORWAY - JUL 7, 2013

Appearance: Sinful dark black color with a creamy big beige head. Longs legs. Sweet shoulders. Good lacing. Lovely curly hair. (I did not write big titts)
Aroma: Chocolate, coffee and a bit vinous.
Palate: Thick oily body. Slightly sweet and a mild bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Coffee, chocolate. EARTHY. Vinous, and complex heavy stuff.
Overall impression: Tasty and powerful ale. This one made me understand what earthy means. When it got to warm it reminded me to much of sherry. I have do drink faster. But anyway, after a solid Peroni in The Vatican CityÖ..anything taste like hell afterwords.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with Nisse666

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
pinkie (457) - New York, USA - JUL 7, 2013
This poured thick and black. Completely opaque, no light around the edges at all. No head. Just a scant dark mocha ring that formed around the glass when I tilted it too look at it. Slight shimmering lace when I drank but left the glass completely clear. No legs either. Mystifying. Nose is sweet milk chocolate and a light note of cherry that disappeared as the beer warmed. Raisin and date.Plenty of coffee, rich and roasted but not burnt. The malt is burnt sugar and molasses. Itís a touch boozy and there was a light soy quality. Taste is very rich. Creamy, milky chocolate starts over the palate, nothing bitter about it. Then you notice the huge fat malt. Itís so big that the beer seems to travel especially slowly across the tongue. The cherry is gone but there is a tiny floral to remind you. Warming to the back palate. Rich cocoa and booze. The coffee steals the show in this one. Itís laid in so well, bold, dark and roasted flavor without bitter. Intense. Mouthfeel is heavy, viscuous and creamy. Finishes dry and with a touch of char. That char is not the least bit loud or assertive. A touch of hop bitter is left to help the aftertaste linger.

This stout is so smooth that there are no prickly edges on it at all, itís well balanced and has a flavor that is not complicated. Simple and smart. Quiet about it self and has all itís aspects in perfect balance. It was aromatic and abundant in flavor.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BeerandBlues2 (9585) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - JUL 1, 2013
Tap at Maxís. Pours opaque black with a small, frothy brown head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is dark chocolate, earthy coffee, roast malt, dark fruits, earthy hops. Flavor is dark malt and fruits with light hops and bitterness with light alcohol and a sweet finish. Full body and light carbonation.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Heathen (1458) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUN 28, 2013
THOUGHTS: Could smell this one the second the first hiss escaped from the bottle as I began to pry the cap off. Hid alcohol very well for the high ABV. It was noticeable but not at all harsh. Very intense but rather smooth. Even better tasting as it warmed. TECHNICAL: Bottle. Poured an opaque black with a small, light brown head that was almost reddish and nearly fully diminished. The aroma had heavy roasted malts, coffee, chocolate syrup and very dark chocolate; hints of banana; raisin; prune; cherry;port; hints of smoke and wood; light alcohol; and dark fruits. The initial flavor was moderate to heavily sweet, and slightly bitter and acidic; while the finish was heavily sweet, moderately bitter and ever so slightly sour. There was chocolate syrup, dark chocolate, dark fruit, hints of bacon, alcohol, prune, raisin, roasted malt, coffee, cherry dark fruit, and burnt malt. The full body was oily and sticky on the lips with soft yet rather tingly carbonation and a slightly alcoholic finish.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
beernbourbon (1297) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - JUN 27, 2013
Bottle. Pour is one of the blackest, darkest beer I have ever poured. Also a deep dark brown head. Aroma is loaded with roasted malt, licorice, brown sugar, Vietnamese coffee, and faint fruit. Very well balanced aroma. Flavor is rich roasted malt, vanilla, brown sugar, and faint sweetened coffee. Really a lot better than I expected. Extremely big, but also very well-balanced. Love it.


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