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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: 593   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).


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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
azzie (124) - - AUG 20, 2014
Bottle. Dark thick liquid with ocher head. Full body, light carbonation. Creamy. Light sweetness. Bitterness like one in dark chocolate with 85+% of cocoa. Lightly smoked. Taste of caramel and cocoa. Very good one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
chucklemation (451) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Pours a dark brown with a foamy tan head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roast, and bourbon. Flavor is chocolate, bourbon, and some sweet fruit. There’s moderate bitterness. Good, just not as flavorful or aromatic as other imperial stouts.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
veceo (413) - CROATIA - AUG 15, 2014
Pitch black color, thin brown head. Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Full body, soft carbonation. Medium sweet, light bitter taste. Finish is long and bitter. Good stuff.

4.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
HammerTroll (400) - Pula / Zagreb, CROATIA - AUG 13, 2014
Dark as hell, medium sized tan head. Big coffee aroma, some dark chocolate, brown sugar and alcohol, but not as much as I would expect from abv 10%. Roasty. Nice oily texture. Full bodied and flat carbonated. Awesome!
(Za Popen’t 0,33l bottle)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fin (7347) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 10, 2014
Bottle consumed at Cropredy ’Fairports Annual Reunion’ Festival, Cropredy, Oxon, Friday 8th August 2014 Pours black with a sticky beige head. Really heavy treacle, sticky and drinling an awful lot easier than a 10% beer should. Some sweet liquorice leaves a lingering roasty taste in mouth. A7 A4 T7 P4 Ov14 3.6

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
McCheese (6) - Saskatchewan, CANADA - AUG 9, 2014 does not count
Thick black, loose brown head dissipates quickly. Aroma of rich coffee and dark chocolate. Loads of hop and roast bitterness. Dark fruit flavors quickly overwhelmed by dark chocolate and roast malt flavors. Very full body. Nice imperial stout but lacking some of the complexity of a great example.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tomekk1978 (433) - POLAND - AUG 9, 2014
Barwa: czarna, nieprzejrzysta nawet pod światło. Piana beżowa / jasno brązowa, bardzo drobno pęcherzykowa, średniej wielkości, ale utrzymująca się. [5/5] Aromat: słodycz, ciemne słody, czekolada, kawa, paloność, melanoidyny, suszone śliwki, jedynie niewielka nuta alkoholowa. [ Smak: zdecydowanie pełny, umiarkowanie słodki i wyraźnie alkoholowy. Paloność, spieczone ciasto, lekka czekolada, suszone owoce. Alkoholowa, nieco rozgrzewająca końcówka. Druga połowa dla Yang , czyli Yin. "Ciemna strona mocy" niestety nie zachwyca, bowiem piłem już wiele znacznie ciekawszych imperialnych stoutów. Być może to za sprawą zbyt dużej ilości melanoidynów, co swoją drogą popełniłem w swoim foreign extra stoucie, ale to piwo z pewnością nie jest wybitne. Ciekawiej robi się dopiero, gdy zmieszamy resztę Yin z Yang. Otrzymujemy wtedy Imperial Black India Pale Ale, choć aromat alkoholowy jest zbyt ostry. Muszę zatem przyznać, że jaśniejsza "siła" przekonuje mnie jednak bardziej.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
matthewjk (898) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Look, this is a good smoky and rich stout, but nothing to throw a parade over. Yin is an above average imperial stout, that’s all. Serving size: 12oz bottle.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jimsal27 (232) - New York, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose and taste of roast chocolate malt, vanilla and some hops. Bitter. Creamy. Overall a decent stout.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
salvaticas (432) - - AUG 5, 2014
On tap at Tørst. Slightly smokey and bready on the nose. Pours a thick black. Very smooth but strong. Intense but balanced flavor. Awesome. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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