Much has been said about the Danes. Like they seem reserved at first and are obsessed with bikes, food and ‘hygge’ - Danes are always on time, they appear liberal yet traditional and leave their babies outside in prams while they shop. We at Evil Twin Brewing teamed up with fellow Dane at Chocopologie and decided to set the story straight with a Chocolate Stout infused with smoked chestnuts and even more Denmark. The punctual aromas, comfortable taste and liberating body will make you feel like one of the happiest people on earth.
- Evil Twin Brewing, Even More Denmark
Evil Twin has paired up with fellow Dane Fritz Knipschildt at Chocopologie, South Carolina Westbrook Brewing Company, a bunch of smoked chestnuts, and chocolate to bring the subgenre of chocolate stouts to the next level.
Danish Evil Twin Brewing began crafting beer in 2010, started by Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø who was a schoolteacher at the time. But unlike most other brewing companies, Evil Twin does not actually operate a brewery. Evil Twin Brewing is what is known as a gypsy brewery, a brewery that produces beers using other breweries' equipment and premises typically for limited release or seasonal beers. Gypsy brewing grew out of Scandinavia, but has since spread to America and other countries. Jarnit-Bjergsø's identical twin, Mikkel Borg Bjergsø also operates the gypsy brewing company Mikkeller.
Jarnit-Bjergsø's beers are a mix of standard styles like IPAs and stouts, and experiments with standards like the Femma Fatale line of beers, brewed with Brettanomycesyeast and fruits like Kabosu or Sudachi.
There are currently ninety beers listed on Evil Twin's website.
Even More Denmark pours out a dark black with a cream and coffee colored head that sticks around and to the sides of the glasses, leaving lacing as it goes. On the nose, there is espresso, smores, freshly roasted chestnut, toasted malts, and cocoa. The nose is slightly 'hot' with alcohol, and earlier releases boasted 10.0% ABV which they seem to have backed away from in this bottling.
The mouthfeel is chewy and substantial, carrying smoky flavors of toasted chestnuts, strong coffee, toasted grains, vanilla, and some dark chocolate bitterness owing to the hops without much hop flavor profile. The finish is long and mildly astringent with a slight bitterness, chocolate, and mild sweetness.