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Evil Twin Brewing
Brewed at Two Roads Brewing Company

Style: Imperial Stout
Copenhagen / Brooklyn, Denmark
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 512   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.85   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Danish: Her er den ene halvdel af en ‘Black and Tan’ øl. Ikke hvilken som helst Black and Tan, men den hvor en opblæst, tyktflydende stodder og en tilbagelænet, humlet fyr mødes, og perfekt øl-balance opstår. Bland Yin med Yang, eller nyd denne ondsindede Imperial Stout solo.
English Language Label: This is one half of a Black & Tan. Not just any Black & Tan, but one where a toasted smug and hoppy fella get together to make a sublime Taiji balance. Mix the Yin & Yang together (or enjoy this profoundly evil Imperial Stout solo).


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
williamherbert (1229) - Syracuse, New York, USA - MAR 19, 2014
Brown-black, not much head. Looks shiny and oily as hell. Leaves a crown of lace that looks much like the legs on a wine glass, but light brown. Wow that aroma: burnt as hell, mocha and black coffee. There is an astringency, like a solvent or metallic quality to the aroma. The tail end is pure chocolate. It evolves beautifully just in the first five minutes. Flavor has dates and plums, followed by the bottoms of burnt chocolate chip cookies. The dusty mocha flavor dries off the stone fruits of the start. Then they start alternating: sweet, bitter, sweet, bitter. There is actually something akin to a chile heat to it. The feel is thick and bitter and coats the tongue like some kind of sealant. You absolutely have to let this one warm up a bit. It burns, but it’s lovely.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
maley1 (658) - calgary, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 15, 2014
Black pour with small beige head. Aroma of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate and hops. Taste of burnt malts, roasted coffee beans, unsweetened chocolate, cocoa powder and hop bitterness. Full bodied, perfect carbonation, long bitter coffee/hop finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
danielyabu (1087) - União da Vitória, BRAZIL - MAR 15, 2014
average frothy light brown head. good lacing. mostly diminishing. flat thick black body. aroma: cookie, moderate malt, milk chocolate, mild coffee. if: moderate sweet light bitter. ff: moderate sweet bitter and salty; long duration. palate: medium body, oily texture, medium carbonation, metallic light alcoholic finish. Final alcoólico lembra vodka. Toque salgado no final surge como grande diferencial. Além disso, representa fielmente o estilo, de forma impecável. Ótima cerveja. Background traz toques de shoyu.200 s

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
RickTStiles (660) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAR 13, 2014
Pours black with a thin tan head. Fruity chocolate aroma. Taste is rich chocolate and raspberries. Finish is very metallic.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (3337) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2014
Dark beer out of the keg with a lasting big foamy coffee colored head. Big alcohol and chocolate nose. Rich coffee and chocolate flavors with warming alcohol and a nice hop patina over the whole thing. Tasty big stout.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
That1Guy (1867) - Galesburg, Illinois, USA - MAR 8, 2014
12 oz bottle. Picked up for the hell of it. Pours pitch black with a tan head. Very carbonated. Sounds like rice crispies when poured. Surprisingly fruity aroma, purple big league chew, and oxidation. Bit of ash tray in the flavor. Very light bodied. Interesting, imperfect, and unimpressed.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
john-hansen (3) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAR 7, 2014 does not count
Bottle. Pours an opaque dark brown with a small frothy head that quickly fades. Aroma is a nice mix of coffee, chocolate, and burnt wood with some spiciness in there. Taste has some spice to it too with all the aromas mixed nicely. There’s some licorice as well and it has a slight whiskey feel to it with all the burnt wood. Good balance of sweet and bitter. Thin to medium body, silky mouthfeel. Very enjoyable imperial stout.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
rumproasts (2556) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAR 2, 2014
bottle. Thick inky black with small tan head. A rare stout which evokes neither chocolate or coffee -- just loads of rich roasty malt. Moderate booze. This kicked my butt.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
kevinsenn (977) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2014
Bottle from Jane’s Beer Store in Mountain View. Pours black with brown head. Crisp roasty aroma. Lovely smooth roast and chocolate taste. Bitter finish. Smooth full body.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours a nearly pitch black color. The head stands tall at three fingers high, khaki shaded. Texture-wise, it seems more soapy than creamy, but still, this has good retention for a 10% beer. Some spotty patches of lacing are left behind. S: This has a lot of licorice for my tastes. Seriously, a lot. Apart from that, this beer still brings the roast, still brings the chocolate, and even brings something resembling peat. There’s even some slight citrusy hops floating around. Even with all the aniseed, this has a very appealing aroma. T: I said the aroma brings the roast. Well, that’s not the case here - because it REALLY brings the roast, like a charred sledgehammer. The roasted notes are mainly clustered near the finish; before that, it starts with a combination of fruitiness and licorice. It also finishes with slight wisps of chocolate and booze (just enough to add to the experience, mind). I’m really enjoying how charred the roasted malts are in particular. M: It starts off really dry finishing in spite of the creamy body, and combined with its slightly thin body, gives it great drinkability. The finish becomes becomes a lot wetter as more is consumed - it’s almost like said feature is an omen for me to stop slamming this. Too bad, because I absolutely adore a slammable imperial stout (Black Albert, anyone?) Carbonation is medium. O: Make no mistake, this is really damn good. A bit pricey for me to purchase this frequently, though. Highly recommended for roast lovers.


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