“Evil Twin I Love You With My Stout” sounds like something I might say if Amber Heard was my evil twin separated at birth and I was attempting to enter a forbidden tryst with her whilst downing a tasty Double Imperial Stout, but no it is simply the name of this latest insane brew by Evil Twin that I am about to imbibe whilst recording my thoughts on the subject. Fact: This is review #600 for me. Interesting, for someone as obsessed with milestones as I am I forgot to record which beer was #550, I think it was Nail Oatmeal Stout… who cares [me obviously] here is #600.
Poured from a 330ml bottle into a Duvel tulip.
A: I’m really getting bored of how to describe Stouts – let’s just say it’s black and it has an off-white head that soon dies down to a lace ring alright? Fine? Done. Actually looks as decent as any other heavy DIS, I’m surprised by how light the head is though. 8/10.
S: Infected/bad beer? Possibly – it has a definite sour cider apple aroma to it, not what one would expect in a Stout of any style. Best before date is a cryptic 365:14:15:20… what does that mean? Anyone? Another whiff reveals some toasted stale bread and burnt sugar. 6/10.
T: This is one crazy different Stout if it isn’t infected/bad with straight brown sugar, pear, vodka, bitter herbal notes going on. Not your average DIS with all this fruit ester business going on – it has an overripe green pear flavour which really puts this in a category of its own as far as Stouts go. Though I am almost completely convinced something is amiss here. 6/10.
M: Medium bodied with a dense slight fizzy carbonation… the last beer I had (Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout) had a great deal more body at less ABV. 7/10.
D: This is one average at best brew, but primarily due to the fact that it is likely infected/bad/past use by date, who knows really, either way I did not enjoy this brew and like their Yang I found myself popping a couple Ibuprofen with Codeine just to avoid the impending hangover. I expected a lot more from Evil Twin, who did alright for me with their 13% ABV Molotov Cocktail… I really need to get my hands on a fresh bottle of Imperial Biscotti Break – that sounds right up my alley. 6/10.
NOTE TO READERS: THIS IS A LIKELY INFECTED/OXIDIZED BREW – TAKE THIS REVIEW WITH A PROVERBIAL PINCH.