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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at BrewDog

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

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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.


dnstone's rating

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
dnstone (2112) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 2, 2013
Aroma is where sweet chocolate maltiness meets piney hops. Deep brown in color with a bit of soft sudsy white head. Really well balanced flavor, starting stout-like with those chocolate notes and finishing with a lingering hoppy pine character. Quite soft on the tongue. Fantastic.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerhunter111 (5636) - Hasborn, GERMANY - MAR 16, 2014
Ins Glas ergießt sich ein sehr dunkelbraunes Bier mit geringer Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr röstmalzig, schokoladig, Kaffee, hopfig bitter. Geschmack röstmalzig, bittere Schokolade, Kaffee, fruchtig herb, bitter.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
andrewturba (923) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours a very dark opaque brown, with a medium tan head and some lace. Aroma is licorice, roasted malt caramel, resin, chocolate and coffee. Flavour is roasted malt, citrus, resin, chocolate, coffee, licorice, burnt, medium-high bitterness and caramel.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daje (1875) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2014
Bottle. Very dark brown body, small tanned head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, dark sugar. Taste of coffee, chocolate, rye and piney hops, with fruity yeast esters. Dry feel despite of a sweet taste, burned malt and fruit in finish. Good roasty and fresh aftertaste.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Reimer96 (1072) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 9, 2014
Pours an opaque black with a frothy brown head that leaves lacing up the glass. Aroma is a wonderfully complex mix of roasted malts, caramel, resin, chocolate, coffee and citrus. Taste is chocolate, roasted malts, coffee, resin, grapefruit, light nuttiness and smooth bitterness into the finish with a smooth warm alcohol. Moderate carbonation blends a complexity of flavors on this beer and blends all the flavors together with genius.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NeuroPliny (91) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 2, 2014
Created by pouring Yin and Yang in equal parts from the bottle into a crystal glass. Colour is dark brown (the same as the Yin) with heavy brown head that persists; good lacing. Aroma is an elixir that blends the roasted malts, coffee, chocolate and caramel of Yin with the heavy hops, grapefruit, pine, and orange of Yang. The flavour is heavy sweetness against heavy bitterness with the bitterness winning. Crisp ascerbic finish. This works, but the heavy hops are a bit over-powering. As in every couple, one tends to over-power the other.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ron (2351) - Rochester, New York, USA - JAN 29, 2014
Bottle. Poured a dark brown with a lasting tan head with lace. Aromas of roastiness, bitter chocolate, light pine and alcohol. Palate was medium to full bodied and smooth. Flavors of bitter chocolate, roastiness,light coffee, light citrus and light pine with a smooth bitter lingering chocolate finish. The alcohol was noticeable in the flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zymurgeist2 (878) - Redwood City, California, USA - JAN 4, 2014
Overt coffee with slight roast. A little tar and pine. Ack with garnet highlights and full brown head. Hops more prevalent on flavor with floral and moderate high roast. Crisp, dry finish and moderate bitter throughout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HKdIPA (129) - HONG KONG - JAN 8, 2014
UPDATED: APR 10, 2014 Pitch black tan head. Fun to pour together (this review of mixed yin and yang not one bottle). Mostly bitter hops aroma, smokiness gone for the most part. Not in a bad way. So many flavors. First sweet maltiness then big hops then smoky sweetness and bitter finish. Really good. Similar to beer hop breakfast but somehow seems ever so slightly less good.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BlowOffTube (398) - Michigan, USA - APR 14, 2014
Mixed together. You get something from each brew. The roastiness, the floral and orange peel along with some chocolate. Medium body light carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hair6a11 (1270) - Illinois, USA - JAN 10, 2014
Bottle; Pour is murky brown, with a fine bubbled khaki head here; there’s a hint of mahogany in the light. Retention is average, with some sticky lacing present, and a hazing effect that slowly recedes. The nose is roasted coffee bean, chicory, light chocolate, with pine present from the hop profile. The flavor profile has a more balanced feeling in comparison. Cream, roast, chocolate, chicory, and cake are balanced with bittering pine and mild tropical notes - with a lingering finish....


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