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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at BrewDog

Style: Black IPA
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

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RATINGS: 173   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.77   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
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Imperial India Black Stout. This is a complete RTD Black and Tan. Not just any Black and Tan but the one where we flawlessly mixed a flippant good Imperial IPA with a profoundly evil Imperial Stout and sustained sweet beer balance.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2012
5/XI/12 - 33cl bottle from De Hopduvel (Gent) @ home - BB: n/a (2012-1249)

clear red to purple brown beer, big irregular dark beige head, pretty stable, adhesive, nice lacing. Aroma: lots of citrus, pineapple, passion fruit, piny, bit dusty. MF: ok carbon, full body, bit syrupy texture. Taste: pretty sweet sugary start, fruity, some citrus, pineapple, piny hops, sweet malty backbone, some honey, bitter hops. Aftertaste: piny bitter hops over a caramel and sweet malty base, alcohol is noticeable.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (7210) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
33cl bottle shared with Dutchdrebus. Clear dark red brown color with a deep dark red glare coming through when held into the light. Smell lightly malts, grapefruit, hops, slightly metal, roastyness. Taste malts, roastyness, slightly coffee, hops, very bitter, lightly coffee, lightly grapefruit. Getting closer to the perfect match of imperial stout & IPA, but there is always a tiny bit room for improvement. Great beer though!

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DutchDrebus (3783) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - NOV 6, 2012
Bottle @ home thx to benzai. Clear dark red brown colour with a deep ruby redness shining through, full off-whitem head. Smells roasty, chocolate, grapefruit, coffee. Amazing smell. If the taste is as great as the smell this will be my new favorite beer. Tastes some iron, hops, grapefruit, pine, roasty, some roastyness. Amazing beer. When blending the yin and yang myself i didn’t achieve this. Full body-art great carbo. Thee initialen taste of a perfect IPA with the aftertaste of an amazing stout. This is my favorite black IPA. Hell, this is my favorite beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11316) - Washington DC, USA - NOV 6, 2012
Draft. Medium beige head, black body with brown edge. Aroma is medium sweet, bittersweet chocolate, some grapefruit, alcohol, light roast. Taste is moderately sweet grapefruit, bittersweet chocolate, some alcohol/boozy. Medium-full body, some acidity, light resin.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Iphonephan (3015) - McLean, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2012
From a bottle at an evil twin food pairing at ChurchKey in DC. Pours a almost black with a tan head. Mix of cherries and citrus in the nose. Strange mix of flavors. Prefer yin and yang separately.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10107) - Søborg, DENMARK - OCT 27, 2012
Bottled. Deep dark brown coloured. with a reddish gleam. Dense light brown head. Aroma: Roast, caramel, herbs, flowers, coffee, light liqourice, brown sugar. Flavour: Flowers, herbs, brown sugar, caramel, light coffee, sweetness, spice. MEdium to full bodied. Ends roasted bitter with a light touch of alcoholbite. Nice.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Uhlen (251) - Trondheim, NORWAY - OCT 27, 2012
After tasting Yang, which was one of the best beers I’ve had, I had big expectations for this one. And it didn’t disappoint. Pours a black oily liquid with a medium offwhite head that quickly disappears. Sweet aroma of chokolate malts and some hoppy notes aswell, kind of reminds me of a barleywine. Tastewise it also has the attributes of a barleywine. Loving it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
n0mel (250) - FINLAND - OCT 26, 2012
(From notes 19 Oct, 2012) Bottle. The head is compact and beige in color. The beer is almost black. Aroma is fruity hops. Flavors are slight alcohol and a strange mix of bitter coffee and some sweetness. Mouthfeel is smooth enough (good). Finish is a sharp bitterness.

Overall an interesting beer. Alcohol takes an unwelcome peek between the otherwise enjoyable sweet & bitter. In the end, good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - OCT 22, 2012
33cl bottle, from Hopduvel. Brune foncée, col moka/café au lait fin.Arôme est houblonné, note de d’aiguille de pin, pamplemousse, houblon citronné, malt grillé avec une possible note de tourbe? Palais donne de suite les notes réchauffants de l’abv.Amertume est prenante surtout avec un côté de pin bien agréable suivit par le malt qui confère un profile grillé/caramel. Le tout est sec avec un houblon ajoutant un léger côté épicé, citronné, restant dans un style euro. Au final une black IPA aux notes très anglaises gardant un bon clin d’œil à la Black/Tan.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Gerbeer (1662) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 20, 2012
330 ml bottle. Pours an opaque brown with medium retentive head. Aroma of malts and dark sour fruit. Flavors of roasted malt, plums, brown sugar, and light citrus hops. Smooth. Great.


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