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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: 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!


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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.


4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (131) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with a thick dark brown creamy head. Aromas of fudge, booze, coffee, some dark fruits sweetness, pretty roasted. Taste is very fudgey and roasted, great coffee and some dark bittersweet chocolate. Dry roasted finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jrob21 (2531) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Found this one hiding in the cellar. Very pleasantly surprised at how rich this is. Chocolate vanilla and dark fruits. Good sweetness. Aroma is like a melted cherry chocolate bar. Flavor has a bit of cocoa and a milky texture. Finish is like melted chocolate ice cream. Smooth and bittersweet. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
mtdewa1 (301) - rome, New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Aroma is chocolate, coffee, tobacco and molasses. Dark as night pour khaki head. Taste is dark chocolate, bitter coffee and molasses. Very thick chewy velvety mouthfeel. Very good and well made. Abv very well hidden. Must try.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
mcclainc50 (171) - New York, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours an inky black with a dark brown head, nearly as thick as oil. Aromas of chocolate, coffee, currants and roasted make. Thick mouthfeel with coffee, chocolate, dark fruits and a sugary aftertaste with just a touch of alcohol. Almost tastes like its been barrel aged. Excellent beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sarlacc83 (711) - Oregon, USA - AUG 15, 2014
On tap. It feels a little blasphemous ordering this, but I’m sure that won’t come back to bite me in the ass. A: Solid black with a cappuccino head. Leggy. N: Huge chocolate, espresso and molasses. Oh, there’s the soy sauce. Everyone say "Hi, major character flaw which people inexplicably like". Roast and char. T: Restrained sweetness and bitterness. They’re there, they’re big, but they aren’t overwhelming. M: Oily and heavy. A fine treacly mouthfeel. O: After awhile, all I can taste is soy sauce. C’mon people. I want to like your IRS, but if you are going to dump Kikkoman’s in there, we are never going to get along.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murano (9) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
This beer pours thick and black, like oil. It has the aroma of a Tootsie Roll tree. There are major notes of chocolate and coffee in the taste, with an aftertaste of dark coffee grounds. This beer, much like the real Jesus, does not make things easy. It is good, but a hard beer to get through. There is a sweet, syrupy taste and feel. There are notes of dark fruit and something I find I have marked as "sorghum? chicory?" If nothing else, that particular note tastes like those words sound. I first tried it with a pecan pie and vanilla ice cream. You’d think that would be too much of the same tastes, but I quite enjoyed it that way (it has to be a very good pecan pie, though--not the kind served at Waffle House). This beer may be further enjoyed on certain submarines, especially those that never go below water.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
kathouse (997) - Nevada, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Pitch black with no head to speak of. Chocolate aroma, toast, and raisins. Creamy and heavy on the palate. Chocolate, bacon, and blackened wood flavors are delicious with a fruit finish. Yum!

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
valpoaj (629) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Tap pour - pure black body with a robust deep brown head - looks enticing and rich. Aroma is heavily roasted on the cusp of burnt with lots of chocolate, malt and coffee - some hidden dark fruit, but the chocolate shines. Flavor is top notch - bakers chocolate, some dark fruit, coffee notes,hint of tobacco, and heavily roasted throughout. Thick, creamy palate, this beer drinks well for its potency and was a treat to have on tap. Yum!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (10453) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle. black colour with a brown head. Aroma is coffee, malt, hop. Flavour is coffee, malt, hop, soy sauce, alcohol. full body. Very nice beer.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rodenbach99 (3138) - Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 4, 2014
Un bomber partagé par Patrick. Un liquide brun foncée presque noir avec une mousse mince beige, rien de plus...mais le reste.ouf !!! Un nez de chocolat liquide avec des fruits rouges, c’est enivrant (dans le bon sens su terme et enveloppant). La bouche est tout aussi superbe, après une gorgée j’ai crié à ma femme...c’est bon ça !


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