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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing

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97
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2,958 Ratings
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Ratings: 2,958
Reviews: 377
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.7%
Wants: 383
Gots: 717 | FT: 98
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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3.84/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.31/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.53/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

There was a putrid aftertaste that ruined what would have been an exceptional beer.

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4.4/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.24/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -8.5%

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4.28/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.05/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bomber with no dating that I can find anywhere on the bottle. Poured into a small (8 oz) Teku glass.

Appearance (4.5) - A promising start, with an inky, oily black liquid with a nice amount of viscosity as it cascades into the glass. A moderate pour reveals a solid finger and a half of creamy raw umber colored head mostly microbubbles with just a few slightly larger bubbles breaking up the uniformity of the foam. Retention is excellent, remaining for several minutes before slowly slinking away to leave an uneven swath of film across the top of the liquid. Bits of sticky lace line the sides of the glass.

Smell (4.0) - Honestly, I'm a little disappointed at how subdued the coffee characteristic seems here. It's entirely possible that I've got an old bottle, but without a date to confirm one way or another, I have to score as if the bottle is reasonably fresh and should have a measure of coffee pungency. I do get a fair amount of roasted malt, but like the coffee component, it lacks any of that punch that suggests a nice amount of bitterness will be coming with the taste. It's polite, but the beer suffers for it. There are some hints of sweeter elements as well, cocoa, and maybe some almond nuttiness.

Taste (4.0) - Perhaps unsurprisingly, the taste is similarly lackluster to the aroma. All of the elements are here--coffee, roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, but lacking in any sense of bittering to contrast the sweeter notes. There is again a pleasant almond sweetness to salvage an otherwise rather boring beer, but it still just lacking in my opinion. I've had imperial coffee stouts that were so much more interesting.

Mouthfeel (4.25) - Full-bodied and moderate carbonation with a nice thick viscosity that gives it plenty of staying power and a lingering coating on the mouth after the liquid is gone.

Overall (4.0), this is a beer that I came into with pretty high expectations, but in spite of it being a very good beer, it just didn't meet those expectations. Perhaps that's not fair to the beer, but there are just so many other coffee-infused imperial stouts that I'd buy before this one--especially at the price point.

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Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
97 out of 100 based on 2,958 ratings.