StuartCarter (21) - Alabama, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Appearance: jet black - motor oil. Fluffy tan head that collapses to a thin ring. Caskalefan (168) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - SEP 15, 2012
Smell: chocolate, caramel, fruity, a little coffee. Much heavier on the chocolate/fruit than coffee.
Taste: revelatory. Chocolate, fruit, caramel, gentle coffee. This is a porter rather than a stout - the chocolate is up front and centre, the coffee is in the background, but still there.
Mouthfeel: for such a thick beer the mouthfeel is lovely - dense and creamy rather than viscous.
Aftertaste: rich caramel fruit, chocolate, light coffee.
As it warms: the coffee becomes more apparent in the nose, but the flavour leans to more chocolate and fruits.
This is a truly wonderful beer deserving of more recognition.
The best porter I’ve ever tasted, hands down. I’m not usually a big fan of Baltic style porters, only because I find them to be too sweet, but this Imperial version is deceptively complex. At first, I thought it was a bit flabby in texture, and totally straightforward in flavor. However, as I continued to sip this voluptuous monster, flavors other than chocolate, toffee, and vanilla began to emerge...leather, tobacco, plum, kumquat, raisin, sandalwood, smoke, Cabernet, and bourbon began to poke out their heads, seemingly out of nowhere. The richness continued to build, but the sweetness never became overbearing, and leveled out at just the right point. sloshgator (770) - Orlando, Florida, USA - JUL 4, 2013
This may be the best Evil Twin I’ve tasted, which is even more surprising when one takes note of the fact that it’s a contract brew executed by Westbrook Brewing Co of Mount Pleasant, S.C. I’d never heard of them, but I’ll definitely be looking for any future nationally distributed beers of theirs.
Evil Twin Lil’ B is my first of what will definitely be more Evil Twin beers. Aroma of mostly raisins rising from a very dark pour with a thin but substantial head. Pour is very dark like a stout. Taste is very smooth without a hint of the 11.5% ABV coming through. Taste is a balanced and delicious mix of raisins, coffee and chocolate that linger on the palate long after the last sip. This is one of the better beers you will drink of any style. Lil’ B is the bomb! crazy_cat_lady (724) - - OCT 13, 2014
Aug. 29, 2014. Bottle at Bellwoods Brewery. Dark cherries and chocolate nose. This smells fantastic. Dark cherry chocolate flavour, hints of coffee. Smooth mouthfeel. Quite lovely. robertbenedict (1) - CLEVELAND, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2015 does not count
Deep, dark, sweet aftertaste. Nice alcohol bite. I can only drink 1, but this is more like food than libation.
CyborgX (127) - THAILAND - NOV 18, 2016
Bottle - pours like runny black tar withbshort lived brown head. Aroma is sweet chocolate and dark fruits. Taste follows the aroma, sweet but not sickly, all bitterness balanced out, to leave a smooth perfect drink that masks its strong alcohol far too effectively! Paired with a Kriek de Jacobins, its the perfect combination!
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