Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by JohnnyMc:
4.74/5 rDev +8.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75
Evil Twin beers are always expensive....so let's see how good this is.
This one pours out an extremely dark, pitch black with about 2 fingers of a deep roasted, tan head.
The aroma is pretty intense. There is a ton of dark chocolate notes along with fresh roasted coffee. There are big roasted notes with some caramel and toffee sweetness and a hint of vanilla in there too.
The flavor is bittersweet dark chocolate upfront with a good amount of a sweet milk chocolate. There is a huge wave of fresh coffee in there too and you can almost taste the coffee beans. The roasted notes are all throughout the beer, but especially linger on the finish. To balance out all the bitterness there are some toffee and caramel notes too.
The body is pretty light for the style, only medium and the mouthfeel is creamy. The ABV isn't detected on the nose or aroma, but damn there is some heat going down.
This is fantastic stuff. It marriages bitter and sweet so that neither dominate and make this hard to drink and it goes down super smooth for such a high ABV. Worth trying for sure!
Serving type: bottle
05-17-2013 16:32:06 | More by JohnnyMc
More User Reviews:
4.69/5 rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
Poured a 22oz into a goblet.
A: pours a real nice pitch black velvet with a sharp thin carbonation dissipating quickly. Pretty color on the head but quickly goes to a flat appearance. Not an issue. How I like my stouts.
S: Real nice coffee like fair trade. Bitter chocolate. Real clean. No off putting bitterness.
T: Amazing. Reminds me a lot of brunch weasel. The coffee is so clean and integrates well with the subtle chocolate. A lot of stouts I want bourbon barrel aged to hide some things or enhance. Not this guy.
M: Damn near perfect from start to finish. Long finish leaving u with a refined chocolate lingering non-syrupy feel. No alcohol burn.
Overall: Pretty shocked. Not expecting much thinking this was gonna be another marked up international offering that would rival a stone ris. Not the case here. Going back for more prob not to age though. One of those rare stouts I can't see barrel aging benefiting.
Serving type: bottle
07-26-2014 17:37:58 | More by putonyourwalkingshoes
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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