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Evil Twin Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

227 Ratings
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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 65
Gots: 27 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
Denmark

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial porter brewed with Charleston Coffee Roasters espresso, vanilla beans, and toasted almonds.

(Beer added by: oline73 on 08-08-2011)
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Ratings: 227 | Reviews: 48 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by flannelman808:
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3.88/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

A: opens under a good deal of pressure, and pours with an obscene amount of perfect; tan, Styrofoam, Well retained, but poorly laced head. The beers actual color is very light blocking and deep something like a dark red brick/brown color.

T: Almond chocolate Biscotti just about sums it up, but... The biscotti part is most notable. Biscotti in the way it is muted in flavor in part due to it's insane level of carbonation. As it warms up some fruit driven flavors of rasin and ripe plum. In the end this finishes with a sort of very dark chocolate sensation confusing the palate between bitter, sweet, and sour. and ager for sure.

M: SELTZA

O: Really cool stuff and I'm thinking it will get better for 6 years or so... has some potential with time. more to come.

flannelman808, Feb 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

Shagator, Dec 15, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

TimoP, Feb 07, 2012
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4.11/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Sprayberry Bottle Shop. Black in color with nice dark chocolaty colored head. Head dissipated fairly quickly into a thin collar. Aroma is of hazelnut and a little bit of chestnut as well. Dark roasted malt and some sweet molasses too. Taste is nice and nutty as well. Sweet for a stout without being overly sweet. Nice molasses flavor along with the nuttiness. Silty mouthfeel and low carbonation.

mverity, Feb 15, 2014
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

virinow, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of ehammond1
4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On Tap

Churchill's Pub & Grille
San Marcos, CA

Nearly black pour with a very thin khaki head. Spotted and specking lacing down the glass.

Rich, full aroma of coffee and roasted malt along with some chocolate. A coffee/dessert lover's heaven.

Roasted malt, sweet and burnt chocolate, and lots and lots of rich, authentic coffee flavor along with some mild bitterness. Incredibly well balanced.

Medium to thick bodied. Feels rich and decadent--would make quite a dessert.

A delicious coffee porter I can't wait (and hope!) to have again!

ehammond1, Aug 24, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

SPRichard, Dec 27, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Tkolar, Dec 27, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

JamesStreet, May 18, 2013
Photo of Sammy
3.8/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A sweet concoction with much taste akin to a vanilla almod milk off the shelves, sugar, and coffee added. Medium mouthfeel, a little creamy. more roast at the end of the bottle,lots of coffee.Brown, with reddish tinge in the retained head. Peeno’s bottle, we both concur below expectations though very drinkable.

Sammy, Mar 12, 2013
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3.73/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

About a finger of light brown head, and an oily brown body. Good retention and a bit of lace initially. I noticed that this had been poured into a pitcher first because it was pouring very foamy.

Nose contains black coffee, vanilla, and some almond-- bittersweet.

Rich, full taste with bitter coffee and unctuous vanilla sliding in on the finish. Almond suggests a splash of amaretto in the coffee.

The head is foamy, but underneath, there's not a lot of body. Doesn't support the taste.

Good, but it overreaches itself and ends up too thin. Rarely do I really dock something for lame mouthfeel, but in this instance (and maybe it had something to do with the draft system), the feel could not support the flavor.

zaphodchak, Apr 29, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

Damian74Shensky, Dec 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photekut, Jul 21, 2013
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3.63/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer was brewed and bottled in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina, right next door to Charleston. As such the Charleston Beer Exchange was chosen to be the debut location for bottles of this beer and I happened to be there when the first cases arrived in early January 2012. This is the first bottle pulled out of the first box.

I waited to enjoy it with a few friends.

The fizz potential on this beer is dangerous. This beer has more head and bubble over than any other beer I have seen. I poured just a bit into a glass carefully and it still overflowed and the bottle also started bubbling over onto the counter and continued to produce a stream of head out the top for the next 10 to 15 minutes. By the way it pours almost black.

Smells like coffee and dark chocolate covered raisins.

It tastes like sweet and sour coffee with bitterness from the coffee. It is almost sweet but past the tip of the tongue it is gone.

The texture is smooth with a medium tingle.

Doppelbockulus, Feb 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

THIS is a great beer. Looked like candy sitting in the snifter on the beer bar at the DeCicco's in Brewster, NY. Gorgeous brown head floating on a black sea of goodness. Smell was complex with everything a good porter should have....and more. Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, smokiness, sweetness, booze...damn. Taste followed nose, and the smoothness was outstanding. Booze at 7.5 is not heavy, but what is there is fairly well hidden. Nice chewiness on the mouth feel, but not overdone. I would have bought a growler for an upcoming holiday party, but at $35 a pop, I decided the masses would not appreciate it enough.

Ralphs66, Dec 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

mfrogs, Mar 25, 2012
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4/5  rDev -2.4%

nickhiller, Feb 05, 2012
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4.4/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

sniffed the bottle after opening and got a nose full of gushing foam... sad to see good beer absorbed in a paper towel.. decanted to let carbonation to settle.

dark, dark brown, if not black, color with mocha head..

tastes and smells amazing. like a biscotti.. toasted malts and nutty coffee.. vanilla beans blended perfectly...like the icing on your beer.. smooth mouthfeel and virtually no bitter or alcohol presence.. a good breakfast beer...

Swentzel, Feb 09, 2012
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4.05/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served from tap into a flared pilsner. Poured a massively dark brown with a half finger tan head that subsided to a minimal amount quickly. Maintained nice lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, bread, dark chocolate, and milk chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, bread, roasted malt, and dark chocolate. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a good brew. For this one to be a porter it was actually quite enjoyable. All of the flavors were spot on as far as how they were blended together and their intensity. This made the brew quite enjoyable and easy to drink. The dark chocolate bitterness was a very nice touch here and helped out with some of the roastiness that I got on the flavor. A solid example of the style that I'm glad I got the chance to try.

thagr81us, Nov 08, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +15.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

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Evil Twin Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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