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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 993
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.54
pDev: 7.93%
Wants: 336
Gots: 322 | FT: 52
Brewed by:
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Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: james582 on 11-07-2013)
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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.

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1788th Review on BA
Bottle to Torst Glass

2013 release
Purchased at Cork & Barrel Liquor, Lawrence, KS

App- A huge thick and creamy crimson black pour. Similar to liquid chocolate and garnet mixed with a small 1" darker brown head with a puddle of bubbles. Once thats fades, its pure flat stout and sexiness.

Smell- Holy hell batman. (Is what I said about the base version) This is x5 of that with bourbon!!!! I wanna bath in the aroma. Very similar to BCBVS but with this time the vanilla and bourbon. Creamy, malty, rich and syrupy thick on the nose. Coffee is very mellow and only touches of bitter.

Taste- Okay so this is a bad ass beer. Its big, rich and creamy. The base version was pretty good and this really takes it up a notch. I like the bourbon notes to it, more vanilla. More chocolate, more everything. The richness of the base beer is there but the barrel doesnt overpower at all. I have a respect for the fine touches on this one. The barrel lends well to the graham cracker crust of the previous beer with more refinement.

Mouth- A very creamy and almost thick body. Not oily or that filling but a substantial body. The carbonation is straddling the line between and a low and medium body. A good residual grainy coffee and chcocolate flavor with a bit of cracker.

Drink- I could go into this big thing about the base vs. BA version. I will just OUT F N Standing.

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Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged from Evil Twin Brewing
100 out of 100 based on 993 ratings.