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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Evil Twin Brewing

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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel AgedImperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

1,078 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 1,078
Reviews: 87
rAvg: 4.53
pDev: 7.95%
Wants: 420
Gots: 332 | FT: 55
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: james582 on 11-07-2013

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 3

First review I've done in well over a year so I'm sure I'll be a little rusty but here goes nothing

Served in a snifter at about 60 degrees. Purchased the bottle for $45 at Grand Central

A: pours out a motor oil completely opaque black. Pours with a rather vigorous head that is milk chocolate in color and is comprised of very fine bubbles which begin to fizz away and dissipate rapidly. Leaves scattered lacing around the glass
S: the smell is very multidimensional. It begins with a deep sweetness like that of real maple syrup but just a little deeper. Then comes in the expected bourbon notes of woods and mainly booze. There is an underlying sweetness that is reminiscent of dr. Pepper. Pretty minimal on malt sweetness just because it is such a big beer
T: the first thing you get in the taste is the sweetness I had mentioned before. The bourbon comes in next where is is backed up pretty strongly by woody and slightly smoky flavors. There is a lingering taste in the mouth of bourbon, not necessarily bourbon of the highest quality but I would almost equate it to the aftertaste from a shot of Jameson.
M: this is where I feel this beer falls short. It's an overall slick mouthfeel with a bit of substance. I know with beers this high in ABV mouthfeel sometimes falls by the wayside but I've had plenty of imperial stouts with more substance to them than this. I would like a bit of a creamier and thicker mouthfeel. There is absolutely no alcohol burn which, I must admit, is nice.
O: it's a decent enough beer but, after all the hype I've heard surrounding the original biscotti break, I had much higher expectations. Would I pay $45 for this again? Not a chance in hell. Would I pay $15? Yes, and that's about as high as I would go. If you've got the pocketbook to buy a beer like this, pass it up and buy multiple $15 bottles instead, you'll be much happier.

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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged from Evil Twin Brewing
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