Evil Twin Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
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.
12-20-2012 23:28:11 | More by TheBrewo
3.25/5 rDev -20.7%
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.
12-15-2012 20:00:16 | More by Thorpe429
3.78/5 rDev -7.8%
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.
11-07-2012 12:58:05 | More by xnicknj
4.2/5 rDev +2.4%
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.
07-31-2012 00:52:16 | More by Knapp85
3.93/5 rDev -4.1%
Bottle opened on 6.24.12.
A - Pours a dark brown with a two inch light brown head with good retention.
S - Chocolate and coffee.
T - Lots of chocolate, some coffee and light vanilla.
D - Good carbonation and a medium body.
O - Good flavors, not sure if they are biscotti, but still good.
07-27-2012 03:50:12 | More by HuskyinPDX
3.53/5 rDev -13.9%
Served side by side with the much better Imperial Biscotti Break. Beer served in a snifter. Beer is black with a tan head of small bubbles, some retention, minmal lacing, a fine looking beer.
Aroma is porter-ish, a little ashy though.
Beer is medium to light in body, ashy finish, a little sweetness, no vanilla or coffee really, a very inferior beer.
07-24-2012 13:15:31 | More by drabmuh
District of Columbia
4.03/5 rDev -1.7%
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.
07-07-2012 20:50:04 | More by Huhzubendah
4.55/5 rDev +11%
Review taken from notes courtesy of Stout Fest at the Armsby Abbey.
A - Poured an oily black with a nice one finger mocha head that leaves ALOT of thick, sticky side lacing and a great thin blanket. Very well done.
S - Huge amounts of roasty nut (almond), big coffee, TONS of vanilla, and some sweet caramel. Nice malt presence as well.
T - Boom, just like the nose this delivers on the flavour. Loads of sweet chocolate cookies, roasty almonds, sweet caramel, vanilla, and bakers chocolate. Tastes like a chocolate biscotti!
M - Velvety creme and silk. No ABV noticeable at all.
O - Overall this is a spectacular beer and was my favourite of the weekend. Smooth and silky with an awesome aroma and flavour profile. Just delicious.
06-22-2012 13:46:16 | More by rudzud
Evil Twin Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.