Evil Twin Soft Dookie
Evil Twin is what’s called a gypsy brewery. Instead of having a facility, Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergsø, the brewer, goes to different breweries around the world to create his beers. Because of this, it’s difficult to track even where the beer is coming from. It looks like Evil Twin is currently in Toronto at Bellwoods Brewery.
Here’s a good Q&A with Jarnit-Bjergsø from Food GPS.
In the United States if you run across this beer it will be called Soft DK. Not sure why the full name isn’t used here, but everywhere else it’s called Soft Dookie. Maybe Americans don’t like ordering poop? Even at The Avenue, the tap handle read Soft DK. According to Beer Advocate Soft Dookie was brewed at Amager Bryghus in Denmark. The inspiration for the beer came from dirty diapers.
Finding information on Evil Twin really feels like putting pieces of a puzzle together. While most breweries have a website and information is easily found, Evil Twin’s information is scattered across the Internet with no one place to get the full history and details.
How about the beer itself? Despite drawing inspiration from dirty diapers, it’s delicious. From the glass a light roasted scent eminates; the taste has a similar roasted flavor with light vanilla notes. While some vanilla stouts have a strong artificial vanilla flavor, the vanilla flavor in Soft Dookie is neither is not artificial nor overpowering. The color is a very dark brown with a tan head; it has medium carbonation and a thick mouthfeel. It’s very smooth too; if you’re not careful that 10% ABV will sneak up on you.
After finishing Soft Dookie, we settled our tabs and went home after a very enjoyable evening at The Avenue. If you’re looking for the best beer selection in New Orleans and a laid back atmosphere, look no further than The Avenue.