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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: 454   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!


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ron (2461) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a rich brown head. Very pleasant aroma that is filled with malt, vanilla, prunes, figs, chocolate and caramel. The flavor is roasted malt but with less of the vanilla, chocolate, and prunes than in the aroma. Caramel sweetness is present as well as liquorice. Some alcohol heat at the finish. Full bodied.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dreamflower (567) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Bottle shared with northropfrye. I loved this one. I give it an 18. Dried fruit, little bit of toasted caramel.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
northropfrye (2164) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - MAY 3, 2014
Dark black body with brown head that fades quickly, some lacing, pretty while it lasts. Loud aroma of lactose, cocoa, sweet malts, vanilla, grain, aged cheddar. Taste is quite sweet, dried fruit, some booze heat, roastiness. Overall a fabulous imperial stout.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
coachd (89) - Missouri, USA - APR 27, 2014
This stuff was expensive ($15 for 22oz.) and carries a 100 rating. I probably shouldnít factor those things in, but I canít help it. This beer has a lot to live up to. The aroma is outstanding. Smells complex and well crafted, aroma is on par with the best imperial stouts I have ever had. Smells of good espresso, leather, alcohol, some dark chocolate and fig. Appearance is halfway in between brown and black, nice looking dark tan head. Had more foam than I thought it would. Tastes great up front with more dark chocolate/fudge than in the smell and espresso. Reminds me of an expensive truffle. In fact, thatís what you should eat with this brew. If Iím paying this much for beer, I expect a great palate, and this one is spot on. Thick and velvety with a slightly bitter and boozy aftertaste that is not overwhelming. Is this better than BCS? I canít believe Iím even considering that, but it may be. I would love to try them side by side. Worth the price. I canít believe Iím saying that either.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JustDrinkIt (258) - Arizona, USA - APR 26, 2014
Black pour with tan head. Aroma of toffee, roast, and alcohol. Flavor of coffee and some mild bitter chocolate and vanilla.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
wheresyourball (491) - El Cajon, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle picked up in Rochester. Pours dark brown with a light beige head. Nose is fudge, malt, slight espresso. Flavor is dark fruit, chocolate/fudge, malt, sweet and boozy. Finishes dry. Reminds me some of Choklat, but with more complexity. Very good.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
tectactoe (1535) - Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
Bottle: Thanks, Kevin. Looks like used motor oil; BLACK & thick as hell, only a small, tan ring emerges on the pour. A swirl of the glass brings up a frothy, blackened tan head. Aroma is full of dense, rich fudge, toasted peanut brittle, residual brown sugar, light mallow cream, & decadent layers of chocolate-y type desserts. Smells like a beast. Tastes like one, too. Bitter dark chocolate, fat fudge, hint of espresso, caramelized sugar & residual sweetness, toasted peanuts, & just a kiss of anise in the finish. A thick beer, a huge beer. Powerful body, thick as fuck with a melted milkshake kind of presence. Crazy good imperial stout, lovely stuff all around.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Ready4Aheady (37) - New York, USA - APR 19, 2014
bomber pour-- thick black beer, tan foam-- milk chocolate at first taste with coffee and more complex flavors on the finish, just the right amount of alcohol and bitterness to balance the sweetness... tasted against the doughnut-- tough call to pick the winner--- awesome beer-- so smooth!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (676) - Michigan, USA - APR 18, 2014
This beer pours dark dark with a dark dark awesome looking creamy head. A thick layer that just stays on top. An absolutely delicious looking beer. A huge chocolate taste. All around a chocolate brew. A very smooth milk chocolate flavor bases this thing out. What really makes it and pulls it all together is the alcohol feel at the end. Really balances out the whole beer. Very good stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Smurf2055 (1399) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 13, 2014
Pours black, finger tan head Smell creamy rich and roasty Taste vanilla, sweet Mid body Standard


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