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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: 582   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.


brystmar's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brystmar (1237) - Dallas, Texas, USA - FEB 2, 2013
Best by 2015. Spills from the bottle in a syrupy stream. Black as night, brown head with decent retention. Big, roasty coffee aroma. Silky smooth body is plenty viscous. Sweet, bready malts layered with coffee = deliciousness. I'm convinced the level of polish on this RIS came from Westbrook, not Jeppe. IBB is one of the select few shelf beers I insta-purchase whenever I see it on the shelf.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
chiiidog (25) - Lubbock, Texas, USA - AUG 28, 2014
I saw this on the shelf at the Argonaut in Denver and hesitated to buy it, since it was about $15. Glad I pulled the trigger. My buddy and I split this and a Marshal Zhukov one night. Both are great beers but very different. This has a ton of coffee and chocolate that almost hide the roastiness of the malt. If you’re looking for a sweet imperial stout, you’ve found it. Delicious.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
chrisv10 (10888) - DENMARK - AUG 28, 2014
Tap @ FairBar. Black with big beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, dark chocolate and a little liquorice. Flavour is roasted malts,chocolate,coffee, dark chocolate, warming, thick, hop, little smoke, sweet, liquorice, little dark fruits, wood, oak and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Westchesterco (905) - mclean, Virginia, USA - AUG 27, 2014
On tap at lost dog In McLean va The color is dark brown and there is a slight head. The aroma is boozey bourbon. The taste is bourbon with a mocha after taste

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Klimaet (131) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2014
Bottle. Pours dense and black with a thick creamy brown head. Aromas of bitter, dark chocolate, some milk chocolate, cookie, slight fugde, vanilla and some caramel malt-notes. Taste is pretty dark chocolate, sweet dark fruits. Some cocoa and vanilla. Burned notes. Slight heat from the alcohol but very smooth and drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Quetzolcotl (22) - - AUG 25, 2014
Well carbonated for style and ring of head persists. Aroma of dark chocolate and dark fruits with some cookie. Taste is pretty clean with balanced bitterness and is pretty smooth. For style I think there are better beers so not my fav but still good and worth trying

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
teromous (33) - - AUG 24, 2014
Appearance: Black body beneath a creamy brown head that fades to a light brown ring along the outside of the glass. Very little lacing. Aroma: It has a rich chocolate cookie aroma. It really reminds me of a chocolate cookie. Taste: It has a delicious rich but light roasted coffee flavor. There is a presence of dark chocolate as well, but it is very delicate and blends into the coffee-like flavor. It is important to note that while this beer maintains an ABV of 11.5% there is zero noticeable alcohol. Palate: It has a wonderfully full mouthfeel that just coats every nook can cranny with flavor and richness. It is fantastic. Zero astringency, zero harsh bitterness, and zero unpleasantness.. Overall: This is a fantastic beer. I will be buying it again if I can. I would highly recommend it to others who enjoy coffee or chocolate and don’t want any of the normally associated bitterness or harshness. It’s wonderful.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (3892) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - AUG 23, 2014
Great balance. I get the biscotti but it’s appropriately subtle. Heavy dark chocolate with some coffee and a ton of roast. Pours black good head and lacing. Very bitter finish with light hints of booze on finish. Tap at Churchkey.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
djd07 (3480) - 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 (8339) - 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 (668) - 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.


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