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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company

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

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RATINGS: 284   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86   EST. CALORIES: 345   ABV: 11.5%
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Shall one compare thee to a fair beer, Not even this perfect porter before thou will do thee justice. Thou art more complex, brave and cunning. Thou have changed more than a brew will ever. Thou may be lilí, but thy mind is greater than words can speak and beer will ever taste.


5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
StuartCarter (21) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Appearance: jet black - motor oil. Fluffy tan head that collapses to a thin ring. Smell: chocolate, caramel, fruity, a little coffee. Much heavier on the chocolate/fruit than coffee. Taste: revelatory. Chocolate, fruit, caramel, gentle coffee. This is a porter rather than a stout - the chocolate is up front and centre, the coffee is in the background, but still there. Mouthfeel: for such a thick beer the mouthfeel is lovely - dense and creamy rather than viscous. Aftertaste: rich caramel fruit, chocolate, light coffee. As it warms: the coffee becomes more apparent in the nose, but the flavour leans to more chocolate and fruits. This is a truly wonderful beer deserving of more recognition.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Caskalefan (141) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
The best porter Iíve ever tasted, hands down. Iím not usually a big fan of Baltic style porters, only because I find them to be too sweet, but this Imperial version is deceptively complex. At first, I thought it was a bit flabby in texture, and totally straightforward in flavor. However, as I continued to sip this voluptuous monster, flavors other than chocolate, toffee, and vanilla began to emerge...leather, tobacco, plum, kumquat, raisin, sandalwood, smoke, Cabernet, and bourbon began to poke out their heads, seemingly out of nowhere. The richness continued to build, but the sweetness never became overbearing, and leveled out at just the right point. This may be the best Evil Twin Iíve tasted, which is even more surprising when one takes note of the fact that itís a contract brew executed by Westbrook Brewing Co of Mount Pleasant, S.C. Iíd never heard of them, but Iíll definitely be looking for any future nationally distributed beers of theirs.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
sloshgator (347) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Evil Twin Lilí B is my first of what will definitely be more Evil Twin beers. Aroma of mostly raisins rising from a very dark pour with a thin but substantial head. Pour is very dark like a stout. Taste is very smooth without a hint of the 11.5% ABV coming through. Taste is a balanced and delicious mix of raisins, coffee and chocolate that linger on the palate long after the last sip. This is one of the better beers you will drink of any style. Lilí B is the bomb!

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
AdamBeer1 (15) - Florida, USA - FEB 6, 2014
Out of 12oz bottle. I am really impressed with this beer. Very boozy, but it smells great and has a lingering taste that is very complex. I would go out of my way to have this again. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
AndyW68 (811) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUN 29, 2013
Another great one. Dark, near black pour. Aroma is sweet raisin. Taste is raosted sweet malt and a little bitter. Great beer.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Nearly black in color with a fudge colored head. Rich and decadent with just enough roasted malt. Chocolatey goodness and a hint of coffee. Nice stuff!

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
BiggOnion (68) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Dark black color, thin head that dissipated quickly. Lots of caramel and toffee flavor, and the alcohol is well hidden.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1311) - Arkansas, USA - NOV 2, 2013
Pours an opaque brown. Lots of chocolate coffee and some alcohol on the nose. Taste is chocolate toffee and sweet malts. Alcohol warms on the finish which is dry slightly metallic and slightly tart. Exceptional beer.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
koleminer20 (429) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAR 23, 2014
From notes. 22 oz bottle on March 15. The pour is gorgeous! Dark black pour with an incredibly dark khaki head and no lace. The aroma is good. Thereís a great chocolatey roast, and some alcohol on the front end that carries all the way through, like a good porter should. The flavor is much of the same; strong chocolate and roast, with a little smokiness on the back end. The mouth feel is really, really thick, with a great creaminess and delightful carbonation. The aftertaste is dry and roasty. This is a greatly executed porter!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 2, 2012
On tap at the Thirsty Monk in Asheville. Rich, nearly black pour with a tan head. Nose of toasted nuts, complex coffee, chocolate, toffee, huge fruits--plums, prunes, raisins. So much going on here. A big, big beer, but not boozy or overwhelming. Palate was lighter than expected for the ABV as well. So tasty.


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