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Westbrook / Evil Twin Mini Growler

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RATINGS: 169   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88/5   EST. CALORIES: 360   ABV: 12%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Any store or bar or whatever who wants to do this is of course at risk of getting in trouble but for most they feel the reward out weighs the risk.

First Batch = 12% abv
Second Batch = 10.5% abv


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5538) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2016
Aroma is more smoked than anything with some malt and strength mixed in. This is a stellar beer. A strong smokiness that overpowers the sweetness just barely but enough. Really little to nothing to complain about here, other than that 8-12 ounces is probably all one can do. Top notch.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kathouse (1605) - Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2016
Big punch of coffee and smoke astringency. Flavor settles down in the finish, but the bitterness is distracting.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (3164) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 23, 2016
22oz bomber shared by Joe at Dave’s. Pours black with a small foamy tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and some earth. Taste of black malts, sour chocolate, earth, caramel, sweet dark fruit, and dry wood in the finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
italianjohn (2872) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2016
2nd batch .... Black pour with a thin ring of tan head .... Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee and light licorice ...... Taste is of roasted malts, chocolate, sweet sugary and coffee with a light nutty flavor and a hint of dark fruity yeast ..... Dry and roasted finish with lingering chocolate ... Solid decent imperial stout

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mark_Eck (1903) - - JUL 16, 2016
Bottle. Pours black. Aroma and taste are roasted malts, dark fruits, and some chocolate.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
superspak (4566) - Michigan, USA - JUN 29, 2016
22 ounce bottle into snifter, bottled on 3/24/2016. Pours dense pitch black color with a 1-2 finger dense dark brown head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Light spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toffee, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, raisin, plum, fig, date, licorice, smoke, wood, leather, tobacco, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and moderate earthy hop notes; with great strength. Taste of huge dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toffee, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, raisin, plum, fig, date, licorice, smoke, wood, leather, tobacco, light char, and roast/smokey earthiness. Moderate roast/char and herbal/spicy hop bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, fudge, toffee, caramel, molasses, toasted dark bread, dark fruit, licorice, smoke, wood, leather, char, and roast/smokey earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and moderate earthy hop flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and no astringent hop/roast flavors after the finish. Light dryness from roast/hop bitterness, increasing though the glass. Light-medium carbonation and fairly full bodied; with a very smooth, creamy/slick, and moderately sticky/chalky balanced mouthfeel that is great. Alcohol is fairly well hidden with a light warmth lingering after the finish; with no booziness. Overall this is an outstanding imperial stout. All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, fruity yeast, and moderate earthy hop flavors; very smooth and easy to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Arayaga2 (2114) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 20, 2016
Oil black with tan head. Aroma is rich chocolate with some almond notes. Taste is the same, with beautiful cocoa and toast. Rich and sweet, but not cloying. Thanks, Dan! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Huhzubendah (3440) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 19, 2016
Opaque, near black body with nearly a half inch of dense, beige head. If Evil Twin is involved, the stout will have a beautiful appearance. Roast and chocolate in the nose. Lovely. Terrific flavor. So rich and full. Silky on the palate. This, friends, is a world class imperial stout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mabel (8537) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 18, 2016
[8138-20160415] Tap. Mild nutty roasted malt aroma. Black cola body with a quick foamy off-white head. Roasted malt and nutty cola and sweet woody taffy chilies flavour. Full body. Good. (7/3/7/4/15) 3.6
(@ Blue Monk, Buffalo, NY)
Overheard: "Do you know what Tim in Albuquerque wants?"

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
MrChopin (4303) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 11, 2016
[ keg ][ 4oz ][ @Bier Station ][ $4 ][ snifter ][ 06.04.16 ]

sepia with thin tan head, drops to oily ring. Stinging licorice sweet dirty nose, boozy with light oat elements. Boozy, inky front palate, light wheat and wood to balance but way sweet inky chocolate with licorice hints all through front and mid palate. Finishes creamy oat, still licorice and booze.


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