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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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Ratings: 1901
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 8.66%


Brewed by:
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Denmark

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  11.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
The Roman Empire had a certain "je ne sais quoi" - festive food culture, extravagant architecture, and spectacular live entertainment. Some might argue the Emperors were brutal, mad, and hungry for power, and the people vain when taking baths and working out all day. Listen - that's still all part of the secret Imperial ingredient - keep it cool, clean, confident, arrogant, and flamboyant. Forza Imperiale.

(Beer added by: BlackBelt5112203 on 04-12-2012)
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.91/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber of Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break

Near chewy body with carbonation that struggles to keep up but is not obviously too low.

Rich flavor, even for style. Features lots of dark chocolate and a bit of coffee. A bit too sweet up until the finish.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 02:58:15 | More by chinchill
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.41/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a snifter
A-Pours as black as they come with a large khaki head.
S- A little bitter coffee roast but on the sweeter side, A hint of dark fruit and a silky smooth caramel.
T- A perfect balance of bitter roasted malt and sweet caramel malt. A lingering roast flavor. A touch of char and ash. The sweetness helps keep it from being too dry and ads a lot of toffee and caramel flavor. No alcohol flavor to speak of. Really well balanced and easy to drink spite its size.
M- Very thick and heavy but balanced and drinkable.
O- A very, very awesome stout. One I would love to see in a barrel.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 23:32:20 | More by TwelveOunces
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OBeerMeGreatOne

California

4.26/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pitch black, 1/2 inch head, no lace.

The smell is banana bread, coffee and earth.

The taste really outdoes the smell. Chocolate, coffee, bready sweetness and a hint of bitterness from the hops. Goes down very smooth.

Not overly sweet, but very well balanced and worth a try.

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2014 04:59:54 | More by OBeerMeGreatOne
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hops202

District of Columbia

3.93/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a snifter.

Great appearence after the first pour. Looks like a great imperial stout. Smell was incredible out of the bottle, but has changed slightly as it warms up. Lots of chocolate bar flavor in the taste, but there is something I just can't put my finger on. Almost like some sort of salty taste - like a soy sauce soaked oyster. Still tastes very good, but not as good as I was expecting.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:24:00 | More by hops202
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bryanbullock

District of Columbia

3.73/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours solid black, with a frothy brown head and dissipates after a few minutes leaving a consistent light lacing around the perimeter of the glass.

Smell is amazing, chocolate and coffee, sweetness leaves you floating sky high waiting for that first sip. Lives ups to its namesake, smells like a chocolate cookie.

Taste leaves you wanting, coffee taste is not well done, taste like pourly made bitter expresso. As you progress though the drink the bitterness fades but the taste left is more like an oatmeal stout or milk stout and does not have the viscosity one looks for in a top notch imperial.

flat smooth mouth feel.

Overall the beer is not bad but does not live up to the hype.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:00:05 | More by bryanbullock
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Ego

New Jersey

4.4/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

eyes...
dark cocoa head with micro bubbles rising about one finger and grasping the sides of the glass with an iron .. er... grip? I turned away for a minute and so did the head... man it ran away quicker than that thing you found in your morning bed that ONE time in college, this is as dark as they come, pretty good looking

nose...
bready coffee, dark chocolate, the coffee aroma is very strong, it smells like actual brew, maybe not dark roast but getting there, this almost smells like fresh toll house cookies, there is also a strong sweet note - almost saccharin-ish with a smidge of vanilla, dee-lish

taste etc...
near motor oil thick with just a hint of bite from the carbonation at the end, the flavor is as full as the aroma, this teeters on boozy but does not dive off into the deep end, I am getting more chocolate (dark, bitter) than I am coffee notes but the coffee seems to add a touch too the finish which hangs out a long time, it really coats the mouth, almost feels like drinking hershey's syrup, as I go further into this good dark night I am sensing the coffee more prominently and not as much vanilla/chocolate sweetness, this is a tasty monster and
damn seductive one at that, the ABV is sneaky as all get out, this the jack russel of impy stouts, get out!

verdict?
another home run from evil twin, this one ain't a cheap date though but it is hard to argue with the end product from this purveyor of fermented nectar

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 04:39:04 | More by Ego
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

4.05/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a tan head that sticks around for a bit before fading to a ring. Color is a deep brown nearing black.

Flavors: the biggest thing here is the Belgian/European flavor take on the style. The yeast and malt give it away. There is coffee, Belgian chocolate, cocoa, molasses, vanilla, maple syrup, and some alcohol present. roasted malt profile.

Mouthfeel: roasted with some syrupy sweetness. Full bodied with the right amount of carbonation. Ends fairly clean.

Overall, this was a great beer and even more enjoyable than the regular. Just a solid European imperial stout.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 22:35:45 | More by mothman
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bmwats

Louisiana

4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 650 ml bottle into a snifter.

A: Black. Pours a slight, bubbly, dark brown head. Settles quickly, leaving a beer ring only. No real lacing.

S: Roasted coffee, dark chocolate, and booze.

T: Bittersweet dark chocolate is prominent, a little roasted coffee, a touch of black licorice, and some plum and fig.

M: Thick, hearty, syrupy, and a little boozy. A bit of sweetness in the front, and a touch of bitterness in the finish.

D: Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really nice. Dark and intimidating, not real head or lacing. Roasted coffee, dark chocolate are really prominent in the nose, and a bit of booze. Dark chocolate is a big part of the flavor profile as well, some bitter roasted espresso beans, and savory sweet earthy fruit. Overall, this is a great quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2014 01:36:06 | More by bmwats
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Alextricity

Michigan

4.49/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Black. Creamy brown head. No lacing that I can see.

Smell: Rich and delicious. Biscotti, I suppose. Coffee and chocolate laden. So much it's ridiculous. I don't get the alcohol one bit.

Taste/feel: To be honest, reminds me quite a lot of their Imperial Doughnut Break, as it has that same sort of doughiness (though not quite to the same extent), but with more and better flavor. Great creamy feel with a mild/moderate mouthfeel. Quite sweet, but also a deep roasted flavor with some bitterness on the finish. A lot of alcohol warmth here that dries the mouth right up. The alcohol can't be tasted at all, but certainly felt.

Incredibly good beer. $18 for a 22oz bottle is definitely a pretty hefty price, but it's also one hell of a hefty brew. A fantastic biscotti/dough/coffee/sweet nose that tastes almost just as good. A big beer that's well worth trying. One of the best beers I've ever had, for sure. A bit on the sweeter side, but that's to be expected from this beer, I think... but that's just a nitpick. BUY THIS BEER.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 22:21:23 | More by Alextricity
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keithmurray

New York

4.19/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - dark brown, nearly jet black beer with mocha colored head

Smell - black chocolate, black licorice, almonds, coffee

Taste - chocolate, dark chocolate, almonds, coffee, slight black licorice, vanilla, fudge, expresso

Mouthfeel - heavier side of medium bodied, low carbonation, balanced flavors, flavors linger, ABV is imperceptible

Overall - good stout that comes in a bit below the hype. Worth a try but at the price point a re-visit is doubtful

Price Point - $13.99/22 oz bottle

Serving type: bottle

03-15-2014 20:52:20 | More by keithmurray
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MacTeo

California

4.73/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Dark tannish brown head. Nice lacing of thick and viscous liquid bread.

Smell: Very enticing smell of Coffee and dark chocolate, brown sugar, caramel, and cream.

Taste: Well hidden booze out of that caramel and creme. I can drink this brew any time.

Mouthfeel: Viscous and chewy...light heavy feel. I might be bias on this one coz' I had a stronger beer before this. I could've mess with my palate before I had this but it still came out awesome.

Overall: This brew is amazing! I'll seek it again. I hope it becomes available more often in my area . It's all worth it.

Serving type: bottle

03-10-2014 22:57:59 | More by MacTeo
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mdagnew

United Kingdom (Northern Ireland)

4.6/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle bought online from CraftBeerCo.. My 1000th beer review so i thought it better be something special

Poured pitch black with no hint of colour even when held up to the light. Burnt brown head poured fairly thick with very small bubbles and a meringue like topping... a good one finger of foam remained throughout.. some thick lacing lines...

Aroma - Lots of roasted sweet chocolate malts backed with caramel and strong coffee, toasted nuts - hazlenuts mainly, quite earthy, some faint citrus notes, light liquorice, lots of brown sugar, honey notes, some light smokiness...

Taste - Tons of dark and milk chocolate up front followed by strong black coffee notes, roasted malts, cocoa powder, vanilla, some light smoke just coming through, dark fruits (raisins and currents), fudge, nut brittle, treacle / molasses, alcohol is not noticeable..

Feel - Smooth and velvety with just a little sharpness underneath... full bodied... pretty drinkable for an 11% brew although becomes quite sweet towards the end...

Overall - A superb example of an imperial stout from Evil Twin although a 650ml bottle would be way too much as the sweetness becomes a little much (i shared this one with my wife) ... definitely recommended though...

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2014 10:13:10 | More by mdagnew
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Shroud0fdoom

Maryland

4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

*22 Oz. Bottle*

Look: Midnight black with a 1 finger deep mocha head. It looks like used diesel motor oil.

Smell: Chocolate/ cocoa nibs, sweet molasses, burnt grains fused with coffee.

Taste: Chocolate, roasted sweet malts, burnt coffee bitterness, cookie dough, espresso, vanilla/ chocolate as finishes.

Feel: Medium body, mild soft carbonation.

Overall: This reminds me of the Caravel Ice Cream Cake blended with my morning cup of espresso. Very smooth to the point its almost ridiculous. 11.5 ABV that is not detectable. Drinkable beyond belief for such a big beer. Sweet and bitter. I’m sure it isn’t the best Imperial Stout brewed today, but it is pretty close. Recommended.

*Original Reviewed 9-3-13

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 12:23:29 | More by Shroud0fdoom
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brewskifan55

Mississippi

4.39/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a tulip glass.
A: Almost black with a mahogany rim. A tan half finger head that whittles down to a bubble ring. Thick, viscous. Curtainy lacing.

S: Heavenly. Coffee and chocolate dominate. Vanilla, lactose, sugar, marshmallows.

T: Wow, sip and be awed. Cascades of dark chocolate, followed by coffee notes. Vanilla and malts slide in. You don't really notice the alcohol, but it creeps in later to sooth the savage beast. Very smooth, semi-sweet. Decadent.

M: Medium to heavy with medium, chewy carbonation.

O: Worth all the hype. A great after dinner drink to share with friends. Terrific with a brownie.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2014 18:14:46 | More by brewskifan55
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magictacosinus

California

4.21/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Finally giving this a proper review. I had a small pour of this on tap in Chicago, and while I thought it was sweet, it merited enough attention from me to purchase a bottle as soon as I could find one. Poured out of a 22oz bomber into a tulip glass. Consumed over the course of three days as I would a fortified dessert wine. Purchased 4 months ago.

Pours the equivalent of a store bought chocolate syrup or syrupy additive - although, on the bright side, there's still an intense, dark mahogany head about 2 fingers tall, with enormous bubbles, that crowns the top of the beer with a slightly aggressive pour at the finish. It does not last very long, however, and when all but a ring is left, the liquid itself is pitch black. Every swirl reveals enormous alcohol legs, and slightly stains the glass with a brownish color. The rim variation is intense on this, showcasing changes to a light ruby tinge at the top with each swirl. The final pours produced some intense sediment at the bottom, which was a bit surprising. A monstrous, intense, ridiculous looking imperial stout.

The aroma really is a beauty, nevertheless. Wonderful, warm notes of roasted coffee beans, as well as a dark chocolate flavor, all soaked in dark fruits resembling raisins, cherry pits, and molasses. No vanilla or almonds at first, but the more this warms up, the roasted, bittered coffee flavor takes a complete nosedive and is replaced by a caramelized sugar forward, nutty flavor that doesn't so much remind me of a biscotti, but rather some kind of intense brownie or fudge that's filled with toasted nuts and caramel. Smells very nice, although I have no clue why the beer radically changes over time in the aroma.

Luckily, my fears of this beer being far too sweet or syrupy for consumption were completely blown away upon the first sip. While it showcases a firm, well structured bitterness and roasted character from the coffee - as well as the chocolate flavor - at first, it soon dwells into an immensely sweeter yet never cloying dessert beer. Huge notes of milk chocolate, caramel, fudge, and sweet raisins come in, with the vanilla and almonds becoming more noticeable with each sip. This continuously loses its carbonation over time, and I'm not sure if this influences the process, but it definitely elevates it to a liqueur-like status towards the finish. I believe this is merely an excessively sensitive beer to room temperature - by the finish, there was a cocoa butter aftertaste that made this the equivalent of having a high quality made brownie. Gets a little syrupy at the finish, but this is thick enough and not too excessively sweet that it never becomes a problem. I really, absolutely enjoyed drinking this overall.

I'm fairly certain that this is my new favorite dessert beer, and even though it took a few days to finish, it was definitely a welcome rich offering to turn to after dinner, and pair with some dark chocolate to help cut some of the sweetness. Somehow, all of the factors come together without ever becoming too sweet. This makes this a very drinkable offering of its kind, and I'd definitely be happy to revisit this again when the time is right.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2014 08:38:05 | More by magictacosinus
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-02-14 in Columbia, PA. A nice Valentine's Day treat.

A - Opaque dark brown with a 1-finger light brown head that fades quickly leaving a bit of lace.

S - Tons of chocolate; both milk and dark. Reminds me of a fudge brownie. There's some medium-dark roasted grain and a hint of coffee and spice. Smells very nice although it is 90% chocolate and not very multi-dimensional.

T - A big chocolate bomb leaning more to the dark than milk chocolate; perfect for Valentine's Day! There is some char for balance as well as a hint of earthy spice. There's a nice amount of roasted and hop bitterness. The alcohol is apparent but lends a helping hand to the overall taste. Finish is dark chocolate

M - Medium-thick body and light carbonation. Nice feel.

O - Darn fine beer. Digging it a lot.

Serving type: bottle

02-14-2014 22:50:27 | More by Tucquan
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4.09/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

When I tried this, I wasn't expecting much, as I figured it would be too sweet. However this is a well balanced beer where the coffee plays the larger role.

A: dark brown-to-black, head collecting on the side of the glass, with some fairly quickly dissipating lacing
S: coffee and mayve a little chocolate covered cherry. Reminds me of Kahlua a bit, also.
T: again, coffe, sweetened; malty and toasty, with just a hint of the vanilla and chocolate
M: the sweetness/chocolate taste just lingers. No string pull.
O: pleasantly surprised that this was a bit more balanced than sweet, although it does have the dessert-like flavors

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2014 06:13:05 | More by cjgiant
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CrellMoset

Virginia

4.36/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Another brew I picked up while in Singapore (not that it isn't available elsewhere, but it certainly isn't available where I've been living). I guess EvilTwin is a relatively new addition to "the scene" that I've been out of for a few years, so when this one was recommended to me by the store clerk, I did one of those "heh, ok, yeah, I'll check that out" sort of things. But I did check it out (on BA first, of course), saw the rave reviews, and figured it was worth a try. Poured in to an inappropriate piece of glassware.

Appearance: Perhaps this beer's weakest aspect. A moderate pour yielded an opaque (save for at the edges, where bits of smoky garnet light creep through when held to direct light) chocolate-hued brew with an initial burst of frothy head about one finger high, burnt fawn in color. The head retention was fairly disappointing though, and it faded in to a thin collar of large bubbles within 30 seconds. The lacing is similarly minimal, with only faint traces and wisps of foam clinging in desperation to the sides of the glass, runny and oily. I admit that the glassware I have here might not be quite up to the task (I know, I know, never review a beer with bad glassware), but it shouldn't make this big of a difference. Probably a combination of some oily additive (I don't look up the additives until after I've reviews a beer), maybe chocolate, minimal hopping, and high alcohol content. It's not unappealing, but it lacks that certain "je ne sais quoi" the label asserts that its inspiration had.

Aroma: A marked improvement. Chocolate is at the front, strong and authentic. It reminds me a great deal of Choklat on the nose, as a matter of fact; sweet, with an oily and estery presence reminiscent of white chocolate or vanilla. The more I think about it, the white chocolate comparison is particularly apt on the nose, suggesting the presence again of lactose oils (or more likely cocoa or coffee oils). Probably coffee is a better description of the note, as it does have a few lighter, grassy notes that shine through. The warm nuttiness that one associates with good biscotti is also present, particularly as it warms and the heavier, aromatic nut oils begin to vaporize, though it's initially fairly well buried under the avalanche of warm vanilla sugar and roasted goodness. Actual nuts being used to brew this one would explain both the nose and the poor head retention.

Taste: Jackpot. The sweetness in the nose is still present and pleasant, but it's not nearly as potent as I was fearing. Fat roastiness is still the predominant flavor note, but it's balanced with a healthy amount of bitterness and roasted, non-saccharine malt character that makes for a really well-rounded and drinkable flavor profile. The nutty notes are even more prominent here, dancing over a sea of caramel cream, toffee, hints of bitter char, warm vanilla sugar, and warm, robust espresso. Nothing too flashy or over the top here, and balance is the word that really epitomizes this brew - intense, bold, but balanced.

Mouthfeel: A little more lift than I like out of a beer this sweet. On the scale of "flat, oily, milkshake-like" to "buoyant, bright, effervescent," I know a lot of folks like their sweeter, malt-heavy beers to showcase characteristics trending towards the latter, if only so the beer isn't fat and cloying.

Drinkability: As someone who's brewed nut beers before, I know it's hard to do (pulverize, slurry, separate, rinse, repeat six times). I know it messes with your head retention, and makes your mouthfeel slippery and eel-like. But--given how those additions make a beer taste--a brew that had those flavor/aroma components and had great retention and a perfect mouthfeel would be a contender for most badass brew of all time. Particularly impressive at 11.5% with no hint of alcohol in the mouth or nose until this one comes dangerously close to room temperature.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2014 15:17:16 | More by CrellMoset
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

4.59/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured into a tulip glass.

Look: Black as espresso beans, with a dark tan sponge-like head that recedes slowly to a wisp. Spots of lacing.

Aroma: Sweet cookie dough, biscotti, coffee, vanilla, alcohol.

Taste: Really sweet decadent coffee and cookies, with a lactose and sugar finish. But not cloying!

Mouthfeel: Silky, smooth, considering the ABV.

Overall: Absolutely delicious, goes down smooth and has amazing flavor and aroma.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2014 13:22:12 | More by JuicesFlowing
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.54/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Reuben's Brew snifter. Pours pitch black, totally opaque in the glass with a thin dark brown head with light lacing. Aroma of sweet toasted malt, quality coffee and sweet cookie dough notes. Flavor is dense sweet dark malt, coffee, vanilla and a bit of cookie dough, very well melded into a rich coffee chocolate flavor. A nice hop bitterness with mild char in the finish. Great creamy body. More like a liqueur enhanced chocolate coffee shake than a beer, slightly on the sweet side, but flavorful enough that it was not a detractor. Dangerously drinkable. The high ABV was totally covered and this invited repeated tastes requiring pacing. A classic.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2014 04:26:05 | More by LiquidAmber
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papat444

Quebec (Canada)

3.71/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber, best before 2015.

Thick and black as night into the glass. Head is only shades lighter than the body itself. 1-2 fingers max worth of foam. Aroma is mostly rich espresso coffee. Flavor is very strong coffee, velvety with mild bitterness. I honestly find that the flavor is not very expansive. Feel isn't right up there for an Imperial stout.

Honestly disappointed by this one. Expected more given the brewer but it falls short of what it could be.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 12:20:49 | More by papat444
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Bosoxfan20

Missouri

3.74/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A- Thick and viscous. Deep bark color with a dark caramel head that doesn't hang around too long before settling into a soft ring. Impressive looking to say the least.

S- Coffee leads the way. Roasted malts and nuts, sweet cookies, and a hint of chocolate.

T- Abundance of sweet notes that weren't apparent with the nose. Borders on cloying, but slides back just before going over the edge. The biscotti cookie really comes through and complements the coffee character well. Warms up nicely with mocha, whipped cream, and slight charred caramel flavors.

M- Full bodied no doubt. Creamy, smooth, and alcohol with a kick.

O- a terrific breakfast or desert beer. Would be fantastically paired with a biscotti cookie or cream donut. Not sure that I would have again on its own, but would be sought out on the right pairing occasion.

$15.99 for 22 oz bomber.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2014 04:26:15 | More by Bosoxfan20
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argock

Virginia

4.48/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22 oz brown bomber into a clear glass snifter. No obvious freshness date. Purchased from Wine Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Opaque black with a pretty substantial (at first) chocolate cookie batter colored 1/2-1 finger head which recedes quickly and leaves a few bubbles of lace.

S: Massive caramel blast which settles into black coffee and a bit of nutty, figgy dark maltiness. There is chocolate and it does exude a bit of a chemical, artificial tones to it. There are some doughy, malty aromas like cookies as well.

T: The flavor is out of this world with a subdued but up front sweetness followed by burnt caramel, bitter espresso, brownies, and some nutty maybe hazelnut coming through and lingering in the finish. There is barely any alcohol heat also mainly in the finish as it warms. The only bitterness is from the coffee flavors. It is a deeply satisfying beer, until you remember how much you paid for it ($15.99 in this case), yet still I am really glad I tried this -- it is a very artfully done beer.

M: Silky smooth and low in carbonation with a full body. Alcohol is well-hidden.

O: Evil Twin has a masterpiece on its hands. It is a delicious dessert beer with minimal alcohol presence, which is impressive at 11.5%, with a luscious mouthfeel and stellar palette of flavors and aromas.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2014 04:32:18 | More by argock
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boilermakerbrew

Missouri

4.94/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Pours very thick and black as black can be. One of the darkest pours I can remember, this beer isn't just black, light struggles to escape it like a black hole. Small, half a finger head forms and sticks around a good long while until turning into a thin coating on top of the beer. Head is not quite to chocolate brown, but very close. Lacing is very good.

S- Lots of strong, dark coffee here. Some hints of burnt malts make it through the coffee roasts. Maybe a hint of vanilla sweetness mixes in there. Frankly, it smells delicious.

T- Dark, roasty, burnt, and tons of coffee. At first, this reminds me a ton of Bourbon County Coffee without the barrel. Coffee starts it off with a strong bang. Some burnt malts come through along providing a little more dark bitterness to go with the coffee. None of the flavors are overly bitter. No sweet vanilla profile from the scent, just all coffee and dark malt.

M- Tick, smooth, low carbonation, and just plain smooth again. Alcohol is no where to be found in the taste or feel except a slight, and I mean very slight, warming sensation going down.

Overall, this is a phenomenal imperial coffee stout. It literally is BCBCS without the barrel, and I love it. Great coffee, great feel, and hides the alcohol well. This is a great stout for winter nights.

Serving type: bottle

01-10-2014 03:03:15 | More by boilermakerbrew
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Alaska

3.99/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed from notes:

Thanx to Fujindemon

Best before 2015;

Into a tulip

A: pitch black colored body with a tan slim half finger of a head that ends up concaving into the body after a good minute;

S: strong bourbon notes up front, light vanilla, dark chocolate, roasted coffee beans;

T: sweet through the bourbon notes, dark chocolate and then gets slightly balanced with the roasted coffee bean flavoring; coffee beans make a stronger presence in the aftertaste than the bourbon does; dry roasty finish;

M: medium to heavy, this one's more of a sipper; carbonation is actually fairly smooth and is pretty good for the style and for me;

O: I say this is a pretty good Double Stout that I would have again, not sure if I like this as much as everybody else, but I will say its solid

Serving type: bottle

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