Lil’ B, Big B, Beer begins with B.

Beer Review: Evil Twin Lil’ B

Style: American Porter

ABV: 11.5%

Drink if you like: Chocolate covered nuts, smoked meats, mocha lattes and being awesome

It’s that time of year again – the weather is changing, football is disappointing and you can’t decide if you should buy a pie or make a pie for thanksgiving dessert.  The answer is buy beer.  You now need something dark, thick, and perhaps evil to warm your soul throughout the holiday.   Evil Twin’s Lil’ B is this beer.

Lil_B

So what’s with the name?  Some of you kids are thinking that this beer is named after the rapper Lil’ B.  Sorry, [insert cool nickname here], not true.  Perhaps you may think that this is a “smaller” version, or a “base” version, for Evil Twin’s famous beer Biscotti Break?  Hey that sounds like it could work….  But perhaps this name is a tribute to Brian Ewing, the owner and founder of 12% Imports; the company that buys Evil Twin’s beer and ships it all over the place…and the folks who have helped Evil Twin become such a huge success.  Let’s hit the CSI: Beer Unit Supercomputer and run a test:

Beep bop boop PROCESSING
Beep bop boop PROCESSING: Brian Ewing on the left, Lil’ B on the right.

It looks like the Beer Unit Supercomputer has a positive match.  Either that, or you can consider those pixilated photos “drunk vision” and that photo is someone you once picked up at a bar.  Let’s move on to the beer, shall we?  Like Brian Ewing, this beer is really awesome.  It also won’t leave you with a horrible aftertaste – like that person you picked up in the bar.  Let’s take a drink:

Lil’ B impresses from the get go with a beautiful pour – dark as night with a mesmerizing dark brown head which slowly fades into a thin cap that resembles a foreign map on top of your beer.  As you breathe deep and say hello to the beer, you’ll notice dark chocolate, nuts, dark roasted coffee and some dark overly ripe fruit.   As the beer enters your flavor-party-penthouse of a mouth, you’ll taste espresso, big, bold, bitter chocolate and some faint hints of vanilla and licorice.  The beer boasts a great medium mouthfeel with a good balance of carbonation to bring out interesting flavors throughout your session.  It finishes dry with plums, raisins, bourbon-like sweetness and some charcoal.

Stock up, guys.  This beer will get you through the winter, the holidays, and your in-laws.

You can find this beer at the following locations:
The Ridge Wine & Spirits – Little Rock
Poinsett Package – Harrisburg
Palarm Creek Liquor – North Little Rock
Grapevine Wine & Spirits – Little Rock
Lake Liquor – Maumelle
Hillcrest Liquor and Fine Wines – Little Rock
Liquor to Go – Fayetteville
MacAdoodles – Springdale
Flying Saucer – Little Rock
Liquor World – Fayetteville
Springhill Wine & Spirits – Little Rock
Jack’s Package Store – Mountain Home
Sullivant’s Liquor – Little Rock
107 Liquor – Sherwood
Midtowne Wine & Spirits – Little Rock
Spirits Fine Wines – Little Rock
The Wine Rack & Spirits Shoppe – Hot Springs
Colonial Wine & Spirits – Little Rock
Celebrations Fine Wine – Arkadelphia

We gave this beer 4.5 Diamonds
4-half-diamonds

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2 thoughts on “Lil’ B, Big B, Beer begins with B.

  1. Jason Skerbitz says:

    Snagged some of this from the Fest-of-Ale (wish I had grabbed a couple more, but one can only haul so much beer out without appearing like a gluttonous hog…. lol) last month, and yes, it was….. AMAZING! Sure would be nice to see some of this at Cheers, Luckys, and/or Shamrock down here in the Fort. 😉

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