Sunday, September 13, 2015

Evil Twin Soft DK Review

Name: Evil Twin Soft DK
Style: Imperial Stout
ABV: 10.4%

I'll admit when I first saw the label for this beer, I stared at it for a couple of seconds trying to figure out what the name for this beer meant and of course the first thing that popped into my head was literally.....poop. Given Evil Twin's penchant for giving very bizarre names to their beers, I wasn't terribly shocked to learn that it is, in fact, named after a soft dookie. The backstory is that the head brewer was changing the diaper of his son when the idea for the name hit him.

Getting past all of that nonsense, Soft DK is an Imperial Stout and there's really not much else to say from it. I only hope that this doesn't taste like poop....

Appearance - Pitch black with no visible carbonation. The head is brown in color and quite thin in terms of appearance. The lacing is also rather spotty as well.

Aroma - Strong chocolate maltiness & vanilla sweetness followed by light oak notes & some roasted barley. There's also an encompassing bitter hoppiness that comes off as fairly mild, but noticeable.

Taste - Strong citrus & bitter hops and chocolate malts upfront, followed by some light vanilla notes and roasted barley. Unlike the nose, the hoppiness are very in your face in the flavor. Aftertaste is a mix of roasted barley & a touch of bitter hops.

This is by no means the most complex Imperial Stout, but it does come across as very robust in terms of the overall components of the flavor. Don't let the name fool you or scare you away, if you see this, I'd recommend checking it out.

Evil Twin Soft DK - 9/10

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