Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

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


on tap

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RATINGS: 467   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 – it must taste rare!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
DuffMan (6670) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 30, 2012
Bottle, consumed during my FFL draft. Lustrous near-black pour, with a heavy looking dark brown head that leaves clots of lacy brown debris down my big Sam Smith UK pint glass. Absolutely awesome. Aroma is heady: sweet, dark, and boozy. Chocolate, molasses, prunes, whiskey & wood, hazelnut-- crazy delicious! So thick and silky! Heavy, mouth-coating palate is balanced by firm dry bitterness that doesn’t quite reach astringency, but holds the sweetness in check. Warm, boozy finish in a pleasant, comforting way. Nothing harsh, nothing out of place. What’s better than a little Jesus-- Even More Jesus! Holy wow this was crazy good!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
crossovert (7309) - Illinois, USA - AUG 29, 2012
This is like the gypsy brewer equivalent of stone. Could very well be arrogant bastard brewing, or subliminally self-righteous brewing co. I bought it 1 because Jeppe basically challenged me to really love one of his beers, 2 i heard it was thicker than Expedition and wanted to verify, 3 it was on sale, got it for 7 bucks, not sure if I would have dropped 12 like ive been hearing normal price is. Even an aged 2008 Expedition I bought for 5 bucks. The pours is impressive, oily and jet black, huge creamy tan head. It leaves a coating of tan lacing. Appearance is easily a 5. The smell is nice. It has a scent of dark bread, milk chocolate, some subtle dark fruit, nice almost butterscotch overlay. Very balanced and smooth in the smell. The mouthfeel is smooth and rich. Low carbonation. It is a bit cloying, but at 12% abv it isn’t earth-shatteringly so. Nice dark fruits add a bit of twang, there is burnt sugar and caramel, cocoa and bitter coffee. This is the kind of stuff you give to light beer drinkers to reinforce that dark beers "must be thick and dark and all that jazz."

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marsiblursi (3001) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - AUG 27, 2012
(Bottle) pours black with with a brown head. The aroma holds deep, roast, rubber, vanilla, brown sugar, earthy dark fruits, dark berries, asphalt, whisper of smoke and sticky hops. The flavour is medium to heavily sweet, medium to heavily bitter and tiny acidic with notes of deep roast, sticky hops, dark sugar, dark berries and dark fruits. The mouthfeel mega fat, oily, creamy and smooth with a light carbonation. Burned, sugary and bitter finish. Full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Phillies08Champs (687) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle from Frank Smith’s. Pours jet black with with brown head that dissipates quickly. Nose is chocolate milk, brandy, dark dried fruit and burnt sugar and booze. First sip is black malt , roasted flavors but balanced nicely by just the right amount of sweetness followed by espresso with sugar. nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2012
Bottle. Black tar hue with chocolate creamy head. Nose full of roasty cocoa malts and dark fruits. Light carbonation (near flat) with thick texture and alcohol warmth. Flavor exceeds aroma with molasses and brown sugar up front, cocoa and coffee grounds in the middle, raisin and plum like esters flow into the full warming finish. A big bad imperial stout that harkens to Old(er) Viscosity and Old Rasputin, well-crafted, complex, and delicious.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
faroeviking (10290) - FAROE ISLANDS - AUG 23, 2012
Flöska, pheeww... finally got my hands of a bottle of this motor oil. Pitch black mama butt black colour. Nice big creamy sticky brown head. Good lacing indeed. Lovely, just lovely aroma of sweet well roasted maltiness with chocolate and coffee along with lots of dark fruit, vinous. Great thick oily filling mouthfeel, really great. The flavour is just lovely, a gran fiesta for the taste buds: Lots and lots of roasted malt in great harmonious sweetness with lots of chocolate and lots of dark fruits along with a pleasant well balanced with it all bitterness. Yeehaaaa!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BenH (2259) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle. Black as night with tan head. Deep roasty aroma, dark chocolate, dark fruits, hint of licorice. Taste is massive, chocolate, licorice, molasses, something slightly savoury. Thick sweet heavy on the palate and a little salty. Very delicious

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
TheCametron (1780) - CZECH REPUBLIC - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at Craigs. Cheers Ben. Pitch black with a luscious tan head. Aroma of dark fruit, chocolate, fudge and that hearty Muscovado. Flavour is intense and complex. Warming with a wonderful bitterness to finish. A dream Imperial.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
In bottle. Pours a very dark brown colour with a decent tan head. Aroma of dark rum and raisin chocolate, caramel, coffee, oak, roasty malt and alcohol. Similar flavours and nicely bitter with dates, raisins and bitter chocolate to finish. Moderate carbonation and CO2 prickle with a foamy mouth-feel. Lovely!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cgarvieuk (14195) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 21, 2012
Bottle at home... deep black ... thin tan head ... deep roast ... mellow chocolate malts nose... soft roast ... dark roast ... big chocolate ... mellow chocolate ... mellow soft sweet chocolate ... light toffee ... dark fruits ... mellow toffee roast ... chewy chocolate ... low low carbonation ... totally rich oily

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