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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Westbrook Brewing

Style: Imperial/Strong Porter
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
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RATINGS: 564   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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The Roman Empire had a certain ďje ne sais quoiĒ 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 Ė thatís still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient Ė keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.


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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2013
22 oz bottle into a pint glass. From notes. A: Pours a pitch black color. There isnít much head, just a small tan-colored film. This has some nice alcohol legs, it must be said. S: This is really chocolaty, with a pleasant backing of black coffee. I really love all the chocolate in the aroma - while itís simplistic, the way the two notes coalesce is really great. A simple but very effective aroma. T: There is a ton of strong dark chocolate to open the flavor profile up. This sensation gradually builds up a coffee tone on the back end. Between the two flavors is a notable cookies íní cream flavor to balance. Tons of flavor help make this a winner, though it could be a tad more complex. Who cares, though?! M: This isnít quite as creamy as Iíd expect a sweet-ish stout to be. Having said that, it features a good body and some nice viscosity. Poor carbonation means the sweetness sticks around for a while on the palate. Despite that, thereís no hint of the 11.5% on either the flavor or feel, and it goes down quite easily. O: I love how chocolaty this is, and how balanced the coffee come across. Having said that, I donít know if itís quite as good as Founders Breakfast Stout. Certainly, itís an excellent coffee brew, but Iím not sure itís worth its exorbitant price. Even if this were just $10/bottle, I would consume this like water. Iíd still buy it again at $18 a bottle, though.


4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
glennmastrange (2226) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2014
Bottle. I usually like to break down each component and aroma, but simply put, this smalls exactly like a toasted biscotti, maybe with a hint of dark chocolate. Head is small, creamy, light brown with spotty lacing and good legs and is almost fully diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts moderately sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and heavily bitter. Palate is full, creamy verging on syrupy, with a soft carbonation and a moderately alcoholic finish. Awesome Strong Porter inside and out, both slow sipping and easy drinking, while being hugely complex.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mtdewa1 (274) - rome, New York, USA - JUL 25, 2014
Deep brown pour. Thick tan head. Thick and syrup like. Aroma of vanilla, caramel and dark chocolate. Taste is dark chocolate with a strong bitterness, vanilla, hazelnut and boozy aftertaste. Very smooth very easy drinking for 11 plus percent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
monk191 (806) - California, USA - JUL 22, 2014
An awesome imperial stout. Pours a deep creamy black with a tan head. Smells of milk and vanilla, with some mocha and caramel. Taste is slightly hoppy upfront, which is quickly smoothed out by the vanilla and milk. Finishes sweet and smooth, with a great lip-licking aftertaste. Compared to the doughnut break, this one is less imperial. More milk and vanilla, and smoother overall, but a bit less complex. More of an easy drinker, and hides the alcohol a bit better. Had in the bottle in Nova Scotia.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
eaglefan538 (2860) - Wilmington, Delaware, USA - JUL 15, 2014
On a ROLL, another fine one by ET. Iím back at the rating game... at least for a little bit longer.... Pours dark brown to black, strong chocolate colored head, although it dissipates fairly quickly to a nice ring but with only average lacing for the style. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, some dog food grains (in a sort of good way), vanilla. Flavor of coffee, chocolate, milk, dark fruits, licorice, caramel, toffee, lingering sweetness. Mouthfeel full to slightly sticky, residual grainy powdery feel too. Low carbonation. YUM! Woo, hoo, ET!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zenkis (549) - Ogre, LATVIA - JUL 15, 2014
Sweet on nose and overall flavored, on nose hints of milk chocolate, cocoa, cinnamon. Soft textured, sweet taste with minimal to light bitter. Light to none hops touch, compared with Bible Belt, this brew is like dark malts lemonade. But thick, close to full bodied, enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nocturne (752) - Cheshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
650ml bottle. Pours out very dark brown with a good amount of head. No real retention, however. Aroma has all kinds of influences. Chocolate, coffee, molasses and nuts are all vying for attention. Taste is sweet, thick and oily with many of those elements breaking through again. Some excellent flavours but the whole thing just didnít seem to coalesce for me. Still very impressive though.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - JUL 9, 2014
Draught at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of licorice, roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, caramel , nuts and vanilla.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vells (651) - LATVIA - JUL 7, 2014
Feels more like imperial stout thou. Very fancy nose, quite intense vanilla, molasses, roasted malts, delicate cocoa, choco, bit licorice. Awesome beer, but comparing with Bible belt, feels bit thin. THou if you dont compare.. its awesome anyways Sweetish with light bitterness

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Desverger (1714) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 5, 2014
Tap@Taphouse, CPH - pours black with tan head. Aroma and taste is roasted malts, light burntness, caramel, chocolate, nuances of vanilla on the palate, lovely balance of light roasted bitterness and smooth sweetness. Immense.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
vthesiren (4) - Connecticut, USA - JUN 29, 2014 does not count
22 oz bomber. Poured nearly black, very little head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate, and even a bit of almond (though that mightíve been the power of suggestion). Taste was malty, notes of dark fruits - surprisingly didnít get many coffee notes. Heavy on the palate. A very good stout, glad I got to try it. Extremely drinkable for its high ABV.


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