Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Raspberry Umami

This beer is one that Val picked out, since she really liked the Biscotti Break series. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 11.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We Have All good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer. Because We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!! One More Thing A clever man once said: ‘Stay thirsty… stay foolish.’ That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.”

Random: The brewery had no information about this beer on their website.

The brew poured with less than a finger of tan head that went away by the time I went to take the picture. The body was an inky black with no visible carbonation due to the color. The nose was filled with milk chocolate, espresso and raspberry extract at the end. The taste was interesting. It had the milk chocolate and espresso that I picked up in the nose, but also had this umami characteristic that was difficult to describe. The raspberry note was stronger than the nose, but was definitely towards to side of extract. The booze was heavy on this one. It had a thick body with light carbonation. The finish was sticky and lengthy with raspberry and chocolate. A bomber of this was $15.99, which came to $.73 per ounce. I thought this beer was interesting, but given how high the price point was, I wouldn’t have this again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

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Evil Twin You’re In The Jungle Baby!

One of my regrets from when I was assigned to an Ohio location at my old post was not getting out to Jackie O’s. I guess I’ll have to make another trip out there.

ABV: 12%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to mybeerbuzz.blogspot.com, “This morning we get to see another new brew coming from Evil Twin. This is You’re In The Jungle Baby! and it is an imperial stout with mixe pasilla chili, honey, mandarin peel and jaguar cocoa added. This beer is inspired by a ‘mind blowing dessert created by a Nordic eatery that popped up in the middle of the Mexican jungle.’ The beer will hit 12%-AbV and it will be packaged in 12oz cans at Dorchester Brewing in Boston, MA.”

Random: I’m a sucker for a chili pepper stout.

The beer poured a dark brown with no visible carbonation due to the color. It had a one finger, slightly off white head. It dissipated quickly and left some lacing on the glass. The nose had notes of roasted malts, dark chocolate and chili peppers. There was some cocoa powder as well. The taste had a bit more depth than the nose. I picked up the same notes of roasted malts and dark chocolate, along with nutmeg and cinnamon. Chili peppers were there, but not abrasive. There was a slight sweetness from the honey, along with cocoa powder. The booze was prevalent on this beer. The body was thick and chewy with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy and sticky with roasted malts and booze. A can of this was $4.25, which came to $.35 per ounce. This was a bit pricey for what it was, but I’m glad I got to try it.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Evil Twin Pink Lemonade IPA

One of the best things about Hawaii was the insanely fresh produce. Although we weren’t huge fans of the food, the produce was amazing.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We Have All good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer. Because We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!! One More Thing A clever man once said: ‘Stay thirsty… stay foolish.’ That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.”

Random: This is another beer that I could not find any information for on the website.

This beer poured a three finger, pure white, thick head. It took forever to dissipate and left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body had a pink tinge and was bright orange and cloudy. There was no carbonation visible due to the cloudiness. The nose was filled with lemon zest and not much else. The taste was almost completely reminiscent of Country Time pink lemonade. I picked up the sugar and then the lemon zest and lemon flesh. There was no malt to speak of. The body was on the lighter side with lots of seltzer-like carbonation. It had a quick finish with lemon. A can of this was $3.50, which came to $.29 per ounce. This was an expensive beer, but had good flavor. I would have this one again.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0

Evil Twin Imperial Mexican Biscotti Cake Break

Today’s beer is one that I had been on the hunt for. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 10.5%

Style: American Double/Imperial Stout

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We Have All good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer. Because We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!! One More Thing A clever man once said: ‘Stay thirsty… stay foolish.’ That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.”

Random: It’s getting to be late for stout season. Soon, I’ll need to transition to warmer weather beers.

This beer poured with a one and a half finger of dark brown head on top of an inky, black body. Due to the color, there was no visible carbonation. I let the beer warm for a few minutes before getting into it. When I did, the nose had notes of cinnamon, milk chocolate shavings, almonds and a touch of chili pepper and smoke for good measure. The taste started with smoke and milk chocolate. It quickly went into almond milk, vanilla and chili pepper. There was cinnamon and nutmeg present as well. The booze made a slight appearance at the end. The body was on the thicker side with light carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with cinnamon and chili peppers. I picked up this bottle for $14.99, which came to $.68 per ounce, which was definitely on the more expensive side. Despite this, I thought it had really good flavor and would pick this up again.

Untappd Rating: 4.5/5.0

Evil Twin Sumo In A Sidecar

Tonight’s beer is another IPA from Evil Twin. I love apricots, so I was curious to see if this one delivered.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “We Have All good intentions to disturb, disorder and enlighten you with unforgettable beer after beer. Because We are so much in love with good taste, all the beers from Evil Twin are prepared in 10 of the best breweries around the world. Exclusively hand picked to please you with delicate, funky, extreme and by all means rare flavors. Maybe not the easiest way, but certainly the most fun!!! One More Thing A clever man once said: ‘Stay thirsty… stay foolish.’ That sounds like our vision, just with a tad less attitude.”

Random: I rarely buy bottles now. There are so many good selections in cans.

The brew poured with a huge, three and a half finger, white head. It was loose and dissipated quickly and left limited lacing on the glass. The body was a dusky, dark orange color with limited carbonation visible because of the cloudiness. The nose had the normal attributes of an IPA with pine resin, floral hops and a touch of grapefruit, along with a touch of apricot extract. The taste started with some apricot extract, but not as much as I would have liked. It quickly went into tropical hops with notes of pineapple and mango and then went into pine. It had a touch of malt at the end. The body was on the thicker side with a little less carbonation than I would have liked. The finish was quick with pine. A pounder can was $2.50, which broke down to $.16 per ounce. This was an alright beer, but in a flooded market of IPAs, it does little to stand out.

Untappd Rating: 3.5/5.0

Evil Twin Old Fashioned Lemonade IPA

Tonight’s beer is one that I picked up because someone at the beer store recommended it. Evil Twin tends to put out beers that push the limits, but their prices are a bit ridiculous. Hopefully this one is worth the price tag.

ABV: 7%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “For this rendition of an Old Fashioned Lemonade we teamed up with our brothers and sisters from Evil Twin Brewing (NYC). Fair and heavily hopped base beer beefed up with a touch of lactose and blended with refreshing lemon juice. Refresh, Re-imagine.”

Random: I’ve always been a bigger fan of iced tea than lemonade. We have cases and cases of iced tea in the basement. We only like one particular green tea and now we have to get it directly from the producer since Fresh Direct doesn’t carry it anymore.

This beer poured with a finger of fluffy, white head. It took awhile to dissipate but left a lot of lacing on the glass. The body was murky and bright yellow with no visible carbonation. The nose was filled with Country Time lemonade powder. There was a touch of pine as well, but it was a lot of lemonade, much like the description. The taste had some white sugar along with lemonade powder and lemon balm. The body was on the thicker side with moderate carbonation. It had a lengthy finish with lemonade. A pounder can was $3.50, which came to $.22 per ounce. I liked this beer a lot, but it felt a bit gimmicky to me. I wouldn’t rush back to having this one again.

Untappd Rating: 3.0/5.0

Evil Twin Retro IPA

Since I was 2 in 1985, I have no idea what a 1985 style IPA drank like. But, I think it’s interesting that Evil Twin tried to recreate one. Let’s see how it was.

ABV: 6%

Style: American IPA

Trivia: According to the brewery website, “This is a tasty time-traveling tribute to an all time iconic beer style – the India Pale Ale. Though the style goes 200 years back this time around we re-created a 1985 style IPA – perhaps you remember the hip hop times. Enjoy a full on hoppy beer infused with everything you loved about the 80’s. The future is now.”

Random: This was brewed at Two Roads in Stratford, Connecticut.

The beer poured with a two finger, pure white head. It went away quickly, but still left light lacing on the glass. The body was slightly hazy and bright amber in color. There was some carbonation visible. The nose was muted for the style. There was some old grapefruit rind and pine needles. There was some caramel malt. The taste started with a lot of nutty malt and went into a lemon candy note with some pine cleaner. It had a medium thick body with moderate carbonation. The finish was lengthy with nutty malt and a slight pine aftertaste. I received this beer as a gift, so I’m not sure how much it was (and beer gifts are always appreciated). I thought this beer was good and it was reminiscent of some of the first IPAs I drank. I think it accomplished what it set out to do.

Untappd Rating: 4.0/5.0