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Evil Twin Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

236 Ratings
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Ratings: 236
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 10%
Wants: 64
Gots: 29 | FT: 3
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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Photo of Swentzel
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
Photo of CharlieMurphy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

CharlieMurphy, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of GarthDanielson
4.7/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap and served in a tumbler pint, the beer is a solid, dark brown color with chestnut highlights and a frothy, foamy, dark beige head. Slow stream of carbonation bubbles throughout the brew. The nose is rich and creamy sweet, with a blend of coffee, biscuit, vanilla, cream, and an overall roasted quality. Flavors are amazing, with milk chocolate and rum characteristics first and foremost. Coffee mocha and creamy background flavors enhance the palate. Light cling on the glass from a smooth, creamy body. The aftertaste is roast coffee and chocolate, with a smooth, velvety finish that kicks a slight bitter coffee to clean it all up. One of the better Porters I have ever had!

GarthDanielson, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -2.4%

TimoP, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of Rickythejeweler
5/5  rDev +22%

Rickythejeweler, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

JAHMUR, Feb 06, 2012
Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev -2.4%

nickhiller, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of bbes347
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

bbes347, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of ferrari29
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beer poured from bottle into a Snifter shaped glass

A - Beer pours with a very carbonated looking body; forms a very frothy and foamy looking head; good amount of lacing forms around the edge of the glass; no visible carbonation, body is very dark

S - Nuts, almonds; thick burnt, charred, malt taste; vanilla ice cream; back-end has a light coffee nose; anise; traditional biscotti-sugar-ginger taste; clean, crisp and refreshing

T - Domineering dark chocolate taste; dark; rough espresso coffee; almond and nut taste; rich porter taste; there is a touch of vanilla but its on the tip of your tongue, look for it; hop taste is absolutely non-existent; brown sugar and fig

M - Carbonated; very thick and creamy, like a porter should be; coffee lingering aftertaste

D - Great biscotti taste; reminds me of the fantastic biscotti Nonna used to make; very enjoyable; if more porters were made like this, with the wholesome goodness that Nonna made her cookies with, I would definitely buy more

ferrari29, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of ThePorterSorter
4.28/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The beer takes some time to pour...and is presented as a deep black with a foamy tan head. The nose is a strong biscuit/breadiness followed by a biting alcohol and intense sweetness. There are bold notes of both caramel and coffee. The taste...pure biscotti...incredible accuracy in its naming. The aftertaste is sweet and is carried through by a bitter/roastiness. Excellent body thickness for a porter. I would definitely love to get some of this beer in bottles!

ThePorterSorter, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of s1ckboy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

s1ckboy, Feb 04, 2012
Photo of jak
4/5  rDev -2.4%

jak, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of trxxpaxxs
4.45/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

On Tap at The Blue Monk (Buffalo, NY)

A: Pours a deep black with two fingers of a puffy, deep mocha colored head. There is a decent amount of lacing as it drinks.

S: The smell is sweet malt and vanilla. I'm also picking up some notes of coffee and chocolate. It's really nice.

T: The taste is awesome! This beer is super creamy. It starts off sweet with hints of vanilla, almond, and subtle roast. The finish is perfection. What a great stout.

M: Full bodied beer. Smooth and creamy from the start. The flavors coat, but nothing lingers for more than it is supposed to.

O: This is a great beer. If you like stouts, you need to try this.

trxxpaxxs, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -2.4%

virinow, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of MasterSki
4.22/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Local Option. Served in a chalice of some sort.

A - A finger of tan foam settles to a thin cap, leaving behind splotchy lace. Body is black, although the lighting was fairly low.

S - Coffee, vanilla, chocolate, a bit of dark fruit, and a touch of fruity coffee bean acidity. Potent aroma and well-hidden alcohol. Very rich and decadent.

T - The taste definitely has a sweet almond/marzipan flavor, particularly at the back of the palate. Lots of vanilla, biscuit, chocolate, and some fairly potent espresso bitterness in the finish. Closer to a 4.25, so I've inflated the overall mark a tad.

M - Dry, smokey, and lightly sticky in the finish. Zesty moderate carbonation, medium body, and well-hidden booze. Does drink more like a porter than a stout.

D - The best Evil Twin beer I've had by a significant margin. Really easy drink, although it gets a tad sweet and rich by the end of the glass. Would definitely have this again, and am looking forward to trying the bottled version.

MasterSki, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of MareInfinitus
4/5  rDev -2.4%

MareInfinitus, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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

yeahnatenelson, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -26.8%

tclapper, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of MsRif
4.18/5  rDev +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!

MsRif, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of jrohrbacher
4/5  rDev -2.4%

jrohrbacher, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of Ralphs66
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
Photo of asparkoflife
5/5  rDev +22%

asparkoflife, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of WarnerJC8
5/5  rDev +22%

WarnerJC8, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
4.33/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

First had: on tap at Broad Axe Tavern, Ambler, PA

Wow, what an unexpected treat! Served in a snifter, this beer poured a dark black color, vaguely brown around the edges, with a milk chocolate cap of head that started fizzling out but never completely dissipated; nice lacing left on the glass. Rich aroma of cocoa, coffee, roasted nuts, and a mild fruit character. Taste of dark roasted malts up front, with smooth coffee notes; mid-palate brought in an obvious almond profile, with touches of peach; finished off smooth and chocolaty, with this quality coming out more as the beer approached room temperature. Also a floral, somewhat tea-like quality detected, possibly a hop contribution (Willamette?). On the fuller side of medium-bodied, and excellent to savor. I hope to see this one around more often.

Rifugium, Nov 25, 2011
Evil Twin Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
92 out of 100 based on 236 ratings.