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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: 448   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Damico (2452) - Royersford, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 9, 2012
Pours thick unclear oil black coffee with a beautiful creamy burnt caramel lightly cinnamon head. The aroma brings smoke, sweet hazelnuts, roasted malts, and dark fruits. The flavor brings sweet brown sugary malt flavors with a bit of cocoa and coffee as well. Delicious on a big creamy body tasting smooth more like 9% not 12%!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Pinball (10686) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 9, 2012
pitch dark, huge creamy smooth dark brown head. Looks pretty solid. very nice roasted aroma, cofee, chocolate, faint brown sugar, complex. Very nice. alc. well hidden. Flavor is roasted malts, licorice, alc. bitterness, soy sauce, quite high on the licorice and soy sauce. palate is slightly thick.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jackl (4299) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Bottle @ CPK. Pours deep brown with a creamy tan head. The nose is loads of milk chocolate, brown sugar, and espresso. The taste is fudge, scorched espresso beans with a moderate kick of grassy hops on the long finish. Really nicely balanced while maintaining a big flavor profile. Not overly sweet of palate-destroying. Very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Papsoe (25090) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 3, 2012
Bottle 33 cl. Pours a thick black with a tiny light brown head. Sweet chocolate aroma combined with thick prune juice. Rich, rich body, sweet roast, syrup and dark dried fruit. Some late coffee accents but never really bitter. Lovely. 030812

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Leighton (10466) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 2, 2012
Tap at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours a miraculously thick black, oily, with a small, brown cap. Rich cocoa nose with burnt toast, some booze and smokey wood. Great flavor, very rich, with lots of dark chocolate, charred wood, chocolate syrup, baking cocoa, a bit of hard alcohol and some off-setting earthy bitterness. Very well balanced impy stout. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Some warmth to finish with lots more dark cocoa and some lasting scorched wood. Excellent beer overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2098) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle at Bishops Folkungagatan. Pours heavy black with a very small brown head. Sweet chcolatey taste with some soy and rosted malt. Heavy brew. Would probably have apreciated it more in october than july...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2229) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - JUL 31, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a small nice looking latte colured head. Vinous aroma with notes of red fruits and coffee. Sugary, smooth. and alcoholic (in a good way). Coffee, tobacco and chocolate...

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (10605) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 30, 2012
The pour is black in color with a small tan head. Not a big fan on the nose. heavy on char, smoke, and roasted malt. A bit of alcohol, too. Some burnt sugar and mild dark chocolate. The flavor is also quite smokey and charred, maybe some ash. Burnt sugar, licorice, and molasses give a bit of sweetness. Lots of coffee and a bit of dark chocolate.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bragesnak (5346) - Aarhus, DENMARK - JUL 30, 2012
CBC. Tap,110512. Black with beige head. Aroma of chocolate and liqourice. Flavour with dried fruit and coffee too

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Cybercat (3198) - Georgia, USA - JUL 24, 2012
Rich, smoky aroma has notes of molasses, roast malt and semi-sweet chocolate with hints of quality coffee and brown sugar. It pours a rich sable no more than a kitten’s whisker above jet black with a very thick and somewhat persistent dark chocolaty tan head. Lip-smacking flavor has roast malt, brown sugar, chocolate and coffee notes plus hints of fruit and caramel. It is somewhat sweet, but not overly so. Thick, rich flavor has a stabbing tingle to it, almost as if it contained some kind of hot pepper. One of the best imperial stouts I have tried.


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