Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break - Evil Twin Brewing
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Reviews by Reaper16:
4.05/5 rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
served on-tap at Local Option, Chicago, IL, into a tulip glass
Pours an absolutely ink-black color. No light at all. Just darkness. The massive, two-finger head was also very dark, like river silt. Just a lot of darkness, which means in this instance that it has a lot of beauty. Fantastic.
You know that this is a dessert stout from the first tendril of aroma that hits your nostrils. Imperial Biscotti Break sends forth waves of vanilla bean. There's dark chocolate. There's some coffee. But mostly the aroma is of vanilla-tinged (well, drowned) malt.
The flavor delivers on the nose's sweet promise. This is like if Founders Breakfast Stout were not coffee-forward but vanilla-forward. Yet, it isn't a super-candy-sweetness-bomb like Southern Tier Creme Brulee, et al. It's close to those beers, bu there's enough of a roasted malt & dark fruits background to let you know that you're drinking a stout and not a candy bar. The finish actually does invoke biscotti, or something like it...I was reminded of a sesame-oat biscuit or something.
The mouthfeel is pretty full, but seems lacking even still. I dunno why. It's not full-bodied, more on the full side of medium-bodied. Overall, this is am impressive stout. I'm not usually much for sweet dessert stouts like this but there's enough beer here for me to take notice. Recommended.
Serving type: on-tap
06-24-2012 05:24:11 | More by Reaper16
More User Reviews:
4.19/5 rDev -4.8%
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
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
4.73/5 rDev +7.5%
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
Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break from Evil Twin Brewing
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