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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 773
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 287
Gots: 262 | FT: 40
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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3.75/5  rDev -17.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Leonemr, Feb 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

XmnwildX12, Feb 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

mendonza, Feb 05, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

Zimm, Feb 05, 2014
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4.7/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I picked up a bottle of Evil Twin Bourbon Barrel-aged Imperial Biscotti Break from Mr. B's in Denver. I had been holding on to the bottle for a few months, but I recently broke it out following a delicious homemade Italian dinner. The Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Biscotti Break pours a deep dark brown/black with a thick brown head. The smell was amazing with dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and some nuttiness. The taste includes a remarkably complex assortment of dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans, hazelnuts, molasses, brown sugar, almonds, creamy vanilla, bourbon, oak, and some dry biscuity malts. The flavors really astounded me on this beer. The mouthfeel was also fantastic, as it was quite thick and creamy. I thought it was very reminiscent of regular BCBS, but I actually strongly prefer Evil Twin's rendition. I thought it had a bit more complexity with its nutty biscuity character. This was one of my favorite new beers that I tried over the past year. I will certainly be seeking this out in the future.

lmperialChad, Feb 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +10.1%

jono0101, Feb 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Jarpo, Feb 04, 2014
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4.59/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

From 02/01/14 notes. Bought a bottle of this at The Jeffrey in NYC. Poured into a tulip-type glass. Love the normal version, been really wanting to try this one.

a - Pours a dark brown, almost black color, with two inches of dark tan head and moderate carbonation evident. Looks great.

s - Smells of bourbon, sweet chocolate, roasted malts, oak, caramel malts, dark chocolate, toasted malts, and light toffee. Awesome nose; lots of swete bourbon and chocolate up front. Love it.

t - Tastes of bourbon, sweet milk chocolate, roasted malts, toasted malts, coconut, oak, burnt malts, light dark chocolate, cream, light coffee, and caramel malts. A slight step up from the nose; really great.

m - Medium to full body and moderate carbonation; body is somewhat thick. The tiniest bit of heat but not bad at all. Awesome.

o - Overall I thought this was a fantastic beer; I love the normal version and this is probably a little bit better. The bourbon is fantastic with this beer and it doesn't dominate it too much, though it is there up front. Top notch, hope I can pick up bottles of this sometime.

mdfb79, Feb 03, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

HopBrain, Feb 03, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

patm1986, Feb 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

Cubatobaco, Feb 02, 2014
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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.

Dope, Feb 02, 2014
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4/5  rDev -11.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -6.4%

mythaeus, Jan 29, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +4.6%

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5/5  rDev +10.1%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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4.5/5  rDev -0.9%

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xnicknj, Jan 28, 2014
Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged from Evil Twin Brewing
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