Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Evil Twin Brewing
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4.53/5 rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
No date but released in the last month or two.
A: Pitch-black pour with a tall and super dense dark brown head. Looks just perfect. Head fades slowly with great retention. Only real downside is that the lacing is minimal to none.
S: Great bourbon aroma. Thick caramel and toasted sugar. A bit of a butterscotch aroma. Mild chocolate and nuttiness but just barely, under the bourbon aroma. Light overtones of oak.
T: Huge sweet bourbon notes. Oh man, this comes together nicely. Loads of caramel, butterscotch, chocolate and vanilla all combine into some delicious syrupy concoction. Oakiness kicks in afterwards with a little bit of dryness to balance. A bit of nuttiness joins chocolate in the aftertaste with just a hint of oak still lingering behind.
M: Big, heavy, syrupy sweet. Low carbonation contributes to the heaviness.
O: Yikes. One of the finest bourbon barrel stouts ever. Flavors are big and sweet. Complex and balanced. Heavy but not cloying (but borderline, very borderline). Little to no booziness despite 11.5% ABV and barrel aging (probably due to the huge sweetness). A serious brew with serious strengths. Well crafted and delicious.
My only real nitpickiness is that it is truly heavy and sweet, almost overly so. I enjoy this type of beer considerably, but I do admit that it taxes the drinkability factor a bit.
Serving type: bottle
02-02-2014 02:12:12 | More by Dope
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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged from Evil Twin Brewing
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