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Evil Twin Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

210 Ratings
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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 47
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 68
Gots: 28 | 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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shigg85

Japan

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-05-2013 22:42:51 | More by shigg85
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jono311

Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

04-05-2013 17:00:34 | More by jono311
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Durge

Connecticut

4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The appearance is an opaque black-brown with an unwavering light brown thin head, like a proper carpet. The aroma brings big time tobacco, dark chocolate and roasted coffee bean bitterness. Awesome. The flavor comes on with intense expresso and Hershey syrup. I get sweet caramel and a touch of cigar peat. Very nice. Pretty thick feel with near full body. Minor carbonation. Delicious.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2013 05:14:32 | More by Durge
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-24-2013 02:08:27 | More by Sparky44
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Bonna

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

03-22-2013 00:52:30 | More by Bonna
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pretty much jet black, near 3 fingers of tan head, good amount of lace. Smell is roasty, vanilla sugar and other sweet sugars, coffee, malty with some nice almond/nutty notes as well. Taste is quite sweet at first followed by roasted malts and coffee grind flavours with some bitterness, vanilla and vanilla sugar sweetness in mid palate and finish. Lightly carbonated, sticky full body. Solid flavoured porter, quite drinkable, good but not outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2013 20:09:17 | More by peensteen
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2013 14:32:24 | More by Sammy
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bklynj

New York

4/5  rDev -2.4%

03-08-2013 02:31:57 | More by bklynj
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

03-03-2013 03:40:29 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Fahz

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

02-19-2013 00:22:43 | More by Fahz
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Softestdog

Florida

4/5  rDev -2.4%

02-08-2013 12:29:17 | More by Softestdog
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scottfrie

California

3.91/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Snifter, reviewed from notes.

A: Pours a near black body with a foamy light brown head that frothed up in the glass. Very foamy overall with a lasting film and minimal lace.
S: Sweet and smoky smelling with hints of roasted malts, bitter dark chocolate and caramel.
T: Dark chocolate, dark fruits, roasted oatmeal, and dark fudge brownies. There a bit of that smoke in there as well. Chocolate fudge definitely dominates even through to the aftertaste.
M: Full body but very frothy foamy carbonation. Rich mouthfeel but the carbonation is distracting.
O: A rich sipper with great flavors but you have to burn off some carbonation to really enjoy this.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2013 16:39:24 | More by scottfrie
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Duff27

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.5%

01-20-2013 21:21:30 | More by Duff27
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tjmodica

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

01-14-2013 01:58:44 | More by tjmodica
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Tkolar

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

12-27-2012 15:44:52 | More by Tkolar
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.93/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This brew was served from the tap at Tap and Mallet in Rochester, NY. It arrived in a Great Lakes snifter showing the darkest brown coloring. It held a one and a half finger head of lighter brown bubbles. Spots of lacing speckled the glass following a decent retention. No haze or sediment was noted, as the carbonation rose slowly in this this, syrupy beverage. The aroma gave big coffee malts alongside sweeter, more chocolatey ones. Red cherry added sweetness, while hints of vanilla and short bread bolstered the malty background. With warmth came massive plastic phenols, much like freshly cut PVC piping, vodka booziness, and port wine sweetness and fruitiness. Our first impression was that the flavoring was very chocolatey and very roasty. The flavoring opened with huge plastics, metallic coffee grain with heavy roast, aromatic cherry sweetness, light flashes of alcohol, and dark chocolate syrups. The middle peaked with genuine dark chocolate bite, souring metallic yeast, white sugar sweetness, and fruitiness of baked pears. Smokey char, black coffee bite, leather, and fusel booze wash came to balance any residual sweetness and finish the sip. The aftertaste breathed of chalky grain, drying chocolate malts, heavy roast, and the plastic bite of magic markers. The body was full, and the carbonation was full. There was big froth to the sip, with nice cream and pop on the back. A chalky dryness was left all around the mouth, with a lightly metallic coating, but no proper astringency was palpated. The abv was fine, and the beer was definitely more of a sipper.

Overall, what we liked best about this beer was its boldness. Some of the aromas and flavors were absolutely insane if left alone, but worked and blended nicely with the crazy roast and huge coffee flavoring. That said, the plastics were a bit overdone. The feel also lacked superior slurp or silkiness that would put this beer over the top. If you are looking for the ultimate porter turn to this guy’s older brother, the Imperial Biscotti Break.

Serving type: on-tap

12-20-2012 23:28:11 | More by TheBrewo
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BeerBuddy2122

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-16-2012 09:25:14 | More by BeerBuddy2122
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Big thanks to yourefragile for picking this one up. Served in a cervoise. Pours fairly-dark brown with a short off-white head. Decent retention. The nose carries some normal porter notes of roast and chocolate with a touch of coffee in the background. Not really getting any almond or vanilla. Pretty boring; nothing stands out. Flavor is similar. This is nowhere near the imperial version. Body has too much roast. Nothing to set this apart. A good porter, but nothing too special.

Serving type: bottle

12-15-2012 20:00:16 | More by Thorpe429
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Ozurr

Maryland

4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

12-01-2012 02:06:08 | More by Ozurr
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sneaks2210

New York

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

11-15-2012 03:06:55 | More by sneaks2210
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at hawthornes

Pours an opaque, clouded deep brown, nearly black color with a darkly tanned head resting on top. Collar of chestnut brown head retains with patchy lacing left on the glass.

A plethora of roasted nuts and sweetness with touches of almond, hazelnut and cocoa. Plenty of chocolate and dark toasted malts. Light alcohol warmth and a hint of vanilla.

Intense burst of roasted nuts driven by almond and hazelnut. There's almost a smokiness to the nuts, as if they just came off the fire, slightly tempered by a decent dose of cocoa and chocolate. Lightly sweet with dark roasted malts, bread crust and a touch of vanilla with caramel. Smoky nuttiness in the finish with a dash of boozy warmth.

Fuller body, milder carbonation, sticky and creamy on the tongue. This was pretty tasty, but the almonds and nuttiness was almost too much for me.

Serving type: on-tap

11-07-2012 12:58:05 | More by xnicknj
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MrRockstar

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

10-22-2012 23:02:33 | More by MrRockstar
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kapkenobi

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2.4%

10-15-2012 21:17:52 | More by kapkenobi
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

09-26-2012 03:07:10 | More by t0rin0
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BrokenStones

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2.4%

09-21-2012 21:32:56 | More by BrokenStones
Evil Twin Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.