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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: 596   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.


Kapaopango's rating

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Kapaopango (22) - - DEC 6, 2013
Pours a opaque black with a frothy brown head. Aroma of coffe+chocolate (Moka) and almonds. Taste is really smoth with the almonds coffe and chocolate. The alcohol is very well hidden. It’s perfect! Cheers!


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
slowrunner77 (2131) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Yet ANOTHER awesomely decadent big dark brew from evil twin. This one has equal parts coffee and roasted black and chocolate malts in the aroma and flavor, with a bitter backbone, and a good dose of chocolate, vanilla, and almonds in there as well. It’s like a really good imperial stout with amaretto, dipped in espresso. Huge body, heavy, but not sticky, cloying, or overly sweet. Absolutely delicious!"

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Elwood (3211) - Leesburg, Virginia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Serving: Bottle from State Line Liquors. Rather nice to be able to compare this side by side with it’s barrel aged brother. It pours about the same with an almost black color and a thin tan head. The nose is noticeably different. No bourbon here, just plenty of roasted malt, coffee, light chocolate, and a mocha like sweetness. The flavor is a nice balance of the roasted malt and sweeted coffee and a hint of something on the end I can’t quite place. Like blackberry but not. Full bodied and robust with a long finish. Really nice beer.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
ttroha (275) - Americus, Georgia, USA - SEP 20, 2014
Bottle from Maltitude. Pours dark black with tan head that quickly disappears. Aroma of roasted coffee and caramel. Tastes of espresso, caramel and booze. As a slow boozy burn that lingers on my throat and tongue after each sip. Delicious

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (5805) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 15, 2014
[5760-20130830] Bottle. Roasted raisin malt aroma has a bit of a jalepeno pepper. Black brown body with a quick brown head. Roasted pepper skins flavour has a bit too much burnt coffee. Full body. Tasty but super burnt. (7/3/7/3/15) 3.5
(w/ jercraigs, wilco)
Overheard: "Sometimes ’Grandma’ is a funny answer."

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brouwerij (929) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 12, 2014
Bottle thanks to Alemax. Pours very dark brown with quickly settling, light brown head, essentially no lacing. Aroma is roasted malt, coffee, caramel, toffee. Flavor is sweet, huge caramelized sugar, coffee, roasted malt, toffee, nutty and toasted with a dark chocolate, roasted, bittersweet finish. Soft carbonation, medium-full body, and very smooth texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jefcon (1391) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Glowing, evil reddish head and dark liquid in the glass. Aromas of bitter chocolate and bark and espresso. A profound amount of hops somehow supersedes the serious malt here. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2250) - Crestview, Florida, USA - SEP 8, 2014
Black pour. Tan head. Little bit of lacing. Nice nose on this. Chocolate, bready, malty. Taste is creamy and sweet. Beautiful nectar.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
rouhlas (115) - GREECE - SEP 7, 2014
650 ml bottle at home. Thanks Jan! Black color with nice creamy dark brown head. Aroma is roasted malty, chocolate - milk chocolate, coffee, some olives, some alcohol when it gets warmer. Taste is like aroma but better. Sweet at the beginning, bitter later. Roasted malty, sweet chocolate, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, some caramel. Medium to full body, creamy silky feeling, soft carbonation. Alcohol is well hidden, it appears only when the beer gets quite warm. Very drinkable! Very good!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Block (1413) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Black pour into a snifter. Roasted coffee and chocolate in the aroma. This is a pretty strong beer. The coffee is heavy and masks any underlying alcohol that might try to shine through. Smooth, sweet, potent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
floydslip (173) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 6, 2014
Dark brown tar-like beer with a thin beige head that disappears within seconds. Nose of unsweetened cocoa, coffee, and aged balsamic. Mouth feel is rich and luxurious as the flavors of dark chocolate and medium roast coffee saturate your taste buds. Despite the resinous texture there is more effervescence than you would think. Delicious beer.


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