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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: 480   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 – it must taste rare!


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4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
appgrad22 (29) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Very good beer...one of the best stouts I've had! Flavor is coffee and chocolate...Porsche jet black. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JHeath99 (1027) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep dark opaque black with a layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee, smooth chocolate, and roasted malts. Taste of milk chocolate, coffee, nice dark roasted malts.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GG (2176) - NorCal, California, USA - OCT 26, 2014
On tap @ 10 East - Pitch black, rich creamy head that likes to stick around awhile. Roasted malts, dark chocolate, mocha-ish aroma...also a welcomed rich roasted almond/nut like effect smelled. Thick, viscous body. Flavor was a little disappointing. A little more sweetness would have made this decadent, but it leans to the dry side. Bittersweet, dry chocolate, lots of black coffee and noticeable heat from the alcohol. Very good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ryanfolty (1872) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
October 24, 2014 - on tap Darkness Eve at Stubs. Black pour with limited head. Aroma and taste of a dark chocolate fudge bar with some dark fruit. A little bit of alcohol was in taste but well hidden. Wow this was tasty!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
JefVerstraete (1482) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2014
Bottle from De Hopduvel, Gent. Dark brown, black colour, dark brown foam. Soft carbonation. Roasted malts, coffee, dark chocolate, also fruit (plum, cherry) and vinous notes. Very well balanced. Very good stout!

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrFecesious (1022) - British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 19, 2014
Bottle. Blackest of black with a thick rope of brown. Aroma of molasses, coffee bean, dark chocolate, a touch of lacto. Taste is pure dark chocolate bitter sweetness. Insanely creamy. Coats the mouth like a horny beast.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
portableparty (1928) - Blaine, Minnesota, USA - OCT 19, 2014
22 oz. bottle. Pours oily thick black brown with a reddish mocha thick frothy head that settles to a creamy film. Aroma is bittersweet with big roasted malt dark bitter chocolate and bitter coffee some marshmallow and raisins/ plum. Taste has more bitterness smoke peat flavors with dark burnt coffee roasted malt hidden plum and prune. Palate is thick oily and coating.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Boutip (4775) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 7, 2014
Bottle: Poured a pitch-black color stout with a huge dark brown foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of black chocolate with light coffee notes and some residuals sugars is well balanced and extremely enjoyable. Taste is an incredibly well-balanced mix between some black chocolates notes with light fudge notes also noticeable with some light roasted coffee notes that is offset by some residual sugar notes. Body is full with creamy and oily like consistency with good carbonation and no apparent alcohol. A very enjoyable treat.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Darkmagus82 (1743) - - SEP 29, 2014
Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a one finger head of tan colored foam. The head fades over a slow amount of time leaving a great level of foamy lace on the sides of the glass. Smell – The aroma of the brew is massive of a coffee and caramelized sugar smell with a very strong showing of chocolate and vanilla giving an overall rather nice mocha like smell. Along with these aromas comes smells of a good deal of roasted malt and some aromas of a more crème like smell, producing a rich and tasty smelling sweet mocha espresso smell. Taste – The taste starts out strong with sweet chocolate and coffee flavor infused with a good deal of caramel sweetness. As the flavors advance creamy tastes come to the tongue with flavors of crème and vanilla both entering the taste profile. Along with these comes even more espresso with a strong showing of some candied sugar and a bit of a more molasses and a bit more burnt sugar/caramel taste. Some very light dark fruit flavors of plum and raisin peek their way into the taste, but in comparison to the other flavors, these are super light. In the end the mix of very light booze, chocolate, sugars and coffee ends up leaving a delicious and rich coffee infused chocolate cake flavor to linger on the tongue. Oh so satisfying!! Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thick and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The super thick body is fantastic for all the very roasted and dark as well as sweet flavors of the brew and mixed with the lighter carbonation create a thick and mouthcoating feel that baths the tongue in all the glorious and rich flavors of the beer. Overall - This is one damn fine and rich imperial stout with tons of chocolate cake and coffee like flavors which coupled with the big rich flavors of the brew make for a very nice sipping stout.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rejtable (1390) - Ontario, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Pours pitch black some frothy brown head and lots of lacing. Nose is bitter chocolate, some vanilla and molasses. Flavours are espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla. Taste is heavy/medium sweet and medium bitter. Fully creamy body with medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Lubiere (10187) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 27, 2014
A deep dark stout with a thin brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate, licorice, dark fruits, molasses, very nice. In mouth, a nice sweet chocolate malt with cherry notes, molasses, alcohol warmth, licorice, very nice. Merci Rejean.


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