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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

616 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 616
Reviews: 52
rAvg: 4.55
pDev: 7.91%
Wants: 231
Gots: 202 | FT: 31
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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Reviews by teromous:
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teromous

Virginia

4.7/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark oily black body with a thick dark brown creamy head. Leaves lacing on the glass.

S: Smells very strongly of both bourbon and oak. Nothing else comes across the nose.

T: Right off the bat the bourbon, then a some dark chocolate and espresso without just a hint of bitterness. It tastes wonderful. The bourbon is very strong, but not to the point where it tastes like I'm drinking bourbon. Although the bourbon flavor is there, neither the alcohol from it nor the beer stands out. It has just a hint of bitterness but it is very very light. I get the presence of oak in the beer but only via the bourbon flavor. It doesn't stand out by itself. It's hard to describe what makes this beer taste so good. The best way I can put it, is that every flavor seems to fit into place like puzzle pieces.

M: The mouthfeel is perfect. Nice and creamy, full bodied, coats the mouth elegantly, and finishes clean. No harsh bitterness at any point. Everything right where it should be.

O: After taking the first sip I knew that I liked this beer. It is something I very highly recommend. I would buy it again.

Serving type: bottle

04-17-2014 18:53:20 | More by teromous
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KYGunner

Kentucky

4.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Thick tar like pour, this jet black stout oozed into the snifter. The head was a thick brown pillow of dense foam that left curtains of lacing.

The nose is full and rich with vanilla, coconut, lots of coconut, chocolate, caramel malt, oak, bourbon cream and some dark fruit.

The flavor is luscious creamy chocolate, coconut, vanilla, a mid palate of yet more chocolate and a fudge like finish. Throughout, there's a subtle bourbon creaminess that is never intrusive but simply amplifies the flavors.

The feel is thick, smooth and velvety; masking any and all alcohols yet never being too sweet.

Double Barrel Hunahpu and King Henry are the only two that may beat this out otherwise this is the new Gold Standard.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Joel for breaking this one out.

Viscous pour, thick brown-black, with a solid brown head that sank to a collar and held there, lacing the glass nicely. Lots of chocolate and dark malty goodness in the nose, notes of licorice, almond, vanilla, bourbon. Flavor profile started out much like the regular version of the beer, or the regular/imperial version, but quickly gave way to a huge wall of brownie batter, fudge soaked in bourbon--salivating--lesser notes of almond and vanilla, caramel. All things good and stouty. Robust mouthfeel, smooth and creamy, full body. Excellent overall. This could stand and hold its ground right alongside any BCBS variant, and other big boys of the style.

This was quite a surprise. I mean, all the other versions of this beer have been pretty good, but this was easily the best that I've tried, and I'd say most likely the best Evil Twin beer I've had to date. Must get more.

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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged from Evil Twin Brewing
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