Brigadier (3780) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - APR 9, 2012
kramer (6991) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2012
My second to last pint of the night was this fine example of a stout. Almost as good as the Soft Dookie I thought this was better by virtue of being somewhat sessionable. If I would have started the night with this it would have been tough to switch. I hope the rest of the beers from Evil Twin are just as excellent.
Aroma / Appearance - Black, oily, and smooth this is thick and dense for a mere 6% stout. Chocolate dipped oranges give it the feel of an early Easter basket. Smooth with bitter undertones it draws you into its trap.
Flavor / Palate - Orange glazed cheesecake bites pepper the throat with a texture like melted chocolate. Cadbury eggs transition to the mostly bitter malt driven finish. Despite the low ABV I almost feel like this one could easily sneak up on the unaware. If it were a $5.00 tap or Happy Hour special I know what I would be drinking.
Tap. Avenue pub. Pours a pitch black body with a great tight bubbled dark brown head that had nice retention. The nose is nicely roasty and thick smelling with just the lightest hint of orange peel. The orange peel comes out a bit more in the flavor, still quite muted and in thr background, letting the Stout play center stage. Richly roasty with just the right amount of malt bitterness. Some light orange zest bitterness on the late finish adds it’s own twist. Medium bodied with nice soft carbonation. Very nice beer. faroeviking (11343) - Chupando chellas es como ellas, FAROE ISLANDS - FEB 29, 2012
Draught in Esbjerg, @ Dronning Louise. Deep dark brown colour with a nice brown head, sticky like, lasting well. Aroma of roasty malt, and fruity hops with chocolate. Good mouthfeel, suspected bit more filling. Flavour of roasty malt, chocolate and fruity hops along with a bit orange in the finish. anders37 (27667) - Malmö, SWEDEN - FEB 27, 2012
Draft @ Cask Pub and Kitchen, Pimlico SW1. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice and chocolate flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy licorice finish. sethbreaker (180) - New York, Greater London, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Draft at Bar Great Harry. Subtle aroma cant detect much, The orange peel adds a citric bitterness, best to let this warm up a little.
Nice creamy mouth feel, the finish is dry and the citrus lingers on the palette without being overbearing. A solid stout with a twist.
BrewBoxer (2667) - New York, New York, USA - FEB 20, 2012
Deep black color on draft. Tastes milky and chocolatey. Very smooth and rich. Really good Papsoe (25054) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Pours a cloudy opaque brown with a small brownish head. Heavily roast aroma - almost coffeeish. Medium body, hard roast flavours, vanilla - again almost coffeeish. Has a fairly tart edge from the added orange juice. 190212 yngwie (17284) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 19, 2012
Bottle. An unclear, dark brown beer with a small, dark beige head. Very roasted on the nose, towards burnt, quite a lot of coffee, some dark chocolate. The flavor is roasted and coffee-ish, with a roasted kind of bitterness towards the end. Rather sugary sweet on the palate, full-bodied and soft. Although quite sweet, it doesn’t feel too sweet, due to the intense roasted or burnt bitterness. A combination I’m not overly happy with. Still, not a bad beer in any way. 120219 Ungstrup (38986) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
Bottled. A very dark brown beer with a thin brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, coffee, and malt. The flavor is sweet with notes of hard roasted malt, oranges, coffee, cocoa, and citrusy hops, leading to a very dry finish. A bit too weird flavor for my liking. chrisv10 (18737) - DENMARK - FEB 19, 2012
Very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate and spices. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, yeast, little sweet, little coffee, little orange, little acid and spices.