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Evil Twin NYC Sey No More

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing NYC
Country: USA
ABV: 11.5%
Style: American Imperial Porter
Other Notes: Coffee blend: Màs Morenos from Sey Coffee, Brooklyn, NY

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial Porter brewed with coffee and vanilla and almonds added.

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.95
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.8

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 1st February 2019. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Dark brown to black in colour with a one finger tanned head that dissipated fairly quickly but left lots of spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, coffee, cocoa, chocolate, vanilla, with a hint of nuts.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, very light roast, bakers chocolate, vanilla, coffee and only a hint of nuts.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Sweetness, chocolate and vanilla seem to dominate, and there was coffee, but I was hoping for more roastiness and nuts to balance the sweetness.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Chili Hazelnut Break

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 11.5%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout brewed with coffee and chili with hazelnut and vanilla extracts added

Brewer Description: (from can) Italy has a certain ‘Je ne sais quoi’ – fab food culture, highly decadent history of art and cool countryside. Some might argue the people are loud and flamboyant, they steal our women, the soccer players melodramatically flop on the pitch. Listen – that’s all part of the secret Italian ingredient – keep it cool, confident, arrogant and extravagant. Forza Italia.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.06
My ratebeer.com rating: 4

Intro: A 1 pint can, batch #001, but with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that dissipated fairly quickly but left some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, cocoa, roasted malts, coffee, hazelnut and vanilla.
Taste: Moderate sweetness, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, brown sugar, with a touch of hazelnuts and a hint of chili on the finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice chocolate and coffee aromas. Taste has a nice chili kick but perhaps slightly on the sweet side for me.

Evil Twin Even More Pecan Pie Jesus

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 12%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Imperial Stout brewed with molasses and pecan extract added

Brewer Description: (from can) A few times in the history of craft beer a highly praised beer rises beyond mortal stardom into a higher godly league. Usually the recipe to make such heavenly drops is thick fudge-like body, pitch black color, amazingly overwhelming aromas of chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, molasses, pecan extract and obviously only made in limited amounts. People – this is the taste of rare!

My rating: 3
My beeradvocate.com rating: 3.72
My ratebeer.com rating: 3.7

Intro: A 1 pint can, batch #001, but with no clear canned on or best before date. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that had decent retention while leaving some spotty lacing.
Aroma: Sweet, caramel, toffee, chocolate, nutty, nougat, cocoa, light roast.
Taste: Moderately sweet, roast, butterscotch, toffee, caramel, vanilla, nutty, pecan, hint of dark fruits with a lightly bitter finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Perhaps on the verge of being too sweet for me with the butterscotch and dark fruit flavours. Pecan extract was used but the nuttiness was not as strong as I would have hoped for.

Evil Twin x Prairie Bible Belt

Brewery: Evil Twin Brewing x Prairie Artisan Ales
Country: USA
ABV: 13%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and canned for Evil Twin Brewing at Westbrook Brewing Co, Mount Pleasant, SC

Brewer Description: (from can) Imperial Stout aged on coffee, vanilla, chilies, and cacao nibs.

My rating: 4
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.4
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.3

Intro: A 1 pint can, canned on 22nd September 2017. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with a one finger brown head that had pretty good retention while leaving some sparse spotty lacing.
Aroma: Roasty, chocolate, cacao, coffee, with hints of vanilla and a splash of booze.
Taste: Rich milk chocolate, vanilla, roasty, coffee, light smokiness.
Mouthfeel: Smooth, velvety, medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.
Overall: Nice easy drinking flavours means it doesn’t feel like 13% ABV. I’m not getting much (if any) of the supposedly chili though. A slightly heavier body would also have helped it even more. But really, I’m just nitpicking now.

Prairie x Evil Twin Barrel Aged Bible Belt

Brewery: Prairie Artisan Ales x Evil Twin Brewing
Country: USA
ABV: 13%
Style: American Imperial Stout
Other Notes: Brewed and bottled by Krebs Brewing Co., Krebs, Oklahoma

Brewer Description: (from bottle) Imperial Stout brewed with spices and aged in whiskey barrels.

My rating: 5
My beeradvocate.com rating: 4.58
My ratebeer.com rating: 4.5

Intro: A 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Julian bottled on date of 36416 (I think, as it was slightly unclear), meaning that it was bottled on 29th December 2016. Poured into a snifter glass.
Appearance: Black in colour with pretty much no head and no lacing.
Aroma: Vanilla, whisky, oak, chocolate, cocoa, caramel, roasted coffee and light spices.
Taste: Lightly sweet, whisky, oak, vanilla, caramel, roasted malts, chocolate, roasty coffee, light bitterness.
Mouthfeel: Creamy, smooth, velvety, full bodied with low carbonation.
Overall: Excellent, just so smooth to drink with wonderful notes of whisky and oak shining through. You don’t feel the 13% ABV at all, as you sip it.