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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 562   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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The Roman Empire had a certain “je ne sais quoi” festive food culture, extravagant architecture and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen – that’s still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient – keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.


4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Prokroustis (682) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - NOV 26, 2013
Black body, small brown head. Extraordinarily pleasing aroma, with lots of coffee, caramel, licorice, milk chocolate, vanilla, amaretto. Full, perfect, slick palate. Exceptional sweet malty flavour with chocolate, esspresso, brown sugar, biscuits, vanilla. Amazing.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hallinghansen (1892) - Odense S, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
Tap at C4. Black body with a medium light brown head. Lots of chocolate, coffee, roasted malt, vinous, dark fruit, vanilla. This is amazing. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
On tap at Christian Firtal, following a wild weekend in Ulfborg i fabulous international company as usual. Black with a lasting tan head. Roasted malty aroma of chocolate, mild coffee and charcoal, with strong vineous notes of port and brandy, a touch of sweet cherry and vanilla. Sweetish roasted flavour with rich dark and light chocolate, dried fruits, cherry, vineous alcohol, and some milder hard roasted and coffee notes. This is brilliant.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Bamsen78 (2968) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 24, 2013
Draught @ Christian Firtal, Odense. Pours cloudy nearly black with airy dark tan head. Dark aroma of malt, caramel, chocolate, and shortbread. Sweet flavour of caramel malt, with heavy notes of coffee, biscuit, sugar, and dark chocolate. Warming alcohol presence. Lingering, sweetish and alcoholic aftertaste. Really good, indeed!

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
harrymel (1479) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Best before 2015 So I figured I’d give this a try, as I found it at a "good" price of $16 for the bomber. Black, inky, some rim graham foam. Smells initially like booze, then coffee, then almonds, then dark toasted malts, then some vanilla, almond, sugar, hints of amaretto. If the booze wasn’t so strong on the nose, then I’d really enjoy the smell of the beer overall. Flavor is alcohol, then dark fruits, more alcohol and some bitterness. Seriously, the alcohol is too much here for 11.5% ABV, brutal. Medium on full bodied with low carb and a tacky, dry finish. I don’t get it.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jesperhammer (2836) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 15, 2013
14-NOV-2013, draft @Mikkeller, Black Sensation night. Dark, dark brown almost black with low brown head. Aroma is sweet roast and rye. Is this a rye porter? It is quite bready. Taste is loads of sweet roast - somewhat dusty with a lot more hops than in aroma. Long smooth roasted taste with a surprisingly soft carbonation for a Westbrook brew.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
merc7186 (1981) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Brown Head Ring, Some Lacing S: Dark Coffee Beans, Dark Roasted Chocolate Malts T: Coffee, Sweet Chocolate, Dark Malts M: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Bitter, Mildly Sweet Overall, pretty damn solid but the coffee comes out a lot more as it warms out.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JulienHuxley (2939) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - NOV 13, 2013
Bottle. Opaque black pour, thin brown foam. Chocolaty, roasty aroma, cold brewed coffee/chili, cinnamon. Taste is chocolaty, nice cold coffee flavor, roasty, a tad green, quite spicy finish. Palate is not too heavy, light-med carbonation, pretty drinkable. Nice IS.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stoutnick (451) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 13, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 15, 2013 Dark with tan foam. Aroma is vanilla to the max, and some dark malt. Biscotti vibe comes out from vanilla and chocolate and coffee aromas. Smells frickin sweet! Flavour is same when chilled - Too Sweet! As warms becomes more balanced with malt coming out. Finish is sticky sweet with lingering malt bitterness. Good dessert stout, but definitely not one of my favourite beers.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Azand222 (170) - Westminster, Colorado, USA - NOV 12, 2013
Bomber pour. Thick dark brown color with a dark tan head. The aroma is rich and malty, heavy on the coffee but almost chocolate. The taste is rich and malty to start. Very full body with a sweet bitter malt finish. Overall very rich and heavy, great imperial stout.


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