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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: 613   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.


3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Westchesterco (951) - mclean, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Poured from a bottle it is a dark brown with an ecru head the aroma is coffee and chocolate it tastes of coffee and chocolate and some licorice overtones

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Patrickctenchi (3662) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - SEP 19, 2014
Bottle Oily black with a thin, short-lived light brown head. Dusty, roast chocolate, rich coffee, vanilla aroma. Taste is smoky, bitter fudge, charred coffee. Creamy, with a nice burnt bittering throughout. Warming, but subtle alcohol. Excellent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iphonephan (3260) - McLean, Virginia, USA - SEP 19, 2014
From a 33 cl bottle. Pours a clear dark cola with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malt. Flavors of licorice, tobacco and bittersweet chocolate. Bitter roast finish.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkmagus82 (1268) - - SEP 15, 2014
Poured from bottle into a snifter Appearance – The beer pours a pitch black color with a tiny light brown colored head. The head fades very fast to leave a bit of thick and syrupy lace on the sides of the glass. You can tell just by swirling the beer in the snifter that this is going to be a thick and syrupy brew. Smell – The aroma of the beer is quite heavy of a roasted malt smell with tons of sweeter more sugary aromas mixed within. There is a good showing of brown sugar, caramel, and molasses which is accompanied by some sweet vanilla and milk chocolate tastes. Some dark fruit aromas of fig and prune are there as well enhancing the sweetness even more and are joined by a hint of an almost coffee liquor aroma. A bit of wood and a decent showing of a burnt coffee smell are there as well, overall producing a nice dark, roasty, and sweet smell with just a hint of a warming booze. Taste – The taste begins with a thick roasted malt flavor with a good showing of a sweet brown sugar and caramel taste. A vanilla flavor is present soon after the initial taste which grows in intensity as the taste advances. Along with, and complementing well, the increase in vanilla, comes a milk chocolate flavor. Only a light level of darker fruits come to the tongue, being almost entirely of a prune and cherry taste. A little bit of an espresso also joins the profile more toward the middle of the taste, adding just a hint of bitterness to the brew. Some light herbal and grassy tastes come to the tongue more toward the end as well, but these are quite light in comparison to the sweeter and roasted flavors of the brew only adding a touch more of bitterness. While some booze is present in the nose, there is very little detected on the tongue, and with a surge of milk chocolate coming at the very end of the taste, one is left a smoother roasted and sweet imperial stout flavor to linger on the tongue. Mouthfeel – The body of the beer is super thicker and creamy with a carbonation level that is on the lower side. The thick and syrupy feel is great for the big sweet and dark flavors of the brew and allows all the big flavors to coat the tongue and bath it in all the big flavors. Overall – Being quite big on sweetness and with only a little alcohol taste, this brew is a dangerously and easy drinking 10 % abv stout. A rather tasty brew and one to try.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
oqnid (81) - Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
13 sept '14 -->Imperial stout, 10%, 355ml -noir absolut; mousse compacte, beige café -nez charbon, cassonade, melasse -entrée réglisse noire salée, grains de café enrobés de chocolat noir -mince, ne fait pas 10% -finale boisée, vanille, choco noir, espresso; fumée et alcool Co=3.5 Arô=3.5 Am=3 Su=2 Arr-g=3 Ac=1.5 ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperTiti33 (520) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - SEP 13, 2014
Noire opaque. Mousse gris-brun. Nez: torréfié. Feu. Cendre. Charbon. Chocolat (truffe). Boisé. Réglisse salé. Bouche: riche et onctueuse. Dominance de réglisse salé. Houblon herbacé. Terreuse. Grain torréfié. Espresso. Chocolat noir. Forte amertume. Boisé. Légèrement vanillé. Très bien.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leini (775) - SWEDEN - SEP 13, 2014
330ml bottle. Pitch black body with a huge tan fluffy head. Loads of lacing. Chocolate, dried fruit, spices, roasted malt, well balanced alcohol, soy and old coffee. Finishes off with a long medium bitterness and alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zach8270 (3472) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 12, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Dark brown pour with a fluffy tan head. Heavy smoke in the aroma along with a light chocolate and meaty backbone. Roasted and burnt malts at the start of the flavor with a smokey middle leading to a very bitter and lingering aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cybion (67) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - SEP 11, 2014
Bottle, 12 FL OZ. Pours jet black with a thin layer of dark tan head, leaving significant lazing in it’s wake. Sweet, bready malts make up the majority of the aroma, backed up by cereal, some dark fruits, muscavado sugar, and caramel. Malt character in the aroma seems less roasted or burned than expected for an imperial stout. Malts much more roasted/burned in the taste and continue to dominate, this time backed up by (very) dark chocolate, a bit of coffee, wholemeal bread, salted caramel, with some liquorice and hints of hoppy bitterness on the finish. This is a very bitter one in general, from both the burned malts and dark chocolate as well as the finishing hops. Texture is rather oily, body is full yet moderate carbonation means this is less smooth than it could be, and the carbonation itself seems possibly artificial. Alcohol is as warming as expected of a 10%, but not detectable on either the nose or the tounge. Well-made, enjoyable imperial stout, but I’ve certainly had better.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ed5388 (2092) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2014
12oz bottle shared by Dan P. In White Castle parking lot. Poured into clear solo cup. Poured black with a thick creamy brownish tan head. Aroma and taste mimicked each other with notes of roasted malt, dark chocolate, cardboard, spice, and lots of earthyness.


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