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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

727 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 727
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 277
Gots: 231 | FT: 35
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: james582 on 11-07-2013)
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Photo of ThickNStout
4.79/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

22oz bottle from Five Points Bottle Shop (Athens, GA). No bottling date. Served in a Bruery snifter.

Pours jet black with a deep tan quarter finger head. After a brief moment only a thin halo remains, leaving very little lace.

Roasty, sweet, inviting aromas of chocolate, vanilla, almonds, bourbon and mild coffee. Quite nice.

The taste has all of that Imperial Biscotti Break goodness but taken up a notch. Mild yet flavorful bourbon, creamed coffee, amaretto, rich chocolate, oaky vanilla, nutty, caramel, roasted grains and some alcohol. Good and sweet with a roasty coffee bitterness than keeps it in check. Really opens up nicely as it gets a bit warmer. Outstanding.

Creamy, viscous and moderately heavy body with soft carbonation. Bourbony vanilla, mochacino and caramel linger on the tongue in the delicious aftertaste.

This is the total package- earning/ delivering high marks in every catagory. The bourbon really elevates the base beer- and that's really saying something based on how good Imperial Biscotti Break already is. The barrel treatment adds a delicious bourbon glaze to the solid foundation of chocolate, coffee and amaretto. A hunt-worthy gem that, for me, more than lived up to that pesky thing we call hype.

ThickNStout, May 17, 2014
Photo of Williaar
4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Williaar, 52 minutes ago
Photo of dar482
4.76/5  rDev +4.8%

The beer comes in a jet black color with a wonderful dark coffee head.

The aroma offers chunky chocolate, lots of sweetness and vanilla, dark caramel. A touch of umami and sweet bourbon character.

The beer hits first of lots of bourbon character that takes over the sides of the palate. Lots of chunky sweet chocolate, almost like big chocolate chips. A bit of roasted coffee. Lots of vanilla on the finish along with some amaretto liqueur.

A sweet dessert bourbon barrel aged stout that in the end tastes like a liqueur chocolate cake.

dar482, Yesterday at 07:03 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

DrMindbender, Monday at 04:59 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

jaken0ss, Monday at 03:19 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Bradaplast, Monday at 04:00 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Kylo76, Sunday at 03:13 PM
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

LoveStout, Sunday at 12:20 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

acurtis, Saturday at 10:26 PM
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

mrn1ceguy, Saturday at 08:22 PM
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4.68/5  rDev +3.1%

Adammleonard, Saturday at 05:37 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

CTJman, Saturday at 01:03 AM
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

flipdog0, Friday at 07:09 PM
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4.56/5  rDev +0.4%

sunofneurot, Thursday at 10:08 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

StephRai, Thursday at 08:44 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

absoluthamm, Thursday at 04:42 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Davihaw, Sep 24, 2014
Photo of BrownNut
3.8/5  rDev -16.3%

Similar to the non barreled one, the smell is woody with a bit of coffee roast, only more coffee and chocolate this time. A hint of bready unlike the other, but just a hint. When I do a really aggressive pour to get some head, I get a milky garbage smell on the end of that woody smell. When the head is gone, so is that smell. Milky garbage?! WTF! Later it smooths out into an almost clean fruity smell along with a kind of malty sugar syrup Sugar Smacks cereal smell

Thinner than expected but a bit thicker than the non barreled one.

First taste is balanced between a the woody note from the aroma, a little bready something, a little chocolate, and a hint of nickel. Later it's more coffee and chocolate.

I get zero bourbon and no more wood than with the unbarreled one, which wasn't supposed to have any in the first place, and not a good wood but a weird green one. If there is supposed to be any of the namesake biscotti flavour in this, I'm not getting anything recognizable, though unlike the unbarreled version there's at least a hint of breadiness.

I almost never pour anything out, but given that this was a bummer and given that it had some really odd things about it and given that I was otherwise just bored with it, I just wasn't motivated to finish it and poured out about the last quarter of it. That's the absolute last result I expected from this beer of all beers. I've looked forward to this for so long.

I had heard wonderful things about this but it's really nothing special as imperials go. Disappointing. Had I not had any idea what to expect, I'd have said it was "OK ". It has some basic positives going on, but it is memorable more for its flaws.

BrownNut, Sep 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

zestar, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

dannyhead, Sep 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Brdlist, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

afi4lifer, Sep 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Baab200, Sep 23, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Hugonaut13, Sep 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Robyn, Sep 20, 2014
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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged from Evil Twin Brewing
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