Like the infamous Mikkeller, Evil Twin is a brewery without a home. Brewing in the gypsy style of contracting recipes from their base in Copenhagen, Evil Twin have invented some truly unique and incredible beers. Perhaps the most well known concoction from Evil Twin is the Soft DK or Soft Dookie Imperial Stout. This Imperial Stout clocks in at 10.4% ABV and is brewed by Amager Bryghus in Kastrup, Denmark. I bought a few bottles when this was first released to Alberta shelves in the fall based upon the reputation in the craft beer community.
“This stout looks like soft dookie and some will say it smells and tastes like it too. If you like a thick, creamy and utterly vanillalicious stout you’ll like this one. If you don’t, get yourself something else instead.”
Soft DK pours with a beautiful silken and viscous body with a heavy syrup characteristic. The nose is rich, robust and utterly intense with big lightly burnt barley malts, espresso and dark cocoa aromas with a pronounceable vanilla bean note. Nice sweetness up front on the first sip with a mild bitterness and sublime malt notes. Subtle chocolate, smoked malts and a heavy dose of roasted espresso add nice character along with a fresh vanilla flavour. The finish is remarkably smooth with a silky mouthfeel, a light warmth of alcohol and a great silky finish. This is a great stout as it has the robust and intense flavour profile without an burdening bitter finish.
Grade: 91/100 Price: $10.99