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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 699
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 266
Gots: 219 | FT: 31
Brewed by:
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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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4.79/5  rDev +5.5%

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
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

brians52, Today at 02:36 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

JonnyBeers, Yesterday at 03:26 AM
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4.52/5  rDev -0.4%

Zhillsgator, Yesterday at 02:34 AM
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4.36/5  rDev -4%

Poured from the bottle into a tasting glass.

Appeared a thick, oily black color with a light brown head that disappeared quickly.

Smells of roasted malts, dark chocolate and alcohol.

Tastes like a melted Hershey's special dark. One of the most chocolate dominant beers I have had. Quite delicious and very rich.

Mouthfeel is thick and velvety. A bit of heat on the backend.

Overall this is a delicious dessert stout. Awesome.

TWStandley, Sunday at 01:20 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

KevBot89, Saturday at 10:18 PM
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

mobius387, Saturday at 03:35 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

emottram, Saturday at 01:50 PM
Photo of PsilohsaiBiN
4.65/5  rDev +2.4%

22 oz bottle released in 2014 poured into Teku

Appearance: Pours dark black, as expected, with a nice finger of khaki head. The head collars after a few minutes.

Smell: Rich fudge, vanilla, caramel, dark fruit, molasses. The fudge really stands out, this is like sticking your nose in freshly whipped brownie batter. This has less Bourbon and more chocolate on the nose than BCBS. Amazing smelling stuff.

Taste: Huge chocolate up front, followed by Bourbon, caramel, coffee and then some vanilla with rich roast on the finish. This really hides the booze well...drinks like it's under 10% for sure.

Mouthfeel: Not BCBS thick, but thicker than KBS. It's certainly not lacking in the mouthfeel dept.

Overall: I wasn't the biggest fan of the base beer, and I liked Doughnut Break the best, before this. However, when a beer is good, it needs to get credit. This is just an outstanding barrel aged Imperial Stout, and it tastes remarkably similar to BCBS, which I just had last night (2012). The only difference is, this beer was bottled about 6 months ago and drinks pretty smooth. Even at 6 months, Bourbon County was still pretty hot and needed about 2 years of age to get as smooth as this, imo. Although you can age Bourbon County for quite a while, this brew has to be given credit for its smoothness at a young age...although I don't believe it will age as gracefully as BCBS. Would definitely drink again, although I'd personally rather spend $25 on a 4 pack of BCBS and get 2x the awesome barrel aged stout for the same amount of cash.

PsilohsaiBiN, Saturday at 03:48 AM
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Mag00n, Friday at 06:02 PM
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

jfstilling, Sep 08, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev -5.7%

nollie77, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Respirologist, Sep 08, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev +1.3%

Dirtyhands, Sep 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

dctriman, Sep 07, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +3.5%

ShadyRigglesbee, Sep 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

EZEKIEL_F, Sep 07, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

Brocklanders34, Sep 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

ystazi, Sep 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

tylerstravis, Sep 04, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev +0.2%

SadMachine, Sep 04, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev -5.1%

CheapBeerBuzz, Sep 01, 2014
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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged from Evil Twin Brewing
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