Evil Twin Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 48
rAvg: 4.1
pDev: 9.76%
Wants: 63
Gots: 30 | FT: 3
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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 Doppelbockulus
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.

Photo of flannelman808
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.

Photo of cestlavie
2/5  rDev -51.2%

Photo of jaasen64
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of NaNach
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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...

Photo of CharlieMurphy
4.5/5  rDev +9.8%

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!

Photo of TimoP
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Rickythejeweler
5/5  rDev +22%

Photo of JAHMUR
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

Photo of nickhiller
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of bbes347
3.5/5  rDev -14.6%

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

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!

Photo of s1ckboy
4.25/5  rDev +3.7%

Photo of jak
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -2.4%

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.

Photo of MareInfinitus
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of SPRichard
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of yeahnatenelson
4/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of tclapper
3/5  rDev -26.8%

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!

Evil Twin Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
91 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.