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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: 575   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.


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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
b79turner (221) - Alabama, USA - OCT 24, 2012
Growler from Hop City Birmingham. Pours pitch black with a small tan head. Nose is bread, earthy, cinnamon coffee, cocoa. Taste is similar, very hot alcohol burn. Medium mouthfeel. I don't know what to think about this one...it has a great reputation, but a little goes a long way. Certainly worth trying! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3475) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Bottle thanks to Kevin. Pours a dark brown with beige head that lasts. The aroma is strong roast, chocolate, wood and vanilla. Thick mouthfeel with sweet vanilla, dark chocolate, light roast finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Bottle. 6/16/14. Pours a dark brown color with a thin frothy brown head. Good head retention. Aroma of chocolate donuts and vanilla. The taste is chocolate donuts, dark fruits, vanilla. Medium bodied, low carbonation, lingering tartness.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
rdixon77 (664) - Georgia, USA - AUG 18, 2014
Nice...like a cookie beer. Thick black pour. Aroma of vanilla and caramel. Taste had more milk chocolate flavor but a nice malty and toffee backbone. Plenty of booze in there too. Heavy mouthfeel...great stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
lightbias (77) - USA - AUG 14, 2014
I open the bottle and pour a toasty-chocolate, thick, dark liquid into my glass and my nose follows a heavy vanilla accent in after it. The head, soft and dark, is speckled with even darker accents; the foam is almost insignificant and definitely short-lived. The creamy texture of this beer warrants a thought of dessert, but I could imagine pairing this with a tender lightly seasoned pork loin or a cool bowl of soft ice cream. The feel is a light carbonation, not as silky as it pours, but it definitely plays over your tongue. Boozy, but not overwhelming, and an experience I’ll look for again!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
eruizgarcia (196) - - AUG 13, 2014
Sweet, creamy and decadent. Easy to drink yet very boozy. Strong caramel and chocolate throughout.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beertholomeus (754) - California, USA - AUG 12, 2014
Pours black with a tan head. Chocolate, roasted malt, toffee, biscuit, soy sauce and coffee aroma and flavors. Full body and average carbonation. Slightly sweet with a chocolate and roasted malt finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Murano (9) - - AUG 11, 2014 does not count
If I had to sum this beer up in a phrase, I would say, "Like sipping a dark chocolate coffee malt." The coffee notes come most strongly at the end. The mouthfeel was smooth as silk. This beer would go well with the beach, or the episode of I Love Lucy with the chocolates, or served at a 50s-themed diner (for obvious reasons). I should add that the bottle says it is an Imperial Stout, not an Imperial Porter, which is how ratebeer has labeled it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Mora2000 (5652) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and caramel malt with some cream notes. The flavor has some milky chocolate notes as well as some brown sugar and cream. Thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 3, 2014
[ Tap ][ 4oz ][ @Max’s ][ $3 ][ Mini Weizen-glass ][ 7/23/14 ]
Hazy sepia, thin cream head drops to oil wisps. Roast and soft cookie nose, incredible balance with high attenuation, lightest anise elements. Flavor a clear step down, boozy tar early with hot medicinal across mid, cloying anise chocolate as a result. High sweetness through the sticky finish, light ash astringency before the cookie returns to soften it. European impy tar, lightly astringent and hot, unfortunate given the balance in the nose.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
CpyNPrnT (358) - Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Aroma of lots of biscuits and toffee. Taste is toffee, almonds and other nuts, biscuity malt, nice alcohol warming, very good!


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