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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
100
world-class

726 Ratings
THE BROS
95
world-class

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Ratings: 726
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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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

luvtotri140, Sep 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Jwstinson, Sep 18, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +4.8%

BeerDingo90, Sep 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

brians52, Sep 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

JonnyBeers, Sep 15, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev -0.4%

Zhillsgator, Sep 15, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

VaTechPhilly, Sep 14, 2014
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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, Sep 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

KevBot89, Sep 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

mobius387, Sep 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

emottram, Sep 13, 2014
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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, Sep 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

MitchShepherd, Sep 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

chadwicktorres, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

Mag00n, Sep 12, 2014
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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 08, 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
Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged from Evil Twin Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 726 ratings.