Evil Twin’s Soft DK (short for Soft Dookie, abbreviated to prevent loss of appetite) is a vanilla imperial stout inspired by brewmaster Jeppe’s diaper-changing experiences. Though I have no first-hand experience, I hear that baby poop can have interesting and not unpleasant aromas before solid food diets. Jeppe evidently was picking up vanilla notes and made this beer in the poop’s honour.
I drank this last night (Nov 8th) as it was apparently International Stout Day. Cheers to that!
A: Soft DK pours a ruby black, not overly thick (like the poop it represents) and without a lot of carbonation.
S: The aroma is chocolate and vanilla, semi-sweet. A touch of caramel and some prickly alcohol notes as well.
T: Taking a sip, it sits idle for a moment before opening to a burst of vanilla, some woodiness and chocolate, and followed by a spirit-like gentle alcohol presence and some earthiness that indicates a bitter hop existence barely able to poke through. This was my only bottle, but if I had a second I would probably give it a year and see if the heat goes down and the chocolate comes up.
M: It’s not a thick stout, probably a little thinner feel than the 10% ABV would have indicated, but it does have a creaminess to it.
O: This is a nice Russian imperial stout that’s been given a boost in vanilla – which is a flavour I love in a big stout. The vanilla wasn’t dominating and the earthiness kept the sweetness in check easily – I would actually not mind if it were a little sweeter.