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Evil Twin Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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250 Ratings
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Ratings: 250
Reviews: 49
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 62
Gots: 32 | FT: 4
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Evil Twin Brewing visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: oline73 on 08-08-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

Imperial porter brewed with Charleston Coffee Roasters espresso, vanilla beans, and toasted almonds.
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Photo of Bonko_the_sane
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of magnusdave
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of ChrisPro
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draft at local option

A - jet black with a finger of tan head. Decent retention.

S - almond, coffee and vanilla. Literally smells like biscotti dipped in coffee

T - light caramel and coffee then a solid bitter coffee finish. Pretty solid.

M - medium carb and bodied. Very dry finish and can't taste any heat at all.

O - incredible aroma and the beer is exactly what it claims to be. Thus is the best evil twin beer to date. Very drinkable.

Photo of stakem
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Draft offering at Monks served in a tulip. The brew appears black in color with a frothy tan cap that holds fairly well. Some patchy lace sticks to the glass as sips are taken. A swirl revives the cap.

The smell is tangy with suggestions of alcohol inclusion. Lots of cocoa and coffee quality presents some familiar aromatics but with a solid accent if burnt caramel-like sugar quality.

The taste upfront is all cocoa and coffee with an undertone of some nutty quality, toast and burnt sugars. Some alcohol tang is evident that breaks things up a bit. The bitterness of the beer comes seemingly solely from the roast of grain/coffee and I hardly pick up on any hop inclusion.

This is a medium to full bodied brew with a creamy, modest level of carbonation. At $8 a tulip, I could not help myself, I ended up drinking 2 glasses of this. This was a highlight and real hidden gem. I hope to have this again sometime or maybe get a chance ti snag a bottle somewhere.

Photo of Shaler_Tate
4.2/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Knapp85
4.18/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured out as a really nice deep black color. The head was tan and creamy looking. The lacing was sticky and had a good retention. The smell of the beer has a great aroma of coffee and chocolate with some roasted sweet malts. The taste of the beer is full of sweet roasted flavors that are well balanced with the bitter finish. The mouthfeel is creamy, lightly carbonated and slick feeling. Overall this beer was really quite good. I found it to be really enjoyable.

Photo of Sean9689
4.17/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Local Option.

A - Pours black, tan head, thin ring, no lace or cap.

S - Nice level of roast, chocolate, caramel, and coffee. There's a nice chocolate roasty sweetness that keeps me coming back for me.

T - Dark chocolate, roast, coffee beans, oak, burnt sugars. The chocolate and roast once again have me in love with this one. The coffee notes are nice as well with a touch of vanilla.

M - Medium body, good carbonation, smooth, rich, creamy finish.

D - A really nice porter...I had to get another after my initial pour. Would def have again if it's floating around town...would probably even seek out just to have it again.

Photo of AgentZero
4.16/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Black beer with a tan head that faded to a little bit of a ring with nothing else going on.

S - This beer smells awesome. It really smells like a biscotti, it's like I can actually smell wafers. Nice coffee, nuts, vanilla and chocolate.

T - Taste is not quite as good as the smell, it's a little bit flatter, but still nice. Sweet chocolate, little bit of coffee, vanilla, oatmeal, touch of cinnamon maybe.

M - Medium bodied, medium carbonation, pretty smooth.

O - Really liked what this beer tried to pull off and did successfully. Smell alone makes this worth trying.

Photo of Bung
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

At Poor Phils Oyster bar in Chicago.
Dirty oil black pour. Nice layer of fine carb tan head.

Significant roast in the aroma. Malt, espresso, dark chocolate.

Taste, nice roastiness here as well. Malt and peat and a faint cardboard that was the only negative in this one for me. Cardboard quickly disappeared to a nice dry roast with heavy dark chocolate and cocoa.

Nearly creamy but also a bit dry. Drinks very easy for the size. Up there with the Yin as my favorite from these guys so far.

Photo of MsRif
4.15/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on-tap at The Broad Axe Tavern in Ambler, PA. Poured a opaque black color with a chocolate head that receded slowly, leaving a thin ring that left spotty and sticky lacing throughout the session. Had an aroma of coffee, vanilla, milk chocolate and yes...biscotti! Taste was unfortunately a bit thin in terms of flavor, but all the elements that were on the nose are still there in the taste. Milk chocolate, coffee, vanilla, sweet malts, spices, caramel...really tasted like biscotti.

Medium bodied. I would have liked this better with a thicker mouthfeel but it was a tad "watery." Moderate carbonation. Smooth. Definitely a treat!

Photo of marikoangel
4.13/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had the pleasure of enjoying a few glasses of this beer at Toronado, then again at City Beer store, where I had the opportunity to chat with the brewer, Jeppe, who is a really cool guy! I also got to meet Brain from Stillwater, who is also really nice...it was a good birthday :)

A: This beer pours a thick opaque black with just a hint of a brown head in the very full glass. There was some spotty lacing, but not much. It looks rich and deep.

S: Dark roasted malts, roasted coffee, anise, chocolate, some nutty notes, vanilla, with a nice sweetness in there.

T: Bitter dark roasted espresso. the coffee flavors really linger in this one. The nice bitter coffee flavors really run through this beer, it reminds me of biting into a chalky coffee bean. Burnt malts, dark chocolate, and some vanilla also accompany this one

M&O: The mouthfeel is medium-full and a little oily with a dry finish. Overall it's a really nice coffee porter. It's absolutely and completely drinkable with the coffee covering any boozy notes. This one might be a little too easy to put down, it's so tasty!

Photo of mverity
4.1/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of womencantsail
4.1/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Beachwood Brewing

A: This one pours a dark brown, nearly black, color with a finger of tan head.

S: A big chocolate aroma as well as lots of oatmeal cookie kind of notes. This really does have some biscotti character to it. A little bit of coffee and some cocoa, too.

T: Sweet chocolate and slightly bitter cocoa. There is a very nice oatmeal cookie flavor to it with a bit of coffee and dark chocolate. Slight toffee sweetness with a hint of molasses.

M: Medium in body with a medium carbonation and a smooth mouthfeel.

O: This was a really nice beer. Excellent sweetness and balance with a really nice mouthfeel.

Photo of impending
4.09/5  rDev -0.2%

Photo of metter98
4.08/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottle at DBGB Kitchen & Bar, New York, NY

A: The beer is jet black in color and poured with a ½ finger high dense beige head that has good retention properties and never faded away.
S: There are moderately strong aromas of roasted malts in the nose.
T: The taste is similar to the smell but a little more complex with notes of vanilla and hints of almonds.
M: It feels medium- to full-bodied and very smooth on the palate with a moderate to high amount of carbonation. There are some warming sensations from the alcohol in the finish.
O: This beer is very flavorful and rather easy to drink considering the alcohol content. I would have no problem knocking off a 750 mL bottle of this myself.

Photo of ColForbinBC
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On-tap, served in a stemmed tulip

An ink black body with a nearly two finger tan head. Moderate lacing. The head falls to a thin layer of foam and never truly dissipates.

The aroma is of sweet vanilla, almonds, coffee, and some chocolate. Biscotti aroma, for sure.

On the palate, this beer is a little paler that the aroma. The flavors are all there--sweet cookie, vanilla, almonds, chocolate and coffee--but a little milder than the nose. The finish is nutty and sweet with a bit of roast coffee.

Medium body, carbonation is a little high. Not as creamy--smooth as I would have hoped.

Some rich flavors, but they are not overbearing. This is a unique beer that I would welcome in my glass anytime.

Photo of popery
4.07/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From notes 8/11/11. Tap, City Beer Store. Very good strong porter. Pours a very dark brown with a small, dissipating beige head. The aroma has a lot of dark chocolate with coffee, roast and a light touch of vanilla. The vanilla is mild and the coffee is relatively restrained, but both mesh very well and neither tries to take center stage. Taste is mild to medium sweet with a lightly bitter and drying finish. Lots of rich dark chocolate tinged with espresso. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth and medium to low carbonation. It’s a pleasure to drink and I'd love to try it again, perhaps at a slightly lower price.

Photo of GONZALOYANNA
4.06/5  rDev -1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

750ml bottle. Tumbler glass. Shared with Robert & Manolo .Enjoyed on apr´12. Black color. Beige, creamy texture, lasting crown. Coffee & black cocoa to the nose. Sweet toasted malty & creamy palate. Slightly bitter. Full body, soft carbonation. Molasses & dark fruits into the finish. Hints of wood & cocoa with hoppy bitterness on the aftertaste. Flavorful. Pleasant drinkability with an ABV well masked by gentle malts.

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!

Photo of thagr81us
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.

Photo of Aidan_Stewart
4.04/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Mike, Michael, and Matt for hooking me up with this brew. You guys rock.

The beer is dark brown, approaching black, with a nice beige head. The aroma offers nuts (walnuts, almonds?), roast, sweet malt. Hints of chocolate and vanilla. The flavor is nice. A touch of booze in the finish. Well balanced, with bread, biscuits, vanilla, roast, booze. Not nearly on the level as the imperial version. Still, quite good. I would have this again.

Photo of KATCanada
4.02/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of fenlop54
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Evil Twin Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 250 ratings.